Friday, October 28, 2016

Complices (Blue Fern Studios)


Here is my last layout for Blue Fern Studios this month.


For my last layout, I started with the Nature's Novel paper. I love the earth tones of this one. 

I used my new favorite stamp: the Crackle Texture stamp, here and there, on the background. A few shades of ink (aqua, brown and yellow) here and there, and background was done. 

I had this idea of a torn band of paper going diagonally on my layout. I used the Photographic Record paper to do so. I tucked some pieces of the Turkish Bits chipboards set behind the paper, to add interest. I embossed the chipboards with Mushroom Imagine Ink embossing powder and while it was still hot, I sprinkled some Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder over it. I believe this powder will quickly become my favorite!

For my main embellishment cluster, I chose the Seaside Flourish chipboard, which I cut apart to keep just the flourish and the flowers. You can see, in the picture above, How I cut the anchor and the two stars and keeps everything else.

I used brown Ink to color this chipboard and then, I dry brushed some white gesso to make it stand out a bit more. 

In this cluster, I used a lot of Blue Fern Studios flowers: little Courtship Blooms, some Spring Lilies and, of course, the beautiful Mémoires Blooms. 

I used those flowers again in the two other clusters I made.

I mated my picture with the Calling Cards paper. My title piece comes from the Amis, Ensemble, Complices set. I treated it with the same steps as I did with the other chipboards on this layout. 

I hope my layouts inspires you to dig in this BEAUTIFUL new collection.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Life is Full of Surprises (Blue Fern Studios)


My second layout for Blue Fern Studios this month is called Life is Full of Surprises.

Life is Full of Surprises

When I saw this beautiful paper, called Chronicles, in the collection, I immediately thought of this picture of my daughter. I primed it with clear gesso and, as usual, used some modeling paste through a stencil to add texture.

I also added two mists colors to the background: one in a red-burgundy shade that matches the background and another in a golden yellow tone. I used both the Grungy Grid and the Forever stamps to add interest to my background. 

To mat my picture, I used a piece of the Grand Sequel paper and a card from the Calling Cards paper. I placed that over the largest Frilly Hearts chipboard which I embossed with Oatmeal Imagine Ink embossing powder. I just love how it mat my picture with such feminine details.

To embellish, I used some Attic Charm Daisies (you can see it better in the next picture), some Seaside Lilies and some Harvest Lilies. Did I mentioned how I love Blue Fern Studios flowers?

In my flower cluster, I used two keys from the Vintage Keys set. I used again the Oatmeal Imagine Ink embossing powder. 

My title piece, the Life is Full of Surprises chipboard, is embossed with Ginger Imagine Ink embossing powder.

Have a nice day,

Monday, October 24, 2016

The End of a Perfect Day (Blue Fern Studios)


I'm sharing today my first layout created with the brand new Mémoires collection from Blue Fern Studios. The papers are just gorgeous!

The end of a Perfect Day

For this layout, I used the Tale of Treasures paper as my background. After I primed it with clear gesso, I used a stencil with modeling paste. I added a bit of blue mist with a brush. 

To add more interest to the background, I used the Grungy Grid stamp with black ink. I also added another stamp with text. 

Behind my photo cluster, I used the Circle Groupe chipboards, which I embossed with Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder. It matches the background beautifully. 

Under my picture, I used the Calling Cards paper to mat. 

I used the Photographic Record paper to die cut a doily to add to both my clusters. I also added some flowers and wire thread to embellish.

My title piece, The End of a Perfect Day, is also embossed with Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Stillness (Shimmerz Paints)


I'm stopping by today to share another layout I created for Shimmerz Paints. Here it is.

I started out with this 7 Dots Studio paper that I covered with clear gesso. 

I used sandy texture paste through a stencil, and then, I applied my color. I used two colors: Truffle Spritz, My Bleeding Heart Coloringz. I used some stamps to add more interest to my background.

I didn't have blue flowers, so I used my Deep Blue Sea Vibez and sprayed them. I love the result.

I made a video tutorial to show you my process.

Don't forget to mention my blog if you order! You'll earn free paint!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Always (Words & Paintery)


I'm here today to share this layout I made for the October Words & Paintery moodboard.

Here is the board:

I just love those colors. I had a blast creating this layout. Here are some close ups.

Have you noticed something unusual? There are no paper flowers! That's right! And your know what? I love it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Adore (Shimmerz Paints)


I'm here today to share my first October layout for Shimmerz Paints. Here it is.

I started out with the Dramy meadows paper from Out of the blue. I covered it with a thin layer of clear gesso. Then, to add texture to my background, I used modeling paste through the Weaving stencil from Prima.

I was after a soft look for this layout about my partner, so I choose the following colors: Freshly Minted Inklingz, Get Glowing and Marshmallow Creameez and 4 Leaf Clover Spritz. As usual, I applied the colors with a brush, making sure each color was dry before I add another one.

I stamped my background to add even more texture. I used the Read to me (Finnabair - Prima) and the  Messy (Finnabair - Prima) stamps with grey ink, and the  and Coffee Stains (Prima) stamps with yellow ink.

I painted my chipboard (the Mod Squares from Blue Fern Studios) with white gesso.

I added Art Stones, mini Art Stones, some Sage mini Prills and some yellow grained grit, for an extra texture.

I used grey wire thread, a flair from Accent Scrapbooking and a Blue Fern Studios title which I painted with white gesso.

Most of my flowers are from Prima.

I made a video tutorial to show you my creative process.

And don't forget to mention my blog if you order some Shimmerz, you'll get some free paint!

I would like to enter the following challenge from Accent Scrapbooking. I was inspired mostly by the beautiful color combo, by the flowers on the left and the butterflies on the right.

Have a nice day!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October sketch challenge (Blue Fern Studios)


I hope this post finds you well. I can't believe October is here! I have been so busy with work (I'm a teacher) that I didn't notice time was flying by so quickly.

Anyway, I'm jumping in quickly today to share the October sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios. Here it is.

As usual, to enter the challenge, you mus use at least ont Blue Fern Studios product on your creation.

Happy scraping!