Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Breeze by Tracy Funk

We still have one more layout from our July Blue Fern Fan of the Month to share with you.  I think Tracy just might have saved the best for last.  The colors she has used are absolutely beautiful! It has been our pleasure to share her layouts with you this month.   Each one of them is filled with inspiration and her use of Blue Fern products is amazing. Thanks so much, Tracy, for sharing your vintage look and creative style with us.

  Here is Tracy to tell you all about her layout:

"Summer Breeze" is my final layout for Blue Fern Studios as their fan of the month for July.  It features a photo of  my husband's grandmother, Audrey.  I had a wonderful time working with Blue Fern Studios products this month.

For this layout I used papers from the Garden Life collection.  I used the back of the Calling Cards paper as the background and the back of the Flower Bed paper for the die-cuts.

I did some random stamping on the background with dark grey ink using the Tattered Newsprint stamp.

I used several pieces of Blue Fern Studios chipboard (Dangled Lace, Garden Daisies-small and Layering Stems).

I coated the Dangled Lace piece with matte medium, then applied white crackle paint. When that was dry, I brushed it with black artisan powder, wiping off the excess with a damp cloth and then rubbed it with a bit of orange ink.

I painted the Garden Daisies grey and then brushed watery white paint over the petals.  I glued a mixture of beads in the center of each flower.

I painted the Layering Stems green then applied white glue to the petals and heat-embossed them with orange embossing powder.

I also used some printed chipboard from Blue Fern Studios' Garden Life and Happy Accident collections.

I used some alphabet stamps with dark grey ink to put the name on the printed chipboard piece.

I used the white and peach-coloured Happy Roses and applied orange ink to the edges of the petals.

List of Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Garden Life - Calling Cards paper
Garden Life - Flower Bed paper
Happy Roses
Garden Life - Printed Chipboard
Happy Accident - Printed Chipboard
Dangled Lace chipboard
Garden Daisies (small) chipboard
Layering Stems chipboard
Tattered Newsprint stamp

Thank you again to Blue Fern Studios for giving me this opportunity to work with their beautiful products.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July inspiration by Wendy Scholten

Hi All,
July is almost at the end, wow how time flies when you are having fun ;-)
And fun i did have with this new gorgeous collection Wanderlust.
In real life it's even better then on the pictures!
Just love this collection, it's so perfect for your (holiday) pictures,
if they are made in the mountains, at the beach or on the water.

I have 2 layouts and a mini album for you this month all featuring the Wanderlust Collection

So let's start with my first layout called:

'Mountain View'

This picture was made in Yangshuo-China where i went with my sister last year on a road trip. Just love those mountains, this was our view from the hotel terras.

I used the Wanderlust- Ocean Voyage paper and the word explore from the calling cards paper.
I used a stencil with moddeling paste and the Departure stamp to create my background.
For my chipboard i used the Natural Frame which i embossed with the oatmeal embossing powder and the Mountain view title with Hot Cocoa embossing powder. I also used a brown frame from the printed chipboard pieces.
Have you seen Blue Fern studios newest product? Their lace is gorgeous, i love to work with lace so i'm very happy they have it now. I used the Lace 3 and the Ivory Braided Trim on this layout. And i cut out a flower from the Lace 1.
The new collection comes with beautiful flowers which match the papers very well, the Wanderlust Lilies, i used one in my flower cluster. And i used a few embellishments from my own stast like a small bottle filled with glitter, a button, small flowers and some chrystals.
Blue Fern Studios products used:

          Papers: Wanderlust
  - Ocean Voyage
 - Calling Cards
  -Mountain View
-Natural frame
Printed Chipboard
-Wanderlust Lilies
Embossing powder:
    -Hot Cocoa
 - Lace 1 
 -Lace 3
                     -Ivory Braided trim

And my second layout:


I think this photo is so cute of our daughter with her 2 nieces, they are so fond of eachother, it's so adorable!
I used the Wanderlust Calling Cards paper and the Petites paper.
The only thing i did for my background was using the Departure Stamp. And a few calling cards.

For my chipboard i used the Seaside Frame and the word Explore from the Wanderlust Words.
I embossed them all with the Hot Cocoa embossing powder.
I cut out pieces of the Lace 4 to tuck behind my flower clusters, where i also used a Wanderlust Lilie.
And a piece of the Printed chipboard which i cut in half.
I also used some shells, small flowers, acrylic pebbles and metal embellishments from my own stash.

Blue Fern studio's products used:

Papers: Wanderlust
-Calling Cards 2x
-Seaside Frame
-Explore from the Wanderlust Words
Printed Chipboard
Embossing powder:
-Hot Cocoa
-Lace 4
-Wanderlust Lilies

And this is my mini album in a box:


 It's a chipboard box and album where i used the Wanderlust papers on and a sheet of acrylic paper.
We went sailing on a small boat last summer with our daughter and my family in-law.
She and her nephew had the best time ever!
For the top off the box i used a piece of the Road Trip paper, a piece of the Ivory Braided Trim, the Curling Corner which i cut in half and embossed with the Hot cocoa Embossing powder as well as the word Journey from the Wanderlust Words set, a wanderlust Lilie and some embellishments from my own stash. 
I used some ink on the edges of the box and also the edges from the entire album.
And binded the album with some string.
For the front of the album i used an acrylic sheet behind my cover, so i could use the other piece of the Curling Corner and glue it on there, i embossed it on both sides so the inner side also has color.
I usd the Departure Stamp to give my paper some texture.
A few flowers, a piece of the Lace 3 and a piece of the calling cards paper to finish it.
For the inside pages i used some pieces from the Calling cards, Printed Chipboard, stamps, lace and some other small embellishments, below the last picture you can find a list from what i used in this album.

