Monday, June 30, 2014

End of the Month INSPIRATION!

If you're feeling the need for a little inspiration as we close out yet another month, never fear: Our team has exactly what you need! For some, they are inspired by color....others texture... for some it's a particular photo...or perhaps the embellishments? Or some paint? Whatever turns your head and gets those wheels turning, these designers have got you covered!

Here are some projects that are sure to spark some creativity in your day today...

Jelissa Mei

Joyce Lawrence

Kelly Foster

Keren Tamir

Lisa Gregory

Marie-Josee Hamel

Patter Cross

Are you feeling a little motivated now?? We sure hope so!  

We are always aiming to be your one stop shop for inspiration :)

Thank-you for giving us a visit today!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Layouts of Love with Patter

Hello Blue Fern Studio fans! It's the 29th so it's time for me to share my June creations with you.

I Love You More
For my first 8 1/2 x 11 layout, I used a photo of two of my daughters that I took while we were on vacation in May. As a family, we say "I Love You More" a lot to each other. I felt that this photograph looked like a time they would be saying that to each other. The Blue Fern chipboard title "I Love You More" was perfect for the page. I also used the Blue Fern Garden Parlour papers.

To color the chipboard, I coated it in white gesso. While it was still wet, I spritz on several different mist colors then let dry. Some of the color pooled in some areas but I liked that because of the effect it gave the chipboard.

And notice below how I left the branding strip on at the bottom of the patterned paper. The branding strip contains the paper name, UPC code, etc. Sometimes I cut them off, sometimes I leave them on the paper as I did here, and sometimes I use the strips on cards and layouts. On the far left hand side, you can still kind of see the word "garden" at the bottom. I covered it mostly in modeling paste but still some showed through which is fine. Don't be afraid to keep those branding strips on your pages! Have fun with them.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Blue Fern Garden Parlour paper
I Love You More chipboard

Love Remember
For this 8 1/2 x 11 layout, I used the new Ombre Dreams Joyce's Dream paper. I also used the beautiful chipboard piece called Circle Flourish Small.

To color the chipboard, I coated it in white gesso and let it dry. I then used a paint brush to paint on several different mist colors. By using a paint brush I was able to control where the colors went and how dark they appeared.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Ombre Dreams Joyce's Dream paper
Circle Flourish Small chipboard

Sketch Layout
And this is my 8 1/2 x 11 layout I created using the June sketch challenge. If you haven't joined in the fun yet, there still is time. Click here to see the details and join in!

This layout is of myself and my oldest daughter (by a minute) and uses Ombre Dreams Shannon's Dream and Julianna's Dream papers. I also used the Heart Borders and Techno Rings chipboard pieces.

To color these chipboard pieces, I again painted each piece with gesso. After the chipboard was dry, I used mists and acrylic paints to achieve the various effects.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Ombre Dreams Shannon's Dream paper
Ombre Dreams Julianna's Dream paper
Heart Borders chipboard
Techno Rings chipboard

Thanks for joining me today! See you again in July! Blessings,

Saturday, June 28, 2014

June creations with Leila Cardoso

Hi again

Leila's here today to show some more works with BFS amazing products.

My first page is using the new collection of papers "Ombré Dreams" and I need hardly say how much I loved these papers! they are just perfect, the color combination is fantastic!

My fav paper sheet is Ginger's Dreams...gorgeous!!!

 I painted the chipboard and later put some colorless relief.

BFS supplies:
- Paper Ginger's Dreams - Ombré Collection
- I love you more

The second is a layout in turquoise e brown, I love this color combination....Belle Venezia!

I used the chippie like a mask in two corners of my page, and put the same chippie in others two opposite corners. I have emphasized the design of chipboard with a black pen.

Here I put some gold gelato in the flower chippie to combine with layout's colors.

BFS supllies:
Organic vine corner
Bohemian flowers

So this it is for today, thanks for stopping by.



Friday, June 27, 2014

The Many Shades of Ombre Dreams w/Erin Blegen

Good morning!

I'm here today to share with you three different projects I created this month using the gorgeous Ombre Dreams collection! I just can't get over how beautiful these papers are, and what a delight to put them to work! There's such a beautiful array of colors available in this range that I decided to spotlight a different palette in each of my projects...

"My Boy"
I LOVE the watercolor-y washed out seashore shades in the "Ginger's Dream" paper, which I chose to use as my background for this photo of my middle child at the beach. And layered in pieces behind my photo are some more blues from the "Susan's Dream" paper.

I chose to feature the Roman Clock Set- Small on my layout as well. This set can be split up into three different clocks (along with hands); I chose the largest of the clocks, cut it in half, dabbed it with white chalk ink, and used them to really set the design of my page.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams: Ginger's Dream
Ombre Dreams: Susan's Dream
Roman Clock Set- Small

"Thoughts" Card
Next up, I went with two more fabulous papers that are predominantly purple, while offering hints of many other colors including green, blue, pink, turquoise, and more: Joyce's Dream and Dream Cards. It was very difficult not to use some mixed media on the background of this card, but I really wanted to show off the lovely delicate patterns :)

The butterfly piece you see here is from the "Tattered Butterfly" set, which features 4 butterflies in various sizes. I just love the intricate detail in this butterfly design. I decided to go with a random smattering of embossing enamel which was set with a heat gun. Embossing enamel offers a great mix of color and texture which catch the light beautifully! For even more sparkle, I added a pretty crystal to the center.

