Friday, August 26, 2016

Seaside Cottage Layout by Yuko

Hello!Friends!  Yuko is here!
Seaside Cottage collection of rumors now.
Really cute and irresistible !!!

As I was very pretty, I made it with these all 3 works collection!

And anything which is all the photograph (Shodoshima) of the trip became the much the same work,
 but by 1 work, please let me introduce as there are a theme and a concept in each for the time being!


This paper! !
It is very impressive and is wonderful.
I thought, "it is wonderful" to see what a lot used!

The photograph in the beach is 
good for  feeling in the summer& the sea.
In the summer! The place that is a vintage in some shabbynot a colorful pop
 though it is  feeling seems to be BFS.

To feel rusty also anchor to fit the vintage image
It was processed with embossing powder and glitter.

The title was to have a profound feeling and embossed with GINGER.
It put the glitter over to the lower half.

Blue Circle is stamp attached to the lid of the round cap the glue
It was sprinkled with glitter over it.
And be sparkling circle is beautiful!

It was stamped(Essential Textures) with ink of white.

Flower is Seaside Lilies

It's very nice Toka dark blue of Lilly.

<paper>     Seaside Cottage - Calling Cards/Mermaid/Whitewash/Gala

<chipbord>  Island Time/Seaside Flourish/

<flower>  Seaside Lilies/Attic Charm Glitter Roses
<embossing powder>  OATMEAL/GINGER
<stamp> Essential Textures 

【Summer Vacation】
Here I made to be the Cute image incorporating pink.
I used also my favorite mint green and light blue!

As for the cardboard of the shell, the OATMEAL 
starfish posted CARIBBEAN glitter.

his chip board, cute !!!
It was divided into fine coating with an embossing powder.

Title was also embossed using a two-color my favorite(BREEZE&SEAMIST)
It is sparkling with the glitter is up and down!

<paper>     Seaside Cottage - Calling Cards/Mermaid/Whitewash/Gala
<chipbord>  Island Time/Seaside Flourish
<flower>  Seaside Lilies
<embossing powder>  OATMEAL/BREEZE/SEA MIST/14KARAT

【a perfect day】
Here we made to be a little casual feel.
The original is elegant BFS, but it is cute even closer to the little casual.

The Mermaid of chip board was really cute!
Also the size is just a good feeling.
This was also processed with an embossing.

After processing in the embossing powder 
I put the glitter.
Upper body OATMEAL, hair put the glitter of BLUE ICE

The title I was was originally The end of a perfect day
It was only to a perfect day to cut the first half.

<paper>     Seaside Cottage - Calling Cards/Gala/Whitewash/Mermaid/Splendor
<chipbord>  Ocean Mermaid/Perfect Day
<flower>  Seaside Lilies/Courtship Roses
<embossing powder>  OATMEAL/BREEZE/SEA MIST/14karat/FERN

Really I used a lot embossing powder.
I wonder if I was using so embossing powder 
if  I did not do DT of BFS?
I think much now and is obsessed with embossing powder!
The get so used a variety of colors to do this is really happy !
As it can be told this charm even a little
I would like to use more and more work!

Thank you!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cathi's August Seaside Cottage Projects

Hello my scrappy friends! This month my projects are coming a little later as I was on holiday at the start of the month, taking these lovely photos at Cannon Beach in Oregon!   I have made two layouts and done a Project Life spread using the gorgeous Seaside Cottage papers.  I also did something a little different and used my gorgeous beachy papers in my planner! I have recently become obsessed with Project Life and Planning and wanted to show how you can used these beautiful vintage papers to work with both these types of creative papercrafting!

My first layout features a great photo of my brother ("Uncle B") and my two girls. I just love it. This Seaside Cottage Mermaid is just stunning, I love all the detail and gorgeous imagery and wanted to show it off so didn't go too heavy on my background work and made the layers, flowers and chipboard enhance the already gorgeous design.

Here you can see the papers that I used to layer, some cut outs from the Calling Cards sheet and the beautiful Relics paper.  I absolutely love this gorgeous Seaside Lantern chipboard piece and I embossed it with the stunning and glittery 14 Karat Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.

Aren't these new Late Winter and Harvest Lilies amazing? I just love the distressed look they have and the beautiful colors! I added some Courtship Roses and some shells from my stash to the floral cluster. I also tucked in some Crackle Bits pieces in the cluster! I used the Poinsettia Imagine Ink Embossing Powder on the Crackle Bits for a bit of coral/red/gold effect on the pieces.

I added a bit of stamping in Faded Jean and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to add some interest to the background of the layout, using some of my favorite standbys, the netting from the Essential Textures stamp set and the diamond pattern from the Forever set.

