Sunday, October 10, 2021

 Seaside Cottage Folio Journal

 The beautiful Seaside Cottage collection was the inspiration for this folio journal. The soft white washed palette is perfect for an ocean side feel and the matching elements gave me lots to work with.

For the front cover I used the "Guide Me Home" chipboard set, embossing it to add texture.

 I used some gingham fabric to cover the spine and added a strip of lace that matches the collection perfectly!

I created this folio journal and packed it with lots of ephemera. Many of the pieces are altered using pieces from the ephemera pack as well as the journal card pack.

I love making pockets and filling them with the bits and pieces from the collection, snippets of lace and ribbons.

I also make lots of tags using some fun found slide frames, photo negative strips and old music sheets, adding stitching that give a vintage feel. I also had fun adding some stenciling with the brand new 
Blue Fern stencils! So fun!
A complete video series of the making of this folio journal is under my playlist, Blue Fern Studios, on my YouTube - Gayle Agostinelli.  
A flip through video is available at, to see a walk through of the journal and ephemera.  
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Gayle
Products Used 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Sail Away With Me Layout Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection

 Hey Blue Fern Studios Friends I am sharing my latest layout using Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection,  isn't it Gorgeous?  

I started with Glory double sided paper from Seaside Cottage collection,  distressed the edges with Tim Holtz paper distresser and a paper punch.  Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Distress Dioxide,  love that color!   

I created background texture using Bring your own sunshine stamp set and the new Netting stencil using texture paste,  embossing powder and glitter.
I also did diecutting and tearing with paper from Seaside Cottage papers.

For the chipboard piece I added acrylic paint in mint then added white embossing powder.
I also added lace from the Seaside Cottage collection and then started creating my design with layers of diecuts,  the chipboard,  flowers,  crocheted doilies and cheesecloth.

I also used diecuts from the Ephemera pack.

I can't wait to create more with this collection,  I love anything beachy themed and these colors are some of my favorites!
I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful with this collection!
Be sure to share your beautiful projects with us on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics page.

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

 Fairy Whispers Mixed Media Journal

This mixed media journal was created with the gorgeous 

Fairy Whispers collection by Jen Bishop!

The whimsical fairy theme lends itself to lots of sparkle and lace.

As always, Jen's attention to detail and multiple layers 

creates the most amazing designs!

Fairy Whispers was a joy to work with and I'm so 

very happy with the results

Check out the video for a flip through of the journal

Here is the link to the video:

Also check take a peek at the tutorials for the  journal to see up close details and techniques!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Hugs, Gayle

Products Used

Friday, September 10, 2021

Moments Scrapbook Layout Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz

Hello Friends!  I have a scrapbook layout using Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz collection,  I love this collection so many details and I love the colors!

I also have a step by step tutorial be sure to check it out!

I just love creating layouts with lots of layers!  I did some stenciling,  added diecuts,  used crocheted doilies,  lace, cheesecloth,   beautiful board,  Reneabouquet Butterfly,  flowers,  buttons,  washy tape,  seedbeads,  seedlings,  glitter and sequins.

If you are a beginner with creating layouts and want to venture out into using mixed media on your layouts you can follow along with my step by step tutorial on youtube!

I hope I've inspired you to venture out and have fun creating something beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Birdie Darling Scrapbook Layout Bird Waltz

 Hey Crafty Friends I have a mixed media scrapbook layout with lots of layers!

I really love Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz collection,  it has some of my favorite colors!

I started with cutting the edges with decorative scissors from Bird Waltz paper then I used Tim Holtz paper distressing tool to rough up the edges.   I added washy tape,  then I mixed acrylic paint,  texture paste,  glitter and spread it out thru a Finnabair stencil then sprinkled Blue Fern Studios embossing powder and heat set it.  The texture is so fun!

I also added cheesecloth,  crocheted doilies from Donna Little's Youtube shop,  diecuts,  flowers,  lace from Blue Fern Studios to create my design.
I fussy cut out that beautiful bird from Bird Waltz collection and also cutout Birdie Darling and distressed it.  

After I played around with my design I added seedbeads,  seedlings,  sequins and glitter to complete my layout.

I really love how this layout turned out,  my favorite colors,  lots of layers and texture!  
Stay tuned for a step by step video where I create a similar layout using the same techniques to create this layout!  
I hope I've inspired you today to create something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Oh So Shabby Vintage Fall Layout

 Hello Blue Fern Fans!  Are you ready for Fall?  Living in the dessert we either have warm or hot weather!  I so miss the scent of fall in the air!  I decided to create a Shabby Vintage Fall scrapbook layout using Blue Fern Studios Gorgeous Compositions collection!  Please take a peak of my layout!

I started with craft cardstock distressed the edges with decorative scissors and Tim Holtz distressing tool and did the same with paper from the  Compositions collection.  Then I did some tearing,  I just love that look with the white edges.  I also took a few leftover paper pieces from Compositons and added it in the big gaps of where I tore the paper.

With more of my scrap pieces from Compositions I did some diecutting.  I added crocheted doilies,  twine Reneabouquets Gorgeous Butterflies,  seedbeads,  lace,  metal trinket,  BFS Glitter and wooden buttons and flowers to create my layers and interest to this layout.

This layout was so fun to create using Compostions collection, YAY I used some scraps!

I hope I've inspired you to get your crafty wand out and create something beautiful!

We would love to see your beautiful projects,  please share your creations on our Facebook page Blue Fern Fanatics!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Creating!