Thursday, March 7, 2013

Blue Fern for Boys and Girls by Svetlana Austin

Hello everyone! Svetlana is here with my portion of March projects. 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard is not only amazingly beautiful and intricate, it is also very versatile 
even when it comes to project's styles. 
Today I want to share with you a pretty girly layout, then another one about my little boy 
and a bright and funky birthday card. I hope you will enjoy it.

"So Sweet" layout

For this bright and colorful layout I used Floral Wreath and a cute little bunny shape from Icons Set One.
I decorated the wreath by roughly applying a layer of gesso and then dabbing some parts with blue acrylic paint.
I followed it with some more dabbing of green paint all over and finished it off with liquid pearls dotted along the edges of the wreath.

The bunny was covered with some coarse texture paste. I like the amount of texture it gives and the brownish neutral color. Once it was dry, I sprayed it with blue Perfect Pearls for some shimmer and dabbed lightly
with acrylic paint - and here he is ready to hop :-)

Blue Fern Studios products used for this project:

Floral Wreath (074486)

Icons Set One (074448)
Icons Set One - Click Image to Close

"Enjoy The Moment" layout

I wanted to create a layout that highlights the earthiness and the natural feel of the place
where the pictures were taken.
I sprayed the Seasonal Wildflowers chipboard with green glimmer mist and covered it with crackle accents
for some extra texture. 

I roughly painted the frame with thick layer of rich brown craft paint.
It is one of the easiest way to decorate chipboard but it defiantly adds some nice touch to any project.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Craftsman Frame (074949)
Craftsman Frame - Click Image to Close

Seasonal Wildflowers (074394)
Seasonal Wildflowers - Click Image to Close

Birthday Card

It was my little boy's birthday just a week ago so I created this card for him.
It is bright and fresh and he really liked it.
There are some pretty cool shapes in Icons' Sets and it is perfect for creating some small projects as cards.
Here I used an arrow and a star. I applied some gesso over it and then a layer of distress stickles
for some festive sparkle. 

Blue Fern Studios products used for this project:

Icons Set One (074448)
Icons Set One - Click Image to Close

Thank you for visiting our blog today!
Keep well and stay creative!


  1. Светлана просто молодчина!!! Такая красота!

  2. Светочка, необыкновенной красоты странички!!!

  3. Wonderful pages and the chipboard die cut are stupendous...

  4. love how unique and diverse both pages are and the card knocks my socks off. LOVE your balloon. Also enjoy the burst of color on your Blue Fern frame. wow

  5. Svetlana, your layouts are amazing! I love the colors and the way you've used the chipboard.

  6. Wow, I so love the layout you made! It has definitly that nature feeling you were looking for!!