Friday, November 4, 2016

Creating Memories With The Blue Fern Memoires Paper Collection By Renea Harrison

Hello everyone, and welcome to my November Blue Fern Studios Design Team Reveal!
I am kicking off November with 3 projects that I created using the new Blue Fern Studios Paper Collection-Memoires.
This first layout is an example that I created for the Blue Fern November All About Titles Challenge, and for this project, I went with a Fall theme. I used a wedding photo that I added my husband and my initials to for a fun take on my romantic style. My husband and I have been together for 30 years and I am still crazy in love with him!!

I took a piece of the Memoires Songbird's Drama Paper, and used it for the bottom layer, I then took a second layer of the same paper and fussy cut out the column piece along the side and the bird and flower piece at the bottom and added them on with foam tape to add a 3D effect to my layout.

I then added burlap for a Rustic Chic look and 

took a piece of  the Memoires Paper from the collection, tore out a section, crackle painted it then inked over the crackle for YUMMY finish. I added that then placed my photo on top. I then added areas around the photo with the crackle paint and inking to add depth and pull in the fall colors of the photo.

I wanted to show a close up of the Crackle Detail, so that you can see how much depth and detail it adds.

I tucked a Blue Fern Scalloped Boarder Chipboard Piece  that I heat embossed with Imagine Ink Honey Embossing Powder, then randomly dabbed the piece with a clear ink dabber and heat embossed those areas with Imagine Ink Nutmeg Embossing Powder. 
Next I added a Blue Fern Studios Wild Flourish Bundle Chipboard Piece that I heat embossed with 3 different colors of Imagine Ink Embossing Powder; Sage, Clover, and 
Oatmeal. Adding on various Mulberry Paper Flowers and tucking in a burlap string bow.

Here you can see the detail that 3 different colors of embossing powder gave the piece. 

I added flowers to the 3D column piece,

and flowers to the bottom 3D cutout.
The handcrafted butterflies are my Fall Leaf Butterflies and they added a perfect touch to the Fall theme of my layout.

I added more flowers and another burlap string bow to the photo corner.

And for my "Title" to complete the Blue Fern Challenge,  I used the Blue Fern True Story Chipboard Piece from the True Story, Big Drama Set. I first inked the piece and then took a marker and highlighted the letters to make them stand out.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Memoires Paper Collection:
Songbird's Drama

Scalloped Boarder
Wild Flourish Bundle
True Story, Big Drama Set ( I used True Story Sentiment)

Imagine Ink:
Sage Embossing Powder
Clover Embossing Powder
Ginger Embossing Powder
Nutmeg Embossing Powder
Oatmeal Embossing Powder
Honey Embossing Powder

For my second, November, Blue Fern Studios Project, I created a layout showing how you can use the Memories Paper Collection, along with Blue Fern Chipboard, and Imagine Ink Embossing Powders to create a Masculine layout.
The photo is one of my husband and his Dad when they were younger, and is one of those rare photos since they both do not like to be photographed, so I cherish it and keep the original on my mantel at home.

The bottom layer is a piece of  Memoires-Tales Of Treasures Paper that I spray stained the edges on. I added a torn, corrugated board strip down the middle that I spray stained, and inked,

and then I stamped around the board piece with a Blue Fern Studios Coarse Fabrics Stamp, and then heat embossed with Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder for a nice, grungy effect.

I used a set of Blue Fern Studios Splattered Circles Chipboard, layering them together to form a perfect showpiece for my photo. I clipped the photo on with a metal clip and then topped it with a metal dream key.

The detail on the circles was create using layers of Imagine Ink Embossing Powders that include: Ebony, Peacock, and Nutmeg. I also added some black microbeads, creating a gorgeous texture!

I then cut apart some Blue Fern Studios Chained Bits Chipboard, heat embossed the pieces with Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder, and added them randomly to my layout. I added on 2 metal clips to the top and bottom corner pieces, then cut out some sentiment pieces from the bottom strips that you cut of the papers ( they are the titles of the papers) distress and inked those and then clipped them into the clips.

With Masculine layouts, I don't like to use flowers or a lot of  "fru-fru" so here you can see how using those Blue Fern Products can really help you to create a gorgeous piece with a lot of detail and texture without a lot of the stuff that you would use on a feminine piece. 

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Memoires Paper Collection:
Tales Of Treasures

Splattered Circles
Chained Bits

Coarse Fabrics

Imagine Ink:
Ebony Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder

 For my 3rd Blue Fern Studios November project, I have a Vintage~Romantic style Pocket Journal to share with you. I used the new Memoires Paper Collection for this project and I just love how those gorgeous papers with the Calling Card Pieces make putting together a piece like this a snap!!

I started with a Sewn Pocket Folder Base, and then layered on Memoires Chronicle Paper on the front and back. Cut out some sentiments from the Calling Cards Paper and clipped them to the top.

I then took a Blue Fern Studios Looped Frame Chipboard (I used the medium from the Set), and heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Garnet Embossing Powder, randomly dabbed it with a clear embossing ink dabber and heat embossed those areas with Imagine Ink Pearl Embossing Powder.
I then cut out some Memoires Grand Sequel Paper and backed the frame with that, adding inked corrugated board and topping that with my Vintage Image.

I added scalloped lace to the bottom, fussy cut out the typewriter and bird image from the papers and added that with foam tape for a dimensional effect. I then topped the image with some flowers along with a Attic Charm Daisy.

I fussy cut the little bird in the pocket watch from the Memoires Calling Cards Paper, punched a hole and added a metal chain with link and topped the piece with some more mini roses. I atatched the piece with Velcro so that it can be removed and one can journal or add a small photo to the back.

Here you can see all the tuck ins that I created with the Memoires  Papers and Calling Cards, that can be used for journaling and small photos as well. The pieces include:
2-Large tags topped with lace, hand dyed seam binding bows and timeless buttons
2-Medium Pull Outs topped with hand dyed seam binding bows and mini roses
3-Smaller pull outs
2-small "tickets"

And here is the back side.

I hope that you have found some inspiration from my November Projects and that you get a chance to grab some of those gorgeous Blue Fern Products and join in on the November Challenge!! Thanks for the visit!! Hugs ~Renea

 Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Memoires Paper Collection:
Grand Sequel
Calling Cards

Looped Frames (Medium Frame)

Imagine Ink:
Garnet Embossing Powder

Pearl Embossing Powder

Attic Charm Daisies

I hope that you have enjoyed my November Projects using the Memoires Paper Collection, and that you get a chance to join in on the November Challenge and get in on the Oh So FABulous Prize Pack!! Good Luck!! Hugs ~Renea

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