Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blue Fern Studios Blog Post and a little Scraps of Elegance steal...

April Showers Bring May Flowers.... But here in Sunny Florida where I live, the flowering is all year around. So I thought I would spread some Springtime with you today.  It is my turn for the April 3rd Blue Fern Studios Blog Post. You must go check out the blog for tons of inspiration from the very talented Designers. They have lots of tips tricks and techniques for your chip board pieces.

My first project is a tag I created using Lots of Prima product, and The Blue Fern Studios Royal Border is a perfect match to the elegance of the tag. It was the perfect size to sideline the edge. I hand died the seam binding and used my  ***How to Hand Dye Vintage Seam Binding Tutorial***.

 I had a bottle of Martha Stewart Flocking powder in the perfect color to match the flowers. I applied some Multi Medium to the Regal Border and covered it with the flocking powder, tapping off the excess. It gave the chip board a soft fuzzy look. Softening the hard edge of the tag.

 I created the journaling in Photoshop, printed it, cut the words out, inked them, then adhered to the tag. The tag was created using Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die. I love that die!! So many possibilities! I cut one in chip board and using Prima paper, and just sandwiched the chip board to make my tag extra sturdy. The beauty is that I fed all 3 layers in my Vagabond for a perfect cut!! Then just adhesive of your choice, and I use a brayer to smooth it all out. A perfect tag I tell ya!!

                                                        Love me some Prima Flowers!!  

                                                                      Royal Border 2

 My next project is a trio of ATC cards. The smaller pieces of chip board are just perfect for Cards, Tags and ATC cards. I was thinking of turning this trio of ATC cards into a small banner. For this project, I used my Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix ATC Corners movers and shapers die. Another fave!!
The little dress forms fit perfectly on these cards!! Love them!! The background paper is from the new Bo Bunny C'est la Vie Belle paper. Ssshhhhhh.... I stole the piece  from my very gorgeous Scraps Of Elegance kit where I will be Guest Designing this month!! Melinda sent me an add on paper kit so I had plenty of paper to work with!! 3 ATCs uses VERY little paper!! ♥ The design on the papers is all about dress patterns and sewing!! How could I resist!! You should see the pattern on the opposite side!!! Sigh..... Glad I have another piece!! Go have a look at the kit!! You will want this one!!

Here is a view of the ATC cards individually. Together they form the journaling. "May Your Bobbin Always Be Full". I love to sew and there is always thread in my machine. That makes me happy!! I wound some String (part of my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral contest prize package) around the Miss Tailor bobbins and topped them with a tiny Tim Holtz safety pin.
                                                                    Miss Tailor Set

 My last project revolves around my entry for The Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge entry. The paper flowers I created. I wanted to create some flowers for my Blue Fern Studios project that would compliment the Spring Iris chip board. I love the tall stalky delicate flowers.

To technique I used on the chip board was using Silks Acrylic Glaze in various colors of blues and greens. Once the paint was dry, I applied a thick layer of Crackle Accents. To get the  most out of the glaze color, I first painted the chip board with a coat of white acrylic paint.

 I used the same technique on the Happiness chip board.

                                                                    Large Spring Iris
                                                                  Good Vibes Word Set

Here are some closeups of my winning entry! And if you missed the winning entries, go check them out. What talent to be among!! Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Winners.                      

Thank you for stopping  by and  allowing me to share my projects with you today. Keep checking back on the Blue Fern Studios Blog as every  other day, one of the fabulous designers will be displaying new projects with the Blue Fern Studios beautiful chip board. And there is always new stock and new designs being added to the store frequently. Blue Fern Studios is growing in leaps and bounds and I am very proud to be designing for them!!


  1. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Work!!!!

  2. The tags are gorgeous and so is the layout. I love all the details. Hugs! xx

  3. Love, love this post Lisa. Those ATC cards are so darling. Your layout is so beautiful with all your handi flower work and dreamy colors.

  4. So pretty! Love it all! Can't wait to see what you create with the SOE kit!

  5. Everything is so gorgeous! Love love your tattered flowers!

  6. These are all so beautiful.. I am sure you will create wonderfully with the blue fern chippies, they are so delicate and beautiful!

  7. Beautiful, beautiful projects! Each and every one!!

  8. Utterly stunning projects... I think it's the set of ATCs that wins it for me - astounding inspiration, thank you!
    Alison x

  9. Oh my all your tags are just gorgeous, such great colors and wonderful detail in all of them, lovely work. Beautiful embellishing of the scrap page too, congrats on your win the flowers are just amazing and like the crackle look!!


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