Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blue Fern Studios October Video Tutorial

Hello there!
It is time for my Video Education post on the Blue Fern Studios blog.
This month I got to work with the gorgeous Montage collection for the first beautiful!
Here is my layout...called "Happy."

In this video I show you how I use some of the fabulous new Prima Art Basics to alter my chipboard and background.

A few close ups..

Pretty chippies, pretty flowers..

Lots of layers, color, and fun texture..

I hope you enjoy the video - thanks for watching :)


Saturday, October 11, 2014

"Happy Girls" *Prima Marketing*

Hello there!
Popping in real quick with a late post...
A little something to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - and  to promote it Prima had a gorgeous pile of "pink projects" including one from me!

This page started with the photo - and I instantly knew the quote I I headed to Pinterest to print one off! The rest...some neon pink acrylic paint, stenciling with the super fun Pin Wheel Stencils, a smattering of Mica Flakes, Glass Glitter, and Heavy Gesso, and it all came together! I used just the kite piece from one of the new Julie Nutting Wood Doll packs, and painted it and embellished a bit with Glass Glitter and more paint.

Prima products:
846701 Coffee Break - "Coffeeology"
910648 Wooden Dolls
575984 Pin Wheel Stencil 7" Round
576011 Pin Wheel Stencil 9" Round
911058 Kraft Paper Tag Pad
911065 Kraft Paper Tag Pad
892425 Shabby Chic Treasures Door Locks
961626 Glass Glitter - Sterling
961749 Mica Flakes - Frosted
961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White
971168 Insta Scrap Stickers

Friday, October 3, 2014

Blue Fern Studios: October Sketch Challenge

Is it already October?
It definitely feels like it. Cold wind, rain, with scattered snow showers forecasted. Oh boy - here we go! I would pay for just one more week of warm weather to finish outdoor projects!!
Anyway - if the weather is dreary where you live, what a perfect excuse to create! If you are looking for a little inspiration - why not play along with the October Sketch Challenge from Blue Fern Studios?

What fun! To see inspiration from the Design Team, and read all of the rules, go here.

Have a great day!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Video for Blue Fern Studios

Good morning!
It's "my day" on the Blue Fern Studios blog..with a new video!
This month's project is all about bold and fun - using an awesome new panel piece {Printer's Drawer} as my focus.

Enjoy :)


Along with the gorgeous BFS goodies, I have used Prima flowers and embellishments, Chalkboard Paint, and Color Bloom sprays, as well.

Here's the video:

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Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Altered Flower Basket - *Prima Marketing - NEW Shabby Chic Treasures!*

Hello everyone!
It is Prima Mid Release time :) :)
This time around, that means gorgeous new products from Ingvild Bolme and Julie Nutting!!
Yesterday on the Prima Blog we took a look at the gorgeous new Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins...and I had a little project to share using the new Resin Swirls..

Shabby Chic Resins are easily altered with Color Bloom sprays to match any project! I used the Resin Swirls to add a touch of elegance to my altered basket. I paired a selection of new trims with a few gorgeous embellishments from the Cigar Box Secrets collection for a rustic fall look. This basket makes an excellent photo prop of centerpiece filled with fresh picked flowers!

My little girls LOVES playing "model" for me...she is all girl getting dressed up and posing :)
What a great way to have fun with your projects - using them as photo props! This girl was all for picking flowers as I snapped away!

Here's a closer peek at those gorgeous resins and flowers...

And a few more of my darling girlie..

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Ollie" *Prima Marketing* Prima Product Picks

Hi there! I hope you are all doing well :)
Fall is rolling in here....I hate to see summer leave :(
One thing I do love about the season, though, is the gorgeous colors!
Prima's September challenges are up and running, and I played along with the PPP's gorgeous color and product choices..a perfect fall palette..



What a perfect palette for this photo! My favorite part about working with a color palette is first choosing my background paper, then building up my mixed media background by adding and blending all of the colors from the palette..layering Color Blooms, chalk edgers, and Art Basics until it all works just right. Then I choose a handful of embellishments to match - so easy!

I adore the look of the burlap flowers and trims for a beautiful soft, rustic look...and the metal pieces provide a great contrast.

