Thursday, January 29, 2015

My First DT Projects - Galina Sazonova.

I am pleased to welcome you on BFS blog and to share my first projects as  an designer Blue Fern Studios.
And a little bit about myself )...
My name is Galina and I'm 46 years old. I come from Belarus, 
but now live with my family in Moscow. I am a happy wife and mother of two children, 5 year old boy and 21 year old girl) My profession - Landscape designer, but not so long ago I discovered scrapbooking and he soon became a part of my life!

I get my inspiration from different things and events, as well as
from people and emotions. I really love life, therefore I create a lot of layers and colours in my
projects .) I like the different styles and the opportunity to try something new.
Hope you enjoy my creations!
Welcome to my blog:

Canvas "Angel Eyes"
Here is the first one of my projects for this month. This nostalgic canvas about my childhood. Little girl with sad eyes in the photo - it's me) ....
More details:

Blue Fern Studios products used:
  • Chipboard - Textures - Checker Bits
  • Chipboard - Words - Spiritually Speaking

Layout "Birdie"
My second project was created on the basis of the January sketch. In the photo I'm in my new small hat birdie.)
And more details:

Blue Fern Studios products used:
  • Paper - Sanctuary -  Bountiful
  • Paper - Montage - Society, Wisdom
  • Chipboard - Textures - Tattered Diamond Bits
  • Chipboard - Words - The Optimist Word Set

Project "Angel on duty"
And at last my third project - gift wrapping based of kraft .

More details:

Blue Fern Studios products used:
  • Chipboard - Textures - Ornate Heart
  • Chipboard - Words - Spiritually Speaking
I wish you a creative mood and good day!)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bente's first post for Blue Fern Studios.

Hi there!...*waving from Sweden*.
My name is Bente and some of you may have seen my creations around the internet for a few years now. I started scrapping about six years ago and never stopped to look back. I've tried many other creative outlets like knitting, sewing and embroidering, but scrapbooking is by far my favourite.
I am a native of Norway although I have lived more than half my life away from there. I have had my permanent address in the south of Sweden for many years, but have spent a few years in exciting places like Chile, Mexico and the UK. Loved that!
My three beautiful daughters who are my main inspiration and we also have a cute but spoilt kitty.
I am so happy to be on the 2015 creative team here at Blue Fern Studios!
To see more of my work please visit me here:

Now for my first creations here on the blog:

Here I used the Roman Clock set and the Arrow Words set. 
To add colour to the pieces and create a coherent look I coloured the pieces with an ink chalker.

I love the feminine look created by lifting and layering a piece of the pretty Montage paper.

My next page features the youngest members of the family. 
-My DD and Lady, the royal princess of our house :-)

Again I used the beautifully decorated papers from the Montage collection.
The large frame is called Shabby Layered Frame.
In the corners you can see some Tattered Diamond bits.

I love these pictures that I took a while back. 
I love the look of the enamel dots on the black painted frame.

 Finally to round off this post I created a couple of cards using the lovely Sanctuary collection.

I used the pretty Roman Clock set and the Arrow words  here as well.

On this card is also a small piece from the Ironwork Accents set.
The Tattered Diamond bits were painted inked and stamped with a musical note pattern.

Products used: Papers from the Montage collection and the Sanctuary collection, Roman Clock set, Arrow Words set, Shabby Layered frame, Tattered Diamond bits, Ironwork Accents.

I hope you liked my first creations as a DT member for Blue Fern Studios.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 26, 2015

2 layout and card.

Today I will share you Snow layout!

My daughter very glad to see snowing was very cute!
She sings "Let it go" then!LOL!!!

The title applied gesso and colored it in INKLINGZ .

Snow of this chip board・・・

 Using this part of this chip board!

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
Sanctuary  Bountiful/Meadows of Time/Botanical Garden/CallingCards
Circle Groups/Shabby Flakes/French Words/

I like a MONATGE series very much!
It's my taste by the very gentle shade.

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
Montage  Bouquet/Calling Cards/Now&Then
Spring Trinkets

This card is a favorite in the chic.
Title has sprinkled the distressed powder.

Blue Fern Studios ' paper   is thick and points to a card!

