Thursday, March 21, 2013

Watching YOU Put Our Designs To Work!

Hello to all of the Blue Fern Studios fans! This post is dedicated to YOU! 

As a new company, it is very exciting to see our pieces put to work. And beyond what our amazing design team creates for your inspiration, it's especially fun to see the consumer use our products to help make their projects even more special. So upload those works to the various online galleries- we're looking at them! And once a month we are going to feature some of the projects we find.

Here is just a sampling of what we've discovered in the galleries this month:

Our "Organic Vine Corner" was the perfect choice to beautifully frame such a lovely photo.

Could there be a more fitting title than this "Sweet" piece from the "Valentine's Word Set"? Adorable!

We adore how Karen has dressed up the "Brigitte Butterfly" piece- so romantic and perfect for this wedding album!

We were blown away by Brit's inventive idea of piecing apart our "Symphony Border" to create the frame around these two sweet little girls!

What a sweet, SWEET layout- and the "Butterfly Kisses" title was a perfect fit!

Bonnie's page has so much to love about it- and we really love how she's used our "Royal Border" to top the whole thing off!

Thank-you to these talents for putting our name out there and for sharing your wonderful works!! We look forward to watching Blue Fern Studios continue to grow, and to seeing your creativity bring our chipboard to life! Thanks for the inspiration- and we hope you come back very soon. Our design team is hard at work crafting up a storm for your creative pleasure- and we have a special surprise coming up for you at the start of next month :).

All the best to you!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A little Victorian and a little Wild West

Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here today to show you a little Victorian and a little Wild West using a variety of Blue Fern Studios goodies.

Girl in the Rain
This is a piece that was created around the sweet Maud Humphrey image.  Maud Humphrey was the mother of actor, Humphrey Bogart.  Maud was born in Rochester, NY, my hometown and became a commercial artist in the late 1800's and early turn of the century.  

My Blue Fern chippies are treated very simply - painted with gesso.  The gesso just gives enough white to cover the chippy without making the chipboard completely stark white.  It gives it a bit of an old feel, worn and aged.  

Here are the pieces I used: 

Organic Vine Corner  -074622 - this piece was cut in two to complete the framed feel.
 Floral Clock 074684 - I love the versatility of this Blue Fern piece. It is an exquisite design.  

Girl Under the Streetlamp
Here is another Maud Humphrey image, meant to be a pair of layouts. I love the squirrel resting on her hand so I chose the Evening Lamp Post chipboard piece by Blue Fern Studios from which my squirrel can scamper to and fro. 

The little flourish swirl under the floral cluster is part of the Organic Vine from the Girl in the Rain layout (shown as the first piece).  I wanted to tie the two pieces together.

Organic Vine Corner  -074622
 Evening Lamp Post 074660

I added moulding paste in a heavy chunky style here.  

After letting my moulding paste dry, I dabbed a little Mixd Media Inx in Pewter on it to provide a little shadowing effect. 

Flipping from Victorian to western in this layout.

This is a photo I took a few years ago.  The little boy is a few months old and he's a little camera shy. This photo always makes me smile when I look at it.

I pulled out the  Blue Fern Studios Calligraphic Border and stained it with dark brown stain then wove some jute string around it.
Calligraphic Border 074363

Ornate Medallions Set 074462

 I painted the Medallions with Tim Holtz stain and then  covered with a very cool thick texture paint from Art Anthology called sorbet. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

{3} Layouts with Patter

Hi everyone. It's Patter Cross here, and I am glad to be back. Today I am sharing three 8x8 layouts with you. I hope you will enjoy them and find some fun ideas to use. Now let's look at these smaller layouts.

"Keep Faith"
We are finally members of a church in our new town. I am so excited, and of course scrapping a picture of our new church was very important to me. So, here it is (below). For this layout I used the Tuscan Window chipboard as a topper to my photo. I then added the Garden Window shutters to the sides of my photo. I liked mixing the two chipboard sets.

I wanted to leave my chipboard raw as I liked the raw color on the layout. To dress them up, I just stamped on them using brown ink.

