Wednesday, April 26, 2017

*Blue Fern Studios* Fan of the Month, Joy and Love


Hello Scrappy Friends! I'm back with my final post as "Fan of the Month" for Blue Fern Studios. There are two layouts for this post. The first one is called "Joy", and honors my son and his girlfriend. 


Blue Fern Embossing powders (Think Ink) are always easy to use. First, I apply embossing medium onto the chipboard, then sprinkle it with the embossing powder and use a heat tool to melt the powder. On the background piece of paper, I use a stencil and modeling paste to give texture, then splatter two colors of paint. 


One of my signature techniques is 3-D work. I start by cutting an image from the paper, then ink the sides of the paper to blend the colors onto the middle part of the paper so the white middle portion of the paper cannot be seen. 




Blue Fern Products

Paper: 

Spring Parade Collection, Marketplace
Spring Parade Collection, Sunrise

Chipboard:

Spring Bunny Frame
Garden Lattice Bits

Embossing Powders:
Snow
Sea Mist

Glitter:
Spring Posy

Flowers:
Spring Florals
Spring Peony and Berries






Now, for the second layout today, titled "Love". My husband is not in the photo because he is usually the photographer on holidays, but our two children are in it, as are my parents. 



I usually decide on one or two colors to splatter onto the background, and this layout is no exception. The multiple pieces of paper seen directly behind the picture from the "Spring Parade" collection receive a little distressing, then are popped up for dimension. 


Next, comes the fussy cutting of the images I wanted to use, blending the sides makes them look as if the ink goes all the way through the paper.  Last comes popping them up and gluing them in place.   



Many times in my work, I add texture to the paper by using a stamp, embossing medium and powder, as you can see here.  




Blue Fern Products

Paper: 

Spring Parade Collection, Joyful
Spring Parade Collection, April Medley
Spring Parade Collection, Sunday Best 


Chipboard:

Cosmos Basket
Garden Lattice Bits
Good Vibes 

Embossing Powders:
Lavender Eggs
Pink Dust
Snow


Flowers:
Heartland Blossoms
Spring Florals


Courtship Roses

Stamp:
Forever


Being "Fan of the Month" for April has been a joy. Valerie Serfozo, Creative Team Coordinator at Blue Fern Studios is a delight to work with and I appreciate her help and guidance. Thank you Valerie!

2 comments:

  1. Sure looks like Spring! Like your fussy cutting, Patty! <3

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    1. Thanks Shawn! You know me....no day is complete without paint, gesso, modeling paste, scissors, glue and beautiful paper!

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