Thursday, November 27, 2014

'Sanctuary' Inspiration by Lisa Griffith

Hello Blue Fern Studios friends....

I am a little later than usual this month due to some technical difficulties on my part...
But I actually felt very lucky to have a few more days as it gave me a bit more time to play
with the new collection 'Sanctuary', that I am so IN LOVE with....


I started with the beautiful paper 'Conservatory' and then I layered a lot of pieces of Blue Fern Studios papers including the 'Calling Cards' from the Sanctuary collection and some pieces from the Blue Fern Garden collection in the background and created lots of texture with gesso, paints, stamping and gold micro beads.

For my title I embossed a piece from the 'Chunky Word Set' set in copper to match my copper colored paints.

I also used pieces of the 'Shabby Brick Bits' which I painted in white and then covered in different paints in gold and copper colors. You can also see a piece of 'Ginger's Poppies' tucked under my photo.

'girl in bonnet'

For my second project I started with the paper 'Bountiful' also from the Sanctuary collection. I only recently tried to do a layout with a dark background and I love how it turned out, using a dark background paper looks so dramatic and makes your photos and embellishments really stand out.

I layered some gesso using several masks, some blue and pink paint and pieces of washi tape to create my background and then added some bits of lace, flowers, and tucked in a piece of 'Blue Fern Frame' that I painted white and blue. You can also see small pieces of the paper 'Mercantile' from the Montage paper collection.


For my final layout I started with the paper 'Meadows of Time' from the new Sanctuary collection. 
I just love the blue and brown vintage patterns here, so gorgeous and totally inspiring to me. I knew I wanted to make a wintery looking page so I started by adding gesso with a sea sponge for a very uneven look and then I added some mists in blue and brown.

I tucked in a few pieces of Blue Fern Garden paper, and then added some pieces of the 'Shabby Flakes' and a piece of 'Winter Titles' which I painted white and then sprinkled with white glitter.

I hope I have inspired you a little today :)
See you next time...


  1. Amazing projects, Lisa! I love what you've done with the Sanctuary line!

  2. Lisa is one of my favorite artists. Love all her works and these are no exception!