Friday, February 8, 2013

Welcome to the Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for joining us for the Blue Fern Studios blog hop.  I am Valerie Serfozo and so proud to be the design team coordinator for Blue Fern Studios.  If you're not familiar with this company, follow along the blog hop and you will fall in love with the stunning chipboard designs. 

What: Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop
When: February 8th-10th, 2013
How: Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave a comment (and become a follower, if required). There are sure to be plenty of goodies along the way!

Who: Here is the blog list, in order:

As long as you stop at each of these blogs and leave a comment, you will be in the running for the randomly-drawn GRAND PRIZE:



Additionally, I will be giving away a little prize pack myself!  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already), and leave me a comment.  I would love to know how often you use chipboard on your projects.  Here's what I'll be sending one lucky winner, selected by a random draw:


I find myself adding some chipboard to all my layouts!  It can be used naked, just as it is, or there are hundreds of ways to alter it.  Here's a layout I created last weekend using a photo of my precious niece Makenzie.  I used five different Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces/sets on this layout.


This is a piece of chipboard from the "Heart Set".  I coated it gesso, then added some clear glue and some micro-beads.  The beads weren't the color I was going for, so instead of looking at it as a mistake, I chose to let it lead me in another direction.  I added some white pearl paint and a couple of shades of Shimmerz until it was the color I wanted. 

Here is a close-up of the very intricate "Symphony Border".  Here I painted the border white, then added some ultra-fine glitter while it was still wet. 

The "Natural Sprigs Set" is perfect for adding to your flower clusters.  I coated the piece with gesso, then swiped a green ink pad across it.  I also dabbed a little white pearl paint across the leaves to add some definition.

You can see on the "Seasonal Wild Flowers" that I blended several different shades of pink mists so that the piece wouldn't be one uniform color.  There are no mistakes when covering this chipboard because you just keep adding color until you get the shade you're looking for.

And lastly, I used a couple of the words from the "Valentine's Word Set" for my title.  This set is not all about Valentine's Day, and you can get several titles from it.  I primed the words with gesso, swiped some gray Distress Ink over them, and then wiped some white pearl paint over that to give them a somewhat marbled look.

Thanks for taking the time to participate in our Blog Hop.  The rest of the design team has some inspiration to share with you, and you will find more prizes along the way.


**Next stop on the hop is Camilla's Blog**
Have Fun!



90 comments:

Beatrice Lawson said...

Such a gorgeous project, and so perfect for this month. Love the soft colours and the cluster of flowers! I don't use chippies very often because they are unfortunately quite pricey... and the ornate ones I tend to like, even more so.

missis.AllaK (Алла) said...

Добрый день. Интересно попрыгать по классным блогам да еще и приз выиграть. Я в скрапе не давно, но уже поняла, что чибборды просто необходимы в работе.

Dianne said...

Beautiful layout and a sweet face for it too..

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Gorgeous work! I love your heart!

Maiko said...

so cute layout)))

Inna said...

Чипборды использую редко, но они мне очень нравятся, и люблю рассматривать как их используют дизайнеры.

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous work Valerie! Love how you used all the chipboard and used different treatments.

IrinaR said...

Прекрасная работа, интересное использование чип-борда. Сама использую не часто, но не потому что не нравиться, просто их у меня немного.

Colnishko said...

Какая нежная страничка, сердечко чудное, а девчушка очаровательна)
Спасибо за знакомство и шанс.
Чипборд пока использую очень мало, потому что его почти нет, но хотелось бы использовать больше. он придаёт работам особую выразительность.

Colnishko said...

И ещё - спасибо за то, что у вас есть переводчик в блоге!!!

Veronica said...

Lovely layout:) love how you have coated every chipboard:)

Zanka said...

Fantastic techniques! Really turning the chippies into some personalized embellishments.

Bernadine said...

I am a chipboard addict and use it on 80% of my layouts. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Amy Voorthuis said...

AAHHWW what a gorgeous picture she is such a doll! The design of your lo is so pretty love the grey and pink...the way you altered the chipboard is so cool and inspirational! Thank you so much for a chance to win your STUNNING prize pack i'm on love.........xox Amy

Amy Voorthuis said...

I mean IN love lol

Amy Voorthuis said...

woeps forgot to tell you I'm already a follower to your blog.....

Helena said...

Love your layout and your use of chipboard! I use chipboard maybe in half of my projects.

Val Thorpe said...

