Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall- Bird is the Word


For my Giveaway press here

With the leaves changing comes a beautiful season!! I do love Fall even if it means winter is coming!! I love the bright earthy tones. They make me feel grounded.

The following layout I made for the Bird is the Word challenge. The word to use is either:" Summer, Fall/Autumn, Winter or Spring"

Well I have to say that the selection and the posibilities are endless.



I made this layout using a background scrap paper that I had used in my previous layout (post below) as a spray shield.

When I make a layout with a lot of mixed media sprays, I use a pizza box for spraying. However I always put a white paper in the background and spray on it too.

This is the second time that I've used a sprayed background scrap for a layout and I must say that the results are astounding.



I used the Wood Grain mask from Crafter's Workshop and masked over the background paper some Coarse Alumina Paste. Once it dried, it's brownish coarse texture made it look like actual wood.



This amazing tree is the Winter Tree from 2 Crafty. I inked it in orange fluid chalk ink from Prima and then I covered it in Glass Bead paste which is my new favourite medium. You can check out my other layout using this medium here.

Winter Tree (unit of 3)

I used lots of orange and brown flowers and I cut out the leaves from the new 7 Dots Paper: Domestic Goddess.


Materials Used
Papers: 7 Dots Studios Domestic Goddess, Prima Craftsman
Flowers: Prima, Recollections, Petaloo, Manorhouse Creations
Alpha: Creative Imaginations
Chipboard Tree: 2 Crafty
Crafter's Workshop Wood Grain mask
Coars Alumina paste by Golden
Glass bead gel by Golden
Prima fluid chalk: Dark Bark and Fall Leaf
Adirondack ink spray: Butterscotch, Orange and Red Pepper



Hope you enjoyed my layout today
Have a great week!!

23 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow Keren, the colours are so rich and delightful.... such an amazing layout, with so many amazing details...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* you are absolutely AMAZING!!!! I love love love love that background and loveeeeeeeeee that photo and all the flowers!!!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is soooo very gorgeous! Love the misting effect. Awesome!

Ava Gavloski said...

Keren, love this layout and the previous one as well. I too spray onto white cardstock saved for a later day. Keren, soon I will be retiring from work and then i will get to have more time to play... Love the color tones and i agree the 2 new mediums are wonderful.
ava g

Adriana B said...

fabulous autumn page, love the colours and that tree love it :)

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing Keren, I feel the photo is amongst all the leaves and rich colors of autumn...love all the texture and details.. and the tree is awesome too!!

Di Garling said...

This is AMAZING Keren, you really are on fire girl. Love everything you are doing lately. You are on FIRE!!!! Cheers Di xo

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE the rich glowing colours in this one!! Looks absolutely fantastic against the green in the photo. You're so right about that white scrap background paper, absolutely wonderful effects and so clever to use it! Getting curious about the Alumina Paste you've used, never seen or heard of it. What is it?! looks fab! Mwah!

krishna said...

incredible!!!! extremely lovely...
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LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Amazing page my Dear
xx
Leila
:)

eleele said...

great techniques, great colors, love it

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love your fall series, Keren. Absolutely DELISH texture and color!

Cindy Gay said...

Fun background-love the woodgrain mask!

Lynnda said...

OMG !!! This is so gorgeous Keren... I love the background the colors the textures... totally a great fall theme you nailed it!!! You are simply amazing ... and your work is inspiring too...


Thank you so much for dropping by my blog a leave sweet comments... it means a lot to me...!!!

I am going to link your blog to mine... hugs...xoxo

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

This page is very very beautiful,love it,xoxo

yyam said...

Oh wow! That background is an amazing backdrop for your photo! Gorgeous work! :)

sandi said...

Wow! This is just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the way the pic and lo blends together! Amazing!

Helen Tilbury said...

Be still my beating heart!!!! Oh gosh Keren this one is amaaaaayzing!!! I just love everything you've done here & you're definitely inspiring me about the white cardstock when I'm spraying - brilliant idea!!

Fi said...

WOW the colours are so rich, such a striking page to look at, great background texture as well.

Tracey Sabella said...

Love how you used your mist overspray paper for your background and your mixed media work here is so fabulous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Melinda said...

WOW what can I say...this blows me away...leaves me itching to create that's for sure! Love the beautiful colours...just a stunning piece of art. Thanks so much for leaving a lovely message on my blog, so happy that you stopped by :)xo

juscrap said...

Wonderful pages dear Keren! great techniques, great colors, love it. xx

Leonie said...

Awesome layout Keren, the woodgrain masking looks amazing! Beautiful colours too.