Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sweet - Layout using Remnants

Hello everyone,
Kavitha here with my first design team project.

I always loved being creative and I am fortunate enough to be a full time artist now..Art keeps my ever active brain engaged :).I started my art journey with paintings and then moved on to crafts,and now i am into mixed media where i can use both art and craft and i am absolutely loving it,it helps me to get the best of both worlds.My most favorite style is shabby chic with lots of layers,flowers and details but i absolutely love trying each and every style possible.I love creating layouts,cards,tags,canvas,
albums and 3d projects
I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team and
share my first project 

You can find me on:
Instagram - s_kavi

I created a layout using gorgeous "Remnants" collection

I created a subtle mixed media background using stamping and
For layering i have used some die cut pieces  from  "Tattered
walls" ephemera collection and chipboard designs
I added some color around the layout for contrast using
oil pastels.For finishing touch i added some seedlings randomly 
using gel medium

Products used:

 Remnants - Devonshire

Glam frame 
Swirly doodle

Remnants collage
Grungy grid

Late winter lilies 


Thank you for stopping by.
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mixed Media Grateful Canvas by Phoebe Tonosaki

Hello all, today I am sharing a new canvas with Blue Fern Studios.

It is a canvas for my baby brother.

My baby brother has always been there for me. He supports what I do and how I am without reasons. He may not understand what I am doing or all the details of the situations, but he gives me unconditionally love and applause.

He is a huge part of encouragement when I was enduring some difficult times in life.

To create this canvas, I simply used Blue Fern Studios papers to build up the background with different sizes of torn papers

The canvas background is lightly stamped with "Coarse Fabrics" to create some visual texture.

Chipboard was sprayed with a brown and pink tone of mist and then splattered with glitters.

Different sizes of flowers are added into different layers to make more dimensional effect.

The Blue Fern Studios products I have used are :
Happy Accidents

Barb's Medallion
Wanderlust self adhesive printed chipboard shapes

Tattered Walls

Coarse Fabrics

Apricot Blooms
Summer Blooms

Embossing Powder
Iridescent Grey



Thank you for reading !

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cards for "LOVE" month - by Vicky Alberto

My name is Vicky Alberto (aka Simply Paper in the design world). After a 4-year break from being on design teams, I am thrilled to be designing for Blue Fern Studios for 2019... and that I finally get to renew my passion for paper art!  My blog address is where I chat about my work, and share my various tutorials.  I describe my style as “a little shabby and a lot of chic”, with a vintage approach. 

I enjoy working with vintage/romantic style papers and adore adding distressed layers, doilies, lace, stamping, and putting lots of flowers and chipboard on my projects.  Therefore, Blue Fern is a match made in heaven for me... since they have it all and more!

Sometimes my projects feature handmade flowers and unique gift boxes (all of my tutorials are listed on my blog - quick links in the right sidebar).  Also, my full design gallery can be viewed at  Now, enough about me and onto the beautiful elements I designed with this month...

The first card features a mix of the gorgeous Heartland and Homespun collections, plus love story adornments & 2 hearts set chipboards.  On the chipboard, I primed with gesso, glazed with a glass beads medium and then sprinkled BF pink embossing powder (before it dried).  Look at the gorgeous flowers and adhesive shapes that coordinate with the paper collections... wow Blue Fern makes designing so easy!  The only thing from my own "stash" is that cute heart paper doily.

The second card features once again a mix of the beautiful Heartland and Homespun collections, plus love letters chipboard.  On this chipboard piece, I simply randomly dabbed gesso to leave exposed raw chipboard.  I then dabbed a bit of clear glue and quickly sprinkled blue BF embossing powder (before it dried).  The only thing from my "stash" is the circle paper doily.  More gorgeous BF flowers that perfectly matched this project are featured here! 

