Friday, August 31, 2012

Ice cream time - Channa



Good Morning all,

It's the last day of the month and August is ending.....
Summer is still here in Greece, but i believe normal live will start again after this weekend.

Today i wanted to share with you a layout i made for Berry71Blue! My fellow DT member Cathy Cafun has a great challenge for you this month " Wings " with a lovely inspirational picture. Most of you have entered your beautiful creations but if you have not, this is your last day to do it.

This was my take on the challenge:


Lots and lots of flowers this month!
Some of them handmade and some were a gift from Marivic.


I added a cluster of flowers at the top corner of this layout. In between was my first element for this challenge a love bird cage from Scrapmatts. Our sponsor for this month, and they were so generous to give lots of Goodies that you will see in future layouts. 


Of course not to forget, my inspirational tag for this month! Ice cream, on of the things that i could not stay away from these hot summer months. 


My 2nd element for the wings challenge are the Butterflies, 3 on each side of the layout. 



RULES
1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page
 project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar,
 using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want and 
combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post
 that you are playing along at Berry71Bleu 
TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST 
on the last day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top
 of the sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by 
linking up in the comments section please.

Our sponsor this month:




Inspirational picture:


And of course we have a random prize winner:





So this is your last chance to enter our Challenge at Berry71blue.

Thanks for joining us!

Channa






Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"My 2 little Angels" by Vicky


Hello Everyone!

This is my DT layout for Berry71bleu this month!

I decided to follow Cathy's challenge which required wings in your project and this beautiful tag was perfect for it!!!
These are my 2 little Angels...Nefeli & Ioli.



This tag is SO YUMMY!!!!!





Scrapmatts Chipboards were kind enough to send some lovely products to all the B71B DT!!!!
Aren't these angels lovely???





You still have time to enter our challenge but you must be quick!!!
Look at what you could win!!!


Thank you all for visiting!!!
xxx

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

True Love Layout by Helen






Hi there everyone!  Helen here sharing my latest layout with you,
using another very beautiful tag from Berry71Bleu Etsy store HERE.


These tags are just SO pretty - it really is IMPOSSIBLE
for your pages to turn out anything short of beautiful!!


Berry71Bleu tags are expertly hand-crafted under various
 different themes and colour schemes and can also be 
ordered & custom-made to your requirements.  

Unfortunately the store is empty right now as all these 
beauties have been snapped up!!!  But if you are
 desperate to get hold of some just contact Marivic 
on berry71bleu@gmail.com & she will sort you out!  

Meanwhile why not take a browse over at our sister Etsy store 
Zeus & Zoe HERE where there are over 100 different items
 in stock, including chipboard, embellishments & Manor House
 Creations flowers - both from Australia - now available
 in USA & able to be sent ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
 at actual postage cost!


This photo is just to show you how I created my photo "cluster" 
- instead of layering up my photos & tag on patterned paper mats
or strips of different widths I got out my Big Shot & my 
Spellbinders dies, along with some doilies & cut out lots of 
Floral Doily Motifs which I then positioned all layered up 
around the photos & tag.


I stamped, inked and stencilled around the edge of my page & 
used a vast assortment of blooms, leaves, butterflies & hearts 
to surround my focal photos and tag.  Mitra from Zeus & Zoe
made me that beautiful die-cut flower using Tim Holtz dies.  It
matched perfectly - I just inked it a bit more for more depth.


In keeping with the "Cupcakes" tag {& everything sweet} 
I centred my journaling around how SWEET my daughter
& her boyfriend are as a couple.  Truly in love :) ♥♥♥



I cut some of my flowers in half so that I could tuck them in
 behind others {like the green one above} & used all sorts
 of different textures too like die-cut felt flowers.



See the pretty seam-binding above, on top of the tag?
I always just use a couple of glue-dots on each side
to hold down each side. 


See the little butterfly above?  Just above the journaling?
I was sent those little beauties by Scrapmatts Chipboard
company in Australia, who are our sponsors for the month.

Our talented DT member Cathy Cafun set this month's
 challenge & she designs for Scrapmatts so there's plenty
of inspiration to be found on her blog too.


Look at this amazing prize pack they have donated for 
the winner - WOOOOOW!!!  Check them out HERE.



Most of the chipboard I was sent contained WINGS
of some sort, ie butterflies, dragonflies, angels etc as
that is our current challenge theme for August.  
The only requirement for the challenge is that you
use WINGS somewhere on your project!  EASY!!


We also have a prize for our random winner too.
 Sponsored by Zeus and Zoe - Marivic's Kit Store.

                               


                         

You can win this entire pack of keys!  They are gorgeous!!
To win this random prize everyone  has an equal chance, just by entering!

RULES
1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page
 project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar,
 using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want and 
combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post
 that you are playing along at Berry71Bleu 
TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST 
on the last day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top
 of the sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by 
linking up in the comments section please.




So that's it from me today!  I hope I have inspired you
 to order some of these one-off tags - they truly are mini masterpieces.  




Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Featured Designers

How is everyone doing?

This month we will be featuring our friends' work. Unfortunately, there will be no guests designers this month. I am afraid that there are things that's going on in my life right now and I'm stretched too thin to do the things I normally do.

But today is not about me and my problems. Today I am thankful to our 2 friends..

Nadia and Lizzy for sharing their projects with us...

Let's check out Nadia's work first:







Here is Lizzy's project using the tag and items from kit she won on our blog hop.





Thank you girls!!

And don't forget our August Challenge!!

This month our sponsor is:

and they have donated a fabulous chipboard pack as the prize for our challenge winner.  Click on the link above and check out all the beautiful chipboard designs available in store.  Scrapmatts also have a fabulous gallery with so many gorgeous creations which are sure to inspire you.

                               


   The prize above is for our merit winner. We also have a prize for our random
winner too. That prize is sponsored by Zeus and Zoe - Marivic's Kit Store.

                               


                         
You can win this entire pack of keys! They are gorgeous!!
To win this random prize everyone has an equal chance, just by entering!

RULES
1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.
2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.
3. You may submit as many entries as you want and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Berry71Bleu TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.
5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 31st day of the month the challenge was posted.
6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the comments section please.



Here is my take on the challenge: 



In this art journal, I used Scrapmatts chipboard wings, painted in gesso, mod podged and added Matisse dry medium Mica  flakes.

I used Dylusion stamps and Ink to get the effect. I used watercolor, markers, and lumiere paint for the purple shirt.


On this page. I mod podged antique paper, painted gesso on some parts of it. I used stencil ad lumber paint for the purple effect. 

Butterflies were from Renea's etsy shop.




Here is what the journal looks like. I'm still working on it. 

I almost forgot to include my 5 y.o. daughter's art. Alyssa told me that she is joining the challenge too..Well I told her that she can make one for the challenge, just like I did..


Here is her project for Cathy's Wing Challenge


By the way...

I will invite you to my new blog, but it is still under construction. I will have a "house-warming" party so please come visit. I will add more information here. You can win great prizes!



Happy Weekend!

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