Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Back Again With New Chipboard Designs

We love introducing fresh, innovative chipboard designs for you to use on your projects.  
Who doesn't like to have something new in their stash?  We think you will find a little something 
for everyone in this most recent release.  We have frames and flourishes (always favorites), 
a few autumn items, and even a couple of winter themed pieces. 

 Fluttering Fairy and Draping Leaves

Pretty Planter and Polly's Cage


Wheat Stalks and Pretty Pumpkins

Janie's Frame and Lovely Ladies

Frosty Flake and Winter Cabin

Swirled Floral Corners (Small)

 and Swirled Floral Corners (Large)

What are your favorites?  We'd love to know!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sandi's August creations ~ Seaside Cottage

Hello, hello! 
Sandi here with you today!
I'm posting late this month due to vacation and lots of increased family activities! 
But I was so thrilled to receive my Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection! 
It is so unique and I love the vintage take on "beach."  

My photo is of a statue named Sirena that resides along Salado Creek in Salado, Texas. She had to be moved to higher ground a few years ago after some flooding of the creek. But she's a must-see every time we stop by there. My husband grew up in that area and we have made frequent trips over the years. 

My base is the beautiful Embark paper. I've also layered some B sides of Mermaid and the Calling Cards paper. Then I used the A side of Calling Cards for my photo layers. 

The Seaside Flourish chipboard is amazing! I want more! I coated it with gesso and them embossed with Oatmeal, Ginger and a hint of Mushroom. You can also see my Seaside Mermaid chippy here. Her upper body is embossed with Oatmeal Emobssing Powder and her lower body with In the Navy. Then I sprinkled some texture beads over that for interest. You can also see my Seaside Lily and my Attic Charm Daisy. 

This title piece could be used so many different ways for almost any theme! I did an ombre sort of embossing with it, the upper portion is done with Oatmeal, the lower portion with In the Navy and a slight bit of Mushroom in the middle. Tucked a lovely Seaside lily under my photo layers. These are such fantastic flowers! We now have them in a variety of colors! 

I've included this close-up to highlight the stamping I've done with the widgets stamp. On this month's projects, I've tried to reduce the clutter of mixed media, so that you can see all the beautiful images and prints on the paper itself. 

I added texture beads to my Seaside Flourish pieces as well. It makes an interesting combination with the shiny look of the Ginger Embossing Powder. 

Aw, sigh, just have to share some fun dimension! That's what chipboard and flowers are all about, right? There are hints of cheesecloth as an under layer for even more texture.

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
Paper: Seaside Cottage Embark, Mermaid and Calling Cards
Chipboard: Seaside Flourish, Perfect Day, Seaside Mermaid
Embossing Powder: Oatmeal, In the Navy, Ginger, Mushroom
Flowers: Seaside Lilies, Attic Charm Daisy
Stamps: Widgets


The Whitewash paper from Seaside Cottage is my absolute fave! Grunge to the max! But still beautifully vintage! It could be used for so many themes! 

The gorgeous Seashell Frame chipboard piece was embossed with my fave combination of Oatmeal, 
Ginger, Mushroom and Nutmeg Embossing Powder over wet gesso.  I got the wet gesso idea from Wilma! It looks amazing! 


  Here's a close-up of the Seashell Frame. The wet gesso helps cease a bubbly effect that is so apropos. 
You can see some Calling Card pieces here as well as some Seaside Lilies and Roses. I also did a tiny bit of paint splattering which you can see. 

Another item created especially for this collection is
 "A Walk on the Beach" chipboard title, which I've embossed 
with Blue Fern Studios Ginger Embossing Powder. Then I dabbed it with white gesso. 
Of course, I had to add a couple of lilies there as well! 

The finishing touches were added, and the layout was embellished with 
 flowers from the Seaside Lilies and Seaside Roses flower collections. They were paint splattered and got a dab of gesso as well! 

