Friday, July 3, 2015

Blue Fern News

This month, Blue Fern Studios is pleased to announce that 2 new designers will be joining our Creative Team.  

First up, is the talented Wilma Voermans from Switzerland.  You will love Wilma's creative style and the way she loves to use color.

Our second addition is the awesome Marilyn Rivera from the United States.  Marilyn will be joining us as one of our Video Educators, so you can look forward to learning from her as she shares her creative process with you each month.  

We will let each designer tell you a little more about herself when she posts on the blog later this month.  
Please join us in giving them a warm welcome to Blue Fern Studios!

Today we would also like to feature this lovely layout, created by designer, Debbie Burns, using our recently released Paisley & Vine collection.  Of course Debbie also added several pieces of Blue Fern chipboard to add just the right touch!  Beautiful way to show off this collection, Debbie.

 Stay tuned for a month of fantastic projects from our talented Creative Team!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Inspiration with Jelissa

Hello Blue Fern fans! How has your month of July been? The weather has been blazing hot and we're doing whatever we can to cool down.

It's my turn on the Blue Fern blog today and I have two creations to share with you. The first is based on the fabulous July sketch. Here is what it looks like:

I've kept the orientation of the sketch, as well as the dark background and my papers came from a mix of Sanctuary and Love Story to create my layout.

My mixed media background was created Birdsong Melody from Sanctuary, with a lot of paint dabbing and layering with watercolors, as well as textural details using microspheres, dew drops and microbeads, as well as some string and stamping. I love it that Blue Fern tries in sneak in a few dark colored patterned papers into their collections for us to create our very own backgrounds.

Some close-ups:

The La Plume chipboard which I first painted with a light brown, followed by UTEE embossing for resist and layering with more browns. Beneath are paper layers made from scraps I had left over from Love Story collection.

The Notebook Edges chipboard, which I first heat embossed and then colored with different shades of blue. To add texture to my layers, I mixed chipboard, paper, lace and trims.

A close-up of some of the textural details I have in my background.

I hope my sample has inspired you to create a project of your own to participate in our monthly sketch challenge!

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Sanctuary collection - Melody Birdsong
Love Story collection - Concerto, Sweet Song, True Harmony
Notebook Edges
La Plume

And now for my video tutorial. For this project, I revisited one of my all time favourites from Blue Fern Studios, the Ombre Dreams collection. 

I used only "Susan's Dream" because the images on the paper fit my composition perfectly and had the exact type of watercolor imagery I had in mind to create for my background. I also used scraps from Dream Cards and Charlotte's Dream to build up my layers.

Some close-ups:

A die cut from Dream Cards which I used as my title, and a Bohemian flower piece tucked into my cluster. You can also see the half-tone stamp which I used to add minute details to my background.

I love the big chipboard pieces because they are simply value for money and so fun to play with. Here, you see Medley Border which I have cut up into four pieces and tucked them everywhere to maintain the flow of my composition, as well as to break up the monotony of paper layering.

Interspersed in the layers is also the Notebook frame which I had added some texture to.

Here is the start-to-finish video. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have creating the project.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Ombre Dreams - Charlotte's Dream, Susan's Dream, Dream Cards
Notebook Frame
Bohemian Flowers
Medley Border
Halftone stamps


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Sketch Challenge

Welcome to July!  We're here today to give you a kick-start to your next project by providing you with a sketch.  It's an awesome way to kick-start your creativity.  Our July sketch, created by Michele Singh, is beautiful, with a strong horizontal line all the way across the page - or will you flip it and have a strong vertical line?  That's totally up to you, of course.

Let's take a look at how some members of our Creative Team used the sketch:

Zaneta Glowa

(Paper Collection:  Deja Vu)

Debbie Burns

(Paper Collection: Paisley & Vine)

Yuko Tanaka

(Paper Collection: Montage)

Jelissa Mei

(Paper Collection: Sanctuary)

Keren Tamir

(Paper Collection: Sanctuary)

Galina Sazonova

(Paper Collection: Deja Vu)

Bente Fagerberg

(Paper Collection: Blue Fern Garden)

Now it is YOUR turn to show us how you used the July sketch.
One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on July 31, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!
Enter Here:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Wait is Over - introducing Frolic!

There's no better way to wrap up the month of June than with the reveal of our new paper collection, Frolic.  
Frolic, as a verb, is to play and move about cheerfully, excitedly, or energetically, and that is just what we want you to think of when you see this collection.  The colors and designs are certainly cheerful and energetic.  How perfect for so many projects!  Here are the individual papers from the collection so you can see what we mean. 
 Take your time as you scroll through this beautiful 10-page collection. 

But we have more good news - we didn't stop with just the paper.  
We have chipboard pieces designed to coordinate with the Frolic Collection!

Butterfly Friends

Bird Ornaments

Frolic in the Sun

Frolic Mesh

Tea Medley

Have you had a chance to try our very popular stamp sets?  These 4x6 sets are of the highest quality
clear photo-polymer.  We have designed two stamp sets to coordinate with our Frolic Collection.

Washi Tape

Garden Frolic

We hope you are as excited as we are about Frolic!

Monday, June 29, 2015

June projects with Galina Sazonova.

Hello dear friends!)

At the end of the month with you, as usual, Galina Sazonova.) And I want to show you my two new projects with a magnificent collection of Deja Vu. At this time, my favorite steel yellow and lavender ....
1.Timeless Beauty
My first project is dedicated to my mother) This house decoration-Shadow box frame for a small picture.

As always several kinds of particle board ....

and many sheets of paper pictures ....

A little more ...

Use products Blue Fern Studios:
La Plume
Petites Cartes

Deja Vu Tweets Chippies
Chelsea vines
Rose Wreath
Blossom Branches

Texture 1

2. Deja Vu
My second project - birthday card / collage.
I wanted to use a lot of images of paper and do not use other decorations! Just wonderful particleboard Blue Fern Studio.)

Use products Blue Fern Studios:
La Plume

Deja Vu Fixtures Chippies 

Texture 1

Thank you for visiting BFS blog!)
 Have a nice day!)