Friday, February 17, 2017

Meet the New Guy - Chester(ville)

Have you met the new guys we are calling Chesterville?  They are all the rage right now.  Everyone is in love with our new paper collection designed by the super talented Manuela Zimmerman.  It's got grunge, attitude, and a whole lot of distress.  Our designers have been creating some amazing layouts with Chesterville!  Here.........take a look at all 10 double-side papers in the collection:

So, what do you think?  Aren't these guys handsome!
Of course we have stamps, chipboard, flowers, embossing powder and glitter that coordinate with Chesterville.  Check back next week for all the accessories!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Inspirations with a video by Annie Samson

I am so happy today to share with you 2 layouts made with the new collection Chesterville.

This collection is amazing and so versatile.

For my first layout, Sassy,  I have used the back side of the Keswick paper of the Chesterville collection.

To add texture to my backgroud, I have used the Essential Tertures Stamp Set with brown ink and Forest Most embossing powder. I use a stensil with modeling past and add Forest Most embosing powder on top of it . Than, I have used green ink to add color to the paper.

To add texture on my chipboard, I use Forest Most and Peacock embossing powder. For my title chipboard, I have brushed wite gesso on top of it.

To embellish my layout, I have used flowers from the Attic Charm Glitter RosesHarvest Lilies and Late Winther Lilies.

 Here the list of the Blue Fern Studios products I have used on my layout

Keswick paper of the Chesterville collection

Essential Tertures

Embossing powder
Forest Most

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Harvest Lilies
Late Winther Lilies

New chipboard of the Chesterville collection
Sassy title of the cute, sweet, sassy kit

For my second layout, Cute Stuff, I have used the Whitford paper of the Chesterville Collection.

Here a video of my creative process for this layout

Here the list of the Blue Fern Studios products I have used for this layout

Whitford paper of the Chesterville collection

Essential Tertures

Embossing powder
It's a girl

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Courtship roses

Damask panel
Cute Stuff of the Good vibe kit

Thanks for your visit, Annie

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ocean Blue

Today we welcome back Daria, our Blue Fern Fan of the Month.  This gorgeous ocean blue paper is from the Heartland Collection.  It is so perfect with the photo Daria has used for her layout.

Daria has built some amazing texture on her layout.  
The flowers that are framing the photo are from the Heartland Bloossoms and Dark Tropic Lilies collections.   

The chipboard piece has been embellished with Blue Fern Stormy Sea and Breeze embossing powders.  

Be sure to check back next week when Daria will have another project to share!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Projects by Babi

Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share with you my new projects with the upcoming collection Chesterville.  It's such a beatiful grunge style collection and  it will be available soon for you to work with it.

I used the Chesterville - Bretton and Whitford papers to create my first project, called "Smile Today".

I applied some texture paste with stencil, watercolor and paint to create a more girly background.

Then, I covered  the Manchester Frame Chipboard with Antique Gold and Fern embossing powder and acrylic paint.

I finished  the layout with some gorgeous paper flowers - Spring  and Late Winter Lilies.  

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:
Papers: Chesterville - Bretton  and Whitford 
Chipboard: Manchester Frame
Embossing Powder: Fern and Antique Gold
Flowers: Spring and Late Winter Lilies


My next projet is a  mini album  that I made with several papers from  Chesterville collection. You can check the names in the supplies list.

For the Cover I used the Chesterville GeorgeChester and Holmes  papers.

I used the Texture Wildflowers for the coverthen I embossed it  with  Antique Gold (a must have :)) and Fern Embossing Powder.

I stamped on a vellum paper a few images of the  Widget Stamp and added  Snow Embossing Powder to it.

To finish, I added some embellishments, gesso and watercolor to create more dimension.

Now I would like to share my video tutorial that shows  how I decorated the cover for my mini album. You can see the whole project at the end of the video.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:
Papers: Chesterville (Barton, Bretton, Buckley, Chester, Geroge, Hargrave, Holmes, Keswick, Preston).
Chipboard: Texture Wildflowers, Romantic Page Dangles, Shabby Bricks Bits and Checker Bits and Gears
Embossing Powder: Antique Gold, Fern and Snow
Stamp: Widget
**Hope you enjoy it**
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, February 10, 2017

February Inspiration by Halyna Protsenko

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans! 

