Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blue Fern Studios July Projects!

Good morning! I'm here today to share with you my July projects for Blue Fern Studios! I've got a layout, card, and tag lined up for you so let's get started :)

"Very Best of Times"
I've combined here a variety of Blue Fern chipboard and paper amidst some background work. I really loved this photo of my daughter and wanted something pretty yet fun and simple all at the same time. The fun color palette of the Ombre Dreams paper combined with the lovely chipboard pieces that I chose really helped to accomplish that :)

This "Lace Rounds" piece was simply stamped with a pastel yellow chalk ink from Prima. I left some of the detailed bits unpunched from the chipboard. 

I thought that this frame from the "Memory Frames" set worked out just great for this page. I painted it with pastel yellow acrylic paint, then stamped with clear embossing ink, added some pastel pink embossing powder and set with a heat gun. Above and below my frame I added one of the "Jeweled Trinkets" pieces (cut in half) and added some gems and other embellishments to add a little more interest.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Julianna's Dream
Memory Frames Set
Jeweled Trinkets
Lace Rounds

"Dare to be Yourself"
For this card I used some bits and pieces that I had of chipboard. It was a fun way to put them to good use- and all they needed was a random splatter of gesso!

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Shannon's Dream
Roman Clock Set- Small
Roman Clock Set- Large (hands)
Brick Rings


Finally, I have a tag to share. I've taken another of the "Lace Rounds" pieces and misted it with a Prima Color Bloom spray mist. Then, while wet, added white embossing powder and set with a heat gun. For the large "Tattered Butterflies" piece, I applied microbeads and seed beads using glossy accents. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Julianna's Dream
Lace Rounds
Tattered Butterflies

That's it for me! Thanks so much for coming by for a peek :)

Take care,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW Prima: Epiphany Collection!

Good morning!

Prima has been sharing looks at their new Summer CHA 2014 collections over the last several days, and today it's all about the gorgeous "Epiphany" collection! I have a mixed media canvas up on the blog today and I'm happy to be able to share it with you all :)

I've loved Prima products for a long, long time. And this one was like Pixie Glen meets Printery with a fresh new spin! Love it so fave of the new releases. Scripty doodles, neutrals, vintage sweetness... pure perfection. I thought it went so well with this photo of my daughter on our front steps.

Color Blooms sprays and Chalk Edgers helped mix up my background. Lots of hand-cut layers accented by gorgeous new flowers and new layered embellishments. So many things to love!

Textures added in with new trims and metal dies. And just a little bit of stamp work with some coordinating stamps :).

See the full collection and many, many more projects {HERE}. And stay tuned- there's so much more to come this week yet!

Take care :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Blue Fern Studios July Sketch Challenge!!

Good morning :) I'm enjoying the extra-long weekend here, and have a jam-packed schedule. Anyone else feeling the summer pressure yet?? Here in my neck of the woods, our summers are very short and we have to make the most of it :)...I tend to take that to an extreme ;)

Today I wanted to check in with you all and share the newest sketch challenge over at the Blue Fern Studios blog...

Every month, we welcome you to join us for our sketch challenge! All we ask is that you include either Blue Fern Studios paper and/or chipboard in your interpretation of the sketch...that's it! You can create any type of paper craft you wish, as long as we can see some resemblance of the sketch in there ;)

And guess what? You can either be in our Top 3 Features, OR win this!...

Always a unique batch of different chipboard designs, both beautiful and versatile for all of your crafting projects!

Hope to see you there :) :) :)

Have a good weekend!