Friday, November 29, 2013

Panels with Patter

Hi! Patter here with some Blue Fern Studios panel inspiration for you today. I have used both the Quatrefoil Panel and the Chain Link Panel along with some other Blue Fern Studios pieces. This month, there have been several occasions in which I have had to make cards to send. So, armed with my great Blue Fern Studios products, I will share two of those cards with you today using panels and other chipboard.

A Card for Ordination
My friend was ordained on the 17th so this was the card I made for her. I started the bottom layer with patterned paper and the Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil Panel. I inked it in distress ink and then added embellishments on top. It makes a great backgound piece.
Pin It
I also added a couple of Blue Fern Bits that I colored with gelatos and layered them with my other embellishments.
Blue Fern Products Used: Quatrefoil Panel, Blue Fern Bits

A Sympathy Card
Our senior pastor's father passed away this month. I used the above card for inspiration but this time I used the Blue Fern Chain Link Panel. I also inked this panel in distress ink and placed the panel in the background.
Pin It
I then used the Blue Fern Studios Organic Vine. I spritzed it with water and let it sit for a minute. Once the water had soaked in and the chipboard was soft, I began peeling up some of the leaves. I then spritzed with a mix of water and gesso and let it dry overnight. In the morning, I added several gelato colors and spread them around with a wet paintbrush. I then spritzed with a bit of green mist and let dry. I always like this effect. It comes out different every time.

Blue Fern Products Used: Chain Link Panel, Organic Vine

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will use some Blue Fern Studios panels on your next card or other paper creation!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Clean Up! w/Erin Blegen

Good morning! Erin Blegen here with you today to share a few projects using some of the newer Blue Fern Studios products. I started out with a layout and then decided to clean up my scrap space and create next a card and tag using paper and chipboard scraps. What a way to get organized and creative at the same time ;)!

"What a Wonderful Day!"
I was looking back on some older photos and found this precious set of my middle child from the summer of 2012. I remember clearly this day- and it truly was wonderful :). I wanted to create something happy, conveying that through my fun color scheme and accompanying chipboard elements. Using one of the Film Strips pieces, I was able to include a few extra little photos from that day :)

 I love these adorable, contemporary Memory Frames! I simply dabbed this one with a chalk edger pad.

A simple coat of yellow acrylic paint dressed up these Shabby Bricks Bits pieces, which added to my layering with fun texture and interest :)

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Memory Frames
Film Strips
Shabby Bricks Bits

Next up, I have my "scrap" projects:

Since I had the Memory Frames out, I decided to create a sweet tag. After priming with gesso, I applied some clear embossing ink, mist, and white sparkly embossing powder and set it with a heat gun.

 Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Memory Frames
Swirly Doodle

"Reach & Wander"
 For my final project, I took some of the Tattered Diamond Bits and a partial Film Strips piece to accent this simple scrap card using up some leftover papers from my layout. Sometimes all you need is a little gesso and maybe some stamping and you're set!

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Tattered Diamond Bits
Film Strips

Thank-you for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog today!
Have you had a chance to play along with this month's sketch challenge? Check it out- there's still some time :)!

Monday, November 25, 2013

LO's and Project life by Kotlyarova

Hi there!
Olga is here today to show few layouts and Project Life spread.

I've decorated shipboards with different ways, hope you like it :)
For this Clean&Simple lo I've used two Blue Fern pieces. I've made ombre effect with acrylic paind and glossy accent. Looks great, isn't it?

BFS Chipboard Used:
All natural set 
Valentine's Word Set 

 I've made this lo with 7dots paper and two Blue Fern Studios pieces I painted with acrylic paint
  BFS Chipboard Used:
Brigitte Butterfly Set
Petite Boutique Frames

And the third lo is with my little cutie too:)
I wanted to add a little brown color here, so I didn't paint chipbord and just covered it glossy accent.

BFS Chipboard Used:
Quatrefoil Panel 
 All Natural Set 

And one week from my Project life album. I like use simple color cheapboards for making accents in it.

 BFS Chipboard Used:
Mini Ring Things 
Chunky Heart Panel 
 Picture Perfect

Have a nice week :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Please Welcome Our 2014 Design Team!

Today we are so proud to announce our selections for the 2014 Design Team! Thank-you to each and every one of you who applied. We were overwhelmed with the quality of the submissions we received, and as always, this choice was not come by easily.

So without further adieu, please welcome our 2014 Design Team:

New Design Team Members
Evgenia Pelzer - South Africa
Jackie Clark - Canada
Jelissa Mei - Singapore
Joyce Lawrence - United States
Keren Tamir - Canada
Leila Cardoso - Brasil
Lisa Griffith - United States
Marie Josee Hamel - Canada
Maja Stokk - Sweden
Olga Heldwein - Poland
Rae Moses - United States
Yuko Tanaka - Japan

Returning Design Team Members:
Camilla Ekman - Sweden
Erin Blegen - Director of Marketing - United States
Kelly Foster - United States
Lisa Gregory - United States
Patter Cross -Assistant Design Team Coordinator -United States
Valerie Serfozo - Design Team Coordinator - United States

Congrats, girls!! We look forward to an exciting and creative new year!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Circle Love - with Kelly Foster

Good morning, Blue Fern fans :)
Kelly here today...
I have been playing with some of the newest chipboard designs...they are really awesome! I am particularly enjoying all of the circular designs..


