Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Special Guest Designer Amy Lassiter!

We're thrilled to have our November Challenge Winner, Amy Lassiter, sharing her take on our January "One Little Word" Challenge with us today!

I am a wife to my best friend from college, and the mother to three daughters. I live in a tiny town that sits on a lake, on the prairies of Kansas, USA. I am employed both as a church soloist (I am a classically trained soprano), and also a librarian.

Other than my amazing family, the thing I eat, sleep, and breathe is mixed media art and craft. I adore creating scrapbook layouts and canvases, tags, cards, and altered projects with an eclectic, free, and soulful vibe. I am blessed to be on the design teams of 7 Dots Studio, UmWowStudio, Gauche Alchemy, Viva Las VegaStamps,  Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo, and Genuinely Jane Studios.

In the time when I’m not creating, I also enjoy photography, sewing, reading, thrifting, swimming and snorkling. Most days, I also spend at least a little time planning, journaling and dreaming, about relocating to Oahu, Hawaii; my favorite place on earth.

 I created this layout featuring my word for the year...believe! I have so many goals and dreams I want to see realized, and concentrating on belief will make them happen.

I added all sorts of paints, mists and inks to the background (made of a Pion Design paper, with the center cut out and flipped to the other side. I added 7 Dots Studio "messy head" papers in the corners, and layered up more paper, washi tape, and trims. I gave this a vintage flair, and used lots of ephemera in a quirky way.

I am honored to be chosen as a guest designer this month, and to share my work with all of the fans of Berry71Bleu!

If you want to join in the fun, you have until the 31st of January to upload your project for this challenge. We really look forward to seeing what you create!

As always, you can win some amazing prizes!

Main Prize:
6x6 Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate
 2 tubes of Green and Blue Speedball Block Printing Ink.
Random Prize:

$15 Gift Voucher

AUD$15 to be used in our online store at


A Tradition of Excellence: For more than 100 years, high quality art products from Speedball have created Unlimited Possibilities for Artists in both classrooms and professional studios around the world. Speedball is committed to artistic innovation and expression.
Printmaking Is A Time-Tested Craft That Is Ideal For Contemporary Art Expression:Today with the advent of new techniques and materials, Printmaking has gained renewed interest and unprecedented support. Printmaking begins with Speedball - America’s leading manufacturer of printmaking materials - unequaled for quality, safety and ease-of-use.
Economical and Time-Flexible: The Beauty of Printmaking is in its flexibility and economy. Projects can range from simple printmaking exercises lasting only for a short session to more complex projects that can be expanded to include advance detailed techniques. Printmaking is more popular than ever and Speedball Art Products is the artist’s choice!
Speedball Block Printing Inks: Give your creations all the brilliance they deserve with inks from Speedball. Speedball’s Water Soluble Block Printing Inks come in 18 brilliant colors available in 37cc, 75cc, 150cc tubes plus 8oz. and 16oz jars. These inks are easy to clean up with water, non-toxic, gluten free and super for printmaking with linoleum, wood, Flexible Printing Plate, Speedy-Carve™, Speedy-Cut™ and Polyprint. All Speedball inks are AP Non-Toxic and are excellent for use in the studio, school or home. Speedball also carries Oil-Based Block Printing Inks available in 10 brilliant colors in 37cc tubes or 7 colors available in 75cc tubes. Suitable for printing on papers and fabrics, they are non-darkening, waterproof and permanent.

We love gelatin printing and we've developed a better way to do it!

Our Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It's easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool!

Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri and Maggie Lloyd who are three passionate and avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour and everything Bling!

“Our aim is to bring more colour and variety into the world of flourishes and embellishments.With our unique designs and new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking.' We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling has introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.”

They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices.They have flat rate postage within Australia and also post internationally (half price shipping for large orders).You can contact them and find all their products on their easy-to-use website Don’t forget to check out their facebook page for random giveaways, visit their blog to win monthly challenges and visit their gallery for inspiration and ideas! 

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.
Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. Awesome page Amy! I love all the layers of paper and ink. Thanks for joining us this month! :)

  2. Amy, such a cool artsy page! Beautiful!

  3. Great page Amy!!! So glad to see you here.

  4. Wow Amy, your page is just stunning! Absolutely love it! Gorgeous word for 2014 too....may it all come true for you! x

  5. Amy! I adore your projects! You know it :) xxx

  6. Many thanks to *all* of you for your kind words. I LOVED being a guest artist with Berry71Bleu!! Thank you again for having me.

  7. Amy...Truly amazing page! Love the depth and texture! Well done! Thank you!!


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