Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Blue Fern Studios March sketch challenge.


Wow, didn't March came very quickly this year!?  ;-)
 Well, that's what the calendar says so that means a brand new sketch and challenge on the Blue Fern Studios blog.  This one was designed by Michele Singh.


 If you have it you can use the beautiful chipboard frame (Keepsake Frame) on this month's sketch, but if you don't you can just use any other piece. In fact you do not have to use a frame at all on your layout. 
I recommend that you check out the BFS blog to see some gorgeous examples of what you can do with the sketch and some beautiful Blue Fern Studios products.

Here are some rules for you (taken from the blog):

''One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on March 31, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!''


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Some Blue Fern Studios inspiration.

Hello friends <3
I hope the week end has started well for you.
So far this has been a creative one for me as I am home alone and can do exactly as I like :-)
I have used the most recent beautiful paper collection from Blue Fern Studios for my creations.
It's called 'Love Story' and as you can tell for yourself it's really beautiful. I loved combining these stunning patterned papers with a variety of Blue Fern Studios chipboards


 I used the 12x12 Chickenwire panel and cut out a shape that I wanted for my page. 
I whitewashed the chipboard with some gesso.
I even used a piece of this same panel for one of my cards. I used the smallest size
'Splattered circles' to frame my photo after using a chalk inker to colour it black.


My title is made up of a combination of a die cut word (hello) and a chipboard word, sunshine, from the Optimist Word Set.
To build up some background texture I used the tiny stars of the new stamp set 'Forever' .


Here is my second page: 
I love this pictuer of my daughter and you may have seen it before :-)
It ws taken before she cut off her long braids.


I used the Adore,Love,Cherish word set here as well as the Ironwork Arch and one of the smaller birdcages. I inked the arch black and gave the rest a lick of gold paint and then dabbed some white paint on top.


A lot of layering going on here with those gorgeous papers.


I built up the background with several layers of gesso stencils, mists and paints.



To round off this post I have a couple of feminine cards to share.


As I said earlier I used the chicken wire panel for one of the cards. For the other card I picked the lovely Ornate Frame. It's so elegant and easy to use for all kinds of projects.







I hope you can see in the picture below my treatment of the frame. 
I spread some gesso on top with my fingers, then covered it in glue  before finally sprinkling some sparkly  'Art Sugar' on top. I never tried this before, but then I received some in the mail from my dear friend Eila and now there's no stopping me,...LOL! It looks really pretty and shimmery  IRL.


That's all from me today.
Have a great week end with lots of time to be creative.
Hope to see you soon again!

Bente
xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

#Art Chain Day 3/5, sharing some of my fave pages from Les papiers de Pandore.

I've had a few days break from posting my #artchain projects, but today I am back to share a few more. For my Day 3 I have picked a few that I made using the lovely papers etc from French manufacturer Les Papiers de Pandore. 
I just love what Julie makes! :-)

Here they are all mixed up and in no specific order of any kind :-D
As you can see it's a mix of both cleaner designs and more shabby.







Thnks for loooking! :-)
Have a lovely week end. I'm looking forward to it!!



Friday, 13 February 2015

''Art Chain'' Day 2/5, showcasing some fave pages made for Inkido.

Today I have another batch of pages to share with you.   
This is day 2/5 of sharing my projects on FB, Instagram and blog for #Art Chain
Nothing new, but pages that are still among my faves after a couple of years.
These are from the good old days of Inkido. The DT  were a bunch of lovely ladies and I still see their inspirational creations all over the internet. 
I was tagged by Anupama Choudary from India and Stephanie Papin from France who were also on the Inkido team, and the lovely Kathy Mosher from Alaska who was on the Scraps of Elegance kits team with me.
All these ladies do inspirational work as well as are real sweethearts!

Here are my pages for today:











Thanks for your visit and also any comments you may leave me. 
I truly appreciate each and every one of them. :-)
I'll see you tomorrow with some more favourites,....


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