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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Card designed with the Ombre Dreams Paper Collection and Blue Fern Studios Chipboard too.

Here's that sweet little card I promised you.  I adored the colors of orchid, lilac and yellow in the Juliana's Dream paper from Blue Fern Studios new paper collection, "Ombre Dreams."  Some light stamping so as not to over power the delicate design of the paper was applied on top of the card; and I  added some lacey bits and sewing too to add some texture.

These daisies are elements from the Jeweled Page Dangle chipboard (the dangle portion is in the picture below).  Aren't they sweet?  White paint was applied on top of the chipboard, followed by a charcoal gray water color pencil to add an inner petal, then fill in the center of the inner petal with a little dab of colored mist using a very small brush.  Don't worry if you over do it or make a mistake, simply start over with white paint and start again. (I speak from experience...LOL.)

Here's the exquisite part of the whole dangle piece.  The piece itself is very small and at first I was tempted to just paint it white and leave it that way because it looked just fine that way too.  But, no, my inner voice whispered, "embellish, embellish, embellish," and so I did.  Again, lightly trace the pattern of the chipboard design with a watercolor pencil, highlight some of the sides with some yummy Glimmer Glam paint.  Add some molding paste on top of the bauble portion to add some dimension, and apply three values of the same color mist for shading and interest.  Give it a try, I think you will be happy with the results.

Thanks so much for taking a peek. Until the next time.....happy creating to you.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Juliana's Dream Paper Collection by Blue Fern Studios

Sharing with you today one of my June Blue Fern Studios design team projects featuring Juliana's Dream paper from the Ombre Dreams paper collection, and some chipboard too.  This paper collection has a color for everyone, and for me it’s the orchid, lilac, and yellow colors.
The Quatrefoil Panel chipboard was used as a stencil in the background  to add some texture, layering, to further blend the colors together, and grounding the softness of the colors with a hint of charcoal mist. 

Close up of the Grande Cage:

Close up of the Bohemian Butterfly and the beaded ribbon attached to a Washi tape tag:

I'll be sharing a sweet little card from the same paper collection in a few days, hope to see you soon.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.





Monday, June 2, 2014

Spring Tag

Hi everyone,

Seems I'm always late these days. Summer has just begun, and I'm still thinking about spring.  Today, I'm sharing a purple and green colored tag with you featuring some Blue Fern Studios ("BFS")chipboard as my architectural element. Here you'll find the BFS Turkish Bits, and  Spring Trinket chipboard. Some of the old Creative Imagination papers sneaked in here too.

The purple colored strip of paper in the middle was applied using the image transfer technique where you apply, in this case, some heavy gel medium on the underside of some printed paper, and rub the paper very firmly on top of some card stock and set aside to dry. After the papers have dried, spritz with some water and slowly rub the top side of the paper off until the underside of the printed paper is revealed. It's a nice way to lighten up a very dark and heavy colored pattern paper, or just to make the paper look seamless.  In the Labels category below you can find other projects where I've use the image transfer technique too.

Happy creating to you...