Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thank You Daria

Hello Blue Fern Fans.  It's hard to believe that this is the last full week of February, which brings us to the last project from our Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Daria Makarova.  A big thanks to Daria for using our products so beautifully this month.  We will now turn it over to Daria to let you know a little bit about her magnificent layout below. 

I have created my last layout of the month using the Bretton paper from the Chesterville Collection.  I fell in love with this collection because it has incredible prints that are suitable for many different projects.  

 I used Wheat Embossing powder on the chipboard piece.  On the layout I used Burnt Copper Glitter with modeling paste.  It is an amazing color!  I have finished it off with the Courtship Roses flowers from Blue Fern Studios.

Thank you for the opportunity to work with an excellent paper that is beautifully decorated!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Projects for Lydia Guijt

 Hello Blue Fern Studios friends. 
It's Lydia here today showing you my 3 projects for February. 
So excited to be using the soon to be released Chesterville Collection. The first 2 layouts are made withe that and the third with the Serendipity Collection. Here goes!

Capture the Moment

For my back ground work I started off with using the Postal Textures Stamp and Antique Gold Embossing Powder to create some interest. After that I followed with a stencil and paste. 
The Swirly Doodle and Swirly Circle Chipboard pieces I embossed with Black Sand BFS Embossing Powder and the Roman Clock Set and Captured Words with Copper BFS Embossing Powder.

Once I had all the preparations done it was time to start layering. Adding Late Winter Lilies and other embellishments to get the layout together. Some finishing touches with some mists and ink splatters and we're done with the first one.

Chesterville : Bretton - Holmes
Swirly Doodle
Swirly Circle
Roman Clock Set - Small
Captured words
BFS Embossing Powder 
Black Sand
Antique Gold
Postal Textures
Late Winter Lilies


For my second layout with the Chestervile collection I used another picture from our trip to the Grand Canyon. The mountains fit perfectly with the colors of these papers. To make things pop I decided to go with a contrasting color. I had my eye on the gorgeous Peacock BFS Embossing Powder for the Manchester Frame. Working my way back to all the other accents with that.

For my background I used the stamp and embossing technique again. Going with the Scratched stamp and Antique Gold BFS Embossing Powder. Followed by a stencil and paste, some misting and ink splatters. 

The Notebook Edges chipboard piece I embossed with Black Sand BFS Embossing Powder. The Seasonal Wild Flowers and Journey, Explore, Discover chipboard pieces with Oatmeal BFS Embossing Powder. Adding Autumn Glitter to the tips. With this all prepared I cut some pieces of paper from the Chester and Holmes papers to create some layers adding the chipboard pieces and Dark Tropic Lilies and other embellishments to finish of the layout. A final touch of ink splatters and we're done. 

Chesterville : George - Chester - Holmes
Manchester Frame 
Seasonal Wild Flowers
Journey, Explore, Discover
Notebook Edges
Embossing Powder 
Black Sand
Antique Gold
Dark Tropic Lilies

Memories Captures

For my last layout this month I chose the brighter color scheme of the Serendipity Collection. Getting ready for Spring this part of the world. 

For the back ground I started with stamping around the page with a combination of stamps, Postal Textures, Christmas Collage & Shabby Edges. Followed by a stencil using an assortment of pastes. The gorgeous Janie's Frame chipboard piece was embossed with Oatmeal BFS Embossing Powder. After it was done I cut it through half to position on either side of the page. 

I fuzzy cut some pieces from the Merriment sheet to use on the layout and several butterflies. Assembling it all I used an assortment of BFS Flowers : Dark Tropc LiliesSoft Blossoms & Courtship Roses. Adding some final touches with some Burnt Copper Sunshine Glitter for a bit of extra sparkle and we're done.

Serendipity: Glee - Merriment
Janie's Frame
Captured Words
Embossing Powder 
Burnt Copper
Postal Textures
Christmas Collage
Shabby Edges
Dark Tropic Lilies
Soft Blossoms
Courtship Roses

Thank you so much for checking in!

Lydia Guijt

Friday, February 17, 2017

Meet the New Guy - Chester(ville)

Have you met the new guys we are calling Chesterville?  They are all the rage right now.  Everyone is in love with our new paper collection designed by the super talented Manuela Zimmerman.  It's got grunge, attitude, and a whole lot of distress.  Our designers have been creating some amazing layouts with Chesterville!  Here.........take a look at all 10 double-side papers in the collection:

So, what do you think?  Aren't these guys handsome!
Of course we have stamps, chipboard, flowers, embossing powder and glitter that coordinate with Chesterville.  Check back next week for all the accessories!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Inspirations with a video by Annie Samson

I am so happy today to share with you 2 layouts made with the new collection Chesterville.

