Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blessed Life- GD at Do More with Less

I was happy when I was contacted by Yvonne a few weeks ago to ask me if I want to be a Guest Designer in her blog Do More with Less!!





I was asked to showcase a favorite technique and I chose to show altered chipboard frames. I'm a huge fan of chipboard and use it in almost all my layouts. I found these old chipboard squares from a company that doesn't exist anymore (Technique Tuesday) and I altered them.
See my tutorial below.











I'm also hosting a challenge over at her blog called 
"Written Words"
The object of the challenge is to use a paper with written words on it. It can be a scrapbooking paper, a page from a book, dictionary, or poem. You may use it in any way you want.
So why don't you join us and participate. You can win this RAK from me:


Here are a few close-ups of my layout:


I used a Crafter's Workshop mask  and some gesso to give the layout some texture around the edges. Then I sprayed it with Shimmerz.



I used some Theresa Collins papers from my stash that I've been wanting to use for quite sometime.








Materials
Theresa Collins Papers
Flowers: Maya Road, K&Co, Recollections
Page from Quote book
Gesso, Burlap
Shimmerz sprays and paints: brown tones
Chipboard frames: Technique tuesday
chain: Tim Holtz
Metal Lamp: Prima
Prima Fluid chalk ink: dark bark
Crafter's workshop template
Prima Leaves


I'm so happy you came to visit me today!
have a fantastic day!!



21 comments:

Lynn said...

I love your design Keren and the altered frames are so beautiful. I love how you put the words on them and gave them a vintage look.. I get so much inspiration from you on how to alter chipboard! Have a wonderful day!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the theme of your challenge, Keren! Awesome tutorial too. Great job with the goodies from your stash :)

Lizzy Hill said...

I really liked this over at YYam's blog...& loving the extra 'closies' here:):) Gorgeous:):):)

Sandra said...

Keren I love the technique with the little frames but I really love the textured background.

butterfly said...

Love your sepia palette, and those frames are just gorgeous!! Will check out the challenge, as I love text on projects...
Alison x

Cindy Gay said...

Great job with the slide mounts!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I saw this on Yvonne's blog last night and just loved it!!!! Congrats on being her guest!!! Your lo is just amazing!! I love it!!!

yyam said...

Gorgeous layout and technique Keren! Thanks for being my guest!

Adriana B said...

congrats on guest spot, lovely page, amazing :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Very lovely layout Keren! I love that technique - great tutorial - thank you - and a good way of using up older papers in smaller pieces too. Great page. Love the neutral tones!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Ooops I forgot to say congrats on the GDT! Yvonne is one fabulous lady!!

Patricia said...

What a beautiful design Keren! Love how you treated the frames...They now look so stylish and new! Well done!

Lynnda said...

Ahhhh You are this Surprise!!! I love this!!!!Congrats on being her guest!!! Your lo is just amazing!! I love it!!!totally loving it... hugs...xoxo

Lizzyc said...

Hi Keren, This looks amazing, i love how you have created the frames.. and all your flowers and textures and fabric looks wonderful.. love the colors too...

МамаФиалка said...

wonderful

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool page and thanks for the tutorial.
byebye,Lean

Aline Marengo said...

Beautiful page... I loved it!

Hugs

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Gorgeous layout and loved the technique Keren,hugs

Swissdutchy8 said...

Wow, the chipboard layout is so gorgeous!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, all those little frames positioned around your photo like that look amazing, Keren...love the monochomatic colour tones too. Gorgeous work!

li-bee-ti said...

Congrats on the new GDT! and what a wonderful lo! love the brownish colors here.