Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blue Fern Studios May Sketch Challenge

  I took off the month of May from designing for anyone. Well accept Blue Fern Studios! That doesn't mean I wont be creating anything else this month. I will be Guest Designing for Donna Salazar and a special kit club  in June, so I have been working on those projects. But I spent the day with Prima for National Scrapbooking Day while I was working on a Blue Fern Studios project, so I decided to add Prima products and use the Blue Fern Studios May Sketch and chip board to complete my project. That was a fun day for me.

This layout was inspired by my paternal Grandparents wedding photo. They were married in the early 30's. I am in the process of collecting old family photo's from other family members. My grandparents nephews have been a wonderful source. My dad doesn't have to many, as his bother (my dear late uncle) was the archiver of most of the pictures, and he didn't share very often. It is a surprise every time I receive another old photo. I used Prima Fairy Belle papers for this layout. Jodie Lee is one heck of an artist. She designs a lot of the papers for Prima. And her Australian accent is beautiful!!

I used a mixture of Prima, Petaloo and Recollection  flowers, clustered with Sizzix leaves.

The chip board fence is BFS  Lattice Fence. I painted it with white Gesso and after it dried I added a second textured coat. I made the banner from scraps of paper and strung it on bakery twine then layered it over the fence.

                                                                       Lattice Fence

 The Brigitte Butterfly was painted with white Gesso and after it dried I spread some Distress Stickles over it and applied some Prima pearls to the body.

                                                                 Brigitte Butterfly set

  I added 2 tags and slid them into the side of the photo. They can be used for journaling with info about the story of your photo's.

The title LOVE was created with Websters Pages letter stickers. The glass wing butterflies were from a butterfly file I created. I will share it at the end of this post.

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  1. Just beautiful the soft colors!

  2. How wonderful to have these special photos of your family! THis l/o is simply gorgeous Lisa, loving the masking/texture paste work on your l/o's lately! Hope you enjoy your month off (I sure could use one of those right about now :) ....thanks some much for your sweet comment at FB, you are a sweetheart! xo

  3. The LO is absolutely stunning!!

  4. A really beautiful romantic layout Lisa. Love the subtle colours and the textures. Totally stunning!! ox Marg

  5. How beautiful, what precious photos and love your take on that amazing sketch!!

  6. Wow that is just stunning, love those soft colors and such a pretty layout!

  7. My goodness your crafting is sooo beautiful Lisa. Nicola x (your newest follower)

  8. Gorgeous layout and great photos! Your work is amazing.

    Kimble Photography | Dana Point

  9. Congrats Friend!
    You are the winner of my new book, from the book and site release party. Please send me your info here:


  10. Thanks for the welcome to Blue Fern, I am looking forward to working with you and the rest of the team :). This page is stunning! And butterflies... Love :).


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