Thanks for taking the time to view my projects today.  I cannot wait to create more and share new projects soon.  Blue Fern is a real treat to design for since there are so many amazing elements to design with, that all perfectly coordinate.  Blue Fern is truly one stop shopping!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Born to be Wild-Pam Ellis

Hello and welcome to Blue Fern Studios. My name is Pam Ellis and I am thrilled to be here with you today!

First a bit about myself. I live in Gravenhurst, a small tourist town in Northern Ontario, Canada. I live with my hubby and dog Bruiser. I was a Registered Nurse with the Toronto Hospital until I sustained an injury that ended my career. I am a mother of 5 daughters and grandma to 5 grandchildren. I started scrapping when my first grandchild was born exactly 12 years ago.

My scrapping style is typically shabby chic but I enjoy experimenting and continue to evolve as a Visual Story Teller everyday. I have been a huge fan of Blue Fern Studios since its inception in 2012. I love the quality of their products and the vast choice of designs! 

You can find me here:

I am honored to be a member of the 2019 design team and look forward to sharing my designs with you. So let's begin!

 I used the Remnants Collection to scrap this photo of my grandson Jaxon. It was the perfect choice as the colors complimented my photo perfectly.
 I used several different papers to build up my background behind my photo. I also used the Remnants Printed Chipboard to add a few pieces to my page. The chipboard cogs are from the Blue Fern Cogs & Gears set. I primed the chipboard with Gesso then painted it with mists. Once dry I added Crackle Accents. You can also see some Purpe Haze Seedlings tucked into the cog.

 Here you can see the masking and misting work I did on my background.
 My title is also from the Blue Fern chipboard collection. Born to be Wild was the perfect sentiment for this page. I think Jaxon looks like a mini version of James Dean! I painted the chipboard with a dark velvet purple then added Red Wine Sparkles (also from Blue Fern)  to it to get the perfect color match for my page.
 I used two different colors of Seedlings on my page . I used Purple Haze on the page and on my flowers and Tickled Pink on the leaves.
I fussed with my flowers for a bit until I realized the best option for this page was to make some of my own. I used Blue Fern papers to make the largest two blooms. I also used flowers from the Apricot Bloom & Heartland Roses Collections. I altered these a bit with mist and by adding Seedlings. The leaves were also stamped on Blue Fern papers.

Products Used:

Patterned Papers

Cogs & Gears
Born to be Wild

Painted Chipboard
Remnants Collection

Apricot Blooms
Heartland Roses

Purple Haze
Tickled Pink

Red Wine

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine inspiration by Henriëtte

Hi, my name is Henriëtte van Mierlo, I'm 49 years. I live in The Netherlands with 
my husband Robert and my 17 year old daughter Emma.
 I work parttime in financial administration and in my sparetime I love to craft, 
especially card making.
I’ve been making cards for many years, tried different styles but nowadays they are 
more shabby chic/vintage.
Besides card making I also like mixed media projects, flower making (foamiran, fabrics, paper), 
DIY projects, working with polymer clay and altering art.
When I'm not crafting I love reading books and I try to go to the gym twice a week.
Well, never a dull moment and often not enough hours in the day.

Here are the links to my blog, facebook, pinterest, instragram and you tube channel.

I'm very excited to be on the Blue fern Studios design team and looking forward to share my creativity with you.

The first project I like to share is in style with today's occasion Valentine's day. 💘

I altered this heart shaped box using the beautiful Heartland papers.

First I cut all the paper pieces and glue them on, covering the box with the papers.

Then I decorated the box and lid with red ribbon, lace trim, BFS flowers and chipboard pieces.
I embossed the "love letters" chipboard with BFS "oatmeal" embossing powder. 

The chipboard heart and envelope are colored with inks.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Heartland - All you need, Love notes and Valentine party

Love letters
Heart set
Remnants self-adhesive chipboard shapes

Embossing Powder:

Garden Blooms
BFS flowers

Red ribbon
Braided trim

I hope you like my first project. Thanks for stopping by! 
I appreciate your comments very much.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dream Big Decor Panel

Hello everyone, my name is Aida Haron from Singapore and let me say this is such an huge thrill, a real honor to be with a team of talented Creatives. February marks the first time I'm posting for the Design Team at Blue Fern Studios ..... can you tell how excited I am ?  

