Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Magical by Vija

Today, we are back with a layout from Vija Anton, our December Blue Fern Fan of the Month.  
She has used the Homespun paper collection to create this beautiful wedding layout.  

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For my layout featuring a candid photo from my son and daughter in law's wedding I used the beautiful Homespun Hospitality paper.  I turned it on its side for my layout and allowed the beauty of the paper speak for itself, just embellishing the page with mainly chipboard and flowers.

To keep the photos the focus of the page I used a frame from the Homespun printed chipboard shapes and embossed all the chipboard pieces in Antique Gold and adding some Sea Mist embossing powder and Wintergreen Seedlings to some of the pieces to keep the page unified. I similarly altered the Wanderlust Vine to tie in with the chipboard pieces.

I added a few bits of lace to add visual dimension and contrast. And a little bit of stamping to extend the foliage and give it a touch of whimsy. 

Homespun Hospitality 

Printed Chipboard:
Homespun Printed Chipboard

Homespun Blooms
Wanderlust Vine

Flutter Medley
Blooming Foliage
 Winter Titles




Embossing Powder:
 Sea Mist
Antique Gold


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December inspirations by Babi

 Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share with you my projects using the new Remnants collection.

I made my first layout using  Bloomsburry and Chancery to create a layout called "Happy & Joy ".  Using Mini Remnants to create the layers.

I started by creating the background with stencil and brown stamping pad. Next, I added  Thistle Spray  and Rock Wall Bits chipboard covered in Antique Gold embossing powder. Then,  I covered  Autumn Leaves in Snow embossing powder and added some colors with distress ink. 

I  decided to add more texture by using seedlings and gel matte on the layout.

Then proceeded to add lots of flowers and Remnants Printed Chipboard

And I finished the layout with seedlings, flowers and other embellishments.

Chancery Lane
Mini Remnants

Thistle Spray 
Remnants Printed Chipboard 
Autumn Leaves
Rock Wall Bits

Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold


My second project is a layout which also incorporates papers from the Remnants Collection. 

I added some texture with crackled paste and stencil on Vignette paper. Then, I painted the background with bright pink and blue watercolors and stamped it with black stamping pad for more contrast. 

Next, I added Paisley & Vine Medley chipboard covered in Antique Gold and Fern embossing powder. I also stamped the chipboard with pink and blue distress ink. 

I finish the layout with a lots a flowers from different collections. Including some flowers that I stamped on a vellum paper and Snow embossing powder. 


Paisley & Vine Medley

Dark Tropic Lilies
Remnants Blooms
Remnants Florals

Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold


My last project is a exploding box also using the new Remnants collection.

I decorated the box with the following papers: CallawayHighgateDevonshire and  Mini Remnants. Next, I stamped  the papers very lightly with black ink and Remnants Collage stamp. 

I decorated the interior Remnants print chipboard, flowers and Floral Medley chipboard covered in Snow embossing powder. 

Mini Remnants

Remnants Printed Chipboard
Floral Medley Frame

Dark Tropic Lilies
Late Winter Lilies

Embossing Powder:


I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December inspirations by Tartine Peluche

Woah! Already a whole year since my first post with you here. :)
I'm really happy to present you again my inspirations. I'll start fist, by thanking you for all your good comments throughout the year, a lot of happiness every month. Thanks so much!

Let me introduce my first layout of month, where winter seems so sweet and magical...
... but it's just an illusion... LOL

*Let it snow !*
(Vintage Christmas)

I start by doing my central part using the chipboard *Holly Frame, I embossed it with Snow powder and I altered it with a little bit of gold wax paste. On the berry I added *Glass seedlings. Then I embossed with *Avocado powder my firs chipboards. I placed a few flowers of the collection *Wanderlust and Tranquil Roses & Lilies ( Sorry these are no longer available )
I cut my Title ''Let it Snow'' on the trim paper.

I used stamp * Jingle Bells with brown solvent ink pad, added some pretty flowers and leaves frome *Wanderlust Vine to which I added two shades of green seedlings,* Fir Tree and  * Green Leaf.
 My ''Homestead'' embellishment is made by stamping on shrink plastic, I love it!
You know  I'm addicted...

