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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











Friday, 26 April 2019

Spring Parade

 Good Morning. I am back with another Blue Fern post. I have to keep this one short as I've blown my shoulder out (of course dominant hand) so I am one finger typing. I have another spring layout for you (can you tell I've had enough of winter?)
This is Spring Parade made after the collection I made it with!
I did my usual little enhancement of the background with gesso and a iced purple Gelato. I heat embossed a pattern on my page using a Blue Fern stamp for added texture. A little stamping and it was done.
I used this chippie from Blue Fern called Willow Flower. I heat embossed it with Sage and a purple color from my stash.
I fussy cut all the flowers surrounding my photo from the paper Joyful. I also cut out a circle in my background paper June and backed it with a cutout from the sheet Sunrise. All the blooms on this layout are from Blue Fern.
A close-up of the bottom cluster. Love the purple and pink bloom from Happy Blooms. 
And the final close-up is my title. I love how you can use the bottom tabs of these papers on your layout. My title is from one side of the page and the matting behind my photo is from another side. No waste here! 
I hope you enjoyed this touch of spring although I know some of you are heading into fall across the world. But it's definitely an Easter page. Love those little baby chicks!

Well I have to stop here so thank-you for visiting and I hope to see you soon!
All the best! :)

Products Used

Papers
Joyful
June 
Sunrise
Marketplace

Embossing Powder
Sage

Flowers
Happy Blooms
Unknown Blue Fern fabric roses

Chipboard
Willow Flower

Stamps
Tattered Newsprint
Essential Textures

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Spring with Spring Parade

Good morning! Such a beautiful day outside for a change (no snow!!) and it puts me into the mood to share this latest layout I've done for Blue Fern Studios called Spring.
 I've used the Spring Parade Collection for this layout as the papers are chocked full of Easter colors and Easter is only around the corner.

 My back ground was first given a coat of clear Gesso. I then went over it with the Mini Tile Mania Mask from TCWS and some molding paste. I then sprinkled embossing powder in it's a Girl from Blue Fern all over the molding paste and heat embossed it. I love the way it came out!I then did very little stamping with the Tattered Newsprint Stamp and added a few small pink pearls.
I layered my papers behind my photo, some in long strips others in shorter strips. On the shorter strips I added some chipboard pieces Grid Pieces and embossed them with white enamel. I also used a large piece of chipboard called Chesterville Shelf and cut it into sections to make it spread out amongst my page.
I embossed this part of the shelf with It's A Girl Pink and Sage.I like layering chipboard on top of each other.
Another piece of the shelf is used here as a backdrop for this flower cluster made up of a variety of Blue Fern Blooms. I also used embossed masking tape on my page for added texture.
My final piece of the Chesterville Shelf was used as a border for my photo. I painted the top part with the small flowers a pale yellow and then used Ginger and Sage to finish it off.
Close-up of my second floral cluster using Blue Fern Blooms. You can also see more of the background work here.
 More Seedlings
Last close-up of the Pink Topaz Seedlings and some pink pearls. I so enjoyed working with these pastel colors it actually felt like spring just my become a reality soon! Let's keep our fingers crossed!

All the best! :)

PRODUCTS USED

Papers
Joyful
June
Remembrance
May Vignettes
Spring Petites

Embossing Powder
Ginger
Sage
It's A Girl

Seedlings
Meadow
Pink Topaz

Stamps
Tattered Newspaper

Flowers
Remnants Florals
Remnants Blooms
Garden Blooms
Garden Florals
miscellaneous Blue Fern flower

Chipboard
Grid Pieces
Chesterville Shelf















Saturday, 6 April 2019

i believe in faitytales with Amber & Apricot

Welcome! I am so glad to see you here. I have another Blue Fern design team project for you.
 This month I used the refreshing Amber & Apricot line filled with oranges,browns and yellow! I decided to play with the orange components for this project. I used a white piece of cardstock as my background and stamped around it with a stamp from the Flutter Music stamp set. I then covered the page in clear gesso.
My background consists of some masking and misting using Lindy's Cosmopolitan Pink mist. I then did some stamping with some Blue Fern stamps. I fussy cut the large blooms from the A side of Flora and added them to either side of a strip I tore from Joyful.
 I used Floral Lattic bits chipboard along the sides of my photo and heat embossed them with Bloodorange embossing powder. I also used Chelsea Vines in my flower clusters.
I used Apricot Blooms, Spring Blooms and one other unkown Blue Fern flower in my clusters as well as a few blooms from my stash.
A close-up of the top cluster.
The bottom cluster with the Blue Fern chippies, gorgeous blooms and a flair from my stash.
I added some beads inside of the Floral lattice bits.
My title.

Products Used
Paper
Joyful
Flora

Chipboards
Lattice Bits
Chelsea Vines

Embossing Powder
Bloodorange

Stamps
Flutter Music
Garden Frolic

Flowers
Apricot Blooms
Spring Blooms
Unknown Blue Fern flower

Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you soon!
All the best! :)







Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Kleenex Box using Amber & Apricot

I am back to you with something unusual this week. I have made a kleenex cover box with the Amber & Apricot collection from Blue Fern Studios.
This is definitely outside of my comfort zone! I am learning to think outside the box (joke) more each day. First I sanded the box to help my papers stick better. Then I used the Busy Bee paper to cut out the long sides of the box and Birdsong for the ends.
I used some printed chipboard for an embellishment and some tiny roses from my stash for the sides.
I used a stencil and some molding paste to add texture to the paper. I then painted the pattern with some orange mist. I finished by heat embossing blood orange to my flowers.
I also embossed some Floral Lattice Bits and added them to both sides as well.
This is the side that slides out to slide the kleenex box in.
On the top I used some Blue Fern lace and colored it brown to run along the outer edge. I then added some Blue Fern blooms to each side for a splash of color. Sadly I dosn't know the name of these blooms as they are so pretty.

Products Used

Papers
Birdsong
Busy Bees

Chipboard
Garden Lattice Bits (large)

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Blood Orange

Unknown Blue Fern Lace
Unknown Blue Fern Flowers

Seedlings
Meadow

That's it for today. I hope you like this unique project. I'll see you soon!
All the best! :)