Monday, June 09, 2014

Out of Africa Layout by Cathi

The theme this month is: Favorite Movie or TV Show & the challenge is: Multiple Photos
Your project must be centered around your favorite movie or TV show and must consist of more than one photo. You can use the same photo twice or use different photos--the choice is yours. If you just can't pick one movie or TV show--then feel free to center your project on your favorite actor or actress, this counts as well.

Here is the layout I created for the June Favorite Movie/TV Show Challenge at Berry71Bleu! I chose my favorite film Out of Africa, I have loved this movie for ages, the beautiful cinematography, great acting, great a really well done and classic film for me.  This month we each received a kit to work with from Gauche Alchemy. I had chosen a brown colored kit and it could not have been more perfect for this layout, from the dictionary page with the word continent (as in Africa lol) and the Risk game card with African country Madagascar...perfect coincidences!!

For my two photos I used the movie poster along with an African scene I found. I used almost the entire kit from the great old envelope, to the chess piece, a puzzle piece, a Scrabble tile, a little butterfly, the metal pieces, the trims, even the old slide... The punchinella is also from Gauche Alchemy and I have used it three ways here, as a layer as a stamp and as a mask! You can see the Compass stamp from sponsor Viva Las Vegas Stamps I stamped randomly as well.

We were also generously sponsored by Scrapiniec chipboard! Here you can see the gorgeous honeycomb, hot air balloon and Good Times Speech Bubbles pieces I used.  I had a great time layering up all my elements and creating a background that tied in with the movie poster photo colors, lots of misting and splattering was done! To finish off my layout I used lots of stitching around the edges in brown.

I really loved doing this layout and hope you will join us!! Have a look at the amazing prizes up for grabs:

First Prize:
Gauche Alchemy Themed Kit + Punchinella Variety Pack
(Actual Prize May Differ From Photo)

Second Prize:
7 Dots Studio - Love is in the Air Collection

Random Prize:
Kay's Kreative Korner Gift Voucher
(A small sample of the butterflies available from Kay)


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Within a few months I started to add transparent 'Glass' butterflies which are clear in nature but add a very bold & unique touch to any crafty project. My latest creations are the 'Rose' butterfly collection which are butterflies with roses on their wings & the 'Message on Wings' butterfly collection with sentiments printed on their wings that can be personalized.

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A special thanks to Gauche Alchemy, Scrapiniec Die-Cut Chipboard and Viva Las VegaStamps! for sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Design Team this month!

Scrapiniec is the first Polish manufacturer of laser die-cut chipboard products for use in scrapbooking. They satisfy even the most unusual individual orders and are characterized by reliability, high quality and friendly customer service.
Viva Las VegaStamps!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for your kind words Maggi!! I loved making this!

  2. Absolutely stunning! I love the background and the stacks of papers, so creative! Thank you Cathi!

  3. Gorgeous page Cathi and I really love the colouring and embellies here! Out of Africa is one of my alltime favourite movies too and everytime I see it, I still cry! It was a super movie! ;-)


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