Saturday, October 22, 2016

Memoires Inspiration & Video Tutorial by Marilyn

Hello everyone! I received the new Memoires collection and started working intermediately . I share with you today two layouts one a little simple and one advance with the video tutorial. Let's take a look at my first project.

I selected the gold, beige, dark red colors from this collection to make this page. The paper called Songbird's Drama  and  I used both sides in this layout.  I selected  the  new Grand Ornament and True Story chipboard that were embossed with ginger embossing powder.  You can watch all the creative process in the video tutorial..  

Harvest Lilies and Memoires Blooms are the new pretty flowers and I made some fussy cutting from the Calling Cards paper.

Memoires collection: Songbird's Drama paper
Chipboard: Grand Ornament, True Story/Big Drama, Mina's Border
Embossing Powder: Ginger, 14 Karat
Stamp: Crackle Textures

Here's the Video tutorial, enjoy it!!


For my second project I get out of my comfort zone and  I worked the gray colors from this collection . I chose the Janie's frame chipboard that I painted with gesso and next with  gray distress ink  and I did the same with the Smile chipboard. I gave textures with molding paste and a stencil to the background but stayed simple.

I mixed the Late Winter Lilies and Dark Tropic Lilies flowers. I cut out the image and the flag from the Calling Card paper.
The title is the Smile chipboard and I stamped the background  with the Crackle Textures stamp and distress ink.
Memoires collection: tale of treasures, remember when papers
chipboard: Janie's frame, Smile
Flowers: Late Winter Lilies,  Dark Tropic Lilies
stamp: Crackle Textures

Thanks for your visit..Until next time!
Marilyn Rivera

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Memoires inspiration by Karolina

Hi guys! 
Karolina here with my part of inspirations for you for October ;)
I was waiting for my papers from the new Blue Fern Studios collection Memoires and I can't make anything until it came. 

Today I would like to show you how amazing these papers are! But Im pretty sure that you know it ;)


My first project is a cover of the notebook. I used papers from Memoires collection and one paper from the Birdsong collection. I used some colors like orange, magenta, yellow, pink. I think it looks very autumn. 

I desided to use 3 different sets of chipboards. One of them (circles) I covered with embossing powders. First I put magenta powder on it and next I added sime lime powder. I love this effect!

papers: Memoires - twilight fable, calling cards, tale of treasures; Sanctuary - birdsong melody
Chipboards:  layering stems, broken rings, picture perfect,
embossing powders: raspberry, lime
glitter: burnt copper, cranberry, sunshine, candy shoppe

My second creation is a layout in very shabby and romantic style. I found this beautiful photo of old books (I love old books, do you?) and some stripes of laces, I also used a chipboard lace and I tried to put everything together. Of course I also added some flowers and medias, but I didn't want to cover this beautiful lace too much. To break the quiet colors I decided to add some elements in purple.

What do you think about this style in my projects?

papers: Memoires collection
chipboards: dream catcher
embossing powders: oatmeal, it's a girl

Have a nice day! And see you in November!


Inspiration Overload ~ October Social Media Day

Hello, Blue Fern Studios followers!

Today is Social Media catch up day where we focus on YOU and your creations!
We hope that you are following us everywhere … Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and of course, right here on our blog.
Remember to tag us so that we can see what you're creating!

Our first feature of the day is this lovely layout by @majo_rando. She is a self-described scrapbooking designer and instructor based in Yebisu/Tokyo. Here she has used the Frolic collection (designed by Michele Singh) and created beautiful frames for her frames, then encrusted the design with lots of gorgeous flowers and a tiny birdcage and ribbon, She blogs right Here. The pink and blue color combo are simply heavenly.

Our products can be used in so many ways, including off the page projects. Here Saba Musharrif has created a gorgeous custom two drawer box and covered the top with paper, flowers and a sentiment. Done with newlyweds in mind. Saba's Instagram username is @favorsmore. And she blogs at Saba's Craft Land.

Don't forget about cards!
Liana Kuzovaya of Russia shared this gorgeous purple card on Instagram. She's used Deja Vu and a Deja Vu Calling Card as her sentiment, altered some chipboard, then added lace and a resin butterfly. A few pearls create just a bit more romance. Look for Liana on Instagram @liana_kuzovaya. And remember to use those scraps for handmade cards!

We can always count on our paper collections designed by Manuela Zimmerman for that extra dose of drama! 
We found this drop dead gorgeous creation by Joanne aka @scrap_joe on Instagram the other day. We love the distressed edges and use of the Circle Flourish chipboard piece! After some detective work, we found her blog Here! (Yes, we sometimes have to use superhuman investigative skills to find you!) 

We finish with this amazing assemblage art piece by Jaihan Z. There are lots of products utilized in her piece but Blue Fern Studios chipboard is a part of that! We have loads of gears and assemblage pieces that would work great for you!  Jaihan puts lots of heart, soul and energy into her creation. We challenge you to think outside the box when using our products! To learn more about Jaihan, visit her Here and @hercreativeworld. 

Well, we think you should be more than inspired by these amazing designers! 
Maybe next month your name will be here! 

See you in November! 


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Altered Art--with Keren Tamir

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here with two altered projects for the Blue Fern Studios blog.

For my first project I created a pair of mermaid shadow boxes by altering two 6x6  canvases. I have a step by step video tutorial below to show you how I created them.

