Monday, October 16, 2017

2018 Design Team Call!




It's time for us to start looking ahead to 2018, and we are searching for some talented designers to be a part of our Design Team.  Blue Fern Studios is continuing to grow and we need paper-crafters of all styles to help showcase our beautiful, high quality patterned paper, chipboard, flowers, stamps, embossing powder, glitter, printed chipboard, and Seedlings.  This call is open to all countries.  


To Apply:


Please email the following information to apply@bluefernstudios(dot)com and include "design team application" in the subject line. 

  • Full Name
  • E-Mail Address
  • Country
  • Link to your Blog
  • Link to your YouTube Channel (if you create videos)
  • List of Current Design Teams (and terms)
  • Please let us know if you design for any Stores (brick & mortar, or online)
  • Links to any Current Online Galleries
  • Three projects that best showcase your style, preferably using Blue Fern chipboard and patterned paper.  If you do not have access to Blue Fern products,  please use products with a similar style.  When viewing your photographs we will be looking for sharp focus, good lighting, and accurate illustration of color.  Please resize all images to 650 pixels.


Application deadline is October 31, 2017 at Midnight US EST.


If selected, successful applicants will create (3) projects per month (choice of a combination of layouts, mixed media, art journal pages, altered items, or cards) and will be compensated with a generous selection of Blue Fern Studios products. New additions to our team will be notified once the selection is complete.  The 2018 Creative Team will be announced Monday, November 13, 2017 on the Blue Fern Studios blog and Facebook page.

We look forward to reviewing your applications, and wish you all the best of luck!








Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Inspirations by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios Fans!  
Here's my turn to share with you three new layouts. This month, I had so much fun with the gorgeous Homespun paper collection. 

'Formidable'


For this layout, I used the Homespun 'Homegrown' paper as background. I put a coat of clear gesso on it and I added texture by applying modeling paste through a stencil. Then, I applied green and blue inks and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.


I embossed my chipboards (except the title)  with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Antique Gold'.


I add many blue flowers on the left and the right of my picture.


I embossed my title 'Incroyable' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'In the Navy'.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Papers
Homespun 'Homegrown'
Homespun 'Picturesque'

Chipboards
Royal Border
Floral Lattice Bits
Roman Clock Set
Graduated Circle
French Adjectives 2

Stamps
Departure
Sweet Titles

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Antique Gold'
BFS Imagine Ink 'In the Navy'

Flowers
Wanderlust Lilies
Dark Tropic Lilies

'Magical'


For this layout, I used Vintage Christmas 'Wonderland' paper. I first did a textured background with modeling paste, stencil, brown ink and stamp.


I embossed the gorgeous 'Snowflake Frame' with silver embossing powder.


I embossed the chipboard border 'Snow Medley' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Wheat'.



Blue Fern Studios products used:

Papers
Vintage Christmas 'Wonderland'
Homespun 'Crafty'
Homespun 'Pituresque'

Chipboards
Snowflake Frame
Snow Medley
Winter Titles
Berry Stems

Stamps
Honey Bits

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Wheat'

Seedlings
Seedlings Twig

'Magnifique'


For this layout, I used the Happy Accident "Chance" paper as background. I put a coat of clear gesso on it and I added texture by applying modeling paste through a stencil. Then, I applied orange ink and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.



I embossed all my chipboards with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Ginger'. 



I glued many 'Twig' Seedlings to add texture to my background.


Blue Fern Studios products used:

Papers
Happy Accident 'Chance'
Happy Accident 'Crafty'
Happy Accident 'Layering Cards'

Chipboards
Ginger's Poppies
Beaded Strings
French Adjectives 1

Stamps
Departure
Grungy Grid 

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'

Flowers
Fresh Florals

Seedlings
Seedlings Twig

I hope you have found some inspiration. I wish you a nice crafty day!
Catherine Giguère 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pretty as a Picture by Lisa Landry

Today I'm very happy and excited to show you the second layout I've created 
as the Blue Fern Studios October Fan of the Month.

 This is my beautiful Mom when she was just 18 years old in 1948.
I knew this lovely photo would be perfect for the breathtaking page named 
Picturesque in the Blue Fern Studios Homespun collection!  