Prima products:
813888 Time Traveler's Memories- No.70
572860 Time Traveler's Memories- Wood Embellishments
892241 Junkyard Findings - Metal Corners
574505 Cartographer - Voyager Flowers
574550 Cartographer - Vagabond Flowers
572778 Stationer's Desk - Brads
961268 6.5x10.25 Stencil - Honeycomb
961350 Art Basics - Modeling Paste
578688 Forever Green - Herb Flowers
578190 Capri - Riesling Flowers
577650 Manhattan - Chrysler Flower
578268 Providence - Clove
577100 Weave Trim - Mushroom
573911 Color Bloom - Gilded
573874 Color Bloom - Sorbet

Have a great evening :)


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blue Fern Studios September Sketch

Hey there!
Just popping in quick to let you know there is a new sketch challenge up on the Blue Fern Studios Blog!
Another beauty for you to design with..take a look:

Details, inspiration from the DT, and rules can be found here.
Check out the awesome selection of new chipboard you can win:

Enjoy :) :)
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Dreams Come True" Layout + Video

Good morning!
It is my turn on the Blue Fern Blog...with my very first video as a member of the Video Education Team.
I am excited to share my layout process with you and hope you will enjoy watching it.
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don't miss out what our team has to share!

Here is my layout...
"Dreams Come True"
I used the Ombre Dreams paper collection, along with the Roman Clock Set - Small.

A few close ups..

And here you can watch, start to finish how I created it!

Thanks for watching!! Have a great day!!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

*New* Montage Paper Collection from Blue Fern Studios!

Have you seen this yet?!
Blue Fern Studios just revealed their super gorgeous new paper collection - 
and this one is not one to miss! My favorite, yet!!

BFS Montage collection preview.jpg

To get a much better, close up look at the papers, and for a chance to WIN ~ check out this post on the Blue Fern Blog!!

Have a wonderful week :) :) 


Monday, August 11, 2014

"My 3" *Prima Marketing*

Good morning!
How is your Monday, so far? (Dare I ask - ?) :)

Anyway - today I have another page on the Prima Blog featuring a fabulous "Art Recipe" idea using the new Prima Art Mediums. Have you had a look at the huge range of these? Everything from gesso, to gel mediums, to pastes, glitters, glass beads...and more. You don't wanna miss out! Awesome, high quality, and such a nice variety. SO much fun.

"My 3"
Journaling reads: "OH boy!! I think we are in for a wild ride!!

I just adore this photo. In fact, this one and a few others I took that day. These kids are the light of my life and while it gets pretty busy sometimes...I wouldn't have it any other way! They each have their own unique, fun personalities - (even Oliver - at just 1 month old!).

Anyway. I used the awesomely gorgeous new "Epiphany" collection for this one. I just LOVE this line. Everyone does, from what I hear! I love that the neutral colors really allow for you to personalize it...I do this by adding a splash of color here and there with Color Bloom sprays.

I had a blast creating the background for this page...I began by masking using the new Honeycomb stencil and the Finnabair Art Basics 3D Matte Gel. While that was still wet, I sprinkled in embossing powders, and the new Art Ingredients - Glass Glitters, Glass Beads, and Mica Flakes..along with some circular chipboard pieces I had sitting on my desk. I heat set everything, and then sprayed  with Color Bloom sprays and outlined a bit with watercolor pencils. I also used Color Bloom and the Glass Glitter to decorate the resin frame.

I adore the Wood Icons from this intricate and I just love that they are printed! Very neat!

Prima products:
961268 Elementals 6.5x10.25 Stencil - Honeycomb
961398 Finnabair Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
961626 Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter Sterling
961664 Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter Platinum
961671 Art Ingredients - Glass Beads Crystal
961749 Art Ingredients - Mica Flakes Frosted
846855 Epiphany Collection - Clear As Day
846862 Epiphany Collection - Words to Live By
576059 Epiphany Wood Icons
578800 Epiphany Flowers - Unveil
578886 Epiphany Flowers - Proclamation
578848 Epiphany Flowers - Oracle
578794 Epiphany Flowers - Insight
573775 Color Bloom Sunshine
 573782 Color Bloom Soft Teal
892104 Shabby Chic Treasures
572334 Lace Stickers - Doily 3

:) :) :) 
Have a great day!