Friday, November 08, 2013

You Make Me Happy by Dana Tatar

Hello Berry71Bleu fans! Dana here with you again, sharing another layout that I created for the November "Change is Beautiful" Challenge. I used the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Hopefully Collection for this page. I was also inspired by this Carl Sanburg quote: “Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves. They flickered out saying: 'It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.'" Life is short, and precious moments are even more so. Like the bubbles, my daughter changes in the blink of an eye and I want to be there for every beautiful second of it!


I incorporated several colors from the mood board and the challenge theme of change into my design. I built up layers of vintage newspaper, trinkets and lace with items from my Zeus and Zoe Kit

I added both color and texture to the background of this page and all my chipboard pieces with Liquitex gesso and acrylic paints. To mimic the circle shape of the bubbles in my photo I added circles with the help of a stencil, circular pieces of patterned paper and splatters of paint.

I'm super excited about the sponsors for this month! A big thanks to Liquitex, Frog Dog Studio, Maja Design and 7 Dots Studio for their generous contributions! Play along with us this month for your chance to win one of these fantastic prize packages!

Main Prize:
Liquitex Prize Package

Acrylic Mediums
Adult Size Liquitex Apron

Random Prize:


Liquitex offers the widest spectrum of vibrant intense acrylic paints, acrylic mediums and art supplies that enable you to bring your creative vision to life. The possibilities to expand your creativity are endless with their innovative toolbox. Liquitex was the first water-based acrylic paint created in 1955 and since then has partnered with artists to ensure that they continually evolve and innovate – resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation. Today, Liquitex offers the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore their art and take it to new and unprecedented boundaries. Their innovative drive, creative passion and intense desire to share the joys of artistic expression through unparalleled education and community outreach programs, has ensured that Liquitex will continue to be a strong partner in helping artists explore their art for decades to come.

Frog Dog Studio is a monthly Mixed Media kit club. We have a talented team of designers who will share video and photo tutorials on how to make kit projects and use kit supplies, in easy, fun, and creative ways. We pride ourselves on making the world Mixed Media friendly and want to share our excitement and passion for creating art with our subscribers. We believe that Mixed Media is the window to the soul, and embrace individualism, and self expression. Getting our hands messy with paint, ink, and glue is a natural part of our lives.

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 color 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 colored coordinated paper."

Our Design Team sponsor this month is 7 Dots Studio. We'll be sharing our work on the 7 Dots Studio Blog this month, so be sure to stop by for a visit!
We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.
Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.

Make sure you follow the CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. love it <3 im in a middle of moving home right now so will take a part in challenge as soon as my crafting space will be available, sorr about it x

  2. So pretty page Dana!! love how you painted the background! :)


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