Friday 25 December 2015

Discover Dream Explore for Blue Fern Studios

Hi. Time for part two of my December Blue Fern Studios share :-)
I used the Juliannas Dream paper from the magical Ombre Dreams collection
Such a beautiful and feminine collection, and so versatile too! I always love the combination of yellow with purple. I can't say why I Love it so, except I find it sooo,sooo pretty!

And even here I have close ups to share:

I painted most of my chipboard pieces purple and gave them a lick of gesso on top to make them a bit more shabby.The Chained Bits look great here down the side of my photo. They are a good background for layering any kind of embellishment.

The Timeless Floral corner adds so much to a page. It's so great because you can turn it
any way you want so it will work in any corner The flowers are a combination of older/newer Prima Marketing and flowers from my stash.

I wanted a title that was not too overpowering so I went with a single chipboard word that I painted and clear embossed. The letter stickers by Prima were very glittery so I rubbed them with gesso to reduce the shiny aspect a little. I added some punched and die cut greenery as well made with the Tim Holtz  Laurel punch and the Sizzix Garden Greenery die.

And to round things off I have a couple of simple Christmas cards that I'd like to share with you.

The first one I made with one of the cards from the Christmas card sheet and added the bottom strip from a sheet down the sides. I used the Petal embossingpowder again.
The Framed Winter words are perfect for a card front.

On my second card you can see that even other non-christmassy collections can be used for seasonal cards. My background here is from the Montage collection, but the top sentiment is from the
Vintage Christmas collection of course. I added some bits from the Chain link 
chipboard panel that I painted a dark red. I used a little of the Cotton Candy Imagine Ink
on the background and  a stencil on top.

That was all from me! 
Again; Thank you so much to Leslie and Valerie for having me on the team for the last year. 
It's been a pleasure!!
In Sweden we celebrated yesterday, but I wish my foreign friends a wonderful peaceful 
Christmas Day whether you celebrate or not.
Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth!

Monday 21 December 2015

Time to say good bye.

Hi there friends.
Today is my last post on the Blue Fern Studios blog, It's been fun but of course everything has an end. I have enjoyed every minute of working with their gorgeous products. You will definitely see more of Blue Fern Studios around here in the fiture as well.

Today I want to share my first page using one of the pretty new papers from the  Vintage Christmas collection.

I also have some close ups of the details:

I used the Petal embossing enamel to treat my chipboards. That gorgeous round piece is called Twilight Garden Frame. I gave the Shabby snowflake (part of a set) the same treatment. 

I love the look of those tiny half pearls that I added to it!

On my background I used the Winter Mint and Cotton Candy Imagine Ink mists. I also used gesso and microbeads as well as a few paints.

For a title I used one of the designs on the Christmas cards sheet together with the word Christmas from one of the bottom strips.

I love the look of the strict stripes with the soft colourful blooms. 
These adorable pink larger blooms are the from the Bel Canto colletion by Prima Marketing.
They are surely one of my all time favourites!!

Thanks for dropping by! I'll have a couple of free days around Christmas so hopefully I will be back again with not too much of a delay this time :-) 
But just in case I don't see you again before X-mas I wish for you:
<3 <3 <3

Sunday 29 November 2015

2 gorgeous new collections from Blue Fern Studios; 'Timeless' and 'Blush'.

Hi, I hope the week end has been great and that it didn't feel as short as min,...LOL!
And now we are expecting a storm in a short while,..... I hope I'll be able to get to work tomorrow!!

I just thought I'd pop in for a quich share today while I have internet. 
Blue Fern Studios have done it again. Not just one, but two gorgeous new collections
will be in a shop near you shortly.

The first one is our Timeless Paper Collection.  You will love the vintage, distressed look.

The second is our Blush Paper Collection. This one features some gorgeous floral borders. 

Thanks for looking, I bet you can't wait to see the single sheets front and back.
We'll be sharing those with you soon.

Take care. Hugs!!

Sunday 22 November 2015

'Sparkle' for Blue Fern Studios, using 'Vintage Christmas'.

