Janets Month

Welcome Fernli Friends …. 

Today we are showcasing our new Designer for the month of September … the lovely Janet Stokes …. Janet makes beautiful projects and we are thrilled to be getting 3 from her for this month ….

Janet used the Dimentional hearts     c2529e_501c850634704d689f8c6787c408d816  They do come flat packed but MUCH easier than Ikea furniture to put together  … so dont let that put you off …  Priced at £1.50

So here is her first make

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After assembeling the Hearts Janet added Wadding to the top then covered Calico fabric so she could add the laces …. Janet ... you have some STUNNING laces in your stash …

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Janet then Papered around the edges of the hearts then glued them together she then added more lace, trims and pearls and 2 stunning stick pins in the top heart  to finish off these GORGEOUS hearts …  what a beautiful decoration to have on your dresser showing off all your stick pins …..

CLICK HERE to see Janets youTube video and see how stunning they really are ….

If you decide to have ago at making something like this please post a photo to our Facebook group so we all get to see it ….

AWESOME job Janet we are Fernli HQ LOVE what you have done and cant wait to see your next make … thank you for all your hard work …

Don’t forget to leave a comment for Janet below please 

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Tracy’s final Project

Today is the last of Tracy’s Guest Design Team makes and Tracy has out done herself yet agin with this stunning  Fernli tag …..

 

Follow Tracys instructions below ….

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I have just received the new releases from IndigoBlu and this seemed the perfect opportunity to combine those products with this month’s challenge along with incorporating Fernli Designs laser cut tag.

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I began by applying the Super Thick Slap It On over the laser cut tag, applying with a palette knife, using the Hearts Layering Stencil.

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I then removed the stencil and dried with my heat tool.

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I stamped the owl from the IndigoBlu “Owl Always Love You” stamp using Black Archival Ink and then placed my frame over the design and marked exactly what area I wanted to show within my frame using a pencil mark.

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I cut around the stamped image to fit my frame.

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I stamped the owl once again but this time onto Metal Foil Tape (sorry about the glare), using StazOn Black Ink.

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I painted the tag from Fernli Designs with Black Gesso, applying one good thick layer over the stencilled hearts.

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I applied the Gesso to both the tag and the small frame and dried with a heat tool.

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The owl was cut from the Metal Foil Tape.Indigobluowl14

I applied FlitterGlu to a piece of Phat Foam to create a sticky ink pad, working the glue into the foam with a palette knife.

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I dabbed the Phat Foam glue pad onto the frame to apply sticky glue randomly around the frame.

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I repeated the same process around the  Fernli tag.

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I then applied Luscious Pigment Powders in Blue and Gold, applying with a soft brush.

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I continued to blend the Luscious Pigment Powders across the Fernli tag until I was happy with the blend of colours and then spritzed lightly with water to activate the binding agent which then makes them permanent. I repeated the same process for the frame.

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To add a touch more interest to the frame I also added Megaflakes Chocolate Box, adding randomly around the edges of the  Fernli tag.  I repeated the same process to the small frame.indigobluowl1-2

I added a touch of colour to the flowers shown inside the frame with pencil crayons.

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I also added twine to the back of the frame for added texture and added delicate splatters of red paint for a contrast.

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I stamped the flowers from the IndigoBlu stamp onto Metal Foil and then cut them out and added to the frame and tag for further interest. I also included the fabulous sentiment from the same stamp. This would make a perfect alternative design for a Valentines.

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I added metal wire around my focal image to add a touch more texture to the design.

WOW … so much work has gone into making this stunning tag .… Thank you Tracy … we love it

We have over 12 different styles and sizes of Tags on the Web site so pop on over and see which you prefer and our great low prices mean you can create lots of tags for a small amount of money …

 

Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think of Tracy’s Fernli Tag 

Thanks as always for stopping by ….

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BELIEVE

Welcome back Fernli Friends,

 

We have another wonderful make by the very talented Tracy Evans ….. and I LOVE IT … Tracy used the Tall Fairy House c2529e_1095c3162200401a8fa39cf5c096e4da~mv2

 

 

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Today I am back with another piece for Fernli Designs using their fabulous laser cut crafting supplies.

