Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October Challenge - Falling For Autumn Mood Board


Hi Berry71Bleu fans! Dana here today to introduce the October Mood Board Challenge. This time of year is about celebrating the breathtaking array of colors and textures and the sense of change and anticipation that is evident all around us. We want to see how you are falling for Autumn!



I love a good woodgrain patterned paper and selected this vibrant background sheet for its rich color palette of greens and blues. I used a woodgrain stencil with some whipped spackle to add another layer of pattern and a vivid pop of white. I printed the Jellypark Four Trees Digital Stamp and cut the trunks from the designs. I colored the images with watercolor pencils and scattered them around the page like fallen leaves.


I had a lot of fun creating this flower cluster that is full of texture. I added a Creative Embellishments Chipboard Feather, that I decided to keep in its natural finish and a Vintage Button from my Zeus and Zoe Kit.

I hope you can find the time to join us this month! There are some amazing prizes up for grabs!

First Prize: 2 Digital Images from the Jellypark Store

Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate 

Random Prize: Maja Design Walking in the Forest Collection


Sponsors:


Jellypark is a digital crafting website with lots of whimsical images drawn by children's illustrator Claire Keay. The images can be used on all your papercraft projects whether digital, hybrid or physical. 




Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!


Maja Design Corp is based in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Maja Design was founded in November 2007, and since then, have grown to supply over 70 retailers in Sweden and 90 all over the world. Founder Marie Jansson says: "In the fall of 2004, a dear friend asked me to join her to a scrapbooking course. From that moment, I became totally amazed and thrilled by all the beautiful papers and decorations in the art of scrapbooking. After some time as a captivated scrapper, I got curious to create my own patterns. I have always had a devotion for color and form. I had access to great printing facility, as I worked at a printers office. Since 2007, I have been blessed to be able to work with my great passion - to design and create colored coordinated paper.

A special thanks to Jellypark for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Guest Designer Fena

We are excited to welcome Guest Designer Fena, our August Challenge Winner, to the blog today!


Hello everyone, I am so thrilled and honored to be Guest Designer this month at Berry71Bleu. I would like to thank the entire team of Berry71bleu for this opportunity.

I am a mom to a 5 year old and wife to a wonderful husband who understands my passion for art. I am basically a Bachelor in Engineering (in computers) by profession and into software development and testing. Yes, I am a Techie!! But I always had that creative bent towards arts and crafts since childhood and when I found this magical world of scrapbooking I found my creative outlet.

I am passionately in love with mixed media and art journaling is my soul. I don’t have a definite style yet but I see that I do mixed media layouts incorporating paints, flowers, embellishments and stamping.

The challenge theme this month is by Marivic and it is to make a project telling about the ‘THINGS WE LOVE.’ For me, the list is endless, but Art has always been my passion and it’s one thing that I would never part with. When I am not doing layouts I am always on my laptop or tablet sipping a cup of coffee and yeah I do love chocolates (lol!!).


So in my layout, for my photo I choose to incorporate all the things I love. I took the photo myself as I couldn’t find any photo that depicts exactly what I love. There’s coffee, paint brushes, a tablet and dictionary pages and few chocolates.


I used the 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk patterned paper.


I have made by background with lots of mediums consisting of stencils, paints and gesso. Then went on adding embellishments and flowers.

It was really a fun challenge and hope I have inspired you with this lovely theme. You can find more details on my blog thepapermemories.blogspot.com.

Thanks for visiting!!

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month!

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize: Zeus and Zoe Gift Certificate



3rd Prize: 2 Handmade Tags from Berry71bleu
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)

 
Sponsors:
 

Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.


Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake by Mandy

Hello my crafty friends!

Mandy here and it's my turn to share my September "Things We Love" design team project  with you.
 
This month's project was so much fun and I knew exactly what I was going to create when I saw the beautiful tag Marivic provided from her Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop(click here)...Thank you Marivic!  There were so many ideas that came to mind when I saw the challenge inspiration....I love music, art, nature, Navajo art, butterflies, bike riding, turquoise, opaque gemstones and minerals, beading, Victorian architecture, stained glass windows, gardening, flowers, Foxglove, swimming, collecting vintage items, thrift shops, perfume bottles, painting, cooking, baking, chicken and waffles, hiking, vintage lace, and much, much more......
and one thing I truly love is all kinds of sweets. The list goes on!!
Who doesn't love creamy, rich, delicious cheesecake?????
and with strawberries on top to boot!!!

I added some chipboard keys and gems from this month's design team sponsor:



Thank you!
 
Here is a close up of the beautiful tag(with the cheesecake image) Marivic provided and is nestled in among flowers and goodies.... The beautiful paper I used is from the previous design team sponsor 7Dots Studio.


There seems to be a big trend with using various circles on layouts so I decided to add some sequins, paillettes, and punch work circles....I also added circle stenciling using texture paste....I cut out circles from old paper I never used with textured stencil work on it.  The larger circles show the textured details.  I added gesso to many of the paillettes....finishing them with paints and misting....

I started the background work with stamping and stenciling. I finished off by layering and layering circles and gems and lastly adding drips of mists and paints throughout.....

You still have a little bit of time to make a project telling us about the things that you love, no matter what it is, we'd love to know! 
 
You can take photos and add to your project or you can journal about the things you love.
Most of the time we never get to talk about ourselves, so this month we will talk about all the lovely things we love. 

We would love to see what you create so please join our challenge!

And thank you for your support of the "Berry71Bleu" blog and design team!

Please follow the rule challenge. Link below.

  Things we love

 
 
 
Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month:

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)


2nd Prize: Zeus and Zoe Gift Certificate






3rd Prize: 2 Handmade Tags from Berry71bleu

(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)




Sponsors:
 

Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Love is Sweet by Denise van Deventer

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Friday! I hope that your week has been a good one, so far!

It's my turn, Denise, to share my page for this month's challenge, Things we Love.


I created a little board of the things that I love! ;-)


This just gives you a little taste of the things I love!

Here is the layout that I created about one of those loves - Love is Sweet! (A little play on words)


Marivic had sent me a gorgeous "cake" themed tag and so it was perfect for this challenge.
Here is a close-up of the tag from the Zeus and Zoe etsy shop.


I also used some blingy bits from Molossi.


I created the background with one of my favourite stencils, gesso and watercolouring.  I used the Vintage Chic Collection papers from Heidi Swapp.


I did the journalling around the page and this is what it says:

"Admittedly, I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I really do love a decadent cake or pudding.  When one can treat oneself, with a little something sweet, why absolutely not?! My thoughts are that life can be bitter enough and that a little treat can sweeten any day.  Marie Antoinette was a woman after my own heart!!!" ;-)

You still have some time to play along, so we hope that you will show us some of your loves too!

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month:

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)


2nd Prize: Zeus and Zoe Gift Certificate






3rd Prize: 2 Handmade Tags from Berry71bleu

(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Sponsors:
 

Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your







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