Monday, January 30, 2017

Memoires Collection with Kathleen White

Today we wrap up the month of January with the final layouts from Kathleen White, our Blue Fern Fan of the Month.   It has been a joy to have Kathleen with us.   Her love of Blue Fern products can be seen in each of her projects and we are thrilled that we have been able to share her creativity with you during this month!

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Hello all of you Blue Fern Studio fans!  Kathleen here with another layout for you.  This time we are leaving the tropics far behind and landing in Ireland with my second daughter.  We were visiting the beautiful town of Trim.

 I used the beautiful Twilight Fable paper with lovely rose bouquets scattered all around.  To begin this layout I used a note punch randomly around the paper.  I used a doily punch on one of the strips cut  from the bottom of the paper and glued equal pieces behind the first punch outs, then backed it all with white card-stock. Then using a stencil and modeling paste I created a linear background to the design.

 Next I cut out the note cards, and layered them with lace and chipboard.  The chipboard is so gorgeous.  I used Seafoam Embossing Powder on half of the chippie and painted the rest in red, topped with Pink Pearl Glitter.  The chippie was cut into sections then tucked into the layers.

 I selected blooms from the Dark Tropical Lilies and Attic Charm Glitter Roses plus a couple from my stash.  Then using a deep pink rose paint and tea stain brown I painted around the layers topping it off with white splatters.  Finally I added a few red pearl dots from my stash and voila we are done!

Memoires Collection
Twilight Fable
Photographic Record
Heartland XOXO
Pink Pearl
Dark Tropic Lilies
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Embossing Powder
Sea Foam

My Story

Before I share my final layout with you this month I would like to thank Blue Fern Studios for choosing me as their "Fan" of the month.  It has been a wonderful honor and opportunity to work alongside the very talented BFS design team.  I absolutely adore Blue Fern Studio products from their gorgeous paper collections and coordinating blooms, to embossing powders and everything else!

This is my son when he was a tot.  I have had this photo in my pile of pics to scrap for years!  Then I saw this gorgeous paper in the Memoires collection called "Autumn Biography" and I knew it was perfect for this picture.

For the back ground I used a mask and texture paste . After that dried, I layered my note card using pop dots in between each layer to give height, allowing space for tucking bits and pieces. I cut out the girl holding a journal from the note card "My Story" and tucked it into the foliage.

Finally using some green  and burnt red water colors I shaded in areas around the design.  Then came a few copper micro beads and blue glass beads to complete it.

I keep all of my scraps for future use such as these cut outs I used here from the Autumn Anthology collection.  These collections blend seamlessly together.  When you don't have a lot of blooms just pull apart layers and tuck them into the foliage as shown above.  Then add a few beads to the bottom layer and viola another complete bloom shown below.

Memoires Collection
Autumn Biography
Calling Cards
Autumn Anthology Collection
Heartland Blossoms
Heartland Roses and Blooms

 Thank you for stopping by today.


  1. Beautiful work Kathleen it's been a joy seeing all your layout! All the best! :)

  2. So Nice to see all your beautiful pages Kathleen! Well deserved fan of the month january