Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blue Fern Studios DT - Memories

Hello good people!

As promised, I'm back in to share Part 2 of my Blue Fern Studios DT reveal. This is created with the lovely Blue Fern Garden collection, using one of my favourite papers "Parlour". I love the blue/green combination and it matches my photo perfectly.

We were out to Rockingham for the day as it was our first sunny day of the trip. For lunch, we decided to do a little picnic thing and hubby picked a little patch of grass sprinkled with sweet little yellow daisies, with a gorgeous view of Penguin Island and the Indian Ocean. Of course, eldest kept asking if the Malaysian Airlines plane is out there and if he could go look for it, and the seagulls kept stalking us and eyeing our food. But it's really our first time doing this and gosh, it was so much fun! 

Some close-ups:

Love the wildflower flourish bundle chipboard. I coloured it yellow using Lindy's Stamp Gang "Yellow Rose of Texas", followed by patting on some gel medium mixed with LSG's Color Shot in "Icy Primrose Yellow" to match the little daisies in the photo.

Using a word from "Calling Card" paper (Blue Fern Garden) as my title. These cut-out elements are so useful!

Checkered bits and graduated circle chipboards. Love these to bits. 

My floral cluster, dusted with some Ferro special paste in gold by Creative Imaginations. I mentioned that adding gold is a recent favourite of mine and I found this special paste while in Perth. It has a sandy texture with quite a nice shimmer to it.

So here's the video tut I've put together. As usual, silly me didn't realise that the camera stopped recording halfway when it came to the part where I was altering the wildflower flourish bundle chipboard. Still, I hope you enjoy the techniques in the video and find them useful.

The month of May is a busy one, and I hope to be back in soon with more stuff to share! Until then, keep calm and keep on crafting!



  1. Beautiful work. I love colors, composition, photo! Nice spirit)

  2. I love this layout and the video was so cool. I really battle with the layering of colour till I get it right. I love how you do it and add water to soften. Will have to give this a try :D

  3. Thanks ladies for the kind words.

    Val: there were so many times I slipped up when layering my colours - usually by adding too much. I find that copious amounts of water and a kitchen towel works wonders, but not all the time though. Still really admire those artists (like our dear Nadia) who apply just the right amount with the right touch and in the right places. Hope this thing with the water works out for you though!

  4. SPLENDID tut Jel!! could watch it over and over again, it's so good! LOVE the colours! fascinated by your background work, the watercolour effect is amazing! and hey, YOU are one of those artists to be admired! Your talent just shines my girl!! xoxoxoxoxo


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