Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Creating with Blue Fern Studios~!

Good morning to you! I hope you're doing a little better than me- I've been suffering with the flu the past couple of days and it's been tough. Being a stay at home mom means you don't get to call in sick. SO- it's been interesting, to say the least ;).

BUT- that doesn't stop me from dropping in today to share with you a couple of projects created this month for Blue Fern Studios. Let's take a look!

"My Joy" {canvas}
Not often do I get a photo of all 3 of my kids at the same time- so I just knew I needed to get this one scrapped. And when I received the beautiful "Country Picket Fence" piece, I had the perfect prop for my little scene.

 I always like to get out a pile of materials to work with and this is where I began. Some masks, plenty of mediums, glitters and beads- it's time to create!

I started out by creating my background with a bit of masking with texture and color. I then adhered the Country Picket Fence piece and since I wanted to create a snowy, wintery scene, I used a whole bunch of texture paste to create the "snowbank" in which the fence would sit. Some beads and glitter were added as well.

 I propped up my kids on the fence before adding all the goodies!

For my title, I used one of the chipboard words from the "Valentine's Word Set". After priming first with gesso, I sprayed it with some glimmer mist and used my finger to dab at it while it was still wet to create the uneven color you see here.

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Used:

Country Picket Fence {074561}
 
Valentine's Word Set {074646}

And I also have a card to share with you today:

"1"
 Some of you might know Kelly Foster- she's not only a member of the Blue Fern Studios team as well, but she's also my little sister :). In a couple of months here, her 2nd daughter Paisley will be turning a year old and I thought I might get ahead of the game and make her a 1st birthday card!

I used the "Natural Sprigs Set" to accent my flower clusters. Probably one of my favorite chipboard techniques is using my stamps to decorate them. After priming with gesso, use some ink and a favorite stamp to create a quick and easy coordinating embellishment for your project~!

Finally, I've used the adorable heart lock piece from the "Vintage Locks" set. I painted it white before covering with glossy accents and then adding microbeads and clear glitter.

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Used:

Natural Sprigs Set {074639}

Vintage Locks {074783}

And that is all for me today! But I will be back here tomorrow, so don't stay away long okay? Take care and we'll see you again soon :)

P.S. I have been asked a few different times what I do with all of the canvases I create. Well, what I love most about stretched canvases is when you are done- they can readily be hung up! I have a space on the wall by my crafting desk where I hang all of my canvases- perhaps I will have to share a picture in the future :).

26 comments:

Beatrice Lawson said...

Would love to see your wall of canvases! Your kids look adorable in the snow... hoping some day you will do a video or step-by-step of one of your projects!

Adriana B said...

wow stunning projects, love the canvas :)

olenka said...

the page is gorgeous!

kostromka said...

прелесть какая!!!!!!классная фактура!чипборд придает дополнительный объем!СУПЕР!!!

Irina Gerschuk said...

Soooo beautiful!!! Love all the details))))

Linda said...

Totally in love with that canvas.

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE this! The micro beads in the gesso/texture paste looks great & the kids sitting like that really makes the scene:):):) I just put up a pic of my wall...it's got photos I've taken on our OS trips as well as LOs:):):)!!!!!!!!!

Lizzyc said...

Oh your layout is amazing.. I love how you have crated such an amazing back ground and cut out the photos.. really love this.. and what a darling card for your niece.. It looks wonderful too!! I do hope you are on the mend from the fly very soon.. Mums really don't get to have a sickie do we... just gotta keep going!!

morkaren said...

Skønt, du har skabt et lille sceneri med dine børn i centrum, det er så smukt, og du skal have tusind tak for at forklarer din fremgangsmåde. knus morkaren.

pattyo said...

Love this layout! The texture on it makes me feel as if I'm outside in the snow, too. The card is a beauty, also. Feel better soon, Erin.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Erin.
Blessings Elly

Tone-Lill said...

Awsome and adorable LO. A great photo of the kids, love the new "scenery" you created :)

sandi said...

Wow! Both of these are just beautiful!

Sonia said...

Wowwwwww Erin,your layout is stunning^_^Love the cute photos and fantastic embellishments^_^
The card is romantic and delicate^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Hilary said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love all the details you added to your canvas and the card is just divine *sigh*

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Erin that card is just beautiful!! and I can see Paisley loving it and will treasure it forever. Your pic of the kids, too cute, love the fence, the whole project is fab!!

nicos said...

Ваша болезнь ни как не сказалась на ваших работах.Талант не проболешь. Выздоравливайте. Рада за победитеьницу

cebelica said...

Who would have thought that a plain white piece of paper could turn into something so beautiful?! I love your layout and your card.Hugs! xx

ingrid said...

wow Erin.....that canvas is just STUNNING!!! and what a beautiful card for the little birthday girl! xxx

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Que belo trabalho, Erin!
Esta textura ficou maravilhosa!
Parabéns!!

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful canvas and card!! Love the texture!!

Davi said...

Wow Erin I love this LO! The snowy background is absolutely beautiful with all the texture, makes me shiver! I like how you cut your little critters out and say them up above the fence :)
Your niece's card is gorgeous, so girly and perfect for her 1st!!

Ashley Horton said...

Oh My Gosh Erin, I love those cute cut out photos! Adorable! And the use of the little picket fence is too fun!

Chantalle said...

I just love learning from you!!

Swissdutchy8 said...

Love your layout with all three of the children. Especially the snowbank, so realistic! We have a lot of snow now, and it looks like this on the fences!

Helen Tilbury said...

So pretty Erin - yum, yum, yum!! And I for one would love to see some photos of your crafty space too!!