Tuesday, 21 August 2012

True Love Layout {Berry71Bleu} using I Lowe Scrap/UHK Papers from Poland!

***Copied and pasted from the Berry71Bleu blog where it is my
turn to post today :)***

Hi there everyone!  Helen here sharing my latest layout with you,
using another very beautiful tag from Berry71Bleu Etsy store HERE.

These tags are just SO pretty - it really is IMPOSSIBLE
for your pages to turn out anything short of beautiful!!

Berry71Bleu tags are expertly hand-crafted under various
 different themes and colour schemes and can also be 
ordered & custom-made to your requirements.  

Unfortunately the store is empty right now as all these 
beauties have been snapped up!!!  But if you are
 desperate to get hold of some just contact Marivic 
on berry71bleu@gmail.com & she will sort you out!  

Meanwhile why not take a browse over at our sister Etsy store 
Zeus & Zoe HERE where there are over 100 different items
 in stock, including chipboard, embellishments & Manor House
 Creations flowers - both from Australia - now available
 in USA & able to be sent ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
 at actual postage cost!

This photo is just to show you how I created my photo "cluster" 
- instead of layering up my photos & tag on patterned paper mats
or strips of different widths I got out my Big Shot & my 
Spellbinders dies, along with some doilies & cut out lots of 
Floral Doily Motifs which I then positioned all layered up 
around the photos & tag.

I stamped, inked and stencilled around the edge of my page & 
used a vast assortment of blooms, leaves, butterflies & hearts 
to surround my focal photos and tag.  Mitra from Zeus & Zoe
made me that beautiful die-cut flower using Tim Holtz dies.  It
matched perfectly - I just inked it a bit more for more depth.

In keeping with the "Cupcakes" tag {& everything sweet} 
I centred my journaling around how SWEET my daughter
& her boyfriend are as a couple.  Truly in love :) ♥♥♥

I cut some of my flowers in half so that I could tuck them in
 behind others {like the green one above} & used all sorts
 of different textures too like die-cut felt flowers.

See the pretty seam-binding above, on top of the tag?
I always just use a couple of glue-dots on each side
to hold down each side. 

See the little butterfly above?  Just above the journaling?
I was sent those little beauties by Scrapmatts Chipboard
company in Australia, who are our sponsors for the month.

Our talented DT member Cathy Cafun set this month's
 challenge & she designs for Scrapmatts so there's plenty
of inspiration to be found on her blog too.

Look at this amazing prize pack they have donated for 
the winner - WOOOOOW!!!  Check them out HERE.

Most of the chipboard I was sent contained WINGS
of some sort, ie butterflies, dragonflies, angels etc as
that is our current challenge theme for August.  
The only requirement for the challenge is that you
use WINGS somewhere on your project!  EASY!!

We also have a prize for our random winner too.
 Sponsored by Zeus and Zoe - Marivic's Kit Store.



You can win this entire pack of keys!  They are gorgeous!!
To win this random prize everyone  has an equal chance, just by entering!


1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page
 project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar,
 using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want and 
combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post
 that you are playing along at Berry71Bleu 
TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST 
on the last day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top
 of the sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by 
linking up in the comments section please.

So that's it from me today!  I hope I have inspired you
 to order some of these one-off tags - they truly are mini masterpieces.  

Supplies List for "True Love" Layout

Papers - Green - Daisy Bucket - Playful Petals
Purple (base) UHK Gallery (Poland) Blackberry Yoghut
Yellow print - I Lowe Scrap (Poland) Meadow Sorbet
Purple print - UHK Gallery (Poland) Lavender Lemonade

Punch around the page - Martha Stewart - Swirling Lace
Die-cut shapes - Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Floral Doily Motifs
Doilies, trinkets & ephemera - stash
Layered stickers - My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart" "Be Happy"

Inks - Old Rose & Vintage Pink (Prima)
Yellow Cadmium - Color Box
Stencil - Crafter's Workshop - 6" reverse chicken wire

Flowers - Pink - Prima - Lady Godivas Strawberry Ice
Blue Spray & skeleton leaves - Green Tara
Felt & corrugated flowers - Precocious Petals
Petaloo blooms
Die-cut flower using Tim Holtz Tattered die

Metal title plates - Making Memories
Journaling - Pacifico font
Chipboard butterflies - Scrapmatts
UTEE - Ranger
Banner Sentiments - Prima Packaging


Lynnda said...

