Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chalkboard from chipboard ?

Hello all Blue Fern Fans !
Today I have for you layout with chalkboard sayings and elements. I use here chipboard on few ways if You want to know all details you can check them out on BFS You Tube channel. Yep ! this one goes with video tutorial. Making this one is super easy and this chalkboard look I will use more often.

I use :
Arrow Words
Chunky Words
Ups and Downs panel
Checker bits
And circles from different BFS ring chipies

Monday, September 15, 2014

Watching YOU Put Our Designs to Work!

Today is always extra special because we get to feature the work that YOU...our fans...have created using Blue Fern Studios products!

We selected some eye catchers from around the web, and we hope that you all enjoy them~ and take a moment to visit these amazing ladies' blogs!

Thank-you girls for your love and appreciation of our products! We sure do love seeing you put our designs to work...such inspiration :)!

We hope your week is off to a great start. Thanks to all of our visitors for stopping by!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Evgenia's projects

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and i have 3 projects that I wanted to share with you.
First, its a soft fabric shabby chic (or provence) journal that I made using one of my favourite colors: lavender hues.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard used: bits of honey, vintage keys, framed trinkets

Some close ups:

then comes a card that I made using blue Fern Garden Collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard used: Eclectic Hearts, Bits of Honey

the heart is covered with sils and sprinkled with some microbeads on top

and a double-layout spread with which i started my new small album for my youngest son:)
 I used a mixture f both Bue Fern Garden and Ombree dreams paper collections.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard used: Charmed Page Dangles, Mini Flourishes

 Here all the chipboards are colored with inlinkz

Have  a great Sunday!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Three projects with the new Montage collection!

Hello folks!

I hope you had a great summer and that you had lots of fun! I traveled for five weeks with my family in Western Canada and Alaska and we had a great time. When I came back, the new Montage collection was waiting for me at home. I was thrilled to find all this new paper to play with, along with new pieces of chipboard.

Here are the three projects I created with this brand new collection.

"Always Remember" 

For this layout, I used a picture of my daughter taken at beautiful Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canada.

I used the brand new Triangle Eclipse chipboard, which I altered with black gesso.

I also used two different papers from the Montage collection, Now & Then and Fairyland. I used various pieces of both sides of the Now & Then paper behind the Triangle Eclipse chipboard. I used the Fairyland paper as a background for my chipboard and picture.

For my title, I used the Always Remember chipboard and the word Destination that I cut with my Silhouette.


For this layout, I used the Society paper as a background. I love it, because it doesn't need many embellishments. A bit of washi tape, modelling paste and mists and voilĂ ! :)

For my title, I used a piece of the Adore, Love, Cherish chipboard set. I also used pieces of the Mini Flourishes chipboard set. All were altered with black gesso.

Angel canvas

For this canvas, I used the beautiful Mercantile paper for my background.

The chipboard I used is the Ornate frame. I altered it with gesso. I used my heat gun to dry the gesso to create texture. I also added a bit of brown mist.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Montage collection with Maja

Hi, Maja here today to share two projects made with the gorgeous new Montage paper collection. I hava a layout and a tag that I made. Let´s start with the layout.

When I first saw this paper collection I knew what I would do with just this piece of paper when I got it in my hands. Love tha lamp that is in the paper and the BFS chipboard  "evening lamp post" works so well with it. So that was my plan and this is how it turned out. My color splashes are made with Distress Stains. For my chipboard pieces I used black and white gesso.

Blue Fern products used:
Paper: Montage - Bouquet & Invitation
Chipboard: Evening Lam Post, Bohemian Flowers & Roman Clock Set Small

Next is my tag. I love the romatic vintage feel of the Montage collection and that what I wanted to create in this tag.  

Blue Fern products used:
Paper: Montage - Bouquet, Fairyland & Society
Chipboard: Tattered Butterflies

Thanks for stopping by =) 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Designer Inspiration: This One's for the Ladies...

Good morning and welcome to another installment of our designer inspiration feature! This time, it's all about projects inspired by some extra special ladies. 

We hope you enjoy...

Keren Tamir

Leila Cardoso

Lisa Gregory

Lisa Griffith

Maja Stokk

Rae Moses

Thanks for stopping by for your daily dose of inspiration!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jackie's September Projects - A Layout and An Upcycled Box

Hello there Blue Fern Studios fans! I have two new projects to share with you today - one shabby layout and an upcycled project.

For my first project, I wanted to create a bit of whimsy for this photo of my youngest wearing a crown of daisies (vey begrudgingly!). Blue Fern Studios papers are so thick that they are gorgeous for tearing and distressing.

I began by tearing a diagonal strip out of the In Bloom sheet, then tore additional pieces off and layered them between the Love Letters and In Bloom papers, along with some lace. I also distressed and inked the edges, tucking in some lace and pieces of Bohemian Flowers chippies painted white.

I tucked additional Bohemian Flowers into the flower cluster - the stark white helps them to stand out against the busy mixed media background.

I cut the word Dream and the layers for my photo from the Calling Cards paper.

I love using the Mini Ring Things chippies for dimension in my background. Here I've coated them in a light brown chalk ink and then stamped them with a darker ink.

A little close-up of all the layers of media, chipboard, paper and embellies.

Blue Fern Studios Products

Blue Fern Garden papers:
- Love Letters
- Timeless
- In Bloom
- Calling Cards
- Parlour

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard:
- Bohemian Flowers
- Mini Ring Things

Are you a crafty hoarder? I am, which is how my second project came about. I have problems throwing out alterable items that might be able to be repurposed as something else, even if I have no idea what that might be. Such was the case with this little blue plastic box. Originally it housed a science experiment from the kids. Since it was a one-time-use experiment, the little box was destined for the recycling box. But I loved the size and the way it closed so snugly, so I salvaged it and tucked it away in a corner of my scraproom. This month I've given it new life - to store my resin pieces - with some gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products.

The Joyce's Dream paper from the Ombre Dreams collection is full of beautiful, subtle details. I added a little modelling paste through a script stencil and tinted it slightly with grey chalk ink, then added some splatters of purple to the background before adding my chipboard and other elements.

For the top of the container I used some of the Shabby Brick Bits coated with paint, embossing powder and chalk ink for a textured appearance.

To round out the cluster of embellishments I tucked in one of the Layering Stems coloured with chalk ink and then touched with gesso for a weathered appearance. I love these pieces of chipboard for tucking in here and there!

I finished the front of the box with one of the Spring Trinkets, coloured with various chalk inks and weathered with gesso.

Blue Fern Studios Products


- Ombre Dreams: Joyce's Dream


- Shabby Brick Bits
- Spring Trinkets
- Layering Stems

Thank you so much for joining me today! Remember, there is still plenty of time to play along with our September Sketch Challenge for your chance to win some gorgeous Blue Fern Studios products!