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

Busy Bees

Garden Lattice Bits (large)

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Blood Orange

Unknown Blue Fern Lace
Unknown Blue Fern Flowers


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

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Nature's Playground Blue Fern DT

Hello! I am back with another design team project for Blue Fern Studios. I've been wanting to scrap my many photos of our holidays on the East Coast and the Wanderer Collection was perfect for this.
This is Cape Breton Nova Scotia. A stunning place on the East Coast of Canada. This was the view from my campsite. The Lakeside paper was the perfect backdrop for this photo.
I used a variety of papers and the Natural chipboard frame to surround my photo.  I cut the frame into four pieces to enlarge it and embossed it with a variety of colors. The Seven Seas embossing powder I used for the sides of the frame was a perfect match for the blue hue in the paper.
For some added texture I used a stencil from Fabrika Decoru and some Shabby Blue 3D Gel and then went over it a second time with molding paste and a light green mist. I then did some stamping with some distress oxide inks. First I stamped the page with one color then watered it down and blotted it to take some excess off then repeated with a second color. I went over it a third time with Black Archival ink. I really liked the effect and will play with this technique again.
For my title I cut the Nature's Playground chipboard apart so that I could spread it out and make it more manageable.I embossed it with brown to bring some earthy color to the page. I also embossed some pieces of drywall tape and put them randomly about the page.
I also added a few Art Stones for even more texture.
I used a piece of printed chipboard and again cut it in half to extend it's usage. I used some Lace #4 from Blue Fern to enhance my flower clusters. 
I used a variety of blooms from Blue Fern Studios to embellish my page.
I also used a stencil and went over it with Matte Gel then went over the area again with some Tickled Seedlings in effect to add little seedling blooms across the page.
To finish the page off I added some Meadow Seedlings in a few places. I may have over embellished the page somewhat I just seem to get "taken away" when I look at my photos of the East Coast as  it is the first time I can honestly say that I felt completely peaceful in life. If I didn't have my entire family here  I think I would consider relocating to Nova Scotia permanently.
I hope you liked the layout you will be most definitely seeing more of the East Coast in my blog in the months to come.

Products Used

Pacific Coast
Ocean Voage
Road Trip

#4 Lace

Natural Frame
Nature's Playground

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Seven Seas
It's A Girl 

Wanderer Lilies
Courtship Blooms
Garden Blooms

Have a great day!
All the best! :)

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Cards with the Homespun Collection

Greetings! Today I have something a little different for you. Well different for me lol. I've made two cards from the beautiful HOMESPUN Collection from Blue Fern Studios.

 In truth I am not a card maker. It was never my passion in paper crafting but I have to admit that I really enjoyed making these two! It might be because I had such a variety of elements to play with. So lets take a look at the first one.
If you know me then you know that I love layers! The more the better. With this card I used a variety of elements to give it depth. I used a pretty polka dot paper for my base and began to build from there. I used a piece of burlap, some additional papers from the collection (I fussy cut a large floral element for the left side), I tore some paper from an old Thesaurus I had and bits of different lace from Blue Fern.  
 I stamped a fern onto a scrap piece of paper to use as a center focal point and embellished around it. I used Fern Leaves and heat embossed them with Ginger embossing powder, both from Blue Fern. The gorgeous little buds are also from Blue Fern but one of their older lines sadly you can't get them anymore. 

The lace is also from Blue Fern.
My second card is completely different.
Again layering up with fussy cut papers and this time I used a piece of printed chipboard to frame the house I cut from one of the papers. 
I used some Lush Leaves embossed with Ginger embossing powder for this card. These adorable little red blooms are also from an older line. 
I was thinking of a welcome home card when I made this so I cut out the house element from one of the papers and framed it with a printed chipboard frame.
I cut the title for the card from one of the tabs of paper along the bottom of the page.

Products Used

Tea Time

Printed Chipboard


Fern Leaves
Lush Leaves


Embossing Powder

Unknown Blue Fern

I enjoyed this process of making cards and plan on making many more. Thanks for visiting and I'll see you soon!
All the best! :)