Sunday, November 23, 2014

Video Tutorial with Adrienne Ford

Hello All!

Adrienne here, to share with you a new video tutorial- Twinkle. That word just gets me dreaming of sitting by a lit Christmas tree- Just gets me right into the Christmas spirit! Since the holiday season is fast approaching, I jumped right in and have a Holiday themed layout for you today.

This layout features the NEW and oh-so gorgeous Sanctuary paper collection. It is amazing! The theme is very vintage- lots of muted tones- wonderful for lots of themes. The Winter Titles are also so wonderful and I just had to alter my "Twinkle" title with lots of sparkle! 

In this video I will be particularly showing you have my Swirl Ornaments will come to live and give your layout a realistic feel.


Blue Fern Products-
Santuary Collection: Conservatory
Swirl Ornaments
Winter Titles

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Layout and a Card with Patter

Today I have a layout and a card to share with you using the new Blue Fern Studios paper line called "Sanctuary." It is a beautiful line that can be used for anything, any time of year. I am going to show you how I used it on a heritage page and a Christmas card. You will see how versatile this new line is! Let's get started.

This is my husband back in about 1966. Wasn't he a cutie? Well, I must say he still is. LOL! Anyway, for this page I used, the papers Sanctuary Bountiful and Sanctuary Conservatory. Such beautiful colors for this 8 1/2 x 11 heritage page.
To cover the Splattered Circles and Spare Parts chipboard pieces, I covered them in gesso, and then used some distress stains in various colors.

To cover the Adore, Love, Cherish chipboard piece (the title), I used the same technique as above but then I also added some darker gelatos to the chipboard.
Blue Fern Studios Papers: Sanctuary Bountiful and Conservatory 

Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Splattered Circles; Adore, Love, Cherish; and Spare Parts

Christmas Wishes
For this card I used the Sanctuary Meadows of Time and Sanctuary Conservatory papers. The chipboard piece is called Seeing Stars.
To alter the chipboard, I covered it in silver Inka Gold and then added some silver and gold embossing. To finish, I added pearls around the edge.
Blue Fern Studios Papers: Sanctuary Conservatory and Meadows of Time 

Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Seeing Stars

A Perfect Day
This is an 8 1/2 x 11 layout I created for this month's sketch challenge. This is one of my daughter's, and she just had back surgery 3 weeks ago. This is when we took her to the Billy Graham Library for the first time. Her back issues were being controlled at that time with a TENS unit you can see her wearing. Anyway, this 8 1/2 x 11 page not only uses the new November sketch from Blue Fern Studios but it also uses the Montage papers. Yum!
To color the Lattice Fence chipboard piece, I covered in gesso. While the gesso was wet, I added two different colors of embossing powder to emboss the chipboard. And you can see the fun result below.
The Arrow Words chipboard piece was also treated in the same way except once I embossed it, I then rubbed black gesso over the entire piece. I wanted it to pop a bit more off the page, and thus I added the touch of black to this piece. I think it ended up looking like the sepia photo a bit.

Blue Fern Studios Papers: Montage Invitation, Now and Then, and Bouquet 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Lattice Fence, Arrow Words 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to join us in the Blue Fern Studios November Sketch Challenge. Click here to see all of the details!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Layouts and a Card with Rae

Hello! It's Rae with you today and I'm sharing some projects I made with the Montage and Ombre Dreams paper lines.

"Twinkle" Layout

For this layout I used the Montage paper collection.  It's based on our November sketch. Check out the sketch challenge HERE. There's still time to play along!

Here's a closeup of the Quatrefoil Panel piece that I cut to size. I used pink, white, and gold embossing powders to get this effect.

Here's a closeup of the title that I used from the Winter Titles set. I kept this treatment simple by using gold embossing powder. 

In this close up, you can see the piece of the Heart Border that I cut and painted with a whitewash.

I also cut up the Organic Vine Corner. I painted it with a dimensional green paint, and sprinkled it with green embossing powders and heated it up until the paint was bubbly.

"Follow Your Dreams..." Card

I really wanted to fit this card in a standard envelope, so I made it as flat as I could! I used some of my scraps from the Montage line. 

