Thursday, August 4, 2016

A Perfect Day With Blue Fern Studios~

The latest Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Paper Collection, chipboard, flowers, and embossing powders are the perfect products for scrapping those favorite Summer Memories and creating those "beachy" themed projects that we all love around this time of year!
For my first August project, I used all those gorgeous yummies to create layout that surrounds a photo that my husband took of me and my son, Draven, when he was little in West Palm Beach, Florida. He caught the image as the sun was going down and I just loved the play of shadow and light~so the end of a perfect day.

I started with a layer of Seaside Cottage Embark Paper, and then punched and layered on a piece of  Seaside Cottage Splendor Paper.

I did some stenciling with some texture paste, just enough to accent the gorgeous design on the paper.

Added some texture sand and sand glitter glass at the bottom and then got to layering in all of my details.

I used Seaside Cottage Embark Paper to matte out my photo. Then took a Blue Fern Seaside Charms Chipboard Piece cut the top part off, and heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Petal Embossing Powder, used a clear ink dabber to randomly hit the edges and then heat embossed it with  Imagine Ink Seven Seas Embossing Powder, added some pearl accents, and used it at the top of my photo.

I took the bottom half of the Seaside Charm Chipboard Piece, and embossed the chain link with Imagine Ink 14 KT Embossing Powder, colored each of the individual charms with markers, and added it to the bottom of the photo with a real sea shell.

Next, I added some cheesecloth, and popped on a Blue Fern Dark Tropic Lily, an Attic Charm Glitter Rose, and a Courtship Bloom, tucking in another real Seashell for texture, and then heat embossed a Blue Fern Seaside Lantern Chipboard piece with Imagine Ink 14KT Gold and Seven Seas Embossing Powder.

I took a Blue Fern Perfect Day Chipboard Piece, heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Bonny Blue Embossing Powder, randomly dabbed the piece and then highlighted the edges with a marker. 

Here you can see a close up of the detail on the chipboard.
I added on some of my handcrafted Memory Keeper Butterflies to pull out the ocean tones in the piece. 

At the top right hand corner of my layout, I used the other part of the Blue Fern Seaside Lantern Set  to create a layer that includes more cheesecloth, a real seashell and more Blue Fern Flowers.

I like to take a side shot of my work, so that you can really see all the depth and character that those Blue Fern Products add to a piece.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope you are having a FABulous Summer, and finding lots of time to create those wonderful Summer memories! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Seaside Cottage Paper Collection

Seaside Charms
Seaside Lanterns
Perfect Day

Dark Tropic Lilies
Courtship Blooms
Attic Charm Glitter Roses

Imagine Ink:
14 KT Embossing Powder
Bonny Blue Embossing Powder
Petal Embossing Powder
Seven Seas Embossing Powder


Carrie Williams said...

Gorgeous, Renea. I love the embossed chipboard piece. The colors are gorgeous. Nautical theme is so fun :)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Om my goodness Renea, this is beautiful~
The color palate you chose is so perfect! And the lacey edges and beachy embellishments and to the beauty of this 'seaside' creation!
Always enjoy visiting . (Been sick for wks, so have been away a while; on the mend though:)
Have a great week! Karen O