Sunday, January 3, 2016

A New Year and a New Collection with Jelissa

Hello friends, and a very happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

I'm excited about what this year has in store for me and with all the possibilities of great things happening. But most importantly, I'm more than happy to be back on this amazing team with the most gorgeous products, so let me share my first creations for Blue Fern Studios for 2016.

My first share is a layout of my three babies. It's almost impossible to get them into one photo, let alone make them smile all at the same time so everyone here is looking in different directions. I've used Papillon as my background paper and instead of the usual white gesso and modeling paste combination, I went for a totally different look with a darker palette to match the mood of these papers.

For the background, I spread black gesso over a flower stencil to match the nature motifs in this collection. For contrast, I used white gesso for my script and stem stamps. I also used a lot of Imagine Ink embossing powders - Mystic Plum with Halftone stamps, Cotton Candy with Textured Circle stamp. For the latter, I sprinkled Sage embossing powder while the first pink layer was still melted to obtain a double embossed effect.

Some close-ups:

For Framington Medley chipboard, I used Garnet embossing powder, followed by a second layer with Mystic Plum, and then a third layer with Pearl. Each layer of embossing powder is heated and wet before adding the next layer. For the Willow Flower chipboard, I painted with gelato followed by some dimensional paint in a similar purple shade.

Some of the background details and the papers from the collection I used for layering.

My title from "Calling Cards". It is a perfect moment indeed to get all three of them willing for a photo. I'm still waiting for a "More Perfect" moment when all three are smiling at the camera.

More background details.

Blue Fern products used:

paper: Timeless (Papillon, Calling Cards, Abode)
chipboard: Framington Medley, Willow Flower
embossing powder: Mystic Plum, Garnet, Cotton Candy, Sage
Stamps: Half-tone, Textured Circles

My second share is this "Timeless" winter page. Again, you see how versatile this collection is and I can use it flawlessly for a seasonal layout. I had chosen a photo of a beautiful winter landscape and selected the papers to match the neutral tones. The photo itself conveyed a sense of all time stopping as the snow blankets everything, making it Timeless.

More closeups:

Part of the Snowflake Medley and Mystic Branch, along with a lot of other details.

Flowers layered upon a die cut snowflake.

A very inconspicuous title taken from the info strip, so as not to disrupt the mood the whole page creates.

Some more background details.

Layering the amazing papers from the collection.

And here is the start-to-finish video of how I put this page together.

Blue Fern products used:

papers: Timeless (Couture, Main Street, Song)
chipboards: Snowflake Medley, Mystic Branch
Imagine Ink: Oatmeal ep, Jingle Bells mist
stamp: Textured Circles

That's all I have for today. Have a great week ahead!



  1. Completely in love with the Winter layout!! So gorgeous and Winterliciously wonderful!! Love your sweet babies as well~that photo is priceless.

  2. As always stunning projects by Jelissa!

  3. Wow Jelissa, love your layouts both . I am going to watch the video for sure! x

  4. Jelissa - gorgeous pages - and your video of the winter scene was wonderful!

  5. Gorgeous pages Jelissa! Happy New Year!xx