Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Layout- Berry 71 Bleu

For my November giveaway press here

This month Its Bellaidea's turn to host the Berry71Bleu challenge.
and she chose something crazy and amazing!!

She decided to break some rules and have lots of fun!
For this challenge there is only one criteria - 
Do something the way you have never done before. 
Mix together bold or unusual colours , add texture
& unusual embellishments.

Here is my layout and although I used lots of mixed media I didn't go as crazy as Bellaidea did!
I did though try a new fun technique I've never tried before. I also did something different by accident lol! For the first time ever, I forgot to put a title on my layout!! I had this blog post all ready to go when I noticed,  so I guess that's what's meant to be!!
I used a beautiful flowery napkin and cut out the flower and the leaves. Once I separated the layers of the napkin I glued them on the page with Gel medium both under and over to seal it in like decoupage.
The amazing thing is that they are a bit translucent and add a beautiful layer on the page.
The beautiful flourish border is from Scrap FX and you can buy it and lots of other amazing Products from Scrap Fx and Manorhouse Creations at Zeus & Zoe Etsy store
The papers are from 7 Dots Studios Domestic Goddess collection which I love. The large flower is Zva.
I used the sketch challenge from Ces't Magnifique for November
look how beautiful it is designed my their new sketch designer Michelle Singh
Bellaidea also left this image as an inspiration to go crazy. You can do your own crazy thing or get inspired by this image.

Our sponsor from Poland -  7 Dots Studio are so generous -  not only
 did they supply the whole design team with beautiful papers, 
they have also given us THREE beautiful paper packs as prizes too - 
so the merit winner AND THE RUNNER UP (2nd place) will also
 win a complete paper pack, then of course a random winner too!
We also are offering our Merit Winner an opportunity to
Guest Design on our blog here too!
So get creating
 everyone - this is your chance to shine and have the
whole world see your work showcased right here on this blog,
together with your photo, bio and link back to your blog.

Check out the 7 Dots Studio Blog for ideas on how to 
use these wonderful papers! 



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.

Hope you will play with us!


Tracie Dean said...

I love the way you did the flowers. Beautiful work.

Lolô Artesanato said...

Fantastic Keren
The photo is amazing!

Helen Tilbury said...

Finally I have internet! Long may it last tonight!! What a beautiful layout! I will admit to peeking at it in the drafts section at BB as I was in there the other night when you put it in hehehehe! And I owe you an e mail - I sent my draft off and haven't been able to get caught up since then :) Now this is very pretty. I noticed the no-title straight away but I think we have got to the stage now that we know the rules and if we choose to break them occasionally that's okay. I've done that a bit myself this year too - very Iris Babao Uyish the no title thing!! And I love the decoupaged leaves too - that was the second thing I noticed too!! You are being very experimental and adventurous these days. Finding your own voice - it's lovely!

juscrap said...

Stunning page Keren! I love the decoupaged leaves and i will try to do. hugs

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. Great colours and finishing touches. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Sonia said...

Wowwwwwww stunning layout:) Fall colors are fabulous like the photo:)

yyam said...

Wow! Love the colours here! And all the mixed media techniques! :)

MARILYN said...

love this..a lot of Mix Media and interesting details here.
the colors are lovely and love the way you did the layers and
the design. Beautiful!!!! Take care! xoxo

Cindy Gay said...

What a great photo Keren! Beautiful "home"!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I just saw this over there and ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!! LOVING the colors, the photo and that big flower!!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Amazing, love all the techniques you used Keren. It looks wonderful without a title...

Chantelle said...

looks amazing - love how you've used a napkin - this is great :)

Lizzyc said...

Gorgeous layout Keren, love the big flower and the colors look amazing!

Tina said...

This is my thing, I love all the colors, I love mixed media and the use of various materials. It is a beautiful autumn layout has become. with a dramatic picture (She seems in this photo the nature in all its beauty want to embrace it) makes this layout complete.

Lynnda said...

Loving the colors...the blooms.... What a beautiful layout Keren!!! You are amazing!!! hugs...xoxo

Ava Gavloski said...

great color tones keren, the clustering of the embellishments really complement the photo.
ava g

sandi said...

Wow! Fabulous! Love the mix that you've done with the design! Looks great!

Eila Sandberg said...

My eyes fell first on the photo and started roaming from there. What an amazing forest it must be, absolutely fantastic colours that you have picked up. the misted lace, the masked Prima peony in auburn, how fabulous those decoupaged leaves are too! Super beautiful page Keren! so love everything on it! xoxo

Lean de Ruiter said...

stunning page cool colors you have used!

misty said...

I love the colors and texture! Gorgeous!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! No title required! :D

Gayle Price said...

Wow ! Your page is beautiful ! I don't know about 'crazy' but it's certainly amazing. The photo is fantastic and the way you have repeated the colours is brilliant. xx

Adriana B said...

wow this is so gorgeous, such fabulous details :)

Shona said...

love all the mixed media on this one too...just gorgeous sweetie :)

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Haven't been here in awhile..You did an amazing job on your LO! Love the fall colors..

Thank you for a wonderful job!


I am in AWE, Keren! Amazing colors and techniques!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning!! Love your mixed media work here!! ~ Blessings, Tracey