Thursday, May 23, 2013

A few of my favorite things- You are such a joy!!



I haven't done a sketch challenge at MME for such a long time. I saw it on their blog today and just fell in love with the sketch. 
I went and dug up some MME papers from my stash and got to work on this layout.
I started by mimicking the square pattern of the sketch using a CW mask. However after adding papers and embellishments, I sadly covered almost the whole squared pattern.  There is some of it left around the edges which I sprayed with Shimmerz:  Tuscan Sun and Cotton Candy. But you can't really see the pattern in the center.


Ronda Palazzari MME May Sketch


I just ordered some new Shimmerz sprays including Tuscan Sun. I have to say that I'm in love with this shade of yellow. I'm not a huge fan of yellow, but this shade is just gorgeous. The name makes me want to actually go to Italy.

I use Shimmerz a lot on my projects and I really recommend them because they are light and shimmery. They are made for those people who are sometimes afraid to spray because theya re scared they will ruin a page. They are so light, almost translucent and do not overpower in color.

I want to remind you guys again that if you want to buy some Shimmerz  make sure you mention me when you check out. You will receive a free "Sample sized" Texturez or Dazzlerz product and you can even choose the color.

All you have to do is mention my name at the "Instructions to Merchant" during checkout. Make sure you specify which of product you want to receive for free.
Trust me you will not regret trying these. They are amazing!!


I have to tell you a little bit about this picture. When I took it, my heart almost melted with joy. It was such a tender moment which happens seldom, as my kids constantly bicker with each other. However on this particular day, my DD happened to get hurt and guess who came to the rescue. My amazing son sat down and hugged her. I was so lucky to have had my iphone handy and just snapped this photo.
I added some hidden journaling behind the photo.
I really hope my kids will always be there for each other the way my sisters and I are there for each other. I know they fight a lot now, but I know that will change.

I did a lot of fussy cutting from the MME papers and I used some matching Prima flowers and bling.



Materials used
Papers: MME
Flowers and leaves: Prima
Gems: Prima
Shimmerz Sprays: Cotton Candy, Tuscan Sun
Light molding paste
CW mask
Gesso
Cheesecloth




25 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A little master piece again and a wonderful take on the sketch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Wilma Voermans said...

That is a really sweet moment you captured. And you made a beautiful page of it!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! What a heart-warming picture, Keren...scrapped to perfection!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful layout Keren!... love it.... hugs...x

МамаФиалка said...

Beautiful

Lizzy Hill said...

What a lovely moment to capture! And that flower...totally YUMMMY!!! I really like the colour palette here, too:):):)

Elena Olinevich said...

You have captured it so perfectly

Lizzyc said...

A tender moment you have captured so wonderfully in the photo and you have surrounded it with beautiful colors and flowers and I really love how it all looks.. and the yellow is so beautiful too...

Heather McMahon said...

what a perfectly beautiful layout for such a beautiful story! It's a stunner!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a sweet story and love love love love your lo! Loving all the fussy cutting and the mesh material!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Love your page!
this sketch is gorgeous!
xx
Leila

Tone-Lill said...

A really gorgeous and beaytiful LO. I love all the different embellishments you have put together to create this page :)

juscrap said...

Beautiful layout Keren!xoxo

Sandi Smith said...

My goodness....does your mojo ever quit!! Just beautiful!!!

butterfly said...

Love the sunburst layout, but in such delicate colours... and those elements of texture in the background are wonderful! My brother and I fought like cat and dog when we were younger (with maybe the occasional moment like this too!) - but we're so close now - it's a relationship I treasure.
Alison x

Eila Sandberg said...

Ha ha happens to me all the time, keep piling on stuff and then whaddya know, the background work is hidden! looks very very pretty though with the misting and layering, such sweet soft colours. This is absolutely delightful as is the photo of the kiddies, precious. xoxoxo

Tracey Gregory said...

Love this page! (well, i love all your pages,lol) Such a sweet moment beautifully scrapped!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful work love the fussy work!
byebye,Lean

Evgenia Petzer said...

absolutely lovely!

Val Thorpe said...

I have just seen this one on FB and I love it. That background painting is just beautiful. Love the colours and the design is amazing.

Helen Tilbury said...

Keren this is totally gorgeous! I agree that sketch is very inspiring!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Haha just read the entire post & yes I cover my work a lot too so have started photographing my mixed media pages before I start the page so people can see how they were before they got covered up!! I agree about Shimmerz - Maya Road are great if you want very definite strong coverage!

Sonia said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww:))
Fantastic layout, a delightful for my eyes:)
Big big hug,
Sonia

Anna Drai said...

Totally gorgeous page, I love it.