Friday, April 20, 2018

April Inspiration - Joanne Bain

Hi Everyone!!

Joanne here with you today to share a couple of layouts and a tutorial using gorgeous Blue Fern products.

For my first layout I mixed and matched collections. I have used papers from Amber & Apricot, Wanderlust and Seaside Cottage. I amazes me how beautifully the collections mix and match.

'My Loves'


So for this page was created with lots of fussy cut images from the different papers to create the dimensional cluster. The birds, brown leaves and yellow roses were cut from Birdsong and Sunny Deposition papers from the Amber And Apricot collection.


To get the fussy cut rose to blend into the paper I used the Penned Flourishes stamp and stamped a little more over the papers edge with black ink. It helped to blend it in perfectly.



In between each layer I added folded flowers and shredded cheesecloth to add extra interest and texture.


The frame around the top of my photo was cut from the In the Mood chipboard sheet and covered with some of the Seaside Cottage Mermaid patterned paper.


Blue Fern Studio
Materials List
Papers
Amber And Apricot
Birdsong Pattern Paper
Sunny Deposition Pattern Paper
Wanderlust
Mountain View Pattern Paper
Seaside Cottage
Mermaid Pattern Paper
Chipboard
In The Mood Chipboard Sheet
Seedlings
Twig
Embossing Powder
Dark Chocolate
Stamp
Penned Flourish

For my second layout I chose to go back to a favourite of mine white background. I chose to add fussy cut layers and add some of the Blue Fern mixed media ingredients. I have also created a step by step tutorail so maybe you can try your own or put your own spin on it.

'My Inspiration'


To create the main cluster I started by fussy cutting the flourishes from the Garden Life Morning Dew patterned paper.


In between each of the fussy cut layers I added a mixture of flowers and frayed cheesecloth. The background was created with a mixture of mica powders and paints. As I like my clusters to be tight I only allowed a little of the colour to show from behind.


In the background I also added Blue Fern seedlings and glitters. The main flower is one of the gorgeous white roses from the Garden Blooms set which was recoloured to coordinate with layout.


For the title I cut down the Blue Fern You Are My Inspiration chipboard title to just my inspiration bcause that is what my children are. All chipboard was left entirely raw.


And here is my tutorial, I hope you enjoy it.


Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
Papers
Garden Life
Morning Dew
Chipboard
You Are My Inspiration Title
Flowers
Garden Blooms
Seedlings
Stirling Silver
Glass
Stamp
Penned Flouish
Glitter
Blue Ice
Black Ice

I hope I have inspired you this month.
Joanne
xx

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April Inspiration - Megan

Hi Blue Fern Fans :)

Today I have two layouts to share with you, and one storage solution :) and for each project Ive used a different collection.
I recently found this photo hiding in my photo stash and had to use it; my wee Dougal <3 when he was a puppy peering over the temporary gate - he's 14 now!
This project uses two pieces of Optimistic from the new In the Mood Collection.


To create the background I have cut several of the 'diamonds' from the second piece of paper, inked the edges with a grey ink pad and popped them up with foam dots.  Ive also splattered pink and white paint over the page, and randomly stamped with grey ink.  The heart at the centre of the title has been painted pink and then covered in glitter.


I used two different chipboard designs, one to enhance the focal point of my photo and the other to give extra depth and interest to the page.  Each piece uses a different embossing powder which helps separate each piece from the other.


Printed chipboard is so versatile, here Ive just taken two of the printed chipboard pieces and layered them on top of each each, and Ive also used the circle pieces to help pop the photo up, giving more depth, and leaving just enough out for extra embellishment.


Products Used

Patterned Paper: 
In The Mood - Optimistic

Printed Chipboard:
In the Mood

Glitter:
Pink Diamond

Chipboard:
Chelsea Vines
Eclectic Hearts

Embossing Powder:
Pink Dust
Snow

Seedlings:
Tickled

Stamps:
Tattered Newsprint
Remnants Collage



My second project uses two more cute boys ;) and this time the Wanderlust Collection.  The paper I used is Memento.


