May 7, 2013
Good morning fellow crafters! Today's post is a page made for Berry71Bleu's May Challenge. The Berry71Bleu DT had the honor of collaborating with Once Upon A...Sketch (OUAS) this month! So to enter this month's challenge you must first use the sketch provided by Nadia from OUAS & incorporate their challenge of using numbers anywhere on your project. The number can represent anything from your age, to birthdays to an anniversary--anything with numbers will work. Second you'll need to incorporate chipboard into your project which is Berry71Bleu's challenge.
I decided to use numbers as part of the sentiment behind my page. This would be my son at approximately 1 1/2 months of age giving me one of his more 'pensive' looks. :-) Part of my journaling states how he's in my heart '24/7'.
Here's the sketch provided by Nadia from OUAS that my page is based on.
I added much more texture to my background by combining several stamps & creating a sort of collage. I used approximately 6 to 7 stamps & created the collage by overlapping the stamped images & by using different inks to do so. I've used black, green, purple & gray inks just to name a few.
All papers are from Lucky7 Factory & all the chippies are from Scrap FX which are also a few of Berry71Bleu's sponsors for the month of May.
I created simple circular embellishments throughout my page by using a circle punch to punch out circles & adhere them to the center of my circular stamped images with a foam dot. I inked all the edges of the circles to make them stand out more & added dots of acrylic paint to sections of the circle borders.
The spiral tissue flowers were also sponsored by Lucky7 Factory. The transparent butterfly is a new embellishment that will soon be available in my Etsy shop.
I'm a big fan of owls & love placing them in my pages whenever I can.
This lovely tag was handmade by Marivic & my journaling is stored in the scroll right next to the tag. Storing my journaling in the form of scrolls has almost become my trademark. I tend to use these on just about all of my pages. I have a tutorial on how I make these scrolls here if interested.
Finally, my cluster of embellies consisting of a flocked black teddy bear, spiral tissue flower by Lucky7 Factory & ribbon flowers that are from my own stash.
Thanks for stopping by & do take the time to visit both the OUAS & Berry71Bleu blogs for more inspiration. Play along with both if you can! There are prizes to be won by a few lucky winners on both challenge blogs!