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

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Blue Fern Studio's January 2014 Sketch Challenge

Here it is! Blue Fern Studio's January 2014 Sketch.

I knew the moment I saw this sketch that I wanted to create with it.  The "Winter Page Dangle" chipboard elements are darling. Hop on over to Blue Fern Studios and see how you can enter into the challenge and win a prize.

Here's my take on the sketch:

Close up of some of the Dangles:

The snowflake dangle was treated with some Shimmerz Texturez, a little water color pencil to device some elements on the chipboard and adorned with a bead element in the center; and the star dangle was treated with the mica flake technique where you apply glue all over the chipboard, sprinkle on some mica flakes until the chipboard is covered entirely, let dry, apply more glue on top and add more mica flakes and set to dry thoroughly.  Finally, lightly sand the mica flakes with a piece of sandpaper until the flakes are flat and you get this shimmery iridescence effect.  
Winter Page Dangles
We hope to see your take on the sketch at Blue Fern Studios. :)
I'm looking forward to sharing with you more chipboard techniques at Blue Fern Studios and on my blog on January 17th.
Thanks for stopping by....


  1. Love the colour scheme you chose here. Those dangles do look amazing!

  2. This is so enchanting, Joyce! You've done an outstanding job with both the sketch and the BFS. HNY!!

  3. Joyce I love this page! The colors are beautiful together, so many pretty details to look at....very elegant, and I will have to try out the mica flakes.....Lisa

  4. Happy New Year Joyce!
    Really stunning creation full of little details and beautiful photo!!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  5. The dangles are really lovely, and it's a great layout with a fab photo!
    Alison x