Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dress Forms and Floral Clocks...

There is just something so dreamy and romantic about dress forms. I have this favorite photo of my eldest daughter Nicole when she dressed up as a princess for a day at Disneyland. 
I wanted a page that would reflect the grandeur and fairytale-like quality of that day
and I knew that the "Sweetheart Dress Form" would be the perfect accessory for the page.

For the Dress Form, I just painted it with light pink Acrylic paint and then coated it with white enamel and pink glitter embossing powders. Heat set.

I also added a small vintage lock here...

Sweetheart Dress Form

Vintage Locks

For this album cover, I used the Floral Clock as a base for my bouquet of flowers. It fit perfectly in the center of the page cover and just added the right texture and dimension. I love this piece so much!

For the floral clock, I first painted the chipboard with cream paint and let it dry. I then lightly brushed intwith a thin coat of clear tar gel and sprinkled some aged gold fine glitter and mica flakes in pearl. Tap off the excess and lightly press down the glitter and mica flakes with your palette knife.

Floral Clock

I hope you have been inspired to take out your chipboard pieces and play along! These pieces are so durable that you can layer lots and lots of mediums on top of it. Just keep going until you get the effect you are aiming for. Have fun!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Want to Catch Your Dreams....

Hello everyone.  Joyce here, hoping to inspire you to create your own dream catcher too.  I've been seeing a lot of reference to dream catchers in movies, books, and while surfing the net, and I found the idea fascinating.  Of course, if you're like me, once you've been bitten by the inspiration bug, you just have to give a try and see what comes of it.

I found an ugly journal in a bargain bin at a craft store and applied gesso to the cover. Once the gesso dried, I then started applying mists, paints, fusible webbing and stamps to create an earthy looking cover to go with the theme of the dream catcher.  The Floral Clock just so happened to be the perfect size for the journal and here's what I did to create a dream catcher out of it. 
1.Cut out the floral circular portion of the clock and apply a layer of gesso over the entire chipboard, allow to dry.

2.Spray Expresso Adirondak over a few parts of the chipboard, set to dry.

3. Spray Shimmerz Sea Foam over other areas of the chipboard that were not covered with the Expresso Adirondak spray, set to dry.

4. Apply antique gold Rub’N Buff over a few areas of the chipboard.

5. Glue a piece of netting behind your chipboard, set to dry.

6. Apply glitter and micro beads on various parts of the chipboard with glue.

7. Add feathers, shells and beads to beautify your dream catcher.

Caution: The Rub’N Buff product is flammable so be careful when you’re using your heat gun.

Inside of the cover of the journal:  The clock face was treated with white crackle paint,  and sprayed with the same mists as was used on the circular part of the chipboard. A brown watercolor pencil was used in the small crevices.  Add some Glimmer Glam sparingly on top of the clock and set to dry.
Easy, right?

Here's another project featuring the Brigitte Butterfly Chipboard.

One of the Brigitte Butterfly chipboards was immersed in water to break down the chipboard and split in two. One-half of the chippie was set aside to dry flat, and the other was treated with a little fabric stiffener, gently folded over (do not crease) and set on a lid on a bowl and allowed to dry. Apply tacky glue with your fingers over the chippies sparingly (don’t cover up the entire chipboard) and sprinkle some Stampendous Enamel Embossing powder over them. Heat set the embossing powder with your heat gun, and watch the lacy appearance emerge from the embossing powder. Apply some color glaze paint over the embossing treatment sparingly. The same application was applied to the one of the Blue Fern Studios nesting circle chipboard as well. I used a Design Honey Sketch on this layout.
We hope you found some inspiration today to create something fabulous with your Blue Fern Studios Chipboard.

 Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Two projects with Irina Gerschuk

Hi there my dear scrappy friends))))

It's Irina with you today. And I'd like to share with you my two new projects.

First one is a LO. On the photo is my little sister. Well, maybe not so little any more... She is almost 12 years old now and has her own opinion about everything)))) For example not long ago she decided not to photo ever again. Thanks the Universe, Alexandra loves scrapbooking! So after all she agreed to stand in front of my camera for a few minutes)))
And here are some close-ups:
I mixed six different kinds of BFS chippies in this LO. Different designs perfectly match and complement each other! And it was so much fun to play with them)))
I used Blue Fern Frame as a mask here. It looks amazing!
The designs of some of the chippies are so delicate that it was not hard to gave them more dimension by bending them and passing between other embellishments:
It took quite a time to realize how to finish the composition on the top. But after all I saw a swirly heart from the Heart Set and took a little piece from it that matched all the flourishes.
All the BFS chippies I covered with white embossing powder and than added a little bit of bronze emboss powder as a second layer. I was trying to achieve some shabby effect (as an old paint or rust).

And here are the Blue Fern Studios products I used for the LO:
Blue Fern Frame (074325):
Blue Fern Frame

Blue Fern Flourish (074400):
Blue Fern Flourish

Blooming Flourish (074509):
Blooming Flourish (2)

Organic Vine Corner (074622):
Organic Vine Corner - Large

Large Blue Fern Flourish (074493):
Large Blue Fern Flourish

Heart Set (074417):
Heart Set

The second project is a soft notebook made from scratch:

Some details:

I covered the Symphony Border with gold embossing powder to match the color of the fabric:

I used the Symphony Border (074530):
Symphony Border

Well ladies, I really hope that you've had some fun)))) And thanks for stopping!

Wish you all the best!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Some Pages from Irene Tan

Hello everyone! It's Irene here! Today I would like to share with you all some of my February projects using Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces. First up, is a layout titled "Live In Fairytale".

On this layout, I've used a Blue Fern Frame.
I've first cut the frame into two parts and painted the frame with some paints. Later, I've tied the frame together again using some twine and string of pearls to create the swing look.

Here's a picture of the chipboard I've used:

 My second project is an Art Journal page titled "Love"

On this page, I've used a piece from the Heart Set chipboard.

I've painted the chipboard with some thick dimensional paint and while it is still wet, I've sprinkled it with some micro beads. Lightly pat the micro beads into the dimensional paint to make sure it sticks.

Here is a picture of the chipboard used:

Hope you all like the projects today!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Couple of Layouts with Mona Pendleton

Hi there Blue Fern Studios fans! It's Mona Pendleton here today to share a few layouts I created using the following beautiful Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces: Nested Circles, Brigitte Butterflies and a Blue Fern Frame.

First up is a layout featuring a photo of sweet daughter and step son that was taken nearly 10 years ago along with a beautiful Brigitte Butterfly and a trio of Nested Circles.
I applied some embossing enamel to each of the pieces of chipboard. What's not to love about the beautiful design of all the butterflies included in the Brigitte Butterfly Set?!

My second layout features a photo of my dear husband and step children along with another beautiful Brigette Butterfly and a gorgeous ornate Blue Fern Frame.
The Blue Fern Frame is FULL of so much detail, I simply applied a coat of enamel, adhered a few embellishments then topped it off the layout with a pretty golden embossed Brigette Butterfly.  

Shown below are the Blue Fern Products used on my layouts today:
Blue Fern Frame: 074325
 Nested Circles: 074455
Brigitte Butterfly Set: 074387
Thanks so much for visiting! For additional details, please be sure to visit my personal blog: