Hello friends, can you imagine it's already October and the last quarter of the year?! Oh my gosh, time has really past hasn't it?
Today I'm up on the Blue Fern Studios blog with an education video and I'm squealing with excitement because it features the gorgeous Montage collection that Michele Singh has designed. I basically just swooned over it - too pretty!
Here's the mixed media layout I created:
I've used "Now and Then" as my background paper, together with layering pieces from "Society" and "Calling Cards". Tucked between the papers are the new Poppies and Jasmine collages. These are my favourite at the moment and they are actually a combination of flowers with existing chipboard designs already available (Poppies is mixed with Bits of Honey, and Jasmine is mixed with Checkered Bits).
The Poppies collage. Love the effect you get when layering shades of colors.
This is the Jasmine collage and you can see the gradients in the colors giving an ombre effect.
This is a close-up of the previous photo (!!) as I wanted to show the effect of using Ayeeda liquid medium with any type of pigment, ink, paint, glaze ... basically whatever you can think of. Yes, even gelato (I've used that for my splatters). It's my Magic Medium and it magically extends the amount of color you can work with and gives so much extra body to the color. Instead of a flat glaze effect with my Silk Acrylic, I got a shimmery dimensional paint. In all my favourite colors!
So here's the video I've made, do enjoy the process!
And lastly, a new month means a new challenge over at Blue Fern Studios and this month's sketch is so adorable. Check it out below:
And don't forget to drop by the BFS blog to see what the fabulous team has done with the sketch. If you own any pieces of BFS chipboard or papers, whip up a creative storm with them based on this sketch and enter for a chance to win some lovely goodies too.
That's all I have for today. I'll be back over the next couple of days to show you more projects, so see you soon!