Monday, June 6, 2016

Music Box~Hidden Treasures Created With Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection

And for my last project I created a Music Book Box with Tag Set tucked inside, because we all know that attics are full of all kinds of knick knacks with hidden treasures inside them!! I of course used the Blue Fern Attic Charm Collection to create this magical piece.

The box was covered with layers of Blue Fern Attic Charm Generation and Attic Key Papers along with lots of lace and Tulle Lace to capture the ballerina look. I added a Blue Fern Framed Trinket to the top of the box that I two tone painted added pearls to, and placed a mulberry paper into the center of , and then added some resin ballet slippers to.

The focal piece is a gorgeous Blue Fern Music Box Chipboard Piece that I did layers of techniques on. The ballerina body was painted in white crackle paint then inked with tea dye ink. She was then given a tulle tutu with rose bud. The top of the box was colored with gelatos, the bottom was painted pink then stippled with white gesso, and pearls were added as accents. The "key" was heat embossed with Imagine Ink Icicle Embossing Powder.

I added mulberry paper flowers, a Blue Fern Attic Charm Daisy,  a rhinestone and pearl button, and some of my Tiny Treasure hand crafted Love Story Butterflies.

For the page sides of the book, I took two Blue Fern Dangle Borders, painted them with white gesso and then cut them down and added them to the sides. I just love how romantic and gorgeous they look!!!

For the spine side of the book, I added Flower Girl Lace and a pink chiffon flower.

For the back side, I covered it in more of the Attic Charm Key Paper, then randomly crackle painted it and inked it with tea dye ink for a love worn looked.

The inside of the Book Box was covered with Attic Charm Papers, and the tag album tucks inside.

I created the tag album out of  pieces of the Attic Charm Papers, and the topper pieces were created with Attic Charm Calling Cards.

I used lots of laces,


and romantic touches,

to create sweet spots for small photos,

or journaling.

I hope you have enjoyed rummaging through the attic with me and that I have inspired you to grab some of those new Blue Fern Attic Charm Papers, Chipboards, Flowers, and Imagine Ink Mediums, to create your own attic treasures!!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Supply List:
Attic Charm Attic Key
Attic Charm Calling Cards
Attic Charm Foyer
Attic Charm Generation
Attic Charm Merchantile

Music Box
Dangle Border
Framed Trinkets

Imagine Ink:
Icicle Embossing Powder

Attic Charm Daisies

Items from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Vintage Photos In The Attic~Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Layout

In keeping with this month's theme, things that one would find in their attic, I created this layout using an old Vintage Photo and the Blue Fern Attic Charm Collection.

I started with a layer of Blue Fern Attic Charm Haberdashery Paper, and then took a piece of  Attic Charm Sachet Paper and punched and sewed the edging. 

I cut a Blue Fern Wild Flourish Bundle in half, heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Sage Embossing Powder, then randomly dabbed it with clear embossing powder and sprinkled it with Imagine Ink Peridot Glitter.

I added lots of Mulberry Paper Flowers, Blue Fern Attic Charm Daisies and Courtship Blooms, along with a large Chiffon Flower and foliage. I then added some of my hand crafted Oh So Butterlicious Butterflies for added Dimension and Texture.

I took a Blue Fern Fancy Bird Cage Chipboard Piece, cut the pole and then attached the cage with a rhinestone button. I treated the chipboard with Gesso, Chunky Glitter Glass and added lace and mini roses. the little bird is from the Blue Fern All Natural Set,  and is heat embossed with Imagine Ink 14 KT embossing powder, and glitter painted accents.

Here is a close up of the Bird Cage. Such a focal point piece for any project!!!

And here is a Dimensional look at all the layering and techniques.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Attic Charm Sachet
Attic Charm Haberdashery

Fancy Bird Cage
All Natural Set (Little Bird)

Organic Vine Corner

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wedding Dresses In The Attic~Blue Fern Sketch Layout Using Attic Charm

I just love the extremely, romantic new Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection! It inspired me to create projects surrounding things that you would find tucked away in your attic. This one features a wedding dress. I can just see a young girl rummaging through her grandma's attic, opening up a trunk and finding a gorgeous confection that her loved one once walked down the isle in.

