Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beautiful Layers....

Hello everyone! I am Iris Babao Uy and I am very excited to write my first blog post here at Blue Fern Studios. First, please allow me to share a few things about myself. I am a scrapbooker and mixed media enthusiast based in Manila, Philippines. I have two sweet girls and a husband who endlessly inspire and encourage me to create. I rarely plan my pages – I let a photo or a patterned paper inspire me and I take it from there. I love the shabby chic and romantic style but I also enjoy working with bold patterns and striking colors. I’m an ink and paint type of person. I just have to get it a little messy to consider my page done. If I don’t have ink and paint on hand, then I just tear little bits of elements and stick it randomly for the sheer fun of it☺ I am very fortunate to be designing with Blue Fern Studios. The chipboards are of the highest quality and it can really take in several layers of art mediums without the chipboard breaking down. I love this because it allows me to experiment with layers upon layers of texture and color and I am confident that I won’t be breaking the form of the pieces as I go along. I teach workshops both in Asia and Europe. My work can be seen in craft books as well as craft magazines such as Creating Keepsakes and the like. I will definitely be incorporating Blue Fern Studios chipboards in my future classes. If you want me to teach in your area, you may reach me at iris_sparkup@yahoo.com. Also, if you have time, I would be so happy if you can visit me at my blog http://www.irisbabaouy.typepad.com.
As soon as I received my first box of chipboards from Blue Fern Studios, I already knew which ones I wanted to work on first. The birdcage and the vines really caught my eye and they are truly beautiful pieces. I also used one of the locks for my page here. For the birdcage, I first coated the chipboard in gesso. While it was still wet, I added embossing powders and embossing enamels and heat set it. I then added colors using my copic pens.

For the lock, I added Viva inka gold (wax based pigments) to add gold and copper tones.
For the vine, I also coated it in gesso and sprinkled with embossing powders and enamels. To add the green tones, I used my smooch inks and a Tattered Angels glaze.
Thank you for visiting the blog. The entire design team is always working on new projects to share with you. Please visit us often! Have a great day and don't forget to do something crafty today! hugs, Iris


  1. beautiful as always, Iris!!! the chipboards are really gorgeous!!!

  2. Iris, your creations are out of this world gorgeous, I am just blown away!! Wow!!!

  3. Stunning page, and love your chipboard details. Truly beautiful!

  4. I love everything you do, Iris- and this gorgeous piece is of no exception!! Amazing work, love how you've altered the chippies- and gotta love WP New Beginnings!~ you've rocked it!


  5. OMG Iris!! you never cease to amaze with your creativity!! this is absolutely gorgeous!! so love what you did with the chippies, looks amazing! xoxo

  6. Gorgeous...love all the special details and embellies!