Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Accident - Free - By Lydia Guijt

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studios friends. 

We're so happy with the new Happy Accident Collection and brand new introduction of the  Happy Accident Printed Chipboard Pieces that I'm sharing an extra post with you this month.

For this layout I'm using a photo of my niece's little boy visiting a WWII memorial with his Granddad, which is very fitting for this time of the year when many countries have their own remembrance days. It's so important to teach our children their history. 

- Free -

I'm using the Happy Accident - Incident sheet as the base. For my background I chose the Texture Circles Stamp and embossed some of the prints with Snow Embossing powder and others I did in black ink. Some extra stamping with the  London Chronicle Stamp. After that I got out a stencil and created some texture over the page with some paste.

The Abstract Wire Frame got embossed with Stormy Skies. A beautiful new metallic blue color embossing powder. The Rose Wreath chipboard  was cut in a couple of pieces and embossed with Rusty Rose. I sprinkled some of the Pea Soup Glitter over the leafy parts of the Rose Wreath and heat set it.

Having done all the preparation work I was now ready to start putting my layout together. All these chipboard pieces make for some wonderful layers.

Adding Chesterville Blooms and other flowers to decorate. Some final ink splatters and we're all done. I hope you will have fun with this collection!

Happy Accident : Accident
Printed Chipboard, Abstract Wire Frame, Rose Wreath
Embossing Powder 
Snow,  Rusty Rose, Stormy Skies
Pea Soup
London Chronicle, Texture Circles
Chesterville Blooms

Thank you so much for having a look!

Lydia Guijt

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April projects by Vera Shelemekh

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans!
Vera is here and I'm happy to share some inspiring projects with you. This month I keep on playing with Spring Parade collection scrapping my Easter photos... But first let me show you the Chesterville layout which I like a lot.

The layout keeps memories of our house renovation. Our kid was feeling really excited to help with this and that. I used  Chesterville - Whitford as the background adding Textured Wildflowers chipboard covered with Antique gold embossing powder.

 The photo is framed into a bigger Clip frame painted with white acrylic paint.  I used one of the Chunky words for the title.

Essential textures stamp helped me to add some more details to the background. And the bricks are covered with Mermaid glitter.
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Chesterville- Whitford
 Clip frames
Textured Wildflowers 
Chunky Words
Embossing powders:
Antique gold
Essential textures

And now Spring inspiration.
The layout is the present for my good crafty friends. For the background I used Whimsy from Paisley&Vine collection. The composition consists of a lot of Spring parade fussy cut elemens, Circle vine frame covered with lime embossing powder and paper flowers including  the Spring lily

I also made some stamping with Deja Vu and then cut the elements
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Paisley&Vine - Whimsy
Paisley & Vine - Playing Cards
Spring Parade - Remembrance
Spring Parade - April Medley
Circle Vine
Embossing powders:
Spring lilies

Deja Vu

And at last some Easter memories. The kids were searching for chocolate eggs in the garden and I took some pictures and made this mini tunel album.

 The characters from Spring parade should be already famaliar to you. The fussy cut bunnies are so nice and the flowers so springy.
On the spreadsheets I used Easter chipboards: Classic bunnies and Easter Egg Ornaments all covered with Icicle embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Spring Parade - Joyful 
Spring Parade - May Vignettes 
Spring Parade - Spring Petites
Spring Parade - Sunday Best
Spring Parade - April Medley 
Classic Bunnies
Easter Eggs Ornaments 
Blooming Foliage
Embossing powders:
Late winter lilies
Thank you for stopping by and see you in May *)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring Garden layouts by Patty Rogers

Hello everyone!  Today concludes our projects from the Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Patty Rogers.  It has been such a joy to have her with us this month, as we know what a big fan she is of everything Blue Fern.
Today, Patty has created 2 layouts to share with you.  I will let her tell you all about them!

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Hello Blue Fern Studios fans! It's Patty with my last post as Fan of the Month. What an honor this has been! I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Spring Parade collection.

Hi Blue Fern fans! It's Patty with another layout from the Spring Parade collection.
 I did quite a bit of fussy cutting for this piece, as well as 3-D work and applying texture.

One technique found in my work is layering. I think it shows off all of the beautiful papers,
 so dimension is a must for me.

You can see where I used the Forever stamp with Pink Dust embossing powder
on each of the layers in random places for texture and dimension.

I applied a few brushstrokes of gesso on the flowers to lighten them a little and distressed the layered papers.

Here, you can see the layering, distressing, textured background, splatters of color and embossed chipboard pieces.

For this layout, I used May Vignettes as my background paper. The little eggs, bunny, and
flowers are sweet without dominating the background. Again, I used the Spring Bunny Frame,
Good Vibes and Garden Lattice Bits for the chipboard.

I embossed the frame with Snow and Sea Mist embossing powders with just a sprinkle of Spring Posy glitter.

Fussy cutting the little bird in a basket adds dimension to the layout when popped up.

The banners were distressed and I embossed the title using Lavender Eggs.

The flowers used on this layout were Spring Peony and Berries, Spring Florals, 
Dark Tropic Lilies and Courtship Roses. 

 Wishing everyone a lot of creative enjoyment with Blue Fern Studios products! --- Patty

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April projects by Wendy Scholten

Hi Everyone,
I'm so happy to show you my projects for this month.
I created 3 layouts with 2 different collections including one with the new Happy Accident papers.
They are really stunning!

