Thursday, March 13, 2014

Three layouts with Blue Fern Garden by Marie-Josée

Hello all,

I hope you are doing fine! Today, I have three projects to show you, all using the Blue Fern Garden paper collection. Here they are.

"Memories Captured" layout:

To create the background of this layout, I used the Turkish panel. Panels sent to DT members sometimes have smaller pieces still stuck to it. I decided not to get rid of those and to use the panel as is. I glued it to a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard, applied gesso and then white acrylic paint. I altered the background with mists, stamps and ink.

I used two different Blue Fern Garden papers on this layout, Love Letters and Picnic (both sides). I used pop dots to add dimension.

I also used a phrase from the Captured Words set as a title. I decided to leave it bare to make it stand out.

"Forever" layout

For this layout, I used a Blue Fern paper as a background (In Bloom). I altered two pieces of the Chickenwire panel with gesso and glued it to my background.

I also used two pieces of the Beaded Strings set. I used one as a frame for my photo and the other one as a second frame around it. I applied gesso and three different colors of Gelatos. I used a bit of water and the tip of my finger to blend the colors. I also sprayed a touch of brown mist.

Then, I cut some words out of the Calling Cards paper and used them in the corners of my layout.

"Apprécier le quotidien" layout

For this clean and simple layout, I chose to use a color not found in the Blue Fern Garden papers, that is, red! :) Here's what I did. I chose a rather plain paper for my background (Parlour, B side). As you can see below, originally, the color blue was found on the paper:

Since I wanted it to match the rest of my layout, I used a watercolor pencil and added a touch of red to the blue flowers! :)

You also noticed that I only used a tiny picture. That is because I wanted to use a piece of chipboard from the Circle Groups set as a frame. I painted this piece of chipboard with white acrylic paint.

I used the Royal Border - Large, also painted with white acrylic paint, under the "frame" to add interest and texture to my layout.


  1. These pages are gorgeous... I loved the Mariemily's layouts!

  2. These are done so well...I like the touches of red and the roses on the last piece a lot ( :

  3. So so gorgeous my dear
    love all the 3

  4. tout est magnifique Marie , j'adore tout se que tu fais!!!