Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Three Serendipity layouts with Karine

Hi there Blue Fern Studios fan,

Karine's here today to share with you three layouts I created with our amazing Serendipity collection. My first one is called Moment.

I used the Fascination paper as my background. My composition is entered around the Ornate Frame, which I embossed with brown embossing powder . While the powder was still hot, I sprinkled some glass glitter.

My title piece is part of the French Words set. I painted it with white gesso first, and added some mist after. To make it pop a little bit, I added a few touches of white gesso.

I used exactly the same products to alter my Floral Lattice Bits.

To add texture to my background, I used the Forever stamps set.

My second layout is called Reminisce. Here it is.

I used the Merriment paper as my background.

To mat my picture, I used some cards from the Calling Cards paper.

I used the Quatrefoil panel behind my picture. I simply covered it with white gesso.

In my embellishments cluster, I used the Leafy Page Accents. To alter the chipboards, I used the Imagine Ink Garnet Embossing Powder and while it was still hot, I sprinkled some Pearl Embossing Powder.

My title piece, the Serendipity Words 2, was treated with the same steps.

I also used the Essential Textures stamps to alter my background paper.

My last layout is called Everlasting Love.

I used the Inspiration paper.

I centered my composition around the Gazebo chipboard. I started out by painting it with white gesso. I covered everything with two mist colors to get the right shade of blue. I wanted more texture, so I used the Garden Frolic stamp set and ink to add more interest. Finally, I added some grained grit over the roof of the Gazebo.

My title piece, the Everlasting Love chipboard, was primed with white gesso and then, I painted half of it with some mist.

You can see in the pictures that I used the Garden Frolic stamps sets to alter my background as well. I just love the stamps from this set: they are so versatile: lattice pattern (black ink), handwritten script (blue ink), some flowers (black ink).

I hope you'll give the Serendipity collection a try! It is just gorgeous.

Have a great day.


  1. Oh my Goodness! All are stunning! Such gorgeous layouts! These new Serendipity papers are fabulous! Thank you Karine for these wonderful inspirations!

  2. All three are just beautiful!! I love the blues and browns in that 1st layout!!

  3. Oh my gosh, Karine, each page and design is so very gorgeous! The papers are so very lovely and the photos are wonderful.

  4. WOW! As soon as I saw your projects, it felt like Spring whooshed into my house. The colors and flowers are so beautiful and I love your layouts. What talent! Well done.

  5. Thanks so much, ladies! <3

  6. Gorgeous creations Karine! Totally inspiring!