Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Delight Layout May Berry71Bleu Challenge

Good morning!  I'm up today with my interpretation of this month's Berry71Bleu challenge which is 'Simple Pleasures'.

Oh I had so many to choose from for this challenge.  Reading books, my morning cup of coffee, taking in the morning air on a crisp Autumn morning, walking around craft stores or antique shops, taking the day off & going into New York City simply because it's there!  :-)  These are just a few of the things I like to do that bring me pleasure.

So as I sat there wondering which subject to scrap about, my Toby came up to me, gave me one of his wet kisses on my nose & proceeded to lay down on my lap which is his favorite 'resting' place.  I instantly felt loved & a sense of happiness to have this furry little guy shed a bit of love on me.  Right there I decided that my subject would be Toby or better yet--wet kisses on the nose from my little Toby!

I'm a fan of all animals but Toby has been my first dog & has taught me the wonderful lesson of unconditional love.  My Toby gives me kisses no matter how I look or feel.  He always warms my heart.
Here's the inspiration board for the challenge.  It's a soft, delicate palette--I took a queue from the colors found on the board for my layout.  I don't usually work with pastel colors--but they seemed to work out nicely this time around.  Plus pastel colors give you the option to throw in a bold color or two in order to add some 'pop' to your project.  You can find all the details for this challenge here.
 Layers, layers & oh yes, layers.  Along the background of these layers you can see paper elements peeking out from one of our sponsors Darkroom Door
 I'm starting to enjoy sequins more & more lately.  I like how you can add a touch of bling to your background with the use of sequins.  To me, they work along the lines of rhinestones which I've also used to dress up the background of my page.
 As is customary on all my pages--I've got a story to tell.  This time I documented my journaling onto this tag which is peeking out from behind all these layers & stored inside a white glassine bag.
 This chipboard is by Molossi.  I kept the embellishing of the chipboard simple.  I inked the chipboard with embossing ink & then spread Star Dust transparent embossing powder by Stampendous & heat set it.  I didn't add color to the chipboard & kept it in the raw--just added a bit of glimmer to it.

The pink organza ribbon star flowers seen on my page are supplies from my own stash.  I have these & a few more in different colors up for sale in my Etsy shop.  You can find them here if interested.
There's still time to play along with the Berry71Bleu May challenge.  Think about what small gesture or things put a smile on your face & pay a bit of tribute to it!  There are also some great prizes up for grabs this play along if you can!

Supplies: Paper - Darkroom Door, Chipboard - Molossi, Rhinestones - Molossi, Stamps - Technique Tuesday, L'Encre et L'Image, Flair Buttons - Panda Eight Designs, Flowers, Kay's Kreative Korner, The Felt Shoppe, Mists - Heidi Swapp, Embellishments - Prima, Freckled Fawn, Heidi Swapp, Wood Veneer - Studio Calico, Other: Tulle, Doily, Spiral Clips, Sequins

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week...

1 comment:

  1. This is really gorgeous! what sweet photos and I love the soft colors you chose, so pretty!


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