Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blue Fern Studios Projects for November

Hello! Today and I'm sharing some projects I made with the Montage and Ombre Dreams paper lines from Blue Fern Studios.

"Twinkle" Layout

For this layout I used the Montage paper collection.  It's based on our November sketch. Check out the sketch challenge HERE. There's still time to play along!

Here's a closeup of the Quatrefoil Panel piece that I cut to size. I used pink, white, and gold embossing powders to get this effect.

Here's a closeup of the title that I used from the Winter Titles set. I kept this treatment simple by using gold embossing powder. 

In this close up, you can see the piece of the Heart Border that I cut and painted with a whitewash.

I also cut up the Organic Vine Corner. I painted it with a dimensional green paint, and sprinkled it with green embossing powders and heated it up until the paint was bubbly.

"Follow Your Dreams..." Card

I really wanted to fit this card in a standard envelope, so I made it as flat as I could! I used some of my scraps from the Montage line. 

Here's a closeup that shows the treatment of the Mixed Chains and part of a Ginger's Poppies piece. I used grey and black ink pads directly on the chipboard without priming it.

Mommy's Boy

I used papers from the Ombre Dreams and the Montage lines. 

In this closeup, you can see the Corner Flourish. I also used a Mini Flourish on the other side of my flower cluster. I scraped these pieces with a black archival ink pad that desperately needs to be reinked, but it worked for this layout. :)

For the Mommy's Boy title piece, I used a turquoise embossing powder, then used that same archival ink pad to give it a worn look.

For the Romantic Page Dangle, I used grey chalk ink, then some black distressed embossing powder in random places. I also touched it with some blue chalk ink to soften the look of it. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects today! Check back often- our team is always posting amazing creations!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Swirlydoos November Kit Reveal!

Welcome to:
November Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

We are not having a blog hop this month, but there will still be ways to win some prizes and, of course, beautiful projects to see from our talented design team!  Go to the Swirlydoos blog to find out how you can win some fabulous prizes by pinning our posts, projects, videos and kit pics!  Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful November collection:


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our November scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any November kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today!

This month, designer Kim challenged the design team to use this picture on a layout.

And, we are challenging YOU to figure out which designer made each layout! 
Here is a link to the contest: 
And, here is a collage of all of our layouts:
Can you guess which one is mine? 

Here are my other projects I have made with the Beloved kit so far:

"Lil Miss Sunshine" Layout

(Based on the November Sketch)

I kept pretty close to the sketch, which was a big challenge for me. :) 
The circles on the sketch has scallops, so I decided to take out my border punches and make strips to add to them. I learned this trick years ago from Ms. Jan. 

I colored the chipboard by dragging a distress ink pad over it. I added some yellow pearls that came in the kit. I wanted to add more circles to the design, so I used a circle stencil in two of the corners with embossing paste, then I used the brown mist from the project kit to add more circles by taking off the sprayer and dotting the paper within the space I used the stencil.

I used a Memory Box butterfly die.
For my title, I used the alphas from the main kit and the Thickers from the embellishment add on. They were quite subtle, so I opted to trace the Thickers with a white pen. I added one of the burlap bows to dot the "I."

Love Always Wall Decor

This is my project I made with the project add on this month. I LOVE this Kaisercraft wall decor, and it was serendipitous to get it in a kit because during my move, my shadowbox that I had made using this picture of my grandparents got crushed. I was able to save the picture though. 

Here are some closeups. 

You can see exactly how I created this altered project in my video tutorial:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary and the November Sketch

If you haven't heard, you will be DELIGHTED to know that Blue Fern Studios has yet ANOTHER paper collection coming out! Take a look at this sneak peek!

 Keep an eye out for this collection in stores SOON!

And, here is the monthly sketch for November:

We hope you play along with us this month! You can find out all the details and enter your project in the challenge here on the Blue Fern Studios blog.

Have a great day!