Thursday, February 11, 2016

February Projects by Nicole Doiron

Already a month has passed by since my first DT reveal for Blue Fern Studios!
I was waiting with much anticipation to share with you some more creations
using these gorgeous papers and intricate chipboard pieces!

My first layout features the whimsical and oh so pretty Serendipity Collection!

I used a lot of chipboard on my page mixing some brand new pieces with a few classic ones.  In the close-up below you see some Leafy Page Accent that I cut into 2 pieces, using one half to frame the Serendipity calling card and the other is peaking out from under the photo.

Blue Fern Studios has a lot of chipboard sets that offer not just one, but numerous pieces in a set so you get much more for your money.  The Leafy Page Accents and the Ironwork Accents both seen above are just two of the many examples. You get up to 8-9 pieces in each set!

I never tire of using butterflies on my layouts (I am shabby chic after all!) and this one is called the Brigitte Butterfly.  I covered it with  Imagine Ink Petal embossing powder.  I did the same on the Floral Lattice Bits used around my flower clusters.

Here you see 2 newer pieces that have been designed to complement the Serendipity papers, the large and majestic Swan Gate that I treated with Fuchsia embossing powder and the word 'contemplation'.  The word as well as the Leafy Page Accent were simply painted white with a faint touch of pink.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper: Serendipity (Merriment, Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Swan Gate, Serendipity Words 1, Brigitte Butterfly Set, 
Ironwork Accents, Leafy Page Accents, Floral Lattice Bits
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Fuchsia, Petal

On my next project, I dug into some of my Blue Fern Studios papers and rediscovered this beautiful dark design from the Sanctuary collection which turned out perfect for this sweet picture mixed in with a little bit of Love Story to complete the title.

I layered some of the Tattered Diamond Bits, covered with Oatmeal embossing powder, and the gorgeous must-have Circle Flourish which I heat embossed with Garnet, then sprinkled with a little Phoenix glitter and dabbed with a little pearly shimmer paint.

A close-up from the other side...

You see below a little snippet of my background stamped with the brick design from the Essential Textures Stamps set and some Cotton Candy embossing powder.

This incredible photo was given to me by a friend a couple years back!
I have a whole collection and I absolutely love it!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper: Sanctuary (Bountiful, Calling Cards); Love Story (Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Circle Flourish - Small, Tattered Diamond Bits
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Garnet, Oatmeal
Imagine Ink Glitter: Phoenix
Stamp: Essential Textures set

And last, but certainly not least, let's take a look at my take on the February BFS sketch!

Here is the sketch, very romantic and perfect for the Blush Collection!

I did some stamping on my background with the Essential Textures set and used this sweet title.

On all my chipboard pieces, I put white gesso, then added some distress stain and added some Imagine Ink glitter, Caribbean.  I then dabbed on some more white gesso to soften them up.

There are so many gorgeous images on the Blush collection papers so I fussy cut a few of them, including those cute little butterflies from the title strips, and popped them up with foam squares to add dimension to my page.  I absolutely adore the Bits of Honey!

I have scrapbooked this picture of my sweetheart and I several times before, but I had another copy and I thought it matched perfectly with these romantic papers!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper: Blush (Enamored, Charmed, Key to my Heart, Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Sweet On You title, Bits of Honey
Imagine Ink Glitter: Caribbean
Stamp: Essential Textures set

I hope that looking at my creations this month has inspired you to create!

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