Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Is In the Air!!

 Hi, Lisa here with 3 new layouts. Spring is in the air, and that means the flowers bloom and gardens flourish. To get you in the mood for spring I used lots of flowers and spring colors. Blue Fern Studios has lots of floral inspired chipboard for your projects.

 On the first layout I used the Graduated Circles to frame my photo. I painted it with acrylic paint and after it was dry, used glossy accents on it to stick my micro beads to.

Once the frame was dry, I added some Doodle Flowers to the circle. I primed the Doodle Flowers with white gesso, then sprayed them with mist, then I topped each with a rhinestone.

 I used the Angel eyes word from the Spiritually Speaking set. I used the same colors and technique as on the Doodle Flowers.

On this next layout, I used the Best Of Times chipboard frame from the Memory Frames set.  The design was inspired by using the April Blue Fern Studios Sketch Challenge. It is a beauty, so give it a go and you'll have a chance to win some beautiful Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

The paper I used is Blue Fern Gardens. I did a little mixed media with gesso, ink and masks for the background.

For the frame, I primed it with gesso, then colored it using  Gelatos in 2 colors, spritzed it with water, and rubbed it into the frame.

I used the Mini Ring Things in various parts of the page. The little heart is one of the pieces  from the Blue Fern Bits. Don't throw away those pieces that fall off of your Blue Fern Panels chipboard, they make great little fillers.

 Here is a close up of the Memory Frame, and a border from the the Doily Bunting set.

This next layout was put together in 30 minutes. I practically closed my eyes and just started throwing things onto my paper.  I let the Blue Fern Studios chipboard dictate the design. I used a brick mask to mimic the Shabby Brick Bits, the word Believe from the Spiritually Speaking set to evoke emotion from the beautiful photo I found on Tumbler (I know the last name of the photographer is Mueller) and the Spring Branch to signify the season. I simply am in love with concrete angels.

I primed the word with gesso and sprayed it using 2 coats and drying it in between each coat.

I primed the Spring Branch with gesso. Once it was dry. I sprayed the leaves  using my mists and then painted the branch part with acrylic paint. Then I used a pearl pen in the same brown'gold color and rubbed it into the branch. I did the same with the brick bits.

Thank you for joining me for my April Blog Post. I hope you have been inspired. Until next time, Happy Spring!!


  1. Lisa.....your layouts are JAW DROPPING fave is the last one...your layers, texture and color are FANTABULOUS!!!

  2. LISA!!!! I adore them! You are fantastic my friend, love your work, would love to see you create :)


  3. Wow Lisa these are all stunning. The last one is very very special because if the angel. Love them.

  4. Lisa these are just so gorgeous! The beautiful light spring colors and that last one is my favorite, just love that photo and all those pretty them! ;)