Monday, September 29, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake by Mandy

Hello my crafty friends!

Mandy here and it's my turn to share my September "Things We Love" design team project  with you.
This month's project was so much fun and I knew exactly what I was going to create when I saw the beautiful tag Marivic provided from her Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop(click here)...Thank you Marivic!  There were so many ideas that came to mind when I saw the challenge inspiration....I love music, art, nature, Navajo art, butterflies, bike riding, turquoise, opaque gemstones and minerals, beading, Victorian architecture, stained glass windows, gardening, flowers, Foxglove, swimming, collecting vintage items, thrift shops, perfume bottles, painting, cooking, baking, chicken and waffles, hiking, vintage lace, and much, much more......
and one thing I truly love is all kinds of sweets. The list goes on!!
Who doesn't love creamy, rich, delicious cheesecake?????
and with strawberries on top to boot!!!

I added some chipboard keys and gems from this month's design team sponsor:

Thank you!
Here is a close up of the beautiful tag(with the cheesecake image) Marivic provided and is nestled in among flowers and goodies.... The beautiful paper I used is from the previous design team sponsor 7Dots Studio.

There seems to be a big trend with using various circles on layouts so I decided to add some sequins, paillettes, and punch work circles....I also added circle stenciling using texture paste....I cut out circles from old paper I never used with textured stencil work on it.  The larger circles show the textured details.  I added gesso to many of the paillettes....finishing them with paints and misting....

I started the background work with stamping and stenciling. I finished off by layering and layering circles and gems and lastly adding drips of mists and paints throughout.....

You still have a little bit of time to make a project telling us about the things that you love, no matter what it is, we'd love to know! 
You can take photos and add to your project or you can journal about the things you love.
Most of the time we never get to talk about ourselves, so this month we will talk about all the lovely things we love. 

We would love to see what you create so please join our challenge!

And thank you for your support of the "Berry71Bleu" blog and design team!

Please follow the rule challenge. Link below.

  Things we love

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month:

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize: Zeus and Zoe Gift Certificate

3rd Prize: 2 Handmade Tags from Berry71bleu

(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

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!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Have a great day!


  1. Fantastic layout, Mandy! Love the layered circles.

  2. So gorgeous and so rich!! Beautiful work! Thanks Mandy!

  3. Wow!! What a sweet layout you have created! So many yummy details!

  4. Stunning page Mandy!!!! Love everything about yummy, decadent and beautiful! You and are are certainly on the same page!!!!! LOL ;-)


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