Sunday, September 21, 2014

Montage with Patter

I am so excited to share the new Montage papers with you this month along with some of the new chipboard pieces. Let's look at what I have for you today.

A Joyful Heart
For this 8 1/2 x 11 layout, I traced one of the Graduated Squares chipboard pieces onto the Montage Bouquet paper and cut it out to use as a third square on the layout.

Also, when trimming this gorgeous 12x12 piece of Montage Fairyland paper down to 8 1/2 x 11, I unfortunately had to cut off two of the beautiful edges. But it was easily solved. I stitched the bottom piece back onto the layout. I chose to leave the right edge bare but I could have easily stitched that on also. So don't ever hesitate to cut down these papers for smaller layouts.

To treat the chipboard pieces, I painted them all in black gesso. Easy but I love the "pop" that black provides to a creation.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Montage Fairyland
Montage Bouquet
Graduated Squares chipboard

What a Day
For this 8 1/2 x 11 layout, I used several new pieces of Blue Fern Studios chipboardWhat a Day, Printer's Bits, and Arrow Words. I just love all of these pieces. The gorgeous papers I used are Montage Now and Then and Calling Cards.

Again, I covered most of the chipboard pieces in black gesso except the Printer's Bits (the number 20). I used gelatos to color the numbers and then covered each one in Glossy Accents.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Montage Now and Then
Montage Calling Cards
What a Day chipboard
Printer's Bits chipboard
Arrow Words chipboard

September Sketch
Have you joined in on the September Sketch Challenge yet? If not, be sure to click here for the details and to join in the fun. Remember you can do anything with these sketches! I turn the 12x12 Blue Fern Studios sketches into 8 1/2 x 11 layouts, art journal pages, and cards. This is the card that I created using the September Sketch.
To cover the Roman Clock set chipboard, I put on a layer of gesso. Then I spritzed with three different colors of Prima Color Bloom Mists to match the Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams paper.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Ombre Dreams
Roman Clock Set Small chipboard

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have enjoyed seeing the newest products in action! Blessings,

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Montage" Layouts with Rae

Hello everyone! It's Rae sharing some new projects I've made using the fabulous new Montage paper collection! This collection is PURE JOY to work with, and I'm excited to use it to create many more projects. Here are my first three that I've made to show you this month:

"Happiness is the Sunshine of the Soul" Layout

For this layout I used the "Invitation" and "Bouquet" papers from the Montage collection. 

In this closeup, you can see part of the JEWELED FRAME chipboard. I treated this by using several embossing powders, and randomly touching it with an archival ink pad.

Here's another one:

On the edges of the layout,  I placed some TURKISH BITS that I embossed. I also used more embossing powder to treat the MINI FLOURISHES.

"Take Time..." Layout

For this layout I used "Bouquet," "Calling Cards," and "Now and Then" from the Montage paper collection.

I covered three PARTY FLAGS with various Montage papers, then threaded the holes with jute twine.

For this LEAFY BOUGH, I cut it in two to wrok better with my design. I left it "naked" then used glitter glue and loose glitter on top of it and used a heat gun until it bubbled.

"Sitting Pretty" Layout

From the Montage collection, I used "Calling Cards," "Wisdom," "Invitation," and "Bouquet" papers.

I cut a piece from GINGER'S POPPIES, and embossed it with a vintage pink embossing powder.

 I painted the ORNATE SHELF with black milk paint which gave it a matte finish.

I took the inserts of the ORNATE SHELF out of the main piece, and used one of them for an accent piece on the side of the photo.

And, I used the MINI FLOURISHES again, this time using gesso, embossing powders, and a green mist for this shabby chic finish. 

Thanks for checking out my projects today!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Kelly's September Video

Good morning!
Kelly here today with my video for this month!
This month's project is all about bold and fun - using an awesome new panel piece {Printer's Drawer} as my focus.

Enjoy :)


Here's the video:

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Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Montage Inspiration by Keren Tamir

Keren here and I'm happy to be on the Blue Fern Studios blog once again.

I've created two different types of projects today so I hope you enjoy them!!


Altered Clock Canvas

Below is a step by step video on how I created this OTP clock:

I covered a circular canvas with the "Society" paper from the new Montage Collection.
Then I used the large Roman clock chipboard to create this clock.

I used different coloured flowers and two small chipboard birds to decorate around it.

The chipboard was distressed with crackle paste and paint.


My Happy Life

I used the "Invitation" paper from the new Montage collection to design this layout. I loved the central theme of the background and therefore, I tried to create vertical movement on the page.

After designing the colourful background I framed my photo in the ornate chipboard frame that was embossed in white. You can see the texture of the frame below.

I added flowers and leaves under the frame to embellish the page. I tried to maintain the central/vertical theme in the layout.

Finally I used a word from the valentine word set and couple of words from the chunky word set (the word life, was cut from the word lifetime in the set). All the words were embossed to match the frame.

Thank you so much for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog today.

Have a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chalkboard from chipboard ?

Hello all Blue Fern Fans !
Today I have for you layout with chalkboard sayings and elements. I use here chipboard on few ways if You want to know all details you can check them out on BFS You Tube channel. Yep ! this one goes with video tutorial. Making this one is super easy and this chalkboard look I will use more often.

I use :
Arrow Words
Chunky Words
Ups and Downs panel
Checker bits
And circles from different BFS ring chipies

Monday, September 15, 2014

Watching YOU Put Our Designs to Work!

Today is always extra special because we get to feature the work that YOU...our fans...have created using Blue Fern Studios products!

We selected some eye catchers from around the web, and we hope that you all enjoy them~ and take a moment to visit these amazing ladies' blogs!

Thank-you girls for your love and appreciation of our products! We sure do love seeing you put our designs to work...such inspiration :)!

We hope your week is off to a great start. Thanks to all of our visitors for stopping by!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Evgenia's projects

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and i have 3 projects that I wanted to share with you.
First, its a soft fabric shabby chic (or provence) journal that I made using one of my favourite colors: lavender hues.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard used: bits of honey, vintage keys, framed trinkets

Some close ups:

then comes a card that I made using blue Fern Garden Collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard used: Eclectic Hearts, Bits of Honey

the heart is covered with sils and sprinkled with some microbeads on top

and a double-layout spread with which i started my new small album for my youngest son:)
 I used a mixture f both Bue Fern Garden and Ombree dreams paper collections.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard used: Charmed Page Dangles, Mini Flourishes

 Here all the chipboards are colored with inlinkz

Have  a great Sunday!