Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue Fern Studios DT - Count the Ways and a Colourful Card

Hello friends!

Today I'm in to share two projects I created for Blue Fern Studios, featuring their new paper collection Ombre Dreams and some of their fantastic chipboard pieces.

"Count the Ways"

The first is a layout I made of my big boy, with papers from Ombre Dreams collection. The background was created with gelatos and lots of random stamping. The title came from one of the most popular love poems around - Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning but I used it here to describe my love for my sweet and wonderful child:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Some close ups:

A frame from the Memory Frame set which I misted green. 

Counting the ways with the number grid chipboard panel, which I covered with black EP from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

A piece of Layering Stem. Gosh, I love these! Just perfect for tucking into any little corner of my floral cluster.

A piece from Fall Foliage, also misted with green and gesso brushed on randomly. These little wooden birds came from Studio Calico and they are absolutely adorable. 

My floral cluster full of Prima prettiness.

"Follow Your Bliss"

My second project is a simple little card. In fact, I made a card instead of my usual LO because I wanted to use the chipboards as the main features. I layered sheets from the Ombre Dreams collection and layered water colours in pastel tones, careful not to hide the lovely details the papers have.

Some close-ups:

The Twilight Garden Frame. What a lovely piece! I used 13 @rts gold paint on the lamp and added a layer of crackle. For the rest of the frame, I coloured with gelatos.

I used "Follow your Bliss" word as my card sentiment, which I covered with some Lindy's bronze EP.

And that's all I have to share for now. I'll be back in a few days' time with more crafty goodies!



  1. Jellis this is just beautiful and I love that poem it describes your feelings for your little boy perfectly. Beautiful background and I love the colours.

  2. Hi Jelissa, thank for stopping by my blog and for all your lovely comments.
    Your work is always outstanding.. your are so talented. Thanks for sharing and for always inspiring me. x


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