Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Layout, an {Update}, and a New Paper Line!

Today I have a Blue Fern Studios layout, the November sketch, and a new paper line to share with you. But first I wanted to update on my daughter's back surgery. We were told there was only a 50% chance that it would be successful. Well, as of right now, we are seeing some great success, and we pray it stays that way. In fact, when she stood for the first time at the hospital Thursday night, she was free from her leg nerve pain. She said "Mom, can I just stand here and enjoy this moment?" I could have cried! Praise God for His grace and love! She has a long road of recovery ahead, and we thank you all for your prayers. It means the world to us. Now onto some paper crafting fun.

A Perfect Day
This is my precious daughter that just had back surgery on Thursday of this week. This photo is when we took her to the Billy Graham Library for the first time. Her back issues were being controlled at that time with a TENS unit you can see her wearing. Anyway, this 8 1/2 x 11 page not only uses the new November sketch from Blue Fern Studios but it also uses the new Montage paper line. Yum!
To color the Lattice Fence chipboard piece, I covered in gesso. While the gesso was wet, I added two different colors of embossing powder to emboss the chipboard. And you can see the fun result below.
The Arrow Words chipboard piece was also treated in the same way except once I embossed it, I then rubbed black gesso over the entire piece. I wanted it to pop a bit more off the page, and thus I added the touch of black to this piece. I think it ended up looking like the sepia photo a bit.
Papers: Blue Fern Studios Montage Invitation, Now and Then, and Bouquet
Stamps: Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Becky Higgins date stamp
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink black soot
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Lattice Fence (painted w/gesso and embossed with Lindy's golden angel wings and terra cotta plum ep), Arrow Words (embossed with Lindy's terra cotta plum and hibiscus rose orange then rubbed with black gesso)
Embellishments: Stencil Girl illegible stencil, Petaloo New Camelia tangerine and Botanica yellow mini flowers, Manor House Creations wood veneer, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Manor House Creations die cut, Golden black gesso, drywall joint tape misted with Prima Color Bloom gilded mist, sewing machine

The November Sketch
This month brings another great sketch by Michele Singh. To enter the challenge and possibly win the great prize package, look at the details in this post here. As you can see above, I used the sketch for an 8 1/2 x 11 layout but you can use it for anything! I hope you will join in the fun. I can't wait to see what you create!

New Paper Line Coming Soon
Blue Fern Studios has another new paper line coming soon. This line is called "Sanctuary." Isn't it stunning? 

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Blessings,

1 comment:

Marci Smith said...

Praise Jesus for your daughter being able to stand without pain!! May she continue to feel better with each day.

Your layout is so wonderful. I love that you share it the way you do because it allows me to get great ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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