Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pregnancy photoshot layouts by Marie-Eve Bernard


Today, I have 3 layouts with pictures from my pregnancy photoshop.  I was 35 weeks pregnant at the time and very excited about the arrival of a baby boy in our family (after two wonderful princesses, we were so happy to finally have a boy!). Léo arrived at the end of June and we are so happy to cherish this third treasure.  Be sure you will see some baby picture from me soon!


For this layout, I use the gorgeous Timeless collection.

I cover the Corner flourishes with gesso and then paint it with a shiny red paint.  My title, family chipboard, was done almost the same, but use spray instead of paint.

In my flowers arrangement, I use the Attic Cham glitter roses and some Courtship blooms.  I match these with flowers from my stash. 

List of Blue Fern Studios supplies:

Timeless Collection, Adobe
Timeless Collection, Artistique
Timeless Collection, Couture

Serendipity words 1
Corner Flourishes

Arcadia Texture
Garden Frolic

Attic Cham glitter roses
Courtship Blooms


This time, I had fun with the Tranquility collection.

I leaved the Chicken wire panel and my title unaltered. I fit my layout perfectly this way.

On the butterflies, I apply gesso and before it was dry, I sprinkle some Imagine Ink Seven Seas and Breeze Embossing Powder. 

List of Blue Fern Studios supplies:

Tranquility collection, Jubilation
Tranquility collection, Peaceful
Tranquility collection, Patience

Chicken Wire Panel
Magical Monarchs

Imagine Ink Embossing powders:
Seven Seas

Attic Charm Flowers
Tranquil blooms
Tranquil roses and lilies

For the third layout, I use the Tranquility collection again.  This collection is so stunning!

I cut the Ring panel into pieces and leave it unaltered.  I like that look with this paper collection. 

I embellish the layout with the Blue Fern Studios Flowers.  My title was emboss with the Imagine Ink Honey Embossing Powder two times.

On my background, I apply randomly white gesso. Then I stamp with the Journey and the Forever Stamp Set with yellow permanent ink.  Finally, I use some inks to do splatters.

List of Blue Fern Studios supplies:

Tranquility Collection, Contentment

Rings panel
Blissful, Jubilation, Patience


Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:

Attic Charm Daisies
Attic Charm glitter roses
Courtship blooms

Hope to have Inspired you with those layouts! Have a nice day!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Blue Fern Studios & The Beach~A Perfect Combination

The latest Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Paper Collection, chipboard, flowers, and embossing powders are the perfect products for scrapping those favorite Summer Memories and creating those "beachy" themed projects that we all love around this time of year!
For my first August project, I used all those gorgeous yummies to create layout that surrounds a photo that my husband took of me and my son, Draven, when he was little in West Palm Beach, Florida. He caught the image as the sun was going down and I just loved the play of shadow and light~so the end of a perfect day.

I started with a layer of Seaside Cottage Embark Paper, and then punched and layered on a piece of  Seaside Cottage Splendor Paper.

I did some stenciling with some texture paste, just enough to accent the gorgeous design on the paper.

Added some texture sand and sand glitter glass at the bottom and then got to layering in all of my details.

I used Seaside Cottage Embark Paper to matte out my photo. Then took a Blue Fern Seaside Charms Chipboard Piece cut the top part off, and heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Petal Embossing Powder, used a clear ink dabber to randomly hit the edges and then heat embossed it with  Imagine Ink Seven Seas Embossing Powder, added some pearl accents, and used it at the top of my photo.

I took the bottom half of the Seaside Charm Chipboard Piece, and embossed the chain link with Imagine Ink 14 KT Embossing Powder, colored each of the individual charms with markers, and added it to the bottom of the photo with a real sea shell.

Next, I added some cheesecloth, and popped on a Blue Fern Dark Tropic Lily, an Attic Charm Glitter Rose, and a Courtship Bloom, tucking in another real Seashell for texture, and then heat embossed a Blue Fern Seaside Lantern Chipboard piece with Imagine Ink 14KT Gold and Seven Seas Embossing Powder.

