Thursday, October 6, 2016

Going Mini With Blue Fern Studios~

For my 3rd Blue Fern Studios October Project, I have a Shabby Chic Mini Album that I created with the super feminine Courtship Lane Paper Collection.

This Album is packed full of Blue Fern Courtship Lane Paper that include:Parkway, Main Street, 
Lover's Lane, Concert Lane, Royal Street, Town Gossip, East Plaza, West Plaza, and Calling Cards. 

Here you can see all the dimension that I created with all the details and packed full pages.

The focal point of the cover, is a Blue Fern Studios Charlotte's Dres Chipboard Piece that I gussied up.

I heat embossed the little hanger from the set with Imagine Ink Icicle Embossing Power, painted the dress form with Ivory Acrylic Paint and then stamped it using the Blue Fern Serendipity Melody Stamp.

I decorated it with water distress "ruffles" from the paper collection, tulle, lace and a mini rose~So Yummy with all that texture!!

I added layers of lace to the bottom and then added flower details, a little nest, a bobbin that I hit with texture paste,

and some metal scissors that I rubbed with gesso. The Dragonflies are some of my handcrafted Shabby Pink Roses Dragonflies.

I added a crochet doily behind the dress form and then added a Blue Fern Courtship Rose along with a mulberry paper rose, small resin frame topped with a "handmade" charm and the sentiment "Dream" that I cut from the papers.

The cover has a top pocket that houses a double sided over sized tag that was created from some of the papers, given a hand dyed seam binding bow and topped with a button.

Page One And Page Two feature pockets that house 4 Double Sided pull outs created from the Calling Cards Paper,  there is also a Metal Clip with a glass cabochon that I cut a butterfly from the paper and glued underneath it, mulberry paper gardenia and leaf accents.

Here you can see the pull outs untucked.

Pages Three & Four, feature 1-small and 1-large die cut space for photos, lace details and Blue Fern Attic Charm Daisies.

Page Three Features a pocket that house another double sided, oversized tag.

Page Five features a large photo spot, lace, and mulberry paper accent, & Page Six features a pocket created out of a fussy cut Violin piece from the papers that was formed into a pocket, and then I tucked in a double sided Calling card topped with a little metal hanger and mini rose.

Both Page Five & Six Feature a Pocket with double sided, oversized tags.
This is what the tags look like pulled out of their pockets.

Page Seven & Page Eight features pockets accented with lace, a metal lock, a metal key and mini mulberry paper roses. The pockets house 4-double sided pull outs for journaling and small photos.

Here is a shot with the pieces untucked from the pockets.

And here is a shot of the backside that I did out in the matching papers for a finished look.

I hope that you have enjoyed all 3 of my Blue Fern October Projects!! I really appreciate you stopping by!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Courtship Lane Collection Paper:
Main Street
Lover's Lane
Concert Lane
Royal Street
Town Gossip
East Plaza
West Plaza
Calling Cards

Charlotte's Dress Set

Imagine Ink:
Icicle Embossing Powder

Serendipity Medley

Courtship Lane Roses
Attic Charm Daisies

Items used from the and Reneabouquets Etsy:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Blissful Moments With Blue Fern Studios~

For my 2nd Blue Fern Studios October Project, I created a super romantic layout that features the Blush Paper Collection:

The bottom layer of paper is the Fondness Paper. I then took a Blue Fern Large Roman Clock Chipboard piece, and I painted it white. 

Next, I stamped it using clear embossing powder and then heat set embossed with the Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder.  I then created puddles of glitter glass, silver seed beads and Imagine Ink Mystic Plum Embossing Powder.

I added lace on the bottom, and heat set a Blue Fern Blissful Chipboard piece, that I heat embossed with the Imagine Ink Ebony Embossing Powder that I used on the clock, and added a little piece of bling to it and then added it to my layout.

