Friday, March 11, 2016

Fairytale Layout~Introducing The New Blue Fern Courtship Lane Collection~

Today, I have a layout to share with you that I created using the brand new Blue Fern Courtship Lane Paper Line that is Coming Soon to your FAV stores!
I used the line to show you how you can use the Blue Fern Products to create a super romantic, Shabby Chic look:

I started the layout with a layer of the Blue Fern Courtship Lane-Bourbon Avenue. 

For the next 2 layers, I wanted to create torn, book page layers to carry out my Fairytale Book theme from the photo, so I used a piece of the Courtship Lane-Town Gossip Paper, tearing a side piece off, flipping it and using the backside for the under layer and the front side for the top layer.

To get the wrinkled look, I just water distressed the edges and then kept working the paper with my hands to break it down a bit and then pushing it until I got the look I wanted and then drying it with my heat gun to form the look of pages.
I then used a Doily Stencil and texture paste to create the raised pattern on the papers.

I layered my photo on and then topped it with the Circle Flourish Chipboard that I heat embossed with Imagine Ink Snow Embossing Powder and then added faux pearl accent to.
The butterflies are some of my handcrafted Snow White Butterflies and really added to the soft look of my layout.

I love how the Imagine Ink Embossing Powders give the chipboard a wonderful, textured look when heat embossed. It makes creating gorgeous chipboard pieces a snap!

To add some Shabby Chic softness, I layered on some frayed cheesecloth, 

Then added on Mulberry Paper flowers and foliage, and a sweet metal adornment that I coated with Gesso and added a little silver key to.

For my Fairytale title, I used the Fairytale piece from the Blue Fern Story Fairytale Magic Chipboard Set, that I first coated in Gesso then inked with a pink ink, and then created a coating using a mix of glitter glass and Imagine Ink Dusty Rose Glitter. After that dried I inked randomly with a tea dye ink to get an aged look. I then distress crackle painted areas on my layout to add to the aged look of the piece.
I created a book latch using a metal latch coated with Gesso and added it to my "pages"

I then took some Blue Fern Garden Lattice Bits Chipboard that I painted with Gesso and then coated with some more of that glitter glass and Imagine Ink Dusty Rose Glitter mix, and added some more faux pearls and tucked the pieces under the water distressed edges. 

I just love how you can use the Blue Fern Studios products to achieve so many different looks!!
The papers are so high quality and hold up to technique abuse and heavier layering, the chipboards allow you to create such amazing focal points and accents, the stamps allow you to create beautiful images or textural accents and the Imagine Ink Embossing Powders and Glitters allow you to create amazing colors and textures easily. I hope you get a chance to try some out for yourself! I promise you will be hooked!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Courtship Lane-Bourbon Avenue
Courtship Lane-Town Gossip

Circle Flourish Chipboard
Story Fairytale Magic Chipboard (Fairytale Piece)
Garden Lattice Bits

Imagine Ink:
Snow Embossing Powder
Dusty Rose Glitter

Items from the and Reneabouquets Etsy:
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Collection 


1 comment:

Roosterhead Designs said...

Renea your work with Blue Fern Studio's products is amazing and sooo inspiring!
This is a gorgeous l/o and includes so many usable techniques and great artistic ideas! Thank you for sharing your tips and steps for making this 'fairytale' book!
Take care,
Karen O~