Since I had my Roman Clock pieces out, I went with one of the smaller pieces in the set here. First I painted it with a lilac shade of acrylic paint and, while still wet, dusted it with a sparkly white embossing powder to give it a pretty frosted look. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams: Joyce's Dream
Ombre Dreams: Dream Cards
Roman Clock Set- Small
Tattered Butterflies

"Discover" Card
Finally, we have some orange/peach/pinks to feature! The Shannon's Dream paper is full of tropical citrus colors and dreamy floral patterns. 

The Wild Flourish Bundle chipboard piece was just what I needed to set the foundation for my cluster on this card. It was covered with a pale yellow chalk ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, and accented with some bling.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams: Shannon's Dream
Wild Flourish Bundle

Thank-you for checking out my post today!
We're nearing the end of the month- don't forget about our June Sketch Challenge~ if you loved some of the pieces in my post today, you have the chance to win a couple of them in this month's prize pack! Don't miss out :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beautiful ombre dream paper's projects

Hello! It's Yuko here!
Blue Fern studios new paper"ombre dream"is very beautiful!
I love those!

this month my projects is using watercolors.

I made the crown with my daughter by holding the white clover.
It was a very wonderful day!
I added structure to the paper of a beautiful mount with modeling paste and colored it with watercolors.

Chip boards is colored with watercolor paint to paint the gesso.

 Blue fern Studios item
           Papers  / ombre dream  Ginger's Dream. Susan's Dream.Dream Cards
         Chipboards  / Spring Frame.Memory Frames

【Pretty as a Picture】
This paper is also very beautiful shade!
I. have made light and shade in watercolor in order to more beautiful.

This chip board of race is very delicate and beautiful.

Blue fern Studios item

Paper  ombre dream   Shannon's Dream 
Chipboards /  Lace Rounds   .Pretty as a Picture .Friends.Veranda Cage Set

Thank you for looking♡  


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June colours with Jelissa

Hello friends! Thank you for dropping by :)

Today I'm in to share three projects I created for Blue Fern Studios, featuring the new paper collection Ombre Dreams and some fantastic chipboard pieces.

"Count the Ways"

The first is a layout I made of my big boy, with papers from Ombre Dreams collection.  The title came from one of the most popular love poems around - Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning but I used it here to describe my love for my sweet and wonderful child.

Some close ups:

A frame from the Memory Frame set which I misted green. 

Counting the ways with the number grid chipboard panel, which I covered with black EP.

A piece of Layering Stem. Gosh, I love these! Just perfect for tucking into any little corner of my floral cluster.

A piece from Fall Foliage, also misted with green and gesso brushed on randomly. 

Blue Fern products used:

Ginger's Dream
Shannon's Dream
Number Grid - Large
Memory Frame Set
Layering Stems
Fall Foliage

"Follow Your Bliss"

My second project is a simple little card. In fact, I made a card instead of my usual LO because I wanted to use the chipboards as the main features. I layered sheets from the Ombre Dreams collection and layered water colours in pastel tones, careful not to hide the lovely details the papers have.

Some close-ups:

The Twilight Garden Frame. What a lovely piece! I used gold paint on the lamp and added a layer of crackle. For the rest of the frame, I coloured with gelatos.

I used "Follow your Bliss" word as my card sentiment, which I covered with some bronze embossing powder.

Blue Fern products used:

Leslie's Dream
Twilight Garden Frame
Follow Your Bliss

"Blue Skies"

My third project is a layout I created for this month's sketch challenge. If you havn't seen it, do take a look because Michelle has come up with another fabulous sketch. And to win a pack of gorgeous Blue Fern products, just create a project based on the sketch and link it up. It's that easy!

Here is the sketch again:

And my take on it:

I used "Susan's Dream" for my background. It has the most calming tones of blues and greens, with a tinge of orange which I have used to highlight certain elements of the page. I like to use a lot of mediums and thinner papers tend to warp with so much fluid sitting on it. But the BFS papers are so much heavier (and sturdier), my LO remained pretty much the same shape even when I was adding quite a fair bit of water to bleed the colours. If you love playing with mediums like me, you'll find the quality of BFS papers just perfect. 

A cut-out phrase from "Dream Cards". There are several elements that you can fussy cut out from this page and layer them on your project. I also used a gear and bird chipboards. 

Another phrase from "Dream Cards" layered on top of the Mini Ring Things chippie.

The Treasured floral frame chippie. Love the delicate vines and flowers on this piece!

Blue Fern products used:

Susan's Dream
Treasure Floral Frame
Mini Ring Things
Widget Works
Descano Gardens (bird)
Layering Stems

And here's a start to finish video I put together to show you how I did the background, as well as the various techniques I used to alter the chipboards. Sit back and enjoy the show, and do remember to play along with our sketch challenge this month!

That's all for today. Do check back at our blog again for more inspiration from the rest of the fabulous Blue Fern girls!