Tuesday, August 21, 2012

True Love Layout by Helen

Hi there everyone!  Helen here sharing my latest layout with you,
using another very beautiful tag from Berry71Bleu Etsy store HERE.

These tags are just SO pretty - it really is IMPOSSIBLE
for your pages to turn out anything short of beautiful!!

Berry71Bleu tags are expertly hand-crafted under various
 different themes and colour schemes and can also be 
ordered & custom-made to your requirements.  

Unfortunately the store is empty right now as all these 
beauties have been snapped up!!!  But if you are
 desperate to get hold of some just contact Marivic 
on berry71bleu@gmail.com & she will sort you out!  

Meanwhile why not take a browse over at our sister Etsy store 
Zeus & Zoe HERE where there are over 100 different items
 in stock, including chipboard, embellishments & Manor House
 Creations flowers - both from Australia - now available
 in USA & able to be sent ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
 at actual postage cost!

This photo is just to show you how I created my photo "cluster" 
- instead of layering up my photos & tag on patterned paper mats
or strips of different widths I got out my Big Shot & my 
Spellbinders dies, along with some doilies & cut out lots of 
Floral Doily Motifs which I then positioned all layered up 
around the photos & tag.

I stamped, inked and stencilled around the edge of my page & 
used a vast assortment of blooms, leaves, butterflies & hearts 
to surround my focal photos and tag.  Mitra from Zeus & Zoe
made me that beautiful die-cut flower using Tim Holtz dies.  It
matched perfectly - I just inked it a bit more for more depth.

In keeping with the "Cupcakes" tag {& everything sweet} 
I centred my journaling around how SWEET my daughter
& her boyfriend are as a couple.  Truly in love :) ♥♥♥

I cut some of my flowers in half so that I could tuck them in
 behind others {like the green one above} & used all sorts
 of different textures too like die-cut felt flowers.

See the pretty seam-binding above, on top of the tag?
I always just use a couple of glue-dots on each side
to hold down each side. 

See the little butterfly above?  Just above the journaling?
I was sent those little beauties by Scrapmatts Chipboard
company in Australia, who are our sponsors for the month.

Our talented DT member Cathy Cafun set this month's
 challenge & she designs for Scrapmatts so there's plenty
of inspiration to be found on her blog too.

Look at this amazing prize pack they have donated for 
the winner - WOOOOOW!!!  Check them out HERE.

Most of the chipboard I was sent contained WINGS
of some sort, ie butterflies, dragonflies, angels etc as
that is our current challenge theme for August.  
The only requirement for the challenge is that you
use WINGS somewhere on your project!  EASY!!

We also have a prize for our random winner too.
 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 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.

So that's it from me today!  I hope I have inspired you
 to order some of these one-off tags - they truly are mini masterpieces.  


  1. Helen, this is just so stunning and a true reflection of your beautifully unique creative style.

  2. Simply gorgeous Helen! Love the layers/clusters and the way you've used that beautiful tag is amazing!

  3. This is sooooooooooooo gorgeous Helen!! I love love love love all the flowers and the cupcakes too!!

  4. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Gorgeous page Helen.. love the doily background and all your yummy details!!

  6. wow, its so gorgeous and loved this challenge!


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