I love this Perfect Day chipboard piece, and it really was the end to a perfect day hanging out with family at a beautiful beach!!  I tucked in a tag for some private journaling and I embossed the title chipboard with the same stunning 14 Karat Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.  I hope you enjoy this layout, it is one of my current favorites!!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Mermaid
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Relics

Perfect Day
Crackle Bits
Seaside Lanterns

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
14 Karat

Essential Textures

Late Winter Lilies
Harvest Lilies
Courtship Roses

I have a ballet mad daughter who is always striking ballet poses at the most random times! She did a number of poses on the beach this day, and asked for us to take some photos for her to share on Instagram lol!  For this layout I used several papers. My base layer is the Whitewash paper which I layered the Embark paper on top of and edged with some machine stitching. Of course I had to add in some layers and a cute beach sign cut from the Calling Cards paper which I find perfect for adding details to all my projects, including my next project, a Project Life spread!!

Here is a closeup of my cluster on the bottom of the page. I added some beautiful flowers including the gorgeous blue one from the Dark Tropical Lilies set and a Courtship Rose. I have an unending stash of shells to add to my beachy layouts so I tucked in lots of them here. I used the Summer Vacation chipboard piece and I love the sand and sea effect I got using the Oatmeal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder along with the Seven Seas Imagine Ink Embossing Powder added along the bottom of "vacation".  You can see a Calling Card cut out that I tucked in under the cluster here too.

Here is another flower cluster again using a beautiful blue lily from the Dark Tropical Lilies set and the soft coral color of the Seaside Lilies set. I of course added some shells from my stash and here you can see the stamp and masking work I did in the background.  I find the Making Plans stamp amazing as it has beautiful script, text, and several other patterns that you can use just sections of to add specific textures to a makes it feel like a half dozen texture stamps in one! I used just the print section of text from the stamp and added it randomly around the layout.  I also used the circles from the Halftone stamp set and my favorite netting stamp from Essential Textures.

Here you can see the beautiful Seashell Frame I used to frame the photo of my daughter. I again used the two toned effect of sand and sea with the Oatmeal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder along with the Seven Seas Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.

And here is a full image of my ballerina in motion. To finish off the layout you can see more of the stamping I did and bit of masking and molding paste texture I did. I used the same Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to add background stamping and texture as my last layout, I think the blues and browns are perfect for beachy layouts!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Mermaid
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Relics

Summer Vacation
Seashell Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Seven Seas

Essential Textures
Making Plans

Dark Tropical Lilies
Seaside Lilies
Courtship Roses

For my last project it is really a whole bunch of different projects in my new genres of papercrafting I am loving this year, Project Life and planning/journaling!!  I have done this very vintage Project Life layout above using many  many cut outs from the Calling Cards paper as well as the Relics distressed pink paper. The title of this spread is A Walk on the Beach. I love that this chipboard fit perfectly into a 4x6 pocket on my Project Life page protector! For both the Walk on the Beach and the Smile chipboard from Arrow Words, I have used a two toned effect using the Honey and Breeze Imagine Ink Embossing Powders, I just love the look of it!  The shells and starfish are from the Seaside Seashells and Seaside Treasures sets and those have been embossed in the Honey Imagine Ink Embossing Powders. The word all come from the cutouts on the Calling Cards paper and I have layered them with some of the journal cards from the sheets as well. I have typed out some journaling and printed it onto the Seaside Memories cut apart journal card. All my photos are of my girls and my brother and his wife at Cannon Beach, a great day that deserved to be commemorated.

I have an A6 Hobonichi journal I used for watercoloring and writing about my day, it comes with a clear cover under which you can add your own paper to customize your journal. I did exactly that and really love the way it turned out!!  I used the Voyage paper for my base, adding stitching around the edges. I then layered the gorgeous mermaid image from the Calling Cards paper.  for my flower cluster I used the Late Winter and Harvest Lilies, again adding shells from my stash. I love the dolphin and mermaid chipboards from the Ocean Mermaid set. I embossed the chipboard with Chili Powder Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and then added some word stickers to finish it off!  On the left I have a simple laminated bookmark/pencil board to mark my page. I have used the Splendor paper and a gorgeous image from the Calling Card paper.

My planner is a handmade traveler's notebook, which is basically just a notebook cover with elastics on the spine to add several sets of notebooks in it. Mine has a monthly and weekly calendar and a reference notebook. I just love changing out my notebooks every month and adding different covers. I have used the gorgeous Whitewash paper on the left and laminated it to make a "dashboard" this is a more permanent cover which people often use to also store sticky notes  etc on the inside. The notebook cover on the right isn't laminated and is attached to the actual notebook which gets removed and changed out monthly. I have used the Splendor paper for my base for the notebook cover and an image from the Calling Card page.

I love to make folders for my travelers notebook to add a few more pockets to store things in! This houses my stickers I tend to use! I have chosen the Gala paper to make my notebook.

 Here is a view of the inside of my actually has 4 pockets, I find the taller pockets great for receipts!  I hope you like my different projects, a new way to use the gorgeous Blue Fern papers!!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Gala
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Splendor
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Whitewash
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Voyage

Walk on the Beach
Arrow Words
Seaside Seashells
Seaside Treasures
Ocean Mermaid

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Chili Powder

Late Winter Lilies
Harvest Lilies

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Karine's August share, with two video tutorials

Hi Blue Fern Fans,

I hope this post finds you well. I'm up today on the blog to share my creations for August. I had fun with the Seaside Cottage collection.


