Friday, July 19, 2019

Wild & Free Layout - by Vicky Alberto

Sharing a layout created with Blue Fern's Wanderlust and Happy Accident collections.  This is a snapshot of the lakehouse before our renovations begin. Lots of layers and distressing and chipboard on this project!


Here is a close-up of A Spring Day chipboard bird (coated with oatmeal powder), Happy Accident ephemera and various Blue Fern blooms.


On this close-up, more of A Spring Day chipboard... the bird coated with oatmeal powder and the rest inked. All topped with a variety of Blue Fern blooms. There is also a Classic Mini Chipboard Frame that I distress inked and randomly glued oatmeal powder for a rustic look.


Thanks for stopping by to take a peek today!


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Mini album with Radiance collection

Hello,  Henriëtte here sharing a mini album made with the Radiance collection.

I found a video tutorial on how to make this album here.
I embellished the front of the album with lace and ephemera pieces.



There are many flaps in this album and I decorated them with the 
beautiful Radiance patterned papers.









Here's a picture of the back side of the album.




Products used:

Radiance papers and ephemera
Lace No. 13 and 16





Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios Blog!!
Hugs, Henriëtte.





Friday, July 12, 2019

Shine





The bright spot in my childhood photo could be construed as a mistake but I have always loved it and it inspired this layout titled "Shine". The foundation sheet is from Happy Accident 2, called Tonic.





The lace strip is lace number 16. 




I soaked a snippet of lace number 14 in khaki paint to accent the corner of my flower collage.  I cut roses from lace number 15 and added some spring blooms and some various flowers from my stash. I topped it off with the Shine chipboard from the Radiance Collection after I inked it gold.





To enhance my photo further I also added a cute bird cut from an Amber and Apricot paper called Birdsong. I cut a small piece of lace, number 3, and stained it brown to make the bird wing. The chipboard frame is an embellished frame dry brushed white. The paper frame buttons and gold leaf ribbon were from my stash. 

Thank you for the peek! 
Blessings, Bonnie



Saturday, July 6, 2019

Fabulous

 Welcome to Blue Fern's Blog today!  I am back today with a layout done using new the Radiance Collection
 This photo is of my exceptionally talented granddaughter Emily striking a pose in her dance costume.
For the background I did my usual prep. Then added some color with a  Tim Hotlz Distress Ink pad.I then stenciled some designs around the photo. I used the chipboard word Fabulous for my title. I heat embossed it with bubblegum embossing powder.
I used a piece of the new chipboard from the Radiance collection I believe it's called medallion. I cut it up (I usually cut up my chipboard to make it last longer or to have more options for my page). I heat embossed it with the new sparkly yellow embossing powder also from the Radiance line. I used some Art stones for extra texture.
I used several Dark Tropic Lilies and Radiance Blooms for this cluster. I also used seedlings in Tickled and Glass to put on my flowers and around my title.
This collection comes with adorable metal charms. I used the Radiant flower charms.
I also used several pieces of ephemera to add more layers to my layout.
And last close up for today!


Products used:

Papers
Radiance
Effervescence
Bonjour

Embossing Powder
Bubblegum
Radiance yellow

Stamps

Scripted Medley

Chipboard
Fabulous word piece

Medallion

Ephemera

Radiance

Seedlings
Tickled
Glass


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Altered bag with Radiance

Hi everyone! Henriëtte here. Today I'll be sharing another project I've made
using the Radiance collection.


I've altered a simple brown paper bag, decorated it with flowers, lace and chipboard and 
also added a big tag.

Before I started decorating the bag I painted the edges with a layer of white gesso and 
flipped the bottom to create a pocket.
I cut the Radiance papers to size and glue them on the bag.
This time I used the peach colored papers from the collection.
 They are so beautiful!



On the edge of the pocket I glued a piece of gorgeous lace and added a few matching flowers.
There is also a Radiant charm.

On the top of the bag I glued a big chipboard. It's the ornate florisch corner which I heat embossed with oatmeal embossing powder.




Then I made a big tag with a lovely flower ephemera center piece and 
a flower charm.




The backside of the bag is also decorated with the Radiance papers.




