Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Guest Designer, Amy Prior!

Today we would like to welcome the winner of our April challenge and our guest designer for May, Amy Prior.


Scrapbooking has become part of my life, an extra limb I guess. It started as a teen with a daily journal/scrapbook full of photos, memorabilia and journaling. When I had my first daughter, I was introduced to this fantastic scrappy world and have never looked back. I am mum to two amazing and beautiful girls, who are, more often than not, my subjects for Scrapbooking alongside my fabulous husband Joel. I live on the Sunny Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I wouldn’t say I have a particular style as I am constantly evolving and I love to try new trends especially trying new art mediums. I am so very honoured and excited to be guest designing for Berry71Bleu this month. I have always been a huge fan and play along with the challenges as often as possible. Thanks so much for having me and I hope my layout helps inspire you all.


Here is the link to Amy's  blog:  www.amyprior.com


Amy created this colorful and detailed layout for our May Challenge:

Love the bright colors and all of Amy's layering!



Thanks for joining us this month Amy!

Friday, May 24, 2013

18th Birthday by Marivic

Hello everyone!

It's Marivic here sharing with you my project for May. This is a hybrid page using Lucky 7 Factory Technologie Collection.


I used a stencil here and golden hard gel with some watercolor.

Here is the finish product with the word 18th from ScrapFx Line


This has been painted with Luminarte paint and Glazed over and made into a digital element.



Here is the finish page.

Thanks for stopping by. Please don't forget, you still have a few days to join our challenge..


For more information..follow this

Thank you!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Welcome to our Guest Designer and friend .....Nadia Cannizzo

Nadia will be joining us for the next few months as Guest Designer. She is also a very good friend of Berry71bleu. We thank her for allowing us to collaborate with Once upon a....SKETCH.

Let's welcome our dear friend..

Nadia

Hi there everyone. After many Design Team and Guest Designer commitments this month, I decided to create something just for me, just for fun and just because! 

The wonderful owner of Berry71Bleu and Zeus and Zoe etsy shops, Marivic Clifton, who is also my friend, has sent me some beautiful Berry71Bleu tags to play with and when I spotted one of these tags in my drawer I had so many ideas flowing in my head and went straight into action! 

After my recent mixed media adventures, I wanted something shabby, soft and romantic while still including some familiar art mediums such as gesso, inks, mists, mesh tape, washi tape and masking tape. 

Can I brag a little and say that this is one of my favourite things I have created lately? Funny thing, when I was creating it , it was dark, in the middle of the night and I thought "Hmm , I am throwing this in the bin tomorrow". But when I saw it in the morning, in the beautiful sunshine... I was in love . There is something about this.. maybe the child in the picture (not mine, its a vintage image) among the soft colours? I am not sure. But I like it. Trouble is.. who do I give this to? Both my girls will want it LOL! 

"Remember I Will Always Love You"

This is a wall hanging. I started by taking a piece of Want2Scrap Donna Salazar 8x10 Corrugated Cardboard and mounted it on a piece of thick chipboard! 

Then the fun started! No measuring, no thinking NOTHING!

After going over the background with a thick coat of gesso, I sprayed some water on it and used a piece of sandpaper to distress the background. 

 I then grabbed my gorgeous Donna Salazar box of goodies I was sent for my Guest Designer spot over there, and went to town with all the off cuts I had from all of Donna's 2013 paper collections - Fun & Funky, Natural Beauty and Family Jeans as well as her Mix'd Media Stax 2 papers, Mix'd Media Inx and Smooch Spritz mists which you can find at Moments Of Tranquility shop --> HERE


Here is a close up of the Berry71Bleu tag, which includes this beautiful vintage image of a child surrounded by soft flowers and embellishments.

Once my background was built, I went for an old favourite embellishment.. the ever trustworthy Prima Marketing flower to complement my Berry71Bleu tag along with other embellishments, and to match everything in colour, I went over the cluster with gesso and sprayed Smooch Spritz Pralines and Cream mist.


 The chipboard title is this one HERE from Imaginarium Designs. I simply painted it white and used my fingers to dab some thick acrylic paint on it to give it an aged shabby look. 




