Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today's Feature: The Tuscan Window and the Floral Wreath

Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here to show you how I used Blue Fern this month.

Window to the Garden:
This was created using the Blue Fern Studios Tuscan Window as well as the packaging. Yes, I used the Blue Fern product packaging for the background paper and in the clustering.

As you can see, the added bonus with Blue Fern is that the packaging is as elegant as the chipboard that comes inside.  It's just begging to be used as well.   I know many of the other designers have showcased both product and packaging in their creations.  You can find them in the Blue Fern Gallery.

Please feel free to upload your work showcasing Blue Fern Studios Chipboard as well.  We would LOVE to see what you have created.  You will inspire us and so many others.
My photo image is from Magic Moonlight Free Images and is part of a collage that I cut up.
I wanted to keep this light and airy as if looking out into an open garden.  To help create this effect, I used some moulding paste and  a mask template, then topped with some mist.

I kept my chipboard very clean with  just a few layers of acrylic paint and some glitter glue which is not all that apparent here.  I realize my window frame is upside-down.  I did this because I knew that packaging and clustering would cover up the delicate beautiful scroll work on the chipboard window frame if I left it as designed.

Besides, chipboard is meant to be adjusted to make it work for you.  It's always wonderful right out of the package, but sometimes your "vision" for your project means cutting, flipping and re-positioning.  No guilt - just make it work for you.

This is the Tuscan Window #074752.  Very unique  design.

The Floral Wreath of  Love:
February is the month of love so I decided to keep with the theme once I saw this darling angel postcard.   My inspiration for the colors of the chipboard frame came from the delicate colors in the vintage postcard.

Blue Fern Floral Wreath  #074486

Here is how I created this 3D wreath:
Step 1. Spray the Blue Fern Chipboard with water lightly in selected areas. 

Step 2.  Gently lift the wet chipboard layers up and bend/twist or pinch with your finger tips. Dry with heat gun.
Step 3.  Peel only a few layers from selected flowers, turn and glue back on top of flower in a different direction, giving more volume and definition to the various flowers.
Step 4.  Pinch and bend the leaves.  Dry with heat gun to firm and strengthen.
Step 5.  Paint chipboard with gesso to seal it and prep it for your finishing acrylic paint topcoat.  I also painted the edges.

Step 6. The fun part...decorate as desired.

In this piece, I painted my altered chipboard flowers a buttercream yellow and a pale soft peach/pink.  I painted the leaves willow green and added veins in the leaves with my Tim Holtz distress marker.  To finish them, I stamped some cursive print onto the leaves..

I also topped some of the chipboard with flowers and floral berries.

The ZVA flourish adds a nice accent.

I added angel wings made from stamping a piece of vellum paper and then embossing with clear embossing powder.  After it was cool, I cut it out and ran some ink over the embossing to tint it a bit - giving it a glowing effect.

This just shows the dimension of the chipboard on my page as a result of the water alterations.

Thank you for stopping here.  Please remember to stop by Blue Fern Gallery and see how folks like YOU are using the newest chipboard on the market!

Blue Fern Supplies :
Window to the Garden:
Blue Fern Studios - Tuscan Window chipboard #074752
Blue Fern Packaging for the paper and clustering

Floral Wreath of Love: 
Blue Fern  Studios Chipboard -Floral Wreath #074486

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Layout and a Card with Patter Cross

Today is my day to share a couple of Blue Fern Studios creations with you. For my first February creation, I chose to do a card. My inspiration was the Blue Fern Studios packaging and colors. When you buy any Blue Fern Studios chipboard, you truly get a piece of patterned paper. The packaging should not be thrown away but used for sure. 

For this card, I trimmed the Blue Fern Studios Organic Vine Corner to fit the card. It showed slightly where the chipboard was trimmed but that was easily fixed by hiding it under the flowers. I then dabbed on some Adironack acrylic paint but left some of the raw chipboard showing. I like that look.  The background paper on the card is the Blue Fern Studios packaging. Isn't the packaging pretty?
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Blue Fern Product Used: 
Organic Vine Large 074622

For my next creation, I decided to do an 8x8 layout of myself using my favorite color "pink." I used the Blue Fern Studios Organic Vine Corner and once again dabbed it with paint dabbers. This time I used two different colors (Jenni Bowlin chewing gum dabber and Adirondack shell pink dabber). Then I added some frosted lace Stickles on top to give it a shimmery look. I did the same with the Blue Fern Studios chipboard heart from the Heart Set using Adirondack denim dabber and frosted lace Stickles. You can see the shimmer on the heart much better than on the vine corner because I used a dark paint. 
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Blue Fern Product Used: 
Organic Vine Large 074622
Heart Set 074417

I hope you have enjoyed my creations. To see more information, please visit my blog post here:

Thanks for joining me today. Blessings,

Friday, February 15, 2013

"Family" and "Art"


Welcome back to all the inspirations here at
the Blue Fern Studios blog.

