Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blue Fern Heads To The Beach With New Seaside Cottage Collection~

Blue Fern Studios is thrilled to announce the release of their new paper collection - Seaside Cottage.   When one hears the word "seaside", several images come to mind; white sand, clear blue water, gentle waves, seashells, summer vacations, and the list could go on-and-on.  The beach is a place you can go to escape all the pressures of life.  
Blue Fern brings that relaxed feeling to this new collection created by Michele Singh.  

Seaside Cottage is a 10-page collection of double sided paper that evokes the magic of the beach. 
 You will find beautiful images, lots of amazing texture, and soothing beach colors. 

You can check out the new collection along with the matching, chipboard, flowers, and embossing powders on the Blue Fern Blog!!

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