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June 6, 2016

Attic Charm Layouts for Blue Fern Studios

I have a big interest in genealogy and when I was younger my aunt gave me copies of many photos of our ancestors, I have some really great images and this month I decided to use family vintage photos for all of my layouts! I just love preserving our history a little bit this way.


For my first layout I feature a gorgeous photo of my grandfather Ernie Jones, circa 1910. I just love the way he is dressed and how they have him seated at a table. I used the Attic Charm Attic Key paper as my base and the gorgeous Mercantile paper featuring the chair image to reflect this in the layers I added to the layout. My title Treasure came form the Calling Cards page.


In this close up you can see the gorgeous Attic Trunk chipboard piece which has been embossed with Imagine Ink Embossing Powder in Ginger and "antiqued" with Sage Embossing Powder!  I have added some Attic Charm Daisies and Courtship Blooms.


In this close up you can see the Mini Flourish covered in gorgeous Imagine Ink Fool's Gold Glitter. I did a lot of background work and I have stamped the Halftone stamps, the postmark stamp from the Desk Set stamp set and a favorite of mine the cross texture stamp from Forever stamp set.  I added mist and masking using my texture paste.


There are lots of gorgeous Blue Fern Flowers on this layout, I have used the Attic Charm Glitter RosesCourtship Blooms and Tranquil Lilies.  I have used the Imagine Ink Fool's Gold Glitter again to color the Vintage Lock chipboard.  I finished off the layout with lots of stitching around the edges.


Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Attic Key
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Attic Trunk
Mini Flourishes
Vintage Locks

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Ginger
Sage

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Fool's Gold

Stamps:
Desk Set
Forever
Halftone


This next layout features my great grandmother, Helen Tobin, when she was a young girl along with her sister. I just love the pose with the flower basket and chair...they don't look too happy here but I think they had to stand still for ages back in those days to take the photos!  The base of the layout is the gorgeous Haberdashery paper.


Here in this closeup you can see a cutout from the Calling Cards paper, "The Good Old Days". I have also used the Mercantile paper to build up my layers. Lots of Courtship Blooms here and Attic Charm Daisies.


I used the Graduated Squares and embossed them in Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and added these to my layers. I tucked in another cut out from the Calling Cards paper and added some kraft tags for journaling.


In my final close up for this layout you can see my trio of chipboard (Film Strip, Vintage Locks, and Adorable) embossed in the gorgeous Ginger Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I have added some stamping of the cross background stamp for the Forever stamp set. I also love the Making Plans stamp as it is a collage of some of my favorite texture backgrounds and depending on what part of the stamp I ink up I can get book page, script, rules, blue prints, or several other gorgeous patterns! The final stamp I added to the background is the needle book stamp from the Needlework stamp set, randomly around the edges. I added some misting and some masking with texture paste and a bit of splattering. To finish off this layout I added some stitching around the edges.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Haberdashery
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Graduated Squares
Vintage Locks
Adorable
Film Strips

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy
Ginger

Stamps:
Forever
Making Plans
Needlework


My final layout is a layout I did for the sketch challenge. This photo is of my Great Aunt Marge who had it taken for my Great Uncle Les before he went off to war. He took it with him to remember her and I called this layout Patience because that is what they needed to make it through war time to see each other again and go on to have many years together and many many children!  For the base paper for this layout I chose the Attic Charm Curio paper. I took many cut outs from the Calling Cards paper to layer under my photo.  Here is the challenge sketch if you want to join in!



In this closeup you can see the gorgeous Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Daisies, as well as a Courtship Rose. I have layered the huge beautiful Roman Clock Set - Large, embossed with Imagine Ink Embossing Powder in Oatmeal underneath the photo.


I embossed the Patience chipboard piece with Imagine Ink Embossing Powder in Mushroom as well as flecks of Oatmeal.  I have added lace and pears to match her dress and necklace as part of my layout and I have tucked in some Bits of Honey chipboard pieces into the photo cluster as well.


To finish off the layout I added some background stamping using the gorgeous cross texture stamp yet again from the Forever set. I added the brick wall stamp from Essential Textures and also the clock stamp from the Bird Vignettes stamp set.  I tucked in a tag with some typed journaling about my great aunt's story and added some stitching again to finish off the layout.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Curio
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Bits of Honey
Roman Clock - Large
Patience

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Oatmeal
Mushroom

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Forever
Bird Vignettes

I really enjoyed with Attic Charm set of layouts with a family history theme. I love that the photos are all my relations! I just love the care they took when making photos back then and am grateful for all the gorgeous memories! I hope you enjoyed these and am glad you took the time to visit! The Attic Charm collection is a gorgeous one!



June 1, 2016

Come Join Us for the June Challenge at Blue Fern Studios!

 It's time for another new sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios and
 Michele Singh has created another beautiful sketch exclusively for Blue Fern Studios for June.   


Here is my take on it:


This is a photo of my Great Aunt Marge. She had it made for my Great Uncle when he went off to WWII. The title Patience is for both of them as they waited to see each other when he returned. I love that she made such a beautiful photo for him to take with him. I added pearls like she wore in the photo and some vintage lace to fit with the theme and typed my journaling onto the tag.

Will you play along, there is an awesome package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard for a randomly chosen winner and a chance to be chosen for a feature!

The sketch challenge rules:

One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!
In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 
2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.
3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}
4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the Blue Fern Studios Blog
midnight EST on May 31, 2016.

Hope you will join us!  
For inspiration from our design team, please visit the Blue Ferns Studio Blog here.

May 24, 2016

Attic Charm, Blue Fern Studios Newest Release!!



