Friday, July 20, 2018

July Inspiration - Joanne Bain

Hi Everyone!!

Joanne here with you today sharing a couple of layouts featuring Tattered Walls, Wanderlust and Blue Fern Chipboard. Both projects have been created similar as I am creating a serious of layouts to hang on our hallway wall. This also will be my final post as part of this wonderful team, I would like to thank Leslie and Valerie for having me, I have really enjoyed being part of the team.

For my first page I chose to create with the new Tattered Walls collection. The papers of this collection are beautiful and are very versatile as they are suited for both male and female projects. Some papers have the most beautiful floral patterns.

'Follow Your Dreams'

I started this page by layering quiet a few pieces of Blue Fern chipboard. These were all painted with black gesso and on some of the pieces I added Blue Fern Soot glitter. This gave a little bit of a sparkle. 

I then painted the Wanderlust Lillies and Vine in black gesso. These were then all dry brushed with Finnabair waxes. I also added a sprinkling of Soot and Black Ice glitter.

I added some natural wooden buttons, jute and cotton thread for added texture.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
Tattered Walls Collection
The Garage
The Maids Room
Industrial Corner
Wanderlust Lillies
Wanderlust Vine
Black Ice

For my second layout I mixed collections. I have used the Wanderlust collection and some paper from the Tattered Walls collection. It is quiet a dark page but I have given it a slight pop of purple to make it a little feminine.

'Let Your Light Shine'

This page was created in the same way as the page above except the main bulk of this cluster is the vine and flowers. I have coloured these once painted with black gesso with finnabair waxes.

I have used 2 Blue Fern chipboard corner flourishes. These were both cut in half and layered at both ends of the cluster. On the left side of the photo to create extra interest I have added and Opulence chipboard flourish.

I have once again added a slight sprinkling of Soot glitter just to give a slight sparkle when the light catches it.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
Tattered Walls Collection
The Carport
Wanderlust Collection
Wanderlust Lillies
Wanderlust Vine

Well that is all from me. I hope I have inspired you to go and create.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Megan's July Projects

Hi Everyone,

Today I have three projects to share with you, two layouts and an OTP project, and Ive used three different collections.

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year because of all the abundance of colour in changing leaves.  We had a photo shoot with our dogs in autumn and this photo is one of my favourites from the shoot.

My background paper is from the Wanderlust collection.  I have inked around the edges with oxide ink and also used that same ink to use on a stencil in the background.

To alter my chipboard Checker Bits, Ive used the new embossing powder Napa Valley - the photos do not do this embossing powder justice, it is simply stunning!

For the Circle Groups chipboard I have embossed it with Ivory and then stamped lightly with stazon ink and then inked around the edges.  Ive also used the negative pieces throughout the layout as well which makes this particular chipboard set very versatile! You might also be able to see some random stamping in the background as well.

The chipboard here originally said "I love you more" and was all joined together.  I removed the 'more' from the title to use at a later date and I was left with "I love you".  I have painted this set white and then inked half of it with the same oxide ink from earlier.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Wanderlust - Lakeside

Circle Groups
Checker Bits
I Love you More

Embossing Powder:
Napa Valley

Tattered Newsprint
For the Birds


Wanderlust Lillies

My second layout uses the gorgeous floral Blush collection.  I love the fussy cut-ability of this paper collection!

I left my base piece of paper plain, just inking round the edges with an oxide ink - I felt that all my fussy cutting together with the graphics of the paper provided enough detail, and I didn't want to detract from that.  Ive tucked some additional chipboard into my cluster at both ends.  I added another piece of chipboard in the top corner to draw the eye across the page and gave this piece a two tone effect with two embossing powders.

To add to the detail of the graphics on my paper I added a few tiny rosebuds which helps that wee cluster look more dimensional and gives it a little pop!

To help add some dimension to the page I have layered the two different fussy cut pieces onto scrap chipboard - in total there are three layers to this page.

My chipboard word was part of butterfly circle, I just removed the piece I wanted from the whole piece and then embossed it.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Blush - Key to My Heart, Sweetheart

Bird Ornaments
Butterfly Circle

Embossing Powder:
Green Ivory
Pink dust
Pink Peppermint

My final project today uses my all time favourite paper collection HomeSpun.  Theres something about this collection that just makes me sigh with delight!

I had found this frame in a sale and it was the perfect colour for what I wanted, I just sanded it to give me a distressed look.  
I chose this piece of paper because it made me think of those picture/pin up boards you can make with fabric on the background and then ribbon that goes across the board in both directions with pins where the ribbon intersects??  Well I wanted to recreate that look.
I added brads to the joins of my paper ribbon.  I cut into the sides of my paper ribbon to allow me to tuck my bit and pieces into it.  And then I fussy cut in to the paper and moved that fussy cut piece to sit on top of my base paper so that it fit inside my frame.
I have decorated the top with a chipboard flourish piece - embossed white - and a cluster of flowers.

I picked some of my favourite pieces of cut aparts, from various collections and tucked them into my pin board.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
HomeSpun - Picturesque

Wanderlust Lillies

Embossing Powder:

Thats three quite different projects for you today, I hope theres been something there to give you some inspiration!  see you next month :)

Monday, July 16, 2018

July inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hello Blue fern studio's fans!

Here are my three inspirations for July.  
I'll start with the latest collection: Tattered walls.

Here i used "Suite 204" as my background.  Primed it with clear gesso, then added some textures with paste and sprays.  Also, some random stamping with Tattered Newsprint and the little border in the Flutter music set.

My title is from the Captured words set and is covered with the beautiful Gilded Rose glitters

Also, you can see under my focal point some pieces of Rose wreath chippies.  It is simply altered with black gesso and some waxes.

