Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My First "Official" Blue Fern Studios Project~!

Good morning! I'm super excited today because I'm making my debut on the Blue Fern Studios blog, and I'm able to share with you my very first project for them! As you know, I took a Design Team/Marketing position with this brand new papercrafting company and I'm thoroughly enjoying my new endeavor. :) It's exciting to watch something bloom and grow and I'm so happy to be a part of it all!

Today I'm going to share with you how to get the most out of your chipboard- AND its packaging. So let's get started~!

"Stay This Way"
My heart swells when I look at this- my gorgeous baby boy! I wish I could freeze him just as he is now- sweet, beautiful, innocent. I cannot imagine him any different- and I don't want to :(. He is so precious to me.

Now, before I start to cry- let's take a look at the first piece we will be focusing on:


I began with a very routine step of priming the piece first with gesso. I then took a flourish stamp and stamped randomly with red ink before covering with Glossy Accents and sprinkling with various beads.

The piece was then split in half and placed to the upper-right and lower-left of my photos.


I've taken the large butterfly from this set and again started by priming it with gesso. I then covered it with Glossy Accents before dusting with clear glitter and just a smattering of light blue microbeads.

This piece was also split in half and then placed on opposing sides of the canvas, accenting my flower clusters.

Next, let's focus on the packaging! Blue Fern Studios products are beautiful in themselves, but with them comes a beautiful insert that is equally as pretty and meant to be used in any of your papercrafting projects. It is from this beautiful packaging that my color scheme was inspired.
 I hand cut the clock/floral images from two different packages.
One of them I placed to the right of my photos...
 The other I split in half and placed beneath and to the left of my photos.

I've provided links to the C'est Magnifique store where you can purchase Blue Fern Studios products. If you are a retailer, you can contact me at erin@bluefernstudios.com with any questions you might have about how to get these beautiful products into your own store!

I'd love it if you would drop by the Blue Fern Studios blog HERE and become a follower. There are giveaways and other fun things going on, as well as future challenges. Don't miss out on any of it~!

And speaking of giveaways, I'm feeling one coming on...I am thinking I might need to send out a little RAK to a lucky commenter from either here or my post over at the Blue Fern blog HERE ;)...

Thanks for stopping by :)

47 comments:

Beatrice Lawson said...

Erin, this is such a gorgeous layout.... I love that you used romantic touches on a boy layout and a big thank you for the detailed instruction on what you did with the beautiful chipboard. I buy them but have never been happy with how I altered them. Using glossy accents is so brilliant, I have to try it. I keep hoarding my MS microbeads as they fall off everything but now I know what to do! Ok, long gushy comment.... But really, thank you for the details!

tatiana_osipova said...

LOVE IT!!!! It's fantastic LO!!! Thank you? Erin for the inspiration!

Sandra said...

Blue Fern products look amazing and I'm hoping we can get them in a store near me in Victoria Australia. I love the technique you've used with the beads and the packaging, you get more for your dollar by using the packet. I think Gunner is gorgeous too Erin he's so angelic.

Katherine (sutty) said...

How exciting and what a beautiful page I love all the microbeads and netting.....just gorgeous.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh this is so amazing Erin!
Love the way you treated the Blue Fern prettyness that's way cool!
I will give it a go and ask the shops I go to in holland if they will sell it too! Is it oke if I give them you blogname?

The picture of you babyboy is so cute it reminds me a lot of our son when he was that age! I sometimes wish they stay that way forever *grin*......

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs Amy

Dot said...

Your layouts and photography are just stunning! As is, of course, that gorgeous little boy! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Lizzy Hill said...

IKWYM re: freezing time - I feel just that way with the NEXT generation down...I don't want my grandie to grow any more...just stay cute & innocent....LOVELY LO which just shows this sooo well.....love how you fussy up your chippy. TFS the techniques:):)

Belinda Scott said...

Ok, because of you I will now hve to go shopping and find seed beads for my chipboard!!!! Love love all that you did with your chipborad and the layout on the whole, simply stunning as always :)

Tone K. said...

Sigh...this is so beautiful !! :)
Please give my your talent :)
I love the photo...what a cutie and I love the colors and details :)

Sonia said...

Just wonderful layout my friend^_^
The image is absolutely gorgeous and the embellishments are really lovely^_^ Every time I tell 'wowww'^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Sandi Smith said...

