Hi, it's Valerie today, and I've got spring on my mind. With Easter approaching, I pulled out the Blue Fern Garden paper collection, along with a few chipboard pieces, and created an Easter layout and card.
First up is a layout using the "Picnic" and "Timeless" paper and a photo of my niece that was taken last Easter.
I chose the Cosmos Basket as a backdrop for the photos, tucked in a Bohemian Flower with the cluster, and painted some Checker Bits green, as a page accent.
Here are a couple of close ups of the chipboard pieces:
Next, I created a little Happy Easter card using the Timeless and Calling Cards papers from the Blue Fern Garden collection. I painted the bunny in the Bunny Basket chipboard set, and used the smallest circle from the Beaded Strings set.
Lastly, I've had this sweet photo of my nephew that I took when he an infant, that I wanted to use with the Parlour paper. I first worked with the background to create a grunge look (the Blue Fern Garden paper is perfect for this, since it's good and heavy). I primed the Lattice Gate with gesso, applied a coat of Inka Gold (Old Silver), and unevenly sponged on some gold Prima Metallic Chalk Edger, to give it a distressed look. I also primed the Broken Rings, and inked them with black ink.
Here is a close-up of the chipboard pieces:
That's all from me this month. I love trying to achieve different looks with this chipboard!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow when Jackie will share a few of her projects with you!