Sunday, May 4, 2014

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!!!! 2 layouts and a Mini Album for Blue Fern Studios

I am sooooo happy to be posting my projects on National Scrapbooking Day!! I challenged my self to scrap 1 layout today for the occasion. I am a slow scrapper, so this was really a challenge for me!! But it got done!!! I followed the beautiful sketch for May and gave it a little twist by mixing up the design a little. Don't forget to join the May sketch challenge.

Here is my take on the May Sketch Challenge. I used a Crafters Workshop mask and some molding paste and sprays on the background. Then just speckled the paper with the sprays. I die cut some tags and embossed them with a LeBlanch stamp, embossing ink  and used a heat embossed powder on them. I simply colored some binding ribbon with the same spray I used throughout the layout. Heidi Swapp Georgia Peach. Lovely color!!

I heat embossed all of the chipboard with the same green color for continuity.I also used Blue Fern Garden Paper for this layout. The paper is Boudior.

 I just love these Recollection flowers from Michaels. And at 60% off, I love them even more!!! I think I grabbed 4 packs of this coral color. They are the same as the Prima Tatiana flowers. My favorite!
 I created the big flower  by taking apart a silk flower, cutting off the petals, edging them with white puffy paint, puffing it up with a heat tool, then after it was dry, go over it with Stickles. Then I topped it with a Recollections flower. I then randomly placed some of the singe petals under the picture for added layers.
 Fantasy Butterfly Set
Calligraphic Border
Grande Cages

 I absolutely love the Dangles. Every singe one is just so elegant!! I used the Shabby Brick Bits here and there for texture.

Here is a closeup of one of the Dangles. I used distress embossing powder on them for a stone look finish.

 I created the journaling in Photoshop then just printed it out on card stock, cut the words out, inked the edges and applied it to my layout. I love the font!

 Jeweled Page Dangles
Shabby Brick Bits

This next project is a mini album I created and is still a work in progress at it will be a little chunky with tags, envelopes and pictures. The smaller Blue Fern Studios Chipboard is perfect for mini albums. I learned how to construct this mini album from my very good talented friend Frank Garcia. It is easy and i will use this technique often.

I heat embossed all of the chipboard with the same beautiful bronze color to make them look like metal bits. Then I also did the closure clips as well. I used thick card stock for the base of my pages so this is a very chunky mini.

Close up of the lock and key.

Here is a montage of 4 of the inserts that are placed in the pockets of my album. There are tags, fold out pockets and little envelopes that will be tucked into the mini.

Enjoy The Journey
Vintage Keys
Eclectic Hearts
2 Hearts Set
Memory Frames
Broken Rings
Perfect Picture

Thank you for stopping by my Blog on such a special day. I hope you all have something planned to get creative. And I sure hope you include some Blue Fern Studios chipboard in your project!! It always adds that special touch! And go check out the Blue Fern Studios Blog for more info on entering the May Sketch Challenge.


Lizzyc said...

Beautiful creations!!

langeatheart said...

You know I love coming here and just hanging out with my coffee checking out all your beautiful work! To be so talented! :) All the best!

Vicky Alberto said...

These are really stunning Lisa!

RockyMtnBlogger said...

Amazing layouts and mini album! I love your style! You inspire me! Peggy in Colorado