Monday, April 16, 2018

April inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hello all Blue Fern Fans,

It's my turn again here on the blog, with my April inspirations.
 I chose to work with three different collections this time.

First of all, a layout with a 2018 collection, Remnants.


Beaumont (b-side) paper was used as my background paper.  You can see it on the left.  On the right, this is Devonshire that I've used.  As I layered that particular part on a scrap of cardstock, I can tuck some Lace 4 pieces under it to add some details between the two papers.  You can also see the beautiful Blacksand embossing powder on my fairy chippie.



Finally, look at those beautiful BFS flowers 💕


The two white ones with the pearl inside are from Remnants Florals and 
the yellow one, above my picture, is in the Fresh Florals set. 
I added some flairs and some diecuts leaves with the flowers and that was it for that layout!

Blue Fern Studios products used in this layout

Papers: Collection  Remnants
-Beaumont (b-side)
-Devonshire

Embossing Powder: Blacksand

Lace: no 4

Flowers: Remnants florals and Fresh florals

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For my second layout, Garden life was the collection that have inspired me.


Sun kissed (b-side) is the paper that I've had a crush on this time.  I applied some clear gesso, some texture paste through a stencil and then, some pigment powders to enhance my focal point.


After all my mediums was dry, I stamped here and there with Departure Stamp that is perfect for vacation themed layouts.


I layered my two pictures on a tag made with In Bloom paper.  
Under that, a piece of Flower bed paper.


I also add in my clustering some flowers made out of vellum paper and embossed with Snow embossing powder.  On the right corner, I displayed some cute BFS flowers from Garden blooms and Fresh florals

Beside, the title is a chippie from Arrow words set, 
embossed with Ebony powder.


Really love that pinky layout: did you?

Blue Fern Studios products used in this layout

Papers: Collection  Garden Life
-Sun kissed (b-side)
-In bloom
-Flower bed

Embossing Powder: Snow and Ebony

Stamp: Departure

Chipboard:  Arrow words

Flowers: Garden blooms and Fresh florals

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Finally, my favorite layout for this month.
With one of my favorite Blue Fern collection of all time: Happy Accident!


The paper named Chance is my background here.  I applied some clear gesso, some modeling paste through a stencil and added some watercolor effect with sprays.  I made 2 tags with Layerings cards paper to display my picture on.

See that beautiful color on my title?

It's Coral embossing powder and I'm in looooooove with it!  

On the next pictures, you will see a lot of Blue Fern Studios flowers.
The peach one is from Chesterville blooms and I admit that I've split it in two parts: on the left higher corner under my picture and a smaller part that I've rolled on itself on the opposite.  
Two beautiful Dark tropic blue lilies and a white burlap from Remnants blooms beside the picture.  On the right side, another white one (with a flair in her middle) and a pink one from Moody florals.



Here and there. some black stamping with Swiss dots to add details on that background.

As final touches, some fussycut Butterflies, some pearls, 
some white gesso splatters and that's all for this Sourire layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used in this layout

Papers: Collection  Happy Accident
-Chance
-Layering cards

Embossing Powder: Coral

Stamp: Swiss dots

Flowers: 
-Chesterville blooms
-Dark tropic lilies
-Remnants blooms
-Moody florals

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So, which one is your favorite?
Thanks for passing by and see you next month!









Friday, April 13, 2018

April Pages . . . created by Sharon!

Hi Everyone!

I have been anxiously awaiting Spring and it seems to finally be here. I am very happy and excited to be sharing the layouts that I created for April! ♥  So here goes . . .


My first two pages were made with the amazing "Wanderlust" collection:



I absolutely love this gorgeous collection!  To me, it is perfect for vacation and summer photos.


♥ My First Layout:  Fantastic Getaway



I fussy cut a favorite photo of my daughter, Anne, taken back in the Summer of 2013 to use as the basis for my page.  I thought it would be wonderful to use "Seascape" as my background paper.  Isn't the paper beautiful?



I featured 2 different laces here - Lace 6 and Lace 11.  And I LOVED embossing directly on my page using the Buttercup Embossing Powder along with one of the crackle texture stamps in the "sandy" area of the background paper.

Here are some close ups:





Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Wanderlust "Escape"
Chipboard: Wanderlust Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Buttercup
Stamp: Crackle Texture
Flowers: Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings: Glass
Lace:  Lace 6, Lace 11



My Second Layout:  Enjoy the Journey



I found a wonderful photo of the carousel at Bryant Park that I took during one of our visits to NYC!  I thought the lyrics from a favorite Joni Mitchell song of mine, "Circle Game," would be perfect here.  

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed using the paper from the Wanderlust Collection.  This time I picked  the flip side of "Pacific Coast" to use in my background: 



I just love these beautiful colors!!


And I decorated the chipboard carousel horse here on my page, too.

Here are some close ups:





I also want to mention that I loved working with the Ivory, Green Ivory and Antique Gold embossing powders and the Wintergreen Seedlings to create my Carousel Horse!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Wanderlust "Pacific Coast" and "Memento"
Chipboard: Carousel Horse, Wanderlust Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder:  Ivory, Green Ivory, Antique Gold
Flowers: Apricot Blooms, Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings: Wintergreen


I thoroughly enjoyed making both of these pages using Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust
collection  - using all of their items made it a pleasure to scrap!


And my third page was made using the gorgeous "Remnants" collection:



My Third LayoutRemember this Day


I came across this treasured photo of my dad and I taken on my wedding day on March 3, 1990.  I have always loved this photo and thought that using the "Remnants" collection would be a perfect way to scrap it. 


