Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Sky's The Limit (February GDT for Berry71bleu)

 I was totally elated to win the January challenge at Berry71bleu with my layout 'More Me Time', and as a result i was asked to play along as a Guest Designer with their February challenge which is all about...

White Space

Because i loved this challenge so much, i had already started my layout when i found out that i had won the January challenge and was invited to be a GD. Click HERE to see my feature at Berry71bleu!

More and more, i find myself leaving lots of white space on my layouts and i love it!  It makes the pictures and all the embellishments stand out even more by contrast.
My layout was inspired by 2 other challenges as well... the February sketch by Dusty Attic which i absolutely adore:
And one of the 'love-themed' playlist songs at Scrap It with a Song, Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" that obviously inspired the title.

All the chipboard pieces on this layout were distressed using various mediums like Distress Inks, acrylic paint, Liquid Pearls, GlitterRitz, gesso.  I just kept on adding layers of one or another until i reached the desired effect.  I also did a little whitewashing with gesso on the flowers and the background.

Well, i hope you love this layout as much as i do... and i'm hoping you'll participate in Berry71bleu's White Space challenge.  You still have a couple days to get your entry in to have the chance to win a wonderful prize.  Click HERE for all the details!


  1. Wow this is stunning Nicole! So many gorgeous layers of yum mines on here! So glad you linked up with us at SIWAS!

  2. Hi Nicole, this layout is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining in with us at Scrap It With a Song.

  3. Such a gorgeous LO, Nicole!! Love your chippies, especially the balloon! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  4. Gorgeous layout Nicole - love the honeycombs! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  5. Beautiful work Nicole!! Thank you for being part of our Guest Designers at berry71bleu.

  6. Your layout is just stunning with all the colors and embellishments you have on it. Very nice work.
    Thanks for sharing and creating with us at Scrap it with a Song.

  7. Wow Nicole! This is stunning! The details are amazing. Love the title and that little balloon is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song! :)

  8. Wow! This is STUNNING! The honeycombs and hot air balloon are so pretty. And the title is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song.