I finished this layout by adding some gorgeous BFS Flowers:
Above (in the corner) Homespun blossoms
Divided on each side from Remnants florals
and the Fuschia one is from Summer Blooms.

Some others flowers from my stash, stones and finally, Red grape seedlings as final touches.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Tattered Walls
-Suite 204

-Rose wreath
-Captured words

-Tattered Newsprint
-Flutter Music

-Gilded Rose

-Red grape

-homespun Blossoms (in the corner)
-Remnants Florals (2 tone white and pink, in parts)
-Summer Blooms


Second one with Tattered Walls which I loooooove.

Here, it's "The Library" that I've chose to work with.
Clear gesso, Dry brushed Heavy gesso under my focal point, some stamping with my usual Tattered Newsprint stamp, which is one of my favorites BFS.

Lots of Tattered walls Ephemeras were used here.  My chippie title is covered with Caribbean glitters... A fairy color I think...Really love that one

Finally, some flowers such as Fresh florals, flair, white splatters and that was it.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Tattered walls
-The Library

-Love this moment

-Tattered Newsprint


-Tattered walls


Finally, the perfect Blue Fern Studios collection for vacation layouts is Wanderlust.

Background paper is Wanderlust Petites (b-side).  I've added clear gesso, Heavy gesso, some sprays and finally, some stamping with Crackle textures and brown permanent ink.

Above, the Seashell frame painted with black gesso and then, covered with wax.

My title is a chippie form the Seasons set, simply colored with a teal spray.

Some cheesecloth to set my focal point, a mix of Aquamarine and Wintergreen seedlings with some art stones, some flowers from my stash among some BFS ones such as Fresh florals (yellow, bottom left picture corner), Summer blooms (teal one but a little bit modified to fit in my clustering) and Christmas blooms (under upper left picture corner).  Some white splatters as final touches and voilĂ !

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Wanderlust
-Wanderlust Petites (b-side)

-Seashell frame
-Seasons (Summer)

-Crackle Texture


-Fresh florals
-Summer blooms
-Christmas blooms

Thank you very much for your interest.
Hope I've had inspired you !
See you next month!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sharon's July Layouts!

Hi everyone!  It's hard to believe that it is July already!   We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Pennsylvania - we have a high heat/humidity advisory for the next few days, so it's a perfect time to stay indoors scrap! 

Today I am excited to share my July layouts with you . . .

Layout #1: One Cute Chick

I went straight to the beautiful "Tattered Walls" collection.  This time, I used "The Carolina Room" as the basis for my page.  I utilized both sides:
It's such gorgeous paper, I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use for my layout.  The sweet pictures of my daughter, Anne, were taken on Mother's Day, 2009.  Every time I look at her smile, my heart melts!

Back to scrapping . . . I really enjoyed using the "One Cute Chick" chipboard and embossed it with "Pixie Dust" embossing powder.  

It's a DREAM to work with!!!  I also used one of the birds from the "A Spring Day" collection and embossed it with the sparkly "Goldenrod" embossing powder!

Here are is a close up:

And a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Carolina Room" (Both sides!)
Chipboard: A Spring Day, "One Cute Chick"
Embossing Powder: Pixie Dust, Goldenrod
Flowers: Garden Blooms, Moody Florals
Seedlings: Gold Nugget
Glitter: Solar Flare, Gilded Rose
Lace: Ivory Braided Trim, Lace 1, Lace 6, Lace 10
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

Layout #2: Blessed

I already had this photo of my daughters, Katie and Anne, in mind when I started making this page.  This picture was taken back in November of 2013 for our Christmas card.  Once again, I thought the "Tattered Walls" collection was perfect for y treasured picture! 

I used the flip side of "The Garage:"

Isn't it cool that all of these papers are named after a room?  I love that!

I also used "The Powder Room" to back my photo and to punch out my snowflakes:

I embossed the "Blessed" and "Christmas Tree" chipboard pieces with the amazing "Ivory" embossing powder.  I have to mention that I have never found better embossing powder than that made by Blue Fern Studios!  The Ivory EP is wonderful and no others match up to it!  And because it's a neutral, I use it all the time, and now I have to order more . . .

Here are some close ups of my layout:

I really had fun decorating my tree with pieces from Lace 9C!!!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Garage," "The Powder Room"
Chipboard: Christmas Tree, "Blessed"
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Flowers: Courtship Roses, Harvest Lilies, Late Winter Lilies
Seedlings: Twig
Glitter: Solar Flare
Lace: Lace 9C, Lace 10

Layout #3:  Love This Moment

I totally enjoyed making this last page using a photo of the group of children that were adopted with Anne when we got together at Pearl S Buck for an adoption picnic.  This "travel group" photo was taken in the summer of 2009!

I adore the Homespun collection and thought it was perfect for this photo.  
I used the flip side of "Hospitality:"

I altered these chipboard pieces:  


and "Love This Moment:"

This time I embossed both pieces with "Taupe" embossing powder, then to change things up a bit, I distressed each piece.  

Here are some close ups:

I also enjoyed embossed directly on my page using the "Christmas Collage" stamp set and "Pearl" embossing powder.

Here's a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Hospitality
Chipboard: "Love This Moment," "Opulence"
Embossing Powder: Taupe, Pearl
Flowers: Homespun Blossoms, Fresh Florals
Seedlings: Wintergreen
Glitter: Army Dust
Stamp Set: Christmas Collage
Lace: Lace 3

I would like to take a moment to thank you so much for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog today.  I enjoyed making these pages using the BFS amazing products and especially loved sharing them with all of you!  Thank you!

I cannot wait to see you again next month!

Until then . . . Happy Scrapping