Monday, October 12, 2015

A first look at Vintage Christmas ~ with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Blue Fern fans! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my first Vintage Christmas project! 
I think I squealed a bit when I received my Design Team box the other day ... so many lovely new items! Wow! 

The Noel paper was treated with clear gesso and then super heavy gesso with a stencil. Imagine Ink in "Winter Mist" was misted and spread with water to enhance the stenciling. The "Carribean" glitter was then scattered over the background paper for lots of shine. Yes, we now have glitter! 

The chipboard pieces were all primed with gesso and then coated with the Imagine Ink in "Winter Mint" ( Snow Medley), "Leaf" (Eclectic Hearts), "Jingle Bells" (Garden Window) and "Cotton Candy" plus "Persimmon" (Wish, Wonder, Dream).  The Snow Medley piece was enhanced with "Fern" embossing powder, the Wish with "Poinsettia" embossing powder and the Eclectic Hearts with "Lucky" embossing powder. The Garden Window was misted with "Jingle Bells," then dusted with "Pyrite" glitter. 

Paper layers were cut and placed behind the Window. Flowers and bling were added as a final touch. 

Here are some close-ups:

I love Blue Fern Studios chipboard and had fun with some older pieces as well as some new ones! Having mist, embossing powder and glitter that mix and match  with the papers is wonderful! You can see that I like to do my embossing in more of a random way versus total coverage. For the Eclectic Hearts I added in some variegation with my green Gelato. In case you're wondering, the Garden Window does have Jingle Bell mist, a smidgen of inks and then is dusted with Pyrite glitter. One window shutter was cocked to reveal the paper beneath it. 

The Snow Medley piece has been cut in half and tucked into two different spots. The Winter Mint mist and the Fern embossing powder co-ordinate beautifully! Winter Mint os going to match so many of the BFS papers! 

More random embossing on the Wish piece. Again, the colors go so well together! Try Persimmon and Poinsettia together .. I think you'll like the combo. 

Well, that's my first project with Vintage Christmas! I can't wait to start another even though the weather is still hot here in Texas. Might go neutral this time instead of red and green. Hmm ...

Thanks for coming by! 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas Noel
Vintage Christmas Magical
Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards

Snow Medley
Wish Wonder Dream
Garden Window
Eclectic Hearts

Winter Mint
Cotton Candy
Jingle Bells

Embossing Powder:


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