Had to stop and comment because this is one of the most beautiful layouts I have ever seen. Stunning creation...the colors look amazing!

Gitte said...

Wauw your layout are awesome.

Brigitta Raaijmakers said...

Beautiful lo! And what a gorgeous picture of your son.

Alina said...

The layout is gorgeous! Love all the embellishments that you used on it and the colors are great!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Gorgeous in every way. Boy do those micro beads add such a nice touch!

Tracie Dean said...

I think the layout is amazing! I love the way you did the butterfly. I am new to the scrapping world and had no idea there were tiny beads...as a jewelry designer I know of seed beads....but I do not think that is what you meant...lol

I look forward to seeing your next piece. I am heading over to "Blue Fern Studios" next.

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Patter Cross said...

Love everything about this Erin. So gorgeous and love the effect on the BFS chippie! Blessings,

Madeline said...

Amazing page! Your treatment of the chipboard flourish is simply gorgeous!

sandi said...

Wow! This is simply GORGEOUS! The mix, the layers....wow, so stunning!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is just truly beautiful! love all the layers and your photo is priceless!!

Heather M said...

Love the colors & flowers! Those microbeads are so neat! Great Job!

Vicki said...

Outstanding layout. The colors and details are exquisite.

morkaren said...

Så smukt, så smukt, men ligemeget hvor meget du pynter, er det det skønne barneansigt der fanger øjet. knus morkaren.

Danielle said...

Wow this is so beautiful!! Adorable photo and you've such a great eye for details!

Evgenia Petzer said...

Love the colors and microbeads! amazing!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Lovely page and technique! :)

Cindy deRosier said...

Your layout is absolutely gorgeous - just like your son.

Andrea said...

Beautiful page! I just don't know how you do it!!!! Love the photo too

Fleursbydesign said...

Such a beautiful layout, love what you did with the chipboard.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Erin, this is just gorgeous and yes Gunner is soooo adorable, I wouldn't want him to change either! I am loving Zachary's age of almost 5, so stinking fun!

Miranda Edney said...

Beyond Beautiful Erin!!!!!! Love what you have done with the chippies!

Romy said...

You're starting your term as a DT member for Blue Fern with a BANG :) This is such an amazing canvas! I love the fresh colours and all the nice romantic touches.

One Fantastic Housewife! said...

That is simply gorgeous! I love that it is a boy layout that is SO not your typical boy "style." It is so eyecatching. Love the light blue with the POP of red! I would have to sit that out and look and look and look at it again and again!

photochic said...

I haven't visited your blog in a WHILE, Erin and I'm so in awe of this page... It's drop dead gorgeous!! I love the bright light blue and the way you altered the chipboard is so pretty!! This page is amazing. :)

Dianne H said...

A super layout Erin. Thankyou for your tips and ongoing inspiration.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing the colours dies,and detail is just fantastic,love it hugs Cherylxxxxx

pattyo said...

Fabulous layout, Erin!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a Gorgeous page and a Beautiful little boy. Don't you wish they can stay this little?
Hugs Lynn

Lisa P said...

Absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job.

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful Erin!! I love the use of the micro-beads on your chipboard pieces!! Such a fun technique! And great job incorporating the Blue Fern packing! Gorgeous work for your first reveal!

Davi said...

WOW is this Gorgeous!! I love the way you stamped and added the beads to the BFS chipboard. So much lovliness to look at but your precious little guy certainly steals the show :)

Lizzyc said...

HI..oh wow... this is my new fav.. absolutely beautiful.. the colors the adorable photo and all the layers as well as the stunning chippies.. all of this looks wonderful.. placed perfectly.. really love this..

Jodie said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous layout! thanks for sharing how you achieve your look, its always so helpful to read xxx

Kathleen White said...

THis layout is so gorgeous! So much detail. The netting as a background is stunning.

Sherry said...

You know your work never seizes to amaze me.. You are so talented. I love how you design your layouts. Great work and feast for the eyes!!!

Sherry P

Denay Parke said...

I love the way you treated the chipboard, I've never thought of using beads...into my "bag" of things to try this goes!

Congrats on your new position with Blue Fern, I'm really loving their designs.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Erin! Love all the blossoms and beautiful chipboard pieces! The shimmery / beaded detail looks fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!