Materials List
Handmade Tag: Berry71Bleu
Specialty Paper: GCD Studios Mix'd Media Stax 2 
Ink: Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon
Spray: Smooch Spritz Donna Salazar Pralines and Cream
Swirl: Prima Marketing Resist Canvas - Swirls
Findings: Prima Marketing Vintage Trinkets and from my stash
Flowers: Prima Marketing Vinetta Almanac, Sugar Blooms Fairy
Chipboard title: Imaginarium Designs. 
Journalling tag: Graphic45 Secret Garden
Other: white acrylic paint, sand paper, gesso, mesh tape, washi tape, masking tape, lace trim

Hope you like my little project! 

Thank you so much for dropping by today :) 

XOXO Nadia

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sharing with you our sister blog (Zeus & Zoe) Design Team Call


Zeus and Zoe Blog and Etsy shop is looking for enthusiastic, self-sufficient, and friendly new DT members. We are a drama-free team and we all work well together.

We’re looking for altered and mixed media artists, card makers, Scrapbookers and versatile crafters that would like to play with one-of-a-kind vintage items.

As a DT member you will be required to do 2 monthly projects. This term will start in August and will end in December 2013. You will be assigned certain days of the week every month in which you will post your completed projects on our blog. During your term, you are required to do 1 tutorial.

You must have a blog and you must have good photography skills. You will also help us promote Zeus and Zoe blog and Etsy shop in social media platforms and scrapbook galleries where it is allowed.

As compensation, you will receive kits from me containing vintage items worth a few hundred dollars. You will also receive 30% off discount on my Etsy shops or any custom kits.

To be considered for this team. Send me at least 4 of your best projects, DT commitments past and present. Tell me something about yourself and why you would want to be considered for our design team. This call is open to any one, international applicants are encouraged to apply.

Email berry71bleu@gmail.com with all the information requested with the subject  “Zeus and Zoe DT CALL”. If you have any question, pls. do not hesitate to email me.
Applications must be received by June 5.

Have a look around the blog (http://zeusandzoe.blogspot.com) and check out our DT and GDT projects to give you an idea on what you will be working with.




Friday, May 17, 2013

Fifty by Debbie

Hi everyone, Debbie here with you today to share my May project with you.  This month Berry71bleu is collaborating with Once Upon A Sketch.

To enter this month's challenge you must use the sketch provided by OUAS & incorporate numbers anywhere on your project.  In addition, you'll need to use chipboard on your projects which is Berry71Bleu's part of the challenge and then enter your project on our sidebar.
Here's my take on the challenge...


This month we worked with papers from our main sponsor, Lucky 7 Factory's Technology Collection and chipboard from Scrap FX

To create my colorful background I misted using several colors, did a little stamping and inking.

I worked with thee different chipboards from Scrap FX.  Here I used the word Fifty and sprayed it with some Heidi Swapp Iridescent Spritz in Black Velvet. 

 Here I used a blossom stem  and small butterfly circle  chipboard from Scrap FX which I sprayed with some Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Iridescent Sprtiz and then embellished with some stickles.

 A beautiful cluster of gorgeous flowers, a little stamping and some tulle.



Here is the lovely sketch I worked with from Once Upon A Sketch:

We have lots of prizes for this month's challenge and there is 
still plenty of time for you to join us!

Main prize for May:

Lucky7 Factory
 
The Lucky7 Factory is a young company in Quebec, Canada. It all started around a table practicing our favorite hobby, scrapbooking. Our friendship circle then added another string to its bow; by becoming business women.

For 3 years now, we offer collections that include double-sided papers and handmade ornaments. We are now in our seventh collection (Technology). With the latter, we offer handmade flowers, buttons and alphabets stickers. Together, they are perfectly coordinated.

Our goal is to create a quality product while respecting our beautiful planet. That is why our paper is 100% recyclable. It is thick enough to make cards and is the perfect support for mix-media techniques. It is quite versatile. The handmade ornaments are made with lots of love and care. To ensure customer satisfaction, we try to surpass ourselves with each new collection.

In addition, via our blog, we love sharing tips and tricks to create while recycling everyday objects. Twice per month, we create challenges that help motivate or get you out of your comfort zone.  It is also a great way to get to know each member of our Design Team (DT) and follow the evolution of the company.

Through this adventure, we love talking to our customers and share our passion with them.  These moments are always filled with small joys and madness. This represents us very well!

