Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Layout, A Tag and a Trio of ATC's...oh my...

 April Showers Bring May Flowers.... But here in Sunny Florida where I live, the flowering is all year around. So I thought I would spread some Springtime with you today.    Lisa here with your Blue Fern Studios Blog Post. My first project is a tag I created using Lots of Prima product, and The Blue Fern Studios Royal Border is a perfect match to the elegance of the tag. It was the perfect size to sideline the edge.

 I had a bottle of Martha Stewart Flocking powder in the perfect color to match the flowers. I applied some Multi Medium to the Regal Border and covered it with the flocking powder, tapping off the excess. It gave the chip board a soft fuzzy look. Softening the hard edge of the tag.

 I created the journaling in Photoshop, printed it, cut the words out, inked them, then adhered to the tag. The tag was created using Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die.

                                                                      Royal Border 2
 My next prject is a trio of ATC cards. The smaller pieces of chip board are just perfect for Cards, Tags and ATC cards. I was thinking of turning this trio of ATC cards into a small banner.

Here is a view of the ATC cards individually. Together they form the journaling. "May Your Bobbin Always Be Full". I love to sew and there is always thread in my machine. That makes me happy!! I wound some String (part of my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral contest prize package) around the Miss Tailor bobbins and topped them with a tiny Tim Holtz safety pin.
                                                                      Miss Tailor Set

 My last project revolves around my entry for The Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge entry. The paper flowers I created. I wanted to create some flowers for my Blue Fern Studios project that would compliment the Spring Iris chip board. I love the tall stalky delicate flowers.

To technique I used on the chip board was using Silks Acrylic Glaze in various colors of blues and greens. Once the paint was dry, I applied a thick layer of Crackle Accents. To get the  most out of the glaze color, I first painted the chip board with a coat of white acrylic paint.

 I used the same technique on the Happiness chip board.

                                                                    Large Spring Iris
                                                                  Good Vibes Word Set

Thank you for stopping  by and  allowing me to share my projects with you today. Keep checking back as every  other day, one of the fabulous designers will be displaying new projects with the Blue Fern Studios beautiful chip board. And there is always new stock and new designs being added to the store frequently. Blue Fern Studios is growing in leaps and bounds and I am very proud to be designing for them!!


  1. Beautiful! I love the color combinations you used on all of your tags. The crackling on the flowers adds a very nice touch.

  2. Oooh my goodness Lisa, these are amazing! love love love your tags and your page is just pure beauty!! the colours are d-e-l-i-s-h-l-y fruity, like orange sorbet in the first one, peach and strawberry cobble in the ATCs and tranquil summer freshness in your layout! xox

  3. Wow, Lisa, your projects just sing with color!!!!!!!! I love the techniques you've used, awesome!

  4. This is unbelievable! I adore what you've done with the crackle and chipboard! Let alone your TF flowers!!! AMAZING!!!