Monday, July 11, 2016

A Mixture of Everything by Nicole Doiron

Hello!  This is Nicole and it's my turn to share with you some creations featuring plenty of Blue Fern Studios goodies!  This month, in wait of the brand new collection, Seaside Cottage (click HERE to see it!) that is on its way to me via post and which I will prominently feature in my August reveal, I decided to dig into my BFS stash and pick some of my all-time favorites... oldies but certainly still goodies!

Let's start with this very sunny layout featuring the beautiful Frolic collection!

 I thought that these papers were perfect for this very Summery page!  I wanted my layout to be happy and fun so I started with the title 'Frolic in the Sun' colored in an ombre effect over some stenciled yellow sunrays, all using different Imagine Ink embossing powders and glitter.

Below you see some of the pretty Attic Charm Daisies.  The yellow flower was an Attic Charm Glitter Rose from which I removed the center and replaced with a royal blue brad to go with my palette.

To go along with my sunrays, I used the smaller Looped Frame in the upper right corner of my design while using the larger one behind my photo. They were both covered with a combination of Buttercup and Honey embossing powders.

I fussy cut some of the butterflies from the patterned paper and popped them up throughout.

This sweet photo of little Jade 'frolicking in the sun', very proudly showing off her parasol, was the perfect photo for my page!

Blue Fern Studios products
Patterned Papers: Frolic (Veranda, Dans le jardin, Friendship)
Chipboard: Frolic in the Sun, Looped Frames, Leafy Page Accents
Flowers: Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Attic Charm Daisies
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (In the Navy, Cerulean, Bonny Blue, Buttercup, Honey), Glitter (Sunshine)

While my first layout is very bright and sunny, this one is a little darker, using the Timeless collection.

I absolutely adore this dark brown woodgrain paper and had to use it as my background.  I added some stenciling with black molding paste and some stamping designs with white ink.  I mixed 3 shades of embossing powders (ebony, auburn & mushroom) to colour the title and the Floral Lattice Bits.

 I created some elegant flower clusters using some beautiful Blue Fern Studios blooms along with more from my stash, adorned with fancy brads and badges.

The focal point of my layout is the fantastic Sweetheart Dressform - this piece is just so elegant!  I covered it with magenta embossing powder, then dabbed with a little white.

Blue Fern Studios products
Patterned paper: Timeless (Abode, Artistique, Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Sweetheart Dressform, Floral Lattice Bits, Leafy Page Accents, Contentment
Flowers: Attic Charm Daisies, Courtship Blooms
Stamp: Making Plans
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (Magenta, Ebony, Auburn, Mushroom)

For my last project, I created a mixed media canvas using lots of BFS chipboard, flowers and Imagine Ink mediums.

My base was created using layers upon layers of mediums.  I have to be honest, I started over this project about 3 times, not being satisfied with the result.  They say... third time's a charm.  Well, this proved to be true for me with this canvas.  After much gesso, molding paste, crackle paint, mists and inks, I added the final touches to it with some Imagine Ink embossing powder and glitter mixed in with glitter glass to create the pinkish shimmery texture.  I love the way it turned out!

I chose the title Dreams Come True as the theme for my canvas because we are all dreamers at heart, and I'm hoping that this canvas could bring a little hope and inspiration to someone somewhere someday.  I first covered this piece with Peacock embossing powder.  Such a beautiful colour!!!  And then, I dabbed some clear gesso and heated it to add some bubbly texture to it.

All the flowers used on my canvas are from Blue Fern Studios.

I fussy cut some butterflies and added die-cut scalloped squares, all from the Frolic line.  The "Dare to Dream" sentiment comes from the Paisley & Vine collection.

And last, but certainly not least, take a look at the gorgeous Victorian Fan!  I used Lime embossing powder on it as well as on the Checker Bits.

I hope I was able to inspire you with my creations today!

Blue Fern Studios products
Patterned Papers: Frolic (Adorn, Dans le jardin)
Chipboard: Victorian Fan, Dreams Come True, Leafy Page Accents, Checker Bits
Flowers: Tranquil Roses & Lilies, Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Courtship Roses
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (Peacock, Lime, Sea Mist, Cotton Candy), Glitter (The Pink Ladies)

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