Monday, May 7, 2018

May Inspiration by Debbie Burns

Hi everyone!  Debbie here with today to share my May projects.  I have three layouts using various Blue Fern Studios papers and products.

I used three paper collections when creating this layout, Happy Accident, Garden Life and Heartland.  The background paper Fortuity is from Happy Accident.  I did some light masking and misting on the background.  I built up layers under the photo using additional papers from Happy Accident, Fluke, Lucky, Quirk and Windfall.  I did a lot of fussy cutting from In Bloom and Wallflower from Garden Life, and Bicycle for two and Love Song Serenade from Heartland.

Lots of beautiful flowers including Chesterville Florals, Apricot Blooms, Attic Charm Daisies and Moody Blooms.  I embossed the chipboard piece under the photo with my favorite Blue Fern Embossing Powder, Ivory and used a mixture of Sage, Green Ivory and Ivory on the leaves.

More layering under the photo with flowers cut from Garden Life and Heartland papers.

The chipboard title was covered with some pink spray and ink.  To the left of the title you can see more flowers that I fussy cut.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Paper:  Happy Accident
Fortuity, Flike, Lucky,
Quirk and Windfall

Paper:  Garden Life
In Bloom, Wallflowers

Paper:  Heartland
Bicycle for Two, Love Song Serenade

Chesterville Florals, Apricot Blooms,
Attic Charm Daisies, Moody Blooms

Embossing Powder
Ivory, Sage, Green Ivory

My next two layouts feature papers from the Wanderlust collection.

"Capture The Moment"
I used the Ocean Voyage paper for my background.   I used Calling Cards and Souvenir to build up layers under the photo of my mom and her family out on the lake.  I stamped with Tattered Newsprint, Grungy Grid and Forever stamps.  I applied some light brown misting.  

In this picture as well as the one below you can see the Wanderlust Lilies.  I applied some Twig and Gold Nugget Seedlings to the lilies as well as the background.

The chipboard pieces on each side of the photo were embossed with Taupe powder.

The title was also embossed with Taupe Embossing Powder.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Paper:  Wanderlust
Ocean Voyage
Calling Cards

Wanderlust Lilies

Embossing Powder

Gold Nugget

Tattered Newsprint
Grungy Grid

"Destination Unknown"
 I used side B from the Memento paper for the background.  I applied some misting and stamping with the Tattered Newsprint stamp.   Next I used stencils and applied some soft mat gel and embossed with Taupe and Azure embossing powders.  I built up layers under the photo using Wanderlust Petites, Souvenir and Calling Cards.  This lovely lady was my grandmother.  

I altered the Wanderlust Lilies with some white gold paste and a light misting.   I misted  the Heartland Blossom with a touch of gold.

I applied some Gold Nugget and Twig Seedlings to the flowers and background.

Under the photo I used a piece from the Wanderlust Printed Chipboard.

The title came from the Calling Cards paper.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Paper:  Wanderlust
Calling Cards
Wanderlust Petites

Wanderlust Printed Chipboard

Wanderlust Lilies
Heartland Blossoms

Embossing Powder

Gold Nugget

Tattered Newsprint

I  hope I have inspired you today.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you in June!
. . . Debbie

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mixed Media projects by Tartine Peluche

Hello sweeties!
First, as you see, I'm always on the team! I'm so happy for that!
 I left the team last month because I was afraid of being unable to do 3 layouts
 per months with all the new change in my life ...
Everything arranged, and I'm here this month with 3 projetcs!! Yeahh, I did it!
I don't know if I'll be able to do it every months but I cross my fingers....
Everything's gonna be alright ... One day at a time...

So, let me introduce you my first project of month.
This is a layout, the others two are canvases...


( Remnants, Courtship Lane)

I started with the side B of Highgate paper as a base for my layout. Then, I tore my second paper, Bourbon Ave, and I placed it on my background in order to let see that the center of the first paper.

My Title ''Fly'' is embossed with Lavender Eggs .
the others chipies are embossed with Ivory embossing powder.
At the moment when I designed this layout, BFS was no longer cutting chipboards ...
Happy news!!! They are back!!
Under my picture I placed 3 whole Spring Peony flowers. They are very big, BUT very beautiful!

A piece of lace 5 ( flowers and foliages only ) that I've inked and a
butterfly (from Butterflies Stamp ) stamped on acetate make a beautiful embellishment.

With the petals of Spring Peony I made new flower buds.

From the paper East Plaza ( Courtship Lane ) I cutted a tiny house... She's so cute!
3 Littles flowers cutted in the lace 4


Blue Fern Studios Products used :

Papers: Remnants- Highgate
Courtship Lane- Bourbon Ave
Courtship Lane - East Plaza
Chipboards: - Spread your wings & Fly
Embossing Powders: - Ivory
- Lavender Eggs
Flowers: - Harvest Lilies ( Grey lilies )
- Late Winter Lilies ( Lilac lilies )
- Spring peonie & Berries
Stamps: - Tattered newsprint
- Making Plans
Seedlings: - Sterling Silver


*Enjoy Journey*( In the Mood )

This is my favorite project of the month. I started on the reverse of wooden canvas.
On the background, I stuck a piece of  side B Mellow paper. I used only the center of it.
Then I stamped before gluing pieces of Quilted Page Panel firstly painted with white gesso and partially embossed with Pink Dust embossing powder.
Thereafter, begins the decoration of the canvas.