I took a Blue Fern Perfect Day Chipboard Piece, heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Bonny Blue Embossing Powder, randomly dabbed the piece and then highlighted the edges with a marker. 

Here you can see a close up of the detail on the chipboard.
I added on some of my handcrafted Memory Keeper Butterflies to pull out the ocean tones in the piece. 

At the top right hand corner of my layout, I used the other part of the Blue Fern Seaside Lantern Set  to create a layer that includes more cheesecloth, a real seashell and more Blue Fern Flowers.

I like to take a side shot of my work, so that you can really see all the depth and character that those Blue Fern Products add to a piece.
Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Seaside Cottage Paper Collection

Seaside Charms
Seaside Lanterns
Perfect Day

Dark Tropic Lilies
Courtship Blooms
Attic Charm Glitter Roses

Imagine Ink:
14 KT Embossing Powder
Bonny Blue Embossing Powder
Petal Embossing Powder
Seven Seas Embossing Powder

For my second, August Blue Fern Studios Project, I created a wonderful Seaside look for a photo of my husband, David and son Draven that I took in Destin, Florida on a family vacation.

I used both sides of the Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Whitewash paper,  tearing, and creating a peek a boo to reveal the bottom layer paper design.

I matted my photo out on a piece of corrugated board that I spray stained and then edged with sand texture paste, and sand glitter glass. I added a netting of cheesecloth and popped on a Blue Fern Seaside Rose and Seaside Lily, along with a burlap sunflower, and canvas leaves.

I then did some stamping with a Blue Fern Textured Elements Stamp to add depth and texture around my photo. I then fussy cut out a Beach Sign from the Blue Fern Calling Cards Paper.

I heat embossed Blue Fern Crackle Bits Chipboard with Imagine Ink Seven Seas Embossing Powder, tucking them in behind my photo and into the peek a boo.
I fussy cut out some of the sailor piece from the Blue Fern Calling Cards Paper, and loved how it added a more masculine, nautical feel to my layout.

Here you can see the 2nd piece that I cut from the papers and added to the bottom corner of the photo.

I took a Blue Fern Summer Vacation Chipboard Piece, and two tone heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Seven Seas and Petal Embossing Powders. Don't you just love all the YUMMY texture those embossing powders add??!!

I added a rope accent to the top corner of my layout and layered on another Blue Fern Seaside Rose & Seaside Lily.

I fussy cut out a fish from the Blue Fern Calling Cards Paper, and added him to the crackle bit inside the peek a boo, and then attached some rope accents.

And here you can see a side shot showing off all those Blue Fern Paper pieces and product!!

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Whitewash (front & back sides)
Calling Cards

Summer Vacation
Crackle Bits

Seaside Roses
Seaside Lilies

Essential Textures

Imagine Ink:
Seven Seas Embossing Powder
Petal Embossing Powder

For my last, Blue Fern, August Project, I created a soft, vintage look layout that captures the soft sea foam look of the Beach.

I used both sides of the Blue Fern Seaside Cottage Voyage Paper. Designer Michele Singh creates such gorgeous papers and I tried to keep my look fairly clean in order to show off the details that she put into this paper.

I ran a piece of lace down the side to add a Vintage touch, since I was using a wonderful Vintage photo. 

I used a Blue Fern Seashell Chipboard Frame to house my photo. I stipple painted it with white gesso, and then randomly dabbed with a embossing ink dabber on the places that I wanted to accent, and then used Imagine Ink Sea Mist Embossing Powder, to add that wonderful, soft sea foam look to the frame.

I then used a Blue Fern Leafy Page Accent that I did the same technique to to add a flourish accent below the frame.

Next came a flower layer of mulberry paper flowers, a Blue Fern Tranquil Bloom, and a brooch accent.

I then created "waves" by tearing white tissue paper and layering them in a wave pattern and accented them with teal glitter glass. I just love how wonderful my handcrafted Sweet Dreams Teal Butterflies looked with this collection!