Oh wow your layouts are just gorgeous. I keep forgetting that you can use glitter on the chippies as well. Just amazing work. Thanks for the chance to win too :D

kostromka said...

Прекрасная работа!!!!!!!!Столько в ней нежности и изысканности!!!!Я практически не использую чипборд в своих работах,хотя хотелось бы очень))просто пока не приобрела себе его!))
Спасибо за шанс выиграть замечательные,очень нужные призы!

mamaLeka said...

Hi, Valerie! I'm pleased to meet you and I'm your follower! You have very nice LO!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful work

Magis said...

Большой привет!
Нежная , красивая работа!
С большим удовольствием я стала 100 ПЧ!!!

natashka said...

с удовольствием присоединяюсь, а чипборд использую очень редко, так как у нас очень ограниченный выбор и большие цены

Myriam Mirabelle said...

Magnifique, j'adore.

kelrit said...

Ух ты, сердце вышло просто очаровательным!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

wow - your work with the chippies is amazing.

Lizzyc said...

A new follower here, and so glad I am.. this layout is soo pretty, chipboard and pearls how gorgeous.. really lovely layout!!

Lisa-Marie Watling said...

What an absolutely gorgeous piece! So many intricate little bits to see. Stunning!

annette said...

I'm a new follower, love your LO so pretty & feminine ... absolutely delightful ...

KAT said...

HI, Your work is gorgeous! I love the tips that you provided on applying color to the chip board. Also, I love the work you are doing for the rescue dogs.
Thanks Kat..

Kathleen White said...

What a gorgeous page!!

scrappygal said...

Oh what a gorgeous page!! And I love how you go into depth on how to color, paint or coat the chipboard!! I am loving these chipboard pieces!

Chelsea Vance said...

What a gorgeous layout! I absolutely love what you've done to all of the chipboard.

My fun life! said...

What a beautiful page.

Lourdes said...

Amazing layout!!! I try to use the flourishes chipboard when I'm working with a romantic layout. Thanks for the chance

Lillian Child said...

Delightful layout, Valerie! I am new to your blog and am now a member. So very nice to meet you! I haven't used chipboard much so it's exciting to see how other people incorporate these products into their projects. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Catherine said...

Such gorgeous pieces and thank you for the details on how you covered each one. I've always just spray misted them but now I'm going to have to get some gesso to try.

Debora said...

Hola!!! hermosos trabajos realizas!! gracias por la oportunidad de participar!!
Débora
http://manosurbanasscrap.blogspot.com.ar/

Дарья said...

Hi. Pleased to join the number of your readers. It's great layout. Thank u for chance to win wonderful prize)

sofiutane said...

Hi! I'm hopping along and just want to thank you for the great chance to win some beautiful chipboards. I'm quite new to Blue Fern, but am already a fan. I like using chipboard on my creations and loved your tips on how to change them. I'm now a follower of your blog.

//Sofi

langeatheart said...

Your layout is gorgeous you have a new follower! Love the look of this new product! TFS!

Erica said...

Thanks for 2 chances to win!! I'm a follower now!! :)

Keren Tamir said...

Oh Valerie yoir LO is gorgeous!!!!! Love the softness

L. Akins said...

Adorable, soft and pretty layout!

dtjag1 said...

Love your layout. I would use the chippies more ofter but I find myself hoarding them. LOL

dtjag1 said...

Thanks for your work with the Cavaleirs!!!!!!


Romy said...

Wow, how gorgeous! Pink is still my favourite colour and your lay-out definitely is a perfect example of 'pretty in pink' :)

Lynne said...

Your flowers are lovely. I need to buy some Gesso and learn how to use it.

AggieMom said...

Love the Blue Moon chipboard die cuts!

Caryn S said...

What a beautiful LO! Love the Blue Fern pieces you chose to use and what you did with the heart shape and the white border.

Buffy Esser said...

Beautiful pieces of chipboard ...I love the heart you did in the layout! btw I am a new follower! have a wonderful day!

Davi said...

Sooo Beautiful, love the treatments on the die cuts and embellies to show off your beautiful niece!!

Виктория Азарова said...

Очень понравилось, спасибо.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful layout. I love the different treatments you used on the various pieces of chipboard. I like to use chipboard as borders and accents on cards and layouts. Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous prize.

Lori said...

