Sunday, March 9, 2014

Remember - Blue Fern Studios

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. 



joyce said...

Hi Val, this piece really stood out on my Blog list and had to stop by to see the close ups of your fabulous background work. Another fav of yours for me.

Lizzyc said...

This is beautiful.. love the photo, and your back ground is amazing!