Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's Time for a New Challenge

Welcome to September, and a brand new Blue Fern Challenge!  This month we have an awesome Mood Board for you.  This Mood Board was motivated by the feel and colors of our Seaside Cottage collection.   

You may draw inspiration from the colors, the theme, or the texture.  
You may take little bits from several areas of the mood board.  It's up to you!

Our Creative Team used the Mood Board and each was inspired by a different part of the board.

"This Moment" by Nicole Doiron - You may find it strange that despite the mood board giving off a very Summery feel, I was inspired to create a layout all about Autumn. I looked through my stash of Blue Fern Studios papers and I found that some of the papers from the Autumn Anthology collection went perfectly with the colour palette. I was mainly inspired by the peachy hues which reminded me of Fall leaves and I had just the right picture for it! I wanted to make my page romantic and elegant just as the mood board images and I find that the Gazebo chipboard piece gives it a warm inviting feel. I made sure to add lots of flowers including a peach Attic Charm Daisy which is my favorite. And to soften up my whole page to coordinate with the softness of the board, I dabbed some white paint on my papers, flowers, chipboard, embellishments to give it a whitewash effect... inspired by the Sea!

"A Walk on the Beach" by Karine Gagnon -  I was inspired by everything in the mood board: the colors, at first, but also the flowers and the beach picture. What a nice and soft mood board! I used the Serendipity collection, along with the Mesh Bits chipboards, A Walk on the Beach title, Seaside Lilies, Seaside Roses and Tranquil Roses and Lilies flowers, Brocade Texture and Arcadia Textures stamps and some Imagine Ink snow embossing powder.

"The Beach" by Wilma Voermans -  The mood  board inspired me with the beach feeling, yellow, green and sandy colors, and the warm soft overall mood.  I used Seaside Cottage paper, Seaside Lilies flowers and Seaweed chipboard.For the title I used the "a walk on the beach "chipboard, but I did cut it to get the words I wanted .

"The End of A Perfect Day" by Debbie Burns - I was inspired by the colors and beach theme on the mood board and the beautiful (not sure if it is a sunrise or sunset) picture. I used the Seaside Cottage collection.

"Summer Vacation" by Maja Nowak - September is a good moment to scrapbook holiday photos. And since our holiday are somehow always connected with water, the Seaside Cottage collection seemed an obvious choice to choose for one of my sons' pics. The colour palette was perhaps not the first combo I would have thought of while working with the sea-themed photos, but that's even better, I like challenges.  Besides, the collection colours are all represented, so it was quite easy to follow. I also used the flowers and chippies from the collection as well as a couple of embossing powders: 14 Karat, Breeze and Oatmeal.

We would LOVE to see how our Mood Board inspires you, and of course, we have a prize for one lucky winner, who will be chosen from a random draw.  We will also feature a few of your projects.

We ask that you follow these guidelines:

1). You can create any of the following projects - a layout, card, canvas, altered item, or album cover.
No tags, please.

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project.   {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project, please!}
  You can find a list of stores that carry Blue Fern products  HERE.

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on September 30, 2016.

Although it's not required, we hope you will share with us in your blog or gallery post how you were inspired by our Mood Board. Have fun!  We can't wait to see what you create.


  1. WOW the team's layouts are all spectacular!

  2. How do I find an online gallery?

    1. We've had past challenge participants who have uploaded their projects to the gallery at I hope that helps!

  3. Sensational work ladies, loving this challenge