Friday, April 28, 2017

Blue Fern Studios - Happy Accident - Free

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studios friends. 

We're so happy with the new Happy Accident Collection and brand new introduction of the  Happy Accident Printed Chipboard Pieces that I'm sharing an extra post with you this month.

For this layout I'm using a photo of my niece's little boy visiting a WWII memorial with his Granddad, which is very fitting for this time of the year when many countries have their own remembrance days. It's so important to teach our children their history. 

- Free -

I'm using the Happy Accident - Incident sheet as the base. For my background I chose the Texture Circles Stamp and embossed some of the prints with Snow Embossing powder and others I did in black ink. Some extra stamping with the  London Chronicle Stamp. After that I got out a stencil and created some texture over the page with some paste.

The Abstract Wire Frame got embossed with Stormy Skies. A beautiful new metallic blue color embossing powder. The Rose Wreath chipboard  was cut in a couple of pieces and embossed with Rusty Rose. I sprinkled some of the Pea Soup Glitter over the leafy parts of the Rose Wreath and heat set it.

Having done all the preparation work I was now ready to start putting my layout together. All these chipboard pieces make for some wonderful layers.

Adding Chesterville Blooms and other flowers to decorate. Some final ink splatters and we're all done. I hope you will have fun with this collection!

Happy Accident : Accident
Printed Chipboard, Abstract Wire Frame, Rose Wreath
Embossing Powder 
Snow,  Rusty Rose, Stormy Skies
Pea Soup
London Chronicle, Texture Circles
Chesterville Blooms

Thank you so much for having a look!

Lydia Guijt

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


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


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.

Spring Parade : Market Place, Sunday Best
Turkish Bits, Layering Stems, Journey, Explore, Discover
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist, Ebony
Tattered News Print
Spring Peony and Berries

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.

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


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. 

Chesterville : Keswick, Chester, 
Circuitry, Faucets, Journey, Explore, Discover
Embossing Powder 
Black Sand, Antique Gold, Sand and Sea
Tattered News Print
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!


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

Set of Stamps 7x7cm - Butterflies 3 - SCB4907003b

Metal Charms Set
Bird on the Branch - SCB25011532

Set of Embellishments
Flairs - SCB340001084

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:
6x6 Collection - SCB220609408x
Cards - SCB220609407b
The Pirate’s Treasure
6x6 Collection - SCB220609209x
Stains Ink
Yellow - SCB12110507
Red - SCB12110501
Antique Shop
Chipboard - SCB62000109b
Precious Memories - Set of stamps - SCB4904020b
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!