Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Scrapbook Store - Blue Fern "Frolic" Collection

Hi Everyone,

I was so happy to find the new Blue Fern "Frolic" Collection in my parcel of goodies from The Scrapbook Store this month.  I absolutely adore their product and was very inspired by the new range... so pretty and girly!!  I also have some of their gorgeous chipboard to play with too!!

For my first layout, I was inspired by Blue Fern's September Sketch Challenge this month when creating this page.  The sketch was rotated one turn to the right.

Stencils are one of my staples when creating my LO's as I love adding mixed media to my pages.  The Scrapbook Store has a fabulous range of stencils to choose from!!  To keep in with the pretty shabby chic theme I chose one of the gorgeous Prima Floral Stencils called Poppies, which I masked with Faber-Castell - Whipped Spackle, but you could also use modelling paste or gesso for a similar effect.

Once dry I used a brush to apply the Pink Kaiser Mist around the masking, using a water mister to spritz the area before applying the Kaiser Mist for a soft watercolour effect, then lightly splattered  Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Mist -Yellow Rose Of Texas around the masked area.

If you like the shabby chic look, distressing and tearing is a great way to alter your pp's.  Here I have used my Kaisercraft - Craft Knife to cut a slit in the top and bottom of my pp, then distressed the edges using my fingernails.  To add a little contrast to my background, I opened up the area to reveal the pp underneath.  Just cut up a sections to fit, rather than use a whole sheet of pp.

I love the new  Blue Fern  Flutter Page Dangles chipboard pack and have use one from the pack to frame my photo... you receive 3 in the pack and they all have pretty butterfly designs!!  I altered the chipboard by coating with Dina Wakely White Gesso first, then adding a layer of  Viva Decor - Croco Crackling Color - White.

To tie in with all the prettiness from the Blue Fern Studios - Frolic Secretary pp I created a cluster with the  Petaloo - Botanica Mums and Butterflies – YellowGreen Tara - 3cm Mini Roses - Pink and   Green Tara - 4.5cm Azaleas – White,   For a little softness, I distressed muslin and tucked in around the my flower clustersm then swiped a little gesso with my finger over the roses.

For my title I have used a die cut from my Cricut Expressions Machine using the reverse side of the Blue Fern Frolic "Secretary" pp.

Product List

Blue Fern Studios - Frolic - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper – Secretary
Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes - Flutter Page Dangles
Petaloo - Botanica Mums and Butterflies – Yellow
Green Tara - 4.5cm Azaleas – White
Green Tara - 3cm Mini Roses - Pink - 10 Pieces
Prima Marketing - Stencils - 6"x6" – Poppies
Lindys Stamp Gang - Starburst Mist - Yellow Rose Of Texas
Kaisercraft - Kaiser Mists – Pink
Viva Decor - Croco Crackling - White
Dina Wakley Media - White Gesso 4oz 118ml
Faber-Castell - Whipped Spackle 100ml
Kaisercraft - Craft Knife
Cricut Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous feminine lay-out! There's nothing I don't adore about this page :)

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the stencilling and pretty colours!

  3. Congratulations Cathy! We have featured your layout on the Blue Fern Studios Blog today. Thanks so much for participating in our sketch challenge last month. Your layout is beautiful!