Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May Inspiration by Vera Shelemekh

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans,
Summer is almost here and I've started getting ready for the travel season.
Today I've prepared some amazing sea inspired projects and one more layout for my wedding album. I promissed myself to create at least one per month.

But first let's dive deep into my seaside memories.
Here is the layout with the picture taken a couple of years ago in Porec (Croatia). This year we are traveling to the same place so I will have some more wonderful photos to scrap )

Some yellow and blue make the page really bright. I've used water colors and Starry night embossing powder.

 The chipboard tree is embossed with Mushroom powder.

There are some extra detailes stamped with Travel time stamp set (including the title)

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Wanderlust - Mountain View 
Wanderlust - Petites
Embossing powder:
Starry night
Summer breeze
 Stamp - Owls and Birds
 Stamp - Travel time
And here is my traditional off the page project. This month it is amazing sea photo album with the veriety of Blue Fern Studios flowers and papers.
How I love the mix of flowers, lace and wooden parts. They look really amazing on the jeans cover.

 I mixed Wanderlust and Seaside cottage papers.

Pieces of lace add charm to the album.

With a lot of fussy cut elements the album loog really great.

 The construction remind of a folder.
Wanderlust - Petites 
Seaside Cottage - Splendor 
Seaside Cottage - Relics
Wanderlust printed chipboard
 Silver prism

 Garden Blooms
Spring blooms
Chesterville blooms

And the Wedding layout about the groom. I've constructed a kind of wedding arch with the heart on top. And added fussy cut flowers from the Heartland collection.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Heartland - Bicycle for Two
Heartland - Sweet on You
Garden life printed chipboard
Embossing powder:
Thank you for watching ) Wish me happy vacation and see you in late June *)

Monday, May 21, 2018

May Inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hi all Blue Fern Studios fans!
It's Jennifer here, with my 3 layouts as May inpsirations!

First of all, I'll start the month with a layout with "Happy Accident".

I choose to work with "Lucky" paper as my background.
I added a bit of texture paste through a stencil and displayed my picture on a die cut doilie.  You can see in the clustering below that I also tucked in two pieces of Checker bits chipboard that I have embossed with the Honey embossing powder.

My chipboard title is from the Remnants collection and here, this is the Sunlight Rose embossing powder that I've chose to embossed with.  You'll see underneath the Fern Leaves embossed with Green Ivory embossing powder.  Did you see the beautiful lilies from the Wanderlust Lilies set? They really are my favorite Blue Fern flowers. On the next corner, the white flower is from Homespun blossoms set :)

Below, I've made some ornements out of velum paper with the Texture circles stamp and Ivory embossing powder.  I've put together one clustering on each side of my focal point with 
Apricot blooms and some stuff from my own stash.

So, here is the list of the products I've used on that layout

Papers: Collection Happy Accident

-Checker bits 
-Fern leaves

-Texture circle

Embossing Powder
-Sunlight rose
-Green Ivory

-Wanderlust lilies
-Apricot blooms
-Homespun blossoms
-Fresh floral


Second layout with In the moods collection.

This time, this is B-side of "Dreamy" paper that is my background.  Clear gesso, some sprays as watercolor effect and texture paste through a stencil again.  You can see below that I've displayed my picture on a piece of Mémoire "post cards" paper.

On the left of my picture, there is some chipboards.  The Flutter page dangles is embossed with Stormy skies, a beautiful blue-grey color.  Really love that metallic effect.  Right on the background, a Petite boutique Frame which is colored with some wax.

Here. my title is a piece from  Remnants collection chipboard that I've cut to use only the word "You".  I've tried very hard to show you the beautiful color of Vintage Jade glitter but I've failed.  It's magnificent, believe me! 💙💚  Again, some beautiful lilies from Wanderlust set.

Here, a Christmas blooms, with a pearl in her center.
Some sequins, flair and love quotes from my stash.  
Finally, to add some texture, some Silver seedlings  in different spots and some stamping with Tattered Newsprint stamp and permanent ink.

Again, here is the list of the products I've used on that layout

 Papers: Collection In the mood and Mémoire
-Dreamy (b-side)
-Post cards

-Petite Boutique Frame
-Flutter page dangles
-You (a part of Remnants title chipboard)

-Tattered newsprint 

Embossing Powder
-Stormy skies

-Vintage Jade

-Wanderlust lilies
-Christmas blooms


Finally, my last layout with In the mood again.

A soft layout, with "Amused" paper as the background.  No mixed media here.

The tag on the left was cut out of "Blissful" b-side paper.    My title, from the French words set is embossed with the delicate and sooooooo gorgeous  Pixie Dust embossing powder.  My set up is displayed on a big piece of a chipboard panel (which is no longer available, sorry!) that I've simply paint in black for a dramatic effect.

On the right, chipboard flower was simply stained in black and colored with wax.

Finally, to ornate the lower corner of my picture, Blue Fern Studios flowers :)
The white one is from Christmas blooms (but I've replaced the center to match my layout), the pink one is from Garden Blooms (here, I've put a pearl in the middle) and, the black one, a beautiful Dark Tropic lilies... A piece of "Pensive" paper in the upper right corner :)

It's a minimalist layout so I finished with some flairs and love quotes and that was it!

