Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Magic of Books Layout Berry71Bleu September Challenge

It's my turn once again over at Berry71Bleu.  This months theme is: The Things We Love.  You can find the full details of this months challenge here.

This month's challenge is being hosted by our very own Marivic Clifton. I have countless of things that I enjoy or love--usually it's the little things that bring the most joy.  So I had a bit of thinking to do.  In the end I decided to base my project on my love for books--in particular the Harry Potter series.

For someone like me who's had an active imagination ever since I was a child--these books were heaven sent!  Growing up I was intrigued with shows like 'Bewitched'--how wonderful would it be to just wiggle your nose & have wishes come true!  So when Harry Potter came along it introduced my imagination to a whole new world full of magic, unforgettable characters & amazing creatures beyond my wildest dreams.  These books gave me an amazing journey & I didn't even have to really go anywhere! :-)  I hope to one day pass these books on to my son whom I'm hoping will inherit my overactive imagination & enjoy them as much as I did.
Here's the mood board created by Marivic--it's full of several items that many of us can say we love. I'm especially eyeing that pink cake.  Oh yes, sweets...I have both a weakness & love for them!
My design is based on a fabulous sketch by Page Drafts.  It's always a guaranteed mojo jump start with these sketches!
 My thoughts are stored in a scroll which is one of my favorite ways to store journaling.  It gives me lots of room to write down thoughts & memories plus makes for a unique embellishment on my page.  I have a tutorial on how I make these scrolls here if interested.
 To make the stars I used a stencil by UmWow Studio & modeling paste.  I further dressed up my background with random dots of Stickles, stamping & mists.

 Check out Hedwig in his little cage!  I bought this Harry Potter paper pack & coordinating embellishments many moons ago--aside from another Harry Potter page found here--this is the second time I get to use them.  My favorite are the embellishments!  The Nimbus 2000, the frames, the lightning many symbols that represent the books--if you're a Potterhead like me--you can relate!

Supplies: Paper - Creative Imaginations, Stencil - UmWow Studio, Embellishments - Creative Imaginations, Flowers - Prima, Kay's Kreative Korner, Glitter Glue - Stickles, Stamps - Sodalicious, Prima, Other - Modeling Paste, Spiral Clip

Don't forget to swing by the Berry71Bleu blog during the rest of the month in order to see the design teams take on this months challenge.  As always--play along if you can--there are several fabulous prizes up for grabs!

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



  1. Kay this is wonderful, one of those layouts that you can gaze at and keep on finding so many amazing details that really play into your theme! Great design, I really love that English telephone box and the the theme too....Lisa xo

  2. Amazing page Kay! I love the colors and all the amazing details! !! Bravo!


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