Several layers ... Starting with the title, Journey is embossed with Ivory embossing powder.
Below the title, a Royal Monarch embossed with two colors : Oatmeal and Pink Dust.
In these two embossing powder we find the same gold shining. Really pretty colors!

I used Lace 10 as a tiny flowers everywhere on my layout. I just added a small bead in the center.
I also used Gold Nugget and Mauve seedlings to add a bling bling style...

The Moody Florals Flowers ... are'nt they lovely?! I used only this flowers everywhere on my layout, like a flowered branch through my deco.


Blue Fern Studios Products used :

Papers: In The Mood - Mellow
Chipboards: - Spirit Of Heartland
- Quilted Page Panel
- Ironworks Accents
- Wanderlust Words ( Journey )
- Royal Monarchs
Embossing Powders: - Pink Dust
- Ivory
- Oatmeal
Flowers: - Moody Florals
Stamps: Tattered Newsprint
- Crackle Textures
Seedlings: - Mauve
- Gold Nugget
Laces: - Lace 10 ( White )


*It's The Little Moments ... *
( In The Mood )

Initially I did'nt want to make this project a canvas, but I had difficulty with the large untouched space. So I decided to cut the top of my paper ( In The Mood, Flirty ) and stick it on a canvas. The two parts are separated by a piece of  white Lace !0.

I really like using quotes on my canvas and the Printed Chipboards of
 the Remnants collection are perfect for that.

A small frame from the Ironworks Accents simply painted. Inside, a piece of book paper embossed with Ginger embossing powder and Remnants Collage Stamp.On my flowers, Spring Lilies and Garden Blooms I added Glass seedlings, like little drops of water.

Firstly embossed in Pixie Dust, I decided to emboss this vintage label with Baby pink embossing powder... I don't know what I did for finish with a red side ... but I find it very pretty! LOL

A close up of Mauve seedling and Tranquil Rose & lilies flowers.


Blue Fern Studios Products Used :

Papers: - In The Mood - Flirty
In The Mood - Attracted
Chipboards: - Remnants Printed Chipboards
- Vintage Labels
- Ironworks Accents
- Mini Flourishes
Embossing Powders: - Pixie Dust
- Baby Pink
- Ginger
Flowers: - Spring Lilies ( Dark Pink )
- Garden Blooms ( Tiny roses )
- Tranquil Roses & Lilies ( Taupe color... sorry discontinued)
- Attic Charm Daisies ( Light Pink )
- Cutted from paper Attracted
: - Tattered Newsprint
- Garden Frolic
- Crackle Textures
- Remnants Collage
Seedlings: -Mauve
- Glass
Laces: - Lace 10


I hope you have enjoyed my projects.
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very crafty month !
See you soon !
Tartine xoxo

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May projects by France Ringuette

Good morning bloggers, It's my turn to showcase some fun projects made with various paper collections from Blue Fern Studios. Today, I'll be sharing with you, 2 cards and 2 layouts.

Project # 1 May Mother's day cards

Mother's day is just around the corner and I thought I would provide your 2 different cards that I made for my mother and mother in law.

First Card

For this card, I used papers from Homespun collection, Minis & Picturesque papers, Lace 10, Embossing Powders Cotton Candy, Flowers Christmas & Heartland blooms.

Second Card

For this card, I used the same paper collection, but added different elements like the use of the Honeycomb stamp set, 14 Karat Emblossing Powder, Barb's Medallion chipboard, Chesterville Blooms Flowers & Lace 4.

Layout #1: Cherish

This amazing picture was the inspiration for this next layout, my friend Brittany's daughter is just too cute for words in her peach tutu. I was inspired to use the Amber & Apricot collection for this layout.

From the Amber & Apricot collection I chose to use: Flora, Friendship & Tweet Melody papers

Under the photo I used the Amber & Apricot printed chipboard with a touch of colored cotton cloth. In my floral arrangements I used flowers from the Apricot Blooms & Harvest Lilies sets.

I decided to cut out the little bird and feathers from one of my papers to add onto the side of my picture. I love the softness it was bringing.

The Cherish chipboard is simply stained a bid darker for more contrast with the paper. You will also find under the Amber & Apricot flowers, an embossed image of the Weathered Doily Stamp in Baby Pink embossing powder.


Layout #2: Happy

I've had my heart set on crafting this beautiful picture of my niece with her family for a while now. When going thru my papers, I fell on Pacific Coast from the Wanderlust paper collection and knew that this was the perfect one for this picture.

I started by applying a coat of white gesso under my picture are to highlight the focus. Then added some touched of sepia stamping with the Remnants Collage Stamp Set

I used various papers from the Wanderlust collection to build my layers under my picture. I hear embossed in Breeze color the Happy chipboard title.

The chicken wire chipboard is painted in 2 different colors to give it an old look. 

The last step was to stamp some flowers, add a few drop of white gesso, and there you go an old feel kind of  layout.


Blue Fern Studios Products Used on the projects:

Homespun Minis
Homespun Picturesque
Amber & Apricot Fiona, Friendship & Tweet melody
Wanderlust Pacific Coast & scraps from my Wanderlost stash

Embossing Powder
14 Karat
Cotton Candy
Baby Pink

Lace: 10 & 4

Christmas Blooms
Heartland Blossoms
Chesterville Blooms
Apricot blooms
Harvest Lilies

Barb's Medallion
Chicken Wire
Amber & Apricot printed chipboard

Stamp Set
Honeycomb Set
Weathered Doily
Remnants collage 

I hope you enjoyed my May projects, and wish you an amazing crafty month of May.