Saturday, November 12, 2016

Christmas Vintage 2 Canvas ~ Blue Fern Studios

Hello, hello! 
Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my November inspiration for Blue Fern Studios. 

Last weekend my Design Team package arrived with all the gorgeous Vintage Christmas goodies .. paper, chipboard, flowers and more! Vintage Christmas 2 is such a beautiful complement to Vintage Christmas 1. I wasn't really quite ready to scrap Christmas yet but these papers made the prospect irresistible. I just had to dig in!

I decided to create a canvas this time around. I love creating a unique background with my wet mediums, paper and embellishments! So, I gessoed, stenciled, stamped, misted, splattered and even used my gelatoes to build up the background. Then I set about fussy cutting some images from the Vintage Christmas 2 papers … Tree Trim and Let it Snow. I tore some strips of those same papers to layer under my photo. 

Aren't those floral images just gorgeous?!! Michelle Singh designed this collection and did such a beautiful job! After using a medium to adhered the paper to the canvas, I did some random stamping with the Scratched stamp. Love all the texture stamps so much! (Photo is the hubby and I, done for the our church directory. Kind of a quick one but not too bad.) 

Next, I got busy on choosing a chipboard and altering it. In the end, I only used just the Berry Frame which was altered with Ruby and Magenta Embossing Powder. Then dabbed with white gesso, as was everything else for continuing the shabby feel. Note the Christmas Blooms that coordinate with these papers! Couldn't be a better match! 

For my title, I've used a Holiday card that says "All I want for Christmas is you." I don't take for granted that I still have him this year after his battle with cancer last Fall and Winter. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Paper: Vintage Christmas 2 Tree Trim, Let it Snow, Holiday Cards
Chipboard: Berry Frame
Embossing Powder: Ruby, Magenta
Flowers: Christmas Blooms
Mist: Winter Mint, Persimmon
Stamps: Scratched

I'll be back next week to share my second November project for Blue Fern!
Thanks for coming by! I surely appreciate every visit!



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, love the colors and papers and special photo too.

  2. This is just gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers! And LOVING that photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. So Beautiful my friend!! love all textures and this collection is so pretty. I adore the photo and what you said it's very touching(title). Sending a big hug!!xoxo

  4. Hey lady, thanks for the blog love!! This is stunning!

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous Sandi. Love the color and texture.