Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Blog For Reneabouquets~

Reneabouquets just launched the Reneabouquets Blog for her and Reneabouquets Etsy here:

Come follow us and get inspired with our "Beautiful With An Edge" project walk throughs, videos and more!! Hugs ~Renea

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Blue Fern Introduces It's New Collection Tranquility~

Blue Fern Studios is excited to reveal their brand new paper collection created by the super talented Manu.   Tranquility means "a state of peace and quiet" and you will feel that with each sheet of paper in this collection.  The colors are soft with varying neutral shades of gray and brown.  You will find beautiful textures mixed with weathered distressing.

Here is a close-up look at each of the 10 double-sided papers in the Tranquility collection.  
Be sure to check out the Blue Fern Studios Blog for a look at all the  beautiful flowers, chipboard, 
and embossing powder that will coordinate beautifully with this line!  

I know that I am excited about this collection and can't wait
 to see your projects using it!  Stay tuned, because very soon, you will be seeing projects
 using the Tranquility Collection from our Creative Team! Hugs ~Renea

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Masculine Inspiration With The Blue Fern Studios Timeless Collection~

The Blue Fern Studios Timeless Collection with it's grungy, darker more Vintage look papers inspired me to create the following masculine layout of my son, Draven. I just used the papers in a way that omitted or covered up the more feminine floral designs to leave me with designs that worked perfectly for that no flower, all edginess of masculinity.

I started with a a layer of Timeless Main Street Paper, and then tore and layered in corrugated board pieces that I two tone misted and Timeless Papillons and Artistique Papers.

I did some edge curling on some of the paper and then inked them to match the corrugated board colors.

Next, I added in Blue Fern Roman Clock Chipboard.

I then took some Blue Fern Cogs And Gears Chipboard pieces, and heat embossed them with Imagine Ink Honey and Ebony Embossing Powders, and layered them onto the clock pieces.

I also used Blue Fern Frolic Mesh Chipboard that I cut into pieces and colored with a distress marker and tucked into random places throughout the layout. I added various metal pieces to round out the finishing touches for the layout. 

Here you can see all the dimension and textures that the layers of papers and chipboard created.

I know a lot of you tell me that masculine work is a real challenge for you, but the Blue Fern papers and quality chipboards really do make it easy to pull a gorgeous masculine piece off!! Thank you so much for checking out my April work, and I hope you have fun creating!! Hugs~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Timeless-Main Street

Roman Clocks Small
Cogs & Gears
Frolic Mesh

Imagine Ink:
Embossing Powder-Honey
Embossing Powder-Ebony

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Using The Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection To Create a Pocket Journal~

I just love the new Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection!! The papers  are perfect for my "edgy" meets beautiful style, and provided the perfect venue for me to create this natural, grungy pocket journal:

I started with a pocket journal base that I sew together using upcycled manilla folders. I then layered on a piece of the Blue Fern Serendipity Glee Paper that I cut to fit my design

I cut a strip of canvas and 2 tone spray stained it and then threaded a metal safety pin into the top of it, added a little bird cabochon to match my theme and adhered the piece down the side of the journal.
I took some Blue Fern Chicken Wire Panel Chipboard pieces that I cut out from the panel, and gave them a "rusty" look by heat embossing them with Imagine Ink Nutmeg Embossing Powder, and tucked them into my design.

Next, came a piece of torn, 2 tone spray stained, corrugated board, topped with spray stained cheesecloth, and different flowers and little bird's nest.

I then took a Blue Fern Frill Heart Chipboard Piece, and I heat embossed the edges with Imagine Ink Peacock Embossing Powder. For the center I coated it with Shard Glitter Glass and then shot it with some of the spray stain that I used on the other pieces. I then created a little, multiple layer heart with leftover Serendipity Paper Pieces, and added a little flower.

I added another spray stained piece of canvas and cut out the word "Beauty" from the Serendipity Calling Cards Paper, and added it to it. The Chasing Butterflies are some of my handcrafted Butterflies that I love to add to my projects for added dimension.

The pockets of the Journal Base contain tags and pieces that I created from the Blue Fern Serendipity Glee, Imagination, and Calling Cards Papers. They include:
2 Oversized Tags topped with hand dyed seam binding bows and cabochons
2-Large tags topped with spray stained canvas pieces
2 - Calling Card Pieces that open up book style

this large piece that I created by taking a Blue Fern Swan Gate Chipboard Piece, and lining it with Serendipity Paper to create a tag. I added a Dream Metal Key and hand dyed seam binding hanger. 

To get the rusted look on the gate, I first heat embossed it with Imagine Ink Peacock Embossing Powder, and then randomly dabbed it with clear embossing ink and sprinkled those spots with Imagine Ink Nutmeg Embossing Powder to get that YUMMY, aged look.

Here is the back side of the jounal that was finished out in Serendipity Imagination Paper.

The Serendipity Paper Line is one of those lines that can go with just about any style and I hope you have enjoyed my way of scrapping with it!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Serendipity-Calling Cards

Chicken Wire Panel
Frilly Hearts
Swan Gate

Imagine Ink:
Embossing Powder-Peacock
Embossing Powder Nutmeg

Monday, April 4, 2016

Contemplation~Blue Fern Studios April Sketch Layout

Have you had a chance to check out the Blue Fern Studios April Sketch Challenge?
If you haven't already, hop on over to the Blog, create a layout with the gorgeous sketch, and then get entered into the FABulous Giveaway!!

I used the sketch, along with the new Courtship Lane Collection to create the following layout:

I started with a layer of Courtship Lane Royal Street Paper and then added a 2nd layer of Courtship Lane Royal Street Paper that I heavily distressed and inked. 

I added a layer of Timeless Lace for softness, 

 then took a Ruth's Doily Chipboard piece, painted it with gesso and script stamped it with clear embossing ink, coated it with Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder tapped off the excess and heat set it to get a gorgeous raised script to match my book theme.

For the floral layer, I added a large fabric flower, and then layered in some of the new Blue Fern Courtship Lane Roses, some mulberry paper leaves, feathers and a resin swirl.

I then did some tearing at the top of my layout and took a Blue Fern Chipboard Peek A Boo, gave it the same technique treatment as the Doily, tucked it behind the tear and then sewed up the tear with some embroidery thread and tied a bow.
I added drips and splatters of gesso and glitter glass randomly to my layout for lots of visual interest.

I added some more of the Courtship Lane Roses, leaves and feathers to the top corner of the photo,

and added a Silver Pocket Watch that I filled with different beads and Glitter Glass for some really YUMMY Texture.

To finish up my layout, I took a Blue Fern Serendipity 1 Word-Contemplation and heat embossed it with the Ebony Embossing Powder, and then added on a set of my handcrafted Sweet Dreams Lavender Butterflies.

I love creating beautiful pieces with hints of grunge and shabbiness and the new Blue Fern Courtship Lane Collection was perfect for pulling this look off
for this layout!! Thank you for joining me and I hope you get a chance to play along with the Sketch Challenge!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Courtship Lane-Plaza
Courtship Lane-Royal Street

Ruth's Doily
Peek A Boo
Serendipity Words 1 (Contemplation)

Courtship Roses

Imagine Ink: