Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sky, shine brightly!


Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's friends!
Today I'm sharing with you my latest project. 
A card using the Antique Shop collection.


For the card base I used the Depth of the Ocean sheet. Standard size 5-1/2"x8" scored in half. Cut some layers with the same sheet, Old Vessel and Blue Prints. I just love layers. I wrapped some string around some of the layers and stapled it. 


 To match the paper and title I got a chipboard balloon. I added some Enamel Brads to the balloon.  Continued decorating the card with the gorgeous Fairy Tale Polymer Flowers and some extra flowers on top.  A Crystal Sticker for a starry sky an extra title and we're all done!
I hope you like my creation.
Thank you so much for looking!


Below the list with ScrapBerry's Items:
Antique Shop
The Depth of the Ocean - SCB220606002
Old Vessel - SCB220606005
Blueprints - SCB220606007

Fairy Tale
Enamel Brads - Fairy Tale 2 - SCB340207
Polymer Items - SCB26002012

Vintage Circus
Crystal Stickers - SCB53000002

Cherry Blossoms
White & Blue - SCB300215



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dream


Hello Paper friends!
Hope you're all having a great weekend.
I would love to share my latest project with you.
A layout made with 7Dots Studios - Writer's Block paper and a whole lot of Prima Marketing goodies. 

When I started this layout I knew I had to used Black and White and one other color. So I hope you like the color I chose. Copper/orange.
Dream was an easy way to use on a layout. When I married, not in my wildest dreams would I have imaged a life full of travel and moving from one continent to the next. I have to say it's been quite an adventure. Wouldn't change a thing.



Below a few close-ups.






7Dots Studio - Writer's Block - Inkwell
7 Dots - Studio - Cotton Candy Dreams - Word Stickers 6x12
UmWow - Writer's Block mask
UmWow - Circlet Mask
UmWow - Chipboard - Typewriter Key Alpha's
UmWow - Chipboard - Victorian Flourish
UmWow - Chipboard - Fortune Teller Mash
Prima - Resin Frame - Chantilly Royal - 992966
Prima - Texture Paste - Copper Crackle - 961534
Prima - Black Gesso - 961459
Prima - Light Paste - 961404
Prima - Acrylic Paint - Metallique Brass Hardware- 963095
Prima - Color Bloom - Empress Gold - 580315
Prima - Color Bloom - Precious Stone - 573812
Prima - Color Bloom 2 - Pot Marigold - 588755
Prima - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber - 964313
Prima - Del Mar - Quarter - 577575
Prima - Timeless Memories - Classical - 580902
Prima - Timeless Memories - Remembrance - 580834
13@rts - Splashinks - White, Black, Copper

Blue Fern Studio projects for April!

Hello Blue Fern Studios and Paper Friends.

This month I have 3 very different layouts for you.
Two of them are with the beautiful Spring Parade Collection and the third one is with one of my favorite collections Chesterville

Discover


When we took this tour through the Grand Canyon this Sunset was just amazing. I knew I had to scrapbook it!
I'm using the Market Place paper as my base. The Tattered News Print Stamp right now is one of my favorite stamps and for this layout and all the others I used it to create some background interest. I chose one of my stencils and used paste to add more background details.


I wanted to use some straws for this layout to create a dramatic black/white and green effect. The Turkish Bits pieces and Discover were embossed with Ebony embossing powder. 


The Layering Stems with Sea Mist embossing powder and topped with a layer of Caribbean Glitter. 


Behind my photo I put some smaller pieces from Spring Parade - Market Place and Sunday Best to create some layers. The straws already created some depth and helped with a nicely layered look. 


The beautiful Peony flower (Spring Peony and Berries) is quite big and is perfect to take apart and use in parts. Filling up the rest of the layout with some more flowers and embellishments.


Paper
Spring Parade : Market Place, Sunday Best
Chipboard
Turkish Bits, Layering Stems, Journey, Explore, Discover
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist, Ebony
Glitter
Caribbean
Stamps
Tattered News Print
Flowers 
Spring Peony and Berries
  
Memories


For my second layout I'm going a little more classic. The base is Spring Parade - Sun Rise. Although in the corner it has an Easter theme. By covering it up. You can make it into whatever you chose it to be. I found the saying on Attic Charm - Calling Cards and went from there.


For the background I used the Tattered News Print Stamp to create interest around the page with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.


The Blooming Curls,  Whimsy Flourishes and Leafy Page Accents chipboard pieces all got embossed with Oatmeal embossing powder with the flowers on the Blooming Curls piece in Pink Dust.


I positioned all the pieces and started adding a variety of Blue Fern Studios flowers, Spring Florals, Soft Blossoms, Late Winter Lilies, together with some pieces of lace, ribbon and other embellishments. Some finishing touches with pearls, art stones and beads.


Paper
Spring Parade : Sun Rise 
Attic Charm : Calling Cards
Chipboard
Blooming Curls, Whimsy Flourishes, Leafy Page Accents
Embossing Powder 
Antique Gold, Pink Dust, Oatmeal
Stamps
Tattered News Print
Flowers 
Spring Florals, Soft Blossoms, Late Winter Lilies

Journey


My third and last layout for this month is a more masculine layout using the Chesterville collection.
This collection is just perfect for layouts like this.


I used Chesterville - Keswick as the base and started preparing my page with clear gesso. Then used the Tattered News Print stamp around the page. Next I got out 2 stencils and a combination of pastes to create some interest. Since I'm going for a metallic look. I used gold, silver and graphite. Continuing with splatter inks. Now that the background is all done it's time to get the chipboard pieces prepared. 


Circuitry and Discovery are embossed in Sand and Sea with a sprinkle of  Antique Gold here and there. The Faucets in Black Sand. Putting it all together on the page creating some layers with Chesterville : Keswick, Chester pieces. Some flowers from the Chesterville Blooms, Harvest Lilies and other embellishments to complete the look. 



Paper
Chesterville : Keswick, Chester, 
Chipboard
Circuitry, Faucets, Journey, Explore, Discover
Embossing Powder 
Black Sand, Antique Gold, Sand and Sea
Stamps
Tattered News Print
Flowers 
Chesterville Blooms, Harvest Lilies

I hope you liked the 3 completely different styles this month I created for you.
Looking forward to showing you more next month. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a great day!

Lydia 


Monday, April 10, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Remember to have Fun!


Hello ScrapBerry's and Paper friends!
I'm so happy to share with you today a new layout using a combination of collections. The Words live Forever and Antique Shop collections. 
I decided to go for a mainly red color scheme sorting my papers. Cutting several sheets to create the layers behind my picture.


For the background I used the ScrapBerry's Butterflies 3 stamp and a stencil with paste. When this was dry I misted and splattered inks to create some extra interest. Time to assemble my page. Under the picture layers I placed some chipboard. 


Got an assortment of flowers together. The Scrapberry's Gardenia flowers are perfect to adapt to any project you're working on by adding some mist in the center of the flower. A little Metal Charm - Bird on the Branch for that extra touch. Some final splatters and the project is all done.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!


Below the used ScrapBerry's product list:

Words Live Forever
Moments - SCB220609306
Memos - SCB220609307
Records - SCB220609303

Antique Shop
Blue Prints - SCB220606007
Ancient Time - SCB220606006

Butterflies
Set of Stamps 7x7cm - Butterflies 3 - SCB4907003b

Metal Charms Set
Bird on the Branch - SCB25011532

Set of Embellishments
Flairs - SCB340001084

Flowers
Gardenia 5cm - White - SCB300103
Daisies - Red- 28145





Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tropics - Mini Album for ScrapBerry's


Hello Paper friends!
At ScrapBerry's today we're in the second month of our Spring themed challenge.
What says Spring more than a Tropic style mini-album.


Fun colors, beautiful flowers and the Tropics collection comes with a lot of wonderful cards to use to decorate. 


The Tropics collection teams really well with the Pirate's Treasure collection. 
Thank you so much for checking in today! I always appreciate your support!


ScrapBerry's Items used:
Tropics
6x6 Collection - SCB220609408x
Cards - SCB220609407b
The Pirate’s Treasure
6x6 Collection - SCB220609209x
Stains Ink
Yellow - SCB12110507
Red - SCB12110501
Antique Shop
Chipboard - SCB62000109b
Elegy
Precious Memories - Set of stamps - SCB4904020b
Flowers
Rose - Light Pink - SCB280504
Cherry Blossom - Blue&White - SCB300210
Cherry Blossom - White&Blue - SCB300215
Flairs - SCB340001085
Printed Decorative Ribbon - New Year Ribbon - SCB390421

Other items used:
Prima - Micro Beads - Grass - 962623
Prima - Trime - Jute - Teal - 576882
Prima - Stencil - Spark - 980399
Prima - Stencil - Birdy Nest - 584580
BoBunny - Glitterpaste - Wasabi
Snipart - Chipboard
Scrapiniec - Chipboard

Have a wonderful day my scrapbook friends!



Thursday, March 23, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Basik & Ko - Notes card


Hello ScrapBerry's and Paper friends!
Sharing with a card I made using the Words live Forever collection.


For this card I'm finally using the super cute Basik & Ko stamp. When ever I see it, it makes me think of the cartoon The Great Mouse Detective, and Sherlock Holmes. I had to make him look smart. Wearing something plaid. As you do! 


For the background of the card I used a stencil and paste with a hounds-tooth design to keep the theme going. For my layers I fuzzy cut lots of beautiful items from the 12x12 collection. Finishing it of with some flowers and we have a fun card. 
Thank you for checking in! 

Have a wonderful day!


Words Live Forever 
6x6 Collection - SCB220609310x
7th Street Library - SCB220609302
Postcard for Pennies - SCB220609309

Basik & Ko
Set of Stamps - SCB4907041

Vintage Circus
Enamel Brads - SCB340205

Cherry Blossoms - White & Blue - SCB300215




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March projects for Lydia Guijt

Hello Blue Fern Studios friends! 
Lydia Guijt here again with some new creations for March.
My first layout will be accompanied with a tutorial. You'll find that below.

For my second feature I've made something completely different. I hope you'll like it.

Memories


The new Spring Parade Collection has a beautiful color combination. For this layout I chose the Susie's Garden sheet.
 For my background I started off using the Tattered Harlequin stamp for embossing and the Tattered News Print stamp for inking. After this I used a stencil and paste. After the background work is done I prepared the chipboard pieces. 


Crossing the Lines with Speckled Mint and some Peacock Feathers. Wild Field Stem with Lavender Eggs on the flower part and Verdant with some sprinkling of Antique Gold. The same process for the Leafy Twigs. The title Memories - Chunky Words Halftone was done in Pink Dust. Once that was all done it was time to assemble the layout. I used the new Spring Peonies and Late Winter Lilies in my flower cluster. To finish off the page I added some further touches. 


Below you'll find the video with the whole process of making this layout. 
Enjoy!




Paper
Spring Parade - Susie's Garden
Chipboard
Crossing the Lines
Wild Filed Stem
Chunky Words Halftone
Leavy Twigs
BFS Embossing Powder 
Pink Dust
Speckled Mint
Lavender Eggs
Verdant
Antique Gold
Glitter
Peacock Feathers
Stamps
Tattered News Print
Tattered Harlequin
Flowers 
Spring Peony and Berries
Late Winter Lilies

Follow your Heart


For my second project I wanted to do something different. 
Our Blue Fern Studios Chipboard is so nice and sturdy, it's perfect to use for Mixed Media projects.
I got a double sided canvas and tore out the center to open it up. I used pastes and stencils to created textures on the outside and center part. Once it was all dry I started with the Shabby Bits Bricks Chipboard pieces as the bast to build the center part on.


Using other materials like cardboard and metal embellishments stacking and tucking in and under to create interest and textures. On one of the top layers a couple of Leafy Page Accents. Around the edges I used the Note book Edges and having the Layering Stems fall over the edges.


With all the items in place and stuck down it was time to paint everything with black gesso. Once that was all dry it's time paint on all the the accents. The Follow your Heart title was first embossed and further highlighted with some acrylics and pastes.


Chipboard
Notebook Edges
Shabby Brick Bits
Layering Stems
Leafy Page Accents
Follow your Heart

Embossing Powder
Antique Gold


Spring Greetings


For the last project this month I decided to make a set of cards using the new Spring Parade collection.


I started of with cutting different sizes of paper and played around with them creating a layered look. Once it was right I started filling it in with some doilies and some lace. For the Easter card I used one of the Easter Egg Ornaments and embossed it with Lavender Egg. Giving it some extra glitter with Peacock Feathers. The Spring card has a Spring Trinkets chipboard piece and is treated the same way. 


To finish off the cards I used Later Winter Lilies and Soft Blossoms and some other decorations. The final touches were some mist splatters and we're all done with our card set.


Paper
Spring Parade -  Susie's Garden, Market Place, Spring Petites
Chipboard
Easter Egg Ornaments
Spring Trinkets
BFS Embossing Powder 
Lavender Eggs
Glitter
Peacock Feathers
Flowers 
Soft Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies



Thank you so much visiting the blog and looking at my projects! 

Hope to see you again next month!

Lydia