Friday, August 5, 2016

Summer Vacation~

For my second, August Blue Fern Studios Project, I created a wonderful Seaside look for a photo of my husband, David and son Draven that I took in Destin, Florida on a family vacation.

I used both sides of the Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Whitewash paper,  tearing, and creating a peek a boo to reveal the bottom layer paper design.

I matted my photo out on a piece of corrugated board that I spray stained and then edged with sand texture paste, and sand glitter glass. I added a netting of cheesecloth and popped on a Blue Fern Seaside Rose and Seaside Lily, along with a burlap sunflower, and canvas leaves.

I then did some stamping with a Blue Fern Textured Elements Stamp to add depth and texture around my photo. I then fussy cut out a Beach Sign from the Blue Fern Calling Cards Paper.

I heat embossed Blue Fern Crackle Bits Chipboard with Imagine Ink Seven Seas Embossing Powder, tucking them in behind my photo and into the peek a boo.
I fussy cut out some of the sailor piece from the Blue Fern Calling Cards Paper, and loved how it added a more masculine, nautical feel to my layout.

Here you can see the 2nd piece that I cut from the papers and added to the bottom corner of the photo.

I took a Blue Fern Summer Vacation Chipboard Piece, and two tone heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Seven Seas and Petal Embossing Powders. Don't you just love all the YUMMY texture those embossing powders add??!!

I added a rope accent to the top corner of my layout and layered on another Blue Fern Seaside Rose & Seaside Lily.

I fussy cut out a fish from the Blue Fern Calling Cards Paper, and added him to the crackle bit inside the peek a boo, and then attached some rope accents.

And here you can see a side shot showing off all those Blue Fern Paper pieces and product!!

I hope you have a wonderful Friday, and take the time to enjoy some outside Summer time fun!! Hugs~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Whitewash (front & back sides)
Calling Cards

Summer Vacation
Crackle Bits

Seaside Roses
Seaside Lilies

Essential Textures

Imagine Ink:
Seven Seas Embossing Powder
Petal Embossing Powder


Carrie Williams said...

Hi Renea! I'm stopping over from to check out all the lovely detail pics of your beautiful layout! I love your "About Me"...I too have a glitter addiction. I mention on my blog ( more than a few times that I may sometimes, every once in a while, now and then go a little crazy with the glitter. They may just have to start some kind of rehab program for girls like us! Love your blog. I'll be following along so I can catch all your latest works of art! :)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Renea Oh My Word! This is sooo charming! Uniquely charming and so beautifully done~ Love love that fish 'peek!" You are so clever and inspiring. Great textures and finish on that heat emboss. Love this~ Karen