Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bente's shabby June projects

Hi, it's almost the end of June but that is not something you would know from 
the weather over here. In Sweden we love to celebrate Midsummer outside with our traditional 
food and many like to  dance and sing around the 'May-pole'.
Well, I guess not much of that going on this year as yesterday was an utterly 
blusery and rainy day unfortunately. So I stayed inside scrapping... 
What better substitute, -for almost anything...?

Here's my first page:

I based my layout on the beautiful Montage collection and particularily one of my fave sheets
the blue and white side of 'Fairyland'. I did use a lot of media on top, but that is one of the 
many great things about the Blue Fern Studios papers; they are very thick and awesome 
quality so they are able to take a lot of experimenting!

I picked a pretty picture of my youngest looking for seashells on the seashore last Summer.
As this is a beach themed page I decided to frame my picture using the gorgeous Seaside Frame. 
It's got a little seahorse, a star, an anchor, etc so it's just perfect!

At first I primed my page with gesso. When dry I added a layer of a blue paint. I mixed several shades to get it just the right colour. I added a layer of crackle glaze on top. 
Before the crackle dried I sprinkled  some special fairy glitter and some tiny glass beads on top. 
After all we were looking for treasure :-)

 The cracks in the paint are really small but look very cute in real life. 
Unfortunately they don't show up well in the photos.

My second page was made as an example for the June BFS sketch challenge .

For this one I used the delightful Deja Vu collection.
You'll find the sketch and everything you need to know about the challenge HERE.

The beautiful birdcage is part of a set of two. It's called Deja Vu Tweets chipboard and you 
can find it HERE

There is a big contrast between the bright colours in the first page and this more subdued page.
-But I actually like to do a little of both. That way at least there's no risk I'll get bored :-)

As a title I used the word 'Adore' and you can find it HERE
The two other words of the set are Love and Cherish.

The butterfly is called Royal Monarchs and is part of a set of three different sizes. 
You'll find them HERE.

The chipboard underneath the purple mini roses is called Layering Stems and is part of a set 
of three different ones. You can see all of them HERE

And my third page and last one for today:

Picture is from last year when we took MIL out for a birthday dinner at the local yacht club (no we do not have a boat :-D).

I used Ombre Dreams for my page ,'Susans Dream'. I added a couple of layers in the middle. I used my trusty border punch this time. It's been too long....

I picked som Shabby Brick bits that I painted white and then sprinkled with yellow fine glitter.

The main chipboard piece here is the beautiful Beaded Flourish frame and you can take a closer look HERE.   
I painted it, and when dry I stamped it with one of the 'Halftone' stamps. To further embellish it I added some gold stickles. I thought this would match well to the golden coloured mist I used on my background.

I hope you liked the pages that I prepared for you!
Thank you for visiting today! :-)

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