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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! :)

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

Papers
Lakeside
Pacific Coast
Ocean Voage
Road Trip

Lace
#4 Lace

Chipboard
Natural Frame
Nature's Playground

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Seven Seas
Honey
It's A Girl 

Flowers
Wanderer Lilies
Courtship Blooms
Garden Blooms

Have a great day!
All the best! :)