Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Projects by Babi

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to share with you my first projects for Blue Fern Studios.
It's such an honor to be a part of this talented team.

First, let me introduce myself.

My name is Barbara, but everyone calls me Babi. I am a Brazilian currently living in New Jersey, USA.  In my country I used to be a Librarian,  but now I spend most of my time taking care of my daughter, blogging, teaching and running a small scrapbook business.

I love creating girly projects and I can't resist beautiful flowers. I started this scrapbook journey as a cardmaker but know I'm all over the place, always learning and trying new things.

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In my first layout I used the back of the XOXO paper from the Heartland collection .
I started by applying some clear gesso all over the page. I like to protect and seal the paper before adding some color and texture.
Next, I used a stencil and black ink to create the background.

I applied some texture paste on a "handwritten" stencil and covered the paste with Pearl Embossing Powder and heated it after it dried. You can't tell so much just by looking at the picture, but it gives a very delicate texture.

I also covered the Floral Lattice Bits chipboard with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

For the layers I used the following papers:  Bicycle for TwoSweet of You and a piece of book paper.

I fussy cut some beautiful flowers using Bicycle for Two paper  and  arranged with some paper flowers - Spring Lilies to create a full bouquet.

To finish the background I added a love title, a little bit of spray ink, sprinkle white and black gesso for more contrast.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:

Papers: HeartlandCollection -(XoxoBicycle for Two and  Sweet of You)
Chipboard: Floral Lattice Bits
Embossing Powder: Pearl and Atique Gold
Flowers: Spring Lilies


The Heartland collection was also used in my second layout. I love how versatile this collection is. You can go from bold to colorful very easily and keep a natural style.

I used two Kiss Kiss sheets, one of them slightly smaller to add some dimension.

For the background I applied some texture paste using a heart stencil. Then on top of that I added It's a Girl and Pearl embossing Powder.

For the layers I used Love Blooms and Bicycle for Two papers.

Again, I did some fussy cutting using on the Sweet On You paper.  Sorry, I can't resist these beautiful flowers. LOL.

I used the chipboards Heartland XOXO that I embossed with Snow Embossing Powder. It gives a nice white look that contrast with the colorful papers.

And here you can see more details of the flower arrangement.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:

Papers: Heartland Collection  (Kiss KissBicycle for Two, Love Blooms and Sweet On You).
Chipboard: Xoxo
Embossing Powder: Pearl,  It's a Girl and Snow


My last layout is all about winter.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, I decided to use these beautiful papers from Vintage Christmas collection for a Winter layout.

I used the Auld Lang Syne paper for the base and added some strips of the Wonderland paper on the sides.

For the Layers I went with Auld Lang  (Vintage Christmas 1) and Twas the Night (Vintage Christmas 2).
Some texture with gesso, stencil, ink and stamps.

Then cut a couple of frames with white cardstock and applied some 3D gel followed by Vintage Gold and Pyrite Glitter. It's sparkly and gives some contrast to the page.

Moving on I embossed the chipboards Shabby Flakes with Snow Embossing Powder and Winter Titles with Antique Gold.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:

Papers: Vintage Christmas ( Auld Lang Syne and  Wonderland)
Vintage Chtismtas 2  (Twas the Night)
Chipboard: Shabby Flakes and Winter Title
Embossing Powder: Antique Gold, Snow
Glitter: Vintage Gold and Pyrite.

**Hope you enjoy it**
Thank you so much for stopping by today!


  1. Babi, your LOs were wonderful. Congratulations on your talent and sensitivity. I'm a big fan of your work. Ana Carolina

  2. Welcome to the team, Babi! I love the softness and elegance of your layout this month. So glad to have you with us.

  3. Babi, your lay-outs are so pretty and such Sweet photos! Love it!

  4. These are just amazing, Babi! Welcome to the team!

  5. Congratulations Babi, on being a member of the Blue Fern Design Team! I can't wait to see your next project! I love the softness in your first two layouts.

  6. Thank you so much for the sweet comments. :)