I added a matte for my photo that is 2 pieces of the Blush-Key To My Heart Paper that I glued to form a pocket, and then cut out one of the Calling Card pieces, added a rhinestone button, and created a tuck in that you can pull out and journal on.
The butterflies are my handcrafted Sweetheart Soft Yellow Butterflies.

Next, I added a Mulberry paper Rose, some light green leaves, and 2 of the Blue Fern Courtship Roses.

I tucked a resin frame behind the matte of my photo at the opposite top corner,

 and then formed a large flower layer at the bottom corner with some mulberry paper flowers, more leaves, a chiffon flower, and more Courtship Roses then tucked in a Ballerina Die Cut.

And here is a side view so that you can see the dimension of all those gorgeous Blue Fern details!!

I hope you have enjoyed my 2nd project, and that you have been inspired to create something beautiful for yourself. 

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Blush Paper Collection:
Valentine Cards
Key To My Heart Paper 

Large Roman Clocks
Blissful, Jubilation, Patience (I used Blissful)

Imagine Ink:
Ebony Embossing Powder
Mystic Plum Embossing Powder

Serendipity Medley

Courtship Roses

Ranger Big Emboss It Clear Ink Pad

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Welcome to October!! I am soooo ready for some cooler weather!
For my Blue Fern Studios October projects, I have 2 layouts and a mini album to share with you. The first layout is based on this month's Blue Fern Studios Sketch:

It features a Rustic~Country feel, and incorporates the sketches main design into one of my FAV styles.

I used 2 layers of Blue Fern Serendipity Paper.  The 1st layer is Fascination, and the 2nd layer is Inspiration Paper that I cut down, inked and water distressed, layering some lace under the distressing.

I added some metal latches coated with gesso to the sides, and then matted the photo out using the Serendipity Contemplation Paper and some burlap.

I added a Blue Fern Small Roman Clock that was heat embossed with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder  to the top corner of my photo, then added some feathers, mulberry paper flowers, and a cream Blue Fern Courtship Rose.

I did some brick stenciling with sand paste.

I then replicated the design from the sketch using a Blue Fern Ironwork Arch Chipboard Piece that I heat embossed with some Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder. I then strung some little charms with burlap string and hung them like the pieces in the sketch. I added a sweet little rose and some of my handcrafted Tiny Treasure Delicate Beauty Butterflies.

Here you can see the texture that the Oatmeal Embossing Powder gives the chipboard. (Oatmeal is one of my FAVS. I find myself grabbing it over and over again and so will you!! )

I added some feathers, mulberry paper flowers, and a cream Blue Fern Courtship Rose.

I hope you get a chance to come play along with the sketch challenge and get in on the wonderful Blue Fern Prize Package!! Good luck!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Serendipity Collection:

Ironwork Arch
Small Roman Clocks

Courtship Roses

Imagine Ink:
Oatmeal Embossing Powder


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Write Your Own Mermaid Tail With This Blue Fern Studios Pocket Journal~

For my last Blue Fern September Project, I have a Mermaid Themed Pocket Journal to share with you. 

I started with a manila file folder Pocket Journal Base that I covered the front and back sides with Blue Fern Seaside Cottage Glory Paper. I ran some lace across the bottom, and then took a Blue Fern Seaside Flourish Chipboard Piece,

that I heat embossed with Blue Fern Imagine Ink Petal Embossing Powder, then accent heat embossed detail with Peacock, Sage & Sea Mist Embossing Powders, and then detailed the little anchor on the flourish with Imagine Ink Burnt Copper Glitter. The flowers are Blue Fern Harvest Lilies and Late Winter Lilies, and I added some pieces of sea glass for texture.

Next, I took a Blue Fern Seaside Mermaid, and gussied her up. I painted her body with gold paint, added a seashell and  some pearls to create a top for her. 

I then took sequins of different ocean colors and glued them to her tail, coated the sequins with diamond glaze and then sprinkle that with glitter glass for a gorgeous shine that you just can not see in the photos. 

