August 09, 2018

"Family" Layout - More Than Words Challenge

This is my newest layout titled "Family" and this is my entry for August's More Than Words Challenge.  The center two people in the picture are my great-great-grandparents Susan Anna Edwards Fischer and Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Fischer.  He was born in 1866 and came to Pennsylvania from Hannover, Germany in 1884.  He was a very hard-working farmer in Washington, Pennsylvania. 

Family Vintage Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout Jessica McFall

Here is this month's mood board for the More Than Words Challenge:


Most of my project is made from Blue Fern Studios products.  My background paper is Amber & Apricot's "Yesteryear". I used the "Chapters" paper from the collection and the "Calling Cards" paper from the Memoires collection as my matting.  I used modeling paste and a stencil to the right of the picture and embossed it with Black & Gold embossing powder.  Using the For the Birds stamp all the way to the top of my page, I embossed the music notes with the Black & Gold embossing powder.


The Family chipboard title was painted with white acrylic paint, embossed with Pearl embossing powder, then stamped and embossed with the Super Grunge stamp and Ivory embossing powder.  The Branch chipboard was embossed with Ivory embossing powder and I added Russett glitter to the tips of the leaves.  Here you can also see the Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard "Sweet".


The yellow and off white flowers are from the Fresh Florals set while the blue ones are from the Spring Blooms set.


Under the glass stones is White Gold glitter and in small areas around the page I added Beating Heart seedlings.


Products used:

Paper
Amber & Apricot - "Yesteryear"
Amber & Apricot - "Chapters"
Amber & Apricot - Printed Chipboard
Memoires - "Calling Cards"

Flowers
Fresh Florals
Spring Blooms

Chipboard
Family Memories
Branch

Embossing Powder
Pearl
Ivory
Black & Gold

Stamps
Super Grunge
For the Birds

Seedlings
Beating Heart

Glitter
Russett
White Gold

Paints
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Clam Bake Beige
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Whale Watch Blue
Shimmerz Spray - Truffle
Prima Watercolor - Yellow

Blue Fern Studios - "Love This Moment"

My second layout for August also features the Tattered Walls collection.  My background paper is "The Maid's Room" from the Tattered Walls Collection.  I wanted to use the colors blue, red, and yellow so I chose blue as the dominant color, red is the secondary color, then tiny bits of golden yellow as accents.  On three small areas on the background, I used matte gel and a soft floral stencil, then sprinkled some Beating Heart seedlings and some Blue Ice glitter over top.

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The title chipboard Love This Moment was first embossed with Azul embossing powder.  Then I embossed over it with Pearl embossing powder.  This seemed to soften the sparkles from the Azul embossing powder.  On this side of the picture, the white flower is from the Christmas Blooms set.  I created the two red rose buds on this page by separating the pieces of one of the Homespun Blooms and folding them into place.  I did the same thing with the off-white Chesterville Florals flower to make some rose buds.


In this picture you can see more of the Beating Heart seedlings surrounding some tiny accent flowers I had from my stash.  The oval frame chipboard piece under my picture was cut in half (to fit the size of my picture) and embossed with Azul embossing powder.  The Gold Nugget seedlings add the touch of golden yellow that I wanted for the layout.


I used the Journaling Cards stamps on watercolor paper and embossed them with Azul Embossing Powder (and added the bits of Gold Nugget Seedlings).  The Card to the left of the picture has a piece of Tattered Walls Ephemera under it for dimension.


The two off-white flowers are both part of the Chesterville Florals set.  The red rose bud was made from one of the Homespun Blooms.  And the blue flower is from the Dark Tropic Lilies set.


Products Used:

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

Flowers
Dark Tropic Lilies
Homespun Blooms
Christmas Blooms
Chesterville Florals

Chipboard
Oval Frame
Love This Moment

Embossing Powder
Azul
Pearl

Seedlings
Gold Nugget
Beating Heart

Glitter
Blue Ice

Stamps
Journaling Cards

I hope you enjoyed my layouts and video tutorial this month!  Stay tuned for more inspiration from the other lovely designers here at Blue Fern Studios.  Have a lovely day :-)

~ Jessica ~

August 08, 2018

Video Tutorial for Blue Fern Studios! - "Our Story"

"Hi everyone!  My first layout I want to share with you this August for Blue Fern Studios features the Tattered Walls Collection and I included a video tutorial that you can find below.


The main background paper is "The Reading Room" and I added a strip of "The Garage" paper.


The Our Story chipboard was first given a coat of gesso, then painted with white acrylic paint.  Next I embossed the whole title with Pearl embossing powder.  Then using the Super Grunge stamp, I embossed the title with Ivory embossing powder.  I love the effect!  The Bits of Honey chipboard pieces were embossed with Fern embossing powder.


The red rose buds are actually from the Homespun Blooms flowers that I took apart and made into rose buds (you can see it in my tutorial).  The rest of the flowers on the page are from the Homespun Blossoms collection and look really nice with the colors in the picture.  Below the flower you are able to see the Green Ivory embossing powder that I used with the Crackle Textures stamp.  You can also see the Marine glitter on the flowers and Lemonade Seedlings that I added around the flowered areas and other spots around the picture.


In this picture you can see more details and see the Tattered Newsprint stamping that I did around the picture.


The Tattered Walls Ephemera was a nice touch to accent the areas around my picture.


And now, here is the video tutorial I created.  I hope you find it helpful and fun. :-)



Products used:

Paper
Tattered Walls - "The Reading Room"
Tattered Walls - "The Garage"
Tattered Walls Ephemera

Chipboard
Bits of Honey
Our Story

Embossing Powder
Fern
Pearl
Ivory
Green Ivory

Flowers
Homespun Blossoms
Homespun Blooms

Stamps
Crackle Texture
Tattered Newsprint
Super Grunge

Glitter
Marine

Seedlings
Lemonade

I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial!  Check back soon for another August layout for Blue Fern Studios!
~ Jessica ~