October 6, 2016

October Projects for Blue Fern Studios

This month I wanted to do some more autumn themed layouts, because, well, I am in love with the autumn season, the colors, the leaves, everything... And of course I love the Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology and knew it needed to be used for this season!!


My first layout features my eldest Aine a few years back with an autumnal backdrop. Her red hair is always great for autumn layouts too!! For the base of the layout I used the gorgeous Penmanship paper. I just love the illustrations, a mixture of gorgeous fall flowers and mushrooms and fountain pens and vintage illustrations!  I always find the Calling Cards cutouts perfect for layering under my photos and the back side of the calling cards was just as gorgeous as the cut out images.


Here you can see the I Think You're Wonderful and Circle Flourish- Small chipboards embossed in the Tangerine Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.


I chose some beautiful peach colored Attic Charm Daisies and Courtship Blooms in dark brown to add to my layout. In the background you can see the splashes of ink and stamping I added to the layout using the Halftone stamp set, the Making Plans Stamp and the Essential Textures stamp set. I love the extra depth and texture stamping can give.


In my final photo here you can see the Turkish Bits chipboard I tucked in under the photo cluster. I used the gorgeous Amethyst Imagine Ink Embossing Powder to add a gorgeous color to it.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology Collection~Penmanship
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
I Think You're Wonderful
Circle Flourish - Small
Turkish Bits

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Tangerine
Amethyst

Stamps:
Halftone
Making Plans
Essential Textures

Flowers:
Courtship Blooms
Attic Charm Daisies


I went for a mix of modern and vintage for this layout. I had this great photo of my girls and some friends from years back and there are some adorable smiles in this photo, so of course it had to have the Million Dollar Smile as it title!  The paper I used here for the base is the flip side of the same paper above, Penmanship. I loved both sides so had to use both my papers this time!!



Here you can see I used the Million Dollar Smile for the title of my layout, embossing it and the Captured arrow chipboard from the Picture Perfect set in the beautiful Sea Mist Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. 


Here you can see the Calling Cards cutouts I layered under the photo, as well as the splashing and stamping I did in the background using the Forever stamp set.  I cut a piece down from the smaller Film Strip chipboard set and embossed it in Melon Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.


In my final photo for this layout you can see the big Film Strip accent I added again in the Melon Imagine Ink Embossing Powder, along with the beautiful orange Tranquil Bloom and aqua colored Spring Lily.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology Collection~Penmanship
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Million Dollar Smile
Film Strips
Picture Perfect

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sea Mist
Melon

Stamps:
Forever

Flowers:
Tranquil Blooms
Spring Lilies


For my final layout I used the beautiful Timeless collection. The base paper is the beautiful Papillon paper. My eldest as you might have guessed from past months, loves to dance, so  it won't surprise you to see another photo of her and her friends in swan gear this time! Such a lovely photo captured, I just had to scrap it, my girl is the second from the right lol. 


For the title of my page I used the Dreams Come True chipboard.  The photo is clustered yet again on the top of the always perfect Calling Cards cutouts used for layering behind the photo. Here you can see a good view of the mixed media background I did using mist splatters, watercolors, molding paste and masking and lots of stamps including the Making Plans, Forever and Essential Textures stamps.


The flowers I included in the layout are the Attic Charm Daisies, Courtship Blooms and Harvest Lilies, so beautiful!


In this photo you can see the Tattered Diamond Bits and Royal Monarch chipboard. The diamonds have been embossed in the Oatmeal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder while the butterfly has been embossed with the Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and the edges have been additionally embossed in 14 Karat Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology Collection~Papillons
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Dreams Come True
Tattered Diamond Bits
Royal Monarchs

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy
Oatmeal
14 Karat

Stamps:
Making Plans
Essential Textures
Forever

Flowers:
Harvest Lilies
Courtship Blooms
Attic Charm Daisies

I have really enjoyed making this month's layouts and am very much looking forward to the gorgeous new Memoires collection to work with next month!! Thank you so much for visiting!!!

October 1, 2016

Blue Fern Studios October Challenge

It's October 1st and that means a new challenge at Blue Fern Studios.  This month we are doing a sketch challenge! We hope that you will find the time to play along! For some DT inspiration, please visit our blog here.



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