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I love these Fairy House Tall, fantastic for altering and I opted for a seasonal make this time around.14111765_1122100701162769_379740013_n

I began by applying a coat of Gesso drying with my heat tool and then adding a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Cadmium Red Hue again drying with my heat tool. Next I applied Texture Paste over Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and allowed to dry. I then applied a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint which I did not apply too thickly as I wanted a thinner more subtle crackle. If you want good thick huge cracks simply apply a thicker coat.

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I love the crackle and how the red is clearly visible below and I love the added texture and dimension from the stars, subtle but I like it.

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I added a small house inside, adding a santa image from Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods stamp set. I added twigs around the edges of the house again to add to the rustic feel of my piece and to add further texture and dimension to my design.

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Three Stars have been added, again from Fernli Designs, painted red and stamped with the month of December. I added a circle of rusty tin wire along with a rusty tin star.

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Thanks to Tina and Lou for inviting me, I have loved altering this house which could be used in so many ways; a fairy house, bird house, forest house, Halloween house; there are endless ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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WOW …. I hope you are as impressed as we are at Fernli HQ ... we love your vision Tracy and thank you once again for such an amazing GDT make …

Dont forget we LOVE to see your makes and you can post them ANYTIME on our Facebook Page

PLEASE leave a comment below as we would LOVE to know what you think 

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August Designer

Hello Fernli Friends 

 

August is the month of our Guest Design Team Member Tracy Evans  who is a wonderful Designer and you should really go and look at her amazing makes …. she is on many Design Teams and regularly appears in Craft Magazines so you may recognise some of her makes, she is one VERY talented Lady and we are thrilled to have her do  a guest spot for us ….

Here is Tracy to let you know what she did for her first make ….

I am thrilled to have been invited back to be a Guest Designer for Fernli Designs, who supply a fantastic quality range of laser cut designs.

For my first piece I chose to use one of the fabulous Tags which I combined with Tim Holtz products.fernlitag9
I began by applying one coat of Gesso to the tag to give a good base for my next layer of paints.fernlitag1.JPG
I applied Evergreen Bough and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to a non-stick craft sheet and spritzed with water.fernlitag2
I mopped up the beads of paint with the tag; these tags are so sturdy and will take anything that you throw at them!

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I continued to mop up the paint from the sheet; drying each layer between applications. I love the blend of colours.fernlitag4
I placed the Tim Holtz mini stencil over my tag and then applied Gesso lightly over the numbers using a piece of Cut ‘n’ Dry Foam.

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The white really pops against the background and adds a further layer of interest to my design.

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For my next layer I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the reverse of the number stencil and then spritzed with water.

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I then placed the stencil ink side down and then dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel and then dried with my heat tool.

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I had a second background prepared using the Gesso Resist technique, colouring the background with Distress Inks. I stamped my focal image onto the background and then cut out the image.

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I shaded around my focal image with a black pencil and then added some scribbly lines with a white pen.

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I included a number embellishment from Tim’s Idea-ology range to echo the numbers in my background.
To spotlight the focal image further, I added a painted circle around the image using an old lid.

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For further interest I also included splatters of red and white paint to the background and repeated the sentiment from the focal image, adding to the top of my tag. I also applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of my tag for definition.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back soon with a second piece for Fernli Designs.

 

WOW … Tracy thank you so much for a totally amazing and stunning GDT piece  … i am sure many of you are feeling inspired by Tracy’s Design Piece and we would love to see what you make which has been inspired by Tracy …. Please add your photos to our Facebook Page  for us all to admire

 

Please leave a comment below for Tracy 

Thanks for stopping by

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Out of the Blue

OOOOOOOOoooooo its a VERY exciting time over at the Fernli offices .…. We are having a lovely little Challenge called ‘Out of the Blue’ …. here’s the details..

Customers were invited  via our Facebook Group to put their names on a list  to receive a surprise parcel containing 2 Fernli Pieces to decorate … one is for you to do what you want with but the other is for you to Decorate and add into the challenge and the winner gets some more Gorgeous Fernli goodies ….

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10 names will be drawn from those below

You keep both Fernli pieces but one piece must be decorated (in any style you wish) and the finished project entered here. (photos ony) You have until end of September to complete your project, but the sooner they are all in, the sooner I will do the draw and draw the next 10 names.

