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.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Special Love Mixed Media Layout - Berry71Bleu

Hello Everyone
Apologies for having dropped out of cyberspace for a little while.
It was school holidays and then Easter.  My brother was also here from the UK.
So sadly blogging took a back seat.
It was really quality and quantity time with my family! ;-)
I am back, however, today with a vintage layout for the Berry71Bleu challenge this month.
Here's the gorgeous mood board.

I created this mixed media page of my Grandparents.

I used the gorgeous Barn Market vintage papers from Riddersholm Design.

I did some intricate gesso stencilling around the photo too.

The gorgeous chipboard piece is a Blue Fern Studios piece and was aged, using gesso and all purpose ink.

I also did a fair amount of stamping on the background too.

I really love how this vintage page turned out. Vintage certainly does not have to be dark and dreary,

There is still time to play along.

Our wonderful Sponsor this month is:

Established in 2000, 7gypsies has enjoyed being a part of the craft and scrapbooking industries. 7gyspies has taken a few journeys along the way, with the caravan’s final destination with Canvas Corp. 

a bit of the 7gypsies story…
A young architect who wanted to be a painter met an Australian school teacher with a penchant for collecting things. They married and traveled the world together, having 7 kids on 3 different continents. As age mellowed them, they settled in the southwestern US and began designing for the scrapbooking industry, drawing upon a lifetime of traveling and experiences. 
The Canvas Corp family welcomes this amazing brand, with a penchant for preserving the original inspiration behind the brand.  This catalog brings together vintage and brand new 7gypsies products.

the gypsies today… 
With a focus on preserving the inspiration for the brands and the product line, the 7gypsies development team has designed a number of vintage inspired collections that have a look of the past but are relevant to the creative market today. We have converted a considerable amount of products to production in the USA, while continuing to source world-wide to find the most exciting products, designs and technologies.  We are excited to release our most exciting collection Architextures™ which is going to take the 7gypsies brand in many wonderful new directions. 

7gypsies give the winner of the challenge one of their "Junk Packs" - a collection of vintage papers, handmade papers, fabric, tags and more with a writing and lettering theme. No two are alike. AND  as an there is a chance to win a additional prize - if you both submit an entry for the Berry71Bleu Challenge & the current Canvas Corp Brands Challenge you are eligable to win a second prize. You will find a link to the Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge under our Challenge board in the right sidebar. 

Have a fabulous day!
Denise x


  1. Love, love, love it Denise from the photo to all the wonderful chippies and olde worlde touches .

  2. What a beautiful vintagey page, I love the chipboard piece on the side of your photo and what a special photo it is too...

  3. so beautiful page Denise! love this light vintage look and intricate designs too ))))

  4. I really like this page. Too beautiful.

  5. What a beautiful layout with pretty vintage details!

  6. Beautiful layers and colour , love your vintage layout, the inspirational mood board is gorgeous as well :0

  7. Yes this is so you and the photo is perfect. Love your take on the challenge. :D

  8. What an exquisite layout! Gorgeous muted colors and I love the vine! Hugs, Autumn