Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring wedding with Jelissa

Hello everyone! We're almost at the end of March, can you believe it?!

Today I have two projects I created for Blue Fern Studios based on two of the most wonderful things ever - Spring and weddings! The first is a layout using their beautiful paper collection "Blue Fern Garden". I cannot get enough of this paper line - the colors are soft and shabby and just perfect for my mixed media projects. 

"The Big Day"

The photo I used was from my own wedding 6 years ago, how time have passed! Love how the pinks and greens come together in this paper collection which gives a feel of Spring.  I primed the papers with clear gesso so that I can still achieve the water color effects without masking the beautiful designs on the papers.

Some close-ups:

I've used the Rose Bouquet chippie, what a beautiful piece!  I used one half of the chipboard for this corner cluster. I covered it with gesso and painted it over with some watercolors and randomly sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set them. The result is a very uneven texture with small drops of embossed surface looking like dew. Lastly I patted some coloured texture paste over the leaves and flowers. In this cluster, I have also tucked the key piece from Romantic Page Dangles under my photo and I only did simple heat embossing.

For the title, I used "The Big Day" from the "Wedding Words" set and layered green water colors in three different shades for a marbled effect. 

Blue Fern products used:
Blue Fern Garden - "Boudoir"
Blue Fern Garden - "Picnic"
Rose Bouquet
Wedding Words set
Romantic Page Dangles

My second project is a canvas which I made for a very special couple on their wedding day.

"Wedding Canvas"

One of my favourite background elements are the panel chipboards as they add dimension and design. Here, I've used cut outs from the Marrakesh Panel and painted them with green watercolors.

I've rotated a piece of the Ever After frame set and painted it with at least four different shades of green for a marbled look and finished off with some script stamping. 

In this cluster, I used two pieces from the Jeweled Trinkets set. I snipped of the chains on either end of one of the pieces and used it as a centre for one of the flowers. On the ends of each motif, I added a dab of dimensional paint and topped the centre with a gem. I've also used the in-between hexagon bits from Bits of Honey to accent the background.

Blue Fern products used:
Marrakesh Panel
Ever After Frame set
Jeweled Trinkets
Bits of Honey

Thanks for joining me today and have fun creating!



  1. Wonderful. Your canvas gift is a true inspiration and keepsake.

  2. Unbelievably gorgeous! Love the colors and the backgrounds, so pretty.Love how you dressed up the Jeweled Trinket and used it as a centerpiece. ;)

  3. thanks everyone for your kind words :)