Saturday, June 11, 2016

Attic Charm Inspiration & More by Nicole

Every time Blue Fern Studios releases a new collection, I get a new favorite!
They are all designed so beautifully, with so much attention to detail, and Attic Charm certainly is no exception!  Soft and pretty with a touch of vintage - I absolutely adore it!

Here is my first layout created with this wonderful new line.

My page was inspired by the June BFS sketch challenge:

My favorite part of Attic Charm are these gorgeous paper daisies.

A very popular chipboard piece from BFS is the Music Box which is strikingly gorgeous.
I covered it with Cotton Candy Imagine Ink embossing powder and sprinkled a little Watermelon glitter to add a little sparkle and texture.  I then dabbed the piece with a little Pearl powder and white paint.

I combined the Attic Charm daisies with some fussy cut flowers from the papers and pale green Courtship Blooms and sneaked a Leafy Page Accents behind the flower cluster.

I added strips of the Tattered Diamond Bits to the layered paper strips below my picture, and used the word Heart, covered in Melon embossing powder, as part of my title.

Very shabby chic, indeed!

Blue Fern Studios supplies used:
Patterned papers: Attic Charm (Generation, Foyer, Haberdashery, Calling Cards)
Chipboard: Happy, Music Box, Leafy Page Accents, Tattered Diamond Bits
Flowers: Attic Charm Daisies, Courtship Blooms
Stamps: Weathered Doilies, Essential Textures
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powder (Cotton Candy, Pearl, Fuscia) / Glitter (Watermelon)


I created another layout for my reveal using the Attic Charm collection,
this time with the Generation patterned paper as my base.

For my title, I decided to combine the words Blissful and Love from two different sets.
I colored Blissful in Melon embossing powder and Love in Mushroom.

I really loved this quote from the Calling Cards paper!  You can also framing my photo an older BFS chipboard piece, the Blue Fern Frame, that was in my stash even before I joined the DT.  I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it, and I thought it looked quite nice with this setup.  I cut it into pieces to add a piece on either side of my photo and covered it with my favorite Imagine Ink tone by far, Peacock.

A very romantic page for a very happy couple in love!

Blue Fern Studios supplies used:
Patterned paper: Attic Charm (Generation, Calling Cards) ***
Chipboard: Blissful, Love, Blue Fern Frame
Flowers: Attic Charm Daisies, Attic Charm Glittered Roses, Courtship Blooms
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powder (Peacock, Melon, Mushroom)


For my final layout today, I went back in time a little and used the older collection, Autumn Anthology to go along with this fantastic photo taken by my friend Christine on her and her boyfriend's once in a lifetime trip to Turkey, last September.

Of course, due to the whole hot air balloon theme, I had to use this gorgeous piece called Olga's Layered Balloon.  I treated the bottom layer with black and espresso distress stains as well as dabs of blue paint, and covered the fancy top layer with Imagine Ink Melon embossing powder.

I stamped different travel-theme designs from the Journey and Postal Textures stamp sets on my background and fussy cut this pretty balloon from the papers.  The word Stillness seemed a perfect title for the photo and page!

I added the Organic Vine Corner that I separated and stuck each side of my flower cluster.
It was treated with distress stains, the same as the title and bottom layer of the balloon chipboard.

All main flowers are from Blue Fern Studios, including the blue flower which is from the Tranquil Roses set.  I altered it a little, removing its center and replacing it with a brown pearly brad.

How truly magical is this scene!?
My friend is very lucky to have been able to experience it and I wanted to create this layout for her as a keepsake.  I am sure that she will appreciate all the BFS goodies used on it!

Blue Fern Studios supplies used:
Patterned Papers: Autumn Anthology (Le Ballon, Robin)
Chipboard: Stillness, Organic Vine Corner, Olga's Layered Balloon
Stamps: Postal Textures, Journey, Love Story Set One
Flowers: Tranquil Roses, Courtship Blooms, Attic Charm Daisies
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powder (Melon)

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and you will visit my blog to see more!

Happy JUNE to all of you!


  1. Beautiful page Nicole! I especially love what you did with the hot air balloon.

  2. Nicole - 3 gorgeous pages with wonderful layers and designs!