The layout is based on this month's Blue Fern Sketch and you can join in on the challenge on the blog here:

I started with a layer of Attic Charm Merchantile Paper, then took a piece of Attic Charm Sachet Paper, heavily distressed and inked it, then sewed it so that I could lift the edges for dimension.
I added White Crackle Paint Accents that I over inked randomly onto the page to add an aged effect.

Next, I layered on some wide Sweetheart Lace, and then cut down a piece of Attic Charm Foyer Paper, inked and sewed the edges and created a matte for my photo.

I used the new Blue Fern Looped Frames Chipboard, to form a double circle layer under the photo. I treated the chipboard with White Crackle Paste, then randomly colored places with a distress marker and then sprinkled the pieces with Silver Pink Shard Glitter Glass.

Here you can see the bottom, smaller frame. I added Courtship Blooms and Mulberry Paper Flowers to each frame, and then added some of my hand crafted Debutante Glitter Glass Butterflies to add even more romance.

At the side of the photo, I used Blue Fern Tranquil Roses & Lilies, more mulberry paper flowers, foliage, and some gauze I shredded and added beads to.

I repeated a smaller piece at the bottom corner.

Here, I took a Blue Fern Serendipity Words 1 Inspiration Chipboard piece, inked it then added shading with a distress marker.

Here is a shot so that you can see all the dimension and texture that you can capture with those quality Blue Fern Products.

I hope you have enjoyed my first found Attic Treasure project and will join me for the next two!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Attic Charm-Foyer
Attic Charm-Sachet
Attic Charm Mercantile

Looped Frames
Serendipity Words 1 (Inspiration)
Tranquil Roses & Lilies
Courtship Blooms

Friday, May 6, 2016

Stillness Pocket Journal Created With The Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~

For my last Blue Fern Studios Project this month, I have a Vintage look pocket journal to share with you. I used the new Tranquility Paper Collection and lots of YUMMY Blue Fern goodies to put this one together with. 

For the base of the folder I took a piece of the Blue Fern Tranquility-Blissful Paper,  folded it in half to get a Width of 6 Inches, and cut it down to a 9 Inch Length, and then cut out an angle so that I could glue the edges and form my pocket for all my tuck ins.
I added lace down the side, 

and then took a Blue Fern Parisian Ornament, and first coated it with Imagine Ink Pearl Embossing Powder, and then top coated it with Imagine Ink Snow Embossing Powder. Both layers were heat seat and the double layer gave me the look of aged white, Wrought Iron-love it!!!

I added on a Blue Fern Calling Card from the Tranquility paper that I distressed the edges on.
Next came some Blue Fern Tranquil & Courtship Blooms, along with some mulberry paper flowers and leaves. I added a sweet metal, handmade tag and one of my hand crafted Tiny Treasures Emmie's Dream Butterflies. 

At the fop corner of my pocket, I added a Baroque Metal Frame and filled it with more flowers. Added a Vintage look metal clip that I took some of the paper with the word "stillness" on it and mounted it under the glass cabochon.

Here you can see all the tuck ins that I created using the Blue Fern Tranquility Calling Cards. They include:
2 Large Double Sided Pull Outs
1-Folded Piece
2-Smaller Note Cards

Thank you so much for the visit!! I hope that you have enjoyed all of my May projects, and that you get a chance to grab some of those amazing Blue Fern Products and create something beautiful for yourself!! Until next time, Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Tranquility-Calling Cards

Persian Ornament

Tranquility Blooms
Courtship Blooms

Imagine Ink:
Snow Embossing Powder

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Blue Fern Layout~Hushed Tranquility

I love working with natural fibers, colors and subject matter, and the new Blue Fern Tranquility Collection has the perfect colors for layering in with those natural accents!! The following is a layout that I created that expresses my love for nature, and creates a Hushed Tranquility: 

The background layer is Blue Fern Tranquility Blissful Paper, and the 2nd layer is the Blue Fern Jubilation Paper that has been distressed heavily along the edges.

I used some Burlap Fabric that I cut down and frayed the edges on for a photo matte, added my photo and then topped it with a Blue Fern Treasured Floral Frame, 

 that I first inked then dabbed with embossing ink and heat embossed with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Ink, adding on some mulberry paper flowers for accents.

