Monday, April 25, 2016

Treasure Chest with Made With Love

Hello friends, how have you been?

Today I am up on the Made With Love blog with a small altered item to share with you, created with the new acrylic paints from Prima. 

The chipboard box is a nice little cutie from G45 which my DT co-ordinator Aida has kindly packed in for me, together with loads of yummy ephemera and trinkets for me to play with. Not to mention two jars of the new metallic acrylic paints from Prima Marketing!

Here are some close-ups:

Little tickets and trinkets which I had fun layering over a Blue Fern Studios chipboard. The chipboard was primed with black gesso and embossed with white EP. Then I used the silky smooth Opal magic acrylic paint from Prima (Blue-Gold) to paint over. As you can see, the embossed bits have a lovely blue-turquoise tinge while the rest is a stunning gold. I then highlighted with some Patina acrylic paint. The exterior of the box was primed with white gesso and had light paste stenciled over for a floral design. Then I painted a nice thick coat of Copper metallic acrylic over. 

Some fussy-cut frames and pictures from a sheet of Bo Bunny's Beautiful Dreamer collection, which I happily layered beneath the chipboard and resin. Everything was given a thin layer of Patina metallic paint.

The inside of the box - with a mini-tag album .

Some details on the tag album. The tags were covered with black gesso and had light paste stenciled over. Then I used the Opal Magic Blue-Gold paint over so you can see the different colors more clearly here.

Supplies used (available from Made With Love):

pp: Bo Bunny's Beautiful Dreamer
flowers: Prima Marketing
cardboard box: Graphic 45
mediums (Art Alchemy metallic paints - Steampunk Copper, Light Patina, Opal Magic Blue-Gold,  light paste): Prima Marketing
And that's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Inspirations for Blue Fern Studios

Friends Hello!  How Quickly Time Passes And We'Re Into The Month Of April! Today I'M Up On The Blue Fern Blog With Two Creations Made From The Serendipity And Courtship Lane Collection.

My first share is this layout using Courtship Lane papers. I chose pink (yes!) Because it matches the boys' T-shirt in the photo and also, every time I see them, my heart is just filled with love for them. Keeping my background work simple so that the papers can shine.

Some close-ups:

My title chipboard -. I made a paste from iridescent medium and mixed it with some pink metallic paint I was able to get some body and texture out of the mix and make my title more interesting. 

The Sweetheart frame which I painted with metallic pink frame and some shimmery pink watercolors.

New flowers from Blue Fern Studios! {Heart} these! 

My all time favourite Layering Stems - which I had layered 3 Imagine Ink embossing powders - Clover, Verdant and Grassy Knoll.

My next layout is created with the Serendipity collection and I love just how much creative space these papers give me. What got my attention was how the colors blended into each other and I wanted to create that in the chipboards as well. With so many lovely . Quotes In Calling Cards, I Ended Up Using One Of Them As A Title For My Eldest Boy Who Has A Vivid Imagination  Details In The Close-Ups:

Cutting up the quote and scattering them all over the page, using them to create a sense of motion.

Snipping up Chelsea Vine chipboard and tucking it in everywhere. I've also used Blue Fern Studios flowers in my cluster. You can also see how I have layered the embossing powders in my background.

My Bird in Flight treated the most fun way - with tissue paper. 

More Blue Fern blooms.

Lots of goodies in the background.

The gorgeous duo-tone blue-gold on Swirly Circle chipboard.

And here is the start-to-finish video:

Also, do not forget our amazing sketch challenge every month! Here is the sketch by Michelle and you can check out our DT's gorgeous samples here.

That's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!