Saturday, July 26, 2014

2Projects from Yuko

Hello! it's Yuko.
Today I will  share 2 projects "LOVE"&"this Moment"


 photo jji_zps51006706.jpgliked cardboard of the heart of this big (12 inches of size) very much!
This gives a very good impact and tightens a work.

I paint cardboard with modeling paste and attach structure.
I colored it use gelatos.

I painted the snow tex to chipboard heart.
Mixed shimmerz paint the snowtex.

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
 papers:       Ombre Dream(Ginger's Deream)
 chipboards: Memory Frames/Chunky Heart Panel

【This Moment】
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 It's summer layout!
However, it is a picture of last year.
And looking forward to going to the beach this year!

This time, all paint of this LO used Shimmerz INKLINGZ. 
It has colored very finely.!

I will use the cardboard 
of the series of this sea well from now on!

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
 papers:       Ombre Dream(Susan's Deream)
 chipboards: By the sea /Sarside Treasuresl/This moment

Thank you for looking♥


Friday, July 25, 2014

July colours with Jelissa

Hello friends!

I'm in today to share two projects I've created for Blue Fern Studios, using the Ombre Dreams paper collection, as well as their beautiful chipboard pieces.


My first project is a layout of my two boys. 

I've used Charlotte's Dream from the Ombre Dreams collection as my background paper and added some misting, masking with texture paste and random stamping to further highlight the beautiful watercolor effects already printed on the paper itself. I also used a cut out from Dream Cards as a subtitle.

The "Lucky" chippie from Charmed Page Dangles was cut into two pieces and the word used as my title. I did some heat embossing in black and smeared purple dimensional paint over for highlight. 

The other half of the chipboard was first colored with gelato, followed by some stamping with Versamark and heat-embossing. 

I used only one piece of the Honeycomb bits here, but snipped it into three parts which I layered throughout my page. It was first misted followed by random sprinkling with a mauve-tinted embossing powder.

Blue Fern products used:

Charlotte's Dream
Dream Cards
Charmed Page Dangles
Bits of Honey

All Dressed Up

My second project is a mixed media canvas I made as a birthday gift for a very talented friend who runs her own fashion designing label. 

When I saw the Sweetheart dress form, I knew it was meant for her and there is also a similar mannequin on display in her office reception. 

The chipboard was covered with gesso and I made a dress out of some organza curtain fabric, which I decorated with some tulle and organza roses, aqua sequins and mini paper roses. I also snipped the Majestic Frame in half and covered it with gold glitter.

My little cluster here is full of bits from the Miss Tailor set. I covered the spool with a fine layer of gold shimmer. The buttons I used Liquid Pearls and for the scissors I used my gold textured paste. The other half of the majestic frame is tucked beneath the flowers and also dipped in gold glitter.

Blue Fern products used:

Sweetheart Dressform
Miss Tailor Set
Majestic Frame

That's all I have for today. Do check back soon for more inspiration from the rest of the lovely DT!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

sumertime scrapping

Hello all Blue Fern studios Fans!

Olga here . I'm coming today with 3 layouts I made with using BFS products. All 3 on Ombre Dreams collection . I love it and I can't have enough of it. Perfetly fit me everywhere to feminal and masculine style it is just perfect.

Anyway back to the subject. First work is feminal LO with cat lady .Charlotte's Dream was background of my project.  In composition I use piecies of Dot Grid Panel and  one of Frilly Hearts covered with gesso . As a title I put dreams come true piece

This layout is about summer fun. Those feets belongs to my personal son :) photo was taken on amazing playground after a long day filed with running around, playing pirates and chasing bubbles. I use here last piece of Dot Gird Panel ( one panel I had for 4 works and I still have small piece :) ) I used here also Filmstrip and directions arrows. paper I use here is ginger's dream

On this layout is one of last photos I took in Poland on one of our daily park walks. Yes I know something is wrong with me and making feet photos ;) But I can't stop myself I like them so much . Here Iuse Charlotte's dream as background and made lots of media shadows to better expose my composition. I use piece of awesome small number gird . All black elements are from picture perfect set its awesome set to layouts but also will perfectly fit to any project life projects.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Video Tutorial with Adrienne Ford

Hello There! My Name is Adrienne Ford and I am thrilled to join the Blue Fern Studios Video Education Team and the Blue Fern Family! I love working with chipboard and finding new and exciting ways to alter it. I cannot wait to share my ideas with you. But before I do that, let me tell you a little about myself.

A little bit about me; My scrapping/crafting journey began 4 years ago, by means of some stickers and a paper trimmer. If I could describe my work in one word it would be "refined." I LOVE attention to detail and treat my projects like a puzzle with lots complex and unique pieces. I love that I have found myself and my place in this industry and feel at home with Mixed Media and lots of yummy art mediums! 

Through lots of trial and error, I have come to find that I use my fingers more than a brush and I might do things that are a bit unconventional- things that would make Monet roll over in his grave. :) But even though there is paint splattered on the wall and some in even my hair, crafting has been one of the best things that has happened to me- I have had so much creative fun, and that's all that matters right?!

