Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ode to Vintage Christmas 2 … and Babies ~ Sandi's November Inspiration

Hello, hello! 
Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my November inspiration for Blue Fern Studios. 

Last weekend my Design Team package arrived with all the gorgeous Vintage Christmas goodies .. paper, chipboard, flowers and more! Vintage Christmas 2 is such a beautiful complement to Vintage Christmas 1. I wasn't really quite ready to scrap Christmas yet but these papers made the prospect irresistible. I just had to dig in! 

I decided to create a canvas this time around. I love creating a unique background with my wet mediums, paper and embellishments! So, I gessoed, stenciled, stamped, misted, splattered and even used my gelatoes to build up the background. Then I set about fussy cutting some images from the Vintage Christmas 2 papers … Tree Trim and Let it Snow. I tore some strips of those same papers to layer under my photo. 

Aren't those floral images just gorgeous?!! Michelle Singh designed this collection and did such a beautiful job! After using a medium to adhered the paper to the canvas, I did some random stamping with the Scratched stamp. Love all the texture stamps so much! (Photo is the hubby and I, done for the our church directory. Kind of a quick one but not too bad.) 

Next, I got busy on choosing a chipboard and altering it. In the end, I only used just the Berry Frame which was altered with Ruby and Magenta Embossing Powder. Then dabbed with white gesso, as was everything else for continuing the shabby feel. Note the Christmas Blooms that coordinate with these papers! Couldn't be a better match! 

For my title, I've used a Holiday card that says "All I want for Christmas is you." I don't take for granted that I still have him this year after his battle with cancer last Fall and Winter. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Paper: Vintage Christmas 2 Tree Trim, Let it Snow, Holiday Cards
Chipboard: Berry Frame
Embossing Powder: Ruby, Magenta
Flowers: Christmas Blooms
Mist: Winter Mint, Persimmon
Stamps: Scratched


"Each Day" 

When I created this sweet layout, I still had my Memoires paper collection out on my desk and   couldn't wait to use them again along with some new supplies from Blue Fern Studios! These little grandsons have become a favorite subject to scrap this year! Aren't they precious?! 

The title piece is quite large and very dramatic, especially in red! I've embossed it with Golden Bricks Embossing Powder and then stamped it with black ink and the crackle texture stamp. It also got a few dabs of white gesso and ink. 

My other chipboard piece is also on the large side. I've tucked it under my photo layers after embossing it with Army Dust Glitter. Then I did some paper tearing and had fun creating my background. This time I reached for my new Crackle Texture stamp! My blooms are a combination of collections: Memoires Blooms, Late Winter Lilies and some tiny Courtship Blooms. Last but not least, my darling photo of Silas and Samuel. Awww! 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
 Paper: Memoires Songbird's Drama, Tale of Treasure, Autumn Biography
 Chipboard: Each Day, Swirled Floral Corners Large
 Embossing Powder: Golden Bricks
Glitter: Army Dust
Flowers: Memoires Blooms, Late Winter Lilies, Courtship Blooms
 Stamps: Crackle Texture

Next month, I'll be back with a couple of Social Media posts in lieu of design work. So, let me take this opportunity to publicly thank Valerie and Leslie for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful Design Team the past 18 months or so. It has been such an honor to create for Blue Fern Studios (as in dream come true) and hopefully to inspire you! Don't forget that I'm watching for you on Social Media, so be sure to tag Blue Fern Studios!



1 comment:

  1. Sandi, what a BEAUTIFUL LO of you and your DH! The one of the twinkies is precious too! STUNNING work, as always!