Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What a face


I'm really excited to announce that I'll be a Guest Designer for two blogs this month aside from my DT at Sketchabilities I'll be designing for The Paper Variety and My Scrapbook Nook. Stay tuned to see all my 3 layouts.

I'm also super excited about this layout. Here is a sneak peak!! look below....

I used lots of different mixed media techniques on it. I bought Gesso and spread it on the black page. I used Graphic 45 papers and lots of recycled cardboard paper. The chipboard border is from dusty attic. I really distressed all the edges and sanded the picture to give it a very cool worn out effect. At the bottom I used a Tim Holtz film strip over some index prints and then put a decorative metal frame around it. I used cardboard  and chipboard letters for the title. I also journaled on the white gesso.  
I used a sketch by Nadia Cannizzo from Once Upon a Sketch (see below). I love her sketch challenges and I'm always up for the challenge. The journaling criteria was to describe "a perfect day..."
I also used this layout for another challenge blog. This is my first time uploading a layout for 123 Challenge blog but I'm sure I'll be participating in their challenges more and more. The August 123 Challenge was to use these 3 things on a layout: 1) Black, 2) The word WHAT, 3) Multiple photos.
I used lots of black on the page. I also used a main photo plus a row of index prints as the multiple photo criteria. I called the layout "What a face".
1...2...3.. Done!!

Finally, I also found another Blog Challenge called Get Creative. Their August challenge was to use 8 embellishments. I believe I definitely meet their criteria here: I have a chipboard border, a metal frame, cardboard paper, chipboard letters, film strip, a button, a felt flower, clown face cutouts and film tickets.

It was so much fun doing this layout. I love using and designing with mixed media. There is so much I still want to learn so I can experiment even more!!

Here is what the journaling says:  "A perfect day is a day I can spend with you. I took this picture at a Tim Hortons near our house. You were making all kind of silly faces but I love this perfect shot of you looking away from me. What a face!! I just adore it and I want to spend every day looking at it!"


Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Keren







15 comments:

Vicky Varvadouka said...

BEAUTIFUL layout Keren!!! I love the techniques you used and I LOVE that photo!!! It's so cool!!!Nice colors and chipboard pieces too!!Thank you for playing along at OUAS!

Gerry van Gent said...

This is such an awesome layout! Beautifully done! Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

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Irma said...

love the vintage vibe to this!

sandi said...

Wow! A big congrats to you! Love what you've created for OUAS...it is just beautiful! Love the colors, vintage feel to it!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Congrats on your guest Dt posts well done. Fabulous layout, love everything about it, great vintage feel marvelous papers and embellishments, and the photo is superb ! Thank you for joining us at Get creative and good luck.

Marie

elenigratsia said...

Brilliant ... congratulations on your Dt posts ... and thanks for playing at Get Creative!!!

Heather Jacob said...

awesome absolutely awesome .... a fabulous boys page ... love the earthy tones you have used ...hugz x
thanks for playing with us x

Lizzyc said...

wow this is an amazing layout! love the neutral color combo with the stunning border along the side.. great take on the challenge..

Ruki said...

wow this is SO cool!! love it!!

Channa said...

What a beautiful layout keren!! Love the color combination. Great work, thanks for playing along with get creative.

phamil said...

What a great masculine page! I love this, you've done a wonderful job, thank you for joining us at OUAS!

Helen Tilbury said...

Congrats on your DT gigs Keren & thanks for joining in again at Once Upon a Sketch, with this stellar layout!

Tanyah Payne said...

such a lovely vintage layout. Really love how you have journal over the paint. love it!

eudokia said...

your job is amazing!
i really like the style and the colors og your page!!
cingrats on the dt pisitions!
thank you gor joining us at gc!