Beautiful stunning layout Helen.... You are amazing!!! Hugs...xoxo

Lizzy Hill said...

What a lot of work, Helen - it looks lovely...love your layering & all those flowers. YUM!!! LOVE those tags Marivic does - soooo creative:):):)


How cute is that tag! Amazing layering and clustering, Helen. Love the riot of colors! Very sweet pictures too.

tania said...

ok now this IS my kind of layout!! stunning!! loving it to bits!!!

sandi said...

Oh Helen this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love how you incorporated that beautiful tags so effortlessly! The entire lo is amazing! Wow!

Evgenia Petzer said...

I am happy that you had teh chance to play wth UHK papers, i love them:)
this layout is TDF! I love its colors! great job!

Evgenia Petzer said...

I am happy that you had teh chance to play wth UHK papers, i love them:)
this layout is TDF! I love its colors! great job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I just saw this over there and LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!! So GORGEOUS!!!!!

Erin Blegen said...

Wow, what a nice full page- just the way I like 'em!! Love all the colors- such a fun page for such sweet photos- amazing how you incorporate that tag- I'd seriously have no clue how, lol!!


Kelly Foster said...

Very pretty,Helen!! All the gorgeous layers and bright colors make this extra sweet :) Nice job!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

GORGEOUS layout! Wow!!!

Lynette said...

Amazing work Helen...I love how you used all those doilies...awesome effect. Love all the sprinkles on top too;-)

Mitra Pratt said...

This is like Ice Cream but only with paper! Ok so maybe more like a cupcake! Love Marivic's tag, holy wow! Love how you made all those pretty white doilies so very pretty with various splashes of color!

Violette said...

Very beautiful page Helen! I love all the layers of doilies, the colors and those cupcakes are just yummy!

topkatnz said...

Wow very colorful! And what a lot of doilies - very cool idea:) are Chelsea and Cameron still together?

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Helen,

Your page is incredibly beautiful! Enchanting I should say ;-)
Thank You for this great and interesting post.

Marelize said...

This layout is nothing short of fantastic Helen! Love all the gorgeous layers of doilies and flowers. xx

Juliana said...

WOW! This LO just makes me happy! I think I could stare at it for hours and find something I hadn't seen before!!! Thank you for the inspiration Helen!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such a stunning LO!! Love, love the layered die cuts and doilies!! So many amazing details to take in!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Helen! Love all the layers and the beautiful felt flowers!

yyam said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful garden! Love the pops of colours and all the blooms. :)

scrapping4me said...

So much to see on your page Helen! I especially love the water colour looking flower on the bottom LH corner - its very pretty! and the cupcake is so cute! Great way to fan out those die cuts!

Eila Sandberg said...

WOWZER! I think this has to be to most lavishly layered page I've seen you create till date! and it's absolutely gorgeous!! love the bright colours and eclectic mix of pretties that you have pulled together just beautifully.That tag sure is yummie, couldn't match the photo any better than this! Popping over for a record quick visit, got you-know-who out of the office for a bit. xoxo

Jan Hennings said...

beautiful layout! Amazing little details :) The chipboard package i a beauty!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous layout, Helen! I love how you've clustered all the embellies around those two photos. Your daughter is absolutely stunning!

Keren Tamir said...

this one is a stunner!! just a beautiful layout!! and they look so happily in love!

Denise van Deventer said...

I left you some love at Berry Bleu...but yes...this is such a vibrant layout! Love it and the gorgeous colouring and accents! Awesome!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Just beautiful! I love it, reminds me of a candy store with all beautiful colors~

Amazing job! Thank you Helen!!

carlies said...

wowzers soooo stunning all

hugs carla

Heather Jacob said...

Sensational with a capital 'S' , I adore the way you use color , this is a stunner x

Denise Price said...

This is a very creative twist on the doily trend. I love the unique way you combined so many doilies into one big page element.

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Own Helen...this is so very beautiful...very heartwarming and the cupcakes on the lovely tag really does add charm to this already gorgeous piece...I love every bit of it...I sigh in awe every time I look at it :) so want to play along at berry71blue but haven't had the time to scrap on bit :( I hope I'll be able to whip up something quick tmrw before I prep for my long wknd out of town that mite leave me missing the deadline..., Tfs this Helen...gonna go look at it again. :)