Monday, July 29, 2013

Inspirations with Encza

Hello everyone! My name is Ania but on the Web you can find me as Encza from Poland.

I’m very excited that I will have the chance to present my inspirations 
in such an amazing Design Team.
I had the opportunity to meet with you over the next few months 
and I hope that my work provides You interesting inspirations.
Working with these beautiful chipboards from Blue Fern Studios is an amazing adventure for me.
What I prepared for you today?

Let's see :)

Mini  photo album
It’s a small photo album with pictures of my children. I’ve made it for my daughter.  Look at closing of album which I’ve used decorative tags and chipboards from Blue Fern Studios.

I used:
Leafy Page Accents and Ironwork Accents

Romantic card
Next of my work today  is a romantic wedding card. I’ve used two chipboards which I painted a silver pearls and glitter.

I used:
Leafy Page Accents and Ironwork Accents

Frame with my children
It’s a crazy frame with my children. I’ve used chipboards from Blue Fern Studios, tags, flowers and glitter.

I used:
Wedding Words

Thank you for your time spent with me and my inspirations. I hope that you enjoyed yourselves.

Ania_Encza :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Keep it Whole or Take it Apart w/Erin Blegen

Hi everyone! Erin Blegen here with you today with some projects showing how you can keep your chipboards "as is" or piece them apart in order to best compliment your work. We all like to make the most of our products and it can sure be fun to see how far you can stretch something. While at other times, we want to use something in its entirety to really make a statement!

Let's see how I did both :)

"Pause to Live"
 This piece is an 8"x10" canvas. Normally, when I create something, I don't necessarily start with the chipboard. But that wasn't the case here. I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Ornate Heart piece- and I definitely knew I didn't want to take this one apart. It's such a gorgeous design and I really wanted to make something special with it.

Here are the steps I took in coloring this piece:

1. Prime chipboard with gesso; dry.
2. Stamp chipboard with a favorite stamp and clear embossing ink.
3. Sprinkle on some white embossing powder and set with heat gun.
4. Randomly apply some watercolors. The embossed stamping will resist.
5. Apply clear embossing powder to some areas of the wet watercolors. Set with heat gun.

Products Used:

Ornate Heart

"Pretty Creative Girl This Afternoon"
This project is a bit of an interesting one as my background is made of sandpaper. I actually have a full step-by-step tutorial on how I went about creating this HERE on my blog if interested.
For this project, I chose to piece apart my chipboard. I've done so with two different pieces, the Quatrefoil Garden Panel and one of the Ironwork Accents. I've kept them raw for the most part, save for a few beads on the panel bits.

I've added a couple of the punched out bits that come with these panels.

Products Used:

Quatrefoil Garden Panel

Ironwork Accents

"Key to My Heart" Tag
My final project today is a tag. I've created a collage-style piece using the bird/flourish cut from the Village Sign Post, and a heart from the Heart Set pack.

I actually ended up using the backside of the heart piece. I'd done some stamping and coloring and just didn't like it- but when I turned it over and discovered the random gesso look that it had, I decided I wanted to keep it that way :). I backed it with a transparency before cutting off a piece from the Village Sign Post, applying some sandy colored chalk ink, and then topping off the heart with it.

Products Used:

Heart Set

Village Sign Post

Thank-you for hanging in there with me today! I hope you enjoyed my projects :)
See you soon- and don't forget about the July Sketch Challenge!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Projects by Kotlyarova

Hello, ladies :)
Olga here with you today and this is my first post with projects. I'm very happy to be a part of Blue Fern Studios design team!

I live in Moscow with my husband, little daughter (she's 5 months) and labrador. I'm graphic designer and fall in love with scrapbooking, enjoy working with paper.

I would like to show two layouts to you today. 

I've decorated chipboard pieces with gesso and mist spray

Blooming Foliage

Quatrefoil Panel

And then worked perfectly gesso and stamping here
Cloudy Skies

Thanks for stopping by and lot of inspiration to you. 


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Similar Yet Different {With Patter}

Hi, Patter here. Today I wanted to share a card and a layout I created for you. They are similar yet different. I started out with the same exact background for each piecewhite cardstock with blue modeling paste and drips. I thought it would be fun to see what happens when I start with the same base but then turn them each into something unique. Let's look at my creations.

The Card
For my card today I created a feminine card using the chipboard shoe from the Blue Fern Studios Icon Set 2. Send this to a friend and invite her to go shopping! I covered the chipboard shoe in gesso and then added brown micro beads and Glossy Accents. Underneath the shoe is a heart from the Blue Fern Studios Heart Panel Chunky. I painted it with gesso and then inked it with chalk ink.
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Icon Set Two
Heart Panel Chunky

The Layout
Next I created this 8 1/2 x 11 layout using Blue Fern Studios Ironworks Accents and the Optimist Word Set. I used the word "happy" from the set and used it for the title. Both chipboard pieces are painted in black gesso. I then added Glossy Accents to the title only. I wanted to give it a little shine.
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Ironwork Accents

Optimist Word Set

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I have used the Blue Fern chipboard pieces on my creations. And I hope that you will join us in the July Sketch Challenge! You still have time to enter. We would love to see what you create with Blue Fern products!