How to Create a Layout by Joanne Bain

by Joanne Bain

This tutorial will show you how to create a layout using Blue Fern Studios Products.


  • 2x Tranquility Collection - Patience Pattern Paper
  • Twig Seedlings
  • Meadow Seedlings
  • Shabby Brick Bits Chipboard
  • Happy Title Chipboard
  • Rust Mica Powder or Brown Watercolour Paint
  • Green Watercolour Paint
  • White Cardstock
  • Cotton Thread
  • Cheesecloth
  • Jute String
  • Instructions

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    Hello and welcome to my layout tutorial, I hope you enjoy creating this page for the special boys in your life.

    Step 4

    This is the paper you will need from the Tranquility Collection. You will need 2 pieces of this and you will need to fussy cut out the images.

    Step 5

    Fussy cut images needed to complete the layout.

    Step 6

    You will need these pieces from the Shabby Brick Bits chipboard set.

    Step 7

    Colour with a contrasting colour as shown. I have used Finnabair Rust Mica Powder to give a shimmered finished.

    Step 8

    Now you will need this piece of chipboard from the set .

    Step 9

    Colour with a mixture of green watercolour and the Rust Mica Powder. You can add more colour if you like, I wanted to leave it a bit natural looking.

    Step 10

    Now add a splash of colour to the centre of your white cardstock as shown. This is a very watery mixture of the Rust Mica Powder.

    Step 11

    Now start layering pieces as shown.

    Step 12

    Attach the next layer as shown.

    Step 13

    Add another layer as shown.

    Step 14

    Add another layer as shown.

    Step 15

    Add contrasting cotton thread around the jute frame.

    Step 16

    Add title and a sprinkling of seedlings as shown. I fussy cut the little butterflies from the pattern paper label strip. They are fiddley to cut out but they are so cute.

    Step 17

    You layout is now finished.

    Step 18

    Sharing some close ups of my page.

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    I hope you enjoyed my tutorial please feel free to drop by my blog.