Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Orchid, Lilac, and Yellow

Joyce  here today to share some projects using the Ombre Dreams paper collection, and some chipboard too.  This paper collection has a color for everyone, and for me it’s the orchid, lilac and yellow colors.
Here’s a layout using the Juliana’s Dream  paper featuring the colors of orchid and yellow. The Quatrefoil Panel chipboard was used as a stencil in the background  to add some texture, layering, to further blend the colors together, and grounding the softness of the colors with a hint of charcoal mist. 

 Close ups of the Bohemian Butterfly, and the Grande Cage:

And, here’s a little card featuring a piece of Juliana’s Dream paper and the Jeweled Page Dangle chipboard piece. I first applied gesso to the chipboard piece and was going to leave it as it was because it looked nice on the card that way too.  But, then that inner voice that whispers in my ear, “embellish, embellish, embellish” whenever I work with chipboard just kept getting louder until I succumbed and agreed that I couldn’t just leave it as  it was. It is a very small piece but the design is so exquisite and the dropped baubles required some dimension. Apply some molding paste to those focal points on chipboard to create dimension.  Here there are three values of the color yellow to add some shadow and more interest on each bauble. Try it… I think you will be pleased with the results.

Aren’t those daisies cute?  They are also elements from the Jeweled Page Dangle.  Paint them white, and follow the design of the petals with a water color pencil then add some color mist inside the watercolor pencil petal.  I would love to see more of these small daisy flowers in the Blue Fern Studios store (hint, hint, ;), they’re great little fillers.
Thanks for letting me share my projects with you.
See you on July 17th.



  1. OMG !!! these are all breathtaking !!!! pure magic x

  2. wow, speechless!!! love the colors.


  4. So beautiful and soft. Love it Joyce.

  5. So pretty.... love those colors together! gorgeous textures, and your chippies! they always look so dressed up, like little jewels :)