I have a wonderful husband and two young children, which you will get to know in the future. In my spare time I enjoy binge watching Netflix shows, relaxing, and of course creating! I also am on the Prima Marketing Design Team and am a Live with Prima Educator. 

 I hope that I can be an inspiration to you and take some of the guess work out of crafting, so that all you have to do is enjoy creating something beautiful!

You can check out my blog at

So, lets get right to it, shall we?! I have a video for you today sharing a couple of different chipboard pieces. When creating with chipboard, I always look at my pieces and see what might work well together. I have this photo of myself that I thought would work well with the BFS "Brown Eyed Girl" piece. I would incorporate the bubbles into the overall theme, by bringing focus to the eye and the bubbles by placing it directly over my eye in the photo. I adding a little bit of embellishing, and I decided to try something and created a headdress out of the chipboard and embellishments. 

And some close ups.....

Blue Fern Studio Products: 

648560 Ombre Dreams: Susan's Dream

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in Latte

Ready for the video on how I altered this yummy chipboard?!

Thanks for taking the time to stop in! 

Until Next Time,


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Girl in Braids' by Lisa Griffith

Hello Blue Fern Studio fans, it's my turn to share my July projects with you.

I adore vintage photos and I found this beauty on Pinterest. I was looking at this beautiful girl and I thought that the paper 'Shannon's Dream' was so perfect for a soft girly layout. I used lots of masking and misting in the background and then I added two pieces of 'Lace Rounds', a piece from 'Royal Monarchs' and finally a piece from the 'Natural Sprigs' set that I painted white and then sprayed with my gold and pink mists. I also used some pieces of the paper 'Dream Cards' under my photo.

Here is a close up...

My next projects is a card I made using the paper 'Charlotte's Dream'.

For this card I took the chipboard called 'Ginger's Poppies' and colored it with purple mist for my focal point. I also used a piece from the 'Veranda Cage Set' that I embossed in white.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Hugs, Lisa

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pastel Pages - With Kelly Foster

Good morning, Kelly here!
This month I want to share with you two soft, pastel colored pages. I usually reach for the bright colors but these two are a bit more subdued, and I like it!


First, let me introduce you to the newest addition to my family, Oliver John. He arrived on July 7th and was just 5 days old in this photo - my first layout with him on it :)
The Blue Fern Garden papers made the perfect soft background for a baby boy page. For the main paper I used the "Love Letters" paper, and for my layers I cut bits from many of my scraps of the other papers. I kept things pretty simple...lots of white space, and just the right amount of texture thanks to the "Mini Ring Things" chipboard pieces I layered here and there. These pieces were given just a gentle uneven coat of white chalk ink.

I also added one of the pretty "Layering Stems" to complete my cluster. I love this piece!

"Perfect Moment"

This next page I used the gorgeous "Charlotte's Dream" paper from the Ombre Dreams collection. I love the pretty floral/lace texture of this paper! My background is a mix of watercolors, Gelatos, and stamping. 

To frame my photo and add movement I used the Wild Flourish Frame, which I cut in two and placed above/below the photo. This piece was primed with gesso and then painted using Gelatos and watercolors.

Thank you so very much for having a look at my projects today! See you next month!!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

July Projects with Rae

Hello! Rae with you today to share my latest projects made with an array of Blue Fern papers and chippies.

Sparkle Card

First up, I have this card I made with the Ombre Dreams paper.

I used two pieces of chipboard on this card, and here's a close up that shows the details. The "Sparkle" piece is from the "Winter Titles" set. I used some metallic stain by sponging it on the raw piece for a toned down metal look. Sponging it on also gives some bubbles on the piece that adds a slight touch of dimension.

For the "Treasured Floral Frame," I primed it with gesso, then used some shimmery watercolors in two different colors in random spots, leaving some of the gesso exposed.

Timeless Beauty Altered Mailbox

I altered this paper mache mailbox with papers from the Blue Fern Garden line. 

This is the back view, showcasing my favorite piece of paper from the line. :)

In this close up, you can see how I line the inside of the mailbox, and stuffed it full of various flowers.

I used the "Blooming Flourishes." Two pieces come in the set.

Here's a closeup to see the details of the flourishes. I ran them through my die cut machine with a script embossing folder, then primed them with gesso, and while still wet, added some dry green milk paint. It left a grainy and chalky surface, which I love. After it was dry, I used green and brown distress inks to change the color in a way that complimented the papers better.

Beautiful Layout

I really loaded up on the chipboard in this layout!

For the "Beautiful" title piece, I ran a chalk ink pad over it, being sure to get an uneven coat. 

For both the "Fancy Bird Cage" and the "Shabby Brick Bits," I used the same technique, which is simple: I grazed each of the pieces with brown archival ink, being sure to leave a lot exposed, then using distress ink with a blending tool to get that definition that you can see on the bird cage.
 And, here's a closeup that shows the finish on the "Roman Clock Set" (Large). I used white chalk ink and then misted it with light brown, dark brown, and gold inks.

For the "Corner Flourish," I primed it with gesso, then painted it with three coats of three different green paints.

Thanks for checking out my projects today!