Saturday, March 28, 2015

March projects from Bente.

Hello all you friends of Blue Fern Studios.!
We have already reached the end of March and it's my turn to share a few of my projects 
showcasing some BFS awesomeness :-)

I have used lots of chipboards to make three very different pages and also used 
three different paper collections.
Hope you like it!!

My first one is with a photo of my dear sister snuggling one of our small nephews.
I used one of my absolute favourite sheets from the Sanctuary collection.

Below is a close up of the painted 'Flutter page dangle' with some added glass beads for texture.

And here you see some leftover bits from thelarge  chicken wire panel as a  goldpainted accent.

Lots of stamping, painting and misting on the background here and a fun paper rolling technique.

(I used the Flutter Page Dangle, Arrow Words, Graduated Squares, Layering Stems, 
Sanctuary collection) 

My second page uses the recently released Love Story collection together with a varied selection of Blue Fern Studios chipboards.

  I painted my chipboards using a red colour. Once dry it turned out much darker than I had expected so I used some gesso to tone it down a few notches. Aftercreating a photo mat with some layers of different pp's I used one of the stamps around the edge of the top layer. Then lastly I glued down the painted frame on top.

I cut out the word 'Sweet' from one of the patterned papers.

(For this page I used: Floral Medley Frame, Fancy Birdcage, Love Story paper collection, and the Love Story Stamps Forever set) 

And finally a page using one of the stunningly beautiful papers from the Ombre Dreams collection.
Each and every one of those patterned papers inspire me immensly!

This paper has a blue and purple background that is very helpful if you want to do some mixed media work on top. The work is half done for you so to speak:-) I used some of the new stamps from the Love Story collection here as well. I used them around the edges and in the center. Stamps are
perfect for creating a beautiful setting for your photo.

I painted the chipboard pieces yellow here to match my DD's jacket. 
I used the top of a glue stick to stamp the round shapes and filled them in rather haphazardly with some more of the yellow acrylic paint.

Below you get a closer look at how I used the stamps.

 (For this page I used: Love Story Stamps set one, Love Story Stamps set two, Manor Hinges,  
Ombre Dreams paper collection, Arrow words set)

Thanks for looking !

Friday, March 27, 2015

'Laughter' mixed media layout + VIDEO tutorial with Marta Lapkowska

Hello my crafty souls,

It's Marta Lapkowska here.
For todays post I created mixed media scrapbooking page 'Laughter'.
This is very special work for me. The photo shows myself with my two loved ones.

 To create my background I used some sprays and liquid pearls.
I tried to follow colour scheme of the beautiful bird from the page.

Used products:

Forever Stamp Laughter, Happy, Smile Texture Stamp 1
Large Blue Fern Flourish Sanctuary: Meadows of Time  Love Story: Stamp 1

Additionally I add stamps and chipboards.

If you would like to see my creative process feel free to check the video.
I hope it will inspire you to create some mixed media works !

Enjoy watching,

Hugs, Marta Lapkowska xx

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Love story and Sanctuary mix layout

Today, I will share my layout used Love Story and Sanctuary papers.

【CAPTURE the Moment】

This layout  is based on Sanctuary, are using Love story  slightly.
I like the atmosphere of this work.

Above all, the coloration of the cardboard is a favorite!
I used magical and shimmerz for the coloration

<Blue Fern Studios Product>
paper -  Sanctuary  Medows of Time/ Love Story  Calling Cards
chipboard  - Captured Words/Roman Clock Set/Damask Flourish


This layout  use Love Story's paper.
Image of fun strawberry hunting!

<Blue Fern Studios Product>
paper -   Love Story  Calling Cards/Concerto/Amazing Herat
            True Harmony/Cotillion

chipboad-Arrow Words Set/Crosshatch Frame

This layout use the March sketch.

Use shimmerz the coloring of this chip board
Very good this texture!

<Blue Fern Studios Product>
paper -   Love Story  Calling Cards/Concerto/Amazing Herat/True Harmony/Cotillion
chipboad-Boston Lattice/Chunky Words

Thank      you ♡


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Celebrate Love - with Love Story

My Love Story collection is cut and used to the very last pieces. What a fabulous collections, isn't it?
For my post tpday I have prepared two cards and a layout.
The cards were made for the wedding anniversary occasion and of course Love Story was a perfect choice:

Chipboards: Damask panel, Marrakesh panel, Organic vine

Chipboards: Tattered Diamond Bits, Roman Clock Set small

For my layout I have used a diagonal composition, creating the flow across the page. Combining chipboards, lace, flowers and paper pieces give a nice variation for the eye.

Chipboards: Folkart frame, Damask panel, Memory frames (1 piece of the set)
Stamps: Forever

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
With love from Zaneta aka Zanka

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Products - Lots of Them!

We are pleased to introduce our brand new collection.......Déjà Vu.

  This Blue Fern collection is sure to grab your attention with a nostalgic touch of Paris.  The  combination of alluring colors, relics of a bygone era, and flowers that have stood the test of time will make you feel as though you are seeing the France of yesteryear all over again, even if you've never seen it before. 

This collection, designed by Michele Singh, consists of 8 double-sided papers.  
The possibilities are endless!

What would a new paper collection be without some stunning Blue Fern chipboard pieces/sets?  
These elegant pieces not only coordinate with the Déjà Vu collection, 
but would be a beautiful addition to any project!

Déjà Vu Chandelier

 Déjà Vu Atelier

 Déjà Vu Border

 Déjà Vu Luminaires

 Déjà Vu Dangles

Déjà Vu Tweets

We round out this collection with a set of gorgeous clear stamps.  
These stamps will add just the right touch of elegance to your projects.

We are so excited to bring you these new products.   Combined with your creative touches, we can only imagine the beautiful projects you will create!