"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Port Said (Scrapfriend Sketch Challenge)

Experimenting with the Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil inspired me to create with Scrap Friend's Sketch #17. Originally,  I was just going to save the green and blue piece creation of chipboard, modeling paste, webbing, stamping, etc., but when I saw this sketch on my blog reading list, I knew those horizontal pieces weren't meant to be thrown in box. :) Little coin charms were sewn with gold metallic thread at the bottom of each horizontal creation, and joined together with pieces of the Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil chipboard creating a buckle between pieces.  When I realized that it almost looks like a belly dancing belt, I went through boxes of pictures looking for some old belly dancing pictures I have of myself.   The title "Port Said" comes from the first belly dancing album I danced too. Great exercise, wish I could shake my hips like that again. LOL. 
Close up of belt, buckle and coins. 

Another close up (I really like how the webbing treatment came out): 


Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil Chipboard:

Thanks for looking.  I hope you get inspired like I did when Scrap Friends shows up on your blog reading list.

Monday, September 2, 2013

ATC Mini Album


Hello everyone!
I finally created a little album to contain my ATC collection!  Again, I used the Blue Fern Studios quatrefoil panel as a stencil for the background of the cover, and worked with lovely cream and lavender hues to enhance that one Prima flower I've been coveting and waiting for the perfect project. The Royal Border from Blue Fern Studios (picture below) was painted and micro beads were added to add more texture.  I promise you the colors are so soft and shabby looking in real life. ;)
Here's a close up of that Prima flower.
Quatrefoil Panel from Blue Fern Studios:
Royal Border from Blue Fern Studios:

Watch for my Give-A-Way of Blue Fern Studios Chipboard this week!!!