This time my background was created by spreading clear gesso over it and when dry spritzing with water and using different powders.  Again I have randomly stamped all around my composition.


Layers beneath the photo were created using the Calling Cards, and popping chipboard scraps between the layers.  A little chipboard can go a long way - I had one piece of Printer Bits left - I chopped this into three pieces, layering each piece on top of the Circle Groups chipboard.  The filmstrip was also a scrap piece left over.


Here you can see the depth created by all the layers.


The chipboard was embossed with Hot Cocoa and Wheat embossing powders.  The Beaded String and the filmstrip were coloured using rust pastes.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Wanderlust - Momento, Calling Cards

Stamps:
Journey

Chipboard:
Circle Groups
Beaded Strings
Printer Bits

Embossing Powder:
Hot Cocoa
Wheat

Seedlings:
Gold Nugget
Paprika




For my third and final project I wanted to create something to store my bottles of seedlings, embossing powders and glitters and I found the drawers at our local Warehouse.   This time I used the Remnants Collection.


Highgate patterned paper was used to cover the sides and the top of the drawers.  The white and grey woven pattern on the drawers was already there, I just covered the drawer handles with glitter.


To give the butterfly dimension, I sprayed it with water and curved the wings while wet.  When it was dry it was simply painted.


The berries on the end of the leaves I dipped in seedlings - they look like grapes!


The flourish underneath the cluster was from the Printed Chipboard set - this was simply painted to match the overall colour scheme.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Remnants - Highgate

Printed Chipboard:
Remnants

Chipboard:
Brigitte Butterfly Set

Seedlings:
Purple Haze

Flowers:
Late Winter Lillies
Spring Peony & Berries
Moody Florals
Glitter:
In the Forest


I hope theres been something there to inspire you today :)  til next time ............................ xx

Monday, April 16, 2018

April inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hello all Blue Fern Fans,

It's my turn again here on the blog, with my April inspirations.
 I chose to work with three different collections this time.

First of all, a layout with a 2018 collection, Remnants.


Beaumont (b-side) paper was used as my background paper.  You can see it on the left.  On the right, this is Devonshire that I've used.  As I layered that particular part on a scrap of cardstock, I can tuck some Lace 4 pieces under it to add some details between the two papers.  You can also see the beautiful Blacksand embossing powder on my fairy chippie.



Finally, look at those beautiful BFS flowers 💕


The two white ones with the pearl inside are from Remnants Florals and 
the yellow one, above my picture, is in the Fresh Florals set. 
I added some flairs and some diecuts leaves with the flowers and that was it for that layout!

Blue Fern Studios products used in this layout

Papers: Collection  Remnants
-Beaumont (b-side)
-Devonshire

Embossing Powder: Blacksand

Lace: no 4

Flowers: Remnants florals and Fresh florals

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For my second layout, Garden life was the collection that have inspired me.


Sun kissed (b-side) is the paper that I've had a crush on this time.  I applied some clear gesso, some texture paste through a stencil and then, some pigment powders to enhance my focal point.


After all my mediums was dry, I stamped here and there with Departure Stamp that is perfect for vacation themed layouts.


I layered my two pictures on a tag made with In Bloom paper.  
Under that, a piece of Flower bed paper.


I also add in my clustering some flowers made out of vellum paper and embossed with Snow embossing powder.  On the right corner, I displayed some cute BFS flowers from Garden blooms and Fresh florals

Beside, the title is a chippie from Arrow words set, 
embossed with Ebony powder.


Really love that pinky layout: did you?

Blue Fern Studios products used in this layout

Papers: Collection  Garden Life
-Sun kissed (b-side)
-In bloom
-Flower bed

Embossing Powder: Snow and Ebony

Stamp: Departure

Chipboard:  Arrow words

Flowers: Garden blooms and Fresh florals

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Finally, my favorite layout for this month.
With one of my favorite Blue Fern collection of all time: Happy Accident!


The paper named Chance is my background here.  I applied some clear gesso, some modeling paste through a stencil and added some watercolor effect with sprays.  I made 2 tags with Layerings cards paper to display my picture on.

See that beautiful color on my title?

