Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Megan's July Projects

Hi Everyone,

Today I have three projects to share with you, two layouts and an OTP project, and Ive used three different collections.

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year because of all the abundance of colour in changing leaves.  We had a photo shoot with our dogs in autumn and this photo is one of my favourites from the shoot.

My background paper is from the Wanderlust collection.  I have inked around the edges with oxide ink and also used that same ink to use on a stencil in the background.

To alter my chipboard Checker Bits, Ive used the new embossing powder Napa Valley - the photos do not do this embossing powder justice, it is simply stunning!

For the Circle Groups chipboard I have embossed it with Ivory and then stamped lightly with stazon ink and then inked around the edges.  Ive also used the negative pieces throughout the layout as well which makes this particular chipboard set very versatile! You might also be able to see some random stamping in the background as well.

The chipboard here originally said "I love you more" and was all joined together.  I removed the 'more' from the title to use at a later date and I was left with "I love you".  I have painted this set white and then inked half of it with the same oxide ink from earlier.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Wanderlust - Lakeside

Circle Groups
Checker Bits
I Love you More

Embossing Powder:
Napa Valley

Tattered Newsprint
For the Birds


Wanderlust Lillies

My second layout uses the gorgeous floral Blush collection.  I love the fussy cut-ability of this paper collection!

I left my base piece of paper plain, just inking round the edges with an oxide ink - I felt that all my fussy cutting together with the graphics of the paper provided enough detail, and I didn't want to detract from that.  Ive tucked some additional chipboard into my cluster at both ends.  I added another piece of chipboard in the top corner to draw the eye across the page and gave this piece a two tone effect with two embossing powders.

To add to the detail of the graphics on my paper I added a few tiny rosebuds which helps that wee cluster look more dimensional and gives it a little pop!

To help add some dimension to the page I have layered the two different fussy cut pieces onto scrap chipboard - in total there are three layers to this page.

My chipboard word was part of butterfly circle, I just removed the piece I wanted from the whole piece and then embossed it.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Blush - Key to My Heart, Sweetheart

Bird Ornaments
Butterfly Circle

Embossing Powder:
Green Ivory
Pink dust
Pink Peppermint

My final project today uses my all time favourite paper collection HomeSpun.  Theres something about this collection that just makes me sigh with delight!

I had found this frame in a sale and it was the perfect colour for what I wanted, I just sanded it to give me a distressed look.  
I chose this piece of paper because it made me think of those picture/pin up boards you can make with fabric on the background and then ribbon that goes across the board in both directions with pins where the ribbon intersects??  Well I wanted to recreate that look.
I added brads to the joins of my paper ribbon.  I cut into the sides of my paper ribbon to allow me to tuck my bit and pieces into it.  And then I fussy cut in to the paper and moved that fussy cut piece to sit on top of my base paper so that it fit inside my frame.
I have decorated the top with a chipboard flourish piece - embossed white - and a cluster of flowers.

I picked some of my favourite pieces of cut aparts, from various collections and tucked them into my pin board.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
HomeSpun - Picturesque

Wanderlust Lillies

Embossing Powder:

Thats three quite different projects for you today, I hope theres been something there to give you some inspiration!  see you next month :)

Monday, July 16, 2018

July inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hello Blue fern studio's fans!

Here are my three inspirations for July.  
I'll start with the latest collection: Tattered walls.

Here i used "Suite 204" as my background.  Primed it with clear gesso, then added some textures with paste and sprays.  Also, some random stamping with Tattered Newsprint and the little border in the Flutter music set.

My title is from the Captured words set and is covered with the beautiful Gilded Rose glitters

Also, you can see under my focal point some pieces of Rose wreath chippies.  It is simply altered with black gesso and some waxes.

I finished this layout by adding some gorgeous BFS Flowers:
Above (in the corner) Homespun blossoms
Divided on each side from Remnants florals
and the Fuschia one is from Summer Blooms.

Some others flowers from my stash, stones and finally, Red grape seedlings as final touches.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Tattered Walls
-Suite 204

-Rose wreath
-Captured words

-Tattered Newsprint
-Flutter Music

-Gilded Rose

-Red grape

-homespun Blossoms (in the corner)
-Remnants Florals (2 tone white and pink, in parts)
-Summer Blooms


Second one with Tattered Walls which I loooooove.

Here, it's "The Library" that I've chose to work with.
Clear gesso, Dry brushed Heavy gesso under my focal point, some stamping with my usual Tattered Newsprint stamp, which is one of my favorites BFS.

