Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ombre Dreams by Kim Price

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be back sharing a few of my latest creations for Blue Fern Studios after my short break.

Today I want to share a few projects I have created using the Ombre Dreams collection along with some amazing chipboard shapes and sentiments.

I just love the combination of blue and yellow and for my first project today I've used these colors together for a soft romantic look. I've used a much treasured photograph of my youngest daughter when she was a little girl along with the "adore" sentiment from the Adore, Love, Cherish pack as my title. To decorate this piece I have simply applied a coat of gesso prior to applying a watercolor wash, then simply outlined each letter using a fine permanent marker to make it stand out from the rest of the layout.

I've layered together Jasmine Collage, a stem from the Pretty Weeds pack and Notebook Edges - all decorated with watercolors for that soft, subtle finish.

Combine these with Ginger's Dream and Susan's Dream patterned papers from the Ombre Dreams collection and the result is a lovely romantic layout.

Products used: Blue Fern Studios paper collection: Ombre Dreams Ginger's Dream and Susan's Dream patterned papers
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Adore, Love, Cherish pack, Jasmine Collage, Pretty Weeds and Notebook Edges.

For my second project today I chosen to go with the pink shades again from Ombre Dreams.

I've used Ombre Dreams Shannon's Dream patterned paper as the base to my layout and featuring the small Circle Flourish chipboard. I've colored this piece using watercolors to coordinate with the color scheme in my project, adding lots of paper flowers to really set that frame off.

The final touch to this project is my title Angel Eyes found in the Spiritually Speaking pack.

Here's a closer look at the watercolor effect on my chipboard title I've been loving to use so much lately.

...and a closer look at the flourish detail as well.

Blue Fern Studios patterned papers: Ombre Dreams Shannon's Dream
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Circle Flourish small, Spiritually Speaking

Thanks for calling in to the blog today, I hope you find some inspiration in my August projects!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Paisley and Vine with Jelissa

Happy Sunday friends!

We had a very enjoyable evening by the Bay on Saturday watching the aerial and fireworks display for our 50th National Day celebrations rehearsal with friends. It's actually our first time going all the way out for National Day festivities and the kids were just having a blast. Now, taking a break on Sunday and popping in to share my creations for Blue Fern Studios, using the new Paisley and Vine collection. I've kept my layouts and clusters to a minimum because of the strong lines and patterns in the papers. This collection is quite different from the others in terms of color and design and I had to approach it with a slightly different style, but that's all what is so fun about playing with different papers!

First up, here is Michele's sketch for the August challenge. You can check out the rest of the DT's work here.

And my take on it:

Keeping things really simple here because there are lots of gorgeous images on the paper itself that I didn't want to cover.


Title using a piece from "Playing Cards".

Mod Squares chipboard pieces which I coloured with gelatos.

Lots of stamping and heat embossing to create a textured background with the Journey Stamp set.

Blue Fern products used:
Paisley and Vine collection - Playing Cards, Nature, Passion
Mod Squares
Journey Stamp set

Next I have my Educator video, made also with the Paisley and Vine collection. 

I layered both papers and chipboards, and made my own rosettes as well from different sheets in the collection. The papers themselves were so detailed and colorful that I didn't feel the need for additional embellishments other than the chippies and rosettes.

Some close-ups:

Using the centre negative piece as a pop up.

Keeping themes consistent with sun bursts in the background under my Radiant Burst chippies and black microspheres on both chipboard and background.

A title piece from "Playing Cards".

And here is the start to finish video:

Blue Fern products used:
Paisley and Vine papers - Bohemian, Nature, Playing Cards, Pathway, Splendour, Vineland, Whimsy
Paisley and Vine flowers
Radiant Bursts
Forever Stamp Set

I hope you have enjoyed what I shared here. Have a great week ahead!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Our August Sketch Challenge

Are you ready to get the month started with a new sketch?  Our sketch designer, Michele Singh, has another great sketch for us.  This one could so easily be rotated to give it an entirely new look.  I'm sure we can count on you, our fabulous readers, to come up with something amazing!

Here is how some members of our Creative Team used the sketch as inspiration:


Keren Tamir (Ombre Dreams Collection)

Jelissa Mei (Paisley & Vine Collection)

Marie Josée Hamel (Paisley and Vine Collection)

Debbie Burns (Frolic Collection)

Kim Price (Ombre Dreams Collection)

Wilma Voermans (Paisley and Vine Collection)

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Now it is YOUR turn to show us how you used the August sketch.

One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
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! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) 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!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on August 31, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!
Enter Here:

Friday, July 31, 2015

Look What's New!

Hi everyone!  We hope your July was a good one.  We had a great month at Blue Fern Studios with the release of our most recent paper collection, Frolic.  We have added some new chipboard pieces this week and we can't wait to share them with you!

First up is a set of two frames that come in both a small and large size.

Double Swirl Frames - Small

Double Swirl Frames - Large

Since we are talking about frames, how about this set of three with a built in paper clip!

Clip Frames

And this elegant frame that would be so lovely surrounding a photo.

Swirly Circle

We have also added a few items from nature.

Willow Flower

Arching Leaves

Birds in Flight

Last, but not least, how about some titles for your projects.

We can't wait to see how all of you use these chipboard pieces on your projects.  
We would love for you to tell us your favorites!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Easy and simple with Galina Sazonova. July Projects.

Hi everyone!
Today I want to show you how easy and simple you can make useful and beautiful things.) This will help me packing from chipboard and excellent product Blue Fern Studios!)
I collect antique dolls and have a lot of fabrics, laces and ribbons to them. Some of them are very beautiful and rare enough, so I would like save small pieces and information about them.
But I would like to start with its first project -  card-motivator, which has developed in the process of working on a folder-album.)
1. "Follow your dreams"

 And a little more ...

2. Mini-album for the cute ribbons and lace) ....

As you can see the base of the album - packing from chipboard. 
  also actively used stamps for decorating chipboarda and background of mini album.
 And a little bit more on the page ....

Use products Blue Fern Studios:
Montage - Calling Cards, Fairyland
Ombre Dreams - Ginger's Dream
Miss Tailor Set
Spring Frame

Thank you for visiting BFS blog!)
Have a nice day!)