My designs always coordinate around pretty paper, rather than covering it up.  
That's exactly what I've done here.  Not only is the gorgeous paper a stand out, 
but so are all of the embellishments!

Every one of my creations has special meaning for me in some way.  This one of course is my dear mother, but also I noticed that she's wearing a pearl necklace.  I rummaged through the costume/faux jewelry pieces of hers and found a pearl necklace.  Some snippets from it really add a little bit more of 'her' in this layout.
  
I was especially excited to see things about sewing in this gorgeous Homespun collection.
My mother could sew very well and often made dresses for me when I was a child. 
She later made many of them for my daughter too.

I fussy cut & edge inked some ornate scissors from the Crafty page. 
They fit nicely at the bottom of the 'frame'.



On the Calling Cards page were lots of choices too.  The 'Simple Sewing Cards' is adorable and a great corner fit.  Also, how perfect it is to use the word 'Homemade'.  Homespun Bloom really dressed up these cute cards!



The photo is placed on cardboard for added dimension & then framed by a pretty floral piece that is found on the backside of the Picturesque page.  The beautiful Blue Fern chipboard piece, Royal Border, is heat embossed in Rusty Rose.  The entire piece was then lightly brushed with matte gel and heavily coated with Ruby Slippers glitter. I let this dry and set, then brushed off excess areas with my fingertip and a dry paint brush.  



Look how gorgeous it turned out.



I made two matching flower clusters for each side of the photo with the pretty Homespun Blooms.  Red Christmas berry picks were added to match the printed ones on the page.  
Blue Fern's beautiful flesh toned Lace 3 was the perfect size.



Blue Fern Products used:

Homespun paper - Picturesque, Calling Cards, Crafty 
Homespun Blooms 
Lace - Lace 3
Chipboard - Royal Border 
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder -  Rusty Rose
Imagine Ink Glitter - Ruby Slippers


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I'm anxious to get started on next Wednesday's layout and I hope you'll be back to see it.  Have a great week everyone!
Lisa : )


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Inspiration by Babi



Hi Everyone,

Today I will be sharing with you my new projects using the  Homespun Collection. 

I made my first layout using Home Sweet Home as my main paper and Homemade and Calling cards to create the layers. 


 Using stencil and Light Paste I added some texture to the papers.


Using Snow Embossing Powder, I covered the Floral Spray chipboard.  
I also covered the French words (adorable) chipboards with Avocado Embossing. 


And finished the layout with Stamped flowers, flowers and other embellishments.


Papers:
Home Sweet Home
Homemade
Calling Cards (Homespun)


Chipboads:

French Words
Floral Spray

Flowers:
Chesterville Flowers 
Apricot Blooms

Embossing Powder:
Avocado
Snow 

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My second layout is a recipe Box which also incorporates papers from Homespun collection. 

I covered the outside of the box with Homespun Minis and Homemade papers. 


Then, I decorated with Kitchen Bake set chipboard covered in Antique Gold Embossing Powder and printed chipboard.


On the box cover I added Floral Meadley chipboard  covered in Snow Powder and  flowers from various collections.



I decorated the interior and create the tabs with Homemade,  Homespun mini, Homemade Teatime  and Calling Cards (Homespun) papers 


Papers:

Home Sweet Home
Homemade
Teatime
Calling Cards (Homespun)

Chipboards:

Cute Kitchen Set
Floral Meadley Frame
Printed Chipboard (Homespun)

Flowers:
Garden Florals
Apricot Blooms

Embossing Powder:

Snow 
Antique Golden 

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My last project is a Christmas layout that I made with Wonderland paper from Vintage Christmas 1.



I covered Kevin's Frame with Antique Golden embossing powder. Next, I decorated it with some leaves and flowers that I "fussy cut" from  Deck of Halls, Auld Lang Syne papers. 


I stamped some details with Jingle Bells stamp to create contrast. 


Vintage Christmas printed chipboard  and flowers were added to finish the layout. 


