Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blue Fern Serendipity Collection Layout Using The March Sketch~

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Blue Fern Studios Sketch Challenge, hop on over to the blog, check it out, and get entered in for your chance at one of their awesome prize packs!!

Here is this month's sketch:

And the following is my take on the sketch using the Blue Fern Serendipity Collection and taking it to the Masculine, Grungy side with a photo of one of my FAV subjects, my son Draven:

I started with a layer of Serendipity-Chronicle Paper, and then took a layer of Serendipity-Imagination Paper

did some tearing and then heavily inked the edges. 

Next, came a layer of corrugated board that I misted in different layers, and then added Black Microbeads mixed with glitter glass to the torn edges on, and randomly onto the surface. 

I am one of those people who does not like to waste, and so I took the large pieces that housed the  Blue Fern Circle Links that I used on a layout last month, (yeah the part that most people throw away), and I stamped it with clear embossing ink and stamped it with the grid pattern from the Blue Fern Essential Textures Stamp, coated it with Imagine Ink Ginger Embossing Powder, heat setting it with my heat gun.
I took more of the Serendipity Chronicle Paper, cut and curled the edges, then added my photo, and "hung" it with an Office Metal Piece.

I wanted to add some details, without adding flowers, so I splatter painted the paper and then sprinkled Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder and Silver Microbeads into the paint and heat set it. I set some silver brads in a zig zag pattern and then wrapped them with silver wire.

I created this completely FABulous large piece by taking a Blue Fern Working Parts Chipboard Piece and Grunging it up. I inked the brown part, used Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder on the gear pieces of the design and used Imagine Ink Snow Embossing Powder on the chain and gear teeth part of the design and then just splatter sprinkled the Snow Powder to get a worn look. I then added some bolt heads to give it a really cool industrial look.

I continued the piece, actually making it look like one large piece, using the Blue Fern Studios Cogs and Gears Chipboard. I embossed the cog pieces with the Imagine Ink Snow Embossing Powder , and the Gears with the Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder and attached the pieces to the Working Parts piece with a bolt head, and attaching the cogs with some screw brads. I love how combining those pieces created an amazing focal piece for my layout!!!

For the Title work, I stamped the "Photos" using the Blue Fern Studios Photography Stamp, and embossed the stamping with the Ebony Embossing powder, then tore the piece out of the paper and heavily inked it, attaching it with an office metal clip with the word "capture" on it and adding a metal tag with the word "Collections" on it. 

To bring out the teal color in the paper, I took some Blue Fern Studios Grid Bits Chipboard,  heat embossed it with some Imagine Ink Peacock Embossing Powder, and tucked them into some of the tears and layers of my layout.

Here you can see all those layers of Masculine, Grungy goodness that the Blue Fern Products allowed me to achieve, and absolutely no flowers!!

I love doing masculine work! It completely stretches my imagination and makes me think outside the box! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my grungy side and how I used those Blue Fern Industrial type chipboards! Now I really need to go and wash my hands!! Hugs~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Cogs & Gears
Working Parts
Grid Pieces
Circle Links (Leftover Pieces)

Essential Textures

Imagine Ink:
Ebony Embossing Powder
Icicle Embossing Powder
Ginger Embossing Powder
Peacock Embossing Powder


Roosterhead Designs said...

What an awesome masterpiece Renea!
Such imaginative and creative work; it is amazing!
I love every grungy inspiring layer : )
You do think outside the box & that's one of the
things I like so much about you! Thanks for sharing.
(The Blue Fern prod's are great) ~Karen O

Kathy Bradley said...

Renea - oh my gosh, you put so much thought into this totally (can I say gorgeous - even though it's masculine??) design - well - it is!! Your layers and the cogs and wheels look like they totally control something!! I love this page! And, your son is quite handsome and love his name - have not heard it before!