Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Oldies but goodies with a dash of new ~ Sandi

Hello there, Blue Fern Studios fans! 
Thanks for stopping by our Blog. 

Sandi here with you today to share my July projects using a variety of paper collections and chipboard as well as our other products which are so perfect for embellishing what we create! 

I'll begin with a layout I created for my son-in-law in memory of his dad. This photo is very special to him and I had promised to scrap it for him. After several false starts, I finally found a great fit with the Serendipity Reminisce side A and then used Merriment, Calling Cards, Fascination and Chronicle for my photo layers.

This is "Bob and little granddaughter Peyton" standing by the lake.  So, I wanted to go with the blue tones and add pops of color as accents. I embossed the Chained bits with Seven Seas Embossing Powder. If you haven't tried that particular set, I highly recommend them.  Perfect for adding a little "edge" to your page. Of course, we needed some "plant life" to reside alongside the lake and I chose the newish Tranquil Foliage piece. After priming it with white gesso, I used gelatos and ink and then made a little sunflower which was Bob's favorite flower. 

My background was created with super heavy gesso and a stencil. To create more dimension, I used an embossing ink with the Wallflower Stamp and then coated it with Watermelon Glitter. 

This, of course, is a great shot of the amazing flowers Blue Fern is now carrying. These are the Attic Charm Glittered Rose and Attic Charm Daisies as well as a few of the Courtship Blooms. The chipboard title "Friends" is from the Arrow Words set and is embossed with Mushroom and then double-embossed with Honey. 

A Calling Card for a subtitle. 

More of the Watermelon stamping. 

I finished with some black ink splatters, cheesecloth and art stones. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
Paper: Serendipity Merriment, Calling Cards, Reminisce, Fascination, Chronicle
Chipboard: Arrow Words, Tranquil Foliage, Chained bits
Stamps: Wallflower
Glitter: Watermelon
Embossing Powder: Seven Seas, Mushroom, Honey
Flowers: Attic Charm Glitter Roses, AC Daisies, Courtship Blooms


These two cuties are my nieces, Kim and Karen. I'll be seeing them in about a week and I'm so excited! Since I didn't have a particular paper collection that I needed to highlight, I reached back for the Frolic collection and used Frolic Veranda, Petits Moments, Calling Cards, Dans Le Jardin and Amoroso. I enjoyed doing some "rare for me" fussy cutting of the sweet frames and used them as layers along with chipboard. Side B of Petits Moments is my base layer. 

I wanted a subdued, uniform look for the under layers, so both the Spanish Tiles and Whimsy Flourishes piece are simply painted with white gesso.  You can see that I had lots of fun with layers! 

I wanted the Selfie title to really pop, so went for the Heavenly embossing powder! It's the bomb if you want a great bright blue that looks sparkly! Of course, I've used lots of flowers, Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Attic Charm Daisies, Tranquil Blooms and Tranquil Roses and Lilies. There in the corner is my Whimsy Flourish. 

I'm so loving the frames cut from the Frolic Amoroso paper. Wish I'd done it sooner! 

Here you can see some of the background stamping with the Halftone stamp and the Serendipity Medley Stamp. I added some splatters and shadowing with a blue mist from my stash. Then finished with art stones. 

Awesome dimension! 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Paper: Frolic Veranda, Petits Moments, Calling Cards, Dans LeJardin, Amoroso
Chipboard: Spanish Tiles, Whimsy Flourishes, Selfies
Stamps: Serendipity Medley, Halftone
Embossing Powder: Heavenly
Flowers: Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Attic Charm Daisies, Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Roses and Lilies


Here is the newest little scrapper in our family.  After seeing some of my recent layouts, she got busy creating some for her mom! 
I've used mostly Attic Charm paper for this layout but my title note is from Serendipity. My base layer is Attic Charm Foyer. 

The Leafy Swirl Frame and Gatsby Collage were treated similarly. I went with my new fave way of alternating embossing powder colors on both these pieces, using Cotton Candy, Fern, Buttercup and Ginger. 

A close-up of the Gatsby Collage chipboard and some of the Blue Fern Studios flowers. 

You can see some of my stamping here as well as one of the Ironworks pieces which was simply embossed with Ginger and tucked into some layers. 

I love the Ironworks pieces for tucking into floral clusters as well. 

One last look at the dimension and colors. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Paper: Attic Charm Foyer and Calling Cards, Serendipity Calling Cards
Chipboard: Gatsby Collage, Leaf Swirled Frame, Ironworks Accents
Stamps: Serendipity Medley
Embossing Powder: Cotton Candy, Fern, Buttercup and Ginger
Mist: Cotton Candy
Flowers: Tranquil Roses, Tranquil Blooms, Attic Charm Daisies

Thanks again for coming by today! 
I hope you found something to inspire you. 


  1. These are all absolutely gorgeous Sandi! They showcase so well the beautiful BFS papers and chippies!!!