Just gorgeous!!!


I used the lyrics from Amy Grant and Gary Chapman's song 
"My Father's Eyes."  I get teary eyed just thinking of this moment!!!

Some close ups:




I totally enjoyed using the Turkish Panel chipboard embossed with "Ivory" embossing powder!  And embossing directly on my page using the firework-like stamps from the "Christmas Collage" stamp set.

I am going to cherish this page for years to come thanks to the Blue Fern Studios products!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Remnants "Westfield"
Chipboard: Turkish Panel, Remnants Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Stamp: Christmas Collage
Flowers: Happy Roses, Fresh Florals, Remnants Florals
Seedlings: Mauve, Sterling Silver 
Lace:  Lace 3

I hope that I inspired you to create.  I find that it easy and fun when I use BFS!!

Thank you so much . . . and happy scrapping everyone!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Three new layouts by Jessica

"Special"

My first layout I created for the Blue Fern Studios design team for April is titled "Special".  For this layout, I chose to use papers from the Heartland Collection.  The background paper is Love Blooms and I used the Love Notes paper to build the matting under the picture.


I applied clear gesso to the background paper then did some stenciling with modeling paste.  To add more white with the modeling paste, I used diluted gesso on a plastic bag and "smooshed" it up and down my page.  My next step for the background work was to use a different stencil with modeling paste in areas around the page.  While it was still wet, I applied Dark Chocolate embossing powder over the modeling paste then dried it with a heat gun.  I love embossing with texture paste - for the next step, I added blue mist with a paint brush to the areas around the embossed stenciling.


At this point, I put my picture and embellishments in place then splattered diluted gesso up and down my page to create a soft and relaxing feel to it.


The Blue Fern Flourish chipboard was first embossed with Dark Chocolate embossing powder, then I added some Solar Flare glitter randomly in spots with matte gel medium.  Both lilies are from the Wanderlust Lillies set.  The lily to the left of the picture has Blue Ice Glitter applied with matte gel.  The lily to the right has Black Ice glitter applied to the tips with matte gel also.



Here's my list of Blue Fern Studios products for this layout:

Paper
Heartland - Love Blooms
Heartland - Love Notes

Seedlings
Harvest
Glass

Glitter
Solar Flare
Blue Ice
Black Ice

Flowers
Wanderlust Lillies
Fresh Florals

Embossing Powder
Dark Chocolate

Chipboard
Special Title
Blue Fern Flourish

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"The Good Life"

My next creation features the Amber & Apricot collection.  My background paper is Sunny Disposition, and I love that I was able to  play with a lot of colors on this layout.


The Blue Fern Studios Seedlings with matte gel helped to accomplish the colorful and fun background.  I used Gold Nugget, Harvest, Pink Topaz, and Vivid Pink Seedlings.  The photo is mounted on the Amber & Apricot Birdsong paper pieces and some of the collection's Printed Chipboard.


I used flowers from two different sets: Dark Tropic Lilies and Wanderlust Lilies.  The white lace that is dangling to the left of the titled is Lace #10 from Blue Fern Studios - I love how it can twist and add dimension!  Here are a couple of closeups:



Here's my list of products:

Paper
Amber & Apricot - Sunny Disposition
Amber & Apricot - Birdsong

Chipboard
Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard

Flowers
Dark Tropic Lilies
Wanderlust Lilies

Seedlings
Gold Nugget
Harvest
Pink Topaz
Vivid Pink

Lace
Lace #10

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"XOXO"

My final layout features the In the Mood collection background paper with Memoires Calling Cards paper as matting for the photo.


I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp with Pure Red embossing powder randomly on the background.  To add interest and softness, I used Lace #10 to the top of the picture and Lace #12 on the side.


The flowers coral roses on the page are from the Happy Roses set and the other flowers are from the Harvest Lilies set.


The chipboard on the page is the XOXO chipboard title and hearts on the side of the picture and I also used one of the keys from the Vintage Keys set.  All of the chipboard was embossed with Baby Pink and a sprinkle of Coral embossing powder.


The Blue Fern Studios products used on this layout:

Paper
In the Mood Collection
Memoires - Calling Cards

Chipboard
Vintage Keys
XOXO

Flowers
Happy Roses
Harvest Lilies

Stamp
Tattered Newsprint

Embossing Powder
Pure Red
Coral
Baby Pink

Lace
Lace #10
Lace #12

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next month! *hugs*

~Jessica

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Inspiration from Lanette, with a Video too!

Hello All Lanette Here,

Here in Michigan we are desperately waiting for Spring to arrive. It's been a winter and I am ready for a spring green yard. So I thought  the Spring Parade Collection was perfect for me to create with this month. 


You can see how I created this layout start to finish over on the Blue Fern YouTube Channel: 


Here are just a few details of my layout...


I love the way the Chipboard looks with Ivory & Pearl Embossing Powder.


A super sweet fussy cut bunny...


Lots of Seedling & Glitter to really make these lovely blooms shine.



For my second layout, I continued the Spring fun but this time I played with the Attic Charm Collection...




Just a few details before you hop along...



 A peek at this lovely lace and this sweet little chipboard bunny.


A the bit of frame that I cut away from the bunny worked perfectly with the title.


Here is a good look at all the little extras that make this layout sparkle.
Don't you just love Seedlings & Glitter!




Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way, but if you are looking for more inspiration make sure you stop by and join the Blue Fern Fanatics Face Book Group!

And REMEMBER you can shop for all your favorite Blue Fern Products over at the 

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See you next month.