Thursday, December 8, 2016

3 layout with Yuko

Hello! It is Yuko.

Because I did not make it in time for my posting date in November
Posted on December 8.

The paper of Christmas that arrived was prettier than expected!
I made a canvas and 12 inches layout at once!


I made it with an A4 size canvas.
After applying Gesso to the base, color it with mist
Textured with modeling paste.

ICECLE embossed powder on snowflake chipboard.
This color is white with silver lame and is perfect for the coming season.

The title was unintentionally uneven on purpose as it would be a little antique feeling.
The white part was painted with Gesso and from there the ANTIQUEGOLD was put on a sparse and heated.
It became unevenness of nice feeling

Snow of fluffy is piled up .

In addition to Gesso, mist, acrylic paint, stickles, stone, glass beads etc
I have a look on it.

< Blue fern Studios >
Paper-Vintage Christmas - Wonderland/Greeting Cards
Chipboard -  Winter Flakes/Large Flake
Mist- Winter Mint
Embossing powder - ANTIQUE GOLD/ICECLE

【IT'S A holly jolly CHRISTMAS】
I also used the paper of this frame last year. 
It is really a favorite!
Just by using this paper as a backing sheet you will already be cute!

The red flower is a thing of this series.
Red flowers are indispensable for Christmas.
The white flower is also in the same series, but I took the flower core and put the grain of the gold.

In the background, I imagined the snow falling down 
and attached a pattern with a dot stencil.

The title was embossed with 14 KARAT.
This embossing is also very sparkling and very beautiful !

< Blue fern Studios >
Paper-Vintage Christmas -Magical /Greeting Cards/Holiday Cards/Jolly
chipboard -  Holly Jolly Christmas
Flower-Soft Blossoms/Christmas Blooms

The third one was made in the autumn series "memories" of the previous work.

【An AUTUMN Story】
This series is nice with a chic hue feeling like autumn. 

I decomposed the leaf chipboard and divided it into leaves and branches.
The blades were painted with textures and lamels.

I put modeling paste in the branch part and added a texture
 like tree to make it a dead tree style.

I painted the background texture with modeling paste mixed with paint.

< Blue fern Studios >
Memoires - Songbird's Drama/Chronicles/Calling Cards
chipboard - An Autumn Story/Natural Sprigs Set
Flower-Memoires Blooms

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Chipboard!

We're at it again.........creating new and exciting laser cut chipboard for all your projects.   Grab a nice hot beverage, and spend a few minutes scrolling through all our new additions.  

We would like to start with the beautiful new titles that we have recently added.   
You are sure to have photos that would be a perfect fit! 

Need some more holiday chipboard  pieces?  We've got four new designs for you.

        Holiday Lantern                                                                  Flourish Tree

                                  Holiday Bright                                                                     Holiday Frame

Are you ready for a dose of elegance?   We've got you covered there, too.  

                               Dangled Lace                                                                          Frilly Bauble

                                 Pure Elegance                                                                 Hanging Oval Frame

                             Belfast Bouquet                                                                       Wedding Cake

We hope you enjoyed scrolling through our most recent additions.  
We love bringing you new products to spark creativity.

When you use Blue Fern products, we hope you will share them with us on Social Media!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Vintage Christmas with Cathi

I can't believe a year has flown by and it is time to finish my term here at Blue Fern Studios!! I have loved working with the amazing products and my talented fellow team members.  I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to design here!!  For my last post here I have made two layouts and set of cards.

My first layout features the gorgeous Vintage Christmas collection Wonderland paper. I decided to do a snowy layout and just love these colors! I chose a gorgeous wintry vintage image of a family gathering pine boughs for the holidays.

Here in this first close up I have added some layers under the photo using the Vintage Christmas 2 Calling Cards cutouts. I love the Snowflake Frame which I have embossed with Imagine Ink Icicle Embossing Powder. I've added a snowflake from the Shabby Flakes collection which has been embossed with Icicle and Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. 

In this photo you can see how I've used several background stamps to build up texture. I have used the Making Plans stamp, the Crackle Textures stamp and the Coarse Fabrics stamps using various distress inks. I also edged  my chipboard with Festive Berries Distress Ink to tie into the colors of the paper.

