Monday, September 30, 2013

Valerie Wraps Up September

Hi blog readers.  It's Valerie Serfozo today and I'm here to wrap up the month of September, which has been filled with all things wonderful from 7 Dots Studio.  We have been so excited to share September with them.  Our design team has created some awesome projects combining Blue Fern Studios chipboard and paper from 7 Dots Studio.

And in case you've missed it, the 7 Dots design team has been creating with Blue Fern Studios chipboard this month.  We hope you'll stop by their blog to see how they have used our chipboard. 

Now I'd like to share a couple of layouts that I created this month.  The first one is loving titled "Queen Bee", which fits my niece Makenzie perfectly!  Even at a young age, she likes to be in charge of things.  I have used the Messy Head and The Queen of Hearts collections from 7 Dots, along with several pieces of Blue Fern chipboard.

In this close-up you can see the detail on this piece from the graduated circles.  I have really piled on gesso, paint, distress stain, and embossing powder to give it this corroded metal look.  I can tell you that Blue Fern chipboard holds up extremely well to anything you throw on it.

Here again I used some embossing powder on the gold pieces, and added some sparkle to the title.  

I love the new "Fancy Weeds" and chose to use them to add some green to my flower cluster. 

Blue Fern Products Used:

Graduated Circles (the set contains 5 circles graduating in size from 3" to 11")

The Latest Buzz

Vintage Keys

Pretty Weeds

For my second layout this month, I selected another background paper from the Messy Head collection from 7 Dots Studio.  I love the ombre effect of this paper.  My nephew just turned 2 years old, and I was reminded of the newborn photos I took of him.  There is almost nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby.

I really like to use Blue Fern chipboard in my flower clusters.  On this case, I took apart the Organic Vine Corner and tucked it in several places.  To achieve the variegated coloring, I used two colors of big brush markers and tapped it with a baby wipe while they were still wet.  I like the uneven look of it. 

I used one of the Gabrielle Butterflies in the corner of my layout.  After applying gesso and letting it dry completely, I swiped a gelato over the chipboard and blended lightly with a baby wipe, since I didn't want complete coverage. 

And for this beautiful Bordeaux Frame, I just used some Distress Ink and Inka Gold.  I enjoy adding several types of products to the chipboard until I get the look I want. 

Blue Fern Products Used:

Organic Vine Corner

Gabrielle Butterfly Set

Bordeaux Layered Frame (I only used one piece of this set)

Thanks for visiting today.  Erin will be back tomorrow with our October Sketch Challenge.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

An Altered Spool and A Layout by Patter

I am excited to share two creations with you today showing off lots of fun Blue Fern Studios chipboard and the wonderful 7 Dots Studio products.

An Altered Spool
My parents are big antique shoppers/collectors. I love that they are able to pick up little pieces for me as they see them. This spool is one of the pieces they brought to me. I couldn't wait to alter it for my new studio. The 7 Dots Studio Domestic Goddess line was perfect as it matches the colors in my studio. I also used the Blue Fern Miss Tailor Set.
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The Blue Fern Studios chipboard I used from the Miss Tailor set
was the dressform, scissors, and sewing machine.

An 8 1/2 x 11 Layout
For this layout, I used the 7 Dots Studio Messy Head collection. There are so many beautiful pieces in this collection that I had a hard time choosing what papers to use. On this page, I also used the Blue Fern Bits, Organic Vine, and Quatrefoil Panel chipboard pieces.
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Blue Fern Bits

Organic Vine
Quatrefoil Panel

Thanks for stopping by, and remember there are a few days left to join in on the Blue Fern Studios September Sketch Challenge. Click here to join in the fun! Blessings,

Friday, September 27, 2013

Parts & Pieces w/Erin Blegen

Hello Blue Fern Studios friends! Erin Blegen here today with my last two projects for the month, showing you how to use up some of your bits and pieces for those who like to piece apart your chipboard to make the most of it. We all like our product to go a little further!

For both projects, I've used 7 Dots Studio products as we continue our month-long swap with them. What fun it has been combining them with Blue Fern chipboard!

First up, I have a canvas to share:

"Grown Up"
I had two pieces remaining from the Doily Bunting and Page Chains sets. I made them a part of my mixed media background by applying gesso, tape, and embossing powder over top of them.

Products Used:

Page Chains

Doily Bunting

(7 Dots Studio Products Used: "Messy Head" Collection paper and Elements, "All I Ever" Collection paper and Stickers, "9th Wave" Collection paper, and "Hopefully" Collection Stickers)

Next up, I have a very girly tag :)
"Love Happens!" Tag
For this tag, I took the top section of the Princess Window and one of the Heart Set pieces. 

I simply painted the heart piece with gesso to accent the title of my tag. The window piece was primed with gesso before being traced with glossy accents. While the glossy accents was still wet, I sprinkled on broken glass glitter, star sequins, and microbeads. 

Products Used:

Princess Window

Heart Set

(7 Dots Studio Products Used: "Messy Head" 6x6 Designer Pad and Elements)

Thank-you so very much for stopping by today! I hope you've had the chance to play along with our monthly sketch challenge- just a few more days left!

See you soon :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Projects by Kotlyarova

Hello there, Olga  here!

I want to show you some of my projects, I've used great papers from 7DOTS for it.

Two layouts using 9th wave collection. And few pieces of BFS chipboards (I've decorated it with acrylic paint)

Manor Hinges 
 Spring Iris
Heart Panel - Chunky
Quatrefoil Panel

This is My Life

The card from Messy Head collection and wonderfull chipboard piece, wich I've decorated with paper.

Circle Motifs 

Have a nice day!