Come discover us by visiting our blog, our Facebook page and Pinterest.

Blog: http://thelucky7factory.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-Seven-Factory/104851736221583
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/frarin/lucky-7-factory-scrapbooking/

First Prize winner will receive these new collections from Lucky 7 Factory

Second Place Prize:

Rapakivi is young Polish company that designs original scrapbooking papers. We love our work which is also our hobby and we want to share our passion with other scrapbookers. Our papers are always full of colours and beautifull patterns. For our designs we use only acid & lignin free, thick (250 gsm) paper with FSC certification. In our plans we have also other product dedicated to paper crafters. 

Second place winner will get Just a Note collection from Rapakivi.
 The owners of Rapakivi were so nice to get you two sets of it!


and a collection from

6 double sided papers


Third Place:
 3rd place winner will get a collection from Rapakivi BE OPTIMISTIC. 
The owners of Rapakivi were so nice to get you two sets of it!
 

Random prizes:


and
We are a polish producer of scrapbooking papers and other craft embellishments.
Special Moments collection:

You can until midnight, May 31st to join our challenge.
I hope I have inspired you to create and join us this month.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Forty by Anupama Choudary

Hello Dear Scrappers! I am super-excited about this month's challenge - A collaboration between our very own Berry71Bleu and Once Upon A Sketch...How cool is that!!!

To enter this month's challenge you must use the sketch provided by OUAS & incorporate numbers anywhere on your project.  In addition, you'll need to use chipboard on your projects which is Berry71Bleu's part of the challenge.
Here's my take on the challenge...


This month we were fortunate to work with papers from the Lucky 7 Factory and Scrap FX chipboard.

It was fun working with the Technology pps from the Lucky 7 Factory.
Check out the cool 3D badges!

A close-up of the Scrap FX chippies in Steampunk style.

I retained the Kraft look of the title chipboard and just stamped it with numbers to emphasize the theme - to have numbers in any form on your project.

Chevrons, Acrylic paint and more Stamping!

The inspiring sketch from OUAS

PRIZES


 
The Lucky7 Factory is a young company in Quebec, Canada. It all started around a table practicing our favorite hobby, scrapbooking. Our friendship circle then added another string to its bow; by becoming business women.

For 3 years now, we offer collections that include double-sided papers and handmade ornaments. We are now in our seventh collection (Technology). With the latter, we offer handmade flowers, buttons and alphabets stickers. Together, they are perfectly coordinated.

Our goal is to create a quality product while respecting our beautiful planet. That is why our paper is 100% recyclable. It is thick enough to make cards and is the perfect support for mix-media techniques. It is quite versatile. The handmade ornaments are made with lots of love and care. To ensure customer satisfaction, we try to surpass ourselves with each new collection.

In addition, via our blog, we love sharing tips and tricks to create while recycling everyday objects. Twice per month, we create challenges that help motivate or get you out of your comfort zone.  It is also a great way to get to know each member of our Design Team (DT) and follow the evolution of the company.

Through this adventure, we love talking to our customers and share our passion with them.  These moments are always filled with small joys and madness. This represents us very well!

Come discover us by visiting our blog, our Facebook page and Pinterest.

Blog: http://thelucky7factory.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-Seven-Factory/104851736221583
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/frarin/lucky-7-factory-scrapbooking/

First Prize winner will receive these new collections from Lucky 7 Factory

Second Place Prize:

Rapakivi is young Polish company that designs original scrapbooking papers. We love our work which is also our hobby and we want to share our passion with other scrapbookers. Our papers are always full of colours and beautifull patterns. For our designs we use only acid & lignin free, thick (250 gsm) paper with FSC certification. In our plans we have also other product dedicated to paper crafters.  

Second place winner will get Just a Note collection from Rapakivi.
 The owners of Rapakivi were so nice to get you two sets of it!



and a collection from

6 double sided papers


Third Place:
 3rd place winner will get a collection from Rapakivi BE OPTIMISTIC. 
The owners of Rapakivi were so nice to get you two sets of it!
 

Random prizes:


and

We are a polish producer of scrapbooking papers and other craft embellishments.

Special Moments collection:

I can't wait to see your entries!
Happy Scrapping...

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