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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Making Memories

 Hi there! I am back with another Blue Fern layout!
 
 For this layout I used the Eclectic Charm Collection. This is a photo of my grandson with his Great grandfather. Jax's grandpa has Alzheimers Disease and yet without fail he recognizes his great grandson each and every visit. I love this picture!
I framed this photo with an older piece of Blue Fern chipboard. It was a clock but I cut the outer rim off. I used layers of different papers to back my photo.
My background entails the use of two different stencils and some Prima paste and Viva Decor Modelling paste.
I used Wheat embossing powder to color my title.
I used some Prima blooms to finish embellishing my page.

Thanks for visiting! All the best! :)




Monday, 6 January 2020

Christmas Cheer

 One more Christmas layout before I pack away the Christmas supplies! 
I collect Christmas ornaments. Sometimes I get a new ornament from my grandchildren other years I buy one or am gifted one with the date. My goal is to one day have a tree where no two ornaments are the same. I am definitely not someone who likes a uniform tree!
I used Blue Fern's Christmas Cheer collection for this layout. I did the usual background work on this with some stenciling in red. I traced some of the ornaments that came in the Christmas Baubles Chipboard set and cut them out. I used the Christmas Collage and Joyous Borders stamps and stamped each ornament with embossing ink then heat embossed them with either Ginger or Sage embossing powder.
I painted the chipboard ornaments with Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair. I picked three of my favourite ornaments from my tree and cut them into circles, backing them with paper ornaments made from the collection. 
Prima blooms, my go to flowers were perfect for this layout.
For my title I used the phrase that came in the Christmas Baubles set and embossed it with Ginger.
I used some Seedlings in Flaming red to add more texture to my page. A pretty basic layout. Thanks for dropping by!  All the best! :)

 I used the following Blue Fern supplies:

Papers
Happy
Cheerful
Merry

Chipboard
Christmas Baubles

Seedlings
Flaming

Embossing Powder
Ginger
Sage




Monday, 16 December 2019

Christmas Morning with Blue Fern Studios

 Hello and welcome to my blog. I have a wintery layout for you today called Christmas Morning using the Christmas Cheer Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 This photo was taken in 1967! And yes that is me on the left in red. This was taken Christmas Morning before Christmas Mass. I remember how proud I was of my red coat that my mother had painstakingly made for me. (She made my sister's as well). For my background I used the Delighted paper.
 I did some background work with stencils and glitter paste. (It sparkles so much in person) 
I used a variety of chipboard pieces on this layout starting with this tag from the Good Tidings Tags set. I heat embossed it with Ginger embossing powder and added some Flaming Seedlings for contrast.
I used this adorable holly from the Holly Days Flourish set and embossed it with Ginger, Garnet and Sage. I cut the chipboard into two pieces so I could stretch it more.
Some at the top of the page as well.
I used the numbers and tree from the tag as additional embellishments within my flower cluster. I also used some Berry Stems (love these!) and Lush Leaves.
 I used a variety of blooms from Prima, Petaloo and 49 & Market. Once the page was done I went over everything with a light dusting of gesso to give it a more snowy look.
I also used some lace from Blue Fern Studios.
Two little Christmas bells were the finishing touch.

I love this time of year. It is for sure the most hectic for me as I do a ton of baking for my family and some elderly people in my community. Plus the shopping, decorating and general having fun! It is also when I celebrate my Birthday. My mother was born Christmas Eve, I was born on the 18th. 

I wish you all the very best this holiday season and may you have a very Merry Christmas! 


Products Used:


Papers
Delighted
Merry
Joyful
Cheery Cards

Chipboard
Good Tidings Tags
Holly Days Flourish
Lush Leaves
Berry Stems

Embossing Powder
Sage
Garnet
Ginger

Seedlings
Flaming

Lace
Unknown

All the best! :)




Monday, 25 November 2019

Sparkle all the way

I have a Christmas layout for you today using the new Christmas Cheer collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 This collection is full of traditional Christmas colors which I love as well as blues.
 I used a stencil from Fabrika Decoru and added some trees. I used liquids pearls and stickles to decorate them. I also added some snowflakes.
 I used Jolly, Merry and Ecstatic papers to frame my photo.
 I used the chipboard Sparkle Snowflakes for my title. I heat embossed my title with Ginger embossing powder.
  I used some Blue Fern lace and sprayed it with Queen of Hearts mist and used it to divide my page. I also painted the chipboard snowflakes with gesso then sprinkled red glitter over them for some added sparkle. 
I used beautiful Prima Flowers to embellish this page.
Last close-up.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and I will see you soon!