In the top corner, I took some more of the Blue Fern Leafy Page Chipboard Accents, along with an anchor piece that was left over from the Blue Fern Seaside Charms Piece that I cut down for my 1st August Layout ( I hate waste), 

used the same coloring technique as I used on the other chipboard pieces and added on some flowers, and a butterfly.

Here you can see how Delicious that stipple painting and embossing powders look close up. I just love texture!!

Just look at all that dimension those Blue Fern Products add. Even when you scrap in a more clean style, you can add so much visual interest with those amazing products!!

I hope that you have enjoyed all my August Blue Fern Projects, and that you have been inspired to grab some of those FAV family vacation photos or beach elements, and create something beautiful for yourself!! Until next time, Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Voyage (Front & Back Sides)

Seashell Frame
Leafy Page Accents
Anchor From Seaside Charms 

Tranquil Blooms
Attic Charm Daisies

Imagine Ink:
Sea Mist Embossing Powder

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August Inspirations with Jelissa

Hello friends, how have you been? 

July has been very exciting and now that August is here, I'm looking to better times ahead! Today I'm so glad to be sharing with you two creations using the fabulous new collection Seaside Cottages. This set of papers speak right to my heart and to say it was love at first sight is a great understatement. Michele has outdone herself yet again with this gorgeous beach-themed collection filled with soft colours and stunning images.

My first layout is of my eldest having some fun with his feet in the sand. Woodgrain is really my thing and I had to use it for the background. Seeing that the paper is so full of details, I toned down my background work and used to it accent the colors on the page. 

Details in the close-ups:

An anchor from part of the Seaside Flourish chippie which I had embossed with Copper EP from Imagine Ink and painted some turquoise acrylic paint over for a tarnished look. The petals were sprinkled with Dusty Pink glitter.

Layer, layer, layer! That's what you do when you have so many pretty papers at hand! Here, I built up lots of dimension with scraps from Calling Cards, Voyage and Splendour. 

Using a Calling Card sentiment as my title. The little stars on the flourish chipboard were also given a nice coat of Sunshine glitter.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

papers: Seaside Cottages - Calling Cards, Voyage, Splendour, Gala
chipboard: Seaside Flourish
EPs: Copper
Glitter, Dusty Pink, Sunshine

My second share is a mixed media canvas and I had used so many fun stuff on it! The starfish and shells that you see are actually from a potpourri set and they smell amazing!

This is the Seashell Frame which I had a lot of fun altering with EP and duo-toned acrylic paint.

A little sailboat from Nautical Set. Check out the background - it's one of the patterned papers from Seaside collection and I didn't have to do much to make it look so grungy and vintage all at the same time!

Who doesn't love a dolphin? I have one here with some seaweed chippies. Check out the Seaside Lilies that come as part of the coordinating flowers - they are so perfectly distressed that I didn't have to fiddle with them at all. 

Mr Octopus saying hi.

I seem to have a thing for anchors again! This one is embossed and wrapped with a piece of twine.

A title piece from Calling Cards, matched by the Seaside Roses.

And here is the video of how I put everything together. Sit back and enjoy!

Blue Fern Studios supplies used:

paper: Seaside Cottages - Calling Card
chipboard: Nautical Set, By the Sea, Seashell Frame, Seaweed chippies
EPs: Ebony, Clover, Fern, Grassy Knoll, Verdant, Sea Breeze, Blue Sky, 14 Karat
Glitter: Mermaid

Monday, August 1, 2016

3 Collections + You!

Welcome to the first day of August!  It's a new month and that means we have a new challenge for you. 
This month's challenge is 3 Collections + You!

During August, we are asking you to create a project using one of the 3 most recent paper collections from Blue Fern Studios.   Here is a sampling of each collection, but you can use any paper from these collections:

Seaside Cottage


Attic Charm


Everything else is up to you!  We will have a prize package of Blue Fern products for one winner chosen by a random draw.  In addition, we will also feature a few projects!

You can create any project you please - a layout, card, canvas, altered item, mini-album, etc. as long as you use at lease one paper from the above mentioned paper collections.

Please upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on August 31, 2016.