February 26, 2016

Vintage Easter with Vintage Venture!

I was looking through my vintage images recently, getting ready to make some cards and I found these gorgeous Easter images that I had printed out last year, I thought they'd be perfect for my project this week! Vintage Venture has some lovely soft colors in it which are perfect for these cards.

My first card features the Carte paper and the Farewell paper. I covered the seam between the papers with some lace and also stitched around the edge of the card.  I added some gorgeous flowers from my stash then a twine bow and a paperclip to finish it off.

There were some really cool Easter images I found. Here is one again using the  Carte paper and the Farewell paper. I added some twine, some flowers and the "be happy" chipboard from Wycinaka.
I added stitching around the edge and another paper clip to finish it off.

I tend to stick to a theme when making a set of cards and this final one is no different. I used the Carte paper as my base and added a doily and vintage image with a lady and her basket of pastel eggs! Again I used flowers from my stash and a twine bow as well as gorgeous Wycinaka "love" chipboard. As I did before I finished off the card with some stitching and another little paper clip.

Hope you like my vintage image cards this week, I always love to use Riddersholm papers with them as they are a perfect match for vintage photos! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

February 14, 2016

Uniquely You

This month's theme at Berry71bleu is Venice Carnival! The moodboard is filled with lots of gold and vintage charm. Here is the gorgeous moodboard we used:

I just loved it! I found a great carnival photo and just had to use it! I kept to a brown and dark pink theme and loaded my chipboard up with gold embossing powder!

Here you can see the gorgeous rich text of the Imagine Ink 14 Karat Embossing Powder from Blue Fern Studios. I love the look it gives! I added some sewing and splashes as well as some background stamping for detail.

I used flowers from my stash in browns and deep pinks with a touch of gold.

Here you can see more of the rich gold on the beautiful dress form chipboard from Blue Fern Studios.

I just love how this turned out with the sewing and embossing added for texture.  I hope you join in with us and play along!!

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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!!