I started this page by layering strips of paper with pieces of the Checker Bits. The chipboard was left partially bare but with a bit of chalk ink, followed by a brushing of a metallic ink.

Next I added in a couple of the Circle Links to create a unique page design. These pieces were simply brushed with a silver metallic ink, as well.

Blue Fern products:
Circle Links
Checker Bits

"Create Memories"

On this one, I have used various "circle" pieces....including Broken Circles, Mini Rings Panel, and the Blue Fern Bits resulting from these pieces. I used one of the strips of circles to mask/stamp on the background. I then added in the little bits of circles, along with larger ones which were embossed first for fun texture.

Tucked below my photo I added pieces of the Mini Rings Panel which I had simply covered in black ink. I love using chalk ink on chipboard for a full coverage effect without the need to prime first!

Blue Fern products:
Broken Rings
Mini Rings Panel
Blue Fern Bits

Thank you for having a look today!! Have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Canvas and a Card by Camilla

Hi there! Camilla here with my November projects for Blue Fern Studios.

First up is a canvas I made using different gorgeous chipboards. The background is made using different mediums like gesso, texture paste, mist, ink and gelatos. I also used a stamp.

The title is the Always and Forever chipboard, which I have used brown embossing powder on as well as some Twinkling H2O's before I covered it with glossy accents.

I also used the Ornate Heart chipboard which I have just painted with white gesso and inked the edges.

And here is one of the Magical Monarchs, which I prepared the same as the title.

Finally I put the bird from the 2 Hearts Set on top of the flowers. I have just painted it with white gesso and inked the edges.

Next is a card I made for someone's birthday. I built it up with lots of flowers and then I have some BFS chipboards peeking from behind. They are the Ornate Medallions and I have put some Twinklings H2O's on them and then some glossy accents.

Make sure to stop by in a few days to get more inspiration from the Blue Fern Studios team!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

November projects with Kerryn Lawson

Hello!  Kerryn here today to share how I have used some of my favourite Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces.

First up today is a mini canvas.  This cutie is about 2 1/2" square and was the perfect size for one of the pieces from the Bits of Honey set.

After the Bits of Honey piece had been adhered to the canvas both the canvas and the chipboard were primed with gesso then it was a case of building layers with different shades of blue/green mists.  By spraying the mists at different heights and with different hand movements you can still achieve a fun range of colour despite the small canvas size.

Two pieces from the 2 Hearts set were layered together and given a similar treatment but this time with pink/peach mists.  To finish the very ends of the wings were teased apart to add dimension with gauze added underneath for even more texture.

Blue Fern Studios products used :

The second project I would like to share today is a card featuring a gorgeous Brigitte butterfly. 

The base for the butterfly was a Circle motif which was primed with gesso and painted off white to better match the papers I had chosen.  The butterfly was painted in shades of pink and orange, pulled from the background paper.  After being primed with gesso the butterfly was coated with Shimmerz paint in Marigold before a combination of pink and orange gelatos were blended over the top to add graduated colour.

Blue Fern Studios products used :

Thank you for stopping by today!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Watching YOU Put Our Designs to Work!

It's time to share with you some of the amazing projects we've discovered throughout the web which feature Blue Fern Studios chipboard! Take a look at the gorgeous creations by some of our fans:

Debby Lewis
I don't know about you, but the incredibly realistic look of our Evening Lamp Post piece brought to life on Debby's Christmas decor project is AMAZING. I'm blown away. She could not have done a more incredible job- thank you Debby for your artistry!!

Maja Stokk
Don't you just love the centers that Maja added to the Pretty Weeds pieces? Adorable!! This page is completely gorgeous :)!

Jackie Clark
The Directions set and Widgetworks are perfect for a little boy layout! What a fabulous mix of colors, textures, and designs :)

Caroleanne Wright
Don't you just love the way Caroleanne's flowers are bursting from behind our Country Picket Fence? Lovely!

The Picture Perfect set provided the perfect accents for Wiosanka's layout. Just stunning!

Jodie Herr
Another shining example of our Country Picket Fence put to use :). Also our a bird cage from our Veranda Cage Set was placed as a perfect accent to her butterfly and flower cluster!

Wilma Voermans
Don't you just love the banners hanging from the Twiggy Branch, perfectly mimicking those on the cattle in her first photo? Amazing!!

Thank-you so much to all of our customers and fans who create with our products and share them in the online galleries! We love your work! 

And don't forget- our Design Team Call closes at midnight TONIGHT! So don't miss out :)!