It's Coral embossing powder and I'm in looooooove with it!  

On the next pictures, you will see a lot of Blue Fern Studios flowers.
The peach one is from Chesterville blooms and I admit that I've split it in two parts: on the left higher corner under my picture and a smaller part that I've rolled on itself on the opposite.  
Two beautiful Dark tropic blue lilies and a white burlap from Remnants blooms beside the picture.  On the right side, another white one (with a flair in her middle) and a pink one from Moody florals.



Here and there. some black stamping with Swiss dots to add details on that background.

As final touches, some fussycut Butterflies, some pearls, 
some white gesso splatters and that's all for this Sourire layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used in this layout

Papers: Collection  Happy Accident
-Chance
-Layering cards

Embossing Powder: Coral

Stamp: Swiss dots

Flowers: 
-Chesterville blooms
-Dark tropic lilies
-Remnants blooms
-Moody florals

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So, which one is your favorite?
Thanks for passing by and see you next month!









Friday, April 13, 2018

April Pages . . . created by Sharon!

Hi Everyone!

I have been anxiously awaiting Spring and it seems to finally be here. I am very happy and excited to be sharing the layouts that I created for April! ♥  So here goes . . .


My first two pages were made with the amazing "Wanderlust" collection:



I absolutely love this gorgeous collection!  To me, it is perfect for vacation and summer photos.


♥ My First Layout:  Fantastic Getaway



I fussy cut a favorite photo of my daughter, Anne, taken back in the Summer of 2013 to use as the basis for my page.  I thought it would be wonderful to use "Seascape" as my background paper.  Isn't the paper beautiful?



I featured 2 different laces here - Lace 6 and Lace 11.  And I LOVED embossing directly on my page using the Buttercup Embossing Powder along with one of the crackle texture stamps in the "sandy" area of the background paper.

Here are some close ups:





Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Wanderlust "Escape"
Chipboard: Wanderlust Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Buttercup
Stamp: Crackle Texture
Flowers: Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings: Glass
Lace:  Lace 6, Lace 11



My Second Layout:  Enjoy the Journey



I found a wonderful photo of the carousel at Bryant Park that I took during one of our visits to NYC!  I thought the lyrics from a favorite Joni Mitchell song of mine, "Circle Game," would be perfect here.  

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed using the paper from the Wanderlust Collection.  This time I picked  the flip side of "Pacific Coast" to use in my background: 



I just love these beautiful colors!!


And I decorated the chipboard carousel horse here on my page, too.

Here are some close ups:





I also want to mention that I loved working with the Ivory, Green Ivory and Antique Gold embossing powders and the Wintergreen Seedlings to create my Carousel Horse!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Wanderlust "Pacific Coast" and "Memento"
Chipboard: Carousel Horse, Wanderlust Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder:  Ivory, Green Ivory, Antique Gold
Flowers: Apricot Blooms, Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings: Wintergreen


I thoroughly enjoyed making both of these pages using Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust
collection  - using all of their items made it a pleasure to scrap!


And my third page was made using the gorgeous "Remnants" collection:



My Third LayoutRemember this Day


I came across this treasured photo of my dad and I taken on my wedding day on March 3, 1990.  I have always loved this photo and thought that using the "Remnants" collection would be a perfect way to scrap it. 


Just gorgeous!!!


I used the lyrics from Amy Grant and Gary Chapman's song 
"My Father's Eyes."  I get teary eyed just thinking of this moment!!!

Some close ups:




I totally enjoyed using the Turkish Panel chipboard embossed with "Ivory" embossing powder!  And embossing directly on my page using the firework-like stamps from the "Christmas Collage" stamp set.

I am going to cherish this page for years to come thanks to the Blue Fern Studios products!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Remnants "Westfield"
Chipboard: Turkish Panel, Remnants Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Stamp: Christmas Collage
Flowers: Happy Roses, Fresh Florals, Remnants Florals
Seedlings: Mauve, Sterling Silver 
Lace:  Lace 3

I hope that I inspired you to create.  I find that it easy and fun when I use BFS!!

Thank you so much . . . and happy scrapping everyone!