Monday, June 3, 2013

A Comfy Cozy Kitty, a Picture Wheel, and an Upcycled Wall Hanging

 Grab your Monday morning beverage. I hope you enjoy this Blue Fern Studios Blog Post today. Lisa here, with 3 new projects for your viewing pleasure. With the warmth of Summer around the corner, I hope June brings you much inspiration from Blue Fern Studios.

 My first Project is a 12x12 layout. This was inspired by our Sketch this month. Don't forget to join the June Sketch Challenge.

I used a cracklepaint directly on the chipboard daisies. Once the paint dried, I enhanced it further with a darker ink that bled into the cracks.

I painted the Vintage key with distress crackle paint. Once dry I hung the keys on the chain using small jump rings.

  I love the chain. The set comes with 2 pieces. I used the curved piece as shown in the sketch. I painted it wit crackle paint, and added some oval trunkets to match the shape of the chain link.

                                                                     Page Chains

Vintage Keys

This next project is a picture wheel that I created and wound some great silly pictures of my daughter mounted on a diecut filmstrip.

To keep the filmstrip wound round the reel, I tied it with some twine.

I heat embossed distress powder over the butterflies on both sides as you can see the underside when I folded the wings up for dimension. . The branch was inked with distress ink, cut apart, and tucked into the flower cluster.

 I found the Urban Words set to be so much fun, and perfect for these silly photos of my daughter as the words are integrated in her everyday language.

I opted to use the insides of the chipboard and save the other pieces for another project. Sometimes you throw away the cutout pieces, in this case I used them for this project.

 I used a distress ink with a foam applicator and rubbed it over the chipboard.

                                                                Brigitte Butterfly Set

The last project I want to share with you is little  wall hanging I created using the throwaway parts of a couple of products. The little wooden box that once held wooden shapes, and the background paper was once the packaging back of a pack of flowers.

 The gate was heat embossed with some distress powder, and I went over it twice to create a rusty old gate effect, rubbing some of the powder off after it dried.

I tucked some flowers, a tiny birds nest, and punched out butterflies into the little shadow boxes.

Here is another view of the sweet little wall hanging that now hangs in my scrap studio wall.

Thank you for visiting Blue Fern Studios today. Come back for more inspiration on how to adore your chip board. I will be back on the 3rd of each month with a new blog post and more inspiration for you.
I would like to take this opportunity to bid a fond farewell to some of the current Design Team Members that are finishing up their term this month. It was a pleasure getting to know some of you, and a pleasure working with old friends, and glad to call you all my friends. I wish you all creative joy in your journeys as Scrap Artists.
 I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new Artists commissioned to the team. I look forward to getting to know you all.
I am honored and excited to be staying on with Blue Fern Studios for another term. I look forward to finding new ways to Jazz Up the gorgeous chip board from Blue Fern Studios. Thank you Leslie and Valerie for believing in my work. xo
What A Beautiful Mess


  1. love your creative idea, thumbs up :)

  2. Lisa, your projects are gorgeous!! loving the picture reel!!

  3. Your projects rock, as always, Lisa! Love everything, but especially the picture wheel!

  4. Lisa, your projects are amazing!!!!! That little photo reel, how cute and very creative!! Gorgeous work!!!

  5. I totally love this layout. It is a beauty. I recognize the small blue flowers as Manorhouse. Wondering whose flowers are the larger ones?

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  7. Oh my oh my just look at all these projects Lisa! you so blow my socks off each time. The colours, the details, your chippie treatment - amazing! Thank you SO much for the constant inspiration! xx