Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Introducing Attic Charm

We are excited to introduce the newest addition to Blue Fern Studios, Attic Charm.  This paper collection was designed by the wonderful Michele Singh.  This collection with pale green, pink, and blue is accented with yellow and cream.  Sprinkled among the pages of Attic Charm, you will find charming, vintage-inspired images that bring to mind attic relics.

Here is a close-up look at all the pages in this 10-page double sided collection:

 Of course we also have designed some chipboard pieces to compliment this paper.  Imagine going up the attic stairs and finding Grandma's rocker, or a chest, or vintage luggage. 

Two sweet sets of flowers were put together to bring out the beautiful colors of this collection, and to add some gorgeous contrast - Attic Charm Glittered Roses and Attic Charm Daisies. 

Have you seen how our design team has been using Embossing Powder and Glitter to change the entire look of Blue Fern Chipboard? These products, separately or combined, create such a beautiful effect, and it's different each time you use it.  We have 3 new Embossing Powders and 3 new Glitter colors that will coordinate with Attic Charm.

We also have some new stamps that we can't wait to show you.  Since this post is getting a little long, we will save those for later this month.

We're sure you will love this collection!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Playing with Attic Charm and Tranquility collections, with Karine

Hi Blue Fern Studios fans,

I hope this post finds you well. It's my turn, today, to share my creations.


I used the Haberdashery and Calling Cards papers from the brand new Attic Charm collection.

My composition is based on the beautiful Leaf Swirled Frame, which I embossed with the Imagine Ink embossing powder in Seven Seas.

I also used the Garden Lattice Bits with Ginger Imagine Ink embossing powder.

My title piece, part of the Blissful, Jubilation, Patience set is also embossed with Ginger Imagine Ink embossing powder.

As embellishments, I also used some of the GORGEOUS flowers from the Attic Charm #1 et #2 flowers set. (Have I told you how happy I am that Blue Fern Studios came up with flowers?)

A Wonderful Life

For this second layout, I used the Key paper, also from the Attic Charms collection.

To mat my picture, I used the Calling Cards papers, also from Attic Charm. On the background, I used the Brocade Texture stamp.

Over my picture, I used one of the Looped Frames, embossed with Ginger Imagine Ink embossing powder.

As for embellishments, I used some of the Tranquil Roses and Lilies, Tranquil Blooms and Courtship Blooms. Under those flowers, I used one of the Chelsea Vines chipboard, embossed with Verdant Imagine Ink embossing powder.

For my title, I used A Wonderful Life piece, embossed with dark brown embossing powder. I didn't get the light right because I didn't want the shadows behind my title piece to show. It was so distracting.

Memories Captured

My last layout uses the Tranquility collection. I chose the Peaceful paper as my background. The Serenity paper was also used to mat my picture.

On my background, I used the Making Plans stamp.

To add texture to this layout, I used the Shabby Brick Bits, embossed with Auburn Imagine Ink embossing powder.

To embellish, I used Courtship Blooms, Tranquil Roses and Lilies as long as Tranquil Blooms.

My title, Memories Captured, is embossed with dark brown embossing powder.

Have a nice day.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tranquility inspiration by Pascale

Hello Sweeties

Today, I'm up on Blue Fern Studios blog with some new inspiration. In this first layout, I worked with a photo taken during a recent trip in  Ireland of the Kilmore Abbey (co. Galway, Ireland). 

I started to apply a thin layer of clear gesso to protect the paper, then I added a design with a stencil and 3D Gloss Gel. When dry, I added some colors to the background.

While the background was drying, I covered the Quatrefoil Panel with clear crackle paste and put it aside to dry too. Later I painted it grey..

I painted the Serenity chipboard with two shades of blue Twinkling H2Os, then I covered it with white gesso and finally I embossed it with the Pearl Imagine Ink embossing powder. The blue color show through the white layers.

I painted the Seaweed chipboards in green and added different colors of Imagine Ink embossing powder to add some texture. 

After I've glued all the embellishments, I finished the layout with eggplant glitters.

