Thursday, March 23, 2017

March projects by Vera Shelemekh

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans.
The spring has sprung and Vera is here hurrying to show you layers of fresh inspiration. I would like to present  projects using the new Spring Parade collection and one more wedding layout with amazing Heartland.

Spring parade is so perfect for Easter layouts and decor and this is just the right time to start preparations for the holiday. I have created a layout which I'm planing to use as home decor on Easter.  Flowers make the scene rich and natural and the characters add some fairy look.


Floral lattice bits and the header are covered with Icicle and Lavender eggs embossing powders plus some white acrylic paint.


I used one of Vintage phrases stamp for the little journalling.



Blue Fern Studios products used:
Papers:
Spring Parade - April Medley 
Spring Parade - Joyful
  Spring Parade - Marketplace 
Spring Parade - Susie's Garden
 
Chipboards:
Floral lattice bits
Chunky Words 

Embossing powders:
Icicle
Lavender eggs

Stamps:
Vintage phrases
 
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I love making gifts and for Easter I have created a couple of gift baskets. They can be filled with sweets, pies or chocolate eggs.

Each basket is made just of one sheet of paper.


Layers are built of fussy cut elements, Blooming Foliage bits covered with Lime embossing powder, ribbons and Chesterville florals



Blue Fern Studios products used:
Papers:
Spring Parade - April Medley 
Spring Parade - Joyful
Spring Parade - Susie's Garden
 
Chipboards:
Blooming Foliage
 
Embossing powders:
Lime

Flowers:
Chesterville florals

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I keep on making my wedding album and today I'm gonna show you layout about the beautiful bride (me) :)  Heartland collection drives me crazy with its beauty and variety of flowes.

How I love to use texture stamps with embossing powder on background. Leafy Florals stamp with Icicle powder adds some dimention to the whole composition.
In the layers of fussy cut flowers you may find roses from Rose Bouquet chipboard covered with Icicle embossing powder. And I used the Charmed Page Dangle covered with Fire brick glitter as the header.





 
Blue Fern Studios products used:
Papers:
 Heartland - Kiss Kiss
 Heartland - Sweet on You
 
Chipboards:
Rose Bouquet
Charmed Page Dangles
Little birds Set  
Heartland HOHO

Embossing powders:
Icicle

Glitter:
Fire engine

Stamps:
Leafy Florals

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Seeing Stars by Edith Cloutier

It has been such a joy to have Edith Cloutier as our Blue Fern Fan of the Month.  It's easy to see from her enthusiasm that she really has a love for creating with Blue Fern products.  As we wrap up her time with us by showing off her fourth layout today, we want to give Edith a BIG THANK YOU from all of us!  We hope you will leave some love for Edith, too!  

Here is Edith to tell you all about her layout, "Seeing Stars"

I like to use Blue Fern Studios paper to make my layout's background because their beautiful patterns give a lot of style to my creations.  Their thickness is also perfect when using many mediums.  For this layout, I used the "Bretton" paper from the Chesterville collection.

As you may have noticed, I like to work with modeling paste with watercolor to do my background.  Also, I have a big crush for the "Tattered Newsprint" stamp.  I use it on practically all my layouts now.


I used the "Seeing Stars" chipboard with some embossing powder.  The Blue Fern glitter is perfect to add a special touch with micro beads and mica flakes.


And finally, no layout is complete without flowers!


Papers: Chesterville - Bretton

Chipboard:
Seeing Stars

Flowers:
Courtship Roses
Spring Lilies

Embossing powder:
Wheat

Glitter:
Pyrite

Stamp:
Tattered Newsprint

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March projects for Lydia Guijt!

Hello Blue Fern Studios friends! 
Lydia Guijt here again with some new creations for March.
My first layout will be accompanied with a tutorial. You'll find that below.

For my second feature I've made something completely different. I hope you'll like it.

Memories


The new Spring Parade Collection has a beautiful color combination. For this layout I chose the Susie's Garden sheet.
 For my background I started off using the Tattered Harlequin stamp for embossing and the Tattered News Print stamp for inking. After this I used a stencil and paste. After the background work is done I prepared the chipboard pieces. 


