Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Minute Take on December Blue Fern Sketch

The end of the month is generally my play time, when all my DT projects are done and I haven't yet started on the next month's projects. And though my DT position with Blue Fern Studios doesn't start for another day, officially (ok, in reality a number of hours, LOL), I couldn't resist playing along with the December sketch.

I don't take a lot of Christmas photos. I always mean to, but in the excitement of Christmas morning it never happens. Or when it does, the photos are chaotic. So instead of using a Christmas tree, I substituted the larger of the Creepy Trees, and paired it with this darling photo of my friends' daughter buried in leaves.

I treated the tree with crackle paint, and once it was dry sprayed it with brown and black mist to accentuate the crackles. Didn't it give it a lovely shimmer in the process?

For the Shabby Brick Bits, I wanted to achieve a lacquered effect. I started by colouring the piece with a black Gelato, then went over the whole thing with Glossy Accents.

And some Shimmerz flicks to finish everything off.

 I just had to mention, too, that the Messy Head Papers from 7 Dots Studio were designed by fellow incoming Blue Fern Studios Design Team Member Olga Heldwein.

Not much time left to play along, but fear not, the January sketch goes live tomorrow. Play along for your chance to win some Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

Supplies Used:

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard

Creepy Trees
Shabby Brick Bits


Prima Brick stamp
Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Brick stencil
13 Arts Ayeeda Gesso
Shimmerz Spritz: Bed of RosesSeafoam and Truffle
13 Arts Peal Mist: Black
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Crackle Paint
Shimmerz Shimmerz: Tickle Me Turquoise and Jilted Jade

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