Sunday, March 9, 2014


Hi it's Valerie Serfozo today with a layout to share with you.  I have used a photo of my son and nephew on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale when they were children.  I began this layout with the Signature paper from the Blue Fern Garden paper collection

After building the background with texture paste, Distress Ink, Gelatos, and stamping, I want to add even more dimension using Blue Fern chipboard.  I love to add some green to all my flower clusters, and there are many pieces of chipboard that are perfect for this.  Here I used the Tweet Friends piece for the greenery.  I first painted the chipboard with green ink, and then applied glitter.

I really love the Checker Bits because they can be tucked in just about anywhere on a layout.   I primed this piece with gesso, painted it, then stamped on it.  I wanted it to be 'less than perfect', so I smeared the ink a little.  Then I tucked this piece behind the photo.  I also painted a piece from the Directions set and used it on my layout.

Who doesn't have problems when it comes to titles for their layouts?  I love chipboard pieces that can solve that.  After covering this chipboard frame from the Memory Frames with embossing powder, I tucked it under the photo to serve as the title of the layout.

Although it probably doesn't look like the Heart Borders were used on this layout, they were.  Don't forget about the little pieces that you punch out of the chipboard.  They are great little gems to add to your layouts.  These little pieces were heat embossed like the frame.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what Jackie has to created!


  1. A stunning project, love this to bits!!!

  2. Wow... this page is wonderful!

  3. Such awesome background work Val! I love how the stamping plays off the raised areas and creates even more interest and texture.

  4. this is so beautiful Val, love the amount of detail and heart you put into the page