For her hair, I heat embossed in layers with Imagine Ink Peacock, Azure & Lucky Embossing Powders, 

sprinkled her hair with gold microbeads, and then added glitter glass and pearl accents. I just love how she turned out~so FABulous!!! I mounted her onto the flourish, and then 

topped that piece with a Blue Fern Island Time Chipboard piece. This piece was first heat embossed with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder, then dabbed with clear embossing powder that was then coated with Imagine Ink Peacock Embossing Powder, heat set, and then I randomly painted places with sand paste and sprinkled that with sand glitter glass.

Here you can see the back view.

and here are all the tuck ins:
2 Extra Large Tags (Created from Blue Fern Splendor Paper and topped with hand dyed seam binding bows and Harvest Lilies)
2 Medium Pull Outs (Created with Blue Fern Glory Paper and topped with cut outs from the Blue Fern Calling Card Paper)
2 Small Pull Outs (Created from the Blue Fern Calling Card Paper)
1-Tri-fold Piece (Created from the Blue Fern Calling Card Paper)

And there you have it, a perfect place to tuck in and journal about those favorite Summer and Vacation Memories!! I hope you have enjoyed all of my September, Blue Fern projects, and that you have found some inspiration to grab some of your Blue Fern Favorites and create some Summer Memories For Yourself!! Hugs, ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Seaside Cottage
Calling Cards

Island Time
Seaside Flourish
Seaside Mermaid

Harvest Lilies
Late Winter Lilies

Imagine Ink:
Burnt Copper Glitter
Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder
Azure Embossing Powder
Lucky Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder
Sea Mist Embossing Powder
Sage Embossing Powder

Items from Reneabouquets and the Reneabouquets Etsy that were used for this project:

Monday, September 5, 2016

Blue Fern Let's Us Create The Beauty Of Our Dreams~

I am a huge romantic, and the Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Paper Collection, along with their gorgeous chipboard and embossing powders allowed me to capture that Shabby meets Romantic look that I love!!
Please note that I normally crop my layouts down to the edge, but since this one extended just a bit beyond the edges of the paper, I left the black background that I shoot my photos on around it, so that you could get the complete effect. 

I started with a layer of Serendipity-Reminisce Paper,  cut down a piece of  Contemplation Paper,  layered that on top and then took a second piece of Reminisce paper, and tore out a piece to put behind my photo. I then cut down a piece of Anticipation Paper, and used that to matte out my photo.

I loved the large Blue Fern Studios Looped Frame Chipboard, from the set that I had used on another layout, and thought it made the perfect, romantic piece to add to my layout.

I heat embossed the whole piece with Blue Fern Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder, and then dabbed it with a clear embossing dabber, and then heat embossed those areas with Blue Fern Petal Embossing Powder, I then randomly dabbed gesso, and sprinkled those areas with silver microbeads. 

I ran some tulle trim across the bottom in a wave pattern and then topped that with some mini roses and leaves.
I wanted to create a little drama, so I wet a q-tip and rubbed a large whole into the second layer of paper and rolled back the edges to reveal the paper pattern underneath that matches the torn paper behind my photo.

I set metal eyelets and then did some lacing with some hand dyed seam binding, created a large bow and then topped it with a button. I love how the lacing brings out the lacing on the ballet shoes in the photo~so romantic!!

I then cut strips in the corner of my layout and rolled them back, and tucked some more of the tulle trim into the corner. I splatter painted and dripped gesso randomly onto spots of my layout and topped them with more of the silver microbeads.

I added some of my handcrafted Sweet Nothings Butterflies for added dimension and texture,

then created the quote "The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams"  by cutting it out of the Serendipity Calling Cards Paper, cutting out each section and applying it on spots of my layout.

I hope you have enjoyed a look at my romantic heart, and that you find the time to create a little romance of your own!! Hugs ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:

Blue Fern Serendipity Paper Collection:
Calling Cards
Large Frame from the Looped Frames Set

Imagine Ink:
Petal Embossing Powder
Oatmeal Embossing Powder

Items used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy: