Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A layout and a micro-album by Marie-Josée

Hello folks!

Today, I have two projects to show you, each featuring a different collection.

"Love You Forever" layout

I created this layout with the Autumn Anthology collection.

I created my background with gesso, on a piece of cardboard that I recycled (I bought tiles for a backsplash and they were backed with cardboard, so I kept all the pieces to use as background).

I used two different Autumn Anthology papers, Calling Cards and Robin.

I used a piece of the Turkish Panel for my background.

I also used two stamps from the Essential Textures set. I also used a piece of the Calling Cards paper beside my photo.

"Famille" micro-album

This teeny tiny album, created with the Frolic collection, measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", and the covers measure 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

I used chipboard under my covers to make the album more sturdy.

I used both sides of the album.

The chipboards I used are from the French Words set and the Memory Frames set.


Monday, October 12, 2015

A first look at Vintage Christmas ~ with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Blue Fern fans! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my first Vintage Christmas project! 
I think I squealed a bit when I received my Design Team box the other day ... so many lovely new items! Wow! 

The Noel paper was treated with clear gesso and then super heavy gesso with a stencil. Imagine Ink in "Winter Mist" was misted and spread with water to enhance the stenciling. The "Carribean" glitter was then scattered over the background paper for lots of shine. Yes, we now have glitter! 

The chipboard pieces were all primed with gesso and then coated with the Imagine Ink in "Winter Mint" ( Snow Medley), "Leaf" (Eclectic Hearts), "Jingle Bells" (Garden Window) and "Cotton Candy" plus "Persimmon" (Wish, Wonder, Dream).  The Snow Medley piece was enhanced with "Fern" embossing powder, the Wish with "Poinsettia" embossing powder and the Eclectic Hearts with "Lucky" embossing powder. The Garden Window was misted with "Jingle Bells," then dusted with "Pyrite" glitter. 

Paper layers were cut and placed behind the Window. Flowers and bling were added as a final touch. 

Here are some close-ups:

I love Blue Fern Studios chipboard and had fun with some older pieces as well as some new ones! Having mist, embossing powder and glitter that mix and match  with the papers is wonderful! You can see that I like to do my embossing in more of a random way versus total coverage. For the Eclectic Hearts I added in some variegation with my green Gelato. In case you're wondering, the Garden Window does have Jingle Bell mist, a smidgen of inks and then is dusted with Pyrite glitter. One window shutter was cocked to reveal the paper beneath it. 

The Snow Medley piece has been cut in half and tucked into two different spots. The Winter Mint mist and the Fern embossing powder co-ordinate beautifully! Winter Mint os going to match so many of the BFS papers! 

More random embossing on the Wish piece. Again, the colors go so well together! Try Persimmon and Poinsettia together .. I think you'll like the combo. 

Well, that's my first project with Vintage Christmas! I can't wait to start another even though the weather is still hot here in Texas. Might go neutral this time instead of red and green. Hmm ...

Thanks for coming by! 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas Noel
Vintage Christmas Magical
Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards

Snow Medley
Wish Wonder Dream
Garden Window
Eclectic Hearts

Winter Mint
Cotton Candy
Jingle Bells

Embossing Powder:


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Autumn Anthology with Elena Morgun

Hello, friends!

Elena Morgun here today. I would like to share my new projects created with the fantastic new fall collection ...

   To tell you the truth, I am not a fan of the fall theme. But I loved this collection! I was so excited to finally get it and start creating! The paper with the cards and mushrooms on the other side is my favorite!

Firstly I would like to share the video tutorial on creating two CD boxes with the soft fabric cover that can contain two CDs.
They are 6,5" by 6,5" and may become a great addition to a gift.
Blue Fern Studios product used
• Autumn Anthology: Calling Cards
• Autumn Anthology: Gazebo
• Autumn Anthology: Robin
• Stamp: Essential Textures
• Stamp: Postal Textures

• Chipboard: Brackets
• Chipboard: Floral Lattice Bits
• Chipboard: Royal Monarchs
• Chipboard: Mesh Bits

• Imagine Ink: Sky
• Imagine Ink: Persimmon

Also I have prepared the mini-album. it's my daughter in the photos when she was barely two years old. While creating this album I relived all the emations of that day and tried to put them into the pages. This was the first fall for Margarita, which she could understand and enjoy. 

Blue Fern Studios product used
• Autumn Anthology: Calling Cards
• Autumn Anthology: Balcony
• Autumn Anthology: Cottage
• Autumn Anthology: Gazebo
• Autumn Anthology: Le Ballon
• Autumn Anthology: Newsworthy
• Autumn Anthology: Penmanship

• Chipboard: Clip Frames
• Chipboard: Classic Ornaments
• Chipboard: Floral Lattice Bits
• Chipboard: Arrow Words
• Chipboard: All Natural Set
• Chipboard: Quatrefoil Panel
• Chipboard: An Autumn Story

Take time remembering something sweet as well.
Happy crafting to you, friends!
Elena Morgun

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Stamps!

Hi Blue Fern fans!  We get really, really excited when we add new items, and the addition of 7 new stamp sets is no different.  Our stamps, made of highest quality clear photo-polymer, feature beautiful, intricate designs.  What a wonderful addition to your next project!

So many possibilities with these gorgeous designs!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October Projects by Melinda Thompson

Hello everyone,

I am back with you today to share with you my October layouts I created for Blue Fern Studios.
For my 1st project I chose the Ombre paper Collection range again.  Kept it fairly simple as I wanted to the paper and chipboard to shine :)


Paper: Ombre Dreams Collection
Chipboard:  Dot Grid Panel, Adore Love Cherish Words, Eclectic Hearts, Directions
Stamp: Forever Stamp

My 2nd project I created was using the Deja Vu paper collection. Lots of paper layers and chipboard and again I kept it fairly simple and didn't do too much to the chipboard other than some Gesso and Inks.


  Paper: Deja Vu Paper Collection
Chipboard:  Checker Bits, Baby Words, Deja Vu Border Chippie

My last couple of projects was using some scraps of paper and scraps of chipboard.  I never throw anything away...they can always be used for something :)

"Fabulous Beautiful Friend"

 Paper: Sanctuary Paper Collection
Chipboard:  Number Grid, Arrow Words


  Paper: Montage Paper Collection
Chipboard:  Turkish Panel, Deja Vu Tweets Chippie, Nested Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by today...happy crafting :)