Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Comfy Cozy Kitty, a Picture Wheel, and an Upcycled Wall Hanging

 Grab your Tuesday  morning beverage. I hope you enjoy this Blue Fern Studios Blog Post from yesterday . I have 3 new projects for your viewing pleasure. With the warmth of Summer around the corner, I hope June brings you much inspiration from Blue Fern Studios. Head on over to the blog to see what the wonderful designers do to chip board.

 My first Project is a 12x12 layout. This was inspired by our Sketch this month. Don't forget to join the June Sketch Challenge. There is an awesome BFS prize you could win!! And this may be a shameless plug, but for all of my projects here, I used mostly  product from  C'est Magnifiques gorgeous June kit to complete my projects. There was still  sooo much left in my Kit and the add ons, after already completing 5 projects,  that I just have to use it some more! Who couldn't resist the beautiful Maja papers.

And see the bicks that are on my layout?..All I am saying is return to my blog tomorrow and you can find out a little trick and how I made them myself!! You dont want to miss tomorrows post..I am VERY excited!!!

I used a Ranger crackle paint in Vintage Photo, directly on the chipboard daisies. Easy easy..Once the paint dried, I enhanced it further with a darker ink that bled into the cracks.

I painted the Vintage key with Ranger distress crackle paint. Once dry, I hung the keys on the chain using small jump rings from Tim Holtz.

  I love the chain. The set comes with 2 pieces. I used the curved piece as shown in the sketch. I painted it wit crackle paint, and added some Bo Bunny oval trinkets to match the shape of the chain link.

                                                                     Page Chains

Vintage Keys

This next project is a picture wheel that I created and wound some great silly pictures of my daughter mounted on a diecut filmstrip.

To keep the filmstrip wound round the reel, I tied it with some twine.

I heat embossed distress powder over the butterflies on both sides as you can see the underside when I folded the wings up for dimension. . The branch was inked with distress ink, cut apart, and tucked into the flower cluster.

 I found the Urban Words set to be so much fun, and perfect for these silly photos of my daughter as the words are integrated in her everyday language.

I opted to use the insides of the chipboard and save the other pieces for another project. Sometimes you throw away the cutout pieces, in this case I used them for this project.

Just some more silly pics that my daughters friend took while sitting in the back seat of my husbands truck on a long trip home. Yup, they sure know how to entertain themselves...LOL...

I was surprised to see this Urban Acronym in the bunch!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!  Hey, it's real life! What the freek isn't bad....LMAO..See?? addictive huh??

  I used a distress ink with a foam applicator and rubbed it over the chipboard.

                                                                Brigitte Butterfly Set

The last project I want to share with you is little  wall hanging I created using the throwaway parts of a couple of products. The little wooden box that once held Prima Icons, and the background paper was once the packaging back of a pack of  the Prima floral vine. My beautiful friends  Miranda Edney and Limor Weber were my inspiration for this one.

 The gate was heat embossed with some Ranger Tim Holtz distress powder in Vintage Photo, and I went over it twice to create a rusty old gate effect, rubbing some of the powder off after it dried.

I tucked some flowers, a tiny birds nest, and punched out butterflies into the little shadow boxes.

Here is another view of the sweet little wall hanging that now hangs in my scrap studio wall.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Come back for more inspiration on how to adore your chip board. I will be back on Blue Fern Studios Blog on the 3rd of each month with a new blog post and more inspiration for you.
I would like to take this opportunity to bid a fond farewell to some of the current Design Team Members that are finishing up their term this month. It was a pleasure getting to know some of you, and a pleasure working with old friends, and glad to call you all my friends. I wish you all creative joy in your journeys as Scrap Artists.
 I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new Artists commissioned to the team. I look forward to getting to know you all.
I am honored and excited to be staying on with Blue Fern Studios for another term. I look forward to finding new ways to Jazz Up the gorgeous chip board from Blue Fern Studios. Thank you Leslie and Valerie for believing in my work. xo


  1. Wow, what amazing and gorgeous projects!! You totally rocked each one!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  2. Each of these are absolutely stunning, Lisa!!!!

  3. You always create perfection, my dear fiend. Your layout is perfect and beautiful...and the wall hanging is so pretty.

  4. Oh my this these projects are all terrific, love everything about the first layout, such great use of the dies and design is wonderful, the picture reel is just too cool, and your lovely wall hanging is just beautiful, great effect on the gate!

  5. Wow, this is lovely. Your work is original!


Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!