Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My 2 Crafty Creations in more detail

I've been away for the past week taking a much needed family vacation!! I don't usually like announcing it on public media (facebook, blog) because there are some "mean" people out there that could take advantage of an empty house if they knew we are gone!!

I apologise for not visiting everyone's blogs. This week is a catch-up week for me. I will try to visit you and leave you some love! in the meantime enjoy my 2 Crafty Reveal!!


I was so thrilled to reveal my new creations for 2 Crafty last week. As promised here are the layouts in more detail with an explanation of all the techniques I used and all the chipboard pieces I added. You can also check out their Facebook page for a quick view of the DT's work.

For this layout about my daughter's love of horses I used the Horse Riding pack from 2 Crafty.

Horse Riding (units of 3)

I painted the title in Adirondack acrylic paint: Sandal. Then I edged it in brown chalk ink. I used a sponge and dabbed it with watered down fluid acrylic: Yellow Ochre and Quinacridone Gold Hue. I used the same sponging technique to make the large yellow heart in the background. Finally I made lines around both hearts with a brown ink pen.

For the grass clumps I simply painted them in brown acrylic paint. I liked how they add volume to the page and set the scene.
Grass Clumps (unit of 3)

For the Old Fence I cut it in half to use on both sides of the picture. I painted it in brown  paint and then added crackle medium. (don't add too much as I found out it doesn't crackle all the way inside if its too thick)
Finally for the horse I dabbed it with Butterscotch Adirondack Acrylic paint dabber and then used the same sponge from above to add a fur like pattern on the body.

Old Fence (unit of 3)

Materials used:
Papers: Creative Imaginations
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Flowers: Recollections, I Am Roses
Wooden clock: Prima
Heidy Swapp Heart mask
Tag: Creative bags
Pin: Tim Holtz
Crackle medium
Butterscotch and Sandal Adirondack Acrylic paint dabbers,
fluid acrylic: Yellow Ochre and Quinacridone Gold Hue
Lace: unknown
Bling: Want2Scrap

For my second layout I used 4 different 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces and the sketch from Get Creative

For the Lamp Post I covered it in Martha Stewart's white texture paint. Then I edged it in Cocoa colored chalk ink to match the page. I used the same ink for the masking on the layout.

Victorian Lamp Post (unit of 3)

For the You & Me title I painted it with white Gesso. Then using a Crafter's Workshop template, I dabbed blue chalk ink to make the pattern, Then to soften the look I wiped off excess ink with a baby wipe.

You & Me (units of 3)

For the Bird I simply dabbed it roughly with gesso

Birds in Flight (unit of 3) 
Finally for the flourishes I painted them in gesso too and then dabbed them in different places with Blue Adirondack Acrylic Dabber. 

 Flourish2 (unit of 3)

Materials used:
Papers: The Scrap Cake: Once upon a time
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Flowers: Recollections, Green Tara
Burlap: Creative bags
Martha Stewart Punch
Ek Success Punch
Martha Stewart White texture paint
Versa mark Cocoa ink
Blue Adirondack paint dabber by Ranger
Crafter's workshop mask
Pearl pen Ice white by Viva Decor
forever sign: dollar store

Get Creative sketch


Hope you enjoyed today's post and may it inspire you to create!!


Desire Fourie said...

Keren these are just beautiful. Love everything about them. All the elements work so well together. Hope you are having a fab Wednesday.
Doing Life
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Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are just gorgeous!!! I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEE that heart on the first one!!!! I hope you are having a good vacay!!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pages again Keren.


Your LOs are fabulous, Keren. TFS the techniques :) Love the muted colors.

Lynn said...

Your details amaze me. I love that you shared how to make them. I just bought some Gesso yesterday and now I have an idea how to use it. I'm also in love with the big heart on your layout. They are both so lovely! Great designs!

Ella Swan said...

Some lovely chipboard there & you have really showcased it well. Great job! Hope your vacay was relaxing :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great projects, Keren .. love the softer colors on the second one!

Elina said...

Wonderful pages! I love the color combination on both of them! The brown heart on the first one is fantastic and so are all the wooden embellies you have used! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative Keren!!! Good luck!!!

Lizzyc said...

These two are really lovely layouts.. I love the horse one.. (being a horse lover!!) and I hope you had a great time away.. we all need some time out now and then and totally understand about not saying anything before you go!! nice to have you back!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Keren, the masking on your layout really adds volume and makes my eye notice the roundness of the culver of the photo. Like your clusters of embellishments.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow!! Gorgeous creations! I especially love the 1st one!!! Great work!!!

Romy said...

Wow, your both lay-outs are so gorgeous. I love the different techniques you used on them both. The masked heart looks so clever for example! said...

Gorgeous LO's with such amazing details!! Love your stencil work! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Anonymous said...

Both of your layouts are truly amazing ... thank you for joining us at Get Creative!!!

li-bee-ti said...

Both layouts are stunning, and I love the fact that they're different from each other.
Thanks for taking us into yuor creative process. It's great to read it.

Elena Stefanidou said...

You did a great job with both pages.Thank you for joining us at GC.

EFI said...

Hi Keren! Both of your layouts are gorgeous as always!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

Melenia Agapides said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!!!!! Love your take on the sketch, Keren!! Thanks for joining us at GC!

Irini said...

Keren what can I say your layouts are absolutely beautiful and very inspiring I love what you have done with the horses layout just amazing!
Thank you so much for your continued support of Get Creative it really mean a lot to me!