Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blue Fern Studios

Girl in the Rain
This is a piece that was created around the sweet Maud Humphrey image.  Maud Humphrey was the mother of actor, Humphrey Bogart.  Maud was born in Rochester, NY, my hometown and became a commercial artist in the late 1800's and early turn of the century.  

My Blue Fern chippies are treated very simply - painted with gesso.  The gesso just gives enough white to cover the chippy without making the chipboard completely stark white.  It gives it a bit of an old feel, worn and aged.  

Here are the pieces I used: 

Ornate Clock 074684  I love the versatility of this Blue Fern piece. It is an exquisite design. 

Organic Vine Large  -074622 -  this piece was cut in two to complete the framed feel.

Girl Under the Lamp Post
Here is another Maud Humphrey image, meant to be a pair of layouts. I love the squirrel resting on her hand so I chose the Evening Lamp Post chipboard piece by Blue Fern Studios from which my squirrel can scamper to and fro. 

The little flourish swirl under the floral cluster is part of the Organic Vine from the Girl in the Rain layout (shown as the first piece).  I wanted to tie the two pieces together.

Evening Lamp Post 074660
I added moulding paste in a heavy chunky style here.  After letting my moulding paste dry, I dabbed a little Mixd Media Inx in Pewter on it to provide a little shadowing effect. 

 Organic Vine Large  -074622

Here you can see the shadowing effect from the  Pewter Mixd Media Inx. 

Flipping from Victorian to western in this layout.

This is a photo I took a few years ago.  The little boy is a few months old and he's a little camera shy. This photo always makes me smile when I look at it.

I pulled out the  Blue Fern Studios Calligraphic Border and stained it with dark brown stain then wove some jute string around it.

Calligraphic Border 074363

Ornate Medallions Set 074462

I painted the Medallions with Tim Holtz stain and then  covered with a very cool thick texture paint from Art Anthology called sorbet.

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Girl in the Rain:
Blue Fern Studios - Ornate Clock 074684
Blue Fern Studios - Organic Vine Large  -074622
Glitz - Hello Friend Collection - Chain HF3924
Color Bok Victorian Parlour Journal Accents 70629
Petaloo Mini Canterbury Vanilla 1823-323
Wild orchin Paper Flowers
Mixd Media Inx Peaches
Martha Stewart Punch -Doily Lace Edge
Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx Peaches, Mossy
Prima Donna Downey - Poppiesand Peonies Mask - Damask 6x6

Girl Under the Streetlamp:
Blue Fern Studios - Organic Vine Large  -074622
Blue Fern Studios - Evening Lamp Post 074660
Glitz - Hello Friend Collection Bokeh/ Chain HF3924
Color Bok Victorian Parlour Journal Accents 70629
Petaloo Mini Canterbury Vanilla 1823-323
Wild orchin Paper Flowers
Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx Peaches, Mossy, Pewter

Blue Fern Studios - Ornate Medallions Set 074462
Blue Fern Studios -Calligraphic Border 074363
7Gypsies Avignon Collection -Diagram 19348/7G1398
EK Success Large Argyle punch
Martha Stewart Punch -Doily Lace Edge
Coordinations cardstock -Coffee
Graphic 45 - Botanicabella ( Stripes)
Graphic 45 - Staples Flowers
Art Anthology Sorbet - Chocolate
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Stain

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