Crossing the Lines with Speckled Mint and some Peacock FeathersWild Field Stem with Lavender Eggs on the flower part and Verdant with some sprinkling of Antique Gold. The same process for the Leafy Twigs. The title Memories - Chunky Words Halftone was done in Pink Dust. Once that was all done it was time to assemble the layout. I used the new Spring Peonies and Late Winter Lilies in my flower cluster. To finish off the page I added some further touches. 


Below you'll find the video with the whole process of making this layout. 
Enjoy!





Paper
Spring Parade - Susie's Garden
Chipboard
Crossing the Lines
Wild Filed Stem
Chunky Words Halftone
Leavy Twigs
BFS Embossing Powder 
Pink Dust
Speckled Mint
Lavender Eggs
Verdant
Antique Gold
Glitter
Peacock Feathers
Stamps
Tattered News Print
Tattered Harlequin
Flowers 
Spring Peony and Berries
Late Winter Lilies

Follow your Heart


For my second project I wanted to do something different. 
Our Blue Fern Studios Chipboard is so nice and sturdy, it's perfect to use for Mixed Media projects.
I got a double sided canvas and tore out the center to open it up. I used pastes and stencils to created textures on the outside and center part. Once it was all dry I started with the Shabby Bits Bricks Chipboard pieces as the bast to build the center part on. 


Using other materials like cardboard and metal embellishments stacking and tucking in and under to create interest and textures. On one of the top layers a couple of Leafy Page Accents. Around the edges I used the Note book Edges and having the Layering Stems fall over the edges.


With all the items in place and stuck down it was time to paint everything with black gesso. Once that was all dry it's time paint on all the the accents. The Follow your Heart title was first embossed and further highlighted with some acrylics and pastes.


Chipboard
Notebook Edges
Shabby Brick Bits
Layering Stems
Leafy Page Accents
Follow your Heart
Embossing Powder
Antique Gold

Spring Greetings


For the last project this month I decided to make a set of cards using the new Spring Parade collection.


I started of with cutting different sizes of paper and played around with them creating a layered look. Once it was right I started filling it in with some doilies and some lace. For the Easter card I used one of the Easter Egg Ornaments and embossed it with Lavender Egg. Giving it some extra glitter with Peacock Feathers. The Spring card has a Spring Trinkets chipboard piece and is treated the same way. 


To finish off the cards I used Later Winter Lilies and Soft Blossoms and some other decorations. The final touches were some mist splatters and we're all done with our card set.


Paper
Spring Parade -  Susie's Garden, Market Place, Spring Petites
Chipboard
Easter Egg Ornaments
Spring Trinkets
BFS Embossing Powder 
Lavender Eggs
Glitter
Peacock Feathers
Flowers 
Soft Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies


Thank you so much visiting the blog and looking at my projects! 

Hope to see you again next month!

Lydia Guijt

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March inspiraiton by Annie Samson

Hi Blue Fern Studios fans, I am verry excited to share my lastest layout with you ! Two of theses layouts are made from the brand new collection Spring Parade and the third one is made from my fave off all time Chesterville.

''Bonheur''


For this layout, I used the back side or the Sunday Best paper of the Spring Parade collection.
The color of this paper is so goergeous that I have only use a litle bit of ink to color my background.
I used the Tattered Newsprint to add a little bit of interest under my picture.



I used the embossing powder Mornig Sun on the Janie's frame chipboard. 
I also used the left over of the chipboard to add texture to my layout.


Finaly, I have used a lot of wonderful Blue Fern flowers to embellish my layout.


Blue Fern products I have used:

Paper

Sunday Best - Spring Parade

Chipboard

Janie's Frame
French words

Stamp

Tattered Newsprint

Embossing powder

Morning Sun

Flowers

Chesterville bloom
Chesterville floral
Winter lilies
Courtship lane roses


''Adore''


For my second layout, I have used the back side of the Susie's Garden paper of the Srping Parade collection.


