Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Size: 6 1/2" x 62" (can be made longer)
Starting Chain: 20 chains
Pattern Used: Click here (modified to use 3 shells per row for scarf)
Date Started: November 21, 2013
Date Finished: December 1, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Is it really December 1st today? Where has the year gone? Wow! Anyway, with the first of the month that means it's time for a new sketch from Blue Fern Studios. This month I have a layout for you using this beautiful sketch! First, let's look at the December sketch:
BFS Chipboard: Winter Trees (painted with a mixture of Golden glass bead gel, Golden chromium oxide green open acrylic, and Lindy's Stamp Gang Luscious Lime mist), Tattered Diamond Bits (painted with Inka Gold silver)
Stamp: Hero Arts painted circle, Amy Tangerine date stamp
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink gathered twigs, Brilliance coffee bean
Embellishments: Memory Box large typewriter no. set dies, Tim Holtz mini gears, 7Gypsies mini keys, Elle's Studio Today Lil' Snippets, The Crafter's Workshop mini bricks template with Liquitex light modeling paste, Petaloo large daisy, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves, Prima Junkyard Findings small typo bulb, sewing machine
Friday, November 29, 2013
Hi! Today I am here with a little Blue Fern Studios panel inspiration for you. I have used both the Quatrefoil Panel and the Chain Link Panel along with some other Blue Fern Studios pieces. This month, there have been several occasions in which I have had to make cards to send. So, armed with my great Blue Fern Studios products, I will share two of those cards with you today using panels and other chipboard.
A Card for Ordination
My friend was ordained on the 17th so this was the card I made for her. I started the bottom layer with patterned paper and the Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil Panel. I inked it in distress ink and then added embellishments on top. It makes a great background piece.
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Quatrefoil Panel (inked with THDI gathered twigs), Blue Fern Bits (colored with Gelatos metallic mint)
Stamp: ODBD Daffodil Tag Set
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink gathered twigs, VersaFine vintage sepia
Embellishments: Prima antique mirror and leaves; Wild Orchid Crafts flowers; Zva Creative pearls; Memory Box pearls; hand-dyed Hug Snug seam binding
A Sympathy Card
Our senior pastor's father passed away this month. I used the above card for inspiration but this time I used the Blue Fern Chain Link Panel. I also inked this panel in distress ink and placed the panel in the background.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will use some Blue Fern Studios panels on your next card or other paper creation!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Papers: Art journaling papers by Patter Cross
Simple Stories products: 6x8 Sn@p! binder, 6x8 page protectors, 3x4 divided page protectors, 3x4/4x6 divided page protectors
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Blooming Foliage (painted with Shimmerz crushed coral Texturez and Lindy's Stamp Gang Frenchy's Pink Pouf)
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink black soot
Embellishments: Memory Box large typewriter alpha and number die sets
- 6"x8" page protectors
- 3"x4" divided page protectors
- 3"x4"/4"x6" divided page protectors
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Hymn Challenge #21: Lord, Speak to Me
Words by: Frances Ridley Havergal
b. December 14, 1836; d. June 3, 1879
Frances Ridley Havergal was the daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal who was also a hymnist. She was born in Astley, Worcestershire. We studied her last year in Hymn #14, Take My Life and Let It Be. To read more, click here. Some other facts I found out about her was that she began writing hymns at the age of 7. She also had a great memory and was able to memorize the Psalms, the book of Isaiah, and most of the New Testament. Wow, and to think I have trouble memorizing a verse. Anyway, she also had a deep commitment to Christ. She died in a town near Wales but is buried in her birthplace. On her tombstone is the scripture verse she claimed as her own:
in living echoes of thy tone;
as thou has sought, so let me seek
thine erring children lost and lone.
2 O strengthen me, that while I stand
firm on the rock, and strong in thee,
I may stretch out a loving land
to wrestlers with the troubled sea.
3 O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
the precious things thou dost impart;
and wing my words, that they may reach
the hidden depths of many a heart.
4 O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
until my very heart o'erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word,
thy love to tell, thy praise to show.
5 O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as thou wilt, and when, and where,
until thy blessed face I see,
thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Quatrefoil Panel (painted with Shimmerz Texturez artie choked)
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink brushed corduroy
Embellishments: October Afternoon Travel Girl doo-dads; Pink Paislee butterfly clip; Prima Soubrette B and Divine flowers; Prima resin clock; American Crafts twine; Zva Creative rhinestone flourish; Wild Orchid Crafts leaves and flowers; Making Memories tiny alpha stickers; Hobby Lobby doily
Remember to use Keyword HSCRC13 when posting your creations in any online galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please see this post here. Have a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving!