February 6, 2016

My February Projects for Blue Fern Studios

Got a whole lotta love, for these three! For the Blue Fern February Sketch I have made a layout featuring my husband and two girls. If you peek between their heads you can see the Shannon River and the Clare hills in the background, I just love where we live!  This layout features the Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection, Devoted and Calling Card papers.

And here is the gorgeous sketch we used:

I used a lot of layers for my layout, all from the gorgeous Calling Cards paper. I tucked in some Tattered Diamond Bits covering them with the Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder and used the Heart Set which I embossed with Imagine Ink Cotton Candy Embossing Powder.

I've used a lot of gorgeous flowers from my stash and added a twine bow. You can see the Postal Textures stamp I used  in the background along with some masking and splashes.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Devoted
Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Calling Cards

Heart Set
Tattered Diamond Bits

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy

Postal Textures

My next project is a set of canvases, again using the gorgeous Blush Collecition. this time the Celebration and Enamoured papers and lots of gorgeous Blue Fern Studios chipboard.

I really wanted to try a folk art angel in the style of Kelly Rae Roberts, so my canvas on the left is my version of it!!The skin, bodice and skirt are all made from Blush papers and I used a ton of stamps on these!  

In this close-up you can see the gorgeous Essential Textures Netting stamp.I wanted something inspirational for my angel so I printed out onto some of the Blush sheets, "She thought she could. So she did."  For some extra depth of color I added gelato pigments to the edges of the skirts and the canvas.

For my angel's wings I used the flying wheel stamp from the Widgets stamp set and fussy cut them out!  The angel got her necklace from the Beads and Charms set.  I used the gorgeous Grassy Knoll Imagine Ink Embossing Powder to do some background masking and also on one of the Ornate Medallions. I also used more of the Ornate Medallions cut in half for part of her dress and as decoration on the canvas, these were covered with Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.

I love my second canvas as well. It is a simpler design but I used the same papers and colors to tie the two together. Here you can see that I colored in the Follow Your Bliss chipboard with the same gelato colors I used on the angel canvas. I love the way I was able to layer the frame, butterlies and title.

For the Royal Monarch butterfly I used Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. You can see around the edge here that I used more gelatos, the Essential Textures and the Needlework stamps.

At the base of my design I used the beautiful Ever After Frame and embossed it with Grassy Knoll Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Fondness
Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Celebration

Follow Your Bliss
Royal Monarchs
Symphony Border
Ornate Medallion
Ever After Frame 

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy
Grassy Knoll

Beads and Charms
Essential Textures

My final project uses our newest paper line Serendipity! I just fell in love with this at first sight, so beautiful and vintage grungy! For my base I used the beautiful Serendipity Contemplation paper.

I have done my favorite thing to do with Blue Fern papers and used the Calling Cards cut apart page to layer behind my vintage image photo. I used the strip from the bottom of the paper as part of the design as well!

Here you can see where I have used one of the Graduated Circles frames to frame my image. I covered the frame in some gorgeous Claret Imagine Ink Glitter!  I made the frame a little more grungy by adding some gesso on top of the glitter .  You can just about see the chipboard flower in the frame. It is from the All Natural set and the stem is embossed with Imagine Ink Sage Embossing Powder while the flower has gorgeous Dusty Rose.Imagine Ink Glitter

Here you can see the flowers and nest I used from my stash. Tucked in with the flowers you can see another piece from the All Natural set, the little leaves which I have embossed with the Imagine Ink Sage Embossing Powder..

To finish off my layout with a title I chose Natural Beauty from the All Natural set, again embossed in Imagine Ink Sage Embossing Powder. As a final touch I added some splashes in pink and some stamping using the netting from the Essential Textures stamp set and the diamond pattern from the Forever stamp set..  Isn't this paper line just gorgeous? Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection~Contemplation

Graduated Circles
All Natural Set

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Dusty Rose

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:

Essential Textures

February 3, 2016

A Stunning New Paper Line: Serendipity by Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone!  I'm here today to introduce the new Serendipity paper collection from Blue Fern Studios (created by Michele Singh) and the chipboard, stamps, embossing powder and glitter that coordinate with the paper.

First up, we have the paper.  You are going to love the gorgeous colors and details!  
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines serendipity as: luck that takes the form of
finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for.  

As you journey through this 10 sheet collection, you are going to find a myriad of treasures, intertwined with beautiful borders, textured backgrounds, dainty vintage flowers, and sweet songbirds.

Next up are the chipboard pieces we have created to coordinate with this collection.  We thought the titles of each page of this collection were so wonderful, that we created chipboard titles, too!

For all your stamping needs, we have three sets of stamps to coordinate with this collection.

We hope you have enjoyed seeing all the creative ways our Design Team has been using our new Embossing Powders.  We have three new colors that will be beautiful with the Serendipity collection.

Lastly, we have some gorgeous new colors of glitter to add some sparkle to your projects.

I am so excited to receive my DT box, such beautiful designs, I can't wait to play with them!!

January 29, 2016

Delightful: A Barnmarket Layout for Riddersholm Designs

This week I would love the share a layout I made using the beautiful Barnmarket collection.  I chose the stunning Any Man paper as my base.

I used the Blackboard papers (both sides) for my layers and many of the cut outs pieces in the collection from the Barnmarket page which I just love to tuck into my layers and use as titles. I used some fun Tim Holtz paper clips which I clipped onto my vintage image, and one of Reneabouquest gorgeous butterflies.

I just love the vine and nest I found in my stash and added them to my layout, tucking in another cutout and adding some masking and molding paste.

To finish off my layout I made a mini cluster in the bottom corner, adding more gorgeous blue and brown flowers from Prima and Petaloo and one of Reneabouquets butterflies. I added another cutout, "Life is What You Make it" from the collection.

I just love the colors Connie used in this collection, beautiful! 
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting and thanks for looking!

January 19, 2016

Ocean Cards for Riddersholm Designs

I have some more projects today for Riddersholm Designs using the beautiful Newport collection! Today I'd like to share two beach themed cards using the beautiful cut outs and the gorgeous Shell paper from the collection. I just love the beach theme runnig through this collection and thought this sheet was perfect to use for the dreaming of summer cards!

In my first card I built a cluster of flowers and shells. I have used a beautiful Ink-it flower, several styles of which can be found in the Riddersholm Shop. I have made some rolled roses with the Shells paper using a La-La Land Crafts die and added a Prima flower from my stash. I have tucked in some winter branches and and anchor die also from La-La Land Crafts and some gorgeous netting.  I added the Friends cutout title for my sentiment and finished off the card with some brown stitching.  I added some Brown Glitter Glass to mimic sand around the card.

For my second card, I started with the beautiful sentiment cut out from the collection: "Friends are Like Seashells We Collect Along the Way". I added some more Ink-it flowers and lots of shells. Again I added some netting and gorgeous, adding the wheel. I finished off the card with a double row of stitching.

I really enjoyed doing these beach themed cards and I hope you like them!

January 6, 2016

My First Post is Up at Blue Fern Studios!

My first blog post on the Blue Fern Studio blog is up today,
and I'd love for you to come see it and say hello!!

My first project uses the amazing new paper line, Blush. I have chosen a gorgeous vintage image that had just a tint of pink and blue in it...I used those to guide the layout's colors. I chose the beautiful Sweetheart paper for base of my layout.

I used many of the cut out cards and titles from the Blush Calling Card paper, layering them up! You can also see the Postal Textures stamps here in the background, I used Walnut Stain distress ink to make a weathered and distressed stamping background.

You can see two of the chipboard pieces I used, the gorgeous Floral Medley Frame and the Bits of Honey pieces. I used the Imagine Ink Sage and Bonny Blue on the frame leaving some sections plain for an overall distressed look. The Bits of Honey pieces were embossed with the Bonny Blue and I added some Walnut Stain distress ink to age them a little.

I used lots of yummy flowers from my stash in my floral cluster adding a ribbon for extra detail. I finished off the cluster with the heart lock from the Vintage Locks chipboard set.

Blue Fern Studio Supply List:
Blush-Sweetheart and Calling Card
Bits of Honey
Floral Medley Frame
Vintage Locks
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sage, Honey, Bonny Blue

My next layout features the gorgeous new Timeless collection and a beautiful selfie my daughter took on my iPad. It is always fun to find new photos to use for my layouts taken for me on the iPad, a selfie addicted girl is great for a scrapper! I have used the Timeless Ma├žonnerie page for the layout base.

You can see some more layers in this page using the Timeless Calling Cards paper cut outs. Under the photo I have used the middle clock from the Roman Clock Set - Large. I used the Imagine Ink Mystic Plum embossing powder to color up the chipboard, adding some gesso for distressing.

I love the retro font used for the Timeless chipboard! This layout is called Timeless Beauty, which I happen to think my daughter is! I have used Imagine Ink Mystic Plum embossing powder and gesso again to color and distress the title.

I have added some gorgeous flowers and a nest which I think works well with the bird imagery in one of the calling cards. I have also tucked in some tags under the photo cluster. I also used Seedless Preserves distress ink and a stone wall mask to tone in with the papers. I added a bit of blue and brown splashes too.

I finished off my layout with a beautiful handcrafted butterfly by Renea.

Blue Fern Studio Supply List:
Timeless -Ma├žonnerie and Calling Card
Roman Clocks - Large
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Mystic Plum