Friday, September 13, 2013

Pumpkin Patch - Sept Challenge

Hello, hello, Norma here to share my project for this month's mixed media challenge!!  Debbie is hosting this month and she provided a beautiful sketch to work with so this is my spin:

I love mixed media so I was really excited about Debbie's challenge.  Mixed media is a wonderful way to add depth and customize your projects with paint and inks.  It's kind of like an anything goes pass because you can mixed in anything you want.  For my layout, I started out with the beautiful papers from Maja Designs' Walking in the Forest collection.  The gorgeous background paper I used is called Autumn Poem.

I wanted to bring in some greens without covering too much of the beautiful Maja Designs paper so I did it by stenciling.  I used a Prima stencil with Golden Molding paste and fluid acrylic mixed with a Faber-Castell Gelato to get the color I wanted.  Once it was dry, I dusted the top with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I accented my layout with a couple Scrapiniec pieces that I sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang inks.

I created several layers using more of the Maja Designs Walking in the Forest papers and a torn piece of cardboard.  I love the texture that cardboard adds to a project, the corrugated ridges pick up paint really well.

For this little cluster, I cut rosettes from a sheet of Maya's Knitted Sweater.  It has a great chevron pattern on it.  I topped each rosette with some of my flea market jewelry findings.  I also added jute twine and an artificial rose.

Finally, I inked all of the edges with orange Liquitex soft body acrylic paint. 

 Here is a look at Debbie's original sketch, I flipped it and worked on the right side of the page.  I hope I've inspired you to play along with this month's challenge because we have some really great prizes up for grabs!! 

Our main sponsor this month is Maja Design. 
Maja Design Corp is based in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Maja Design was founded in November 2007, and since then, have grown to supply over 70 retailers in Sweden and 90 all over the world. Founder Marie Jansson says: "In the fall of 2004, a dear friend asked me to join her to a scrapbooking course. From that moment, I became totally amazed and thrilled by all the beautiful papers and decorations in the art of scrapbooking. After some time as a captivated scrapper, I got curious to create my own patterns. I have always had a devotion for colour and form. I had access to great printing facility, as I worked at a printers office. Since 2007, I have been blessed to be able to work with my great passion - to design and create coloured coordinated paper."

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Maja Design provided each member of our DT with their Walking In The Forest Collection to work with this month.  We also have one extra collection for the winner of our September Challenge.


The Porkchop Show
A fine Etsy emporium selling unique laser cut wooden craft pieces.
Your crafting dreams can come true with these wood art parts!

**Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.  Please check out our Challenge Rules page here.**

We'd like to give a special thanks to Scrapiniec Die-Cut Chipboard for sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Design Team this month with their chipboard.

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.

                                      Thanks so much for stopping, have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. Awesome work Norma! I love the green damask pattern you added to the background and the rosettes are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Gorgeous page Norma! Love the damask stencilling, pinwheels and your super photo! Just beautiful!

  3. This is so cool..I love the layers and the orange contrast is just perfect! Thanks!!


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