Here's a closeup that shows the treatment of the Mixed Chains and part of a Ginger's Poppies piece. I used grey and black ink pads directly on the chipboard without priming it.

Mommy's Boy

I used papers from the Ombre Dreams and the Montage lines. 

In this closeup, you can see the Corner Flourish. I also used a Mini Flourish on the other side of my flower cluster. I scraped these pieces with a black archival ink pad that desperately needs to be reinked, but it worked for this layout. :)

For the Mommy's Boy title piece, I used a turquoise embossing powder, then used that same archival ink pad to give it a worn look.

For the Romantic Page Dangle, I used grey chalk ink, then some black distressed embossing powder in random places. I also touched it with some blue chalk ink to soften the look of it. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects today! Check back often- our team is always posting amazing creations!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kelly's November Video - "Smile"

Hello everyone! Kelly here today with my video for this month.
I have used paper from the new Sanctuary collection..have you had a look at it yet? It is SO gorgeous!


I hope you enjoy the video!

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

3 Beach Layouts with 3 different collections- by Keren Tamir

Keren here, and today I have 3 beach layouts created with three different Blue Fern Studios Collections.
I recently came back from a family beach vacation. I wanted to show how versatile all the Blue Fern studios collections are and how easily they can be used for the same theme.

"Beautiful Girl"

With the Ombré Dreams Collection

For the background paper I used Ombré Dreams Charlotte's Dream and I also used the Ombré Dreams- Dream Cards as layers.

I used the corner flourishes chipboard which I cut into pieces. I painted it in pastel blue acrylic paint and stamped and inked it.


"Hello Summer"

With the Blue Fern Garden Collection

I used the "Signature" paper from the Blue Fern Garden collection for the background.

For chipboard, I used the Jewelled page dangles,  Jewelled frame and the Hello Summer title. They were all painted in with two different colours of acrylic paint.


"A Joyful heart"

with the Montage Collection

I used the Fairyland paper from the Montage Collection.

I framed the photo with the chipboard Collage Frame which I covered with embossing powder. I also used the wave shaped chipboard from the "By the sea" set.

I hope my layouts inspired you to scrap your holiday beach pictures or any old summer pics!!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dark canvas with video

Hi there !

Olga here. Today I have for You tutorial for dark canvas with using Magestique Frame as main element  , The Optymist word Set and Captured  Words I use to create sentence and Chickenwire Panel in background. I added some flowers and different media . Whole process You can check out HERE on BFS YT channel


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Watching YOU Put our Designs to Work

We love seeing how all of you use our products and choose one day each month to feature some of your layouts.  Get ready to be amazed and inspired.

This entry is the first one Joyce created for her altered book project.  She has used several pieces of Blue Fern chipboard in a very elegant way.  Did you notice how she has dressed it up pearls?  Joyce is one of our prior Creative Team members.

Keeping with the vintage look, Angelica has added our Seasonal Wildflowers (one of my all-time favorite pieces of chipboard), to this stunning layout.

We spotted this beauty on Irina's blog.  She has used a Blue Fern title on this layout featuring a photo of her sister.

Look at how Ulrika used paper from the Montage Collection with these photos of her sweet little guy riding his bicycle ---really fast!

Tracey created this very romantic layout using paper from our Montage Collection.

We found this layout created by Ayumi of Japan, titled "This is Paradise".  The beautiful background paper is from our Ombre Dreams Collection.   She also added a couple of pieces of Blue Fern chipboard.

Maggi used our beautiful Jeweled Frame, which she altered using blue embossing enamel, to focus all the attention on her photograph.

It doesn't always take a lot of chipboard to make an impression as Anna demonstrates in this layout where she has painted the Blue Fern chipboard white and used it as an accent behind her photo.

 Riikka chose to use this beautiful pink paper from our Montage Collection, along with this photo of her with her parents when she was very small. 

Also using paper from our Montage Collection, Yvonne, a former member of our Creative Team, designed this beautiful "Fly Away" canvas.  So very pretty and elegant.

We hope you enjoyed seeing how YOU use our products.  
You keep posting your projects online, and we'll keep looking for them!