How a simple brown paper bag can turn into a beautiful gift bag!




Products used:

Papers:
Radiance collection

Charms:
Radiant charms

Embossing powder:
Oatmeal

Flowers:
Basic flowers Radiance 
Blue Fern Studios flowers

Lace:
Lace no. 15

Chipboard:
Ornate florisch corner



Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Henriëtte.




Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sunshine





Since I feel so blessed to be an American, I couldn't help but wrangle up a patriotic layout for this post.  Of course, having a cute grandson and great products from Blue Fern made this a crafting triumph. I started with a background paper from Wanderlust Collection called Mountain View.




I chose my title from Radiance and sprayed it with blue glitter spray ink. 




I also used a chipboard heart shape from Heart Love by Karen Tamira. I added the chipboard butterfly, inked blue and red. The window boxes I cut from a sheet of Amber and Apricot paper called Chapters. I made shutters from a red wood paper from my stash as well as baby breath inked blue and red. The banners, bees, and stars were also from my stash.


Thanks for the peek!
Blessings, Bonnie

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Radiance collection layout - by Vicky Alberto

I am sharing a layout created with the new Radiance collection from Blue Fern.  These papers and blooms are truly gorgeous.  This collection also features some pretty silver charms and lace too!  I accented with bling and a doily from my stash to pull everything together for a vintage look.  For the title I even used an adhesive shape from the Remnants collection... that just fit perfectly on here.


On the close-up you can see the cute butterfly charm, Radiance and Apricot collection blooms, Mina's border chipboard (randomly distressed inked it) and some of that gorgeous vintage green lace.


Thanks for taking a peek at my project today!


Monday, June 24, 2019

Exploding box with the Radiance collection

Hi, Henriëtte here today sharing my first project with the new "Radiance" collection.
I love this collection, it's so cheerful with beautiful summer colors.
The matching flowers and chipboards are perfect for my project: an exploding box.


The box is made from white cardstock.
I covered all the sides with the Radiance patterned papers.

On the lid I also glued a paper doily, 3 flowers, a ephemera piece and 
2 chipboard butterflies.
I heat embossed the chipboard butterflies with starry night blue embossing powder.
I thought they were a bit to blue so I added another layer of white embossing powder.
After doing that they were soft blue and matching the papers very well.






I decorated the inside with more ephemera and "blushing blooms" chipboards.





I made the centerpiece by cutting a styrofoam ball in half and glueing white lace around the base. 
 I added lots of pink and white flowers and two heat embossed butterflies.
It looks like they are flying.
I took a small strip of acetate and bent the top and bottom so I could 
glue it on the butterfly and on the styrofoam ball between the flowers.
From a distance you cannot see the acetate strips. 






It's a very bright and sunny exploding box.
I hope you like it also.




Products used:

Papers: 
Radiance

Ephemera: 
Radiance

Lace:
White Venise lace trim Floral garden

Chipboards: 
petite frames and butterflies
Blushing blooms

Flowers:
Floral basics white and pink
Radiant blooms

Embossing poder:
Starry night

Thanks for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog.
I appreciate your comments very much.


Hugs, Henriëtte.





Sunday, June 23, 2019

My Grandma Blanche and Me


Greetings fellow paper crafters! When I look for paper and supplies to surround my special photos I need those things to rise to that occasion. Our photos are part of our history, a legacy that lives on when we are gone. I am so proud to be able to share this beautiful wedding photo of my Grandma Blanche and one of me. 




When the picture of me was taken at a Mothers Day Tea, I had no idea it was such a similar pose to that of my grandmothers when she was thirty years younger than I was at that time. This paper from the Remnants Collection called Devonshire, is the most beautiful match.





I lightly painted the round chipboard frame, Mendala, white. I used the gorgeous Ivory Bridal Lace No. 1 to frame my subject as well. 




I added pink with Lace No. 15, a round chipboard with a house decoration from the Homespun collection, and a fussy cut bottle from the Attic Charm Collection. 




My journaling fit perfectly on the chipboard from Happy Accident. 

I added a few things from my stash; the pink flower, buttons and bees. I love using Blue Fern products because they are always high quality and do my most favorite photos and memories justice.

Blessings,  Bonnie