 Here is the products I've used on that layout this time

 Papers: Collection In the mood
-Blissful (b-side)
-Pensive (b-side)

Embossing Powder
-Pixie dust

-Dark tropic lilies
-Christmas blooms
-Garden blooms


So this is it!
Hope to inspired you and see you in June!

Friday, May 18, 2018

May Inspiration - Joanne Bain


Joanne here with you today to share a couple of layouts and a tutorial with you featuring In The Mood, Deja'Vu and Tranquility collections. These have been mixed and matched and go together beautifully.

'Remember When'

The idea for this layout started with the large heart which was cut from the Blissful paper from the In The Mood collection. I cut the heart out and folded in half, I then rolled the top corner to expose the inside pattern paper, its such a pretty colour. From there I wanted to work with soft pastel colours so I chose to do a lot of fussy cutting from the Atelier patterned paper from the Deja'Vu collection.

The fussy cut pieces were then layered in amongst the layers of Blue Fern blooms to create a gorgeous main cluster. I chose to use a darker background to make the soft colours pop.

At the base of the cluster I have used the Romantic Page Dangles chipboard. This has been left raw as I feel the raw colour complimented the page.

To add softness to the page I then added frayed cheesecloth and coordinating cotton thread. The title for my page was cut from one of the page title strips that is normally cut off and discarded, but I always look because sometimes these are perfect for titles just like this one.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
In The Mood Collection
Deja'Vu Collection
Romantic Page Dangles
Chesterville Blooms
Apricot Blooms

For my next page I created a page for my son. I am always asked do you ever scrap boys? Well yes it just depends if my son wants to play along and have his photo taken. So today I have created a layout with a tutorial so you can scrap the special boy in your life.


This layout features fussy cut images from the Patience patterned paper from the Tranquility collection. I think the colours and images were perfect for a boyish page and look not a flower in sight.

Throughout the cluster I have placed some of the Blue Fern Shabby Brick Bits chipboard which has been coloured lightly to coordinate with my page.

To frame the photo and add extra texture I have used some this Jute string, I love its natural colouring. I have also added a little sprinkling of seedlings to this.

Between layers I have again used a natural coloured frayed cheesecloth which I have in places coloured with coordinating watercolour paint.

How cute is that little bird? Once again I have used the patterned paper title label strips that are cut off the pattern paper. The Tranquility strips had those cute little blue butterflies.

Blue Fern Studios
Material List
Tranquility Collection
Shabby Brick Bits
Happy Title

Well that is all from me this month.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Megan's May Inspiration

Hi Everyone!
Today I have a couple of layouts to share plus an OTP project that I had banging around in my head as soon as I saw the HomeSpun Collection, just loved these papers :)

I took an ATC sized craft coloured box and used this as my base, covering the inside and outside with patterned paper, and inked the edges in pinecone ink.

I chose quite a few of the printed chipboard elements and used these in the middle of the box to support all the fussy cut pieces I used throughout.

A birds eye view gives you a perfect view of all those layers I assembled.

Isn't that little sewing machine super cute?!

On the back of the box I used one of the 6x6 patterned pieces and layered another chipboard element on top.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Minis, Tea Time, Crafty, Homegrown, Calling Cards

Printed Chipboard:

My first of two layouts uses paper from the Wanderlust collection.  The neutral colour scheme of this collection makes it so versatile!

This photo had such lovely memories of fabulous weekend away we had and this particular day was at Mt Cook village, such a beautiful part of our country. :)
On my background I used clear gesso and then applied different sprays.  Once all the layers were dry I mixed 3D gloss gel with glitter to create a paste and applied that to my stencil.  Then I stamped randomly over my page, using white and black ink.

To glitter my chipboard title I painted it a coordinating colour and while still wet sprinkled glitter on it.  It was originally just embossed but just didnt seem to stand out, this worked much better!

To get the best out of my chipboard I used the positive and the negative pieces from the cogs set and cut apart the bits I wanted from the numbers set.  The cogs are just inked with pinecone while the rest is embossed with wheat embossing powder.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Wanderlust - Lakeside

Printed Chipboard:

Russet, Blue Ice

Embossing Powder:

Tattered Newsprint

My last project used paper from the Remnants Collection.

 On this background I also applied clear gesso and used a two toned spray, and again randomly stamped over the design.  There are a number of layers to this layout - 4! - giving it depth and a bit more interest.

Cannot get enough of those Lillies!! <3
Two layers of chipboard this time, one left black and the other embossed with powder so the two layers looked separate and didnt blend into each other.

I fussy cut around the floral cluster piece of the printed chipboard - to do this I carefully separated the layers that make up the chipboard til I was left two, making it much easier to trim around.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
Remnants - Beaumont

Printed Chipboard:

Tattered Newsprint


Embossing Powder:

In the Forest

Floral Lattice Bits

Thanks for popping by and having a look this month!  See you next time :)