Sunday, March 30, 2014

Designer Inspiration: JOY!

It's time for another dose of designer inspiration from the team, and today we have a theme for you!

Today, our projects all evoke a feeling of {JOY}.

I hope they will bring a smile to your face...and perhaps inspire you to create your own happy project! :)

Evgenia Petzer

Jelissa Mei
**Jelissa has a step-by-step tutorial on this layout! You can see it {HERE}**

Joyce Lawrence

Kelly Foster

Keren Tamir

Maja Stokk

Marie-Josee Hamel

Patter Cross

Yuko Tanaka

Thank-you for visiting and getting a daily dose of inspiration from the Blue Fern Studios Designers :)

We hope you have a joyful day!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

{3} Creations from Patter

Today I have three different projects for youa card, an altered binder, and a layout. All three creations use the new Blue Fern Garden papers. I hope you have had a chance to try them. They are truly wonderful! Now let's look at my creations.

The Card
For my card today, I used the Blue Fern Garden Signature paper. I wanted to create a card that left the paper 'as is' but made it come alive if that makes sense. I did use some of the Blue Fern Garden Timeless paper too for the die cut leaves on the card.
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I also used the Little Bird Set chipboard and hid the bird among the flowers. To color him, I added some distress ink, a little Sharpie for the beak, and a pearl for the eye.
Blue Fern Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden Signature
Blue Fern Garden Timeless
Little Bird Set

The Binder
I needed a new recipe binder so I thought I would alter this 3-ring binder and turn it into my new recipe binder. I used the Blue Fern Garden Parlour and Calling Cards papers along with the Beaded Strings chipboard.
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To color the chipboard, I put on a layer of gesso followed by some Shimmerz Texturez. Once that was dry, I randomly painted on some Luminarte Twinkling H2Os to match the papers.
Blue Fern Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden Parlour
Blue Fern Garden Calling Cards
Beaded Strings

And finally, here is my 8 1/2 x 11 layout. I used the March Blue Fern Studios sketch challenge for my page. There is still time for you to play along, so I hope you will join in the fun. Click the sketch at the top of the right column for details.

I used three of the new Blue Fern Garden papersIn Bloom, Boudoir, and Calling Cards. I also used three different pieces of chipboardShabby Brick Bits, Blue Fern Bits (hearts), and the title is from the Valentine Word Set.
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To color the Shabby Brick chipboard, I randomly painted on some gesso. I wanted to leave some of it raw since I was coloring the other chipboard on the page. For the Blue Fern Bits (the hearts), I used some embossing powder and various paints to get a glossy and bumpy look. I painted the title from the Valentine Word set with acrylic paint.
Blue Fern Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden Boudoir
Blue Fern Garden Calling Cards
Blue Fern Garden In Bloom
Shabby Brick Bits
Blue Fern Bits
Valentine Word Set

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to join us in the March sketch challenge! Blessings,

Friday, March 28, 2014

Pink & Blue with Leila Cardoso

Hello Ladies

Leila's here today to show you 2 projects using the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products, chippies and papers.

The first one is a blue layout 12x12, Boys will be Boys...

The circles I applied a layer of gesso and then with a brush applied  blue ink irregularly.

In the title I made the same thing with the circles, then applied some colorless relief.

BFS products:
Blue Fern Garden collection - Parlour paper
Graduated Circles
Boys will be boys

My second project for this month is a pink paper craft bag for gifts, I customize it with stencil, modeling past and spray ink, put some piece of paper and other little cute things...

Here I used the chippie with no change...

And this I colored with acrilic paint and put some spray ink and little drops...

BFS products:
Blue Fern Garden collection - Boudoir paper
Blue Fern Garden collection - Calling cards
Symphony border
Natural Sprigs set

So, this it is! Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Projects w/Erin Blegen

Hello :)

Erin Blegen here today to share my March projects with you. I always enjoy varying my projects each month, so today I have for you a layout, a card, and a tag...a little bit of something for everyone.

Let's get started :)

The large panels available from Blue Fern Studios like this "Number Grid" one are so great for working with 12" x 12" layouts. I like to cut mine up and make them suit my design. 

