Wednesday, December 28, 2016

~ Designer Favorites 2016 ~

Have you ever created a project that instantly became a fave? Maybe your photo spoke to memories past, or your new art supplies really got the creative juices flowing or even the mood you were in  as you created.  But somehow, it became a fave. 

Well, we decided to ask our Creative Team to show us THEIR favorite Blue Fern Studios project for 2016! 
They all agreed it was very hard to choose! 
But here is what they finally settled on  … 

Here's what Nicole said about her choice:

"I chose this layout as my favorite Blue Fern Studios DT creation because frankly, it is one of my all-time favorite any DT creations! But of course, Blue Fern Studios is the reason why it is so special. I am in love with woodgrain pattern and this one from the Tranquility collection with its teal blue tint is just gorgeous. I love the softness and serene feeling that this layout evokes with a very simple photo and a very inspiring quote. Every time I take a look at the chipboard focal piece, La Plume, I get a sense of peace and hope."

Designer Keren Tamir is a master at doing beach themed projects! Give her some blue and green and she's happy! Here, she took one of our Seaside Cottage papers and created this amazing calm and peaceful scene! Her chipboard choices are exquisite and replicates the ripples of the ocean! Ah, so relaxing! 

Marilyn Rivera also found it hard to choose just one project! Her background in fashion design is almost always incorporated in her layouts, most notably her fabulous pleating of her paper. Here, it seems the bride is pulling aside a curtain. Marilyn likes to frame her photos with embellishments, flowers, stenciling, ink and pearls. This is also a favorite photo of hers. 

Just one peek at this beauty and you can see Renae Harrison's love for mixing unexpected textures together.  The feminine photo, flowers, pearls and lace work beautifully against her rolled paper pieces, twine and wood sprigs. The chipboard was left almost natural to blend with her theme. 

Pascale is a master at making her photos the focus of her layouts. Here she has taken a vintage photo and clustered it with chipboard and flowers while still allowing the paper to shine! We adore the unique circular design. We will miss her amazing sneak peeks of her chipboard alterations. 

Here's what Debbie had to say about her fave:

"Here is my favorite from the Seaside Cottage Collection. I wanted to use the picture of my friend's daughter walking on the beach. Everything on this layout came together perfectly. Love the soft colors of the papers, flowers and embossing powders on the chipboard."

Cathi O'Neill is a fan of our older Ombre Dreams collection and it worked perfectly for this beach photo of her daughters! Her cluster of chipboard, flowers and shells are perfect accents. We love that she's including some stamping to create more dimension. Great choice! 

Here is what Karine told us about her "second favorite" project:
(Her actual favorite was recently used in her December post, so she chose another.) 

"I love this layout because it has everything I love about scrapbooking: memories, texture, chipboards, flowers and beautiful colors."

Marie-Eve had this to say about this layout of her sweet baby:

"It is My favorite because of the Mémoires collection That i just love!  It also included some texture chipboard , my favorite ones. Finally, It is a picture of my precious baby boy."

Elena Volchkova- Ukraine 

Elena also had a hard time choosing but finally settled on this one. Her style is always soft in texture but she often includes a few bright pops of color as she does here. You might notice this paper is that same one that Cathi chose. 

Sandi said:

"I finally settled on this layout as my favorite because I loved the grunge-y photo of my youngest daughter and took my inspiration from it. I had so much fun altering the chipboard pieces to complement the photo and the Serendipity paper. Also, because I usually do more shabby, romantic pages, this was an artistic departure for me." 

Maja Nowak - Poland

From Maja:

"I loved making each and every one of my projects for Blue Fern Studion during my term on the team, putting my heart into every creation. So if I have to pick just one most favourite, my choice is based on the amount of fun I had while creating, measured by the amount of BFS products used for it. :) And thus my pick is the mini I made for my June post, Crazy Cousins. It marks my absolute record with 21 chipboard pieced from 14 various sets, 13 embossing powders and 23 motives from 13 stamp sets. Plus fun photos I was working with." :) 

Karolina said this about her favorite:
We agree this is an amazing piece! 

"It was so hard to choose only one, so I needed more time. Here is my favorite. I picked this one because I love a marine style and colors and all details of this layout."

Yuko Tanaka - Japan

How could one ever decide on a favorite of Yuko Tanaka? She is known for  her great use of multiple photos and unique fussy cutting placement. Here she has used one of her wedding photos as well as a more recent one taken at the same chapel.  Her white chipboard just shines against her Timeless papers.   Such a soft, feminine page! 

Jelissa Mei - Singapore - Video Educator

Video Educator Jelissa Mei always wows with her unique backgrounds and great chipboard techniques. We thought this sweet photo of her baby girl with her daddy needed to be highlighted today. Jelissa makes great use of white space (Blush) around the photo cluster to really draw the eye towards it. We will miss Jelissa's great video tutorials but encourage you to visit our You Tube channel (link on the right sidebar)  in case you missed one. 

We have had a great year here at Blue Fern Studios! 
Lots of new products have been released and thoroughly enjoyed. 
We want to thank each and every designer who has been a part of this year for all your inspiration and dedication to the Creative Team.  

Here's to a great 2017!