All the  best! :)

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

LOVE

Hello! Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a layout done with the gorgeous new Eclectic Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 I've been waiting a long time to scrap this photo of my daughter Jessie with her beloved dog Rufus. Sadly Rufus is no longer with us and I decided to make an album of all the great photos of Jess and Rufus together for her 30th birthday. These papers are filled with rich blues,purples and green which was perfect for this pic 
 For my background I did several things. First I covered my page in transparent gesso to prepare it for all the mediums I wanted to use. I then stamped around my photo area with the Fancy Clock stamp with embossing ink and then heat embossed it with Lilac embossing powder. I then added a damask design with a stencil and covered it again with transparent gesso to make sure my colors came out right. I used dark blue and different purples to get my desired effect. 
I fussy cut some elements from the papers as extra embellishments.
I used some Lavender Seedlings for extra texture. I also used the Flourish and Flowers chipboard pack to embellish my page. I covered all the chipboard with white gesso and then colored them with a variety of embossing powders.
I used the LOVE chipboard that came in the pack as my title and embossed it with Ginger to match my page.
For my flower cluster I used some misc purple flowers from Blue Fern and some berries from the Spring Peony and Berries pack. There are also flowers from Prima, 49 & Market and Petaloo. 
A couple of additional pics.

I really enjoyed playing with these papers and can see myself using this line a lot in the future!


Products Used

Paper
Mercantile
Picturesque
Calling Cards

Chipboard
Flourish and Flowers

Embossing Powder
Ginger
Plum
Sage
Avocado
Ivory
Lilac

Seedling
Lavender

Flowers
Spring Peony and Berries
Misc purple

Stamps
Fancy Clocks
Scripted Melody

Have a great day! All the best! :)






Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Fly with Blue Fern Stduios

I am back to you today with another layout featuring the new Bird Waltz collection from Blue Fern Studios.
My beautiful GD Lilly a few years ago. These papers are thick and great to add mediums to. For my base I used Overture. 
I did some stencil work on my page using Prima's Icing Paste in Gold. This is the first opportunity I've had to try out this paste and I have to admit that I love it and plan on buying the rest of the colors!
I used the Dragonfly Melody chipboard to frame my photo. I cut the chipboard as I often do and used Ginger, Fern and Wheat embossing powders to color it.
This collection has some beautiful graphics and I did some fussy cutting and popped up these elements with some 3D dots. 
I used some miscellaneous flowers from Blue Fern (older collection) and added some turquoise seedlings to the petals.
For my title I used a piece from the matching Ephemera pack. 

And that's a wrap for today.
All the best! :)

Products Used

Paper
Overture
Dragonfly Opus
Bird Calls

Chipboard
Dragonfly Melody

Embossing Powder
Ginger
Fern
Wheat

Flowers
Misc

Seedlings
Turquoise 







Sunday, 6 October 2019

Swan Song

Hello again. Welcome to my blog.I have  been away for a bit trying to work on some complications from my operation. I am hoping that things will settle down now.  Pray they do! Today I would like to share a layout done using the new Bird Waltz paper line
 This photo was taken outside my daughter's home. This pair of swans inhabit this lake and can be seen every morning like clock work. The colors in the photo were a perfect match for these gorgeous papers. 
 I did some backgrounds work with a stencil and molding paste. Added some Art Stones and mist. The flowers are from Blue Fern and 49 & Market.
 I did a bit of fussy cutting and popped up the cut elements with foam dots.
One more picture.



PRODUCTS USED

Paper
Dragonfly Opus
Birds Calls
Butterfly in F Minor

Flower
Blue Fern misc