Friday, March 29, 2013

Hello Marivic

Hi this is Marivic....I want to share with you my project using DecoArt paint. It was a little tricky making this project as I am now starting to like digital scrapbooking. So in this page I combined both..

I started with a paper from Kaisercraft from a paper collection called "Base Coat".
I used Deco Art stencil in the background.

Using DecoArt minipot paints. I added the paint to Golden Glass Bead gel. Until I am satisfied with 
the colors. I used bright colors for Kay's challenge. I couldn't find my palette knife so I used whatever is handy at that moment...plastic knife. It actually gave the serrated effect and I liked it that way.

Here is the effect I ended up with.

Here is my background page.

And here is the detail of the challenge:

I'd like for you to base your project on someone that just brightens your life. That one person(s) that adds 'color' to your life--that gives your life meaning & makes it all worthwhile. It can even be a pet! Being an owner of one very lovable fur baby I know how much unconditional love & happiness a pet can bring into someone's life--so yes, even pets count & yes it can be more than one person! If that person(s) or pet puts a smile on your face--then create a project in their honor!  You do not necessarily have to make it a bright & colorful project--just use the photos as inspiration since they are all lively & joyful photos.

The challenge is to incorporate paint into your project.  You can use paint in many ways on your projects--to add texture to your backgrounds, to add random splatters of color, to color embellishments such as chipboard...let your creativity be your guide!

"Since 1985, DecoArt has manufactured one of the broadest lines of
acrylic paints and finishes for general arts and crafts use in the
world. The line includes all-purpose acrylics for professional artists,
crafters, and students. Located centrally in the United States, DecoArt
manufactures numerous specialty paints that are designed specifically
for surfaces like glass, ceramics, fabric, and metal, from its Stanford,
Kentucky production facility"

Product Overview
DecoArt has one of the widest selection of paints and finishes for arts, crafts, and home decorating. DecoArt has a full product line which includes over 25 brands of paint and finishes.

Our products are sold in all major craft chain stores in the United States, as well as having a strong market presence internationally in over 75 countries abroad.

Our Commitment to Quality
DecoArt assures its loyal and new customers that they can use our products with confidence.
All DecoArt products are non-toxic and user and enviromently-friendly.
We make safe products.  Our paints and specialty products are made in the USA to federally-mandated and industry wide safety and quality standards as established by the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). ACMI employs one of the nation's top independent toxicology groups at Duke University.  All of our formulas are reviewed and have been certified as non-toxic by this group.

The winner of our March Challenge will win the following prize package from DecoArt:

The prize includes:  Three 8 pot paints; Americana Radiance, Dazzling Metallics Shimmer and Americana Pastel. Three stencils; Jacobean Floral, Flutterbies and Art Nouveau Medallions, along with a Medium assortment including Weathered Wood, Pearlizing, Fabric Painting, Thickening Medium, Drying Time Extended Medium and Staining Antiquing Medium.

There will also be a random winner who will win a this set of Craft Twinkles Writers:


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 email 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 homepageof their blog.

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

Happy Creating!


  1. This is a stunningly creative page and a wonderful take on the challenge.
    {I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. AWESOME layout! Wow!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. wow is very beautiful page!!!

  4. Wow Marivic this is just gorgeous! Love the combo!

  5. Awesome hybrid page Marivic! I love how you used the stencil, paints and glass bead gel to create your beautiful background!

  6. This is so nice and colorful page, I am sure your DD loves it!

  7. You are a natural at Digis, Marivic! Love the background work and the photograph.

  8. Great page really do the digi so well! Would never have thought of combining the best of both worlds!!! ;-) Great job! ;-)


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