Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Butterfly Kisses
(Blue Fern Studios August Sketch)

It's been a very busy month on the creative front.
And it's not quite over yet.

You all know how I love laser-cut chipboard as I use it 
on practically all my creations.  Well I dug through my huge stash
of chippies to take out some beautiful BLUE FERN STUDIOS pieces and 
create this layout inspired by their August Sketch Challenge!

Here is the beautiful sketch from which I was inspired:

You can learn more about Blue Fern Studios products (they also have gorgeous
paper collections as well as stamps available!!) and this challenge right HERE!

I used 3 BFS pieces on my layout:

As I don't own any BFS papers at the moment, I decided to use the light blue
 chipboard packaging on my layout which I found went perfectly with my background.

As you can see, the Tattered Diamond Bits are just perfect for slipping under 
flower clusters for added dimension.  I dabbed them with Distress Inks 
(black soot, blueprint sketch & mermaid lagoon) 
and then added some white paint as well as touches of pink.

I created additional layers with die-cut doilies and tags, topped with flowers.

It's no surprise I chose the 'Butterfly Kisses' title
when you see this adorable picture of my niece Ella
during a memorable visit to Butterfly World.

The title was painted with black metallic acrylic paint
and the 'Fancy Birdcage' was first covered with a coat of gesso,
then dabbed with different shades of pink topped with a little dabs of white paint.

Hope you enjoy my take on the Blue Fern Studios August Sketch Challenge!!


  1. This is a beautiful layout Nicole ! I love the use of the chipboard and even the packege :) Great you played with our August sketch, thanks!

  2. Oh Nicole, this is simply lovely!! You have such a beautiful style!! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Blue Fern Studios again.
    ( I love that you used the packaging too by the way! :-)

  3. Hi Nicole! I'm so excited you were able to create a layout for the Blue Fern Sketch Challenge this month. Your layout is stunning! I LOVE the different ways you have used the chipboard pieces, and the title couldn't be more perfect. (okay, I will quit gushing) Thanks for joining us!

  4. Congratulations Nicole! We have featured your layout on the Blue Fern Blog.