Thursday, November 1, 2018

So Dreamy

Hi everyone!  I've been wondering away from my usual layouts of late and enjoying creating canvases and tags.   I recently won a challenge at Creative Embellishments and receive my chipboard package and went to work right away to create this tag.

I used some papers from Prima's Wild & Free Collection.

A few closeups:






Thanks for stopping!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Through The Branches

Hi everyone!
It's a cold and blustery day here in Maryland.  Today I have a canvas to share that I created
for a couple of October challenges.


I started off with a blank canvas that I wanted to mimic tree bark.   I added some Prima Brown Rust Effect Paste.  After it dried I added some fiber modeling paste to build up texture.  I applied various brown mists and inks until I got the right coloring and shading. 

I was inspired to create this canvas with 2 October Challenges:

I love the color palette, and my muse is the ever changing Mother Nature.   I enjoy all of the seasons, but Autumn in my favorite.  From the leaves changing color, to dropping to the ground exposing the beauty in the structures of the bare trees and plants.

And at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo, Leaves. 
I added lots of different leaves with various forms of texture.

A few close ups:


In  the above and below photos I used used dried seeds remnants from my Black Eyed Susan and Aster plants.  







Thanks for stopping by!
 . . . Debbie



Sunday, September 30, 2018

His Heart Full of Bright Hopes

Hi everyone!  Today I have a tag to share that I created for the More Than Words Mini Challenge.   Create a Card, Tag, ACT or Postcard and use the word bright.  It felt great to use a lot of my older papers and flowers, all by Prima.



Here are a few closeups:




Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Along The Passage

Hi everyone!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend.  Today the weather was gorgeous.  Temps in the 70's and lots of sunshine.  A welcome change from all the rain we've had lately.  I got the itch last weekend to work on a canvas.  Something I haven't done in awhile.  I saw the September challenge at Creative Embellishments and got inspired and decided to play along.  Here is my canvas. 


I love the mood board at Creative Embellishments:
I was inspired by the textures and the overall theme of discovery.  It made me think back when I was young and would take long walks along the nature trail with my dad.   He loved the outdoors and was quite the expert in plants and insects.  I can remember how much fun it was to find leaves, small rocks and I especially loved seeing all of the beautiful ferns. The added twist to the challenge (something I discovered), is that I had some Creative Embellishments chipboard in my stash.  Over the past 3 1/2 years I had designed for 2 different chipboard manufacturers and designed with their products.  I had a drawer full of chipboard that I had purchased  awhile ago and was excited when I came across some of Creative Embellishments chipboard.  I used Flourish 15 and Ivy Sprig.  I also discovered a small box full of metal embellishments I forgot I had along with some old lace.  A lot of the pieces on the canvas I've had some quite some time.  It was fun going through my stash and discovering things I forgot I had.

Here are some closeups:






Enjoy the rest of you weekend!  I think I'm going to work on another canvas!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Be Yourself - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios.   This one features an older collection, Garden Life.

I applied some inking on the background along with some masking. The background paper is Wallflowers (Side B). Lots of layering and fussy cut flowers under the photo from In Bloom, Calling Cards and Flower Bed papers.

I used a Flourish Ornaments here.  I cut the border off of it.  I embossed it with Snow Embossing powder and applied some ink.  A sprinkling of Tickled Seedlings were placed around the layout.  I used Fresh Florals, Apricot Blooms and Summer Blooms.

On each side of the photo I used the Heidi's Emblem Chipboard, embossed with Snow embossing Power and lightly inked.  Beneath the photo I used Stencil Tag 1.

Lots of beautiful flowers!

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Garden Life
Wall flowers (Side B), In Bloom, Calling Cards, Flower Bed

Chipboard
Heidi's emblem, Flourish Ornaments, Stencil Tag 1

Flowers
Fresh Florals, Apricot Blooms, Summer Blooms

Embossing Powder
Snow

Seedlings
Tickled

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Every Moment Matters - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios, featuring the Tranquility and Tattered Walls paper collections.

I used Peaceful from the Tranquility collection for the background.  I applied some amber and marmalade inks on the background and lots stamping using the Tattered Newsprint and Remnants Collage stamps.


Beneath the photo I used the Trailing Scrolls chipboard.  I stained it dark brown and added some Tangerine Embossing Powder.  Beneath the photo I added layers using The Reading Room (side B) from Tattered Walls along with some pieces from the Ephemera pack.

The title is printed chipboard from the Remnants collection.

Here I used the Wheat Stalk chipboard piece, which I stained brown and added Tangerine Embossing Powder.

Lots of beautiful flowers including Tranquil Blooms and Memories Blooms.  Some of the centers of the flowers are covered with Sailors Delight Glitter.  I used Twig, Paprika and Harvest Seedlings.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Tranquility
Peaceful
Paper:  Tattered Walls
The Reading Room (Side B)

Chipboard
Trailing Scrolls, Wheat Stalks
Printed Chipboard - Remnants

Flowers
Tranquil Blooms, Memories Blooms

Ephemera
Tatter Walls

Glitter
Sailors Delight

Seedlings
Twig, Paprika, Harvest

Embossing Powder
Tangerine

Stamps
Tattered Newsprint, Remnants Collage

Thanks for stopping by!  
I'll be back in a couple of days to share another layout.