Today I want to share my inspiration with you!!! I created light mixed media layout "Dreams have not limits" and recorded video tutorial for you))))
And more details)))

Here's the video step-by-step layout tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

Blue Fern Studios products used:

- Serendipity - Reminisce
- Tranquility - Calling Cards
- Autumn Anthology - Newsworthy

Embossing powders:
- Oatmeal

- Attic Charm Daisies
- Attic Charm Glitter Roses
- Harvest Lilies

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects))) See you next time!!!
Hugs, Halyna.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Inspirations by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios Fans! I am so excited to share three new projects with you! This month, I had the chance to work with the soon to come Chesterville paper collection. This collection is absolutely gorgeous, it's a must have, trust me! First, let me show you my first layout I did with the Attic Charm collection.


I used the paper Attic Charm 'Sachet' to start this project. First, I made a textured background with a stencil and modeling paste. I used pink and yellow inks to add colors on my background. I also add details with the 'Vintage Phrase' and 'Essential Textures' stamps and black ink.

Then, I embossed my chipboard 'Leaf Swirled Frame' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Cotton Candy'.  I used pieces of Attic Charm 'Calling Cards' paper to put under my picture. 

I add a lot of Blue Fern Studios flowers around my picture.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Attic Charm 'Sachet'
Attic Charm 'Calling Cards'

Leaf Swirled Frame
French Adjectives 1

Embossing Powder
 BFS Imagine Ink 'Cotton Candy'

Vintage Phrase
Essential Textures

Attic Charm Daisies
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Harvest Lilies


I did my second layout on the gorgeous paper 'Barton' of the soon to come collection Chesterville. I did a background with modeling paste, stencil and brown paste. I add blue and brown inks on top of it.

I embossed my chipboards Printer's Bits with BFS Imagine Ink 'Nutmeg'. I embossed my title with BFS Imagine Ink 'Sand and Sea' embossing powder.Then, I add some Blue Fern Studios flowers. 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Chesterville 'Barton'

Printer's Bits
Perfect, Adorable, Special

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Nutmeg'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Sand and Sea'

Dark Tropic Lilies
Late Winter Lilies
Courtship Roses


I did my third layout on the Chesterville 'Breton' paper. I love this paper! I did a background with a stencil and modeling paste. I add texture with brown paste and color with pink ink.

I embossed my title with BFS Imagine Ink 'Oatmeal'.

I embossed the chipboard 'Beaded Flourish' with BFS Imagine Ink 'Mushroom'.

Then, I add many Blue Fern Studios flowers.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Chesterville 'Breton'
Tranuility 'Calling Cards'

Beaded Flourish
French Words

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Mushroom'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Oatmeal'

Attic Charm Daisies
Dark Tropic Lilies
Courtship Roses
Heartland Roses and Bloom

I hope you have found some inspiration! I wish you a nice crafty day!

Catherine Giguère

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Heartland with Daria

Today we are excited to once again feature our "Blue Fern Fan of the Month", Daria Makarova.  For this week's layout, Daria has used the lovely "Sweet on You " paper from the Heartland Collection.

Daria used this paper "because it is very beautiful and romantic".  She has added some texture paste and a few layers of paper to build the background.  The chipboard pieces (Quatrefoil Panel and Chesterville Collage) have been painted, then embossed using Blue Fern Wheat Embossing Powder.

The leaf accents are from a stamped image that was embossed with Wheat Embossing Powder, then cut out and tucked behind the photo.

Daria has added flowers from the Heartland Roses and Blooms, Spring Lilies, and Courtship Roses.  Sprinkled throughout her layout you can also see where she has stamped bits of the Royale Collage Stamp.

A big thank you to Daria for using the Heartland Collection in such a gorgeous way.
Be sure to check back next week when we will have another layout from Daria!