Saturday, February 22, 2014

3 New Projects by Lisa Griffith

Hello everyone! It's my turn to share my February projects today. I'm sure you've all
seen by now the gorgeous new line of papers by Blue Fern Studios. I love the soft 
colors and the sweet girly feel, I was inspired to create this...

"Flowers for Lily"

This is a photo of my niece Lily. My sister told me that last Valentine's Day her Daddy
brought her her very first bouquet of flowers, Lily just loved them and thought they were so special.
So, so sweet. I used the paper "In Bloom" as the background, and then cut up some pieces
of the "Calling Card"paper as layers underneath my photo. I have taken a piece from the
Manor Hinges and a piece of the Ironwork accents and painted them with cream colored paint
and then stamped them with Ranger Distress ink in Vintage Photo. For the
word 'Delightful' from the Optimist Word Set, I painted with the cream colored paint,
added a touch of pink mist and then a coat of Glossy Accents. 
Here is a close up:

Blue Fern Studio products used:
Blue Fern Studios "In Bloom"
Blue Fern Studios "Calling Card"
Ironwork Accents
Manor Hinges
Optimist Word Set

Next is a tag I created using Blue Fern Studios paper and several chipboard pieces, which I embossed 
in white and then splashed with a bit of blue and orange mist to match the flowers. I cut out 
some of the diagonal pieces of the Love Letters paper so that it would highlight the pattern.

And a close up:

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Blue Fern Studios "Love Letters"
Tattered Diamond Bits
Hearts from the Chunky Heart panel
Ever After Frame Set

And lastly I have a card to share. I really enjoyed making this. I am madly in love with
Blue Fern Studios panels! I love to give them a really distressed look by cutting them up
in jagged pieces and then adding different mediums, they add such a great textural element to any
project.  I painted both the Turkish panel pieces and the butterfly  with Ranger Antique Linen Distress 
paint, did just a touch of embossing with Ranger Antique Linen embossing powder and then 
once that was all dry, painted them with some Silks paint in Emperor's Gold.

I have to admit I haven't made many cards, but after seeing how adding a few
pieces of altered chipboard to a card makes it so pretty, I will definitely
be making more! It's so nice to send someone special something hand made 
and from the heart.

Here is that beautiful butterfly:

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Butterfly Grid Panel 
Turkish Panel

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs, Lisa xo