Blue Fern Studios has done it again with a gorgeous new vintage collection which includes paper, chipboard, embossing powder, glitter, stamps and amazing new flowers! 

Check Here to see the full collection! 

May 20, 2016

Wedding Cards with Riddesholm Designs Tailgate Marked


In the northern hemisphere we are heading into summer and wedding season. This week I decided I needed to do a few wedding cards and I chose the gorgeous Tailgate Marked collection to make my cards.


For my first card I chose the gorgeous Bygone Era paper as my base. I added a doily from my stash and started piling the card with flowers from my stash. Calla lilies always remind me of weddings so I tucked one in my flower cluster here. To finish off the card I stitched around the edge of the card base and the photo!


For my second card I used the Poppy paper for my base. I always like to make themed cards in sets and I again stitched around my card base and photo for this card and tucked a doily underneath. For this one I also piled on the flower and added a sumptuous bow of ribbon and lace.

I absolutely love all the paper collections the Connie designs. Tailgate Marked is a gorgeous vintage set in my favorite blues and browns and is a standby favorite for me.  I hope you enjoyed these cards, and thank you so much for visiting!!

May 6, 2016

May Projects for Blue Fern Studios

I am absolutely in love with the beautiful new Blue Fern Studio's Tranquility collection.  I love the earthy, natural, calming colors and themes in the collection. I decided I would do all my May layouts using the new collection and the gorgeous new flowers that match with it.


For my first layout, I actually let the beautiful orange flowers of the Tranquil Blooms inspire my choice of image! I just love this beautiful vintage image and I though she just radiated calmness in this photo!  I layered some pieces from the Tranquility Calling Cards Paper under the photo, using the Blissful paper for my base.


In this closeup you can see the Calm chipboard and Mini Flourishes which I embossed with Imagine Ink Chili Powder embossing powder.


I added lots of stamps to this layout background, including the Forever texture and chain stamp and the Making Plans stamp.


In addition to the beautiful Tranquil Blooms, I added some smaller flowers from the Courtship Blooms. I added some orange splashes to my background.


Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Blissful
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Calm
Mini Flourishes

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Chili Powder

Stamps:
Forever
Making Plans



I just love this beautiful Patience paper I used for this layout. Again, I love to use the Calling Cards to layer under my images for extra layers and details. I chose this sweet photo of my daughter. She loves to practice her makeup and takes photos for Instagram!! I stole this one and played with it making it soft focused and black and white for a calm feeling.


I used the gorgeous Spring Frame chipboard to frame the photo of my daughter, using the Image Ink Breeze embossing powder and Sunshine glitter to add some special touches.  I just love all the names, the spring frame with Breeze and Sunshine, perfect!! In my flower cluster I added gorgeous Tranquility Blooms and Courtship Blooms flowers, along with a fun Prima nest!!


Here you can see Hushed chipboard word as well as my background stamping using a flower from the Country Garden stamp set in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the gorgeous brick wall stamp from the Essential Textures stamp set in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.


I finished the layout off with a bit of splashes using green mist. I like the sweet effect the Imagine Ink Sunshine glitter gives to the flowers on the Spring Frame!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Patience
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Hushed
Spring Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Breeze

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Sunshine

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Country Garden




For my final layout I chose another serene looking vintage image! I love this beautiful image of a girl with a hint of blue in her dress. I thought it fit this beautiful Calm paper from the Tranquility collection perfectly.


This layout features a lot of flowers from the Tranquil Roses and Lilies flower set. I used the Serenity chipboard, embossed in Imagine Ink Seven Seas embossing powder. I also used the Tranquil Foliage, embossing it in both Imagine Ink Sage and Seven Seas embossing powder.


Here you can see the many layers I used from the Calling Cards paper, adding more lilies and roses from the Tranquil Blooms flowers.


For the background of my layout I used the Arcadia Textures stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink, adding lots of butterflies from the Bourbon Street stamp set. I finished off the layout with some masking and molding paste and some splashes of blue ink.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calm
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Serenity
Tranquil Foliage

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Seven Seas
Sage

Stamps:
Arcadia Textures
Bourbon Street

I really enjoyed working on my layouts this month, and I hope you liked this look at the gorgeous Tranquility collection of paper, flowers, and chipboad!

May 5, 2016

Christmas in May? A Layout for Riddersholm Designs



I have so many beautiful Riddersholm papers in my stash and this week when looking for the perfect pinks to match my vintage image, I found them in the gorgeous Christmas Story line!!!


Here you can see the gorgeous flowers from my stash nestled around my image. I have added gorgeous Wycinaka chatelaine chipboard. I added a fun "moments" lightbulb from Prima as well.  My base page is called Nebula and the lighter pink paper tucket under the photo is called Father Claus, both from the Christmas Story line.


I added some masking to the background of my pages and added the gorgeous Riddersholm Designs Glitter Glass in clear. I have added a gorgeous Reneabouquet butterfly whose colors and roses fit in perfectly with this layout.


To finish off my layout I added some tiny text, another Wycinaka flourish chipboard and some stitching around the edges. Christmas isn't just for Christmas anymore!!!

May 1, 2016

New Sketch Challenge over at Blue Fern Studios!

 It's time for another new sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios and
 Michele Singh has created another beautiful sketch exclusively for Blue Fern Studios for May.   


Will you play along, there is an awesome package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard for a randomly chosen winner and a chance to be chosen for a feature!

The sketch challenge rules:

One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!
In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 
2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.
3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}
4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the Blue Fern Studios Blog
midnight EST on May 31, 2016.

Hope you will join us!  
For inspiration from our design team, please visit the Blue Ferns Studio Blog here.