Friday, March 11, 2016

March Creations by Nicole Doiron

How happy I am to be here with you again to share some more 
creations using Blue Fern Studios products.

Two of my layouts feature the beautiful new Courtship Lane collection,
starting with this romantic page inspired by the March sketch challenge.

This is the beautiful March sketch.  I'm hoping to see your take on it!

Like all Blue Fern Studios papers, Courtship Lane has elegant floral designs
and is centered on a Home Sweet Home theme.  And when I think of home, I think of love!
I used the Everlasting Love title which I covered in Imagine Ink Copper 
embossing powder and then dabbed in white paint.

Below you see the fancy Floral Vine which I embossed in Imagine Ink Copper, Sage
and Iris embossing powders.  I love the way the mix of colors turned out.

I did some stenciling on my background and mixed in different purple shades of stains.
I added a small piece of the Ironwork Accents set adorned with a purple gem.

All and all, a very soft color palette with a touch of copper to match the beautiful, 
albeit dead, rusted tree in front of which Yves and I posed in this picture.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper: Courtship Lane (Royal Street, Parkway, Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Everlasting Love, Floral Vine, Ironwork Accents
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Copper, Iris, Sage

My 2nd Courtship Lane inspired layout brings the 'home' theme home, so to speak.
I decided to scrap this old but precious family photo.  I have very few pictures of me alone as a baby
 or with my family, and the ones I do have are of very bad 1970's quality. This one, however, is certainly
a favorite of mine and I found that it was perfect for Courtship Lane.

Slipped behind my photo is the Princess Window which I've treated with 2 shades of Imagine Ink  powders,
Ginger and Nutmeg. I then lightly dabbed on some copper and white acrylic paint.

I did the same to this piece from the Leafy Page Accents set...

and this fancy hinge from the Ironwork Accents.

Other chipboard pieces used are the Reminisce word from Serendipity Words 2 and the Shabby Brick Bits
which I simply covered with Snow embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper: Courtship Lane (West Plaza, Parkway)
Chipboard: Princess Window, Ironwork Accents, Leafy Page Accents, 
Serendipity Words 2, Shabby Brick Bits
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Ginger, Nutmeg, Snow

As you may know, I'm from Canada and, in my part of the country especially, we have the longest Winters!  
They always seem to drag on and on and on... So to warm myself up a little, 
I thought of using this adorable picture of my friends' daughters on a beautiful 
Summer day matched with the bright happy papers from the Frolic collection.

The beautiful blue background paper, Petits Moments, covered in different shades of blue mist reminds
me of a bright blue sky.  I decided to combine it cut out circles of the pretty butterflies
from Dans le jardin paper.  I love the combination of blue and yellow.

 I chose Sunshine Kisses as my title, using the Sunshine piece from the Optimist Word Set
that I colored in  Buttercup yellow Imagine Ink embossing powder.

Surrounding the picture is the Floral Medley Frame on which I used a mixture of Seven Seas,
Breeze and Azure embossing powders with added white paint.  You can also see below
the Mixed Media Poppies that I cut into 3 pieces to display across diagonally on my page behind the butterflies.

Lastly, I chose to add this sweet little heart and arrow from the Directions set... perfect to accentuate 
the adorable sisterly love between these two little girls!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper: Frolic (Dans le jardin, Petits moments, Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Floral Medley Frame, Mixed Media Poppies, Directions, Optimist Word Set
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Sevens Seas, Breeze, Azure, Buttercup

Whether or not it's Winter where you are, I hope I've added a little sunshine in your day with my projects!  
I can't wait already until next month's post!
- Nicole

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