One Word: WOW! Your layout is stunning--I love all the layering and the shabby chic look--that's my kind of scrapping. I use chipboard on just about everything I create from itty bitty minis to oversized junk journals and all that is in between. I have 2 large 3 drawer Sterilite containers filled to the brim with chipboard! I am a chipboard addict. I'm a follower and thanks for the chance to win!

Pia said...

wow so stunning layout, love all the details and lovely chipboard
hugs Pia

T Young said...

Love your layout and all your different techniques! Thanks for sharing and you have a new follower :)

Стокли said...

What a beautiful flower arrangement! and such a sweet page.

jannekevanveen said...

wow love your lo i become a follower thanks fot the change greetings janneke

terriK said...

Gorgeous LO. Love the chippies. Hope I WIN.

Debbie Baker said...

Thank you for the great ideas on how to really dress up the chipboard! They are beautiful! Great inspiration!

Tracey Gregory said...

Hi there! I am a new follower! Your children are beautiful as is your magic with the chipppies!

Tracey Gregory said...

Your children are beautiful as iare your chippies! New follower!

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a beautiful little girl, and the page is gorgeous too. I love Blue fern and I can't wait to use a couple that I just got. Wasn't sure of the quality as I had never seen them, but I'm a lover now. I'll be back.

MichelleMc said...

Beautiful page and details! I'm now a follower =)

Rhonda said...

I am so happy to have found you. Your layout was beautiful! Love the details.

Swissdutchy8 said...

Wow, love the way you did the love you titel, looks a little like old wood, great done. Thanks for the price we can win this weekend, love chipboard!

Kitika said...

OOO gosh this is simply stunning!!!Definitely one of the prettiest baby LO I have ever seen, I love the style, layout and wonderful papers, just gorgeous!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Such a gorgeous layout! I love your pearl-adorned heart! :) I am already a follower of your blog and i would so love to win some chippies. I use them on practically every layout i create!!! They are my #1 addiction (but a good one!) :)

Erin Blegen said...

This one is a stunner, Valerie! I love your use of that collection and all the great techniques with the chipboard. Watch out for those microbeads- they are addicting!!!

Awesome work :)

xErin

Marianne/skorpionen said...

gorgeous layout!! Love all your chipboards you've used here!
and thanks for the chance to win, I'm a new follower!

nicos said...

Valerie, я только планирую приступить к станичкам, думаю вы станите моим учителем в этом пути! Спасибо!!

Debbie said...

Your work is so gorgeous, I try to use at least one piece of chippie on my lo's... Blue fern is putting out so many gorgeous pieces....

Sarah-R said...

Great LO - such soft pretty colours!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Hi, I'm Carole. Your page is deliciously delightful. The floral arrangement is beautiful and all the decorated chipboard is just beautiful. Your daughter si the star.
Blessings,
Carole

Lana Vassallo said...

Love your layout.beautiful colors. I love using chipboard on my projects too. Although I usually do 3 dimmentional projects not layouts. Great work!

Suzanne said...

I love the colors of your layout. Beautiful.

Sandra said...

I am now a follower and I have to say I love the hearts and sprigs on your layout, it's so pretty.

annieb said...

Very creative LO. Thanks for the additional information on using the product. Great prizes.

Roberta Broussard said...

What a beautiful page! So many ideas on using chipboard! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some chipboard for myself.

Susann said...

Waht nice LOS and a great Blog you have. I am a new follower :) Send you many freetings from the Netherlands and hope to win one of this beautiful prizes.

Sue said...

Great inspiration .. thank you for that!

pojjo said...

gorgeous products :D i would love to win :D

Tracey Sabella said...

What gorgeous chipboard techniques. I use chipboard on most of my projects these days, too!! Love my chippies! Thank for offering the fabulous give-away. I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Scrap2day said...

I just love the way you give all your chipboard dimension. I already follow you on pinterest and follow your blog. I am amazed at what you did with the heart! Gorgeous!

nicos said...

вернувшись ещё, рассмотрев подробнее работы радуюсь за вас и себя.

crazyoldsyd said...

I love how you added "stuff" to the chipboard. So cool. Also love the fact that the sprigs and leaves can be used to enhance any type of flowers you would use. So versitle!

Lynne Forsythe said...

I just LOVE all the different ways you altered your CHIPPIES....what an A~DORABLE layout!!!

nannyj said...

I love the chipboard usage. Hadn't thought about gesso on it. Thanks for the great ideas.

Patter Cross said...

Love all of your details Valerie! Such a beautiful page!