Lots of Tattered walls Ephemeras were used here.  My chippie title is covered with Caribbean glitters... A fairy color I think...Really love that one

Finally, some flowers such as Fresh florals, flair, white splatters and that was it.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Tattered walls
-The Library

-Love this moment

-Tattered Newsprint


-Tattered walls


Finally, the perfect Blue Fern Studios collection for vacation layouts is Wanderlust.

Background paper is Wanderlust Petites (b-side).  I've added clear gesso, Heavy gesso, some sprays and finally, some stamping with Crackle textures and brown permanent ink.

Above, the Seashell frame painted with black gesso and then, covered with wax.

My title is a chippie form the Seasons set, simply colored with a teal spray.

Some cheesecloth to set my focal point, a mix of Aquamarine and Wintergreen seedlings with some art stones, some flowers from my stash among some BFS ones such as Fresh florals (yellow, bottom left picture corner), Summer blooms (teal one but a little bit modified to fit in my clustering) and Christmas blooms (under upper left picture corner).  Some white splatters as final touches and voilĂ !

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Wanderlust
-Wanderlust Petites (b-side)

-Seashell frame
-Seasons (Summer)

-Crackle Texture


-Fresh florals
-Summer blooms
-Christmas blooms

Thank you very much for your interest.
Hope I've had inspired you !
See you next month!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sharon's July Layouts!

Hi everyone!  It's hard to believe that it is July already!   We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Pennsylvania - we have a high heat/humidity advisory for the next few days, so it's a perfect time to stay indoors scrap! 

Today I am excited to share my July layouts with you . . .

Layout #1: One Cute Chick

I went straight to the beautiful "Tattered Walls" collection.  This time, I used "The Carolina Room" as the basis for my page.  I utilized both sides:
It's such gorgeous paper, I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use for my layout.  The sweet pictures of my daughter, Anne, were taken on Mother's Day, 2009.  Every time I look at her smile, my heart melts!

Back to scrapping . . . I really enjoyed using the "One Cute Chick" chipboard and embossed it with "Pixie Dust" embossing powder.  

It's a DREAM to work with!!!  I also used one of the birds from the "A Spring Day" collection and embossed it with the sparkly "Goldenrod" embossing powder!

Here are is a close up:

And a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Carolina Room" (Both sides!)
Chipboard: A Spring Day, "One Cute Chick"
Embossing Powder: Pixie Dust, Goldenrod
Flowers: Garden Blooms, Moody Florals
Seedlings: Gold Nugget
Glitter: Solar Flare, Gilded Rose
Lace: Ivory Braided Trim, Lace 1, Lace 6, Lace 10
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

Layout #2: Blessed

I already had this photo of my daughters, Katie and Anne, in mind when I started making this page.  This picture was taken back in November of 2013 for our Christmas card.  Once again, I thought the "Tattered Walls" collection was perfect for y treasured picture! 

I used the flip side of "The Garage:"

Isn't it cool that all of these papers are named after a room?  I love that!

I also used "The Powder Room" to back my photo and to punch out my snowflakes:

I embossed the "Blessed" and "Christmas Tree" chipboard pieces with the amazing "Ivory" embossing powder.  I have to mention that I have never found better embossing powder than that made by Blue Fern Studios!  The Ivory EP is wonderful and no others match up to it!  And because it's a neutral, I use it all the time, and now I have to order more . . .

Here are some close ups of my layout:

I really had fun decorating my tree with pieces from Lace 9C!!!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Garage," "The Powder Room"
Chipboard: Christmas Tree, "Blessed"
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Flowers: Courtship Roses, Harvest Lilies, Late Winter Lilies
Seedlings: Twig
Glitter: Solar Flare
Lace: Lace 9C, Lace 10

Layout #3:  Love This Moment

I totally enjoyed making this last page using a photo of the group of children that were adopted with Anne when we got together at Pearl S Buck for an adoption picnic.  This "travel group" photo was taken in the summer of 2009!

I adore the Homespun collection and thought it was perfect for this photo.  
I used the flip side of "Hospitality:"

I altered these chipboard pieces:  


and "Love This Moment:"

This time I embossed both pieces with "Taupe" embossing powder, then to change things up a bit, I distressed each piece.  

Here are some close ups:

I also enjoyed embossed directly on my page using the "Christmas Collage" stamp set and "Pearl" embossing powder.

Here's a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Hospitality
Chipboard: "Love This Moment," "Opulence"
Embossing Powder: Taupe, Pearl
Flowers: Homespun Blossoms, Fresh Florals
Seedlings: Wintergreen
Glitter: Army Dust
Stamp Set: Christmas Collage
Lace: Lace 3

I would like to take a moment to thank you so much for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog today.  I enjoyed making these pages using the BFS amazing products and especially loved sharing them with all of you!  Thank you!

