Friday, August 1, 2014

August Sketch Challenge & a Preview of our NEW COLLECTION!

Good morning and welcome to a brand new month! We're heading into the back-swing of summer in the U.S. but things never cool down here when it comes to our inspirational sketches...

...OR when it comes to new paper lines!!

Let us tease you a bit with a preview of our up-and-coming paper collection "Montage":

{Are you excited yet?? We know we are!!}

Now let's take a look at the awesome sketch Michele Singh has drawn up for you this month:

August Sketch

And some inspiration from our wonderful design team...

Camilla Ekman

Jackie Clark

Keren Tamir

Leila Cardoso

Lisa Griffith

Maja Stokk

Marie-Josee Hamel

Patter Cross

And we have a brand NEW batch of goodies for you too- including some of our NEWEST designs, hot off the press! Take a look at what one lucky randomly drawn winning participant will win from this month's sketch challenge:

In addition to our prize winner, we will also select a Top 3 to feature in our winner post!
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! **Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please- a layout, card, tag, canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.**

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE. {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on August 31st, 2014.
We look forward to your entries!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW Products for July!

Always bringing you fresh, new designs, here we are today with some fabulous new chipboard pieces to add to your collection! 

From trendy to whimsical to elegant, we've got you covered...

Chunky Words Set

Fall Acorns

Mini Flourishes

Forest Friends


Hello Summer

Jeweled Treasure Frame

Olga's Layered Balloon

Ornate Frame

And of course we're always interested in your feedback!

Which are your favorite(s)??

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pink and More Pink with Patter

Okay, so pink is my favorite color. For today's inspiration, I decided to go with a pink theme. Let's look at what I've created.

I love this quote"You can never have too much pink." So, I decided to use that on my art journal page for today. I first started with a lot of Blue Fern Garden paper scraps. I, of course, chose mostly the pink scraps. I then layered them on the page with other scraps of paper. Here is a photo of what the page looked like when I started and layered on the Blue Fern Garden scraps. Sorry for the dark photo.

And here is how the art journaling page turned out:

I used Blooming Flourish chipboard pieces and painted them with different colors of acrylic paint. I also added the chipboard to the page before adding paint splatters so that the chipboard pieces would also got some white and black splatters on them.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Blue Fern Garden papers
Blooming Flourish chipboard

For this card, I decided to stick with the pink theme. I used the Blue Fern Garden Calling Cards paper. I started by using my Gelli Plate with acrylic paint to add some more color. Then I embossed the same piece of paper after it had dried. After that, I began layering the paper and embellishments to finish the card.

The chipboard piece I used is called Jeweled Trinkets. I covered it in pink acrylic paint. Then I added a layer of texture paint to the bow portion of the chipboard to set it off a bit.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Blue Fern Garden papers
Jeweled Trinkets chipboard

And I know this isn't pink but I wanted to share in detail the 8 1/2 x 11 layout I created for the July Sketch Challenge. This was one of my daughter's on her graduation day, and as you can imagine, she was excited. I used sketch as well as the new Blue Fern Studios paper line called Ombre Dreams.

The chipboard stars are new from Blue Fern  Studios, and they are called "Seeing Stars." I painted the stars with gesso and let them dry. Once dry, I painted with three LuminArte paint colorscool water, navajo pearl, and lime squeeze. I then let that dry, and lastly I stamped on top of the stars.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Ombre Dreams Susan's Dream
Seeing Stars chipboard

And remember, there is still time to enter the July Sketch Challenge from Blue Fern Studios. Click here to see all of the challenge details as well as the wonderful prize package.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have been inspired to try some Blue Fern Studios products along with the color pink today. :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

July's projects from Leila

Hi everyone

Leila's here again to show my 2 layouts for this month, in both I used Ombré Collection...

The first one is in pink, purple and black!

Some details:

Here I painted the title "The big day" with acrilic and spray ink and put some glitter. The "Berry Stems" i painted with distress ink and put liquid pearl in the dots.

The little camera I colored with black pen and put some colorless relief.

Again I colored the film strip with black pen.

BFS supplies:
- Charlotte's dream paper
- Wedding words
- Berry stems
- Picture perfect

My second layout is a "clean" page...

The little flowers I colored with spray ink and put in two corner of this case, less is more.

BFS supplies:
- Ginger's dream paper
- Bohemian flowers

So this it's for today. I hope you like it!

Tks for stopping by!



Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Projects with Erin Blegen

Good morning! Erin Blegen here today to share with you my July projects. I've created a variety for you today, so let's get started!

"Very Best of Times"
I've combined here a variety of Blue Fern chipboard and paper amidst some background work. I really loved this photo of my daughter and wanted something pretty yet fun and simple all at the same time. The fun color palette of the Ombre Dreams paper combined with the lovely chipboard pieces that I chose really helped to accomplish that :)

This "Lace Rounds" piece was simply stamped with a pastel yellow chalk ink from Prima. I left some of the detailed bits unpunched from the chipboard. 

I thought that this frame from the "Memory Frames" set worked out just great for this page. I painted it with pastel yellow acrylic paint, then stamped with clear embossing ink, added some pastel pink embossing powder and set with a heat gun. Above and below my frame I added one of the "Jeweled Trinkets" pieces (cut in half) and added some gems and other embellishments to add a little more interest.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Julianna's Dream
Memory Frames Set
Jeweled Trinkets
Lace Rounds

"Dare to be Yourself"
For this card I used some bits and pieces that I had of chipboard. It was a fun way to put them to good use- and all they needed was a random splatter of gesso!

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Shannon's Dream
Roman Clock Set- Small
Roman Clock Set- Large (hands)
Brick Rings


Finally, I have a tag to share. I've taken another of the "Lace Rounds" pieces and misted it with a Prima Color Bloom spray mist. Then, while wet, added white embossing powder and set with a heat gun. For the large "Tattered Butterflies" piece, I applied microbeads and seed beads using glossy accents. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Julianna's Dream
Lace Rounds
Tattered Butterflies

That's it for me! Thanks so much for coming by for a peek :)

Take care,

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2Projects from Yuko

Hello! it's Yuko.
Today I will  share 2 projects "LOVE"&"this Moment"


 photo jji_zps51006706.jpgliked cardboard of the heart of this big (12 inches of size) very much!
This gives a very good impact and tightens a work.

I paint cardboard with modeling paste and attach structure.
I colored it use gelatos.

I painted the snow tex to chipboard heart.
Mixed shimmerz paint the snowtex.

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
 papers:       Ombre Dream(Ginger's Deream)
 chipboards: Memory Frames/Chunky Heart Panel

【This Moment】
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 It's summer layout!
However, it is a picture of last year.
And looking forward to going to the beach this year!

This time, all paint of this LO used Shimmerz INKLINGZ. 
It has colored very finely.!

I will use the cardboard 
of the series of this sea well from now on!

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
 papers:       Ombre Dream(Susan's Deream)
 chipboards: By the sea /Sarside Treasuresl/This moment

Thank you for looking♥