Blue Fern Studios Product Used:
Tuscan Window 074752
Garden Window 074691

"Beautiful Iris"
In our new house in October, the irises began to bloom. Kind of late I believe but we moved them from the front yard to the side so I think they were in a bit of shock. But once they came up, wow! I used the Blooming Foliage chipboard on this page.

To create the fun texture on Blooming Foliage, I mixed a bit of glass bead gel with green acrylic paint. I then spread it on the chipboard. While it was still wet, I then misted it with a mix of gesso and water. It has a really fun texture when you touch it but it's hard to tell in the photos.

Blue Fern Studios Product Used:
Blooming Foliage 074851

"Love Always"
And for my last layout, I thought I would share my husband's executive work photo. I don't have a lot of scrapped photos of him so this one is special. I used the Vintage Locks and the word 'love' from the Valentine Word Set here.

I wanted my chipboard to look like leather since this was a masculine layout. To achieve that, I just covered the chipboard in distress ink. It worked very well for the look I wanted.

Blue Fern Studios Product Used:
Valentine Word Set 074646

Vintage Locks 074783

Thanks for joining me today. Blessings,

Friday, March 15, 2013

2 layouts and 1 card from Vibeke Harila

Hi again:)

Vibeke here, and I am so happy to share some of
my projects with you. 

Today you will see 2 layouts and 1 card.
I hope you enjoy it.

"Girly girl"

Look at this beautiful piece of chipboard.
This is so pretty. I want it to look elegant in my layout.

I took  a bit white paint and a bit crackle paint.
Finally I took on clear embossing powder.

Model: 074574


I rarely make cards.
But when you are lucky, you can use these great chipboard
- your work becomes much easier.

I am in love with this lovely birdcage.
It is perfect to all projects.

My birdcage got brown paint, some crackle paint and Distress Stain.
Finally I stamped a bit with a text stamp


Look so great this frame is!!
I took some paste on - random. And 4 different green mist.
It is so good looking :):)

Art Nouveau Frame

I hope you liked my March projects.
Maybe you got some ideas how to use your chipboard?

See you later.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Achieving Different Looks w/Erin Blegen

Hey everyone :)~ Erin Blegen here with you today to share with you three different projects, all using the same paper collection but achieving different looks using Blue Fern Studios chipboard! We've got a lot to get through, so let's get started :)...

This project was created on an 8"x10" canvas. I love this beautifully soft photo of my niece Lilah, so I wanted to create a romantic piece with lots of stamping and bursts of color. Let's take a closer look at the Blue Fern Studios chipboard used here:

I've used pink crackle paint on the Princess Window piece before smattering with microbeads. Then I topped it off with a piece cut from the Symphony Border, misted it, and stamped to correlate with my bakcground.

I LOVE keys. I've painted this one from the Vintage Keys set with gesso, applied a very light pink mist to it, and then stamped over top. Then I brushed on some Stickles, added the heart gem and some tulle at the top.

This Vintage Locks piece was also lightly misted and then stamped.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Princess Window 074578

Vintage Locks 074783

Vintage Keys 075032

"Our Bond"
My second project is a layout, featuring how easy it is to use chipboard in its raw fashion, which I love to do! 

The Calligraphic Border provides dimension, texture, and detail to the layering beneath my photos. I felt that by leaving it raw, it really stood out like I wanted it to :).

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Calligraphic Border 074363

Vintage Keys 075032

"Hello" {Tag}
My final project today is this tag. I love the smaller chipboard pieces for projects like these! So much fun to put together :)

I've combined a dress form from the Miss Taylor Set, as well as the larger butterfly out of the Brigitte Butterfly set to dress up this tag. I used a combination of Glimmer Mist and embossing powder to set the base of my dress form. I then added the tulle skirt and some seed beads for the bodice. Finally, the little heart accent was put in place.

For the butterfly, I used some light misting and embossing powder as well, before adding my stamping. Finally I trimmed up the tops of the wings with some microbeads.

Blue Fern Studios Chipbpoard Used:

Miss Taylor Set 074721

Brigitte Butterfly Set 074387

Thanks so very much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you enjoyed my projects- and that you're inspired to go out and get some BFS chipboard for yourself!

Take care and see you again soon :),