Friday, February 01, 2013

February Challenge - "WhiteSpace"

Hello, Anupama here!
I am excited to be hosting my first ever challenge at Berry71Bleu. The theme for this month is 'White Space'.

WhiteSpace is defined as
 the portion of a page left unmarked or blank in visual arts. 
I love using whitespace (or negative space as some may call it) 
in my design as it adds an edge to the page composition! 
I am a trained interior designer and have always been impressed by stark minimalism. I guess that the same design sensibilities have spilt over into my scrapbook pages. 
So here is a chance to come out of your comfort zone!
Go ahead and play with space...
You would be surprised by the results -

Our Sponsor for this month's challenge is UHK Gallery
The winner of our February Challenge will win this My Dear Watson paper collection.

along with 2 other collections - Queen of Hearts & Love is in the Air

We are a team of creative women who cannot imagine their world without paper, glue and creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion. And we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists.
Quality of our products is our priority. Each of our collections is made of highest quality materials - thick scrapbooking paper (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival and highest quality matt stickers. We use materials from leading manufacturers in the paper industry.

Queen of Hearts

Love is in the Air

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive the Dreamer Collection from 7 Dots Studio.

Here's what I made with Marivic's gorgeous tag and the 'whitespace' theme -

Marivic's Vintage tag set the mood of the page and I chose to scrap a picture of my mom from the early 1960s when she was a young teen growing up in India.

To balance the ornate tag, I applied glimmermist on the other side with a paint brush and a mask. Script stamps and butterfly washi tape complement the stenciling.  

Instead of treating the chipboard with wet media, I opted for washi tape and chalk edgers to cover the frame.

I can't wait to see what you create!

Rules of the Challenge:

1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or 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 like for each challenge
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 Berry 71 Bleu 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.

Information about our Challenges:-

1.  Berry71Bleu Challenges are open to anyone, 
anywhere in the world.

2.  Our Design Team do their best to comment 
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF 
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem 
you can always enable comment moderation.

3,  Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.

4.  Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact our Sponsor Co-ordinator, Agnieszka at

5.  Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing 
will be forfeited.

6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in 
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog.

7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

If you wish to see more of my work, please visit my blog -

Until next time...


  1. What an awesome challenge and I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the flowers!!

  2. Beautiful layout!! Cool challenge not always an easy one for me. :)

  3. Great challenge /was not an easy one for me:)/ lovely project and what a fantastic sponsors we have this month!So many chances to winn!

  4. Gorgeous page Anu!!! Loooove this challenge!!!

  5. Oh so beautiful, love the challenge and will be back!! Gorgeous inspiration...

  6. Your work is breathtaking! Love the total look and feel your LO conveys. And a great challenge too. It's something that I'm not as comfy doing but will try.

  7. Wow...this is beautiful Anupama! The colour palette is just gorgeous! You did a fabulous layout! Love it! ;-)

  8. Gorgeous work Anu! Love your photo and the theme of your challenge. Thank you!!

  9. The colors in your layout are so soft and perfectly accent the beautiful photo of your mom and Marivic's tag. A lovely layout Anu!


Thanks so much for your comments! We really appreciate you stopping by.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...