We have a super duper Guest Designer today! Welcome Nicole Doiron, we are so thrilled that you are sharing your creativity with us here today! ;-)
Nicole is very well known in the scrapping world and really has such a beautiful style! ;-)
Here's a little about Nicole.
Hi! I am Nicole Doiron, am 41 years old and have lived in Eastern Canada all my life. Having been a fan of the Berry71bleu challenges for years, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to Guest Design this month, especially since I absolutely love this month's challenge. I have been introduced to scrapbooking by a friend in 2005 and, always having been a very creative person, I immediately fell head over heels in love with this hobby. In 2011, I started a blog because I wanted to participate in my very first challenge. I find that challenges are the best inspiration and at Berry71blue, each challenge month after month is unique and so much fun.
Although I tend to prefer shabby chic romantic creations, my creative style is very versatile and adapts itself constantly to my moods and the themes of my pictures. One project may be fun and colorful, while another may turn out vintage and elegant. I tend to use a lot of different pattern papers and embellishments - the more, the better! - and I love to dabble in mixed media. I love hand stitching on my pages, using templates to create textured backgrounds as well as trying all sorts of different techniques. My favorite scrapbooking products are flowers and laser-cut chipboard!
If you like my layout today, I hope that you will visit my blog at http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.com to see more. I also have a FB page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrap-Utopia/508848229167055) on which I share all my work. You can also find me on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/nicutopia/my-creations/) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/scraputopia).
Thank you Berry71bleu for this awesome GDT opportunity!
Nicole created this stunning and beautiful page! ;-)
Now, let's talk a little bit more about my layout based on the May challenge which is all about paying tribute to MOTHERS. I didn't have to dig deep into my stash of papers and pictures to find the perfect combination for this project. I knew I wanted to make a layout about my own mother who is very dear to my heart and who has always been my best friend, and I just happened to have a beautiful picture of her that I was saving for a special layout. It went perfectly with these pretty Tea-Thyme from Prima. I used the Prima May BAP sketch challenge always as inspiration for the design. Therefore, most of the products used from the paper to the flowers to all the bling comes from Prima. I added some journaling on the tag and slipped the tag behind the main flower cluster. For those of you who might be familiar with my style, you'll recognize my signature style per se, which is to dab white paint pretty much all over my page, embellishments and all, to soften everything up and give it a whitewash effect. I really love how this page turned out and I think it is fit for a Queen... my Mom who is the Queen of my heart! I feel so blessed to have her in my life.
Here's some close-ups.
Thanks so much Nicole, for this special, treasured and fabulous page! ;-)
There is a "wee" amount of time to still create something for this challenge.
So you will have to be quick and upload your project asap! ;-)
~ May challenge Mood Board ~
Our sponsors provided prizes with international shipping included! Yay!!
Set of products from 7 Dots Studio
UmWowStudio is a US based manufacturer of chipboard, stencils/masks, and flair for the general artsy community. Our products make great additions to cards and scrapbooking as well as mixed media pieces, altered art, tags, canvases, art journaling and more. Our chipboard is extra heavy duty to stand up to any mediums you can manage to throw at it. Our stencils and masks come in a super thick durable plastic to give your pieces extra dimension, and our flair is flat backed for easy use.
Connect with us! Visit us on FACEBOOK, view our BLOG, we're on INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST and our shop can be found at UmWowStudio.com
We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, clear stamps, stencils and chipboard pieces. You can find our products in scrapbooking stores around the world.
Retail store: http://retailstore.7dotsstudio.com/
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!