Friday, February 16, 2018

February Layout Inspiration - Joanne Bain

Hi Everyone!!

Joanne here with you today to share some layouts. Its a bit of a mixed basket this month for me as I created with 3 different collections.

My first layout was created with the absolutely gorgeous Wanderlust collection. I simply love the wash of colours in this collection. They have such a summery beachy feel to them.

'Forever'


For the base of my layout I chose to use the Seascape patterened paper from the Wanderlust collection. To create my main cluster I started with Blue Fern chippy Hexagon Bits and build up from there. All chipboard was painted with white gesso and then coloured with watercolour.


I then went about layering lots of Blue Fern lillies and blooms. The white blooms from the Apricot Blooms set were watercoloured with my chosen colours to blend with my page theme. The Wanderlust Lillies were left as they were and as you can see they are beautiful. The larger cream blooms from the Chesterville set were also watercoloured and pulled apart to from the back matting behind my photo.


I added some torn cheesecloth for added softness and texture for the page. The cheesecloth was also watercoloured to blend with the theme of my page.


For added texture and to help give a little more of a beachy feel Gold Nugget Seedlings and art stones were added.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
Papers
825989 Wanderlust - Seascape
Chipboard
Hexagon Bits
Roman Clock Set - Large (hands)
996619 Techno Rings
Flowers
833489 Apricot Blooms
825187 Wanderlust Lillies
814587 Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings
845987 Gold Nugget
Stamps
834783 Honey Bits

For my next page I went back to my traditional love of a white background and created my own watercolour background to blend with fussy cut pieces from the Amber & Apricot collection.

'Delightful'


I think it has a very fresh and crisp feel to it. leaves and flowers were fussy cut from the Flora and Friendship papers from the Amber & Apricot collection. I am not a big fan of Apricot as a colour but I do like how this turned out.


The Blue Fern Shabby Brick Bits and Techno Square chipboard were embossed with Dark Chocolate embossing powder and I then added a sprinkling of Russet glitter. This turned out beautifully, it looks so pretty when the light catches the colours and they really standout on the white background.

The fancy square frame behind the photo was embossed with Green Ivory embossing powder and then a sprinkling of Solar Flare glitter was added. This colour is amazing, its so bright and vibrant.


The fussy cut paper pieces were layered in amongst the apricot blooms and chipboard. By doing this it helps to create detail and dimension. To add a soft texture to the page I added a little natural cheesecloth fabric.


Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
Papers
Amber & Apricot Collection
827181 Flora
827389 Friendship
Chipboard
274558 Shabby Brick Bits
Techno Squares
Delightful (Title)
Flowers
833489 Apricot Blooms
Embossing Powder
813580 Dark Chocolate
843488 Green Ivory
Glitter
844683 Solar Flare
122279 Russet

For my final page I chose to use one of my all time favourite collections Deja' Vu.

'Perfect Moment'


I cannot speak more highly of this collection, it is simply beautiful! This collection has been in my stash forever and I am so happy to be able to now use it.


The layout features 3 of the papers from the collection, Un Voyage A' Paris, Frisperies and Petites Cartes.
Some were used for fussy cutting while other pieces were used for matting in my cluster.

The Blue Fern Monarch Butterfly chippys take centre stage on this page, they have so much detail to them. I used the large and medium butterflies from the set. I cut both in half and layered on top of each other attaching with chipboard offcuts to help keep them open.


Behind the main photo cluster is the Blue Fern chippy Thistle Spray. The chipboard had texture paste added to it then painted with white gesso, I then added Blue Fern Snow Embossing powder and a very light sprinkling of White Gold glitter. You cant really see in the photo but it is quiet pretty and a little sparkly.


Showing a little of the dimensional details.


Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
Papers
Deja' Vu Collection
Un Voyage A' Paris
Friperies
Petites Cartes
Chipboard
Royal Monarch Butterflies
Thistle Spray
Embossing Powder
842184 Ivory
113871 Snow
Glitter
142079 White Gold

Well I hope I have inspired you a little this month, I will be back again next month with some projects using the gorgeous new In The Mood collection.

