Friday, August 03, 2012

Love Letters Altered Memory Box

TGIF Everybody!! Time for another Berry71Bleu project reveal. I am so excited to announce that Scrapmatts is our sponsor this month!! My Berry Bleu sister Cathy Cafun is hosting the challenge this month and the theme is wings! Here is the information about her challenge;

 For this challenge there is only one criteria - I would like to see any form of wings on your LO, Card or OTP project.  Can be one or many forms, whatever you like as long as I see some wings.  Here are some examples to get you started - fairies, angels, birds, winged insects, dragons unicorns and bats. 

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!
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.

And here is my project based on Cathy's Challenge:

 I used a mix of some past Scraps Of Elegance Kits, along with one of Marivic's gorgeous tags  to create, an altered memory box. I love anything soft, Vintage or Shabby Chic, and these boxes are perfect for storing those little memories in.

  I, of course, used my Berry71Bleu tag as my focal point. With that gorgeous Vintage Post Card image of a dove, it was perfect for the "wings" challenge. I layered it on top of a couple of varying sized Doilies for a lacy soft mat. I added a feather, a die cut foliage and swirl piece and a few small Prima roses to compliment the tag and add lots of charm to the box.

 I then took some Vintage Charms pieces and layered them in under the corner and added a little resin wing to the girl image.

 I took a small ScrapMatts butterfly and embossed it, then added some little crystals to the body and popped it onto the top corner.

 I then took a second ScrapMatts butterfly and added it to the bottom.

 For the lip of the box lid, I added some Vintage look lace. The box was first painted with gesso, then inked and then stamped with a Vintage script stamp to add layers of very soft color. I then added some swirls and two larger ScrapMatts Chipboard butterflies that I also embossed and added crystals to.

 Here is the opposite side.

I just love working with chipboard, and if you have never checked out ScrapMatts Chipboard, I encourage you to do so. They have so many wonderful and unique designs!  Sofie Rossides is just the sweetest and all the girls over there are so very talented and inspiring. Their beautiful chipboard pieces, along with that gorgeous Berry71Bleu tag made creating this project sheer heaven!!

Hope you get to come play along for a chance at those FABulous prizes!!  Thanks for dropping by! ~Renea


  1. Wow wow wow!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the box shape and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the flowers and angel!!!

  2. Hi Renea, this is so lovely!! Great work.

  3. Simply stunning Renea.. adore all your gorgeous details!! Fab take on the challenge too! :))

  4. Very beautiful Renea - love it!

  5. Renea,

    This is just beautiful! I love it! Thank you!!!


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