Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joy- Blue Fern Studios Part #2

This is my second layout for the Blue Fern Studios Blog this month and I'm continuing with my all around theme this month which is "Circles". I have used different circular designs this month to create each of my layouts. I hope they inspire you to create with circles and love them just as much as I do!!!

For this layout I used the Techno rings to frame the photo of my daughter painting and one of the words from the Ombré Dreams- Dream Cards paper.  First I primed the chipboard with gesso, Then I painted them with gelatos and added some stickles glitter. I also stamped them with Prima's circular stitched stamp (which is the same stamp used on the background). Finally I created white lines on them with a white acrylic marker.

I used the Ombré Dreams- Joyce's dream and matched all the embellishments and inks to it. I created a border using Prima Stitches lines stamp. I also sprayed and splattered the page using some Color Bloom sprays from Prima.

My daughter had so much fun using the dropper to create splatters on the page. It gave me so much joy watching her and so I used the Joy title from the Good Vibes chipboard word set.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Ombré Dreams
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima
Farber Castell gelatos
Golden Gesso
13 Arts white paint
Ranger black archival ink
Prima Color Bloom: Iris, precious stone and Summer sky
Prima Stamps- stitches lines and circles
Stickles- ice blue, purple, 
Distress stickles- blue jeans
Martha Stewart textured paste
stencil: The Crafter's Workshop
Sharpie white acrylic marker

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. You can still enter the July sketch Challenge Here

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Great Outdoors- 7 Dots Studio Challenge- Sizzling Hot Summer Fun

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Its that time of the month again to reveal the challenge at 7 Dots Studio Blog.http://7dotsstudio.com/archives/16257
This month's theme is very befitting as its 
"Sizziling Hot Summer Fun"

Here is the inspirational circle:

There's nothing more fun that to be near a lake or a beach in the summer. There's just so many things to do and here is a perfect picture to showcase just that. My son and husband kayaking in the lake is the perfect summer fun activity.

 I used lots of different 7 Dots Studio stickers to layer the background and for the first time ever I used no flowers, which is very rare for me.

I also used a couple of Blue Fern Studio chipboard pieces which I painted with Shimmerz Inklingz. I used some Prima stamps: stitched lines and shells from the Seashore collection, and of course colour bloom sprays: glistening waves and gold foil.

7 Dots Studio Products
Cold Country- Freezing tears
Wonderland- 6x12 stickers
Messy Head- 6x12 stickers
All I ever- Sandy beach

Other Products
Prima Stamps
Prima Color Bloom Sprays: Glistening waves and Gold foil
Ranger black archival ink
Stampendous embossing powder
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
Shimmerz Inklingz
Golden gesso

So we hope you come and play with us this month!!
you must include the inspirational circle in your blog post and of course you must use 7 Dots studio products for your project!!

Hope you're enjoying your summer if you're in the northern hemisphere
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Peace- Wooden OTP bird- Epiphany Collection

Thank you for visiting my blog today to see my new creation for Prima. I created a peace bird with lots of soft teals and whites.

The World really needs peace right now so I though this is the perfect project to send some loving and peaceful energy to the world. I hope it brings people some comfort!!

I loved creating this wooden bird with some of the new Prima flowers. The vellum Sunset flowers combined with the Manhattan Broadway flowers and the London Noble flowers were perfect to create this Peace bird.

I think the Epiphany collection was the perfect collection for this bird OTP as its full of bird cages and bird images. I loved covering the background with the "Manifestation of Love" paper as it has some script writing on it.

 I used some resin feathers as a perfect accent for the bird's tail and wing.

I also used one of the new Stone Stencils and one of the new Prima Die-cuts to create some white texture in the background to match with the other embellishments.

572822- Metal Die-cut
575724- Epiphany 4x6 journaling notecards
573355- Resin feathers
575939- Stencil Stone 1
569792- Alphabet Stickers
846848- Epiphany- manifestation of love
571801- Abbey
573942- Color Bloom Glistening Waves
891343- Ingvild Bome chalk edger- turquoise stone
577827- Sunset evening
577797- Sunset dusk
577643- Manhattan Broadway
577445- London Noble
578282- Providence Basil
961411- Finnabair modeling paste

With the world in so much turmoil right now, all we truly need is PEACE!!
May Peace be with you my friends!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Good Vibes- Blue Fern Studios Part 1

This is my first layout for the Blue Fern Studios Blog this month and have and all around theme this month which is "Circles". I have used different circular designs this month to create each of my layouts. I hope they inspire you to create with circles and love them just as much as I do!!!

I will be posting my second layout in a couple days so stay tuned!!

I just love using circular designs on my layouts and I tried to incorporate different circle motifs in each of these layouts. I also used stencils and stamps to create different textured circles in the background.

I framed this cute photo of my daughter picking strawberries in the field with the treasured floral chipboard frame. I primed it with gesso and then colored it with markers.
Then I added circles from the Circle Group set which were coloured in yellow marker. finally I added the Good Vibes title on the side because she's truly just so happy here!!

The background paper is from the Ombré Dreams collection- Leslie's Dream and I matched all the flowers and embellishments to it.

Paper: Blue Fern Studios- Ombre Dreams Leslie's Dream
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima
Prima Color bloom sprays: Peony, Gilded, Sorbet
Shimmerz Texturez- brick wall
Markers: DeSerres
Ranger Black and orange Archival ink
Prima Circular Stiches stamp
Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop
Micron black pen
Martha stewart textured paste

Hope you are having a great day!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lovely Day- Shadow Box Canvas- Prima's Cigar Box Secrets Collection

The New Cigar Box Secrets collection from Prima is just gorgeous and I have a project today on the Prima blog that showcases its beautiful patterns and colours.

I used an 8x10 canvas and inverted it to use as a Shadow box to frame this favourite photo of my kids. I feel it matched the colours of the Cigar Box Secrets collection perfectly.

Then I painted the inside of the box with new golden brown chalkboard paint.

I covered the edges and the inside of the box with papers and flowers from the Cigar Box Secrets collection

I also used one of the new doilies die cuts to create more layers under the flowers. Finally I added some jute trim on top of the box for decoration.

Prima Products
577131- Chalkboard paint- golden brown
572815- Die-cut
576240- Cigar Box secrets 3D stickers
846923- Cigar box secrets- figurados
575731- Cigar box secrets 4x6 journaling cards
846978- Cigar box secrets 6x6 paper pad
575694- 3x4 ATC cards
891398- Ingvild Bolme chalk edger- ladybug
891282- Ingvild Bolme chalk edger- fall leaf
569792- Canvas Alphabet Stickers
Cigar box secrets crochets doilies
Cigar box secrets flowers
Cigar box secrets flowers
Cigar box secrets flowers
script vine

Isn't this collection beautiful?

hope you have a wonderful day!!

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