Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Love Story - Mixed Media Layout Tutorial

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans!

I'm a little late for my share this month but here it is finally! Using the gorgeous Love Story collection, stamps and BFS' intricately designed chipboards, I created the following layout for a girlfriend who got married recently. 

Some closeups of the project:

The Rose Medley and Layering Stems chipboards which I have altered.

Another piece from the Layering Stems set which is just perfect for the flowers I like to use on my projects.

Creating lots of texture on the Rose Medley.

Here is the start to finish video of how I put this layout together. I hope you enjoy what I have to share today!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Love Story collection papers - The Grand Ball, Sweet Song, True Harmony, Amazing Hearts
Love Story Stamp Set 1
Rose Medley
Layering Stems


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Deja Vu Layouts!

We have a couple of gorgeous layouts to share with you today.  We are so excited
to be able to feature layouts using our brand new Deja Vu paper collection,
chipboard pieces, and some of our new stamps.  Be prepared to be amazed!

Angelica Franssen has combined three papers from the Deja Vu collection (Petites Cartes, Lustre, and Tresors) that so elegantly show off the soft purple in this line.   Angelica also used the Luminaries and Deja Vu Border chipboard pieces which were created to coordinate perfectly with this paper collection.

Keren Tamir chose the lovely Friperies paper for this extra sweet layout.  She used the Blue Fern Butterfly Kisses title, and framed the photo with our Butterfly Frame - Square.  The stamped images in the background are from the Deja Vu Stamp Set.

Keep checking back as we reveal more layouts from our Creative Team showing you how they are using products from the Deja Vu Collection.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Chippies!

We have 9 new beautiful chipboard pieces/sets to share with you today!  Just take a look at what Michele has designed for you!

Township Collage

Celtic Ornaments

Carousel Horse

Frills Panel

Marselle Frame

Photo Arches

Dashwood Bouquet

Techno Squares

Button Wheels

Be sure to visit your favorite supplier of Blue Fern Studios products to get yours today!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Three off-the-page projects by Marie-Josée

Hello all,

Today, I will show you three off-the-page projects created with the beautiful Blue Fern Studios products!

Pop-up box with the Sanctuary collection

This is supposed to be a card, but to me, it looks more like an off-the-page project, since there is no place to write text. However, it can make a great wedding or anniversary souvenir, combined with a card. Thus the "Your Hearts Together" sentiment on the front panel.

For those of you who are interested to know how to create this project, here's a great tutorial I found on YouTube.

I used various papers from the Sanctuary collection to create this card: Birdsong Melody, Meadows of Time and Garden Plaza.

I cut the birds and flowers out of two different papers: The brown birds were cut out of the Birdsong Melody paper, whereas the blue bird and the flowers were cut out of the Meadows of Time paper.

On the front panel, I used a piece of the Bowed Trinkets to frame my sentiment.

I used the Mini Flourishes on the back panel to add texture and interest behind the paper flowers.

I also cut two pieces of the Lattice Fence to use on the side of my pop-up box.

Here's another view of the whole card.

Canvas with the Montage collection

Here's a small canvas (6" x 8") that I created with the Montage collection.

First, I altered my canvas with gesso, various mists and stamps.

Then, I also altered the small Circle Flourish frame with gesso and mists. I also added pearls on the circles of the frame.

Then I cut a piece of the Calling Cards paper from the Montage collection to use as a background.

I also used one of the calling card in the center of my frame.

Wall decor with various Blue Fern Studios collection

To create this piece, I used paper scraps from various Blue Fern Studios collections: Ombre Dreams, Montage, Sanctuary, and Love Story.

First, I used foam dots to assemble all the pieces of paper, to give dimension to my project. Then, using my finger, I applied gesso to the edges of the papers. Then, I sprayed various colors on the whole project: brown, white, and black.

I used the Blooming Foliage chipboard, combined with flowers. I altered it with gesso and green mists.

Then, I used the Dream Big chipboard, which I altered with black gesso.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Elena Morgun april projects

Hi everyone!

