Thursday, May 1, 2014

BFS May sketch

Hello friends, we are officially in the month of May!!!

I'm sooo excited because we are headed for a family holiday in Perth in just 6 days. Looking forward to spending time with our friends there, lots of wine and dine, fun on a farm for the kids and of course, LOTS of pictures for scrapping!

As always, first day of month is Blue Fern Studios sketch time. Michelle Singh has outdone herself again with this beautiful sketch.

And this is my take on it, using the Signature paper from Blue Fern Garden:

Some close-ups:

Those gears and bits are from BFS. I've coated them with layers of Texturez from Shimmerz. For the flowers, I dabbed the edges with my latest favourite gold paint from 13@rts. For this layout, I've challenged myself not to go spraying everywhere but do a really subtle background using just Distress Stains. Unfortunately I caved in towards the end and used one of Ayeeda's mists (in Navy Blue) from 13@rts as well and made little splatters everywhere. Well, absolutely love the punch it added!

The Circle Group Panel chipboard. Perfect for background and layering. After painting them over with distress inks, I've plastered Shimmerz Texturez in Patina and Tidy Widy all over, and added some glass beads on top of little smears of Spun Sugar. You can also see the stitched circle stamps from Prima. I had looked for them everywhere but couldn't find them. Only to flip through a stack of stitched SQUARE stamps and see them. Note to self; perseverance pays off and never judge a stack of stamps by the first piece. Or maybe even the next ten pieces :p

A chippie tag, also from BFS. This was brushed with gesso then stamped in grey and black. 

Well, that's all I have for now. Thanks for dropping by today!



  1. That is a lovely sketch and your layout is stunning.. so much texture on the back ground and love the photo too!!

  2. I love your style. On behalf of the Scrap Around the World team I would like to invite you to play with us this month.We are celebrating the first birthday of SATW and I would love to see your work there.

  3. Thank you ladies!

    Zuziucha: I'll definitely play long this month since I've been so honored before as one of your WOFers. And Helen has come up with a gorgeous mood board!

  4. Your layout is Gorgeous the MM background and beautiful colours.

  5. Your work is just beautiful! I'd love for you to come play at my challenge site, CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration...

  6. thank you Janice!

    Hi Debbie, thanks for your kind words. I'll definitely play along at CSI, have been following you guys for awhile now!

  7. There is so much to adore about this page Jel!! am scrolling up and down just taking in your signature details, fabulous work sweetie!! hugs and kisses to you


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