Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Layout, a Card, and a Tag~!

Hello :) 

I know, I know...I've been a bad blogger. I will try to fix that, but I make no promises ;)~ life is busy, as it is for us all. And I've just been trying to be okay with not getting everything it's not that I'm not around, just...busy. Good news is other than having some strep throat in the house this week, we're good. It's spring break and I've got my oldest home from school all week so I'm remembering what it's like to be a SAHM to three kids on a full-time basis. It's good, though. I think I realize so much more how much I miss him when I get to have him around more like I have this week.

They grow far too fast, don't they?

But let's get down to business. I have three Blue Fern Studios projects to share :)

I'm going to start out today with my youngest, who is growing like a weed like her brothers. She's such a little "cute cute" as I call her. My princess. I wanted to create something fun and sweet as candy- just like her. I had so much fun creating with this adorable "Hello World" line from Webster's Pages, a new release from Winter CHA. I think you will love it :)

The large panels available from Blue Fern Studios like this "Number Grid" one are so great for working with 12" x 12" layouts. I like to cut mine up and make them suit my design. 

I painted the panel white before randomly dabbing it with embossing ink, sprinkling with Stampendous "Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel", and setting with a heat gun. I love the pretty pink and textured bits splattered throughout the chipboard to mimic my background.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Number Grid

"Different" Card

As like anyone who has ever used chipboard before, sometimes the raw look just suits the project best. Here I've used a few various pieces and have simply dabbed them randomly with a Prima white chalk edger pad before adding them to my project. Combined with some of the more subtle Blue Fern Studios papers, I created a neutral, monochromatic look which I love.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden "Love Letters"
Blue Fern Garden "Calling Cards"
Checker Bits
Film Strips
Eclectic Hearts

"Love" Tag
 Sometimes downsizing a chipboard piece can give you exactly what you need for a particular project. Here I've taken the middle out of the "Helen's Doily" to beautifully accent this tag. Primed with gesso, covered with a Prima "Shabby Tote" chalk edger pad, and adorned with pearls :) The Blue Fern Garden "Picnic" paper was whitewashed with gesso to make it a little bit more subtle in order to achieve the look I was going for.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden "Picnic"
Blue Fern Garden "Calling Cards"
Helen's Doily

That's it for me! I hope you enjoyed :)

Don't forget about our March Sketch Challenge- still plenty of time to play along!


Romy said...

Your lay-out is so sweet, soft and pretty! I just love your mix of textures on it. Both tags are completely fabulous as well!

Elena Olinevich said...

Always such a pleasure to visit your blog and look at all these amazing details

Lizzyc said...

Always inspiring and always delightful.. love your sweet layout, your card with all the layers and your tag is gorgeously cute..

Unknown said...

Erin this amazing love the colors and such !!! I admired the way you used your youngest daughter's photo which is cute and lively

Lizzy Hill said...

They're all so beautiful! Especially the layout of your dd...that chippy & the balloon!!!! And I wouldn't worry about the blogging - life is to be lived...enjoy your kids while they're home & young... Time goes too quick:):)

Davi said...

Erin each of your creations are fabulous!! The fun LO with your sweet daughter, the very cool card and the gorgeous tag all have lots of amazing details and inspiration :) Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful work as usual. Love it all!! :o)

Patty O'Malley said...

All so beautiful! Love the design on each project. I've tried to create a tag modeled on your style, but it never looks as beautiful as the ones you make.

Brendaxx said...

Amazing work as always:) Just stunning! Enjoy spring break with your kids!

juscrap said...

Beautiful work as usual.This is stunning!xx