Here you can see all the detail on the frame.

I just love the wood grain feel of this paper!

At the top corner of my layout, I added a large Blue Fern Tranquility Roses and Lillies Flower , a Blue Fern Courtships Flower,  feathers, some stash mulberry paper flowers, and then took some of the pieces that I frayed off the burlap fabric tied them together and tucked them in.
My hand crafted Secret Garden Butterflies contained the perfect colors to accent with!

For the bricks that you see throughout this layout, I used the Blue Fern Shabby Brick Bits that I cut into pieces embossed with Imagine Ink Nutmeg Embossing Powder, and then dabbed embossing ink randomly onto them, sprinkled them with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder, and heat set that. I then took some of the centers and painted them with some sand texture paste and put them back into the skeletons. 

I added some of the texture painted bricks to the peek a boo at the bottom as well.

For the large flower layer, I added more feathers, more burlap strings, some more of the Blue Fern Tranquil and Courtship Flowers, a sweet bird nest, a burlap daisy and more mulberry paper flowers.

For the title work, I used another chipboard piece from the Leafy Page Accents, and a Blue Fern Hushed from the Serenity, Calm, Hushed Word Chipboard Set.

I first heat embossed the pieces with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder, and then did some random embossing on the Hushed piece with Imagine Ink Breeze Embossing Powder, and added flower accents.

Here you can see all the dimension and textures that I achieved using all of the Blue Fern Studios Products.

This layout sets the tone for a Hushed, Serene place! I think I will go find one for myself now. Hope you find some time for some Hushed Tranquility in your week. Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Treasured Floral Frame
Shabby Brick Bits
Leafy Page Accents
Serenity, Calm, Hushed, Set (I used Hushed)

Tranquil Blooms
Courtship Blooms

Imagine Ink:
Oatmeal Embossing Powder
Nutmeg Embossing Powder
Breeze Embossing Powder

Items used from and the  Reneabouquets Etsy:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tranquility~Blue Fern Studios Sketch Layout

For one of my Projects, I teamed up the Blue Fern Studios May Sketch with the newest Paper Release Tranquility. I love this paper collection!! The natural, slightly grungy paper designs allowed me to capture one of my FAV looks, Country Chic!!
The following is this month's sketch, and you can join in on the sketch challenge on the Blue Fern Studios Blog here:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I started with 2 layers of the Blue Fern Tranquility Papers that I distressed heavily and did some random punching on.

Here you can see where I did some peek a boos of with lace.

I created another layer with distressed and inked paper to matt out my photo, and added a metal lock to make it look like it the photo was latched to the papers. 

I then took a Blue Fern Wallflower Stamp, and stamped the pattern randomly onto my background paper. I love doing this kind of stamping, it adds the illusion of even more depth and allows you to bring in coordinating colors into your design.

Next, I took some Blue Fern Leafy Page Accents Chipboard and 1st heat embossed the pieces with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder, and then took an embossing dabber and inked just the edges and dipped them in Imagine Ink Peacock Embossing Ink, and heat set it.
I then added a Blue Fern Roses and Lillies Flower, and a couple of stash flowers. creating a floral piece at the top corner of my photo.

I added strips of the papers that I distressed and inked, and then over layered them with a piece of Blue Fern Scalloped Border Chipboard that was heat embossed with Imagine Ink Mushroom Embossing Powder, and cut it into two pieces so that I could layer a piece here, and 

a piece at the bottom of my photo. I added more flowers and lace and some of my hand crafted Peacock Feather Dragonflies and more lace. 

For the large floral piece at the bottom left hand corner of my photo, I used a Blue Fern Leafy Bough Chipboard, and did the same 2 tone embossing that I did on the page accents. I then added on a Blue Fern Roses and Lillies Flower, and a couple of stash flowers.

Thank you for dropping by!! I hope you get to play along with the Sketch Challenge and get to get in on the Blue Fern Prize Pack Giveaway!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Scalloped Border
Leafy Bough
Leafy Page Accents


Tranquility Roses & Lillies

Imagine Ink:
Oatmeal Embossing Powder
Mushroom Embossing Powder
Peacock Embossing Powder

Items used from and the  Reneabouquets Etsy: