Sunday, April 19, 2020


Hi there! Welcome to Blue Fern Studios' blog.Today I would like to share a layout done with the new A Romantic Life collection by Blue Fern Studios.  
 These lovelies are my daughters. This picture tugs at my heart as they are now fully grown women with children of their own. 
  I applied a coat of clear gesso to my background to prepare the paper for all the medium I wanted to use. I then used white gesso to tone down the color of the paper a little as I wanted to do a pastel layout. I used a stencil from Finnibair and applied Paper Paste thru the stencil. Before removing it I added some color, yellow, blue and pink. I then took a credit card and ran it along the mediums to pull them together and spread them out. I love this technique.
A few close-ups of this technique.
I also heat embossed some drywall tape with blue, gold and pink to match the colors of my layout an applied then over varies spots on my page.
I used the Hearts a Flutter chipboard pack to embellish this page, It came with three big hearts and several smaller hearts in a variety of shapes. Here you can see I embossed one of the big hearts with wheat embossing powder and the tiny one with Breeze embossing powder.
Large heart done with Breeze embossing powder.
I cut the last big heart in to two pieces and embossed it with It's A Girl and framed either side of my photo.
More of the smaller hearts. I filled in the hollow hearts with Tickled Pink Seedlings for more texture and interest.
I fussy cut some flowers from the page Flirtation and popped them up with some cardboard.
My flower cluster using some Blue Fern and Prima blooms.
This project was very thick as I raised several parts of my page with cardboard and foam dots.
My title from the Family Memories pack. I used both It's a Girl and Breeze embossing powder for this two tone look.

 Supplies Used


Embossing Powder
It's A Girl

Family Memories
Hearts A Flutter

Tickled Pink

Spring Blooms

That is all for today! Hope you are staying safe and doing the social distancing. It's hard not to be able to see family or do the things we take for granted everyday. I find it hard every time I hear them extend the state of emergency here in Ontario. Fortunately we only have 3 cases thus far in our town of Gravenhurst. 

Take care and all the best! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Introducing Jane's Memories

Designed by Jen Bishop, inspired by the fascinating historical figure and writer Jane Austen, this collection celebrates the writing life of women. Images of vintage fabrics abound through each page, joined by fashionable ladies, delicately penned and colored flowers and snippets of 18th century typography combine to 
bring the beauty of an era to life.

 The Paper Collection 


Stamp Collection

Chipboard Collection

Charm Pack

Jane's Memoirs will be arriving in stores next week!

We can't wait to see what you create with this 
beautiful collection.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A Romantic Time Journal

The "A Romantic Life" collection has such pretty graphics that wanted to 
create a special project.
I decided to do a Cinch journal so I could choose the placement of the 
lovely images for each page.

This loving collection called for lots of embellishments: flowers, chipboard, embossing, lace and appliques enhance the 
romantic feel of the journal. 

The pastel colors, beautiful flowers and sweet sentiments
 were perfect for an  "I can't wait until Spring" project!

Here's the link to the final flip through video: 

Thanks for stopping in

Items used:  
A Romantic Life paper collection and ephemera
Stamps:  Affectionately Yours
Chipboard:  Heart to Heart, Swirly Whorls

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


  Welcome! It's been a challenging time for all of us as of late. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones during this very difficult time. I have another layout for you today. 
This layout was done using the new A Romantic Life collection from Blue Fern Studios.
I used my new stencil from Finnabair and tried a different approach to my masking. I first used molding paste as the base and while the stencil was still down I went over it with dabs of blue and yellow paint then scrapped the paint colors with a credit card down the design. It gives a really nice effect. Of course I did some stamping with the Tattered Newsprint stamp. I then added a bit of lace ( Lace 07A) on top of the design.
I used a variety of chipboard on this. I cut the Bouquet Florets chipboard, colored it with  Honey and Sage embossing powders and layered it behind my photo and papers. I then added another layer of a different lace (I think it's discontinued now) and then added the rest of the Florets on top of that.
I framed my photo with the new Frilly Frame chipboard. The layout is actually quite thick but I like the outcome.
Another close-up of the florets chippie.
I used some of the gorgeous new flowers from Blue Fern in Nightshade to embellish my page and an adorable charm from the Filigree Medal collection.
I used the word Stillness from the Stillness, Contentment and Peaceful collection and embossed it with blue embossing powder and some wheat for a little sparkle. I also colored some lace and ran it along the two sides of my page.
Off to the side I used more of the Bouquet Florets pieces and some blooms as well as a little heart from the Ephemera pack. This is a different kind of layout for me I hope you like it.
Take care, remember social distancing and stay safe!!
All the best! :)

Products Used

Calling Cards

Peaceful, Stillness, Contentment
Frilly Frame
Bouquet Florets

Embossing Powder

Tattered Newsprint


Filigree Medal

discontinued lace