This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Marilyn - Berry71Blue June Challenge

Hello Everyone

Today is my turn on the Berry71Bleu blog to share my project for the June Challenge.

The theme this month is: Favorite Movie or TV Show & the challenge is: Multiple Photos. Your project must be centered around your favorite movie or TV show and must consist of more than one photo. You can use the same photo twice or use different photos--the choice is yours. If you just can't pick one movie or TV show--then feel free to center your project on your favorite actor or actress, this counts as well.

I chose to create a canvas of a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe. She really did catch my eye when I was little and I remember a little bit about the gossip about her and Kennedy.

I chose this picture of her, as it's such a super, womanly one.

My background was made up of wonderful vintage papers and an envelope from Gauche Alchemy. The main piece was actually an old letter, on very fine paper, which I just glued on and then watercoloured and painted.  It was written in fountain ink, so made for a spectacular background! ;-)

I also added some texture with gauze and texture paste. The butterfly from Scrapiniec  was embossed with red and copper powders. Some stamping was also done with Viva Las Vegas Stamps and BoBunny stamps.

I also went to town on my frame and I added texture with texture paste, embossing powders, leaf remnants and paints.  I really love how it came out, looking all old and rusty!

As always, any project is not complete without some gorgeous Prima these were added too, with a few metal accents and sugar dots.

Marilyn was really a stunning woman and when I did a little research I found some wonderful quotes that she said. I thought they were fabulous.


This last quote is just the best! ;-)

I have done a DT project of this super lady too, and will share that with you in the next few weeks. So yes, Marilyn has certainly been part of my creative energy lately! ;-)

Hopefully you will come and play along with us! 

I hope you have a super Friday!
Thanks for popping by!
Denise x


  1. Denise this is a stunning creation capturing a world renowned icon so beautifully with the warm autumn tones in the design.
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  2. Oh wow, what a gorgeous page,Denise! This looks so fabulous!!

  3. A classy and rich layout, so perfect for the glamorous Miss Marilyn. Love the colours you've used and the layering. Stunning work :D

  4. Love what you've come up with here! Fabulous and with such style/flair to it!

  5. Denise it's a wonderful LO! love the colours and all the little details!

  6. Amazing page, I really like the vintage touch

  7. A classy layout for a classy lady. I think she would be delighted with it. Rich warm colours and I love the pop of red and green. Fabulous.

  8. Stunning layout of Marilyn...beautiful colours to offset her beauty.