Wednesday, September 14, 2016

~ Hello, September with Sandi ~

Hello, hello! 
Thanks so much for coming by the blog today. 
Sandi here with you today sharing my September creations. 
It is always so exciting to go in my scrap room and play with my Blue Fern Studios projects! 
I love being a part of this team. 

"Summer Vacation, Lucy Style"

First up: I haven't done a "Lucy" page in a while, so this old photo of Lucy fishing is perfect for using my Seaside Cottage papers. I've used both sides of the Splendor paper so that I could slit the grooves between the wood panels and distress them a bit. I've only used a minimal amount of mixed media so that the beautiful images would be dominant. Just a bit of colorizing with Cotton Candy Imagine Mist and stenciling. 

To get a uniform look, all three pieces of chipboard were treated the same way. First they were primed with white gesso, then heat embossed with a combination of Ginger and Chili Powder Embossing Powder. The large lantern from the Seaside Lanterns set got a heavier dose of Chili Powder, It was simply tucked in amongst my flowers and other paper layers.  The Harvest Lilies are new to the store and they seemed to work perfectly for this layout! 

I thought the chain and lantern would complete the corner of this page and indeed, they fit beautifully and balanced the design.  

I love the chunky look of the Summer Vacation chipboard and tried to give it a bit more ombre' look with my two powders. I left sections of the chipboard less heated for an interesting texture. 

A good close-up of the dimension you can achieve with your layers, chipboard and flowers. The photo was framed with Seaside Cottage Mermaid and Calling Cards. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:

Paper: Seaside Cottage Splendor, Mermaid, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Seaside Lanterns, Summer Vacation
Embossing Powder: Ginger, Chili Powder
Mist: Cotton Candy 
Flowers: Harvest Lilies


"Fall Memories"

My granddaughter KK loves her horses! She recently sent a few photos that I'm sure she's hoping to see on some scrapbook pages! LOL I pulled out one of my favorite collections … Autumn Anthology because I knew it would work perfectly with her blue checked shirt and her horse's coat. Because I had a wide section of blue background using the Robin paper, I was able to do some simple stenciling without covering up any pretty images. The Mercantile paper is an absolute fave of mine and I've torn it into strips. It's a busy design but the colors and images are wonderful. 

I have a lot of layers of chipboard going here and it's hard to photograph because they are semi-covered with the photo layer. But I used the Mini Ring Things as a bottom left layer and also around the edges of the page. These were inked and embossed with Ginger and given a smidgen bit of Burnt Copper Glitter for shine. The next layer, other than the paper was the Flourish Medley piece which was cut in half to lengthen it. It was embossed with Ebony Embossing Powder as well as Ginger, topped off with bits of the Burnt Copper Glitter. The Collage Frame was treated the same and is directly beneath my matted photo. 

I wanted to share just a closer view of the frame and flourish pieces. They look divine in real life! 

For flowers, I combined some of the Tranquil Blooms with our Seaside Lilies. A Calling Card serves as my title. 

I'm hooked on these side views because depth, layers and texture are "my thing!"

Blue Fern Studios Products used:

Paper: Autumn Anthology Newsworthy, Mercantile, Robin, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Mini Ring Things, Collage Frame, Flouirsh Medley
Embossing Powder: Ginger, Ebony
Glitter: Burnt Copper Glitter
Flowers: Tranquil Blooms, Seaside Lilies
Stamp: Halftone


"Remember Moments"

This "Mermaid" paper has become the signature paper from the Seaside Cottage collection and I love it! My original intent was to use it for an old photo of my dad but that will have to come another time …. once I get more of these papers. However, I was itching to scrap this brother and sister photo taken near a beach. Photo credit to the Souza's photographer, name unknown. 

Since everyone has already used this paper, I decided to "go big or go home" and used the large title "Remember Moments." Otherwise, it's actually a quite simple page. Under my photo I've used the Crossing the Lines chipboard. Both of these large pieces were inked and treated with some old rusting powders. 

Seaside Gala and Calling Cards papers were torn and tucked under my photo and on top of the chipboard. Cheesecloth was used as a base. I'm loving how versatile the Blue Fern Studios lilies are. 

A close-up of the title and also a view of some of the random stamping. 

The stenciling is light but yet ties the theme together. Now this layout is headed off to this sister who is missing her brother while he's away on the mission field. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:

Paper: Seaside Cottage Mermaid, Gala, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Remember Moments, Crossing the Lines
Flowers: Dark Tropic, Late Winter and Seaside Lilies, Courtship blooms
Stamp: Widgets

That's all for now!
See you next month!

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