Friday, February 8, 2013

Welcome to the Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop!!

Hi!  Lisa here with my project for the Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop. I hope you are all being inspired by all of the gorgeous work from my fellow Design Team artists!! And be sure to check in frequently to the Blue Fern Sudios website as new product is added to the inventory.




What: Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop
When: February 8th-10th, 2013
How: Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave a comment (and become a follower, if required). There are sure to be plenty of goodies along the way!
Who: Here is the blog list, in order:



{start} Blue Fern Studios 
Lisa Gregory {{you are here]}
{back to} Blue Fern Studios


As long as you stop at each of these blogs and leave a comment, you will be in the running for this randomly-drawn GRAND PRIZE:



Here is my layout. I just fell in love with this Blue Fern Frame.The detail just called for a regal finish.
 Not so long ago, Camilla Ekman did a tutorial on how to achieve this finish on chip board. It is really simple and the results are spectacular!! The photo is my daughter in law Ashley. It is a self portrait and she post processed the photo herself. I couldn't wait to use it.

I printed up the words on a piece of cream card stock, cut them out and used a little Inka Gold around the edges so that they blended into the photo. 


 I used a variety of Petaloo flowers  on the layout. I just love the yellow color. It reminds me of the Forsythias that use to bloom at my parents home on Long Island. It was like a ray of sunshine on a dreary day when  they were in full bloom.



 The technique Camilla did a tutorial is quite simple. Just doing sections at a time, the chip board is covered with a light coat of clear glue. While the glue is still wet, sprinkle some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Micas on the chipboard. Using a small dry brush, evenly distribute the Mica powder to cover the surface. A little goes a long way. Once the surface is slightly dry, it may still be tacky, spread some Ranger Crackle Accents on the chip board. The Mica powder will come to life!! The color becomes intense and once the Crackle Accent starts to dry, the texture is so yummy!! Like cracked glass.
And do you see all that golden color yumminess on my page!!"" Yup, my new love, Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays!! I sure hope she comes out with new colors, because 12 colors just isn't enough, and the colors out there already are gorgeous!!




This is the beautiful Blue Fern Frame used in my layout. I hope you will be inspired to try out this new technique on your Blue Fern Chip board pieces.


Now head on over to the very talented Mona Pendletons Blog for some more beautiful inspiration, and enjoy  the rest of your journey through the Hop.

75 comments:

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the treatment with crackle finish, and I love that forsythia yellow! My favourite in spring!

missis.AllaK (Алла) said...

Доброе утро. просто супер!!!

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Lisa, the treatment on your chippy is stunning. Wow, what dimension!

Maiko said...

so bright and tender...

Romy said...

Your lay-out looks amazing! Beautiful colours and lovely details! I can really feel the sunshine :)

Veronica said...

Great layout! Love the finish of the chipboard:)

Inna said...

Очень красиво и нежно!

Colnishko said...

Так и брызнуло солнышком в глаза!!! Очень впечатлила ваша работа, спасибо)

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous! Love that crackle effect on the chipboard!

Magis said...

Очень красивая , жизнерадостная работа!!!

Helena said...

The technique you used, is amazing! The effect is spectacular! And the photo is GORGEOUS!

mamaLeka said...

Very nice page!!! love it so much!!! I'm pleasured to meet you!

Amy Voorthuis said...

What a "STUNNING" page...I always love your work and what a great way to treat those pretty BFS pieces! Loving this hop .....hugs Amy :)

kostromka said...

Прекраснейшая работа!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Stunning photo and amazing page such beautiful colours

Val Thorpe said...

Gorgeous layout and I love that quote it is perfect. Thank you for sharing. Love your blog.

IrinaR said...

Замечательная работа! нравиться очень!

Myriam Mirabelle said...

Magnifique tout simplement

natashka said...

стильная страничка!!!

kelrit said...

Работа прекрасна *_*

Lizzyc said...

This layout looks so cool, mega trendy.. the photo is sooo classy!! love the frame!

Lisa-Marie Watling said...

absolutely exquisite...

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love that lovely yellow flower and the crackle finish is grand

annette said...

love that crackle finish ... fantastic LO, great photo & colour combo .. I'm a new follower .. TFS X:)

KAT said...

Wow - what a beautiful layout. Your daughter in law is stunning. Thanks for the tip on the process you used on the chipboard. I am going to give it a try.
Thanks
Kat..

