Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Delicate vs Grunge.. Which do you prefer!! Blue Fern Studios

I love both delicate and grunge depending on my mood!!!! Sometimes I love to get all delicate and dreamy and other times I want to get all messy and dirty. But my messy and dirty kind of comes out elegant sometimes!! Today, I have 2 layouts to share with you using both styles. The first one is  a little bit of Grunge. Kind of Steampunk. The Blue Fern Studios Techno Rings chipboard set brought out the grunge in me. But the Techno rings don't have to be grungy!! Go check the Blue Fern Studios blog and see what Kelly Foster and Patter Cross did with them.
I started this layout with a piece of black textured card stock. I mounted it on cardboard using Mod Podge. I gave it a good misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Bayou Boogie Gold. For the patterned papers I used Cartographer designed by my dear friend Frank Garcia.

I wanted an old worn look to the Techno Rings, so I used Lindys  in Bayou Boogie Gold, a gold based 2 toned spray to achieve that effect. Very simple but very striking. The photo is an Alex Hardie print. I collect beautiful greeting cards. I just reversed the print and edited it in Photoshop for dramatic details.

I fell in love with the little keys in the Spare Parts set, that reminded me of the ones used to wind up old toys. In my fantasy layout, they are winding up the hot air balloons for flight. I spryed them with the same spray as in the Techno Rings and added splashes of the spray on the entire layout when it was done. It shimmers in real life.

The flowers are Recollections found at Michaels.  The leaves are a die cut.

The second layout is my interpretation of the June Sketch Challenge. 
Michelle Singe designs some of the prettiest sketches!!!
  I didn't want to place to many embellishments on the page as the Rose Border is so elegant and I didn't want to distract from its beauty. And to add to it's beauty, I used  the brand new Lindy's Stamp Gang, Flat Fabios, "Under The Boardwalk" designed by my beautiful talented friend Limor Webber. The colors match Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams papers that I used for this layout to perfection.

  I primed the chipboard Rose Border with white gesso. Then painted on the Lindy's Flat Fabios with  a paint brush. I did about 3 coats to get a pooling effect on the flowers and leaves.

Here is a close up of the Rose Border. I absolutely love the delicate cuts in this piece. 

Here is  closeup of the photo. It is of my husband and I on our wedding day and the First Toast to our new life as man and wife. Here we are 29 years later!! And loving each other even more!!

I used one of the new Prima masks for the background of my layout. I used molding paste and before I lifted the mask, sprayed it with Lindys Flat Fabios.

Thank you for coming and taking a peek at my blog today. I hope that you were inspired to create a project of your own using Blue Fern Studios chip board and papers.Until next time, grab that Blue Fern Studios chipboard. Bluemoon Scrapbooking, Janene carries them at The Scrapbook Diaries, and  A Cherry on Top all carry Blue Fern Studios!


  1. Both pages are just gorgeous Lisa! You are always so inspiring! xo

  2. Oh wow multi talented! You do great grunge but I do love your feminine and pretty layouts the best!

  3. You do grungy and delicate both equally well. Beautiful pages Lisa.

  4. I love everything you do and love seeing your creations! Thank you so much for sharing them with me! 💗


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