If you decide you cannot commit after the draw takes place, please let me know so I can pass the parcel to someone else. If it already shipped when you tell me, I will expect you to post to the next person on list.

The winner out of this 10 will get a further small package.

Those who did not get to take part this time will be entered into the next ‘Out of the blue” challenge. When challenges are finished there will be a final overall winner.

Good luck to all who have entered ….. keep an eye out for the photos of the luck 10 on here and our Facebook Group

 

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Maymay’s 3rd project

Well we have reached that time of the month when we are showing the last make of one of our Guest Design Team members ….. Maymay chose to use the Large Intricate Cross

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Maymay loved it so much she changed her mind on what she was going to do for her 3rd project ……… and that’s what we love … the fact that one of our designs appeals to you so much you just ‘HAVE’ to use it ….  Here is Maymays youTube video on what she did …. Go see for yourself just how beautiful it turned out

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Maymay Heat embossed her cross using White embossing powder and it is BEAUTIFL ..  She then backed it onto some STUNNING copper paper which really,  really makes the Cross stand out even more and really shows off the Intricate  detail of the Cross .

 

We are so happy you loved the Cross so much Maymay and are pleased to know it is in your Scripture Journal for ever and will be cherished.

 

Thank you so much for all 3 of your projects and for the great videos you have done on them.

Please leave a comment in support of Maymays hard work.

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Maymay’s 2nd make

Hello everyone …. today we are sharing Maymay’s 2nd design team make for us …

 

Maymay decided to alter the lovely Family Birthday Sign  These are £6.00 and make a wonderful gift

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either to yourself or to a friend or family member ….

Maymay has done a great video all about her wonderful transformation of this very useful sign …..

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Thank you Maymay for another great GDT make , we love what you have done xx

 

Please leave a message below for the lovely Maymay 

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OUTSIDE THE CHEST

Hi Fernli followers

 

Today I am sharing my very own make ……

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Wooden Chest    ….    £3.95

 

…. Naomi and I (Tina) Decided a while ago that we would both use the wooden chest for the Fathers day challenge and the baby challenge … as I was putting it together I saw that the lid of the chest would make a great baby craddle ….

I won’t bore you with how I put it together as there is a video of Naomi and I putting them togehter.

 

I did a paint effect on the craddle part using a crackle paintIMG_2513

…. I them made the bedding using wadding and cotton fabric and some ribbon …. to  make the canopy I simply bent some thickish wire and cut a small length of straw for it to slide into and then glued it the the back of the craddle … on the other end of the craddle I heat embossed a primitive heart (2 inch heart  £0.15p)

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Then I decorated the rest of the Chest  to match the carddle part  and added some baby lotion, bottle, shampoo and ear buds ….. I will wrap the whole thing in celophane and tie a blue ribbon around the top to finish it off.

 

I would LOVE to know what you think of my make  so please leave a comment below for me .. xxxx 

Thank you everyone  …. Tina

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MAYMAY MADE IT FOR US

Hi Fernli friends

Today we are sharing a new Guest Designer to the Fernli Family.

The lovely Maymay Helms

Maymay chose the Perpetual Calendar

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So here is what the very talented Maymay has produced for her first GDT make

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Isn’t it wonderful …. Here is a LINK to Maymays youTube video on her GDT piece … I STRONGLY advise you to watch her video as you see the whole process from start to finish …. plus you get to hear that lovely sweet southern drawl of her’s  … I could listen to you ALL day Maymay  xx

Thank you for such a wonderful first designer piece …. can’t wait to see your 2nd make

Please leave a comment below for Maymay and let her know what you think of all her hard work …

 

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Vintage Tag

Today we have another make by our lovely blushing bride Yvonne

 

Yvonne made this gorgeous Tag using the Fernli Scalloped Tag c2529e_38518c7456874763b4bb4c8eee0eeb81 £1.50 for a set of 3 Giant tags

 

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And the Flourishes  8 Flourishes for £1.00 (4 mixed sets)

Also used was, seam binding, lace fabric, eyelash trim, half back pearls and bling and some stickles on the flourishes. The lady images is from Pinterest and the frame is from sizzix .

What a beautiful vintage themed tag  … thank you for sharing Yvonne we love it ..

 

Please leave a comment below for Yvonne 

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