Thursday, February 4, 2016

Doing What I Love With The Romantic Blue Fern February Sketch~

Love is in the air, and with the Blue Fern February Sketch to inspire me, I just had to create a Shabby, Romantic Layout!! 

I grabbed the new Blue Fern Studios Blush Paper Collection, a romantic photo of one of my FAV subjects-Ballet, and used the sketch to draw lots of inspiration from:

I started with a layer of Blush-Key To My Heart Paper, and then overlayed it with a piece of Blush-Celebration Paper,  

tearing random spots and curling back the edges to reveal the paper underneath.

I then took another piece of the Celebration Paper, and fussy cut out the top section and layered it on with foam tape to give me the feel of a curtain type piece that reminded me of the pattern in the sketch.
I created layers from leftover pieces of the 2 papers to top with my photo, cutting and curling some of the edges.

The word "Love" in the sketch inspired me to use the Love piece from the  Blue Fern 2 Hearts Set. 
I love texture and wanted to create lots of it, so I took a Blue Fern Everlasting Dangle Chipboard Piece and first painted it with Gesso and then wrapped it randomly with tulle.

I then took my heat gun to it to melt the tulle to the chipboard. I then randomly sprinkled Imagine Ink Cotton Candy Embossing Powder and some Glitter Glass and heat set them. I then added some Resin Ballet Slippers.

I pressed the "Love" Chipboard piece into clear embossing ink and then sprinkled it with the Cotton Candy Embossing Powder, heat set it and then created a crinkle seam binding bow and topped it with a  Glass Dome Cabochon. Such a Romantic. full of texture piece!!

I created a Flower Piece at the bottom corner using some soft flowers and then took a Blue Fern Chelsea Vines Set,

and heat embossed it with some Imagine Ink Sage Embossing Powder. Don't you just love the texture that heat embossing adds to chipboard? And the Imagine Ink Embossing Powders are just amazing to work with!

To add a bit more detail and depth to my layout, and pick up some of the pattern you see in the sketch,  I used a Blue Fern Arcadia Texture Stamp and stamped along the edge of my large Chipboard piece, 

And along the torn side of my layout.
I also added some of my Handcrafted Glitter Glass Dragonflies that looked amazing with the Blue Fern Papers!

Here is a side shot, so that you can see how you can create lots of dreamy layers and romantic drama using the Blue Fern Products.

I hope you get to spend Valentine's Day with someone that you love, and that you get to create some Romantic Projects of your own. I will be spending mine with the love of my life, my husband, David whom I have been married to for over 25 years!! He is soooooo loved! XOXO ~Renea

Blue Fern Supply List:

Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Key To My Heart 
Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Celebration

Everlasting Dangle
Chelsea Vines

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy

Items From The and Reneabouquets Etsy Shops:
Blue Fern Blush Collection
Blue Fern Everlasting Dangle


Sandi Clarkson said...

This is so gorgeous, Renea valways excited to see your inspiration.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Girl! Oh my word is this ever beautiful! I love how you set the ballet tone with lots of softness; and the faux flowery 'curtain' rising above! *Sigh* beautiful and imaginative work Renea~ Karen O