February 14, 2018

"Forever" Layout - Video Tutorial - Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone and happy Valentine's Day!  Today I want to share my first layout for February for Blue Fern Studios along with a video tutorial.


My first layout for February features the Remnants Collection.  I am very inspired by the whole collection so I decided to make another video tutorial for this layout.  You can see the video tutorial below.

Blue Fern Studios vintage wedding mixed media layout

I chose the Callaway paper for my background.  The Remnants Printed Chipboard pieces with a thin coat of gesso under my picture added just the right amount of dimension.  The circular chipboard pieces around the picture are from the Floral Circles Chipboard and the thin circle frame right behind the picture is from the Tattered Butterfly Chipboard.  I also used the word "Forever" from the Families are Forever Chipboard for the title.

Each piece of chipboard on my layout was first painted with two layers of gesso.  Then I double embossed the chipboard pieces with Pearl Embossing Powder.  Before the embossing powder dried, I sprinkled some White Gold Glitter on the wet embossing powder to add some shimmer.

All of my flowers in my layout have some gesso on the tips, and they were lightly sprinkled with Red Wine Glitter while it was still wet.  

To the right of the picture, I used a rose from the Happy Roses set, and the rose to the left of the picture is from the Spring Florals set.  The other three flowers on my layout with the pearls in the center are from the Remnants Florals set.

My picture is mounted on a torn piece of the Mini Remnants Paper.  To add the final touches,  I used a very small amount of Purple Haze Seedlings in various areas around my picture and flowers.

I hope my video tutorial will provide you with some inspiration for your next layout!  Don't forget that I would love to answer any questions you may have. :-)

Products Used

Remnants - Callaway
Mini Remnants

Remnants Printed Chipboard
Floral Circles
Families are Forever
Tattered Butterfly

White Gold
Red Wine

Happy Roses
Spring Florals
Remnants Florals

Embossing Powder

Purple Haze

"Remember" Layout - Blue Fern Studios - In the Mood Collection


My second layout for this February at Blue Fern Studios features the newest In the Mood Collection.  I chose to use the Pensive Paper for my background and mounted my photo on a torn piece of the Mellow Paper.

Blue Fern Studios Shabby Chic Wedding Layout

I applied modeling paste and stencil then added pink and brown mists to the background.  When it was dry, I used the Crackle Textures Stamp with archival ink.

Next I embossed the Treasured Floral Frame with Pixie Dust and Baby Pink Embossing Powder.  I glued it to the paper, then I used matte gel to attach the Lace 12.

While the matte gel was still wet, I sprinkled some Tickled and Sweet Pea Seedlings.  Next I splattered some diluted black gesso then glued the torn Mellow Paper.

I decided to use small pieces of the Floral Lattice Bits Chipboard embossed with Peacock Embossing Powder and added some Army Dust Glitter.   I glued the pieces under the flowers from the Moody Florals Set.  Finally, I attached the Lace 10 around the side of the picture and randomly added some Emerald Seedlings.

I hope I gave you some inspiration today as you create new layouts from this lovely collection!  Take care!

~ Jessica McFall

Products Used

In the Mood - Pensive
In the Mood - Mellow

Memory Frames
Floral Lattice Bits
Treasured Floral Frame

Army Dust

Moody Florals

Lace 10
Lace 12

Embossing Powder
Pixie Dust
Baby Pink

Sweet Pea

Crackle Textures

January 10, 2018

"Wonderful" - Winter Layout for Blue Fern Studios

Welcome back to my blog today!  I decided to go with a cold, winter theme for my newest layout titled "Wonderful" for the Blue Fern Studios Design Team.

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Mixed Media Layout

The Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Collection was perfect for this winter theme so I chose Auld Lang Syne as my background paper.

After adding clear gesso to my paper, I used some matte gel medium to attach various cards from the Holiday Cards paper and Greeting Cards paper.  I also used some of these cards as matting for my picture.  After adding texture with a stencil and texture paste, I used a little bit of taupe mist around my stenciled area.  After I added all of my elements to my layout, I decided I wanted more color over the taupe mist.  I chose another stencil with matte gel medium then sprinkled some Mauve Seedlings over the matte gel.  I was very glad I did.  

I embossed the Ornate Medallions Chipboard with Ivory Embossing Powder, and while it was still hot, I sprinkled some White Gold Glitter on top to add a bit of sparkle.  To add more dimension to the page, I used some of the Vintage Christmas Printed Chipboard.  I LOVE how it can be used as a subtle accent to layouts or can be used as a focal point on a layout!  They are really versatile and fit the collections well.

The blue and white flowers are part of the Christmas Blooms set.  On the tips of each flower I added Blue Ice Glitter to make it have a frosty look.

The pink flowers on the page are part of the Remnants Blossoms set.  They also have some Blue Ice Glitter on the petal tips.

To help "anchor" the photo and the title, I added pieces of the Leafy Page Accents Chipboard.  I cut one of the chipboard pieces in half and embossed it with Green Ivory Embossing Powder.

I cut the word "Wonderful" from one of the Vintage Christmas Printed Chipboard pieces for the title of my layout.  I like how it looks like it is resting on the pink Remnants Blossoms flower.

Thank you for taking a look at my layout today and stay warm!

~ Jessica

Blue Fern Studios Products List

Vintage Christmas - Auld Lang Syne
Vintage Christmas - Holiday Cards
Vintage Christmas - Greeting Cards

Vintage Christmas - Printed Chipboard
Leafy Page Accents
Ornate Medallions

Remnants Florals
Christmas Blooms

Embossing Powder
Green Ivory


Blue Ice
White Gold