 I am in the planning stages of more projects with Seaside Cottage. My dad was in the Navy and I want to scrap some of him in his uniform! This is the perfect collection for those vintage photos of him. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used: 
Paper: Seaside Cottage Whitewash, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Seashell Frame, A Walk on the Beach title 
Embossing Powder: Oatmeal, Ginger, Nutmeg, Mushroom
Flowers: Seaside Lilies, Seaside Roses

I'll be back in a few weeks with my September creations! It hardly feels like it should be August already and yet it's nearly over! My wall calendar still says June … 

See you then! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

August projects by Marilyn

Hello everyone!  Marilyn here with you today sharing three projects and a video tutorial using the beautiful new collection...Seaside Cottage.

My first project is a mixed media layout and I chose the Mermaid paper, the Seaside Lilies, Seasides Roses, the Seaside Mermaid and Perfect day chipboard. 

I embossed the Perfect day chipboard with the Petal and Heavenly embossing powders by Blue Fern Studios.

 The new Seaside Mermaid  chipboard .

I added textures with cheesecloth that I painted in blue color. These pretty flowers are the Seaside Lilies and Roses.

Blue Fern Studio products:

Seaside Cottage- Mermaid, Calling Cards papers
Flowers- Seasides Lilies, Seasides Roses
chipboard- Seaside Mermaid, Perfect day
embossing powder- Petal, Heavenly

Here' s the video tutorial...I hope you find inspiration! 

"Shabby Chic Cards"
I created two cards with the Seaside Cottage collection

The base paper is the "Relics" and I also used the Calling Card paper from the Seaside collection. I painted the Doodle flowers chipboard  in pink color. 

I selected the Seaside Roses and Lilies .
I used the top of the Relic paper to create this card with the Spring Trinkets that I cut in pieces to play with it around the flowers. 

Blue Fern Studios products:
Seaside Cottage- Relics, Calling Cards papers
chipboard- Doodle flowers, Spring Trinkets
flowers- attic charm daisies, Seaside Roses, Seaside Lilies

Thanks for stopping by...Until next time!
Marilyn Rivera

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August inspiration by Elena Volchkova

Hi everyone! Today, I have prepared three layouts and I'm happy to show it to you. Our new sea collection Seaside Cottage is so beautiful! Inspiring! Ideal for August! Personally I have always the mood of the sea in August, even if I stay in the city. I hope you like my marine layouts.

"Mermaid" layout

This layout is created for my friend, she is like a beautiful Mermaid. For her, I wanted to create this magical world. I used the Mermaid paper from the Seaside Cottage Collection as my background paper. And a lot of romantic and magic details.

Beaded Strings was covered with mixture of Imagine Ink embossing powders in Pearl and Breeze. Dream I covered with Imagine Ink Seven Seas embossing powder. And the pieces of Seashell Frame was covered with Imagine Ink Oatmeal embossing powder.

Magic sparkle appeared by adding Pyrite, Blue Ice and Silver Prism Glitters.

Wonderful goldfish cutting from Calling Cards paper.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Paper: Seaside Cottage - Mermaid
Chipboard: Beaded Strings, Seashell Frame, Circle Groups, Wish, Wonder, Dream
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Seven Seas, Pearl, Breeze, Oatmeal
Glitters: Pyrite, Blue Ice, Silver Prism
Flowers: Seaside Lilies

"Summer Vacation" layout

My second layout about the summer vacation, when there is time to be with family. And just to catch this happiness! I used the Gala paper from the Seaside Cottage Collection as my background paper.

The letters seemed to are airy and sun light! It's magic Honey Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. 
A bit lower you can see jewelry bell from the Jeweled Trinkets set.

The grass was covered with mixture of Imagine Ink embossing powders in Lime and Copper.
I added Vintage Edges Stamps on the background. And you can see pieces of vellum decorated Weathered Doilies Stamp with Lime Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.
Flowers Attic Charm Daisies is ideally suited for this summer history.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Paper: Seaside Cottage - Gala
Chipboard: Summer Vacation, Jeweled Trinkets, Layering Stems
Stamps: Weathered Doilies, Vintage Edges
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Lime, Honey, Copper
Glitters: Sunshine, Peridot
Flowers: Attic Charm Daisies

"A Walk on the Beach" layout

The third layout today is very romantic and feminine. About walks on the beach. I used the Glory paper from the Seaside Cottage Collection as my background paper. And beautiful roses cutting from paper Papillons (Timeless collections).