(My daughter put the shell and flower embellishments before my album, i think she did a good job, it looks good, lol!)

 Blue fern studios products used:

Papers: Wanderlust
-Curling Corner
-Wanderlust Words
Printed Chipboard
-Travel Time
Embossing powder:
-Hot Cocoa
-Ivory Braided Trim
-Lace 3
-Wanderlust Lilies

Thanks for looking!
And have a nice week.

Hugs wendy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July inspiration by Annie Samson

Hi everyone, 

I am verry excited to share my layouts with you this month.
For my first 2 layouts, I have used the new collection Wonderlust and the last one is made from Garden Life.


To create my layout, I used the back side or the Petites paper.
I wanted to create a vintage layout about traveling made with an old family picture.
I used one stamp of the Travel time stamp kit and emboss-it with Pearl embossing powder direcly on the paper. 
I used a part of Lace 5 under my picture to add dimention.
I used Avocado embossing powder on my Swallo boarder chipboard.
And I used some Vintage Jade glitter on my Explore title.
Than I had here and there chippies from the coordinated chipboard of Wanderlust collection.
To finish my layout, I haded some flowers from this collection.

Here some close-up to see details and dimention of my layout.


Blue Fern Studio products used

Petites from Wanderlust collection

Travel time 

Embossing powder

Vintage Jade

Lace 5

 Swallo boarder 
 Explore title
Coordinated chipboards

Wonderlust Lilies


For my second layout, I choose to used the back side of the Mountain view paper.
This time, I wanted to create a more floral and nutural yellow layout.
The Wonderlust Vines were just perfect for this project.
To add texture and dimention to my project, I have used chipboards from the coordinated printed sheet.
I have also used the Circle flourish small chipboard embossing with 14 Karat embossing powder and some pieces of the Floral lattice bites painted in yellow with acrylic paint.
At the end I haded the word Cherish embosed with Wheat ebossing poweder.

Here some close-up to see details and dimention of my layout.


For my last layout this month, I wanted to create a layout realised with an outdour picture.
The Back side of the In bloom paper from Garden life collection was perfect for this picture.
I used Mushroom embossing powder on the Rock wall bites chipboard and Avocado embossing powder on the Blooming Foliage chipboard.
Chipies from the coordinate chipboard of Garden Life collection weres used to embellish my layout.
Of course I used some beautiful Blue Fern Studio flowers to decorate my layout.

Here some close-up to see details and dimention of my layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used

In bloom - Garden life 

Rock wall bites
Blooming Foliage
coordinate chipboard - Garden Life

Embossing powder

Happy roses
Courtship roses
Spring floral
Spring lilies

See you next month BFS fans, 
Annie XX

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Party Dress by Tracy Funk

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone!  We are back with another project from our July Blue Fern Fan of the month, Tracy Funk, using the Garden Life Collection.  This photo from the 60's brings back memories for some of us!

I'm happy to be back with my third layout for Blue Fern Studios as their "Fan of the Month" for July. It's called "Party Dress" and features a photo of my sister, Linda, in 1965.

For this layout, I used the In Bloom paper from the Garden Life collection for the background and some cream-coloured cardstock for the doily die-cuts.

I used the Flutter Medley and Bohemian Flowers chipboard pieces. I heat-embossed the Flutter Medley with embossing powder and rubbed some white paint overtop.  I didn't like the contrast that created so I did a wash of watery white paint overtop to tone it down.  I applied golden yellow glitter glue to the butterflies.  When that was dry I squeezed some white glue on the interior portions of the wings and sprinkled it with Sunlight Rose Imagine Ink Embossing Powder before heat setting it.

The Bohemian Flowers were painted white and embossed with Baby Pink Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.

I also used a couple of pieces of printed chipboard from the Garden Life collection.

I used some of Blue Fern Studios' Garden Florals, Garden Blooms and Happy Roses as well.

Blue Fern Studios Products used:

Garden Life paper - In Bloom
Flower Medley chipboard
Bohemian Flowers chipboard
Garden Life - printed chipboard
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder - Sunlight Rose
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder - Baby Pink
Happy Roses
Garden Blooms
Garden Florals

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July Inspirations by Halyna Protsenko

Hello, dear Blue Fern Studios fans! It's Halyna here to share a few new layouts and video tutorial with you.
"Love" layout
I really like airplanes and flights. And this layout is about this love))))  I chose Flower Bed paper from the Garden Life collection for my background.
Then proceeded to emboss the Solar Dangles and Adore, Love, Cherish chipboards with Sunlight Rose and 14 Karat embossing powder.
I finished the project with Spring Peony and Berries flowers.

And here is my video tutorial showing how to make this layout. I hope you will find it useful.
Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

- Garden Life - Flower Bed

- Solar Dangles
- Adore, Love, Cherish

Embossing Powder
- 14 Karat
- Sunlight Rose

- Spring Peony and Berries

"Cherish" layout
My second layout is about my relatives - great-grandfather and great-grandmother.
I used the Sunrise paper from the Garden Life Collection as my background paper.
The Adore, Love, Cherish chipboard was covered with Imagine Ink embossing powders in Celestial.
Flowers Chesterville Blooms is ideally suited for this layout.
The Leafy Rings chipboard was covered with Imagine Ink embossing powders in Oatmeal.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

- Garden Life - Sunrise

- Leafy Rings
- Adore, Love, Cherish
- Garden Daisies - Small

Embossing Powder
- Oatmeal
- Sunlight Rose
- Celestial

- Chesterville Blooms
- Christmas Blooms

I hope you have found some inspiration. I wish you a nice day!
Hugs, Halyna.