Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August Projects: Erin Blegen

Good morning everyone :) Erin Blegen here to share with you my projects for August. I've got a bit of variety today, so I hope there's a little bit of something to suit the different tastes out there!

Let's start with my art journal page:

I'm new to art journaling, and am really loving the process- even if "flat" layouts/projects aren't my usual style. But I like that it forces me to try new techniques and work with different mediums to replace my usual flowers and frill ;)

These Manor Hinges were just what I needed to accent this page. After starting out with gesso, I used a script stamp and applied randomly over the surface. I then added a touch of watercolors and some gold embossing enamel.

Products Used:

Manor Hinges

Next up, I have a layout to share:

"Natural Beauty"
I couldn't wait to use this title for my beautiful niece Lilah. It was a perfect fit ;)

Just a little bit of gesso and that was all it needed!

These new Graduated Circles are just awesome :). So many things you can do with them- I used this one as a frame. After applying a random bit of gesso, I added a bit of embossing enamel and zapped it with a heat gun.

Finally, these Berry Stems were the perfect touch for this layout.

Products Used:

Berry Stems

Graduated Circles

All Natural Set

Last, I have a tag to share:

"Friends" Tag
A good tag needs a great accent piece. And that is what I found in this Ironwork Accents piece.

I've used a transparency in the past to back my chipboard, and I really liked that- so I did it again here. It made it easy to apply my title. I've again done some stamping and used some embossing enamel to decorate this piece, before adding a few beads as a final touch.

Products Used:

Ironwork Accents

I hope you enjoyed my post today :) Thanks so much for coming by...
and don't forget about the August Sketch Challenge! There are just a few days left- so don't miss out, okay?

Take care :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Projects by Kotlyarova

Hello, ladies!
Olga is here with you today. I would like to share my new Blue Fern Studios projects with you and hope it will inspire you.
I love watercolor! We can make a lot of interesting effects with it.

Chipboard used:

For this project I use chipboard as a mask. I would like to achieve lightness and tenderness, so the colors here are not so much. But the photo looks very advantageous!
Chipboard used

 Well, here is just an explosion of color! Also with watercolors. More colors for this fun foto :)

 Chipboard used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Friday, August 23, 2013

{2} Cards with Patter

Hi, and happy Friday! It's Patter here with two cards for you today using various Blue Fern Studios chipboard. Let's look at what I have created for you today:

For this card, I actually started with the Blue Fern Studios Bits of Honey chipboard. I just love these pieces, and I have not used them yet so I really wanted to use this particular piece of chipboard for one of my creations today. I also used the Blue Fern Studios Spiritually Speaking chipboard for the card sentiment. Both pieces were painted with gesso, spritzed with mist, and dabbed with acrylic paint.
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Bits of Honey

Spiritually Speaking

Birthday Greetings
For this card, I used the Blue Fern Studios Directions and Doily Bunting chipboard pieces. I used a punch out from one the arrows in the Directions set. I used it to draw attention to the sentiment. I also added pearls to the center of the arrow so that it would match the pearls I added to the Doily Bunting chipboard.
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Doily Bunting
Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you will use your Blue Fern Studios chipboard on your next card creation. Blessings,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Projects by Kerryn Lawson

Hi, Kerryn here and I would like to share some of my recent Blue Fern Studios projects with you on the blog today.
I am always looking to add new cards to my stash so that I am prepared when those last minute invitations arrive.  Chipboard adds instant impact to your card and with the variety of products in the Blue Fern Studios range there is a chipboard design to suit every occasion.
For my first card I have combined a nested circle chipboard with a piece from the ironwork accents set.  Both pieces were primed with gesso before white paint, vintage photo distress ink and perfect gold Perfect Pearls were randomly applied to suit the neutral colour palette I was working to.

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For my second card I have gone to the complete opposite end of the colour scale opting to bring out some bright, happy colours.
I wanted to create depth of colour on my industrial gears chipboard so I have inked the chipboard with yellow chalk ink before applying and heat setting yellow embossing powder.  The chalk ink works quite well with embossing powder but gives you a more rustic, uneven finish than embossing ink will.

 Products used :
Along with the cards I have also created a layout featuring one of my absolute favourite Blue Fern Studios products, the Brigitte butterfly.
On this occasion I wanted to replicate the distressed feel from the papers with the treatment of both the butterfly and flourish chipboard pieces.  To do this I have used paint in a number of colours but as the layers have been built up the paint was added randomly rather than to the entire piece.  Once the paint had dried, the chipboard was gently sanded to expose both the different paint layers and the raw chipboard.
Perfect gold Perfect Pearls was added to the centre of the butterfly wings to add a touch of contrast to the blue/green and white.

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 Thank you for stopping by and checking out my projects today.