I cannot wait to see you again next month!

Until then . . . Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tattered Walls Layouts by Jessica

Hi everyone and happy July!  I have a few layouts to share with you this month using the newest Tattered Walls Collection.  On with the show!


My background paper is "The Powder Room" from the Tattered Walls Collection.  Under the photo I used a piece of "The Reading Room" paper painted brown around the edges.

I used a lot of different flowers from various sets on my layout.  To begin, I took the pink flower from the Summer Blossoms collection and took the two pieces apart.  I then had two buds to use for my project - I just folded them and put them in place.  The flower with the blue gem in the middle is from the new Spring Blooms set.  The off-white flower is from the Fresh Florals set.  I removed the stamens, added a gem and put the new Aquamarine Seedlings around it.

The large blue flower is from the Heartland Blossoms set and the pink petals under it is half of a flower from the Spring Florals set.  The vine you see around the picture is from the Wanderlust Vine set spritzed with a shimmering brown spray mist.  I used the Garden Daisies chipboard behind my flowers and embossed it with Ivory embossing powder.

I used various pieces of the Tattered Walls Ephemera around my layout for interest.  The title Love is from the Adore, Love, Cherish chipboard set.  I first embossed it in Ivory, then I used the Crackle Textures stamp to emboss the crackles with the new Sparkling Navy embossing powder.  I did the same thing with the new Glam Frame behind the picture.

The background was just created by using texture paste with a stencil.  Then I used the Crackle Textures stamp with Sparkling Navy embossing powder for more texture.  I then added a blue spray mist over it.

Products Used:

Tattered Walls - "The Powder Room"
Tattered Walls - "The Reading Room"
Tattered Walls Ephemera

Fresh Florals
Spring Blooms
Summer Blooms
Spring Florals
Hearland Blossoms
Wanderlust Vine

Glam Frame
Adore, Love, Cherish
Garden Daisies

Embossing Powder
Sparkling Navy


Crackle Textures



For my second layout I used the back side of the Tattered Walls Apartment B paper.  It is difficult to see under all of the paints and gesso, but I used strips of the orange Tattered Walls The Reading Room paper.  As matting under the picture, I used an old scrap piece of the Amber and Apricot Chapters paper with the London Chronicles stamp.

The white and peach roses are from the Happy Roses set.  I added some Mocha Glitter on the tips.  The title "Hello" is a piece of the Tattered Walls Ephemera.  I also added a couple of pieces of Lace 3B.  Around the picture area, I used the Crackle Textures stamp with the new Sparkling Navy embossing powder for interest.  In addition, I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp with black solvent ink around the white gesso areas.

Next, you can see the Paprika seedlings that I added around the picture.  I also put some Silver Seedlings around these areas because they match well with the picture.  The rose buds are the two pieces of one of the Christmas Blooms flowers tucked under the roses.

Under the picture, I have tucked in a few pieces of the Tattered Walls Ephemera.  The chipboard I used is the new A Spring Day chipboard that I cut into 3 pieces then I embossed the pieces with the new Azul embossing powder.  Finally, below the Silver Seedlings, I added some Clear seedlings.

Products Used:

Tattered Walls - Apartment B
Amber and Apricot - Chapters
Tattered Walls - The Reading Room
Tattered Walls Ephemera

Happy Roses
Christmas Blooms

A Spring Day

Embossing Powder
Sparkling Navy



London Chronicle
Crackle Textures
Tattered Newsprint




Finally, my last layout uses The Powder Room paper from the Tattered Walls Collection.  To soften the background, I put on two coats of diluted gesso.  I chose to use the Journey chipboard title at the bottom.  All of my chipboard was painted with a blue paint first, then I used Pearl embossing powder to emboss the pieces.

Next to the photo, I chose to use two pieces from the new Classic Mini Frames set (painted blue then embossed with Pearl embossing powder).

The blue flowers are from the Chesterville Blooms set.  The new flowers with the blue gems are from the Spring Blooms set.  For the stenciled areas, I used clear crackle texture paste and added Blue Ice glitter over the areas.  I used the crackle texture paste so that when I painted around the stenciled areas, the paint would repel from the glittered areas.  You can see around my stenciled area that I used the music notes from the For the Birds stamp set embossed with our new Azul embossing powder.

And lastly, you can see the Tattered Walls Ephemera that I used under my picture.

Products Used:

Tattered Walls - The Powder Room
Tattered Walls Ephemera

Classic Mini Frames

Embossing Powder

For the Birds

Chesterville Blooms
Spring Blooms

Blue Ice

I hope everyone has a wonderful July!  I will see you back here next month.

~ Jessica ~