Saturday, September 22, 2012

Berry71Bleu - September Reveal

This month at Berry71Bleu the Design Team was sponsored by Studio 75 and we were all given the gorgeous "Summer and Latte" paper range and some chipboard to play with.  I was inspired by Marivic's beautiful tag and the Studio 75 papers to create this vintage LO of my mother looking so chic in Paris at the age of 21.

She's Got Style
I decided to alter the background paper with some gesso, ink, glimmer mist and masks, then grunged up the edges with a border punch.

List of Materials:  Berry71Bleu tag, Studio 75 Summer and Latte papers and chipboard, paper and crochet doilies, Prima chipboard, Mulberry wild roses, Petaloo flowers, Kaisercraft Journal Tags, Basic Grey diecut sticker, metal charms, EK Success border punch, Carolees tiny alpha stickers, Gesso, Ink, Glimmermist

Don't forget about our Challenge here at Berry71Bleu

The Challenge for this month is STEAMPUNK!  So your challenge for this month is to use any kind of steampunk element/embellishment on your craft project. To give you some ideas, i have put together an inspirational picture.
Our 1st Challenge sponsor:

Welcome to Mold Muse. We have been working with clay and resin since 1978 and making molds for over 20 years. Our experience brings you excellent quality molds using only high grade silicone rubber, not too soft, not too hard and perfect for highly detailed pieces and a long mold life.

All molds are handmade by Ludi and her husband.
Have a look at there etsy shop HERE

Mold muse prize:$25.00 gift certificate

We are very blessed as we have a second Challenge Sponsor this month!!

Our 2nd Sponsor is:
Studio75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers and other craft embellishments.
Have a look at there store : HERE
And there blog: HERE

Studio71 Prize: The entire summer&latte collection.


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 31st 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



  1. Love what you did in your background... Marivic's tag is GORGEOUS & you have scrapped BEAUTIFULLY with it!!

  2. Oh my, how gorgeous is this! Beautiful heritage page with a wonderful touh of colour!

  3. wow, love your background :) fantastic :)

  4. What a magical and beautiful layout!!

  5. Super duper work!!!!! Wow! Have a lovely weekend! xo

  6. This is a marvelous page, whata backgroung amaizing.

  7. Amazing vintage LO!! Love your background and these amazing flower clusters!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. WWO what an amazing layout.....amazing details!

  9. this is just super super stunning! superb work!!

  10. Oh wow Cathy, this is elegance and sophistication and beautiful all rolled into one amazing layout... love the background details.. the misting is fabulous.. my new fav...

  11. *gulp* this is FANTASTIC Cathy!! love love love your background work, totally gorgeous page! as Lizzy C says, so elegant and so sophisticated with amazing details. How beautifully you have incorporated Marivic's tag and the photo of your young ravishing mother in Paris, oh là là!! Mwah!

  12. What a fabulous vintage layout! Love everything about it many lovely details!

  13. Beautiful layers and such a gorgeous colour combo Cathy! Love it. xx

  14. Stunning Cathy. Gorgeous texture and layers and just love that photo. So beautiful.

  15. Your work is always an inspiration so beautiful