Here is the step by step video tutorial below:

I used two 6x6 canvases and reversed them to create the shadow box effect.
I love creating these type of projects as they are perfect for displaying on a mantlepiece.

I used the Seaside Cottage collection and various embossing powders and glitters to embellish these canvases.

I used real shells and starfish as embellishments and even added some netting to make it look as if it is under the sea.


My second project this month is an altered paint brush.

I took a wide old paint brush and embellished it using many different types of chipboard pieces. 

I took a wide old paint brush and embellished it using many different types of Blue Fern Studios chipboard .

I used pieces from the following chipboard sets: Cogs and Gears, Moving Parts, Roman Clock and Wind up.
I also used one of the Tattered Butterflies as the focus and then I cut the chipboard word Heart to get the word Art. It was perfect for this piece and I still have the word "he" for another project.

The chipboard and paint brush was first covered in black gesso and then embossed with the following Blue Fern Studios embossing powders: Peacock, 14 Karat, Heavenly and Magenta.
Finally I added some touches of gold paint to fill in the areas where the embossing powders could not reach.

Thank you so much for visiting the Blue Fern Studios Blog
Have a wonderful day!!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Vintage Christmas

We have been keeping 2 secrets and we are excited that we can finally share the news with you.  
First, we are bringing back our very popular Vintage Christmas Collection!  It sold out so quickly last year, 
that many of you were unable to get it.  We couldn't let that happen, so we brought it back for you.  
Here's a close-up look at the elegant Vintage Christmas paper collection featuring shades of 
blue, green, red, pink, and neutral tones, all with a true vintage look.  

Vintage Christmas

The second secret that we have been keeping, is that designer, Michele Singh, has created a 
stunning companion collection we are calling Vintage Christmas 2.  
This 6-sheet collection has all new designs with a vintage feel.  
Combining these two collections will give you a generous 12 sheets
 of 2-sided holiday paper for all your upcoming projects.  

Vintage Christmas 2


We also have many chipboard pieces and titles, flowers, embossing powder, 
and glitter that coordinate with these collections.  Keep checking our blog and 
Social Media pages.  We will be sharing those in the near future. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October Projects by Maja

Good morning, BFS Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

I'm happy to be here again to share three layouts. They feature different collections and themes, but have something in common - they all show the "backsides" of papers for the backgrounds :)
Let's begin with the one you might have spotted during our October challenge announcement:

I made the layout using the Seaside Cottage collection. I layered selected paper, going for the nice pastel teal Regalia sheet for the background. Then I added the chickerwire chipboard painted with white gesso. Then I mounted the title chippies on it, combining some Spiritually Speaking words to form "Heaven Sent Blessings. :

I also added XOXO chipies and a mixture of flowers to further decorate the page. I chose the word pieces to be embossed with the Ruby ep for a nice contrast against the white chickenwire:

Heaven Sent Blessings:

Papers: Seaside Cottage: Relics, Regalia, Splendor, Whitewash
Chipboard: Chickenwire Panel, Spiritually Speaking, XOXO
Flowers: Seaside Lilies, Attic Charm Daisies, Courtship Blooms,
EP: Ruby

Now on to two layouts I made using the latest release, the Memoirs collection.
The first one was a true challenge for me, as I bravely used an yellow-orange-blue palette I'd never used before! :) But this combo makes a perfect choice to scrapbook your autumn, school or Halloween photos:

The palette was detrmined by the photo of my younger son that I used :) And so I selected the vintage newspaper sheet for the bacground that reminds me of some old book page. I added some brick stamped directly on it:

Embossed the "Noted" piece from Arrow Words and the Mini Frame Dangle with Tangerine and Copper eps and added the flowers in yellow and orange. Then I cut out the books motit and used it as a separate embellishment:

The title piece, Back To School, is embossed with Sand and Sea ep, one of my favourite new colours :) I also used a dimensional epoxy sticker to make an embellishment with a cut-out writing hand image. Finally I added some crystal dots and splashes of glitter ink to finish my page off:

Back to School:
Papers: Memoirs: Tale of Treasure, Calling Cards, Chronicles, Grand Sequel
Chipboard: Back to School, Mini Frame Dangle, Arrow Words
Flowers: Memoirs Blooms, Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Tranquility Blooms
Stamps: Essential Textures
EP: Sand & Sea, Tangerine, Copper

And here's the second layout I made with the Memoirs papers, and look how different it is!

I really love the deep dark red colour of the Songbird's Drama sheet! I wanted it to play the leading role and so used few elements on the page, not to cover it too much. The photo is one of the old photo shoot (you can tell by a different hairdo of my elder son ;) ) that I really like and already scrapbooked a dozen of times ;) First I layered nicely contrasting grey and red papers and added some stamping in the corners:

I embossed the gorgeous Chelsea Frame piece with Snow to make it clear white and really pop out of the background. Then I embossed the "you" from the title piece with Black Sand and then the whole of the chipboard with Ebony. I really like the metallic gold peeping through the black!

And finally I added the flower cluster with a bow of beautiful guipure lace and some embellies:

Grateful For You:
Papers: Memoires: Tale of Treasure, Songbird's Drama,
Chipboard: Chelsea Frame, Grateful For You
Flowers: Harvest Lilies, Dark Tropic Lilies
Stamps: Beads&Charms, Deja Vu, Forever, Ornamentals
EP: Ebony, Black Sand

And what do you think of the Memoirs collection? I hope to see many beautiful creations of yours with these papers!

See you later - Maja