Elena Morgun here and today I have three new projects to share with you today using lots of gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products.


For my layout I have chosen to use some Montage so gorgeous! 
Some close-ups:

And here is the start to finish video tutorial for this layout. Enjoy!

Blue Fern Products Used:

- Montage

- Memory Frames
- Mesh Bits
- Bohemian Flowers
- Ornate Frame

- Forever

Also I have made two more cards) I painted Blue Fern chipboard with new Color Bloom spray . I like the way it shines now!
Blue Fern Products Used:

- Montage
Love Story
- Ombre Dreams

- Memory Frames
That's all from me today.

Have a great week end with lots of time to be creative.

Hope to see you soon again!

Take care,
Elena Morgun

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Projects by Melinda Thompson

Hi everyone :)

I have two new projects to share with you today using lots of gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products.
For my 1st layout I have chosen to use some Ombre Dreams so gorgeous! I have used Charlotte's Dream as the background paper with the Calling Cards as my layers.

"Baby Blues"

I have used the Roman Clock Set - Small and teamed it up with the gorgeous Tattered Butterlies and the word Baby from the Baby Words Set.

I have used lots of mists and inks to blend and tone my chipboard peices in to the colours of my photo and papers.

Products Used:
Paper: Omber Dreams - Charlotte's Dreams & Calling Cards
Chipboard: Roman Clock Set - Small, Tattered Butterflies, Baby

My 2nd project I decided to start with a plain white sheet of cardstock as I wanted to use the Number Grid - Large to be the focus of my layout.


Paper layers behind the photo are from the Sanctuary Collection.  I love that saying that is found on one of the Calling Cards.

I love these peices of chipboard from the Picture Perfect Collection..they are perfect for a fun layout.  I have again used many mists and inks with water to push the colour around on the chipboard.


Products Used:
Paper: Sanctuary Collection
Chipboard: Number Grid - Large, Smile, Picture Perfect, Negatives from the Jumbo Rings Panel

Hope you enjoyed my projects...
See you next month and happy scrapping!
Melinda :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

We Have a Winner! (and some featured layouts to show you)

I think the entries in our monthly sketch challenge get better and better each month.  Somehow, you seem to come up with such unique ways to use Blue Fern products.  Let's switch it around this month, and show you the 5 layouts we have chosen to feature this month.  Be prepared to be amazed!  Don't forget to read all the way to the end of this post to find out who our winner is this month.

Galachko of Ukraine created this beautiful layout by rotating the sketch.   We love how she used the Blue Fern Layered Iron Bridge!  The background paper is from our Ombré Dreams collections. 

Lizzy of Australia also rotated the March sketch when she created this layout.  The chipboard pieces (which she painted with black gesso) stand out so well against paper from the Montage Collection.

Daria of Russia, has fallen in love with our Sanctuary collection which she has used so well for her sketch layout.  She says she has a problem with it because she doesn't want to cut into it.   
We are so excited to hear that you like it so well!

The simplicity and beautiful fall colors in Joanne's layout really caught our eye.  The paper from the Ombrë Dreams collection and little strip of Blue Fern chipboard are just perfect!

Our last featured layout is this gorgeous layout created by Ludmila.  From the treatment of the Blue Fern chipboard, to the way she created this awesome photo (you can read about it on her blog), there is so much to love about this layout.  The background paper is from the Montage collection.

Now it's time to announce the winner of our March Sketch Challenge.  

Selected by a random draw, the winner is entry #12, which belongs to Babi!!
Babi, you have won a prize package of Blue Fern Chipboard!  
Please send me an e-mail, within the next 7 days, 
at {valerie(at)bluefernstudios(dot)com} to claim your prize.
Here's the beautiful layout Babi created.  Wow, this is beautiful!!  
The Ombré Dreams paper is perfect with this great photo.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our March Sketch Challenge.  We hope to see you back this month.  The April sketch has been posted and you can find a link to it in our left sidebar.