Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What has our Creative Team been up to?

Today we thought we would let you take a peek at what our Creative Team has been doing with Blue Fern products.  Patter Cross , Yuko Tanaka , and Marta Lapkowska have been creating projects using our Love Story collection.

We have several round chipboard pieces/sets that are a customer favorite.  Marie Joseé Hamil, Keren Tamir, Bente Fagerberg, and Jelissa Mei have all use Blue Fern chipboard pieces to add a circle element to their designs.  It's a wonderful way to focus attention on your photo!

The beautiful "Botanical Garden" paper from the Sanctuary Collection has been used by Angelica Franssen, along with the Boston Lattice chipboard piece.

Galina Sazonova added beautiful chipboard accents to the outside and inside of her mini album.

So many products.......so many ways to use them! 
We hope you have been inspired by our talented Creative Team.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Stamps!

Did you see the new set of stamps that coordinate with our Deja Vu paper and chipboard collection?  If not, here's another look at them.  We think  you will agree that they are gorgeous. 

We also have four more sets of stamps that were recently released.   Our stamp sets are a 4x6" collection of the highest quality clear photo-polymer stamps.  And of course, the designs are stunning!

 Look for all these stamps soon from your favorite retailer that sells Blue Fern Studios products. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter story with Galina Sazonova.

Hello friends!)
Today I want to share with you the bright Easter projects, that I have made with several types of chipboard.
Here's the first of my projects this month:
Canvas "A moment in time".
I used three types of particle board - background texture, tree branch and words.

 These chipboard I first painted with colored sprays, and then plated shiny powder. The result is very cute!)

The next my work:
Easter cards.
They are simple, but very lovely.) I think so.)
At the heart of the composition I used chipboard as wood branches with charming birds.

 And let us look more details....

 That's the Easter story) ....
Blue Fern Studios products used:

  • Bits of Honey
  • Spring Branch
  • Tweet Friends
  • A Moment in Time

Thank you very much and wish you of spring mood!)

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