Hello friends, how have you been?
July has been very exciting and now that August is here, I'm looking to better times ahead! Today I'm so glad to be sharing with you two creations using the fabulous new collection Seaside Cottages. This set of papers speak right to my heart and to say it was love at first sight is a great understatement. Michele has outdone herself yet again with this gorgeous beach-themed collection filled with soft colours and stunning images.
My first layout is of my eldest having some fun with his feet in the sand. Woodgrain is really my thing and I had to use it for the background. Seeing that the paper is so full of details, I toned down my background work and used to it accent the colors on the page.
Details in the close-ups:
An anchor from part of the Seaside Flourish chippie which I had embossed with Copper EP from Imagine Ink and painted some turquoise acrylic paint over for a tarnished look. The petals were sprinkled with Dusty Pink glitter.
Layer, layer, layer! That's what you do when you have so many pretty papers at hand! Here, I built up lots of dimension with scraps from Calling Cards, Voyage and Splendour.
Using a Calling Card sentiment as my title. The little stars on the flourish chipboard were also given a nice coat of Sunshine glitter.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
papers: Seaside Cottages - Calling Cards, Voyage, Splendour, Gala
chipboard: Seaside Flourish
Glitter, Dusty Pink, Sunshine
My second share is a mixed media canvas and I had used so many fun stuff on it! The starfish and shells that you see are actually from a potpourri set and they smell amazing!
This is the Seashell Frame which I had a lot of fun altering with EP and duo-toned acrylic paint.
A little sailboat from Nautical Set. Check out the background - it's one of the patterned papers from Seaside collection and I didn't have to do much to make it look so grungy and vintage all at the same time!
Who doesn't love a dolphin? I have one here with some seaweed chippies. Check out the Seaside Lilies that come as part of the coordinating flowers - they are so perfectly distressed that I didn't have to fiddle with them at all.
Mr Octopus saying hi.
I seem to have a thing for anchors again! This one is embossed and wrapped with a piece of twine.
A title piece from Calling Cards, matched by the Seaside Roses.
And here is the video of how I put everything together. Sit back and enjoy!
Blue Fern Studios supplies used:
paper: Seaside Cottages - Calling Card
chipboard: Nautical Set, By the Sea, Seashell Frame, Seaweed chippies
EPs: Ebony, Clover, Fern, Grassy Knoll, Verdant, Sea Breeze, Blue Sky, 14 Karat