Hi, today we received the first taste of snow for this Winter. 
Large, fluffy white beautiful flakes fell from the skies only to turn into a less attractive wet, slightly grey mush on reaching the ground. Living in this part of Sweden we are pretty used to that. Yesterday the neighbouring villages (maybe an hour from here) got something like 8-10 inches of snow but we only got rain. I guess it's because we are right on the coast and at the very southern tip of the country. But no doubt we shall have some more snow to enjoy (and not just to look at) as the year advances and we get into Christmas mode. I'm looking forward to that!! :-)

My page today is one that I made for Blue Fern Studios using the latest lovely collection called Vintage Christmas. So many gorgeous colours and designs in that paper range. Unfortunately the pictures are not as good as I would have liked, because of the darker days here at th moment.

I used the Petal embossin-powder on the Holiday vine and the title-word 'Sparkle'. It has a soft pink tint to it that is really attractive. I cut the vine in two to elongate it to fit my page. A little bit of 'cheating' can be hidden with a few flowers :-)

As you can see I used a fair amount of the Pyrite glitter on my page as well. So much in fact that half the living-room is shiny and there is glitter in the cats fur to my daughters delight. I feel I shall have to be slightly more careful next time,.... Woops!....

I used the Winter Mint spray to colour my background and stamped a few small snowflakes here and there.

In the recent box that I got from the super generous people at Sizzix UK there was a new paper punch size large  by Tim Holtz called Laurel. I used it to punch out the small twigs/branches acattered here and there in my clusters. Pretty cute if you ask me!

From Sizzix I also got the set to make the gorgeous Poinsettas you see here. The set is the Winter Wishes Collection and even includes a small gift box (pillow-box style) and is really great value for money! Check it out HERE

That was all from me today
Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Sunday 1 November 2015

A page for Blue Fern Studios November sketch challenge.

Hi there!
Today is the day the new sketch is revealed on the Blue Fern Studios blog and I want to share that with you here as well to make sure you dont miss it :-) It truly is a great looking sketch!!

Don't you agree?

And here is my page using the new Vintage Christmas collection so full of gorgeous design and Christmas cheer. I used Deck the Halls, Noel, and Greeting Cards

I love how the large piece of chipboard in the back mimics the crown on my daughters head. I actually thought of this photo of her the moment I saw the sketch. Here in Sweden we celebrate 
St. Lucia on December 13th  and it's kind of a festival of light and our family go to church to listen to our youth choir sing beautiful seasonal songs. It's very special. 
Last year Beatrice was picked to be Lucia and she was so happy about it!!

I wanted to keep the colouring quite simple and traditional for this page so I added decorations in red white and green mainly, as well as some hemp string.

I painted the large chipboard piece, and piece de resistance, with an acrylic paint in a golden colour.
The magnificent piece of chipboard is called French Ironwork. When dry I stamped it with the Essential Textures stamp and also embossed the pattern with the Petal embossingpowder. 
I even used the stamp on my background. The other stamp set I used was Parisian Ironwork.

 I cut the caption 'Christmas Joy' from the Greeting Cards paper.

 To get some flowers that would match perfectly I decided to pull out my diecut machine and make some from scrach. I added pop dots between the layers to make the flowers more realistic.
I inked around the outlines of the pieces to make them stand out more. 
I used red dimensional Thickers with glitter for my title.

I hope you enjoyed my first seasonal page of the year!!

You can read all about the November challenge HERE.

Sunday 25 October 2015

A round canvas for Blue Fern Studios October sketch.

Hello again!
This round canvas is my second project for Blue Fern Studios this month. I had this canvas for a while, but being mostly a 'layout-girl' myself, I didn't quite know how to approach it. In the end I opted for creating the most beautiful and delicate background, (in my own humble opinion LOL ) 
just to cover the entire thing up..... I should have taken an in-between shot,... :-)

As inspiration for my canvas I used the October sketch by Michelle Singh. 
Lovely isn't it?

 I turned it upside down and took a free approach as you should with a sketch, 
but I think you can still see the resemblance. Read all about the challenge HERE.

I used calling cards from the Frolic collection as a title for my canvas.
The Butterfly Friends chipboard received a coat of white paint, some glitter and a light application of the green mist Imagine Ink Leaf. Also the large Frolic Mesh Bits chipboard was treated similarly.

