Thursday, February 11, 2016

Contemplation
(Blue Fern Studios DT Reveal 1)


Already a month has passed by since my first DT reveal for Blue Fern Studios!
Well, it's my turn once again to be featuring some of my BFS creations on their blog.
Click right HERE to see the full reveal!!

My first layout features the whimsical and oh so pretty Serendipity Collection!


If you haven't seen this full collection yet, you have to look at this!


I used a lot of chipboard on my page mixing some brand new pieces with a few classic ones.  In the close-up below you see some Leafy Page Accent that I cut into 2 pieces, using one half to frame the Serendipity calling card and the other
is peaking out from under the photo.


Blue Fern Studios has a lot of chipboard sets that offer not just one, but numerous pieces in a set so you get much more for your money.  The Leafy Page Accents and the Ironwork Accents both seen above are just two of the many examples.
You get up to 8-9 pieces in each set!


I never tire of using butterflies on my layouts (I am shabby chic after all!) and this one is called the Brigitte Butterfly.  I covered it with  Imagine Ink Petal embossing powder.  I did the same on the Floral Lattice Bits used around my flower clusters.


Here you see 2 newer pieces that have been designed to complement the Serendipity papers, the large and majestic Swan Gate that I treated with Fuchsia embossing powder and the word 'contemplation'.  The word as well as the Leafy Page Accent were simply painted white with a faint touch of pink.


I'll be showcasing another one of my BFS projects tomorrow!


Blue Fern Studios products used

Paper: Serendipity (Merriment, Calling Cards)

 

Chipboard: Serendipity Words 1, Swan Gate, Brigitte Butterfly Set, 
Floral Lattice Bits, Ironwork Accents, Leafy Page Accents

 

 

 

 Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Fuchsia, Petal (image n/a)



Friday, February 5, 2016

Sweet On You
(Blue Fern Studios February Sketch)


February is the month of LOVE and I have a shabby chic 
Valentine-themed layout to share with you today
featuring the pretty Blush collection from Blue Fern Studios.


The inspiration for this layout was this lovely sketch from the
Blue Fern Studios February Sketch Challenge.
Click HERE to learn all about the challenge and to see my fellow DT members' creations!


I did some stamping on my background with the Essential Textures set.


On all my chipboard pieces (title Sweet On You and Bits Of Honey) I put white gesso,
then added some distress stain and added some Imagine Ink glitter, Carribean.
I then dabbed on some more white gesso to soften them up.


There are so many gorgeous images on the Blush collection papers
so I fussy cut a few of them, including those cute little butterflies from the title strips,
and popped them up with foam squares to add dimension to my page.



I have scrapbooked this picture of Yves and I several times before,
but I had another copy and I thought it would go great with these romantic papers!


I will be revealing some more creations with Blue Fern Studios goodness on the 11th!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

  

 


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Inspire
(White with 1 February DT Reveal "Chocolate")


Who doesn't love chocolate?!

Well, you might like this layout then that all about white.. and chocolate brown!


This is my February DT reveal for White With 1.


Click HERE for all the details (rules, sponsors, deadline) as well as
fabulous inspiration from all my fellow DT members.


I went digging far into my old stash to create this layout... from old scraps of paper to Dollarstore flowers and stickers to newer stash like this beautiful Bo Bunny tag seen below.


This awesome photo is of a magical Summer sunset at our local seashore boardwalk!


I hope I've inspired you today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Be Happy
(Scraps of Elegance 'Adore' Kit)


I have been playing again with the January 'Adore' Scraps of Elegance on the weekend!


The background was created by using a mix of distress stain, silks, gesso
as well as mica powder and microbeads, both from the SOE Color Add-On.


I've added a lot of gorgeous flowers on this layout, all from the kit and Floral Add-On.


The picture shows my niece Daphne during a trip to Butterfly World!
Needless to say, she's as pretty as a butterfly!


After creating 4 layouts, one of them a double-page, I had lots of the Scraps of Elegance
kit left over to delve into a bit of card making... 2 very romantic love-themed cards!



The Blue Fern Studios 'Blush' collection papers is perfect for Valentine,
especially combined with all the pretty flowers and heart elements also included in the kit.


Here is my 2nd card showcasing lots of the Prima in the kit!



This tiny metal key is one of my favorite parts of the kit!


Well, that is it for my projects using the 'Adore' kit!

To learn all about the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits,
you can click HERE.  You will also see lots of inspiration from all the DT!

January Scraps of Elegance 'Adore' kit

Elements Add-On


Floral Add-On

Color Add-On

Monday, February 1, 2016

Winter Wonderland
(More Than Words February DT Reveal)


I could barely wait to share this layout with you all!
I think it is my favorite Winter page that I've done in a long time.


And of course today is the reveal day of the February challenge
at More Than Words which was the inspiration for my page.

Word Inspiration - WONDERFUL
Creative Challenge - SPARKLE

The More Than Words challenge concept is to be inspired by the word
(either add it on your project or be inspired by it) and incorporate the creative challenge.

Click HERE for all the details on the February challenge!

I absolutely had to create a Winter layout for this challenge. 


Being Canadian, I have experienced all sides of Winter, and usually the bad outweighs the good by a long shot! I personally don't care for Winter much!  But I have to admit that one of the best parts of this season is being able to take pictures of WONDERFUL scenery just as snow-covered tree in all its shimmery glory.


I have added a lot of Winter Wonderland SPARKLE to my layout using glitter (on the stickers, flowers, snowflakes), shimmer paint (chipboard title), silver metal trinkets (snowflakes and stars) and several very shiny rhinestones.



I hope that you will play along with More Than Words this month!
Deadline to link up is February 29th.  There are amazing prizes up for grabs!!