Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas by Pascale B.

Hello Sweeties,

Today I'm up on Blue Fern Studios with my three last projects. I chose to work the two layouts with photos that I've taken in the beautiful castle of Chenonceau. The castle is well known for his beautiful floral compositions that ornated every room. Every year in December, the castle celebrated Christmas with special decorations. The first one is a white and gold composition ...

As usual, I started to prime the background paper with clear gesso. The I added a design with modeling paste and a stencil. Before the paste was dry I sprinkled the design with Pearl embossing powder that I heat set.

I painted the Framington Medley with green-gold opal magic paint and the straws with a gold acrylic paint.

I die-cut some berry branches that I colored with different watercolors. While the watercolors were still wet, I sprinkled Lime and Buttercup embossing powder that I heat set to give some texture. 

Before gluing all the embellishments with a 3D matte gel, I added some colors to the background.

To finished the layout I added some mica flakes, glass glitter, micro beads, and glitters.

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers - Serendipity (Fascination)
Papers - Memoires (Photographic Record)
Chipboard - Framington Medley
Flowers - Late Winter Lilies, Spring Lilies
Embossing Powder - Pearl, Lime, Buttercup
Glitter - Sunshine, Army Dust


For the second project, I chose a photo I've taken in the kitchen of the castle: the composition was all about treats...

Again I primed the background with clear gesso before adding a design with the Christmas Collage stamp that I embossed with the Ginger embossing powder.

I added a second design with 3D gel and a stencil. When dry, I sprinkled some gold mica powder that I sprayed with water to make the powder run around the design. Then I colored the background with brown watercolors and sprinkled some white and brown inks.

While the background was drying, I covered the Ruth's Doily with a white crackle paste. I painted the French Word with a metallic paint. I painted the Blossom Branches with an acrylic paint too, I added some acrylic white ink and glitter to the blossoms.

While the chipboards were drying, I die-cut some leaves that I colored with watercolors. And I sprayed all the flowers with a gold mica powder. Then I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel.

I finished the layout with some mica flakes, glass glitter, and glitter.

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers - Vintage Christmas 2 (Holidays Cards, Jolly)
Papers - Vintage Christmas (Wonderland)
Chipboards - Ruth's Doily, Blossom Branches, French Word
Flowers - Late Winter Lilies
Stamp - Christmas collage
Embossing Powder - Ginger
Glitter - Pyrite


The last project is a set of Christmas cards. I used the Vintage Christmas 1 and 2 collections.

I made the two cards the same way. First I primed the background papers with clear gesso. Then I added a design with a stamp that I embossed with the 14 Karats powder. I embossed also the edge of the background as well as the cards.

I embossed the Leafy Accent Pages with the Sand and Sea powder. I colored lightly the background with acrylic paints.

I added some flowers and some die-cut leaves that I embossed with the Antique Gold powder. 

For this one, I painted the Leafy Accent Pages with the same green watercolor I used on the background. 

With a glue gun, I added a drop of glue on each Pretty Weeds's stem that I embossed with the Poinsettia powder. 

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers - Vintage Christmas (Greeting Cards, Deck the Halls)
Paper - Vintage Christmas 2 ('Twas the Night)
Chipboards - Leafy Page Accents, Pretty Weeds
Flowers - Memoire Blossoms, Harvest Lilies
Stamps - Christmas Collage, Ornamental Edges
Embossing Powders - 14 Karats, Antique Gold, Sand and Sea, Poinsettia.


Time for me to say goodbye to you all and to thank Leslie and Valerie for trusting me. I have a wonderful year to work and play with their beautiful papers, chipboards and Imagine Ink.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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