Monday, February 4, 2013

Save The Date!!

We've got one exciting weekend coming up here as we are having our first Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop!! So write this down as you DO NOT want to miss out on this- not only are WE going to be giving away some gorgeous Blue Fern Studios goodies, but there are LOTS more prizes along the hop, and of course a ton of inspiration from our design team as well! And when you reach my blog, I will have also be giving away some love!!


Butterflies and Vines!!

Yesterday was my turn to feature some new inspiration for you all on the Blue Fern Studios Blog, and my blog post features 3 of the beautiful Blue Fern chip board designs.
The first layout features the Brigitte Butterfly Set. The set has 3 butterflies. One large and 2 smaller ones. I chose to use all 3 butterflies on 1 layout. But 1 butterfly would look equally as sweet on a card or tag.

Here is a closeup of one of the butterflies. The technique I used on the butterfly was pretty easy. I painted the chip board with a white acrylic paint and let it dry. Then I spread some Puffy Paint over the painted surface. While the paint was still wet, I sprayed some Glimmer Mist over the area lightly. After waiting about 30 minutes, I heat set the piece until the paint started to puff up. Once it was dry, I sprayed it with some more Glimmer Mist. I added pearls to create the body.

I used the Blooming Beauty chip board piece for my title. I painted it using Lumiere paint using 2 coats.
I used a beautiul Zva flourish for the butterfly trail and body.
My flowers and leafy vines were created with my new 
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Flower, 3-D & Vine  After assembly, I used Puffy Paint and heat set until the paint puffed,  then I used Stickles on the leaves to make them sparkle.

For my next layout, I used the gorgeous Organic Vine Corner.

I painted the piece with a beige colored acrylic paint and let it dry. I then took an ink pad in green and brushed over the leafy parts of the flourish. Then I took some tiny pearls and randomly placed them on the chip board.

To make the piece stand out even more, I went over it with some Stickles.

The beautiful blue flower is from Zva Creative and the smaller roses are Prima. I created the little leaves from my Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch.

I love my Spellbinders labels dies. This is one of them topped with a small poly sticker for the journaling.

I tucked some Prima lace and some small Prima roses with my leaves into the small peekaboo tearouts.

Thank you for stopping by to see my work with Blue Fern Studios wonderful product!! Keep watching as this brand new company keeps adding to their inventory. You are going to fall in love with Blue Fern Studios chip board!! I already have.


  1. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous, Lisa!!! Wow!!

  2. Lovely and lovely! That flowering vine is a real treat!
    Alison x

  3. These are absolutely stunning!!!

  4. Stunning layouts Lisa. The butterflies are gorgeous and I love the way you enhanced them. Beautiful!! ox Marg

  5. They are gorgeous Lisa!! I have got to start using puff paint and I am definitely going to try that butterfly technique!

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


Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!