Blue Fern Studios products:
Papers - Tranquility (Peaceful, Calling Cards)
Chipboards - Quatrefoil Panel, Seaweeds and  Serenity, Calm, Hush
Flowers - Tranquil Roses and Lilies
Imagine Ink - Embosssing Powders (Mushroom, Sage, Ginger, Pearl)
Imagine Ink - Glitter (Eggplant)


For this second layout I chose another photo taken in Ireland of a lonely tree.

I'm sure that you certainly noticed that all the Blue Fern STudios's papers have an nice strip at the bottom of each page as can be seen below. Well, I kept all these small strips and I used them to create a texture base. 

I glued all the paper strips soft matte gel and covered them with a thin layer of black gesso. When dry, I splattered some white gesso that I've watered down.

While the background was drying, I covered the Mesh Bits with the Rust Paste.

I colored the leaves with a green Twinkling H2O and added randomly some Chili Powder and Verdant embossing powders. 

I covered the Blooming Flourishes and the title with white crackle paste and let dry naturally. Then I colored them with a Primary Element and amber Izink.

I added more splatter to the background with the Rust Paste and glue all the emellishments.

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers : Tranquility (Serenity, Calling Cards)
Chipbords (Mesh Bits, Blooming Flourish and Serenity, Calm, Hushed)
Flowers (Tranquil Blooms)
Imagine Ink - Embossing Powders (Chili Powder, Verdant)

This third layout is based on May sketch. I took these photo of the town's belfry during a short visit of Avignon (France).

I started to stamp the background with the postmark collage of the "Journey" set, then I covered the paper with a thin layer of clear gesso.

When the background was drying, I die-cut some branches in a kraft paper that I stamped with the writing circle of the "Textures circles" set and embossed with the Ginger powder.

I colored the die-cut leaves and the "Seaweed" chipboard with green Distress inks and I embossed with several colors (Sage, Verdant, Nutmag and Muschroom).

I primed the "Swan Gate" with clear gesso before covering it with a clear crackle paste. When dry I painted it with a gray Primary Element.

When all the embellishments were in place, I added some colors with differents colors of Twinkling H2O. To finish, I added a design with the "Making Plans" stamp that embossed with the "Mushroom" powder.

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers - Tranquility (Stillness), Serendipity (Calling Cards), Love Story (The Grand Ball)
Chipboards - Seaweeds, Swan Gate
Flowers - Courtship Blooms
Stamps - Textures Circles, Journay, Making Plan
Imagine Ink - Embossing Powders (Ginger, Nutmeg, Verdant, Sage, Mushroom).

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Attic Charm Layout and Video Tutorial by Marilyn Rivera

Hello everyone! Today I would like to show you a page and video tutorial with the new beautiful Attic Charm collection. I also share a second project using the Tranquility collection.
Let's take a look...
  I had so much fun working with the new beautiful  Attic Charm collection. I selected the pretty "Mercantile" paper and the Attic Charm flower to create this page.  I added embossing powder in Pearl color to the Remember Moments chipboard and to the Lattice chipboard, too.

The title is the Remember Moments chipboard.

These butterflies in the background were stamped with The Bourbon Street stamp.

Blue Fern Supplies:
Attic Charm collection-Mercantile, Calling Card papers
chipboard- Remember Moments, Lattice
Embossing Powder- Pearl, Petal
Flower- Attic Charm flower

Enjoy the Video Tutorial!

My second project is inspired in the May sketch and I worked with the Tranquility collection.
This beautiful paper is called "Hushed".   I apply distress ink to all 
The Looped Frames chipboard and the Serenity word.  The Tranquil Roses and Lilies flowers give the perfect touch to my page. Let's take a look at a the details...

Blue Fern Products:

Tranquility collection- Hushed, Calling Cards papers
chipboard- Looped Frames, Serenity/Calm/Hushed chipboards
flower- Tranquil Roses and Lilies

Thanks for stopping by...until next time!
Marilyn Rivera