Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My April 2012 Berry 71 Bleu Project {Always Stay Forever Young at Heart Layout}

Back again with my "copied and pasted" article you can
 find up on the Berry 71 Bleu blog today HERE.

Dear Marivic sent me a box STUFFED full of - not only her
"to die for" tags - but also lots of wonderful stash too so my
layout uses mostly the bright & happy supplies she sent me!


I am also entering this layout in the April SCRAP FOR HELP
challenge that requires that you use BUTTONS and a recycled
item.  Mine is the ribbon that I rescued from a box of Easter chocolates!!


Hi there folks :)  Helen here with my monthly reveal, this time with an Easter theme.

Of course we all have Easter photos from just the other weekend & Berry 71 Bleu 
has just the perfect Spring-themed/Easter tags to compliment our pages.

This is the beautiful tag I was sent to work with, full of bright Spring colors.  

I was also sent the most amazing selection of supplies to use too -
 the very same  ones used in the custom kits at Berry 71 Bleu's
  sister-store on Etsy - Zeus & Zoe.  

Almost everything I used on my page is from what I was sent, except for the 
alpha stickers, Prima bling, brad, Jenni Bowlin Vintage buttons & the ribbon.

Working with B71B tags is so SIMPLE, especially when mixed
 with the wonderfully well co-ordinated kits at Zeus & Zoe.  

They take your page from DRAB to FAB in one easy step -
 just stick it down and your done!  

Of course there are also other things that you can do to showcase your Easter photos
 to perfection.  Here I created a SIX WORD LONG TITLE using 4 different 
types of alpha stickers together with the "FOREVER" word chipboard.

Journaling is also vital to remember all the details of the event so don't 
forget to include the date & whatever else springs to mind!  Use your 
own handwriting if you want something quick, easy & personalized.  

I took another sheet of detailed paper I was sent and fussy-cut it then laid it
over the corner of my page, using 3D tape to raise it up slightly for more dimension.  

Then I added a bow underneath the photograph, using a piece of grosgrain
 ribbon I had saved from a box of Easter chocolates.  I just inked the ribbon
 with a touch of lime,  to match my page, then "V" cut  each end to stop it fraying,
 and tied a knot through it for some interest!

I fussy-cut the sweet birdie & scroll from the same piece of patterned paper
that I used for the corner detail and adhered it without any dimension, as it
was behind the photograph but I did raise up the edges with some pop-dots.

I adhered some beautiful Pansy vellum paper underneath the photograph.
In the photo above you can see it peeking out the top - I punched a 
butterfly design across the top for a light, Summery feel...

Lastly I had fun embellishing with buttons, brads, flowers and small
sections of Prima "Say it in Crystals" swirls - cut into small twirls, 
to create a clear visual triangle of black rhinestones.  Can you see it?

You can have just as much fun as I did, playing with Berry 71 Bleu tags too!
Just take a look HERE and make your selection!  The stock in the store
is particularly DROOLWORTHY at the moment.  All tags are hand-made
so every piece is an INDIVIDUAL and when it's gone it's GONE!!

I do hope that I have INSPIRED you to create some luscious Easter pages!
If you would like to see more of my work please come and visit my blog HERE.


Supplies List for "Always Stay Forever Young at Heart"

Background paper & fussy-cut paper - Die Cuts with a View
Tag - Berry 71 Bleu Etsy Store
Butterflies, buttons, Today chipboard & Forever sentiment 
plus pansy vellum- Zeus & Zoe Etsy Store
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Black Bling - Prima "Say it in Crystals" swirl - cut into portions
Vintage buttons - Jenni Bowlin Studios
Ink - Candy Pink, Ocean Blue and Lime Pastel - Color Box
Black alphas - October Afternoon Mini Market
Green Glitter Alphas - Making Memories
Green Thickers - American Crafts "Sunrise"
Pink Thickers - American Crafts "Subway"
Black journaling pen - Creative Memories
Pink flower, bling, brad & ribbon  - stash
Pop up sentiment stickers - K & Co. Snow globe stickers


topkatnz said...

Wow, so much going on and so much colour! Did you get a Lindt bunny too?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the flowers and loving the vintage bits!

Lynnda said...

WOW Helen.. what a gorgeous layout!!! Love the layering..the colors...and those embellishments... Totally beautiful together... TFS ...hugs..xoxo

Mitralee said...

So having a giggle over a ribbon on a box of chocolates!!! Great job recycling!!!! I am super psyched u are on tht team!!! Great page!!!

Unknown said...

What fun, beautiful details- lovin' your work as always, Helen!!

tania said...

absolutely heavenly:)

tania said...

absolutely heavenly:)

yyam said...

Oh wow! Love the bright and vibrant hues! So many fabulous details here! :)

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful and a real feast for the eyes.

FiKenward said...

WOW Helen this page is so full of vibrancy you have worked it altogether beautifully.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wow! YOu really know how to layer and you do it exceptionally well.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous layout, Helen! I love all the layers and different textures, and of course your wonderful photography. That green strip of poms is just my favorite part!

Shayne said...

You mix & match and layer so well - even tho there are a 100 colours and shapes and textures it looks amazing! well done x

Unknown said...

Cool page with wonderful details and sweet work with the buttons.

Evgenia Petzer said...

LOVE it! so rich in details!

I want to play with this months challenge over the blog, the prize is very yummy))) you know me)

Alison said...

So much to look at Helen..and you make it look and sound so easy!
Alison xx

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Weeeeeeee wonderful wonderful LO, Helen!! Wowww... Marivic is so generous, isn't she? Her stuff is so unique which I can easily identify even though the project is created by different scrappers. Oh yes, we must stay forever young at heart!! Have a good day, Helen!! I think I am back online haha!! :)))

Gayle Price said...

Oh my goodness...this page is just so full of joy. The bold beautiful colours, and all those delicious, pretty and fun details. I love the way you have mixed up your alphabets and yes, I have definitely been inspired. xx

Blossom inch said...

My bad for not coming here for so long and look at you...you have created wonders...loving all your pages and loads of elements to feast my eyes upon! great job Helen and I hope you and family are doing great!

sandi said...

Oh wow Helen I love what you've done with the tag! The entire lo looks fab! What an awesome combo of everything!

Eila Sandberg said...

Talk about an entirely different style compared to the one in your next post created with the Fabscrap papers. This one is so full of spring vibrancy and colourful pop, would really love to see this one IRL to get all the dimensional layers and elements. Happy happy oh how happy! xoxox

Unknown said...

Wow so gorgeous love the delightful colors

hugs carla

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Hi Helen!
I just love ... love your work! Very colorful, happy ... I love!