April 13, 2018

Amber & Apricot Blue Fern Studios Layout

"The Good Life"

My next creation for Blue Fern Studios for April features the Amber & Apricot collection.  My background paper is Sunny Disposition, and I love that I was able to  play with a lot of colors on this layout.

Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot Mixed Media Layout

The Blue Fern Studios Seedlings with matte gel helped to accomplish the colorful and fun background.  I used Gold Nugget, Harvest, Pink Topaz, and Vivid Pink Seedlings.  The photo is mounted on the Amber & Apricot Birdsong paper pieces and some of the collection's Printed Chipboard.

I used flowers from two different sets: Dark Tropic Lilies and Wanderlust Lilies.  The white lace that is dangling to the left of the titled is Lace #10 from Blue Fern Studios - I love how it can twist and add dimension!  Here are a couple of closeups:

Here's my list of products:

Amber & Apricot - Sunny Disposition
Amber & Apricot - Birdsong

Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard

Dark Tropic Lilies
Wanderlust Lilies

Gold Nugget
Pink Topaz
Vivid Pink

Lace #10

April 11, 2018

"Special" Layout for Blue Fern Studios


My first layout for the Blue Fern Studios design team for April is titled "Special".  For this layout, I chose to use papers from the Heartland Collection.  The background paper is Love Blooms and I used the Love Notes paper to build the matting under the picture.

I applied clear gesso to the background paper then did some stenciling with modeling paste.  To add more white with the modeling paste, I used diluted gesso on a plastic bag and "smooshed" it up and down my page.  My next step for the background work was to use a different stencil with modeling paste in areas around the page.  While it was still wet, I applied Dark Chocolate embossing powder over the modeling paste then dried it with a heat gun.  I love embossing with texture paste - for the next step, I added blue mist with a paint brush to the areas around the embossed stenciling.

At this point, I put my picture and embellishments in place then splattered diluted gesso up and down my page to create a soft and relaxing feel to it.

The Blue Fern Flourish chipboard was first embossed with Dark Chocolate embossing powder, then I added some Solar Flare glitter randomly in spots with matte gel medium.  Both lilies are from the Wanderlust Lillies set.  The lily to the left of the picture has Blue Ice Glitter applied with matte gel.

The lily to the right has Black Ice glitter applied to the tips with matte gel also.   

Here's my list of Blue Fern Studios products for this layout:

Heartland - Love Blooms
Heartland - Love Notes


Solar Flare
Blue Ice
Black Ice

Wanderlust Lillies
Fresh Florals

Embossing Powder
Dark Chocolate

Special Title
Blue Fern Flourish

Thanks for visiting!

April 08, 2018

"Rich at Heart" - Challenges Layout!

Hi everyone!  I created my new layout titled "Rich at Heart" for two different challenges this month.  For a list of products used, please see the end of this blog post.

I used the color scheme for the Words and Paintery Challenge:

For the Mixed Media & Art Challenge, I decided to incorporate the sketch for my layout by mirroring it.  I love the sketch this month and will use it on future layouts!  

Instead of embellishing or using color where the purple and green are, I added cheesecloth and feathers for a subtle touch for the layout.

Now for some different angles:

Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful week!

Here is the list of products I used:

Blue Fern Studios - Amber & Apricot "Flora"

Little Birdie

Blue Fern Studios - Paprika
Blue Fern Studios - Gold Nugget

Blue Fern Studios - Blue Ice

Blue Fern Studios - Regal Ornaments

Embossing Powder
Blue Fern Studios - Black & Gold

Blue Fern Studios - Crackle Texture

Blue Fern Studios - Wanderlust Lillies
Blue Fern Studios - Wanderlust Vine
Wild Orchid Crafts - Apple Blossoms
Wild Orchid Crafts - Wild Roses
Little Birdie Flowers

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Fuzzy Navel Peach
Lindy's Stamp Gang - A Bit O' Bubbly
Prima Color Bloom Spray - Glistening Waves