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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 



Thursday, 25 July 2019

dear Santa

Hello and welcome to something different, Summer in July here at Blue Fern! For my part I did a Christmas layout.
For Dear Santa I used the beautiful Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas 2. paper lines. I love theses papers as they have so many pretty graphics to fussy cut and they use traditional Christmas colors. 
I used a mask on my background from Fabrika Decoru to imitate falling snow. Sadly you can't really see it in this photo. I used number 2 lace and sprayed it with gold paint. I also used the Christmas Collage Stamp to stamp little golds bursts across the page. I heat embossed the bursts with Glistening Sand. A bloom from Prima and two small white roses from the Heartland Collection added a nice touch.
I fussy cut some elements from the papers and popped them up for added dimension.

I used the ornate wreath chipboard to frame my photo and heat embossed it with Glistening Sand and Garnet. I wanted to stay with the colors on my page. I also heat embossed some drywall tape for added dimension on my page.
Another fussy cut character.
My last close-up for today.
Hope you enjoyed!
All the best!




Products Used
Papers 
Vintage Christmas 2  
 Let it snow
Jolly

Vintage Christmas    
Magical
Deck the Halls 

Chipboard
Ornate Wreath

Embossing Powder
Glistening Sands
Garnet
Avocado

Lace #2

Seedlings
Flaming




Saturday, 6 July 2019

Fabulous


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I am back today with a layout done using new the Radiance Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 This photo is of my exceptionally talented granddaughter Emily striking a pose in her dance costume.
For the background I did my usual prep. Then added some color with a  Tim Hotlz Distress Ink pad.I then stenciled some designs around the photo. I used the chipboard word Fabulous for my title. I heat embossed it with bubblegum embossing powder.
I used a piece of the new chipboard from the Radiance collection I believe it's called medallion. I cut it up (I usually cut up my chipboard to make it last longer or to have more options for my page). I heat embossed it with the new sparkly yellow embossing powder also from the Radiance line. I used some Art stones for extra texture.
I used several Dark Tropic Lilies and Radiance Blooms for this cluster. I also used seedlings in Tickled and Glass to put on my flowers and around my title.
This collection comes with adorable metal charms. I used the Radiant flower charms.
I also used several pieces of ephemera to add more layers to my layout.
And last close up for today!


Products used:

Papers
Radiance
Effervescence
Bonjour

Embossing Powder
Bubblegum
Radiance yellow

Stamps
Scripted Medley

Chipboard
Fabulous word piece
Medallion

Ephemera
Radiance

Seedlings
Tickled
Glass






Sunday, 16 June 2019

Smile- Blue Fern Studios (I am home again)

As many of you know I had to undergo a pretty major surgery. The name of it is C2-T2 Laminectomy, decompression of spine, fusion. In English speak it means they screwed my head onto my shoulder lol. Actually more fused my head to my back using steel rods. It was an experience" that I hope never have to go thru again. I want to thank the wonderful staff at Toronto Western for their care and for all the staff at St.John's Rehab for their unwavering support. 

I am back on my feet! I am not going to lie the road back has been a very painful and arduous one but with the un-relentless support of my family I am making my way back to me. I will be a little slow on the scrapping and I hope you can bear with me as I fight to regain the physical strength and control I once possessed.
With that being said let me show you my first layout since coming home using the BRAND NEW line from Blue Fern Studios called RADIANCE!
This layout is called smile. This collection is full of brilliant pinks, yellows and blues. I used Luminosity and  Effervescence as my main page. I cut the Luminosity paper and rolled it into pleats. Then I used Effervescence to fill in the space.
I applied a coat of clear gesso on my background to prepare it for any mediums I might use. Then used a Prima stencil to add the bubbles. I wanted to carry the bubble theme from the photo into the layout. I colored the bubbles lightly with Shimmery Goodness mixed with a Iced Pear Gelato. You can also see here a chipboard butterfly from the PetiteFrame and Butterfly set and embossed it with the Bubblegum pink embossing powder.
I took a small frame from the chipboard collection and cut it in half to make it work more. I heat embossed it with the new Radiance Gold embossing powder. I then used some Lillies from the Radiant Blooms collection and a bright pink bloom from the Dark Tropic Lilly Collection and added them on each side with another small bloom from the set to finish it off. I used the new Scripted Medley Stamp for my background. I love this stamp!!
Another close-up of the blooms and another tiny butterfly embossed in Radiance Pink embossing powder.
Last photo is of my title. I used an Ephemera circle with the sentiment smile on it! Worked perfectly for me!
Believe it or not this took me quite awhile as I am struggling with the simple things like sitting using my arms, reaching ,name it but  I shall not give up. I will do my best to continue to be here for you every month!
All the very Best! )


Products Used

Paper
Effervescence
Luminosity
Bonjour

Stamps
Scripted Medley

Embossing Powder
New Pink
New Gold
Bubblegum Pink

Flowers
Radiant Blooms
Dark Tropic Lilly



Sunday, 26 May 2019

Treasure

Hey there! I am here today to share another Blue Fern layout with you.
Treasure is a layout I did using the Attic Charm Collection.
This collection has beautiful pastel papers in it perfect for a wide variety of projects.
 As you can see I did my familiar background using a stencil (used a damask as it matched the paper), molding paste, mist and some Seedlings in Lavendar.
I used flowers from the Courtship Rose and Fresh Floral Collections with a few add-ons from my stash.
I used the Glam Frame chipboard and cut it into four sections. I heat embossed it with Stormy Skies and Pearl embossing powders.
More blooms with an added Prima heart. I painted the heart with the gorgeous Art Alchemy Sparks paint in Iris Potion. I also used some cheesecloth and some Art Stones for added texture.
I cut the chipboard phrase Treasure the Moment and saved the Moment piece for another project.The word Treasure pretty much sums up the essence of the photo.
That's it for me today. Stay tuned  as there will be some exciting news coming soon!

All the best! :)

Products Used

Papers
Haberdashery
Sachet
Generation

Embossing Powder
Stormy Skies
Pearl

Chipboard
Glam Frame
In the Moment

Seedlings
Lavendar

Flowers
Courtship Roses
Fresh Florals