I've used some gorgeous flowers on this layout, the beautiful red Christmas Bloom and pink Soft Blossoms. For the title of my layout I used the Wonder chipboard from the Wish Wonder Dream set, and again used Icicle Imagine Ink Embossing Powder

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas ~Wonderland
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2 ~Calling Cards

Shabby Flakes
Snowflake Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy

Making Plans
Coarse Fabrics
Crackle Textures

Christmas Blooms
Soft Blooms

My next project is a set of cards using both sides of the Vintage Christmas 2 Jolly paper. I always love to use the Calling Cards page with its gorgeous cutouts and images to make a set of cards when I can.

In my first card I used the beautiful Holiday Deer chipboard piece, embossed in Antique Gold Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. The Yours and Mine at Christmas Time actually came from the branding strip at the bottom of one of the papers!  The red and aqua flowers are part of the Christmas Blooms set while the white one is from the Soft Blooms set.  To finish off the card I used some ribbon from my stash and sewed in brown around the edge of the card.

I love the image on my next card, so much fun! I have added the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Calling Cards paper as well.  Underneath my image I have added a bit of twine from my stash. The beautiful snowflakes are from the Let it Snow set, embossed appropriately in the Snow Imagine Ink Embossing Powder! The red flower is from the Memoires Blooms and the brown lilies are from the Winter Lilies set.  Again, I have finished off the card with some brown stitching along the edges.

For my final card, I've used the other side of the Jolly paper for the background and some papers from the Calling Cards sheet again.  The flowers are both from the Christmas Blooms set.  The foliage chipboard is from the Layering Stems set and is embossed in Sage Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I have added some ribbon and a small pine cone from my stash and stitched along the edge to finish it off.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2~Jolly
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2 ~ Calling Cards

Deer Ornament
Let it Snow
Layering Stems

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold

Memoire Blooms
Christmas Blooms
Late Winter Lilies

My final layout for Blue Fern Studios features another vintage image and the gorgeous Vintage Christmas Let it Snow paper as its base.

In this first close up you can see the beautiful Ruth's Doily peeking out from under the photo cluster, embossed in Golden Bricks Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I have used more of the Calling Cards cutouts tucked underneath the image to build up the layers.

I have again used more of the beautiful red Christmas Blooms flower and the chocolate brown Late Winter Lilies as my flower cluster.  I have used a Mini Flourish chipboard embossed in the Pyrite Image Ink Embossing Powder as a finishing touch on the photo cluster.

The Night Before Christmas chipboard piece has been embossed in Ruby Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and you can see the background stamping I have done featuring stamps from the Forever, Essential Textures, and Texture Circles sets.  I finished off this cluster with another Late Winter Lily. 

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2~Let it Snow
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2~Calling Cards

Ruth's Doily
Mini Flourishes
Night Before Christmas

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Golden Bricks

Essential Textures
Texture Circles

Christmas Blooms
 Late Winter Lilies

I have really enjoyed my time here with Blue Fern Studios and look forward to seeing what new products and new inspiration arrive next year with the amazing new 2017 team. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2017!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Our November Sketch Challenge

Are you ready for a winner?  We are, so let's get to it and discover the lucky winner of our November Sketch Challenge.

Entry #11 is our winner.  Congratulations to Katwondoo, who created this layout for our challenge, which was to use a Blue Fern chipboard title.  As the winner, you will receive a package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard. Please send an e-mail, within the next 7 days, to {valerie(at)bluefernstudios(dot)com} to claim your prize.  Here is the precious layout she created using one of the words from our French Adjectives Set 1.  

Now we have the pleasure of sharing with you a few layouts from the entries in the November Challenge. 

The first feature this month is this dramatic layout created by Heather.  She has used several chipboard pieces, including the "A Moment in Time" title.

We would also like to feature this layout by Wendy.   Her layout is also very dramatic, but in a different sort of way.  The chipboard title, Happy, is so appropriate for this sweet photo.

Our third feature this month is a project cover by Saba.  The chipboard frame and title make such a wonderful focal point.  The paper is from our Courtship Lane collection.


Congratulations to our featured artists this month.  We also want to thank all of you who entered our November challenge.  It was special to see the various ways you all used our chipboard titles.