Joanne
xx


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Remnants Video Tutorial and In the Mood Layout

Hello everyone and happy Valentine's Day!  Today I am up on the Blue Fern Studios blog to share a couple of layouts with you for February.

"Forever"

My first layout features the Remnants Collection.  I am very inspired by the whole collection so I decided to make another video tutorial for this layout.  You can see the video tutorial below.



I chose the Callaway paper for my background.  The Remnants Printed Chipboard pieces with a thin coat of gesso under my picture added just the right amount of dimension.  The circular chipboard pieces around the picture are from the Floral Circles Chipboard and the thin circle frame right behind the picture is from the Tattered Butterfly Chipboard.  I also used the word "Forever" from the Families are Forever Chipboard for the title.


Each piece of chipboard on my layout was first painted with two layers of gesso.  Then I double embossed the chipboard pieces with Pearl Embossing Powder.  Before the embossing powder dried, I sprinkled some White Gold Glitter on the wet embossing powder to add some shimmer.


All of my flowers in my layout have some gesso on the tips, and they were lightly sprinkled with Red Wine Glitter while it was still wet.  


To the right of the picture, I used a rose from the Happy Roses set, and the rose to the left of the picture is from the Spring Florals set.  The other three flowers on my layout with the pearls in the center are from the Remnants Florals set.


My picture is mounted on a torn piece of the Mini Remnants Paper.  To add the final touches,  I used a very small amount of Purple Haze Seedlings in various areas around my picture and flowers.

I hope my video tutorial will provide you with some inspiration for your next layout!  Don't forget that I would love to answer any questions you may have. :-)




Products Used

Paper
Remnants - Callaway
Mini Remnants

Chipboard
Remnants Printed Chipboard
Floral Circles
Families are Forever
Tattered Butterfly

Glitter
White Gold
Red Wine

Flowers
Happy Roses
Spring Florals
Remnants Florals

Embossing Powder
Pearl

Seedlings
Purple Haze

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"Remember"

My second layout for this lovely February features the newest In the Mood Collection.  I chose to use the Pensive Paper for my background and mounted my photo on a torn piece of the Mellow Paper.


I applied modeling paste and stencil then added pink and brown mists to the background.  When it was dry, I used the Crackle Textures Stamp with archival ink.


Next I embossed the Treasured Floral Frame with Pixie Dust and Baby Pink Embossing Powder.  I glued it to the paper, then I used matte gel to attach the Lace 12.


While the matte gel was still wet, I sprinkled some Tickled and Sweet Pea Seedlings.  Next I splattered some diluted black gesso then glued the torn Mellow Paper.


I decided to use small pieces of the Floral Lattice Bits Chipboard embossed with Peacock Embossing Powder and added some Army Dust Glitter.   I glued the pieces under the flowers from the Moody Florals Set.  Finally, I attached the Lace 10 around the side of the picture and randomly added some Emerald Seedlings.


I hope I gave you some inspiration today as you create new layouts from this lovely collection!  Take care!

~ Jessica McFall


Products Used

Paper
In the Mood - Pensive
In the Mood - Mellow

Chipboard
Memory Frames
Floral Lattice Bits
Treasured Floral Frame

Glitter
Army Dust

Flowers
Moody Florals

Lace
Lace 10
Lace 12

Embossing Powder
Pixie Dust
Baby Pink
Peacock

Seedlings
Tickled
Sweet Pea
Emerald

Stamp
Crackle Textures

Monday, February 12, 2018

In the Mood Inspiration and Video Tutorial

Hello All Lanette Here,

Have you seen Blue Ferns amazing new collection In the Mood? It really is a stunning collection perfectly timed for Valentines Day. So Since Valentines Day is almost here I figured this was the perfect collection for me to create with this month. 

For my first layout I focused on the perfect pinks in this collection.


Blue Fern Studios Products Used: In the Mood Collection pattern chipboard and pattern papers -Pensive, Attracted & Dreamy. Chipboard Berry Stems & Shabby Snowflakes. Embossing Powder- Taupe and Ivory. Seedlings- Tickled & Gold Nugget. Glitter- White Gold & Rose Gold. Blue Fern Studio Flowers -Chestervielle Florals & Moody Florals. Lace Number 9A.