I added a few leftover pieces of chipboard here and there, you can see them in the photo above. 
I dont ever throw those little tresures away :-)

Finally one more close up close up of the gorgeous Butterfly Friends, inked and glittered !

Thank you so much for taking a lok at my canvas and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!


Friday 23 October 2015

'A Perfect Moment' for Blue Fern Studios

Hello friends!!
Only one week left of October,...where did time go?  Every year flies by faster than the other and today I actually found the  Blue Fern Studios Christmas collection on my 'doorstep'.
As you would expect it is totally gorgeous, but that will be for another post. 
Today I have a project to show you that uses Autumn Anthology.

I used the Robin paper as a base and the Cottage paper on top.  I used a brayer to add a thin layer of           gesso to prime my paper for the Imagine Ink Sky mist and the Love Story 2 stamp set.

I cut a piece from the Shabby Brick Panel chipboard and haphazardly  painted it white. I then just gave it a slight splash of the same mist I used earlier. 
And can you see that tiny little aprocot coloured blossom? I made it with the Tiny Tattered Florals set from Sizzix. (660227). And those lovely looking script words are made using another  Sizzix die Friendship Words: Script. (660225)

I picked a choipboard title to suit my page and after priming with gesso I painted it with blue acrylic paint. To finish the look I added some Distress stickles on top. I used a third choipboard piece here as well, but it may be hard to detect,....-It's the arrow from the Directions set. 
But instead of painting it, this time I covered it in a cute washi tape. 

So here's a closer look at the pretty colours in this page, and as you see I also cut some strips of other                                 pretty papers in this collection just so I could do a little layering.

And finally a real close look at my title. It was first gessoed then painted and finally 
I gave it a lick of some distress stickles.

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I am so grateful that some of  of you still drop by on a regular basis even though I don't have much to share with you lately. 
I spend so much time at work there is not much left to be creative :-) 
Hopefully that will im,prove soon!!


Wednesday 14 October 2015

Win a new Sizzix Big Shot!!

Don't miss out on the chance to win one of these attractive and 
oh so useful new machines!

Yup, I have something exciting to share with you today. 
Sizzix is giving you the chance to win a brand new Sizzix Big Shot machine. 
As this is the whole kit it means you get he Big Shot machine AND lots of goodies too!
Check it out over HERE

               Of course many of you are already familiar with the Big Shot but  you would definitely enjoy 
                                                      seeing the contents of the starter kit :-P 

Closing date : Friday 6th November 2015 at 10am GMT.

Friday 2 October 2015

Vintage Christmas and other news from Blue Fern Studios.

It's never too early for a great Holiday collection, right? :-)
Blue Fern Studios have come up with the perfect collection to get you in the holiday mood.
 I will share the latest images of the Vintage Christmas as well as some more 
awesome news from them.

If you plan to make cards, tags, or gifts for your family and friends, this beautiful collection will 
definitely get you started.  -And don't forget those projects for your home,.... or how about 
displaying a few layouts with photos of Christmas past?  
The Blue Fern Vintage Christmas collection is just what you need.  

Here are some more close ups of this elegant paper collection; featuring shades of 
blue, green, red, pink, and neutral tones, all with a true vintage look. 

Those 'calling cards' are just perfect for all those fun to make Christmascards 
to be started on sooner than you think! :-)

We are also excited to introduce a brand new line of products called Imagine Ink.  These products were created to coordinate with the Vintage Christmas line.  No more searching for just the right color of mist, embossing powder, or glitter.  We have done all the work for you!

Our three new mists are Cotton Candy, Jingle Bells, and Winter Mint and they are sure to add just the right amount of luster and interest to your projects.

And they have added glitter!  
These three colors, Phoenix, Caribbean, and Pyrite will bring just the right amount of sparkle!

Now,...wouldn't it be wonderful to have some coordinating Embossing Powder?  
We have taken care of that, too.  What an awesome way to enhance our chipboard designs!  
Once again, we have taken the guess-work out of it by selecting four colors that will coordinate with the Vintage Christmas collection - Lucky, Poinsettia, Petal, and Fern

Thanks for looking in to see some of the new products coming soon from Blue Fern Studios.
Have a lovely week end all of you!!

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