Friday, December 13, 2013

3 projects from Frau_Muller and Goodbye

Hello everyone!
Here is Frau_Muller with you today and this is my last post for Blue Fern Studios
The time I spent with BFS was one of the most exciting experiments in my scrap-life. I'm so proud and happy to have been the part of the BFS team  I'd like to say big thanks to all team members.

And now I'ld like to represent you my 2 cards and tag, created for BFS:
The 1st one is vintage card
 I really love vintage style.That's why i love to use distress crackle paint and alcohol ink for chipboard pieces.
 I've used:
Symphony Border

My second card I also a little vintage amazing butterflies
I've covered all the chipboard pieces with gold acrylic paint.

And my vintage tag:
Some close-ups
I've covered all  chipboard  with gold glitter.

For card and tag I've used:
Leafy Page Accents
 Well, that's it.)))
Thanks again for all of you who gave me support and appreciated my work at BFS!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My very last projects By Kristine Henanger

Hi Everyone!
This is my very last post for Blue Fern Studios!
It has been an amazing journey and I have been so lucky to be a part of this talented team! 

Here is my December projects:
On this layout I used glimmermist, papers, chipboard leftovers, modeling paste and stencils to create my background. Then I put on the picture and title.
For this layout I used following chipboard pieces: Quatrefoil Panel, Mini Rings Panel

On this layout I used a stencil and modeling paste to create the chevron pattern, and then I made a paper cluster with leftovers. Putting chipboard pieces under and between the papers.
For this layout I used following chipboard pieces: Broken rings, Mini ring things, Directions

 On this layout I mixed modeling paste and glimmermist and applied it where I wanted my "cluster" to be.
Then I put on chipboard, cheesecloth, and some bling.
For this layout I used following chipboard pieces: Screen Panel, Picture perfect, Memory Frame 

I hope you found some inspiration here today! :)
Thank you all, its been a fun six months and I hope you have enjoyed my projects :)

Kristine Henanger

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cards with Yana Smakula

Hello everyone! This is Yana Smakula sharing my December projects with you - I have two cards and a blank December album page waiting to be filled out later this month.

Enjoy the Ride:

I used silver metallic marker from Dovecraft to paint the bike and arrows. 

For this project I used the following chipboard pieces: Directions, My Bike

Together forever:
For this project I used the following chipboard pieces: Valentine Cupids

December album page:
Finally I have a page for my December album. For this project I used chipboard as a mask (see photo below) to spray my background and a small snowflake as an embellishment:

For this project I used the following chipboard pieces: Bits of Honey, Let is Snow

Those are my final projects for Blue Fern Studios. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime as I'm sure I'll be using Blue Fern Studios chipboard on many other projects in future. Its been a fun six month and I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Decorated boxes by Yvonne Yam

Hello there. It's Yvonne Yam here to share my December projects with you. This month, I used my current fave Blue Fern Studios chipboard - Rings Panel and gold paint, to decorate two different boxes.

For the first box, I went the girly route by adding pearls and trim and the edges and used the Rings Panel chipboard to add a little texture and dimension to the lid of the box.

For my second box, I decided to create an ornate box because of the shiny foil patterned paper I used.

I added pearls to the Rings Panel chipboard for texture and drama. These panels were added to the top and sides of the lid.

Hope you've enjoyed the projects I've shared the last 6 months using the lovely chipboard from Blue Fern Studios. :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

November Sketch Challenge Winner & Top 3 Features!

Today we bring to you our lucky randomly drawn winner of the chipboard prize pack from last month's sketch challenge, as well as our Top 3 Features! Always an exciting day on our blog!

As always, we received a wonderful array of entries, all showcasing our products in a unique variety of ways. It is a humbling thing to see :) Thank-you for making Blue Fern Studios so beautiful!

Let's get to the winner of our chipboard prize pack, shall we?

A BIG congrats to Debby L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank-you SO much for sharing your talent with us, Debby! Please email me {} within 7 days to claim your prize :)

Our Top 3 Features:

Stokely WOWED us with this stunning, neutral-toned layout. She cut our Blooming Flourish in half, dressed it up with plenty of texture, and placed it beneath her photo. Thank-you for joining us this month, Stokely! We LOVED this!!

As much as we love dolled-up chipboard, we also love to see it in its natural state, and Caroleanne has done it perfectly here! We love the way our Chickenwire Panel was cut and how it cascades down as a backdrop for her title. Perfect!

What perfect timing for a festive Christmas layout! We sure do love the treatment of our Twiggy Branch; perfect for a wintery feel! 

Thanks once again to everyone who played along this month! We hope to see you again :)
Be sure to check out the December Sketch Challenge if you haven't already!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It started with 2 pieces of Kraft paper...

 It's me, Lisa!! December is here!! I hope that everyone is getting into the holiday spirit!!! Well, with the hustle and bustle of the season, It may be a little difficult to find time to create. But Create I must, so I pulled out 2 pieces of 12x12 Kraft paper..After all, it is the color of chipboard. I covered them with gesso...Then the magic began...

 I created this layout as a gift for a dear friend who lost her husband this year.
I primed the Graduated Circles with gesso. Then painted them with acrylic glaze and dabbed some black paint over it when it was dry.

 I painted the By the Sea words with flat black acrylic paint.

  I always save the innards from my panels chipboard. The diamonds came from the Harlequin Page Panel. I glued them to the background and painted them with gesso to blend in, before I sprayed the whole page with mists.

  This next layout was totally inspired by Australian artist Di Garling. I just pulled some chipboard from my collection and got busy.

To adorn the Spring Branch, I covered it with some texture paste and let it dry. Then I painted it with acrylic glaze.

I painted the Doodle Flowers with acrylic glaze as well. I added a rhinestone to the middle of this one.

I painted and tucked some of the Doodle Flowers among the flower cluster.

Thank you for joining me today on the Blue Fern Studios Blog. Make sure you check back often to see the inspiration created by Design Team. You can join me on my blog for details, and the story behind the By The Sea layout.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Sketch Challenge!

It's hard to believe that we've reached our final sketch challenge for this year and we are quickly approaching our very first anniversary! We hope you will love the latest sketch we have for you, designed as always by the talented Michele Singh:

Check out the samples some of our design team members put together for you:

Yvonne Yam

Patter Cross

Kerryn Lawson

Lisa Gregory

Erin Blegen

Simply gorgeous! We can't WAIT to see YOUR take :)!!
As always, we've got a great grab bag of chipboard for one randomly chosen participant:

In addition to our prize winner, we will also select a Top 3 to feature in our winner post!
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! **Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please- a layout, card, tag, canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.**

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard- but you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch! You can find the store nearest you HERE. {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on December 31st, 2013.
We look forward to your entries!