Saturday 28 February 2015

Some Blue Fern Studios inspiration.

Hello friends <3
I hope the week end has started well for you.
So far this has been a creative one for me as I am home alone and can do exactly as I like :-)
I have used the most recent beautiful paper collection from Blue Fern Studios for my creations.
It's called 'Love Story' and as you can tell for yourself it's really beautiful. I loved combining these stunning patterned papers with a variety of Blue Fern Studios chipboards

 I used the 12x12 Chickenwire panel and cut out a shape that I wanted for my page. 
I whitewashed the chipboard with some gesso.
I even used a piece of this same panel for one of my cards. I used the smallest size
'Splattered circles' to frame my photo after using a chalk inker to colour it black.

My title is made up of a combination of a die cut word (hello) and a chipboard word, sunshine, from the Optimist Word Set.
To build up some background texture I used the tiny stars of the new stamp set 'Forever' .

Here is my second page: 
I love this pictuer of my daughter and you may have seen it before :-)
It ws taken before she cut off her long braids.

I used the Adore,Love,Cherish word set here as well as the Ironwork Arch and one of the smaller birdcages. I inked the arch black and gave the rest a lick of gold paint and then dabbed some white paint on top.

A lot of layering going on here with those gorgeous papers.

I built up the background with several layers of gesso stencils, mists and paints.

To round off this post I have a couple of feminine cards to share.

As I said earlier I used the chicken wire panel for one of the cards. For the other card I picked the lovely Ornate Frame. It's so elegant and easy to use for all kinds of projects.

I hope you can see in the picture below my treatment of the frame. 
I spread some gesso on top with my fingers, then covered it in glue  before finally sprinkling some sparkly  'Art Sugar' on top. I never tried this before, but then I received some in the mail from my dear friend Eila and now there's no stopping me,...LOL! It looks really pretty and shimmery  IRL.

That's all from me today.
Have a great week end with lots of time to be creative.
Hope to see you soon again!


Friday 20 February 2015

#Art Chain Day 3/5, sharing some of my fave pages from Les papiers de Pandore.

I've had a few days break from posting my #artchain projects, but today I am back to share a few more. For my Day 3 I have picked a few that I made using the lovely papers etc from French manufacturer Les Papiers de Pandore. 
I just love what Julie makes! :-)

Here they are all mixed up and in no specific order of any kind :-D
As you can see it's a mix of both cleaner designs and more shabby.

Thnks for loooking! :-)
Have a lovely week end. I'm looking forward to it!!

Friday 13 February 2015

''Art Chain'' Day 2/5, showcasing some fave pages made for Inkido.

Today I have another batch of pages to share with you.   
This is day 2/5 of sharing my projects on FB, Instagram and blog for #Art Chain
Nothing new, but pages that are still among my faves after a couple of years.
These are from the good old days of Inkido. The DT  were a bunch of lovely ladies and I still see their inspirational creations all over the internet. 
I was tagged by Anupama Choudary from India and Stephanie Papin from France who were also on the Inkido team, and the lovely Kathy Mosher from Alaska who was on the Scraps of Elegance kits team with me.
All these ladies do inspirational work as well as are real sweethearts!

Here are my pages for today:

Thanks for your visit and also any comments you may leave me. 
I truly appreciate each and every one of them. :-)
I'll see you tomorrow with some more favourites,....

Thursday 12 February 2015

''Art chain'', Day 1 showcasing some fave pages etc made for Papirdesign.

Hi, I hope you are all well!
...Still Winter here even if we are starting to experience a few tiny signs that Spring will come to Sweden even this year...Birds are singing and the days are slowly getting longer.

One of the fun things happening at this moment to brighten up the cold grey days are the many posts on FB, Instagran  and on blogs showcasing beautiful artwork as part of  ''Artchain''.

I have been nominated by a few sweet friends; 
Anupama Choudary from India,  Stephanie Papin from France  and Kathy Mosher from Alaska.
All these ladies do inspirational work as well as are real sweethearts!

I thought that since I did not find time in January to make a post sharing my favourite pages for 2014  (nor 2013 actually :-D ) I would post a few favourites each day for the five days that I'm supposed to do the ''Artchain''. 

Today I have focused on pages that I made for  Papirdesign 

Close ups  HERE

 Close ups  HERE

Close ups  HERE

                                                                        Close ups HERE

                                                                       Close ups HERE

Close ups HERE

Close ups HERE

Thanks for looking!
Welcome back again tomorrow!

Sunday 8 February 2015

My first page using new 'Love Story' from Blue Fern Studios

Hi, I've been keeping a low profile lately but,...surprise,... here I am to share a new layout with you. 
I have actually been busy creating for my teames behind the scenes, but as I still have not managed to get online with my PC my surfing etc is minimal at the moment.

Unfortunately I had to use my phone to photograph the layout so the photo is not really the best quality. As is said so many times; it looks much better in real life :-)

And here is a reminder of what this gorgeous collection looks like:

And a few close ups to let you get a better look at some of the details.

The black leaves UI used as an accent are made using some of the dies that  Sizzix made together with Prima Marketing a few months back. The leaves are from the Estelle set (click here) and the butterflies are Whinged Beauties (click here).

I love the look of the beautiful 'Flutter page dangler' that I for this page gave a lick of white paint as I also did with the title.

That's all for now! Hope to see you again soon! :-)

Sunday 1 February 2015

Blue Fern Studios February sketch challenge.

Welcome to February and a brand new sketch created by Blue Fern Studios sketch designer, Michele Singh.  Since this is known as the month of LOVE, Michele has created a romantic sketch for you to work with, complete with a heart.  Of course your project doesn't need to be love-themed
 --- you can interpret the sketch any way you'd like, though.  

 Here are the rules copied from the Blue Fern Studios blog:
One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the Blue Fern blog at the end of THIS post by midnight EST on February 28, 2015 This is also where you'll see a lot of gorgeous examples 
from our DT.

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!

(Please enter a link to the blog post where your sketch layout is posted (not the address of your blog).  Also provide your first and last name.  You will be asked to enter your e-mail address, but it will not be published.)

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