Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Loads of Color with Blue Fern Studios

Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing two layouts on the Blue Fern Studios blog, and I thought I would share them here with you too. Now the fun thing about these layouts is that they are 8 1/2 x 11. Oh my, I have not scrapped that size in probably 10 years or more! One of my daughter's is a nanny for a precious 11 month old. Well, her mother asked me to make a layout for her 1st birthday, and we have decided to surprise her with a complete album! So, my daughter has been snapping photos, and I am scrapping away. These are the first two layouts for the 8 1/2 x 11 album. Let's look at them in detail.

"You Today"
This precious little one zones out when she is ready for a nap. So, here you see that adorable expression on her face as my daughter prepares her bottle. I chose to use the Blue Fern Studios Brigitte Butterfly Set. I put down a light layer of gesso on the chipboard then painted it with Adirondack pool paint dabber. While the paint was still wet, I spritzed it with Heidi Swapp mint green color shine. In person it has a bit of a marbled look but I wasn't able to capture it on camera.
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Papers: Basic Grey Sultry and Kneehighs, Kaisercraft Basecoat Weathered 
BFS Chipboard: Brigitte Butterfly Set (painted with gesso, Adirondack pool paint dabber, and Heidi Swapp mint green color shine) 
Embellishments: Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Tiny Doily die; Elle's Studio Lil' Snippets Today; Petaloo daisy; Memory Box white pearls; Zva Creative pearl flourishes; Maya Road kraft dot envelope; Freckled Fawn wood word bubble; Prima Corine, Overture C, and Frost Frappe VI flowers; Prima flourish stencil with Golden extra heavy gel medium; misc. leaves; sewing machine

"Cute Stuff"
My next layout is a photo the family wanted me to scrap. They think this is the only layout they are getting. Oooh, I can't wait for them to have this album. Anyway, the baby's room is done in all of these colors. They love the bright colors. So, I went bright with this layout. It was a bit hard to photograph because of the white background. The close-up photos show the colors best.

The Blue Fern Studios chipboard I used was the Good Vibes set for the title "Cute Stuff," and the Organic Vine Corner which I cut in half to use on both sides of the picture.
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For the Organic Vine Corner, I painted it with gesso and then spritzed with SEI Tumble Dye desert purple mist. I was able to get it darker in some areas so it gave it a very fun look.

The title I painted with gesso and Adirondack raspberry paint dabber. I needed it to be bright.
Papers: Paper Trey Ink white cs 
BFS Chipboard: Good Vibes (title painted with gesso and Adirondack raspberry paint dabber), Organic Vine Corner (colored w/gesso & SEI Tumble Dye desert purple mist) 
Embellishments: Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Tiny Doily die; Elle's Studio Lil' Snippets Today; Pink Paislee photo tab; Art Anthology mists--waimea bay, juicy, patience, timeless; Prima zipper; May Arts twine; Manor House Creations Jubilee Princess Pink flower; Prima Soubrette pink, Chantelle Medallion, Delightful Day flowers; flowers and leaves by Wild Orchid Crafts; Crafter's Workshop mini chevron template with Golden extra heavy gel medium; sewing machine

Now remember, you still have time to enter the Blue Fern Studios April Sketch Challenge. I hope you will join in as there is a wonderful Blue Fern Studios prize pack up for grabs! :) Click here for more details. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings,

19 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I could sit and stare at your layouts for hours, Patter. So many beautiful details. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Patter! What a sweet idea to make a whole book for the little onester. Jennifer in OH

Lynn Murphy said...

Beautiful pages - looks like you haven't missed a beat. She's going to love the album.

Marie/Mison said...

What a wonderful gift. The pages are gorgeous!

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful I love all that colour, I've never tried that size....but you are tempting me :)

Neno's Pics said...

Your layouts are awesome!

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous!!!

Gina Lideros said...

Beautiful layouts, I haven't scrapped that size in a while, think I'll have to make one soon :)

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Beautiful texture on these layouts, the layering is wonderful as well!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what pretty layouts!

Crystal said...

Very pretty layouts. I love all of the texture and details on both of your layouts.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful layouts love all the details :)

Danielle said...

Both are gorgeous, Patter!! Love the vintage feel and the stitching on the first one and great misting on the second one.

Susan said...

The color on these layouts is really beautiful. I admire your work and the ability to "do" flowers. I try but haven't mastered the effect yet. Once again a home run!

Mrs Frizz said...

The parents of this precious little munchkin are going to love their album ...

Susan M said...

Love these bright colours and all those beautiful flowers,it will be a fabulous gift!

Christine said...

Your work is beautiful!! TFS!

Karey said...

Haven't visited your blog in at a least year. I thought you took it private.
Anyhoo, you are so sneaky making an entire album. They will be so surprised. I love that you are making the surprise as part of your gift!!

Razzled Scrapper said...

Beautiful layouts.

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