My deer... I'm in love with him ... LOL
I started by embossing in *Taupe, then I added *Hot Cocoa powder, two shades of
golden brown. Under the deer I placed some of the chipboard *Snow Medley
that I embossed with *Stormy Skies powder.
A little golden thread and you're done!

Some pieces of golden *lace 9C adds luxury to my layout.
To balance my layout of the color taupe, I added a small chipboard from Leafy Page Accents kit.
You can see the other piece of *Snow Medley under my flowers and fir. I cutted the bird on the paper Wonderland.

*Products I've used:Paper:
* Greeting Cards
* Wonderland
* Let it Snow
* Holly Frame
* Winter Forest
* Snow Medley
* Leafy Page Accents
* Wanderlust Words
* Vintage Christmas-Printed Chipboard
Embossing Powder:* Avocado
* Taupe
* Fern
* Stormy Skies
* Snow
* Hot Cocoa
Flowers:* Wanderlust Lilies
* Wanderlust Vine
* Tranquil Roses & Lilies (Discontinued)
* Christmas Chimney
* Jingle Bells
* Homespun Spots
*Fir Tree
* Green Leaf
* Sterling Silver
* Glass
* Lace 9C (gold)

* Lace 7B (white)

*Hello December*
( Vintage Christmas )

My second layout also has Christmas theme.

I used 2 stencils and green ink, on my modeling paste I added *Snow* powder to emboss it.
Then I used the central part of the paper *Magical* to begin my arrangement.

In first, picture give all the magic to my layout, I've found it on Pinterest...
Then, the beautiful chipboard Holidays Bright embossed with *Oatmeal*.
Under this chipboard, a mix of BFS flowers, *Attic Charm Glitter Roses* and *Happy Roses* 

The small frame on the right side is in polymer paste and I embossed it with *Oatmeal* powder too.
The little girl come from paper *Let It Snow*. Under this frame you can see an half of the chipboard *Mandala Frame* embossed with *14Karats* I added a little bit of red ink on top.
Some seedlings on leaves, I choose two shades of green: Fir Tree and
Green Leaf and a bit of yellow: Mustard seedling,

Close up on the seedlings, I used also Flaming (red) on my background.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
- Noel
- Let it Snow
- Wonderland
- Magical
- Mandala Frame
- Lace Rounds
- Holiday Bright
Embossing Powder:
- Oatmeal
- 14 Karats
- Snow
- Happy Roses
- Attic Charm Glitter Roses
- Lace 6
- Lace 9C (Gold)
- Fir Tree
- Green Leaf
- Mustard
- Flaming


*Home Is Where The Heart Is*
( Homespun)

First, I must say that I did'nt know how to work this chipboard, and THE idea has arrived.
So I cut the chipboard and I only keep the part *WHERE THE HEART IS*

I used a part of stamp Christmas Chimney on my background.

To explain the different layers, start with the photo. Under this one a first chipboard, *Frilly Bauble* embossed with a mix of two powders: Baby Pink and Bubble Gum. I cut it in half  and I put on each side of the photo. Then, on each side again, two pieces of *Rose Wreath* embossed in snow
and to finish *Belfast Bouquet* also embossed with two powders, pink rose and bubble gum.
My title is a succession of error: embossed in *Baby Pink* after with *Ebony* powder and to finish with *Bubble Gum* ... Don't know if I do it again I can have the same result LOL

I used the lace7B that I've teinted for adding texture on my background. 

I stamped a butterfly ( from Spring Accents stamp) on a paper

I love lilies flowers , this one come from *Dark Tropic Lilies*
You can see, on the next photo, under *Belfast Bouquet* a piece of  Lace6 and another piece of Lace7B.
Between the laces *Checker Bits* embosed in *Baby Pink*

Blue Fern Studios Products:

Calling Cards
Home Is
Checker Bits
Frilly Bauble
Belfast Bouquet
Rose Frame
Rose Wreath
Embossing Powder:
Bubble Gum
Baby Pink
Christmas Chimney
Tattered Newsprint
Grungy Grid
Spring Accents
Dark Lilies Tropic
Lace:Lace 6
Sweet Pea
Sterling silver

*Not All Who Wander Are Lost*
(Happy Accident)

A simple layout, use only one stencil, ink and a lot of glitters.