My first layout is called Live. I used the Splendor paper. I primed it with clear gesso and applied modeling paste and inks.

After that, I used the Forever and Making Plans stamps with black ink to add interest on my background paper. I used the Seaside Lanterns, which I embossed with dark brown embossing powder.

To embellish my layout, I used the Cottage Blooms, the Attic Charm Glitter Roses and the Attic Charm Daisies.

On the bottom right corner of my picture, I used one of the Mini Frames, which I also embossed with a dark brown powder.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Splendor paper (Seaside Cottage collection)
Forever and Making Plans stamps
Seaside Lanterns and Mini Frames chipboards
Cottage Blooms, Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Attic Charm Daisies

Dream Big

My second layout is called Dream Big. I used the B side of the Embark Paper.

I used the Making Plans stamp on this layout also. I just love this stamp.

My chipboards are the Garden Lattice Bits, which are embossed with a dark brown embossing powder. 

On the picture above, I used some of the Seaside Lilies and Attic Charm Daisies.

My chipboard title, part of The Optimist Words Set, is embossed with a mix of auburn, mushroom and buttercup Imagine Ink embossing powders. 

Here is a link to the video:

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Embark paper (Seaside Cottage collection)
Making Plans stamp
Garden Lattice Bits
The Optimist Words Set
Mix of Lime, Auburn, Buttercup and Mushroom Imagine Ink Embossing Powders
Seaside Lilies, Attic Charm Daisies


My last layout is called Dazzling. I used the Calling Cards paper.

To add interest to the background, I used the Shabby Edges and the Postal Textures stamps with black ink.

Behind my picture, I used one of the Looped Frames. All my chipboards pieces were embossed with ebony Imagine Ink embossing powder. 

I also used half of the Dangle Border in two key places on my layout. 

I used Seaside Lilies and Tranquil Roses and Lilies amongst my flower arrangement. I love Blue Fern Studios lilies!

My title piece is part of the Brilliant, Amazing, Dazzling set.

Here is a link to my video:

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Calling Cards paper, B side (Seaside Cottage Collection). (I used that paper twice.)
Shabby Edges and Postal Textures stamps
Looped Frames, Dangle Border and Brilliant, Amazing, Dazzling
Imagine Ink Ebony embossing Powder
Seaside Lilies and Tranquil Roses and Lilies

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Seaside Cottage inspiration with Pascale

Hello Sweeties

Today, I'm up on Blue Fern Studios blog with three new projects featuring the new collection Seaside Cottage. The first one I want to share showcase a photo taken during my Irish trip of the Doonagore Castle (Doolin, Co.Clare, Ireland).

I started to prime the Mermaid paper with clear gesso. Then I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.

While the paste was still wet I added some color. Then I let dry.

First I embossed the Seashell Frame with the Mushroom Imagine Ink, then I sprinkled a little bit of the Icicle too.

I started to built up the layers: first the papers, then some shells, then some flowers and some cheese cloth. 

When happy with the cluster, I dry brushed the embellishments with white gesso. Then I added some splatters of the same watercolors I used previously on the background. Then I finished with a blue-gold acrylic paint and with some random stamping with the Journey stamp.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Papers - Seaside Cottage (Mermaid, Whitewash, Calling Cards)
Chipboard - Seashell Frame
Flowers - Seaside Lilies, Seaside Roses, Courtship Blooms, Tranquil Lilies and Roses
Imagine Ink - Embossing Powders (Mushroom, Icicle)
Stamps - Journey


Here is my second July's project using the Seaside Cottage collection. 

I started as usual to prime the background with clear gesso. Then I added a design with a stencil and modeling paste. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled some Honey embossing powder and heat set it.

I primed the Quilted Page Panel with clear gesso before covering it with clear crackle paste. I let dry naturally for a better result before adding some mica powders.

I primed the Beach Babe title with white gesso. When dry, I added some gold wax to the edges of the chipboard.

I added some gold wax to the edges of the papers I put under the photo too. Then I glued all the embellishments around the photo.

To finish the layout I splattered a mix of gloss gel, water and the Caribbean glitter to add some sparkle to the page.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Papers - Seaside Cottage (Gala, Voyage, Calling Cards)
Chipboards - Quilted Page Panel, Beach Babe
Flowers - Tranquil Blooms, Attic Charm glitter Roses
Imagin Ink Embossing powder - Honey
Imagine Ink Glitter - Caribbean


Here is my third July's project featuring the Seaside Cottage collection from Blue Fern Studios. This photo was taken during my trip in the Aran Island. 

I primed the Regalia paper with clear gesso. Then I added a design with a stencil, first I added paint directly on the stencil, then I put the stencil on the background and added platinum crackle paste through it.

I primed the Ring Panel with clear gesso, then I added a layer of graphite paste.

I glued the different embellishments together with 3D matte gel.

I added some micro beads around the flowers clusters to add some texture.

I used the Postal Texture stamp to finish the layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Papers - Seaside Cottage (Regalia, Splendor, Calling Cards)
Chipboard - Ring Panel
Flowers - Attic Charm Daisies, Courtship Roses)
Stamp - Postal Texture