Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Two New Layouts For Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone! Today I want to share my latest creations for Blue Fern Studios using both the Montage and Sanctuary collections.

My first layout was inspired by the large Blue Fern clockface chipboard piece which is just stunning. I've painted it up to give it a vintage feel in a soft shade of blue, adding chalks to the edges.

I've also used lots of the cog pieces from the Cogs & Gears pack, again giving them the vintage treatment.

Montage really makes me want to get back to my fussy cut and layering techniques - there are so many gorgeous images in these papers and they all come together so well.

I've really gone back to my shabby chic roots adding lots of beautiful flowers for that gorgeous dimensional girlie look.

My second project for today features patterned papers from the Sanctuary collection. For the layout I was inspired to use some snapshots taken of the girls when they were little while we were on a bushwalk in a national park. 

I've teamed my papers with some fun chipboard elements, painting them up with watercolours to really give them that wow effect. This is one of my very favourite techniques at the moment and I am really enjoying adding painted chipboard elements to my projects.

I've left some of the "waste" chipboard in this piece just giving them a hint of colour, applying more intense colour to the lattice. Aren't the bird images gorgeous!

These Berry Stems look fantastic painted in red and really make a bold statement.

And lastly I've added a simple title "joy" to finish off. All I've done to this piece is to add a coat or two of a neutral coloured paint to match my background papers then used a Sharpie to add some doodled detail. Loving this look too at the moment. 

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you've enjoyed my projects for Blue Fern Studios for the March.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Blue Fern Studios Sketch Challenge - March

Hello everyone! The beginning of a new month means a brand new sketch challenge for Blue Fern Studios and today I wanted to share my interpretation of the sketch.

I've rotated the sketch adding one of the clockfaces from the Large Roman Clock Set and using it to frame my photograph along with a couple of gorgeous flourish pieces for some flair. 

My patterned papers come from the brand new Love Story collection - which I just totally love - and I've also used some of the new Blue Fern stamps to add some further detail to my background. Here's a look at the sketch this month - 

Thanks for dropping in today, you can find more inspiration from the team along with some fantastic inspiration here.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Soft Kitty - A Layout For BasicGrey

Hello everyone! Firstly I have to apologise for the late posting on my recent layout for BasicGrey this month. I've been so under the weather this past couple of weeks but I'm happy to say I woke today feeling a bit better so hopefully that means I'm on the mend now.

So, today I'm sharing a simple layout featuring some of the stunning patterned papers from the new Prism collection. I thought I would go with a white theme, adding chipboard elements and die cuts to create focus and design.

To complement Prism I've chosen to use a black and white photograph of our lovely Burmese when she was just a kitten. We now have a second set of little feet running around the house - my gorgeous husband gave me a Bengal kitten for my birthday recently so I'll probably be scrapping a few photographs of her too soon!

There's a simple step x step tutorial live on the BasicGrey blog now on how to recreate this layout, along with instruction on how I have altered the wooden shape in the centre of the layout - you can find this here.

Thanks so much for calling in. Hope you're doing well.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Words & Paintery February 2015

So here we are, halfway through February which means it's time for a new challenge at the Words & Paintery challenge blog

This month we are playing with some lovely citrus themed colours - yellow, orange and green adding a touch of black and white for some variation along with an old but very much loved photograph of Courtney. I've used some Blue Fern Studios chipboard painted with gesso and a splash of watercolour for a fun look. This has been one of my favourite go to techniques for a few weeks now and I'm completely loving it.

Here's a peek at this month's palette, don't forget to hook up your entry for a chance to win this months prize. 


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Home Decor - BasicGrey

Hello again! Today I wanted to drop by to share my latest creation for BasicGrey - a home decor piece fusing together two collections, BasicGrey Spice Market and BasicGrey J'Adore.

This piece was so much fun to create right from the start and the sentiment on the Spice Market chipboard piece is perfect for a bedroom doorhanger - never stop dreaming.

You can find this piece along with a photographic step x step on the BasicGrey blog here.