For all my chipboards, I've colored with pencils and I added clear embossing powder.
I've mixed my glitters together and spread them with gel medium it seem like mica flakes...

I really love this stamps! Tattered Newsprint ...

Products I've used:
* Windfall
* Buttons and Bows
* Spring Posy
* Burnt Copper
Tattered Newsprint


Thank you so much!
See you in 2018 for another inspirations.
Tartine xox

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet our December Blue Fern Fan of the Month

Welcome to December!  We are excited to announce our new Fan of the Month - Vija Anton.  I did a little Google search and discovered that Vija lives 8,804 miles from Blue Fern Studios, and the flight time would be 18 hours and 7 minutes.  Yet despite the distance, she found Blue Fern and we found her.  It's so amazing that we can connect with creative people all over the world.

Now I will turn it over to Vija, and let her tell you a little bit about herself.  She also has a layout to share, made with paper from our very popular Seaside Cottage collection.

Hi, my name is Vija Anton and I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband and Golden Retriever, Cooper. I am a huge dog lover and this past year have been very busy raising money for disabled rescue dogs by sewing and selling dog bandanas.

I started scrapbooking over 15 years ago after a trip to the USA. I had walked past a scrapbook store and I was mesmerised by all the pretty papers, and there begun my addiction to paper.

I have no particular style. Sometimes I like to create with multi media and get very messy, and other times I like to just use paper and maybe just a few flowers for a clean & simple look. My main focus on my layouts is the photo. My favourite subject to scrapbook is my Golden Retriever, Cooper and I have made many layouts and mini albums for my friends featuring their dogs too.

I love the quality of Blue Fern products and it is such a great honour to be chosen as the December Fan of the month. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I am especially excited to be able to work with the beautiful Vintage Christmas collection. 

We hope you will join us as we welcome Vija to Blue Fern Studios this month.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday Album

As this month comes to an end (how is that possible?), we bring you the final project from our November Fan of the Month, Dorota Kopec.  You're in for a real treat today!

Dorota began with a 16cm x 21cm album.  The album cover is white canvas and their are 6 pages inside.  She used paper from the Vintage Christmas I and Vintage Christmas II collections, along with lots of winter/holiday chipboard.  

Take a look at the gorgeous cover Dorita created.  The title is from the Cozy Christmas 5-piece chipboard set, and the beautiful piece going down the left side of the cover is the Snow Medley chipboard piece.  The dainty flowers used on the cover are the Christmas Blooms. 

The pages in the album are just waiting for holiday photos to be added.  The hip raindeer in the top left corner is from the 5-piece Hipster Christmas chipboard set.   

These collections are filled with sweet vintage images and small cards for all of us who love fussy-cutting.  

The next 2-page spread in Dorota's album features layers of Vintage Christmas I and II for such an elegant look.  The sweet chipboard piece on the right side is the gorgeous Holidays Bright chipboard piece.  

Don't you just love the adorable angel that adorns this page?  
It's from the Little Angels and there are 4 angels in the set.  

Loads of holiday charm can be seen on these two pages with images of candy canes, peppermints, bells, a village scene, vintage florals and mistletoe.  Everything you need for a true holiday feeling!

The chipboard pieces on these 2 pages (a section of Holidays Bright and the Winter Sleigh), along with all the chipboard in the album, have been covered with a combination of Blue Fern embossing powder and glitter, which gives it a frosty look.  

I'm not sure if Dorota is keeping this album for herself or passing it on to someone else, but it is going to be beautiful reminder of this Holiday season.

We hope you will join us in thanking Dorota for sharing her album with us, along with all her projects this month using the Vintage Christmas collections.