I'm so excited to share a design team layout for Blue Fern Studios today. I have used the Blue Fern Garden paper collection, as well as several chipboard pieces.
I created this layout using a photo of my son and nephew playing on the beach when they were very young. It's a photo from the 1970's that I scanned and cleaned up a little bit in Photoshop.
I began with piece from the Blue Fern Garden paper collection, and built the background using texture paste, masks, Distress Ink, Gelatos and stamps. I then layered some paper scraps , created a flower cluster, and added my photo. The next step was to dress-up some Blue Fern Studios chipboard and add that. In this photo, you will see some pieces of the Tweet Friends piece. I painted it green, then added some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter (adhered with Glossy Accents).
If you're like me, titles are always a struggle. I love this frame from the Memory Frames set and it's perfect to use as a title. Instead of using it as a frame, I tucked it behind the photo. To color the frame, I coated it with VersaMark, and applied black embossing powder.
Next I primed a piece of the Checker Bits and an arrow from the Directions set with gesso, and painted them blue. On the Checker Bits (shown below), I stamped it with a text stamp, and allowed it to smear just a bit.
Up in the top corner, I used a few hearts from the Heart Borders set. These are the little hearts that I punched out from this set of chipboard. These were also heat embossed using black embossing powder.
In addition, I wanted to let you know that Blue Fern Studios has a sketch challenge each month. Here is the March sketch. You can find all the details HERE on the Blue Fern blog.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you had a great weekend.