. . . Debbie

Monday, August 6, 2018

Adore - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  Today I have my first of three layouts to share that I created for Blue Fern Studios .  This one features the Tattered Walls collection.

 
I used The Garage (Side B) for the background, and applied various distress inks, paint splatters and a variety of Blue Fern Stamps, Floral Grunge, Remnants Collage and Texture Circles.

I placed pieces from Lace 4 around my page.  The lace was inked with a antique distress color.     A sprinkling of Red Grape and Wintergreen Seedlings were applied to the lace.  I  used the following flowers, Summer Blooms, Courtship Roses (which I sprayed with brown mist) and Harvest Lilies.  I added Rose Gold Glitter to the edges and centers of the flowers.

The title was embossed with a mixture of Mushroom and Antique Gold Embossing Powders.

Lots of layering under the photo using the Carolina Room and The Maids Room.  I placed Garden Lattice chipboard pieces on both sides of the photo, embossed with Mushroom and Antique Gold Embossing Powders.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Tattered Walls
The Garage (Side B), The Carolina Room, The Maids Room

Chipboard
Adore, Garden Lattice Bits

Flowers
Summer Blooms, Courtship Roses, Harvest Lilies

Embossing Powder
Mushroom, Antique Gold

Seedlings
Red Grape, Wintergreen

Lace
Lace 4

Glitter
Rose Gold

Stamps
Floral Grunge
Remnants Collage
Texture Circles

Thanks for stopping by!  
I'll be back in a few days to share another layout.

. . . Debbie

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Calm - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I'm back with my third layout created for Blue Fern Studios featuring the Wanderlust collection.  

 I used Ocean Voyage (Side B) for the background.    For layering beneath the photo l used Souvenir (Side B).  I used the Tattered Newsprint Stamp and added some paint spatters in various colors.

Beneath the layering I used the Quatrefoil Panel chipboard which I treated with some brown stain. I added some Gold Nugget and Aquamarine Seedlings.

Flowers are from  Wanderlust Lilies, Tranquil Blooms and Memories Blooms.  The Leafy Twig chipboard was embossed with Taupe embossing powder.

Here I've used a round calendar piece from The Wanderlust Printed Chipboard.  The doily was cut from Seascape Side B. The leaves are from the Forest Branch Chipboard.  I stained them brown and added some gold wax.

The title was stained brown .

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Wanderlust
Ocean Voyage Side B, Souvenir Side B, Seascape Side B

Chipboard
Calm, Leafy Twigs, Quatrefoil Panel, Forest Branch,
Wanderlust Printed Chipboard

Flowers
Tranquil Blooms, Memories Blooms, Wanderlust Lilies

Embossing Powder
Taupe

Seedlings
Gold Nugget, Aquamarine

Stamp
Tattered Newsprint

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Memories - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I'm back with my 2nd July layout created for Blue Fern Studios 
featuring the Tattered Walls collection.

The background paper is The Sun Room.  I applied some masking and paint splatters.  Layering beneath the photo is from The Library, The Maids Room and pieces from the Ephemera packet.  I placed the Stone Cottage chipboard beneath the photo and left it untreated.  I just love this old photo of my mom and her brother.

Lots of flowers from Spring Lilies, Wanderlust Lilies, Wanderlust Vines and Moody Blooms.  I added some Dijon Glitter to the centers of the butterflies and art stones and Lemonade Seedlings on the flowers. 

Another closeup of the flowers.

The title is untreated.  Love how it blends with the papers and embellishments.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Tattered Walls
The Sun Room, The Library, The Maids Room

Chipboard
Memories, Stone Cottage

Flowers
Spring Lilies, Wanderlust Lilies,
Wanderlust Vines & Moody Blooms

Ephemera

Glitter
Dijon

Seedlings
Lemonade

I'll be back in a few days to share another layout.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Monday, July 2, 2018

Cherish - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was a not one here and still is.  I did manage to get a little yard work done, but for the most part I stayed inside.  Took on the task of cleaning and organizing my craft room.  So much to go through and organize.  It certainly will be an ongoing project.  Today I have a layout to share that I created for Blue Fern Studios featuring their Tattered Walls collection. 

I used Carport (side B) for the background, and applied some pearl bordeaux mist and grey ink splatters.

I sprayed pieces from Lace 4 with a Precious Stone mist.  Beneath the picture I placed the Embellished Frame chipboard, embossed with Iris embossing powder.

I used the Precious Stone Mist on some lilies from Dark Tropic Lilies.  Tucked beneath the dark lilies I placed roses from Courtship Roses and some light purple lilies from Spring Lilies.  Red Grape and Lavender Seedlings were applied randomly on the flowers and around the photo.

Placed beneath the photo I added some fussy cut flowers from the Carolina Room Paper.  The title "Cherish" is from the Remnants printed chipboard.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Tattered Walls
The Carport (Side B), The Carolina Room

Chipboard
Embellished Frame, Remnants Printed Chipboard

Flowers
Dark Tropic Lilies, Spring Lilies, Courtship Roses

Embossing Powder
Iris

Seedlings
Red Grape, Lavender

Lace
Lace 4

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back in a few days with another layout.
. . . Debbie