Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Inspirations plus a VIDEO tutorial by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans! I am thrilled to write my first blog post as Blue Fern Studios Design Team member! It's a dream come true for me!

Let me first introduce me. I am 39 years old and I live in Quebec City, Canada. I'm a 4th grade teacher and a mother of two children of 6 and 4 years old that are the main stars of my layouts. I do scrapbooking for 11 years now and this is my passion. I love doing romantic layouts full of flowers. I also love mixed media.

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Here's my first projects as Blue Fern Studios Design Team member.

'Follow Your Heart'

For this first layout, I made a step-by-step video tutorial that you can watch below. I used the paper Heartland XOXO to start this project. First, I made a textured background with a stencil and modeling paste. I used yellow and caramel inks to add colors. I also add details with the 'Making Plans' and 'Vintage Phrase' stamps.

Then, I embossed my chipboards 'Crackle Bits' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'In the Navy'. I used 4 pieces of this chipboard under my picture. I cut one piece to make the design I wanted. I used 3 others papers of the Heartland collection to put under my picture. 

I embossed my title 'Follow Your Heart' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Honey'.

Then, I glued many Blue Fern Studios blue, yellow, white and turquoise flowers.

Here's the link to see the video tutorial: 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

 Heartland  XOXO
Heartland Kiss Kiss
Heartland Bicycle for Two
Heartland Love Song Serenade

Crackle Bits
Follow your Heart

Vintage Phrase
Making Plans

Embossing Powder
BFS  Imagine Ink 'Honey'
BFS Imagine Ink 'In the Navy'

Attic Charm Daisies
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Dark Tropic Lilies
Harvest Lilies


I did my second layout on the gorgeous paper 'Wonderland' of the collection Vintage Christmas. I first did a subtile tone on tone background with modeling paste, stencil and brown inks. Then, I stamped with brown ink some words with the 'Vintage Phrase' stamp set. 

I embossed the 'Floral Lattice Bits' chipboards with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Garnet' to add a little bit of colour. I used pieces of Vintage Christmas 'Greeting Cards' paper and Vintage Christmas 2 'Holiday Cards' to put under my picture. 

I embossed the chipboard 'Circle Vine' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Ginger' and my title 'Magnifique' from the French Adjectives 1 chipboard set with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Garnet'.

Then, I add many Blue Fern Studios flowers.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas Wonderland
Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards
Vintage Christmas 2 Holiday Cards

French Adjectives 1 (Magnifique)
Floral Lattice Bits
Circle Vine

Vintage Phrase

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Garnet'

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Late Winter Lilies
Soft Blossoms

I hope you have found some inspiration! I wish you a nice crafty day!

Catherine Giguère


  1. Beautiful layouts :) thanks for the tutorial
    happy new year

  2. We welcome you to the Blue Fern creative team. Thanks for our first video tutorial of the year, Catherine. You have created two very different, but stunning, layouts!

  3. Nice layouts and nice video tutorial, my friend! Congrats on making it on the team! You'll have fun, I'm sure of it! :D

  4. Fabulous layouts and video, Catherine!

  5. Gorgeous colours and compositions Catherine.

  6. These are gorgeous, Catherine. Welcome to the Blue Fern Studios!