Married to a very patient husband, we have 2 girls (26 and 21 years) and currently I conduct workshops for Art Journals in sunny Singapore. My journey in the crafting industry has taken many turns from card making, scrapping to mixed media, projects displayed at Creativation ...... all the phases have been amazing, I'm grateful and feel very lucky for the tremendous creative opportunities.

My online homes are a blog Aida Haron, Art Journal and on Instagram I am @aidaville.

With our girls being older older, it means we have fewer photos and scrapbooking in the physical sense has changed. Now I mostly Art Journal and create decor panels for display around the home or as gifts for special occasions. Today, I am sharing this Dream Big decorative 8 x 10" canvas panel layered with gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products.

The supplies used :
Happy Accident 2 Grubby patterned paper
Chipboards : Dream Big, Boston Lattice, Willow Flower
Assorted Blue Fern Studio Flowers and Lace.

The Dream Big chipboard was treated with white gesso, and heat embossed with a cream and glitter powder. Once cool to touch, lightly rub in a layer of yellow or orchre crayon in little areas on the words to deepen the dimension.

The base of this project is a 8 x 10" flat back canvas painted a pale blue using acrylic paints. The Grubby patterned paper has an industrial design making it a good contrast to the other more feminine elements like flourishes and flowers.
The Boston Lattice chipboard was given a base coat of white gesso and grit paste for texture. Once dry, it was painted with a grey/blue acrylic paint. I love how the grit paste created the shabby feel ! 
For the Willow Flower chipboard, I pressed pale Oxide inks on to the surface for colour. When you are in a hurry, this is a no mess, easy option for colouring chipboards.
To match the patterned paper Grubby Happy Accident 2 and the blue of the Lattice chipboard, I chose a mix of light orange, yellow and cream flowers.
Thank you for stopping by to spend a few moments with me. I hope this Dream Big Decor Panel will inspire you to create with Blue Fern Studios.

Happy Crafting !
Instagram : @aidaville.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

First Design Team project by Phoebe Tonosaki

Hello all, it is my greatest pleasure to be here with you all.

My name is Phoebe Tonosaki.
I am from Hong Kong, 
I get married with a Japanese at 2004 and moved to Japan since then.

I have always loved paper crafting and any creative activities.
I started my art journey a few years ago to explore myself and also
challenge to things that I was not able to when I was young.

I started off with altered arts and then soon fell in love with scrapbooking as well.
Beautiful papers, bright colorful flowers and shapes of chipboards stimulate my 
imagination a great deal and I get comfort and peace when creating them.
Blue Fern Studios has always been my first choice when doing mixed media layout.
The designs are always the most mesmerizing ,
and the paper quality is always on the top rank especially because I love to do heavy layering.

I am thrilled to be able to on the design team 2019!
Hoping to share many inspiring and interesting projects with you all !

So here please let me share my first project !
Since this is the first time many of you get to know me.
I want to show you some of myself !

This is me !  a fun photo taken with snap chat :D

 I chose Purple and Green as the main colors cos they are my favorite colors.

I started with using Stamp - Home Accents to make subtle and brief pattern on random area. I used   "Spring Parade" as the base, matching up with chipboard Jeweled Page Baubles which embossed with embossing powder "Pansy", then a piece fm the self adhesive printed chipboard shapes "Artisan Collections Remnants"to create the layers.

Then I used multiple Blue Fern Studios flowers in purple and mint green to add more elements to the whole piece. 

As I aim for simple beauty for this layout, 
I only added very briefly sprays around the two areas to link up all the colors.

I hope you like my first work and looking forward to hear fm you !
Greetings fm Japan !

Phoebe Tonosaki