Friday, July 7, 2017

Introducing Wanderlust

We are excited to show you our new collection, Wanderlust, the most recent addition to our Artisan line .  Most of us probably have a little bit (or a lot) of wanderlust in us - that strong desire to roam or travel about.  It's the thing that many of us day-dream about.  Well, no matter where your travels take you, we have the perfect collection for all your photos!  

So grab your favorite drink and enjoy this up close look at this beautiful 10-page, double-sided paper collection.  You will find all sorts of treasures within each sheet.  And what would a new collection be without some amazing products to go with it?  We have a lot to show you.  If you aren't in the mood to travel, you will be after this!

Blue Fern's Chipboard is perfect for a title, or to add some dimension to your projects:

Curling Corner

Fern Leaves

Natural Frame

Swallow Border

Have you tried our colorful Embossing Powder?  Our design team loves to alter their chipboard using it.  We have these three colors that will coordinate so well with this collection. 

Hot Cocoa
Summer Breeze

In addition to the chipboard above, we have this set of 19 self-adhesive printed chipboard pieces:

Our travel themed stamps:

Of course we have some sweet flowers to finish off your projects!

Wanderlust Lilies

Wanderlust Vine

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July inspiration by Tartine Peluche

Hi everyone!
I'm back to share with you my new layouts of month.

My first one is :

The young woman was silent ...

For this layout I have to work in layer, several paper of the collection Happy Accident,
 a few paper cut and my chipboards.
I used Fortuity paper.
First my background is very simple a little cheese cloth here and there and some stamping with Serendipity medley and Grungy grid stamp. 
In the foreground the title "Story" embossed with the embossing powder "Copper". 
Under this one a chipboard of the kit "Spring Trinkets" embossed with Snow embossing powder, I then sprinkled with brilliant Burnt Copper.
On both sides of the title, the chipboard ginger's poppies embossed with Pink Dust embossing powder. 
Which I cut in two and placed on two different layers under the photo
Under the top of the picture, we find part of the chipboard Holiday Deer 
( No one said that deer live only in winter ... ;) But I removed the snowflakes from the chipboard.
I cut the chipboard so as to keep that central part for the top of my photo 
the other two pieces of the chipboard are layered under the flowers on the right side of the photo.
I embossed them with Oatmeal embossing powder and distressed with light brown ink pad.
If we look again on the left side of the picture we find one of the kit chipboards Petite Boutique Frames.
I embossed it with the powder "Snow" then I made a crackle treatment and then I added pink ink to bring out the cracks. 
Then I glued a piece of lace to the back.
I also used two deer from the kit "winter deer" I also embossed them with Oatmeal embossing powder and distresser with light brown ink pad.
I used small pink flowers from Courtship Roses kit.

Here is a few close ups:

 Fortuity, Happy Accident

Petite Boutique Frames
Ginger's Poppies
Winter Deer
Holiday Deer
Story, Fairytale, Magic
Spring Trinkets

Embossing Powder:
Pink Dust

Burnt Copper

Serendipity Medley
Grundy Grid

Courtship Roses


My two others layouts featuring Garden Life paper

Capture life's moments

For the first of two, I used Felicity paper.
This background is a little more sophisticated than the first.
 I started by creating my texture then I played with ink and stamps.
 I really like the attached letter writing of "Serendipity Medley"stamp.
 I used it with a black ink to create contrast.
Then with the chipboard "Shabby Brick Bits" I added a little more texture to my background. 
I embossed it with "Snow" and applied a thin layer of blue opalescent paint.

To embellish my photo, I always opt for layers of paper, thus creating depth to my creation.
Between the different layers I added here, my flowers. 
The daisy comes from the kit "Attic Charms Daisy" the roses come from the kit "Garden Blooms"
If you look on either side of my photo, I used a peony from the kit "Chesterville Blooms" that I cut in half.

As journaling for my layout I used few printed chipboards from Garden life 
and "inspiration" come from Happy Accident printed chipboard.

Have you seen the new Rose Leaves chipboards? I love them! Here I painted them in green.
In the lower right corner of my page, there is a flower, normally white from Heartland Blossoms kit ... 
A happy accident made him fall into my ink ... and became like that ... I find her pretty!

I kept the best for the end ... my butterflies! (Royal Monarchs)
First of all, I put white gesso, after I used two different inks, one green and one gold.
 Then I made some white splash with gesso.
With a piece of lace that I inked with the same ink as my background, 
I stuck to the back of my butterflies. I really like the result!
So, you know everythings ...

And some close ups:

Felicity, Garden Life

Shabby Brick Bits
Printed chipboard Garden Life
Printed chipboard Happy Accident
Rose Leaves
Royal Monarchs

Serendipity Medley

Attic Charms Daisy
Garden Blooms
Cherterville Blooms
Heartland Blossoms


Blossom Story

For this layout I've not did mixed media background. 
I just played with the paper ... I cut it,  torn it, and distressed it.

I started with the paper "Flower Bed" which I drew the flowers with black pencil. 
Each of the flowers one after the other ... I spent the day ...
I've used almost all the paper in entire.
Each of the cut parts placed on different layers under my photo.

My title "story" is embossed in white and then half of the top is embossed in purple. 
I used Snow and Lavender Eggs embossing powder.

Butterflies are stamped on a paper of "Spring Parade / May Vignettes"
 I used "Bourbon Street" and "Spring Accents" stamps

The "Looped Frames" and "Quatrefoil Panel" chipboards are simply embossed in white with Snow  embossed powder.
The small piece from Quatrefoil Panel is embossed with Baby Pink embossing powder.
I also added chipboard Leafed Bough that I cut into several pieces. I painted this one in green.