I used Turkish Bites chipbard and modeling past to add texture to my background.
I used the Tattered Newsprint ramdomely on my bakgroud
Than I have used the Speckled Mint embossing powder on the Circle Vine chipboard. 


And a add a bunch of beautiful flowers.





Blue Fern products I have used:

Paper

Susie's Garden - Spring Parade

Chipboard

Turkish Bites
Circle vine
Adore, love, Cherish words

Stamp

Tattered Newsprint

Embossing powder

Speckled Mint

Flowers

Harverst lilies
Spring Floral
Spring peony and berry
Tranquil bloom

''Follow you heart''


For my last layout or March, I used the back side of the Home paper of the Chesteville collection.


I embossed the Roman Clock Set with Mushroom and Breeze embossing powder.


Than I have use ink to add collor to my background and to color the Blooming Foliage chipboard.


I cut the title and embosse one part with Pearl embossing powder and the other part with Black Ice embossing powder.

And finaly I added flowers



Blue Fern products I have used:

Paper

Home - Chesterville

Chipboard

Follow your heart
Roman Clock Set 
Blooming Foliage

Embossing powder

Mushroom
Black ice
Breez 
Pearl

Flowers

Chesterville blooms
Darck tropic lilies

See you next month, Annie Samson


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Everyday Moments with our Blue Fern Fan of the Month

We are back today with our weekly project from our Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Edith Coultier.
She has done an amazing job so far this month, and you are sure to gain some inspiration
 from this week's layout.  I will turn it over to Edith:

Today I decided to use the beautiful collection "Mémoires" to make my layout.  
These papers are perfect to give a touch of romanticism to my creation.


I used a texture paste to do my background with watercolor point.  
Also, I embossed my title with Melon embossing powder.


Beautiful flowers, glass beads, glitter, butterflies and magnificent flairs to finish this layout in beauty. 

Papers:
Mémoires – Autumn Biography
Mémoires – Grand Sequel

Chipboard:
Everyday Moments
Rock Wall Bits

Flowers:
Spring Lilies
Courtship Roses
Chesterville Blooms

Embossing powder:
Melon

Stamp:
Tattered Newsprint

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Projects by Babi


Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share with you my new projects with the gorgeous Spring Parade Collection.  

I used the Susie's Parade paper for my  first project, called "Gratitude".


I covered the Classic Bunnies and Garden Lattice chipboards with Snow Embossing Powder.



And finished my project with some flowers that I "fussy cut" from Joyful paper. I also used Spring Florals and Late Winter flowers. 



Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Papers
Susie's Parade
 June 
 Joyful 

Chipboads: 
Classic Bunnies 
Garden Lattice

Flowers:
 Spring Florals 
 Late Winter

Embossing Powder: 
Snow
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For my second project I decided to create a " Magical Garden" layout. My daughter loves fairies and magical creatures and I think this collection is perfect for these kind of layout. 

I use the Remenbrance paper for the background. 



Then, I embossed the Bordeaux Layered Frame and Winter Titles with a mix of embossing powders: Coral, It's a Girl and Oatmeal. I wanted the chipboard to blend with the main paper and have some contrast. 


To create the garden I used dry moss, beads, resines, mini flowers and Spring Lillies flowers.



Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Papers: 
Remenbrance

Chipboards: 
Bordeaux Layered Frame
 Winter Titles

Embossing Powder:
 Coral
It's a Girl 
 Oatmeal 

Flowers: 
Spring Lillies 

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My last two projects are two spring cards also using the Spring Parade Collection.


I used Susie's Garden (front and back) to create  my first card. 



Then, fussy cut the bunnies from Spring Petites paper. The flowers are also  fussy cut from Joyful and Susie's Paper. 

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Papers
Susie's Parade
Spring Petites
 Joyful 


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For my last card I used May Vignettes and June papers.  
I embossed the Lace Rounds chipboard with Antique Gold Embossing Powder to create the center piece. 



And for decorations I used stamp, flowers, leaves and a cute Bunny from Spring Petites paper.



Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

May Vignettes 
 June
 Spring Petites

Chipboad: 
Lace Rounds


Embossing Powder: 
Antique Golden
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I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.
Babi