You can see how I created this layout start to finish over on the Blue Fern YouTube Channel: 


Here are just a few details of my layout...






For my second layout, I continued the fun with the In the Mood Collection. But for this layout I focused more on the ruby reds and I added a bit of warm brown tones...


Blue Fern Studios Products Used: In the Mood Collection Printed Chipboard and Pattern Papers- Amused & Ecstatic. Stamps -Tattered Newsprint & Departure. Chipboard- Snow Medley. Glitter -Russet & White Gold. Seedlings- Flaming, Glass & Gold Nugget. Embossing Powder- Ginger, Copper, Ivory & Icicle. Blue Fern Studio flowers- Apricot Blooms, Homespun Blossoms & Chestervielle Florals.

Just a few details to get you all warm and fuzzy before you go..


Here is a good look at all the little extras that make this layout sparkle.
Don't you just love Seedlings & Glitter!


These stunning little snow flakes are double embossed with Blue Ferns Ivory and Icicles Embossing Powder.


Here you can see a bit of the embossing in the background, I just love Blue Ferns Ginger Embossing Powder.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way, but if you are looking for more inspiration make sure you stop by and join the Blue Fern Fanatics Face Book Group!

See you next month.

~Lanette

Friday, February 9, 2018

February Layouts - Created by Sharon!

Hi Everyone!

I am very happy to be here sharing the layouts that I made for February!

My first two pages were made with the new and gorgeous "In the Mood" collection:


This collection just blew me away!  It is so perfect for those romantic, family, or love photos.

My First Layout:  Two Worlds, One Family:



I used a favorite photo of my daughters, Katie and Anne, taken back in 2005 on Valentine's Day.  I thought it would be wonderful to use lyrics from "Two Worlds, One Family" written by Phil Collins.

Isn't the paper beautiful?  I love the In the Mood collection!

I featured the paper "Ecstatic" here because of the beautiful, bold colors.  And I LOVED using the magical Pixie Dust Embossing Powder on the Family and Doily Bunting chipboard pieces.  I also embossed directly on my page using the Brocade Texture stamp.

Here are some close ups:





Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Ecstatic"
Chipboard: Family, Doily Bunting, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Pixie Dust
Stamp: Brocade Texture
Flowers: Moody Florals, Christmas Blooms
Seedlings: Pink Topaz
Lace:  Lace 6



My Second Layout:  You Make Me Smile



I found an adorable old photo of my daughter, Anne, and her friend, Ava, taken quite a few years ago.  Both girls are adopted from China and have remained friends over the years!  

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed using the paper from the In the Mood collection.  This time I picked "Flirty" to feature and "Dreamy" to use in my background.  

Here are some close ups:







I also want to mention that I loved working with the Celestial and Antique Gold embossing powders!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Flirty" and "Dreamy"
Chipboard: You Make Me Smile, Bits of Honey, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder:  Celestial, Antique Gold
Glitter: Pink Carnation
Flowers: Moody Florals
Seedlings: Pink Topaz
Lace:  Lace 11

Both of these pages are close to my heart and using Blue Fern Studios' In the Mood 
collection made them all the more enjoyable to scrap!



My Third LayoutBe Your Own Kind of Beautiful

And the last layout I created using the awesome Homespun collection:



 Here is my page:



My daughter, Anne, was a part of a fashion show "Go Red for Women,"  which supports and helps make women aware of their heart health in 2008.  A friend of mine took these photos and I still think they are adorable.

I used the Homespun collection this time and featured the beautiful "Picturesque" paper.  

Some close ups:




I had fun making curtains for this page using the gorgeous Lace 6!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Picturesque"
Chipboard: Braided Gem Frame, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Glitter: Ruby Slipper
Flowers: Homespun Blooms
Seedlings: Beating Heart 
Lace:  Lace 6

My hope is that I inspired you to create!  

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

In the Mood & Happy Accident layouts by France Ringuette

All you Need is Love - Layout #1

What can I say other than I am in LOVE with the new collection In the Mood, Artisan collection by Blue Fern Studios. The hardest challenge was choosing what paper to use for my first layout as they are all spectacular.

