Saturday, March 23, 2019

Inspiration Panel

Hello all, it's Aida from @aidaville and welcome back to the Blue Fern Studios Blog. Spring is here with soft, sweet blooms and today I have a panel using the fresh colours of the season. To make this interesting, the decorative elements were layered on top of a Bird House shape which can easily be cut out from patterned paper.

Here are the products I used :

Blue Fern Studios supplies :
Printed Chipboard - Wanderlust  |  Happy Accident
Chipboard Jewelled Page Baubles 
Happy Accident #2 - Faux  |  Damsel
Blue Fern Florals
Others : 
7" x 9" Flat Back Canvas Panel
Collage Medium, Acrylic Paints, Water Soluble Crayons, Texture Paste, 
White Gesso, small assorted die-cuts

Start by painting and texturing the canvas. Next, adhere torn pieces of patterned paper with collage medium.

The Jeweled Baubles were given a thick coat of gold paint and after it dried, swipe lightly with white gesso for a shabby look.

I used a Bird House shape to give a framed structure to this piece and make it easy to build on.  It helps to use cut out a thin chipboard shape first and adhere the paper on top of the shape. I didn't used a fixed size, it's mainly "eye-balled" to fit the middle of the canvas.

Glue the Jeweled Baubles to the front of the Bird House, then trim the Scalloped shape printed chipboard into 2 pieces, and glue it on the top.

Bunch up florals of different colours, securely glue them on top of the chipboards and then insert small branches of die cuts to fill any gaps.

On the apex of the roof, I glued on a Butterfly die-cut and layered the chipboard word "Inspiration" from the Happy Accident Printed Chipboard sheet. The sticker "Collect Beautiful Moments" is an ideal addition to the theme of the piece.

I hope the warmer days ahead with young flowers peeping out, the greenery coming back and more time outdoors will give you a boost of inspired ideas. Remember to come back for more gorgeous work from the Blue Fern Studios Team, see you soon !

Aida Haron, @aidaville

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Love cards with Amber & apricot

 Hello everyone,

today i share a couple of soft cards made with
"Amber & apricot" collection.
 I have used lots of laces,flowers and chipboard pieces embossed
with glitter embossing powders

Products used:

Amber & apricot - Friendship , Joyful , Chapters

Embossing powder
 Coral , Glistening sand 

Late winter lilies , Homespun

Elegant flourish , Moldings

Amber & apricot printed chipboard


Happy accident ephemera pack

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Wooden Panel by Phoebe Tonosaki

Hello all !
today I want to share some Spring spirits with my wooden panel

I love the elegant blue colors of the collection Happy Accident
so I concentrate on using blue object on this project.

I built up the layers with various chipboard and printed chipboard shapes
Flowers and lace in between each layers.

The chipboard are painted with blue sprays and then splatter with glitter.

I used the following Blue Fern Studios products:
Chipboard -
Happy Accidents self adhesive printed chipboard shapes
Basic Stems

Paper -


Thank you for reading.
Have a good day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wedding Card & Gift Bag Set - Vicky Alberto

Well, I think it is obvious that I simply adore Blue Fern's HOMESPUN collection... so, I created a "country style" wedding card & gift bag set.

On the card, I used several of the collection's adhesive shapes plus LOVE STORY ACCENTS chipboard, and beautiful Blue Fern flowers too!  I primed the chipboard with gesso, glazed on some glass beads medium and quickly sprinkled some embossing glitter (Blue Fern), as well added some diamond dust to the dress (for more texture).  The only thing from my "stash" is the pink heart paper doily.

For the gift bag, I used a simple craft bag and a circle doily I had... then, I added Homespun paper collection layers, adhesive accents, Blue Fern flowers and more love store accents chipboard too.  On the chipboard, I used texture paste and sprinkled some Blue Fern embossing glitter (before it dried).  On the word "love" is simply glass beads medium over gesso.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at project today... back soon to share another project!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nature's Playground with the Wanderer Collection

 Hello and welcome back to Blue Fern Studios' blog. I am here today to share a layout I've done using the gorgeous Wanderer Collection.
This is Cape Breton Nova Scotia. A stunning place on the East Coast of Canada. This was the view from my campsite. The Lakeside paper was the perfect backdrop for this photo.
I used a variety of papers and the Natural chipboard frame to surround my photo.  I cut the frame into four pieces to enlarge it and embossed it with a variety of colors. The Seven Seas embossing powder I used for the sides of the frame was a perfect match for the blue hue in the paper.
For some added texture I used a stencil from Fabrika Decoru and some Shabby Blue 3D Gel and then went over it a second time with molding paste and a light green mist. I then did some stamping with some distress oxide inks. First I stamped the page with one color then watered it down and blotted it to take some excess off then repeated with a second color. I went over it a third time with Black Archival ink. I really liked the effect and will play with this technique again.
For my title I cut the Nature's Playground chipboard apart so that I could spread it out and make it more manageable.I embossed it with brown to bring some earthy color to the page. I also embossed some pieces of drywall tape and put them randomly about the page.
I also added some Art Stones for even more texture.
I used a piece of printed chipboard and again cut it in half to extend it's usage. I used some Lace #4 from Blue Fern to enhance my flower clusters. 
I used a variety of blooms from Blue Fern Studios to embellish my page.
I also used a stencil and went over it with Matte Gel then went over the area again with some Tickled Seedlings in effect to add little seedling blooms across the page.
To finish the page off I added some Meadow Seedlings in a few places. I may have over embellished the page somewhat I just seem to get "taken away" when I look at my photos of the East Coast as  it is the first time I can honestly say that I felt completely peaceful in life. If I didn't have my entire family here  I think I would consider relocating to Nova Scotia permanently.

Products Used

Pacific Coast
Ocean Voage
Road Trip

#4 Lace

Natural Frame

Nature's Playground

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Seven Seas
It's A Girl 

Wanderer Lilies
Courtship Blooms

Garden Blooms

Friday, March 15, 2019

Taken From The Past by Debbie Burns

Hi everyone!  Debbie here today to share a frame I altered with the Attic Charm collection.

I started off with a small white decorative frame which I dabbed with some rose gold wax.  I then began to build up layers by using Curio, Calling Cards and Attire papers from the Attic Charm collection.  In addition to building up layers I did a lot of fussy cut work from papers.  

Here I used a couple of older chipboard pieces from Blue Fern Studios which I embossed with Pink Dust embossing powder.  I lightly dabbed on some rose gold wax and added a sprinkling of Gold Nugget, Tickled and Sweet Pea Seedlings.

Tucked between layers I used some Blue Fern lace and flowers from Moody Florals and
Chesterville Blooms.  I added some fussy cut work from the Attic Key, Attire, Curio and Mercantile papers.

Lots of fussy cut images.

Lots of layers!

Blue Fern Studios Products:

Attic Charm Papers:
Attic Key
Calling Cards

Moody Florals
Chesterville Blooms

Embossing Powder:
Pink Dust

Gold Nugget
Sweet Pea

Blue Fern Lace and Chipboard

I hope I've inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cards with Remnants Collection

Hello DT Henriette here today and I'm sharing two cards I made using the wonderful 
Remnants collection.

I created two cards and both have multiple layers of patterned papers, chipboard, 
lace and flowers.

For the "every moments matters card" I added the "Belfast bouquet" chipboard which I painted white and aged with brown ink.
Behind the chipboard is a flower from the Remnants self-adhesive chipboard shaped.

I also aged the Blue Fern Studios flowers with the brown distress ink.

On the other card I added a frame chipboard embossed with
oatmeal embossing powder.

I love this amazing collection especially the colors.

Here is a list of the products I used:

Patterned Paper:
Remnants collection

Remnants printed Chipboard shapes
Embellished frame
Belfast Bouquet

Blue fern studios flowers
Late winter lilies

Lace 1
Lace 5

Embossing powder:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs, Henriƫtte.