I painted the panel white before randomly dabbing it with embossing ink, sprinkling with Stampendous "Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel", and setting with a heat gun. I love the pretty pink and textured bits splattered throughout the chipboard to mimic my background.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Number Grid

"Different" Card

As like anyone who has ever used chipboard before, sometimes the raw look just suits the project best. Here I've used a few various pieces and have simply dabbed them randomly with a Prima white chalk edger pad before adding them to my project. Combined with some of the more subtle Blue Fern Studios papers, I created a neutral, monochromatic look which I love.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden "Love Letters"
Blue Fern Garden "Calling Cards"
Checker Bits
Film Strips
Eclectic Hearts

"Love" Tag
 Sometimes downsizing a chipboard piece can give you exactly what you need for a particular project. Here I've taken the middle out of the "Helen's Doily" to beautifully accent this tag. Primed with gesso, covered with a Prima "Shabby Tote" chalk edger pad, and adorned with pearls :) The Blue Fern Garden "Picnic" paper was whitewashed with gesso to make it a little bit more subtle in order to achieve the look I was going for.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden "Picnic"
Blue Fern Garden "Calling Cards"
Helen's Doily

That's it for me! I hope you enjoyed :)

Don't forget about our March Sketch Challenge- still plenty of time to play along!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2 layouts Blue Fern Garden by Yuko

Hello! it's Yuko.

2 layouts are useing Blue Fern Garden Paper
and beautiful chipboards.

It is a photograph of when I went to Strawberry Picking with my daughter( 2-year-old) .
I like the look Zany her!:)

The chipboard of the heart(Heart Set) attached the texture with modeling paste, 
after ink colored. 

 The very lovely heart was made (my favorite♥). 

"Sweet" word of the title( Valentine's words) after having painted the gesso,

Was loaded partially gesso and colored with brown ink.

<Blue Fern studios products>
Blue Fern Garden : In Bloom
Jeweled Trinkets
Heart Set  
 Veranda Cage Set   
Turkish Bits
Valentine's Word Set

This photos taken with trip the other day.
Morning, in the hotel lobby. 
The morning sun shone in and it was a very wonderful place.

 The background used modeling paste.
And I was colored with ink stamp.

glitteringly -- imagining the shining morning sun,

I was attached spangle

This uses the part of the Fancy Birdcage chip board.

It was colored with ink stamp after having painted  gesso.

<Blue Fern studios  products>
Blue Fern Garden  :Timeless
Fancy Birdcage
Shabby Brick Bits
Magical Monarchs
Good Vibes

Please visit my blog !
Thanks for looking♥


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring wedding with Jelissa

Hello everyone! We're almost at the end of March, can you believe it?!

Today I have two projects I created for Blue Fern Studios based on two of the most wonderful things ever - Spring and weddings! The first is a layout using their beautiful paper collection "Blue Fern Garden". I cannot get enough of this paper line - the colors are soft and shabby and just perfect for my mixed media projects. 

"The Big Day"

The photo I used was from my own wedding 6 years ago, how time have passed! Love how the pinks and greens come together in this paper collection which gives a feel of Spring.  I primed the papers with clear gesso so that I can still achieve the water color effects without masking the beautiful designs on the papers.

Some close-ups:

I've used the Rose Bouquet chippie, what a beautiful piece!  I used one half of the chipboard for this corner cluster. I covered it with gesso and painted it over with some watercolors and randomly sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set them. The result is a very uneven texture with small drops of embossed surface looking like dew. Lastly I patted some coloured texture paste over the leaves and flowers. In this cluster, I have also tucked the key piece from Romantic Page Dangles under my photo and I only did simple heat embossing.

For the title, I used "The Big Day" from the "Wedding Words" set and layered green water colors in three different shades for a marbled effect. 

Blue Fern products used:
Blue Fern Garden - "Boudoir"
Blue Fern Garden - "Picnic"
Rose Bouquet
Wedding Words set
Romantic Page Dangles

My second project is a canvas which I made for a very special couple on their wedding day.

"Wedding Canvas"

One of my favourite background elements are the panel chipboards as they add dimension and design. Here, I've used cut outs from the Marrakesh Panel and painted them with green watercolors.

I've rotated a piece of the Ever After frame set and painted it with at least four different shades of green for a marbled look and finished off with some script stamping. 

In this cluster, I used two pieces from the Jeweled Trinkets set. I snipped of the chains on either end of one of the pieces and used it as a centre for one of the flowers. On the ends of each motif, I added a dab of dimensional paint and topped the centre with a gem. I've also used the in-between hexagon bits from Bits of Honey to accent the background.

Blue Fern products used:
Marrakesh Panel
Ever After Frame set
Jeweled Trinkets
Bits of Honey

Thanks for joining me today and have fun creating!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Springtime crafts

Hi Guys !
Its Olga here. Today i have for You 3 of my last works with BFS chipboards.

I Made LO with simple composition. As background I use Rings Panel . As a title I use Valentine's Word Set and as element of composition Memory Frames . I really like those frames they look amazing as element of composition and Photo cover as well .

Second work is motivational little canvas in purple:) I used here Shabby Brick Bits as base for my whole composition . I useThe Optimist Word Set and Winter Titles as title and positive message to my work

My last work is optimistic card . Its simple but when You use lots of layered chipboards You don't need other embelishments ;) I use here Broken Rings  as background , Heart Set and banner form Picture Perfect are main elements here  And the The Optimist Word Set as saying