Papers:

Wonderland
 Deck of Halls
Auld Lang
Auld Lang Syne

Chipboads:

Kevin's Frame
Printed Chipboard

Flowers:
Christmas Floral

Embossing Powder:
Antique Golden 

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Thanks for stopping by

Babi 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

October inspiration by Tartine Peluche

Hi everyone!
I'm back to the blog to share with you my october inspiration.
My first one is:


 100% Natural Moment


First, I arranged my two paper ( Chapters & Yesteryear) together to create perspective.
I cut the yellow roses from the paper Sunny Disposition and I placed this one under my first layer of paper. Under the top paper and a few other places I placed Lace 3.
As I used the chipboard Happy Moment in the background,
I cut out the words so as not to lose them.

Birds come from 
Amber and Apricot Printed Chipboard.
Yellow butterfly come frome Garden Life Printed Chipboard.
Chipboard Moment have just a layer of white gesso, Rose Leaves was embossed with Avocado Embossing Powder and base of Happy Moment chipboard was embossed with Hot Cocoa embossing powder.


I choose to alter the yellow rose with copper ink in order to have a color a little more orange which better mixed with background paper.

I tried to give the colors to my chipboard Floral Spray, with seedlings... not exactly the result I had in mind but it's pretty I think ...




Blue Fern Studios Products:

Paper:
Chapters
Yesteryear
Sunny Disposition
Chipboards:
Happy Moment
Rose Leaves
Floral Spray
Amber & Apricot - Printed Chipboad
Embossing Powder:
Hot Cocoa
Avocado
Stamps:
Tattered Newsprint
Lace:
Lace 3
Flowers:
Fresh Frorals
Wanderlust Vine
Spring Florals
Seedlings:
Green Leaf
Mustard
Paprika
Twig
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Christmas in October? Why not?
Here is my second layout with Vintage Christmas collection.
I'll be home for christmas


I started by working my background with blue ink and Lucky embossing powder. I used this last with scratched stamp. I used also serendipity and grungy grid stamps with brown ink,
Then I placed my chipboard panel ( Harlequin) that I embossed with Snow. 



My chipboard Fern (imagined by Pascale B), was embossed in Lucky. I found that it also resembled branches of fir.
For this layout I used all my package of Chritsmas Blooms flowers.

My Snowflake Frame Square, embossed in whole with Fern and stamped in Lucky using Bourbon Street Stamp. Mixt of this two colors are so magical! And with piece of Lace 6 ... realy beautiful.









All my chipboard pieces received in part, a layer of false snow...

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:
Vintage Christmas - Deck the Halls
Vintage Christmas - Noel
Chipboards:
Snowflake Frame - Square
Shabby Flakes
Fern Leaves
Harlequin Panel
Embossing Powder
Fern
Lucky
Snow
Stamps:
Stamp - Grungy Grid
Serendipity Medley
 Scratched
Flowers:
One Package of Christmas Blooms

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My lastest layout features the Attic Charm collection.
Sweet & Lucky


 This page does't seem it, but it's rather simple to make it,
I start with my Garden Frolic stamp, then I put a bit of texture paste
and I finish with my inks.

After embossing my chipboard Treasured Floral Frame with Oatmeal embossing powder, I can start decorating my main element of the page, my photo,
with Attic Charm Daisy, Dark Tropic Lilies ( light pink) and Garden Blooms flowers. I added some cut pieces of Lace 4 and I cut in the paper Attic Key the flowers and I placed under the photo.
I used the embossing powder Baby Pink for my title Sweet this color is very pretty, light soft and bright, almost white.



I altered my chipboard 
Quatrefoil Panel only with colored wax, rose gold.
On my flowers and has some place on my page I also added Pink Diamond glitters.



Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:
Attic Charm FOYER B-side

Attic Charm Attic key ( Flower)
Chipboards:
Quatrefoil panel
Treasured Floral Frame
Sweet as Honey
Embossing Powder:
14Karats
Oatmeal
Baby Pink
Glitter:
Pink Diamond
Stamps:
Garden Frolic
Flowers:
Garden Blooms
Attic Charm Daisy
Dark Tropic Lilies
Seedlings:
Twig
Lace:

Lace 4

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Thanks for watching
and I hope you will have a good month of creation.
Hugs
 Tartine xoxo