Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Happy" for Blue Fern Studios

Hi there! I'm stopping in today to recap the first of my April DT layouts for Blue Fern Studios shared on their blog today, using the thick, gorgeous Blue Fern Garden papers and some scrumptious chippies.

Spring is in full swing here, and I couldn't resist playing along with some springy greens, flower motifs and outdoor photos. And for a change - no kid photos (gasp!). Instead, here's a selfie of me taken in Central Park in NYC this past summer when Evan and I were on a trip to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary without kids - don't I look rested?

Once again, I loaded my Blue Fern paper down with media. I know I've said this before, but I'm so impressed with how this paper holds up to media. Gesso, mists, paint, ink - I threw them all at the paper.

I love the new Eastern Lantern chippies, and used this one as an elaborate hummingbird feeder. I simply painted it with graphite paint and added some script stamping; the nice thing about such an intricate piece of chipboard is that it doesn't take much.

The birds from the Little Birds set are just too sweet. To add some texture, I dabbed on some Texturez Dazzlerz, then misted overtop.

One of my favourite things about Blue Fern chipboard is all the different titles and words available. I have to admit I am lazy about titles, so having such a large selection of words ready to go is fantastic.

I had a great time playing with some Bamboo Izink and Black Prima Wire to make the flowers in my background.

Blue Fern Studios Products

Blue Fern Garden Paper:
- Timeless
- In Bloom

Blue Fern Chipboard:
- Little Birds Set
- Eastern Lanterns
- The Optimist Word Set

Stay tuned tomorrow for another Blue Fern layout!

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