This collection is amazing and so versatile.

For my first layout, Sassy,  I have used the back side of the Keswick paper of the Chesterville collection.

To add texture to my backgroud, I have used the Essential Tertures Stamp Set with brown ink and Forest Most embossing powder. I use a stensil with modeling past and add Forest Most embosing powder on top of it . Than, I have used green ink to add color to the paper.

To add texture on my chipboard, I use Forest Most and Peacock embossing powder. For my title chipboard, I have brushed wite gesso on top of it.

To embellish my layout, I have used flowers from the Attic Charm Glitter RosesHarvest Lilies and Late Winther Lilies.

 Here the list of the Blue Fern Studios products I have used on my layout

Keswick paper of the Chesterville collection

Essential Tertures

Embossing powder
Forest Most

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Harvest Lilies
Late Winther Lilies

New chipboard of the Chesterville collection
Sassy title of the cute, sweet, sassy kit

For my second layout, Cute Stuff, I have used the Whitford paper of the Chesterville Collection.

Here a video of my creative process for this layout

Here the list of the Blue Fern Studios products I have used for this layout

Whitford paper of the Chesterville collection

Essential Tertures

Embossing powder
It's a girl

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Courtship roses

Damask panel
Cute Stuff of the Good vibe kit

Thanks for your visit, Annie

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ocean Blue

Today we welcome back Daria, our Blue Fern Fan of the Month.  This gorgeous ocean blue paper is from the Heartland Collection.  It is so perfect with the photo Daria has used for her layout.

Daria has built some amazing texture on her layout.  
The flowers that are framing the photo are from the Heartland Bloossoms and Dark Tropic Lilies collections.   

The chipboard piece has been embellished with Blue Fern Stormy Sea and Breeze embossing powders.  

Be sure to check back next week when Daria will have another project to share!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Projects by Babi

Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share with you my new projects with the upcoming collection Chesterville.  It's such a beatiful grunge style collection and  it will be available soon for you to work with it.

I used the Chesterville - Bretton and Whitford papers to create my first project, called "Smile Today".

I applied some texture paste with stencil, watercolor and paint to create a more girly background.

Then, I covered  the Manchester Frame Chipboard with Antique Gold and Fern embossing powder and acrylic paint.

I finished  the layout with some gorgeous paper flowers - Spring  and Late Winter Lilies.  

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:
Papers: Chesterville - Bretton  and Whitford 
Chipboard: Manchester Frame
Embossing Powder: Fern and Antique Gold
Flowers: Spring and Late Winter Lilies


My next projet is a  mini album  that I made with several papers from  Chesterville collection. You can check the names in the supplies list.

For the Cover I used the Chesterville GeorgeChester and Holmes  papers.

I used the Texture Wildflowers for the coverthen I embossed it  with  Antique Gold (a must have :)) and Fern Embossing Powder.

I stamped on a vellum paper a few images of the  Widget Stamp and added  Snow Embossing Powder to it.

To finish, I added some embellishments, gesso and watercolor to create more dimension.

Now I would like to share my video tutorial that shows  how I decorated the cover for my mini album. You can see the whole project at the end of the video.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:
Papers: Chesterville (Barton, Bretton, Buckley, Chester, Geroge, Hargrave, Holmes, Keswick, Preston).
Chipboard: Texture Wildflowers, Romantic Page Dangles, Shabby Bricks Bits and Checker Bits and Gears
Embossing Powder: Antique Gold, Fern and Snow
Stamp: Widget
**Hope you enjoy it**
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, February 10, 2017

February Inspiration by Halyna Protsenko

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans! 

Today I want to share my inspiration with you!!! I created light mixed media layout "Dreams have not limits" and recorded video tutorial for you))))
And more details)))

Here's the video step-by-step layout tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

- Serendipity - Reminisce
- Tranquility - Calling Cards
- Autumn Anthology - Newsworthy

Embossing powders:
- Oatmeal

- Attic Charm Daisies
- Attic Charm Glitter Roses
- Harvest Lilies

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects))) See you next time!!!
Hugs, Halyna.