Saturday, June 16, 2012

Berry71Blue - In Full Bloom

Hi Girls,
Well it't my day to reveal my June project for Berry71Bleu using Marivic's gorgeous tag which you saw on my Blog Hop posting.  Check out Marivic's Etsy store HERE and don't forget:
Remember to keep an eye out for our challenge this month sponsored by Wycinanka.  Keep reading as we also have a challenge from our sister blog Zeus & Zoe.
In Full Bloom
I was inspired by the colours and the seed packet in Marivic's beautiful tag to create a LO with a Spring theme.  I kept it to blue and white tones for a fresh feel and mixed a few different styles of doilies which I layered to create my background then framed with some fussy cut flowers.  I highlighted the LO with a touches of silver here and there to tie in with the silver buttons on the tag and finished off with some gesso and paint splats.

List of Materials:  Berry71Bleu tag, Prima Sweet Fairy, LYB Twig pp's and pp from Marivic's kit, paper doily, Martha Stewart mini doilies, crochet doily, Martha Stewart corner punch, bling brads, my2angels rhinestone trim, Glitz Design alpha stickers, Pink Paislee chipboard alpha stickers, Grant Archival rubons, butterfly charm, gesso, paint, Inkessentials crackle accent
Zeus and Zoe our sister blog are having a challenge bought to you by the lovely Mitralee.  Here are the details.  Pop on over and check out the blog for some inspiration from our super-talented DT.

Zeus & Zoe Monthly Vintage Image Challenge: Mixed Media 
When Marivic (proud owner of the Zeus & Zoe) asked me to post our first ever challenge, I thought I'd like to share this vintage image with you.  It appears to be a graphic from an Art Studio located long ago here in Potsdam, NY.  I thought it would help me set up a challenge that would be fun.

Our challenge for June 15th:  Create a project that includes Mixed Media. You can drag out your mists, glitter, paint, fabric, markers, inks and anything else to create something amazing. Please gather inspiration from this image when you are creating your project. You don't have to USE the image, but certainly can if that tickles your artistic spirit.

The Zeus & Zoe kits are designed to have many vintage elements and lovely new papers to inspire you. You don't have to use a kit from Zeus & Zoe to play along. Although it might help you to be inspired!  Here is a page/photo flip book I created to go along with this challenge.

This flower was designed by Irini who makes Get Creative Embellishments and she has graciously offered us two of her flower packages to offer as a prize!

For the second prize winner, you can win these brass and metal skeleton keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.

Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand made embellishments, so if you are interested, please let us know!

Quick word about rules:
1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or 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 Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.
5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the15th 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.
Information about our Challenges:-
1.  Zeus & Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2.  Our Design Team do their best to comment on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem you can always enable comment moderation.
3,  Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is chosen by random draw.
4.  Challenge winners will always be announced within a week of the challenge closing and winners are then required to contact Marivic.
5.  Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing will be forfeited.
6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage of their blog.
7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post on their blog - full bragging rights included!

So, are you in to play along!? Sure hope so!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Cathy :))


  1. Sounds like fun Cathy, I'll hop over and have a look at Zoe & Zeus.

  2. Cathy I forgot to say how beautiful this layout is, I love the way you've been inspired by the tag, the colours and fussy border of flowers looks amazing.

  3. Wow, this layout is so gorgeous, love the colours, the's all so beautiful! :)

  4. Wow, it's such a gorgeous layout. I love the soft blue that you used.

  5. Hi.. this layout is so gorgeous! Your DD is so beautiful and as the center of your layout she really shines! I love the two different blue colors, the doilleys, and the corner leaves and flowers! another stunning layout!!

  6. Lovely tag and beautiful work, your DD is beautiful too!

  7. Elegant layout, with beautiful elements - including the gorgeous tag. I love how you incorporated it Cathy ....
    Nice to be back online after our move, and catch up with everyone ...

  8. beautiful and elegant layout Cathy, love those tags, they are just stunning :)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous work Cathy!! Perfection!!!

  10. Cathy..

    Another breath-taking project!...Always in awe of what you create! Thank You!!

  11. Love all the doilies Cathy!! Beautiful layout. xx