<Blue Fern Studios Products>
Sanctuary  Bountiful/Meadows of Time/CallingCards/Conservatory
Shabby Brick Bits/Wedding Words

Thank you !

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Today We Feature YOU!

We've been looking around the Internet for layouts and other projects using our products.  You continue to amaze us with the creative ways in which you alter and use our chipboard, and we love to see you create on our paper!  Take a look at what we have found:

Eila Sandburg of Sweden has used several pieces of Blue Fern chipboard 
to create a garden feel for this sweet layout.

This gorgeous layout by 2014 Creative Team member, Maja Stokk, brings together Blue Fern chipboard and paper from our Sanctuary Collection.

We found this layout by Cat444 in an online gallery.  Love the way she used Blue Fern chipboard behind the photo collage layer.  It shows that you don't always have to alter the chipboard.  It's beautiful bare!

Paper from our Sanctuary Collection is the perfect background for this shabby chic, romantic layout that Karen created.

Kimberly Heard has also used paper from the Sanctuary Collection to create this layout featuring a photo of herself and a friend.   The circle frame is a perfect way to frame this photo!

Thanks ladies for making us look so good and inspiring our readers!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First DT projects by Zanka

It's my turn to welcome you on BFS blog for the first time! My name is Zaneta Glowa aka Zanka. I'm truly happy to cooperate with BFS and I'm looking forward to this new scrappy adventure!
I'm coming from Poland but nowadays I live in Sweden, I moved here more than 10 years ago. 
I discovered scrapbooking in 2010, an amazing world has opened its door to me and took me by the storm. 
At work I’m all fact and figures but I'm happy to take an escape to creativity when I have some spare time. I can slow down after a busy day, think through the things that happened -or sometimes just forget everything and make some mess ;)
I’m trying to explore different expressions and styles, although I’m most often staying within a romantic, feminine stream. I love to add a mixed media touch to my works. My key discoveries during my journey so far have been: stamps, gesso and Twinkling H2Os, all of these still remaining the first choice in my toolbox.
You are warmly welcome to visit my blog at

So this is me:

For my first layout I used Sanctuary collection, I've fallen in love with the rose images!

Chipboards : Quatrefoil panel, Tattered diamond bits.
When you get your chipboard panels, most of them are still including the cut bits which you normally pop out. I discovered that those loose bits are perfect as embellishments themselves! I decorated mine with gesso, ink, stamps and  covered them with glossy accents.

For the second layout I picked Ombre papers.
Chipboards: Hello Summer, Ginger Poppies

The chipboards are gently treated with gesso and watercolours, the same which I also used in the background.

My third layout was already presented with the sketch reveal. Once again, I used the Sanctuary collection.
Chipboards: Captured Words, Graduated Squares, Spring Branch 

Here's probably where I've spend most time on altering the chipboards. 

For the title, I only added some white accents, otherwise I let the elegant,  original colour of the chipboard to be seen. 
On the frame, I have used texture paste and goldfinger paint. The branch is coloured with wax crayons and acrylic paint. 

That's all from me today, thank you for spending some time with me here !

Zanka / Zaneta G

Thursday, January 22, 2015

One 2 3 of a Kind Layout Video Tutorial with Einat Kessler

Hey crafty friends! Einat Kessler here with my first video tutorial as BFS video educator. I'm so happy and honored to be joining this talented team!

I'm a mother of two teenage boys and married to a supportive loving husband. We live in Israel close to Tel Aviv. I started scrapbooking when my son was born and have been doing it ever since. As time went by it turned from a hobby to a business and today it's my full time job. Today I also create a lot of mixed media, art journaling, altered projects and interactive designs. I love experimenting and trying new things so my art is evolving all the time.

I'm happy to share with you my first video tutorial: One of a Kind mixed media layout.

BFS products used:
Papers: Sanctuary - Meadows of Time
Papers: Sanctuary - Bountiful
Chipboard: One of a Kind
Chipboard: Printer's bits

My other project is an inspirational canvas. It's a 4X4 canvas that has a statement on it. I'm planning to have one of my studio walls filled with these...

I used the chipboards to create a textured background by covering them with gesso and spraying. Then I used a pen nib with black ink to write on the canvas and chipboard as if they were one.

BFS products used:
Chipboard: Directions

Have fun creating!