Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It started with 2 pieces of Kraft paper...

 It's me, Lisa!! December is here!! I hope that everyone is getting into the holiday spirit!!! Well, with the hustle and bustle of the season, It may be a little difficult to find time to create. But Create I must, so I pulled out 2 pieces of 12x12 Kraft paper..After all, it is the color of chipboard. I covered them with gesso...Then the magic began...

 I created this layout as a gift for a dear friend who lost her husband this year.
I primed the Graduated Circles with gesso. Then painted them with acrylic glaze and dabbed some black paint over it when it was dry.

 I painted the By the Sea words with flat black acrylic paint.

  I always save the innards from my panels chipboard. The diamonds came from the Harlequin Page Panel. I glued them to the background and painted them with gesso to blend in, before I sprayed the whole page with mists.

  This next layout was totally inspired by Australian artist Di Garling. I just pulled some chipboard from my collection and got busy.

To adorn the Spring Branch, I covered it with some texture paste and let it dry. Then I painted it with acrylic glaze.

I painted the Doodle Flowers with acrylic glaze as well. I added a rhinestone to the middle of this one.

I painted and tucked some of the Doodle Flowers among the flower cluster.

Thank you for joining me today on the Blue Fern Studios Blog. Make sure you check back often to see the inspiration created by Design Team. You can join me on my blog for details, and the story behind the By The Sea layout.


  1. love the different textures on these layouts!

  2. Gorgeous! You did great homage to Di's piece, she is quite amazing. Love all the technique you use Lisa :)

  3. this is fabulous! I love the mix of all the chipboard and it works beautifully.

  4. You have done an amazing job here Lisa and I am flattered you chose one of my layouts for inspiration. You have totally rocked it girl. Big hugz. Di. xo

  5. Both of these are amazing Lisa! I love all the colors and textures.

  6. HOW Special...
    Your work is so awesome! THX for sharing.

  7. What a beautiful layout Lisa! Love the top one very much too!! I heard from Di that she had inspired you so was intrigued!! You did a great job and hopefully you'll join in at SATW this month too :)

  8. Your work is amazing. I love everything about your work....Working with gesso is on my "Bucket List!" Thank you so much for sharing. I have a long way to go, but your work is inspiring!