Friday, November 11, 2016

A Trio of November Inspiration
by Nicole Doiron

Hello all my dear friends at Blue Fern Studios!

Nicole here today to share with you my November projects.

Let's start with this teal shabby chic layout of my niece Ella with her violin.

I used papers from the Serendipity collection to create a grid pattern collage on my page.  The brick design was made using the Essential Textures stamp and Snow Imagine Ink embossing powder.  

I combined 2 chipboard pieces to create my title, one from the Sweet & Lucky set on which I created an ombre effect with the Sea Mist, Snow and Caribbean powders, and the other from the French Words set covered with Ebony.

Obviously, most of the pretty flowers found on my page are from Blue Fern Studios!  The bigger teal flower with the fuzzy center is from the brand new Memoires Blooms set - it's gorgeous! 

Below you see the very elegant Gatsby Collage that I divided into 2 pieces to slide at either end of my photo.

The chipboard piece that inspired this whole concept is the Courtship Violin that you see peaking out from the bottom corner of the photo of my pretty and gifted niece, Ella!

Blue Fern Studios Products
Patterned Paper: Serendipity (Imagination, Fascination, Chronicle)
Chipboard: Courtship Violin, Gatsby Collage, Sweet & Lucky set, French Words 
Flowers: Memoires Blooms, Spring Lilies, Tranquil Blooms, Courtship Blooms
Stamps: Essential Textures
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (Caribbean, Sea Mist, Ebony, Snow)

My 2nd page is as boyish as the first one was feminine.

I started off with some vintage Paisley & Vine papers to go along with this more masculine theme.

The title was taken from the Wish Wonder Dream set which I covered with Blue Sky embossing powder.  I added some fabulous Lightbulbs covered with Sand & Sea.

Again, I divided a longer piece of chipboard into 2 pieces, this time a piece of the Printer's Bits to fit vertically above and below my photo. On this piece is the Ruby embossing powder which I dabbed with a little bit of brighter red acrylic paint.

Some more of the Printer's Bits layered over the Triangle Eclipse covered in Stellar Night and dabbed with brown paint. On the background paper, I stamped the netting design from the Essential Textures stamp set.

You've seen this little cutie before... he is  my friend's son.

Blue Fern Studios Products
Patterned Paper: Paisley & Vine (Whimsy, Pathway)
Chipboard: Wish Wonder Dream set, Triangle Eclipse, Printer's Bits, Lightbulbs
Stamps: Essential Textures
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (Ruby, Blue Sky, Stellar Night, Sand & Sea)

Last but certainly not least, I share with you a closer look at my layout
that was part of the November challenge reveal, featuring the latest collection, Memoires.

The November challenge is simply to use a Blue Fern Studios chipboard title on your project, ANY title so hopefully you will play along!

I had the perfect title in my BFS chipboard stash for this Autumn layout... An Autumn Story. 
 I simply covered it with a new favorite shade of Imagine Ink embossing powder called Golden Brick.

On my background, I sprayed different Autumn shades of mists plus used the new Crackled Textures stamps with brown ink and added some stenciling with modeling paste.

After treating it with a mix of Golden Bricks and Chili Powder powders, I cut the Treasured Floral Frame into several pieces to adorn my page with it here and there, combining it with the Fall Foliage set.  On the leaves, I mixed some Chili Powder, Tangerine and Nutmeg.

Another chipboard set that I am totally in love with is the Pretty Pumpkins set and here you see the smaller version. Totally gorgeous!

Finally, here is a closer look at the 'Autumn story' that I chose to document on this layout, a very beautiful shot of a splendid Fall day spent with my man, and framed with beautiful earthy tone flowers, including BFS Tranquil blooms.

Blue Fern Studios Products
Patterned Paper: Memoires (Songbird's Drama, Grand Sequel, Chronicles)
Chipboard: An Autumn Story, Treasured Floral Frame, Pretty Pumpkins, Fall Foliage
Flowers: Tranquil Blooms
Stamps: Crackled Textures
Imagine Ink: Embossing Powders (Golden Bricks, Chili Powder, Tangerine, Nutmeg)

See you back next month for a very special December reveal!

- Nicole


  1. What a treat to eyes. stunning layout.

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Super vibrant colours and beautiful LOs.
    - Khushboo Gandhi