I chose to use Attracted in the collection pack for this beautiful wedding picture of my friend Marina and her husband David. I was inspired by the lovely floral prints and the greens that would match perfectly with the background of this beautiful picture.


First step was to add with a stencil, light molding paste, creating small hearts on my background, then I added onto the molding paste Baby Pink embossing powder and heated this up. I love adding my embossing powders on my papers.

Then I covered a clock chipboard with white gesso and heat embossed it with Pixie Dust embossing powder. I love that mix of gold and pink. It is a spectacular new color that has become a recent favorite.


The new printed chipboard title was perfect for this page, I wanted it centered under my picture. Then I built my layering of flowers, lace, stamp prints and die-cuts around it.


Did you notice the circles ? They are  from the Texture Circles stamp collection. I stamped them on white cardstock and cut them out to add as embellishments to my page.

How are you finding that beautiful lace under my title? I found it gave the layout such a classy look.

In this next picture, you can get a closer look at the new flowers and the stamped circle. Notice that small pink lace flower? It's from the lace 10 set.


In the last 2 images, a better look at the Pink Topaz seedlings:



Blue Fern Product used on this page:


Paper: In the Mood Attracted


Chipboard: In The Mood Printed Chipboard

Flowers: Moody Florals & Spring Lilies

Lace:  10 & 12

Embossing Powders: Pixie Dust & Baby Pink

Seedlings: Pink Topaz

Stamps: Texture Circles 

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    Sweetheart- Layout #2

    A friend of mine has the cutest little daughter and had some amazing picture taken to capture her first birthday. I just love this picture with her daughter in a tutu dress stepping on Brittany's bright red shoes. This picture was my inspiration for the layout. I wanted to play with reds and light pinks.

    My starting point was the new In the Mood collection, I chose the Mellow paper for my background. I just found that little red bird oh so cute.

    Next steps was to add some layers of paper. I played with Ecstatic and Pensive from the same collection


    Here is a closer look at the photo area. As you might have noticed, I used some of the In the Mood Printed Chipboards for decorative elements. 

    I made a die-cut out of the Ecstatic paper, love that red tone.

    The Turkish Bits chipboard is heat embossed with the Pure Red embossing powder


     I wanted to add more red to my layout so I stamped and embossed in Pure Red this beautiful Butterfly from the Butterflies stamp collection.

    Under my flowers you can see some touches of lace 4 and some Pink Topaz seedlings



    Blue Fern Product used on this page:


    Paper: 
    In the Mood Mellow
    In the Mood Pensive
    In the Mood Ecstatic

    Chipboard: In The Mood Printed Chipboard

    Flowers: Moody Florals 

    Lace:  4

    Embossing Powders: Pure Red 

    Seedlings: Pink Topaz

    Stamps: 
    Tattered Newsprint
    Butterflies

    Chipboard:
    Turkish Bits


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    CUTE- layout #3

    For this layout, I started playing around with the cute bird on the brand chipboard. I had this beautiful daycare picture of Emma that was just perfect to build a nice soft page.


    I build this chipboard in 3 layers. First step was to emboss the branch and leaves with Green Ivory embossing powder. Second step was to add a layer of glue with a fine tip dispenser then add the Meadow and Twig seedlings. Once that was dry, I then embossed the bird with Frozen embossing powder.

    Oooh this turned out just lovely.


    Here is a closer look at the bird and leaves.


    Next step was the frame, I wanted it to melt into the background, so I chose Oatmeal as my embossing color for this one.


    Last and final step was the ornament cluster. I used a flower from heartland blossoms and dark tropic lilys collections.

    I enjoy adding pieces of lace to my projects and Lace #4 is my favorite.


    Blue Fern Product used on this page:


    Paper: Happy Accident -Chance


    Chipboard:
    Remnants Printed Chipboard
    Remnants Frame Chipboard
    Cute Sweet Sassy
    Forest branch chipboard
    Frame collage

    Flowers: Dark Tropic Lilies & Heartland Blossoms

    Lace:  4

    Embossing Powders:
    Oatmeal
    Frozen
    Blue Sky
    Seafoam

    Seedlings: Meadow & Twig

    Stamps: Tattered Newsprint



    I hope you've enjoyed my February creations for Blue Fern Studio and wish you an amazing day.