Friday, March 29, 2013

Royal Bird Frame - One Chipboard For Two Layouts

Adding chipboard pieces to your pages and projects are a sure way to add that wow factor. These beautiful laser cut pieces come in small sizes, medium sizes, and some come in a size that can almost cover your entire 12 x 12 layout. Some people have a hard time using these larger pieces. I would like to share with you how I used one large piece (Royal Bird Frame) in not one layout, but in two single pages!

I cut the chipboard in two pieces and used it as :

1. At the top part of the page. I wanted it to look like it was part of the background so I coated it in white gesso. I adhered it to the page then misted both the chipboard and the page with pink mist. That way it seems to pop up because of its dimension, yet still blend in because of the colors.

 Royal Bird Frame

2. Next, I used the bottom part and then added a Twiggy Branch just right where I cut the Royal Bird Frame. I covered the areas which were cut with embellishments so that the viewer can not really tell where the chipboard piece ends.


Twiggy Branch 

Before, I end my post for the month, here is another layout using one more of the larger chipboard designs from Blue Fern Studios... The Sweetheart Dress Form...

I hope these pages will inspire you to use your larger pieces in a different way. You can always cut-up pieces and combine them with other chipboard pieces to make a design that is unique and truly your own.

Have a creative day everyone!



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dress Form; Bird Cage; Nesting Circle; and Tuscan Frame

Hello, Joyce here.  Again, I was bitten by the inspiration bug, but this time the inspiration came from a wide piece of green ribbon with hand sewn flat ribbon roses. I bought this ribbon a year ago at a Scrapbook Expo, and I have not had the heart to cut it up until my BFS dress form accidently fell on top of it.  Then the “Aha” moment came to me… I was going to make a skirt out the flat ribbon roses, but first I have to take the ribbons a part.  Here is the dress form painted with crackle paint; some stencil work and molding paste at the base of the form; and the inspirational ribbon skirt with beads added at the end of each ribbon strand to hold the weight of the curly ribbon down.  This canvas will be given to my teen-aged niece who has just finished painting her bedroom in a soft green color.  I hope she likes it!  

Nesting Circle and Tuscan Frame:

The piercings on the large nesting circle were calling out to be adorned.  The holes in the piercing were the perfect size to weave in some bead work.  The chipboard was painted with white acrylic paint and then a color mist was applied on top of the chipboard followed by a Martha Stewart stencil (her small stencils work perfectly on these chipboard pieces- I also used this same stencil package on the dress form above) with an application of Viva’s molding cream and allowed to dry.  After the molding crème dries, apply another application of your favorite mist and enhance the patterns created with the stencil and molding cream with a watercolor pencil to add more depth. Finally, add a little bit more shimmer using an Inka gold product.  

Bird Cage:

To achieve the two-toned color chipboard piece, paint chipboard with a white dauber, and then apply your favorite crackle product to the large surfaced areas of the chipboard only. When the crackle product has thoroughly dried, use a misting product and apply the mist to the small areas of the chipboard.  Some of the mist will flow onto the crackle product which is fine.

TIP: To enhance those lovely little cracks on your chipboard, use a dry and sharpened watercolor pencil.  Hold the pencil horizontally to your chipboard, and press down the sharpened end of your pencil with your index finger on top of the sharpened area and gently rub in a tiny circular motion in a parallel position. Lift the pencil up and use your index finger and blend the color in. Do not hold your pencil in a vertical position.  Do not wet the watercolor pencil because it will render a muddy looking appearance.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Two cards and a notebook with Irina Gerschuk

Hi there, my dear scrapbook friends!
It's Irina with you today and I'm super excited to show my new projects using the BFS products)))

Му first project is a birthday card:
I used "Organic Vine" here as a central element:
Covered it with white embossing powder and then added puff effect. After I glued it to the paper I added some micro beads:

BFS "Organic Vine" (model 074516):
Organic Vine

My second project is a shabby card:
I used "Calligraphic Border", "Symphony Border" and "Heart Set" here:
I painted the heart with whip paint, glued an angel to it and added different pearls. After all I added a thick layer of glossy accent on the pearls to make it looks like an all-in-one piece:
The "Calligraphic Border" and the "Symphony Border" I covered with white opaque  embossing powder:
The BFS pieces I used here:
"Calligraphic Border" (model 074363)
Calligraphic Border

"Symphony Border" (model 074530)
Symphony Border

"Heart Set" (model 074417)
Heart Set

And the last project is a handmade notebook:
I used "Blooming Flourish" here:
Cowered it with white cradle paint:

The BFS "Blooming Flourish" (model 074509)
Blooming Flourish (2)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a nice week)))

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Irene's Projects

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share with you all my March projects using some gorgeous Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces. I've created a layout, a tag and a card for this month.

First up, is a layout using a seasonal wildflowers piece and an organic vine piece. I've also used a Blooming Beauty word chipboard piece as the title for this layout.

Here are some close-ups on the chipboard pieces.

I've painted the chipboard pieces with some glitter paints.

Here are the chipboard pieces used:

Seasonal Wildflowers

Organic Vine

Blooming Beauty

My second project is a tag. I've used a Tuscan window piece on it.

 Here is a close-up on it. I've used some texture paste to cover it and later misted it with some paints.

Chipboard piece used:

Tuscan Window

My third project is a card using an organic vine corner piece.

Here is a close-up. I've misted the corner piece with some gold paint.

Chipboard piece used:

Organic Vine Corner

Hope you all like today's projects!