I used several yellow flowers of the kit "Garden Blooms" but I removed the central 
part of the flowers to keep only the petal of the bottom.

See my close ups for all details.

In Bloom B-Side / Garden Life
Flower Bed / Garden Life
May Vignettes / Spring Parade

Looped Frames ( Small )
Quatrefoil panel
Tiny Bits Quatrefoil panel
Leafy Bough
Story, Fairytale, Magic

Embossing Powder:
Baby Pink

Bourbon Street
Spring Accents

Garden Blooms, yellow


That's all for the month, I hope to have inspired you for your layouts. 
Thank you for stopping by!
See you next month :)
see you soon!

Tartine Peluche xxx

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Meet our July Blue Fern Fan of the Month!

We hope that all of you in the United States enjoyed a wonderful day of celebrating
 our country's independence yesterday. 

The first Wednesday of each month also allows us the celebrate the Blue Fern Fan of the Month!  
Joining us for the month of July is the awesome Tracy Funk.  You will enjoy the vintage and 
slightly grungy style that she uses when creating.  Each Wednesday during the month 
Tracy will share a layout using Blue Fern products.

Let's turn it over to Tracy so you can get to know her a little better, 
and to see the first layout she has created for us this month!

Hi, my name is Tracy Funk.  I live near Toronto, Canada with my husband and two teenage sons. I have always liked crafts but discovered scrapbooking in 2008 and have been addicted to it ever since.  My style leans toward vintage because I love to scrap old family photographs but I do like to scrap photos of my boys too. I am so excited to be Blue Fern Studios' Fan of the Month for July.  I love their chipboard and the premium quality paper they make, especially. It's a pleasure to create with their products.

I'm very excited to present this layout called "Garden Contemplation" that I did for Blue Fern Studios
 as their "Fan of the Month" for July.  If features a photo of my husband's great-grandfather.  
For this layout I used Patience from the Tranquility Collection.

This chipboard piece is the Floral Lattice Bits which I finished by dabbing them with
 green, blue, brown and white paint using a brush.

The Ironwork Arch at the top left of layout was painted with white and various shades of brown 
using a sponge stippler to give a soft, blended effect.  I also inked around the edges with dark grey.

I used brown embossing powder on the Renaissance Border and rubbed green paint over the rough embossed surface using my finger.  I then glued some tiny beads randomly over top using a clear-drying adhesive.

Thank you so much to Blue Fern Studios for this opportunity!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July Inspiration by Kris Berc

Hi, Blue Fern Studios fans! It's Kris here to share my July projects with you.  I have three layouts to show you today that I hope will get you into a creative mood!


For this layout, I chose a beautiful paper called Concert Hall from the Courtship Lane collection.  I love how the paper matches the backdrop in this photo of my daughter.  This photo was taken at one of her recent dance's a small group jazz number to "Bippity Boppity Boo"!

I treated the paper with drops of blue and pink spray ink, topped that with some white gesso through a stencil, and then used a stamp from the Forever stamp set with black ink.

I embossed the "Wish" title piece with three colors of Imagine Ink embossing powder (In the Navy, Bonny Blue, and Icicle).

I embossed the Manchester Frame in Imagine Ink Bonny Blue powder, and then layered on the Folkart Frame, which I embossed with Imagine Ink In the Navy powder.  I'm so pleased with the effect!  Don't be afraid to layer your chipboard pieces :)

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Courtship Lane - Concert Hall

Folkart Frame
Manchester Frame
Wish, Wonder, Dream

Embossing Powder
Bonny Blue
In the Navy


Chesterville Blooms
Dark Tropic Lilies
Heartland Blossoms


Daddy's Little Girl

I chose a beautiful paper from the Serendipity collection called Imagination for my second layout.  I treated it with some white gesso, some drops of pink, peach, and orange spray ink, and some stamping in black with the Tattered Newsprint stamp.

Oh how I adore this Daddy's little Girl chipboard piece!  It comes as one piece, but I cut it into two pieces in order to suit my design.  It's embossed with Imagine Ink embossing powder in Antique Gold.  I used the same treatment on the Royal Monarch to the right of the photo.

I embossed two of the Berry Stems chipboard pieces with Sand & Sea Imagine Ink embossing powder and tucked those into the top and bottom of my flower cluster.  There are several berry stem pieces in the set!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Serendipity - Imagination

Berry Stems
Daddy's Little Girl
Royal Monarchs

Embossing Powder
Antique Gold
Sand & Sea

Tattered Newsprint

Chesterville Florals
Harvest Lilies
Soft Blossoms
Spring Lilies



I went back to the gorgeous Courtship Lane paper collection for my third layout.  The paper is called Royal Street.  I kept the mixed media quite simple on this one.  As you can surely see, Blue Fern Studios papers and embellishments are gorgeous as they are and do not need extensive altering to look fabulous in your scrapbooks!  I simply added some drops of purple and teal mists, then stamped here and there with a stamp from the Forever stamp set.

I covered a Graduated Circles chipboard piece with Iridescent Grey Imagine Ink embossing powder.  What an awesome powder it is!  A favorite for sure.

The Joy chipboard piece from the Good Vibes set sums up the emotion of the photo of my daughter and her grandfather perfectly.  It was a joyful visit for sure :)  I embossed the chipboard with Imagine Ink embossing powder in the color Plum.  It's a lovely, rich color and it looks terrific with the plum colored berries!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Courtship Lane - Royal Street

Good Vibes
Graduated Circles

Embossing Powder
Iridescent Grey


Dark Tropic Lilies
Happy Blooms
Spring Peony and Berries

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope I have inspired you to create with your Blue Fern Studios products!