Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jackie's September Projects - A Layout and An Upcycled Box

Hello there Blue Fern Studios fans! I have two new projects to share with you today - one shabby layout and an upcycled project.

For my first project, I wanted to create a bit of whimsy for this photo of my youngest wearing a crown of daisies (vey begrudgingly!). Blue Fern Studios papers are so thick that they are gorgeous for tearing and distressing.

I began by tearing a diagonal strip out of the In Bloom sheet, then tore additional pieces off and layered them between the Love Letters and In Bloom papers, along with some lace. I also distressed and inked the edges, tucking in some lace and pieces of Bohemian Flowers chippies painted white.

I tucked additional Bohemian Flowers into the flower cluster - the stark white helps them to stand out against the busy mixed media background.

I cut the word Dream and the layers for my photo from the Calling Cards paper.

I love using the Mini Ring Things chippies for dimension in my background. Here I've coated them in a light brown chalk ink and then stamped them with a darker ink.

A little close-up of all the layers of media, chipboard, paper and embellies.

Blue Fern Studios Products

Blue Fern Garden papers:
- Love Letters
- Timeless
- In Bloom
- Calling Cards
- Parlour

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard:
- Bohemian Flowers
- Mini Ring Things

Are you a crafty hoarder? I am, which is how my second project came about. I have problems throwing out alterable items that might be able to be repurposed as something else, even if I have no idea what that might be. Such was the case with this little blue plastic box. Originally it housed a science experiment from the kids. Since it was a one-time-use experiment, the little box was destined for the recycling box. But I loved the size and the way it closed so snugly, so I salvaged it and tucked it away in a corner of my scraproom. This month I've given it new life - to store my resin pieces - with some gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products.

The Joyce's Dream paper from the Ombre Dreams collection is full of beautiful, subtle details. I added a little modelling paste through a script stencil and tinted it slightly with grey chalk ink, then added some splatters of purple to the background before adding my chipboard and other elements.

For the top of the container I used some of the Shabby Brick Bits coated with paint, embossing powder and chalk ink for a textured appearance.

To round out the cluster of embellishments I tucked in one of the Layering Stems coloured with chalk ink and then touched with gesso for a weathered appearance. I love these pieces of chipboard for tucking in here and there!

I finished the front of the box with one of the Spring Trinkets, coloured with various chalk inks and weathered with gesso.

Blue Fern Studios Products


- Ombre Dreams: Joyce's Dream


- Shabby Brick Bits
- Spring Trinkets
- Layering Stems

Thank you so much for joining me today! Remember, there is still plenty of time to play along with our September Sketch Challenge for your chance to win some gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products!

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