Hello dear scrappy friends! I am very honored and excited to design for such an amazing company as Blue Fern Studios. I want to say a huge thank you to Leslie for inviting me to join her fabulous team!
My name is Svetlana Austin.
I am a Russian girl who ended up living in hot South Africa for the last 11 years.
I met my husband while he was doing mission work in Russia.
We have 2 beautiful sons - Ivan and Sebastian. They keep us busy and fill our lives with sunshine (not that we have lack of it in the northern part of our country).
I was always creative. I tried many different crafts but once I was introduced to scrapbooking by my friend, I never stopped. It was almost 9 years ago.
I defiantly love to create layouts about my little boys the most. My aim is to reflect their personalities through my work. I love to make real boy’s layouts full of colors and details. I like to use paint and sprays in my projects, as well as hand-stitching and off course chipboard! :-)
Sometimes I like to make very romantic and feminine layouts about myself or as gifts for my girl-friends or their daughters. It allows me to express the stuff that I personally like flowers and all that kind of frills.
My scrapbooking style is always determined by photographs I use and what kind of story I would like to tell through my project. So if you visit my blog you will find quite a variety our there.
You can visit my blog at Colorful Memories (http://www.colorfulmemories-protea.blogspot.com/)
As my first project for Blue Fern Studios created a very romantic and pretty mixed-media canvas and I used a very fine and intricate Blue fern Flourish on it.
This flourish is so fine but very detailed and beautiful. I used gesso to paint it. Gesso is so nice not only for priming the chipboard but it is perfect for painting it and adding some texture. I also added a layer of pearly shimmer glue on top of the gesso.
Blue Fern Flourish
Thank you for letting me share this project with you and thank you for visiting our blog today!
Keep well everyone and come back again!