So let's start with the first one.
I used the Spring Parade for this one, i wanted to keep it simple so the picture really stands out.
I wonder from who she get's her goofiness , lol!


I used the Sunday Best paper, a stencil with modeling paste and oil pastels with some water for the background. Behind my photo i used a piece of the Market place paper.
I chose the Happiness word from the Good Vibes word set, i used it with the new lavender eggs embossing powder.
And the other chipboard pieces are the Ginger Poppies, i used those with the snow embossing powder and tucked them behind my photo.
For my flower clusters i used the Chesterville Blooms, Harvest Lilies and a few of my own stash.
I used a mix of sequins to give it more color and playfulness.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Spring Parade:
-Sundays Best
-Market Place

-Happiness from the Good Vibes word Set
-Ginger Poppies

Embossing Powders:
-Lavender Eggs

-Chesterville Blooms
-Harvest Lilies

and this is my second Layout this month:

"The Big Day'

For this layout i also used Spring Parade papers, the Remembrance backside. I used the paper twice, one i torn in half and place it on top of the whole paper, i tucked some lace behind it.
Behind my photo i used some moddeling paste with a baroque stencil and some sprays for the color.
I also used the tattered newsprint stamp with the vintage gold embossing powder to give my background more color.
As my chipboard title i used The Big Day from the Wedding Words set which i embossed with the vintage Gold Embossing Powder.
And to frame my photo i used the Bordeaux Layered Frame, the back i embossed with Snow Embossing Powder and the front with the Oatmeal embossing powder.
 For my flowers i used Heartland Blossoms and some of my own stash.

I also used some embellishments, stickers, a doily, glitter and some cheesecloth.

Blue fern Studios products used:

Spring Parade
-Remembrance 2x

-Bordeaux Layered Frame
-The Big day from the wedding words set

-Tattered newsprint

-Heartland Blossoms

Embossing Powder:
-Vintage Gold

And my last one was made with the new Happy Accident Papers, it just arrived in time to make a layout for this months blog. The papers, chipboard pieces and flowers are gorgeous, not to mention the embossing powders and glitter. Love them!


For this layout i used the Incident paper, and a few pieces from the Layering Cards paper.
I used a stencil with moddeling paste and some sprays for the background.
And the Grungy Grid and Vintage Phrases stamps.
This collection comes with new chipboard pieces, i used a few on my layout, they match the papers so well. There are words, sayings, flowers, frames and more!
 For my other chipboard pieces i used the title Joy from the Chunky words set and a piece of the Rose Frame, i embossed them with Stormy skies embossing powder and the Pea Soup Glitter.
 For my flowers i used the Happy Blooms, Happy Roses and the Spring Lilies
The only thing i used more were some glass beads in 3 different matching colors.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Happy Accident
-Layering Cards

-Matching Happy Accident chipboard
-Joy from the Chunky words set
- piece of the Rose Frame

Embossing Powders:
-Stormy Skies

-Pea Soup

-Grungy Grid
-Vintage Phrases

-Happy Blooms
-Happy Roses
-Spring Lilies

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs Wendy

Monday, April 24, 2017

April Projects by Halyna Protsenko

Hello Blue Fern Studios Fans! This month I have 2 very different layouts and tenderness canvas for you. I  worked with the new Spring Parade collection and with the Courtship Lane collection.

"Beautiful" layout
For my first layout about my dearest friend Lika I chose Rememrance and April Medley paper from the Spring Parade collection. And I added some pieces of the Nature paper from the Paisley & Vine collection. This birds are amazing!!!! 
 Сhipboard element Rings Panel I painted to pastel colors of sprays.

 I used the Dark Tropic Lilies and other flowers in my flower cluster.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

- Spring Parade - Rememrance
- Spring Parade - April Medley
- Paisley & Vine - Nature

- Rings Panel

- Dark Tropic Lilies

"Memories Captured" canvas

For my second project I decided to create a "Memories Captured" canvas about my beautiful friend Yulia. I used Remembrance, Spring Petites, Sunday Best, June papers from the Spring Parade collection to create the layers on my canvas. 

I embossed the chipboard elements Ginger's Poppies and Memories Captured Titles with embossing powders: Lilac and Morning Sun
I used the new Spring Peonies, Chesterville Blooms and Attic Charm Glitter Roses
in my flower cluster.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

- Spring Parade - Spring Petites
- Spring Parade - Remembrance
- Spring Parade -Sunday Best 
- Spring Parade -June

- Ginger's Poppies
- Memories Captured Titles

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder
- Morning Sun
- Lilac

- Chesterville Blooms
- Spring Peonies
- Attic Charm Glitter Roses

"Tenderness" layout
And my third layout this month is a "Tenderness" pastel layout using the Parkway paper from the Courtship Lane collection as the background. This is a cute picture of my beautiful friend Olga!!
Also I used the pieces of Attic Charm paper collection - Haberdashery, Mercantile and Serendipity paper collection - Calling Cards.

 Сhipboard element Ginger's Poppies I covered with Imagine Ink Lilac embossing powder.
The flowers, chipboards and lace I decorated with Glitter - Blue Ice and Pink Carnation. This is very gorgeous!!!

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

- Courtship Lane - Parkway
- Attic Charm - Haberdashery
- Attic Charm - Mercantile
- Serendipity - Calling Cards

- Ginger's Poppies

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder
- Lilac

- Blue Ice
- Pink Carnation

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects. See you next time!
Hugs, Halyna.