Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 Yuletide Christmas Junk Journal

Today I am sharing a beautiful Christmas inspired journal using the new Yuletide collection designed by Jen Bishop and a vintage 1956 copy of a Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book. It is such a fun way to re-purpose a book into 
something special to share with family and friends.

 These papers are so rich with color and texture they easily stand alone with no decoration whatsoever, but using the laces, trims and the ephemera from the collection take it over the top.

I love the to add lots of techniques to incorporate into my journals. Little pockets and tags make a perfect place to tuck journaling,

The Bits and Bobs pack filled with unique Cabinet Cards are a great focal point 
and layering them over lace creates drama.

Using lace as a "belly band" is a fun way to add extra tags, photos or extra ephemera.
 A complete video series of the making of this 5 ring binder journal 
is under my playlist, Blue Fern Studios, on my
YouTube channel - Gayle Agostinelli.  

A flip through video is available at https://youtu.be/gHy5toyqDHs , 

if you'd like to see a walk through of the entire journal.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Journal.

Thank you for coming by today!

Hugs, Gayle  


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Monday, November 22, 2021

Stop and Smell the Roses Mixed Media Canvas

 Hey Blue Fern Fans I have a fun Mixed Media Canvas I created using the Gorgeous Fairy Whispers collection!  This collection has so many beautiful designs and colors,  I decided to showcase the colors using paints and also creating texture to enhance the Gorgeous papers.

I started with White Crackle texture paste through a stencil,  then used another stencil using a brick pattern to create texture using White Sand texture paste,   acrylic paint,  Blue Fern Studios embossing powder.  Then I did some ink stamping and heat embossing to add abit more interest to the background.  I used 13 Arts Watercolor powder,  Color Glow and Mist the add color to the background.  

I shifted through my Fairy Whispers papers and started designing my layout.  I did some paper distressing,  did some diecutting and added Blue Fern Studios Lace,  Blue Fern Studios Ephemera pack,  Flowers,  Crocheted Doilies,  Resin Frame and metal trinket.  I also added Reneabouquets Gorgeous handcrafted Butterflies and yellow mulberry flowers.

This Mixed Media Canvas came together so easy and was so satisfying to see it all come together!  I hope this inspires you to get your Gorgeous Blue Fern papers out and create something beautiful!  Be sure to share with us on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics,  we can't wait to see what you create!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Creating!!!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Stacked Envelope and Oversized Tag using Yuletide

 Hello Blue Fern Fans!  I have a couple small projects to share using Blue Fern Studios Yuletide collection.  I created my first project stacking envelopes I made using my Martha Stewart scoreboard.  I also created an oversized tag that can be used as a gift or a decoration.

I used lace and sheer trim from Blue Fern Studios.  Flowers,  twine,  tulle trim,  sequins,  applique fabric flowers,  say it with crystals and Blue Fern Studios Yuletide papers.

I also cut out some photo matting for each envelope,  they can be use for journaling or placing your photos on for a keepsake.

These projects would be a perfect gift for any occasion or keep them for yourself!
Be sure to grab this collection and start creating some beautiful projects!  Be sure to share with us on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics,  we'd love to see what you create!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Creating

Thursday, October 28, 2021

*The Beach is my Happy Place* Altered Hoop

 Hey Friends!  Who is ready for Vitamin Sea???  We all love the beach right?  I'm past due for a little Vitamin Sea so I can beachcomb for some beautiful seashells!

I used Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection for this project!  I could create all day long with this collection,  it's so Gorgeous!  

I used a 12" hoop to create a wall decor piece.  I've had this idea in my head for a long time and finally got to piece all the layers in just the right places!

As always I love do cut out some diecuts from the collections I'm creating with.  I used crocheted doilies,  3D diecut cardstock ephemera pieces,  Ships Ahoy charm anchor,  flowers,  cheesecloth,  art stones, lace and seedlings.  I also heat embossed on Blue Fern Studios chipboard and added twine to create more texture and interest.

*The Beach is my Happy Place* is spot on for me!!!  I hope I've inspired you to create a beautiful project using Blue Fern Studios products!  Please be sure to share your projects with us at Blue Fern Fanatics on Facebook!  We can't wait to see your beautiful projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fun in the Sun Scrapbook Layout

Happy hump day Blue Fern Fans!  Today I have a layout using the Gorgeous Seaside Cottage collection!  I'm in love with this collection,  the designs and colors are so amazing and fun to create with!

I created some background texture using Blue Fern Studios Knotted Stamp and the Netting stencil.  

I used some of my leftover diecuts from a previous layout to create my layers.  I also cut out banner pieces and tags to create my design. 

I used paper doilies,  crocheted doilies  cheesecloth,  flowers,  and lace for this layout.

If you've gone on vacation to the beach,  be sure to use this collection to create your memories!  We would love to see your beautiful creations using any Blue Fern Studios products,  be sure to share on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Scrapbook Layout using Blue Fern Studios Yuletide collection

Hey Crafty Friends I have a layout Blue Fern Studios New Gorgeous Yuletide collection!

I was inspired to create a layout that didn't look holiday or christmas themed.

I did some distressing on the edges to give it that shabby vintage feel.  As always I did some diecutting and added flowers,  crocheted doilies and lace.

The design for this collection is so Gorgeous,  there are so many details and of course I love the colors!

I hope I've inspired you to create a beautiful layout!  Be sure to share your beautiful creations on our Facebook page at Blue Fern Fanatics!

Thank you for taking a peek!

Happy Creating!