And the pieces of Seashell Frame was covered with Imagine Ink 14 Karat embossing powder.

A Walk on the Beach
was covered with Imagine Ink Mystic Plum embossing powders. It is so beautifully with roses!

I added Brocade Texture Stamp with Imagine Ink 14 Karat embossing powder on the background. It is difficult to show on the pictures. But so beautiful shine!

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Paper: Seaside Cottage - Glory
Chipboard: A Walk on the Beach, Seashell Frame
Stamps: Weathered Doilies, Brocade Texture
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: 14 Karat, Mystic Plum

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects. See you next time :)
Hugs, Elena

Friday, August 26, 2016

Seaside Cottage Layout by Yuko

Hello!Friends!  Yuko is here!
Seaside Cottage collection of rumors now.
Really cute and irresistible !!!

As I was very pretty, I made it with these all 3 works collection!

And anything which is all the photograph (Shodoshima) of the trip became the much the same work,
 but by 1 work, please let me introduce as there are a theme and a concept in each for the time being!


This paper! !
It is very impressive and is wonderful.
I thought, "it is wonderful" to see what a lot used!

The photograph in the beach is 
good for  feeling in the summer& the sea.
In the summer! The place that is a vintage in some shabbynot a colorful pop
 though it is  feeling seems to be BFS.

To feel rusty also anchor to fit the vintage image
It was processed with embossing powder and glitter.

The title was to have a profound feeling and embossed with GINGER.
It put the glitter over to the lower half.

Blue Circle is stamp attached to the lid of the round cap the glue
It was sprinkled with glitter over it.
And be sparkling circle is beautiful!

It was stamped(Essential Textures) with ink of white.

Flower is Seaside Lilies

It's very nice Toka dark blue of Lilly.

<paper>     Seaside Cottage - Calling Cards/Mermaid/Whitewash/Gala

<chipbord>  Island Time/Seaside Flourish/

<flower>  Seaside Lilies/Attic Charm Glitter Roses
<embossing powder>  OATMEAL/GINGER
<stamp> Essential Textures 

【Summer Vacation】
Here I made to be the Cute image incorporating pink.
I used also my favorite mint green and light blue!

As for the cardboard of the shell, the OATMEAL 
starfish posted CARIBBEAN glitter.

his chip board, cute !!!
It was divided into fine coating with an embossing powder.

Title was also embossed using a two-color my favorite(BREEZE&SEAMIST)
It is sparkling with the glitter is up and down!

<paper>     Seaside Cottage - Calling Cards/Mermaid/Whitewash/Gala
<chipbord>  Island Time/Seaside Flourish
<flower>  Seaside Lilies
<embossing powder>  OATMEAL/BREEZE/SEA MIST/14KARAT

【a perfect day】
Here we made to be a little casual feel.
The original is elegant BFS, but it is cute even closer to the little casual.

The Mermaid of chip board was really cute!
Also the size is just a good feeling.
This was also processed with an embossing.

After processing in the embossing powder 
I put the glitter.
Upper body OATMEAL, hair put the glitter of BLUE ICE

The title I was was originally The end of a perfect day
It was only to a perfect day to cut the first half.

<paper>     Seaside Cottage - Calling Cards/Gala/Whitewash/Mermaid/Splendor
<chipbord>  Ocean Mermaid/Perfect Day
<flower>  Seaside Lilies/Courtship Roses
<embossing powder>  OATMEAL/BREEZE/SEA MIST/14karat/FERN

Really I used a lot embossing powder.
I wonder if I was using so embossing powder 
if  I did not do DT of BFS?
I think much now and is obsessed with embossing powder!
The get so used a variety of colors to do this is really happy !
As it can be told this charm even a little
I would like to use more and more work!

Thank you!