Today it´s my turn to show you
some of my work.
So just stay where you are - and enjoy:)

My first work is a layout
with a picture of my lovely girls.
They are so good friends - and I hope
they will stay friends forever.

I have used white paint, a lots of mist.
stamps and more mist:)

Hidden journaling on the tag:)

Look at that wonderful piece of chipboard!!
I love this - and I have saved it for the right place to use it.

I have used paint, crackle accent and Dimensional Lack on this beautiful piece.

Village Sign Post

I have one more to show you today.
One page from my new Art Journal.

I have used a lots of stamps, paint and mist on this.
And decoupage lack

Look at this wonderful hearts!!
So pretty!!
I am in the mood for orange;)
Crackle paint and mist on this.

Heart Set

Thank you for your visit.

My blog: http://vibekescrapperogskryter.blogspot.no/

Have a nice day :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Clock, A Window and A Moment in Time

Hi everybody! It's Camilla. I have two new projects for you today showcasing Blue Fern Studios products. 

First a layout with a photo of my sweet nieces. Here I have used two chipboards - the  Floral Clock and the A Moment in Time.

The chipboard pieces are altered in the same way. First I painted it in white gesso. Then I dabbed some tattered rose coloured Distress Stickles here and there. It has the same rose colours as the flowers. And to finish them off, I covered the pieces in clear crackle paint.

And here is a close-up of the gorgeous clock.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Secondly, I made a card for my sister-in-law. I used the Garden Window.

I painted it in white gesso. When it had dried I used a script stamp (black) and then inked it with gold ink.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Thank you for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blog Hop Winner & Some Projects by Erin Blegen~!

Hey everybody! I hope you are all doing well- it's Erin Blegen here today to share with you a couple of projects I created for Blue Fern Studios this month, and I will also be revealing to you the WINNER of the Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop Prize...but of COURSE I'm going to make you wait until you get to the end of my post ;). But if you quick scroll down just to check if your name is there- I don't mind- I'd do the same ;)!!

So let's get started!

"My Joy" {canvas}
Not often do I get a photo of all 3 of my kids at the same time- so I just knew I needed to get this one scrapped. And when I received the beautiful "Country Picket Fence" piece, I had the perfect prop for my little scene.

I started out by creating my background with a bit of masking with texture and color. I then adhered the Country Picket Fence piece and since I wanted to create a snowy, wintery scene, I used a whole bunch of texture paste to create the "snowbank" in which the fence would sit. Some beads and glitter were added as well.

For my title, I used one of the chipboard words from the "Valentine's Word Set". After priming first with gesso, I sprayed it with some glimmer mist and used my finger to dab at it while it was still wet to create the uneven color you see here. 

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Used:

Country Picket Fence {074561}
Valentine's Word Set {074646}

And I also have a card to share with you today:

 Some of you might know Kelly Foster- she's not only a member of the Blue Fern Studios team as well, but she's also my little sister :). In a couple of months here, her 2nd daughter Paisley will be turning a year old and I thought I might get ahead of the game and make her a 1st birthday card!

I used the "Natural Sprigs Set" to accent my flower clusters. Probably one of my favorite chipboard techniques is using my stamps to decorate them. After priming with gesso, use some ink and a favorite stamp to create a quick and easy coordinating embellishment for your project~!

Finally, I've used the adorable heart lock piece from the "Vintage Locks" set. I painted it white before covering with glossy accents and then adding microbeads and clear glitter.

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Used:

Natural Sprigs Set {074639}

Vintage Locks {074783}

And that is all for me today!

But before I go- it's time to announce the winner of the beautiful blog hop prize offered by Blue Fern Studios:

Congrats to.................

Rhonda, please send us your mailing info to leslie@bluefernstudios.com within 7 days to claim your prize! Congrats to you and we hope you enjoy your new goodies!!!!

Have a wonderful day and I hope you all have a great Valentine's Day tomorrow!