September 27, 2018

"Special" - Layout for More Than Words

Hey everyone!  I want to share a layout I created for the More Than Words Challenge titled "Special".

scrapbook mixed media layout more than words 13arts

Here is the challenge board for More Than Words:

When I think of sunshine, I think about green fields, trees, or flowers.  Sort of like the challenge board with all of the sunflowers, I visualize a lot of nature and plant life.  I added some yellow Attic Charm Daisies from Blue Fern Studios and I colored a thin cord yellow and wrapped it around the twig frame.

Here are some close-ups:

List of Products Used:

  • 13@rts
    • Paper - Until Dawn - "Days and Nights"
    • Transparent Foil - "A Letter to You"
    • Stencil
    • Mist - Pastel Cobalt
  • Blue Fern Studios
    • Flowers - Happy Blossoms
    • Flowers - Attic Charm Daisies
    • Embossing Powder - Ivory
    • Seedlings - Wintergreen
    • Seedlings - Evening Sky
  • Prima
    • Finnabair Stencil - Dots and Stripes
    • Stamp
    • Watercolor (yellow)
  • 49 And Market - Botanical Blends - Marina
  • Art Anthology - Stencil - Crackle
  • USArt Quest - Prills - Minnie Pearls
  • Shimmerz Spritz - Rock-a-fella Blue
  • Magenta Tag

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to have another project for you soon.

~ Jessica ~

September 14, 2018

"Love" Layout for Blue Fern Studios!

Hello my friends!  I would like to share with you a new layout for Blue Fern Studios for September featuring the Tattered Walls Collection.  My background paper is "The Maid's Room".

Blue Fern Studios Tattered Walls Love scrapbook layout Jessica McFall

The larger pink and white roses are from the Happy Roses collection.

In this picture, you can see the Opulence chipboard piece.  Originally it was dark brown then I embossed it with Pearl embossing powder (there are only very small patches of the Pearl embossing powder that is visible on the chipboard).  I then used the Super Grunge stamp and embossed the chipboard with Ivory embossing powder.  Next, I used the Crackle Textures stamp with a black water solvent ink pad to stamp over the chipboard.  Finally, I applied Lavender seedlings with matte gel.

I used a lot of Tattered Walls Ephemera as part of my background textures.  In this picture, you can see that I used the For the Birds stamps with black water solvent ink.

I love how the pink flowers were able to flow across the page!  The pinks and whites remind me of waves of roses.  In this picture you can also see the white Garden Blooms flower.  It was originally a rose, but I took two layers of the rose, put them together, and added some stamen I had from my stash.

Products used:

Tattered Walls - "The Maid's Room"
Tattered Walls Ephemera

Happy Roses
Garden Blooms


Embossing Powder

Crackle Textures
Super Grunge
For the Birds


Thanks for checking out my new layout today!

~ Jessica ~

September 12, 2018

Video Tutorial "It's the Little Things in Life"

Hey everyone! I got a chance to make a video tutorial for Blue Fern Studios using the newest Happy Accident 2 Collection and I am in love with it!  I used Happy Accident 2 "Smarty" as my background paper.  Under the stenciled area, I used Happy Accident 2 Ephemera and strips of "Damsel" paper.  I also distressed a piece of the "Damsel" paper and distressed Amber & Apricot's "Chapters" paper to go under my photo.  I also chose to use the new "It's the Little Things in Life" chipboard piece.  I coated it twice with gesso then spritzed it with brown and taupe mists.

I used the two new stamps Accidental Collage (slightly hidden at the left side of the page) and the flowers from the Garden Gate stamp set (slightly hidden under the floral panels at the top and bottom of the page).  I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp randomly around the page.

Here is a nice closeup where you can see that I embossed the pieces of chipboard with the Super Grunge Stamp and Pearl embossing powder.  Then I added little bits of the new Evening Sky seedlings randomly on the pieces of the Floral Panel chipboard that I cut into 3 sections.

I used flowers from both new sets of flowers - Happy Blossoms and Happy Florals.  The larger blue flower and the brown flower are from the Happy Florals and the other flowers on the page are from the Happy Blossoms set.  The Valerie's Butterflies chipboard pieces were painted twice with gesso then sprayed with blue and brown mists.  When they were dry I added extra concentrated white acrylic paint to the tips.  Finally, I used purple dimensional paint to adhere the new Wisteria seedlings to match the purple flowers on the page.

Under these three flowers and butterfly is the new Floral Butterfly Corner Panel chipboard that was created the same way as three pieces of the Floral Panel chipboard.  For the details, you can check out the video tutorial that explains it all.

Anyhow, I hope you get a chance to take a peak at the tutorial!  It is in fast forward motion and I tried to keep it as informative as possible without cutting out too much footage.  Thanks for stopping by!

~ Jessica ~

Products used:

Happy Accident 2 - "Smarty"
Happy Accident 2 - "Damsel"
Happy Accident 2 - Ephemera
Amber & Apricot - "Chapters"

Valerie's Butterflies
It's the Little Things in Life
Floral Butterfly Corner Panel
Floral Panel

Embossing Powder

Evening Sky

Accidental Collage
Garden Gate
Tattered Newsprint
Super Grunge

Happy Blossoms
Happy Florals