Kathleen White said...

Love the sentiment!

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous as always!! Love the tut on the chipboard! The chipboard pieces are amazing!

Lourdes said...

OMG!!! I love the crackling effect on the chipboard!!!

I'm a very old follower!

Erica said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous...simply gorgeous!

langeatheart said...

I love your layout its stunning vibrant and I love the frame! I am a new folower! TFS!

sofiutane said...

Your page is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

//Sofi

Дарья said...

Bright, solar layout.

Keren Tamir said...

Gorgeous LO!!!!

AggieMom said...

Great layout, talented daughter too

Виктория Азарова said...

Так увлеклась разглядыванием, что забыла зачем зашла. Спасибо!

Caryn S said...

Like the quote and the crackle on the frame...great design too!

Buffy Esser said...

wow beautiful page,love the colors and the finish on the chipboard!

dtjag1 said...

Lovely colors and layout. Love the crackle.

Lillian Child said...

Gorgeous project, Lisa! So many different techniques going on here. Love the crackle!

Pia said...

wow what a beautiful layout, love the colours
hugs Pia

Lori said...

I am soooo glad that I am following this blog hop and found your blog. I love your layout and the colors--beautiful! Also, I have to check out more of your blog for those flower tuts. I've been on the lookout for some great flower tutorials and yours hit the mark! TFS!

T Young said...

Beautiful! I took a peek at some of your latest postings too, and love your techniques on the chipboard. Thanks for sharing!

Стокли said...

Good quote.. the crackle finish looks great.

jannekevanveen said...

Lovely layout and thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely stuff

Debora said...

Hermoso trabajo!!! Debora

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful layout. I love the technique you used on the chipboard. Stunning!!

Debbie Baker said...

Lisa, I love your work! You have been a source of inspiration for me for a long time! Thank you for sharing the beautiful accent treatment, makes me think I could do it!

Tracey Gregory said...

Longtime follower,my friend! Great technique!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh how I love this layout, just recently found Blue Fern and I'm in love. Your layout is amazing, love the crackle finish.

Marilynn Z said...

What a gorgeous page!! I loved your creating the quote by printing the words separately, coloring them and then placing them individually.

MichelleMc said...

Gorgeous page! Love the frame!

Davi said...

Wow is this gorgeous, the shimmery crackle treatment and sunny colors along with the lacy background make you feel like you are standing in a beautiful garden ;)

Kitika said...

your LO is a piece of art!! Beautiful!

Swissdutchy8 said...

Great techniek you shared with us!Thanks, have a nice day!

Nicole Doiron said...

That frame is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing how you did it! I will have to try that myself. Awesome layout!!

Erin Blegen said...

This is beautiful, Lisa!! Awesome work!!

xErin

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Fantasic layout and colors!!

Debbie said...

Lisa, Your work is always so stunning, love the finish on the frame, so yummy....

Sarah-R said...

Fantastic LO and photo!

Lana Vassallo said...

Love the color!

Suzanne said...

Love the frame and the technique you used on it.

Sandra said...

Already a follower, the texture on the chippie is awesome, it gives such lovely dimension to the page.

nicos said...

Рада знакомству и тому что стану вашим последователем. Ваши работы очень понравились

Zanka said...

The frame really came to life, just as you said! Fantastic effects.

Susann said...

What a great work. thanks for shareing!

pojjo said...

gorgeous products :D i would love to win :D

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Lisa! What a gorgeous LO and your chipboard crackle is spectacular!! I'm a follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

terriK said...

love your work. Thanks for the chance to win

Lynne Forsythe said...

MY ohhhhhhhhhhh SOOOOOO CREATIVE friend.....you NEVER fail to blow me AWAY with your creations!!!!

nannyj said...

Beautiful layout.

Rhonda said...

OH my gosh I am super happy I found you! You are so inspiring. I am very excited about your tutorials also! Thanks so much. :o)

Patter Cross said...

Love how you used Camilla's technique. It turned out so beautiful as did your page. Now I need to get some mica. LOL! Blessings,

Sandi Cl~ said...

Loving the look of Camilla's technique .. must give it a try@ Fabulous page!

Lynne said...

Stunning layout!! Love the crackle effect on the chippy!!