Thursday, March 23, 2017

10 Techniques with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and Nathalie Kalbach's elephant stamp set

Hi everyone,
I recently bought all 12 colours of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and let me just tell you that I fell in love with them. They are AH- MAZING.

I took Nathalie Kalbach's Stampendous elephant stamp set and used it to create 10 different elephant print techniques in one video tutorial.

I just loved experimenting with them. I tried not to watch too many videos about them so I could experiment without previous assumptions.

Here is the video tutorial:

Below are links to all the products I used.

Here are close-ups of the prints and 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

You, Me & The Sea-- 7 Dots Studio Challenge Altered Art

For my give-away press HERE


I created a 3D pop up book page for the "Altered Art" theme for the 7 Dots Studio March challenge. 

I used both Destination Unknown and Cotton Candy Dreams to create this underwater assemblage.

Here is the inspiration circle you must include in your post when join the challenge:

 I used chipboard, flowers, mini art stones, real shells and starfish and a mini glass bottle. I combined everything with some mixed media sprays, gesso, alcohol inks and stuck it all with gel. 

I mounted it all on an old hard cover book so it would be sturdy enough to withstand the mixed media products and the heavy pieces. I’m quite pleased with the results. 

This is a picture of my kids during a photo shoot at the beach so I thought it was perfect for this off the page project.

I just love ocean/beach projects. I love the colours and the beautiful objects you can use. I really loved creating this project as It looks my kids are in an underwater adventure.

7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown 6x6 paper pad
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown word stickers
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown 6x12 die cuts
UmWow Studio Destination Unknown chipboard
Old  hard cover Book

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Life is Good- 7 Dots Studio Layout with Video Tutorial

For my give-away press HERE


Hi Everyone,
I'm up on the 7 Dots Studio blog.
I created a layout using the Fortune Teller collection. I love the dark rich tones of that collection especially how the brown and turquoise combine so beautiful. 

Below is the step by step video tutorial on how I created this layout. Enjoy!!

I added lots of texture to create depth and movement around the photo. The crackles in the background mimic the beautiful trees in the photo. 

This photo was taken in my recent trip to Mexico. I just loved this hidden shelter between the trees. 

Blue Fern Studios crackle bits chipboard


Friday, March 10, 2017

6th Year Bloggaversary Giveaway and Amazing Sale

I really can't believe that its been 6 years since I started blogging. I remember being so nervous and also stressed at trying to figure out how to create a blog and then manoeuvre around it.

Its hard to believe how proficient I am at this now!!

Well I can't write code or anything but I can handle software LOL.

Well as you all know, I like having give-aways on my Bloggaversary and I was trying to think of something cool to give that is a fave for this year and then I thought I need to give my fave from last year as well.

So there it is!! two prizes to 2 lucky winners.

What are the prizes you may ask?????

First prize is
Prima's Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax.
I just love these waxes so much and my favourite is

Vintage gold

and that's the one I'm giving away as my first prize

The cool thing is that right now as this is a very hot item, its on sale in all the stores.
Here they are:

For my second prize I'm giving my favourite product from last year:
Prima's Water-soluble oil pastels

Ok now for some fun rules on how to win!!!
1. Subscribe to my youtube channel
2. Follow me on Instagram
For an extra entry
3. Share on Facebook or on your blog and add your shared link below as a second entry

Anyone can enter. Giveaway is open internationally.
You have until April 1st 12:00am to enter.

You can use any place to link it doesn't have to be a blog.
***Stay tuned for March 26th as I'm having another giveaway***

Link your name below

Good Luck!!!!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Amazing Sale at

Have you been eyeing these new Tim Holtz Distress Oxides?
I just purchased them and want to share the sale!!

Can't wait to play with them!!
stay tuned for some video tutorials!!

Have a wonderful day!!!