Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reminiscing on 2015!!!

Hi Everyone,

Just thought to reminisce on the past year.

2015 was a difficult year for me personally but I learned to believe that G-d has its best intentions for me.

I'm very grateful for the life I've been given and I'm wishing all of us a healthy and peaceful new year!!

May this world feel some much needed peace and may all of us send some love into this world to make it a better place.

I've chosen a project from each month from this past year!!

I tried to choose those projects that were meaningful to me or that brought some meaning into my life!!

Thank you so much for all the support you have given me for the past 4 year!!

Have a happy and healthy new year!!!













Have a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous 2016!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

White as Snow- Riddersholm Design

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here with a new layout for Riddersholm Design using the Christmas Cosy collection

I used the Cosy Cutout paper for the background. One of the sides has this beautiful dark wintery layout. It looks like a snowy wintery night. It already has white snow splatters in the background so it was perfect for this layout.

Our dogs fur is white as snow and so I thought it was perfect for this wintery layout. I stencilled some snowflakes in the background using modelling paste and then framed the photo with the Blue Fern studios Blooming Curls frame which was primed with gesso and then sprinkled with fine white glitter.

Finally I added some neutral coloured Prima flowers and a title to finish the layout.

Papers: Riddersholm Desing Christmas Cosy
Blue Fern Studios Blooming curls chipboard
Prima Finnabair fine glitter
Prima flowers
Stencil 1-snowflakes
Prima Finnabair modelling paste
American Crafts thickers
Golden white gesso

Thank you so much for visiting my blog

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Chill- Layout for Faber-Castell- Design-Memory- Craft

Hi Everyone, 
This is a layout I created for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog using Gelatos® mixed and matched with many other Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® mixed media products.
I have a step by step video tutorial on how I created this layout.

I love the way the Glass bead glitter gel made the snowflakes sparkle. The Gelatos® created the shadow behind the snowflakes and the Whipped Spackle gave me the snow like texture in the background.

You can see below how the frame and snowflake look very glittery due to the Glass bead glitter gel 

You can see how the Whipped Spackle below looks like fluffy snow on this chipboard title.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Prima 12x12 water-colour paper

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

All we need is love- Art Journaling page for Scrapberry's

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here with another art journaling double page I created for the Scrapberry's blog. 
This is my last post for this year and also the last post for Scrapberry's as a Design Team member. 
 I want to thank Scrapberry's for the opportunity to design with their amazing products.

I love designing with blues and purples. They are my favourite colours to design with because they make me feel good. I used the new water-soluble oil pastels from Prima to create this bright background. Then I added white and black to enhance the texture of the page.

I fussy cut one of the papers from the Holiday Romance collection to use as the message in my journal page.

I also used the Polymer resins from the "For Wedding" collection so I could have some 3D elements on the page. I used the Love word and some rings to fit in with the rest of the mixed media circles.

Scrapberry's Holiday Romance collection
Scrapberry's For Wedding polymer resins
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance clear crackle paste
Prima water soluble oil pastels
Golden white gesso
Ecoline black water colour paint
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Light paste
Prima Finnabair Art Basics soft matte gel
Donna Downey stencil

Thank you so much for visiting my blog

Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Noel Blessings- Blue Fern Studios shadow box canvases

My second project this month for the Blue Fern Studios blog is a set of two 6x6 shadowbox canvases with a wintery/christmasy theme.
I created this project for my teaching adventures this winter. People loved creating it to decorate their home for these upcoming holidays.

I used the winter flakes and covered them with diamond dust to make them look realistic.
I also used the Winter Forest chipboard set which was covered in gold glitter.

Then I used two separate titles from the Winter title set which I painted in copper acrylic paint.
I used cheese cloth and many other mixed media elements to create this winter wonderland!!

DeSerres 6x6 deep canvases
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Diamond Dust: Flora craft
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients gold glitter
Gold fluid acrylic iridescent copper
Cheese cloth
Golden white gesso
Prima stencil
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte gel
Prima Finnabair Art Basics light paste

Thank you so much for visiting my blog

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Believe- Flying Unicorn Kit with Riddersholm Design

Hi Everyone, 
I'm on the Riddersholm Design Blog with a new layout using "The Barn" paper from the  Barnmarket collection which I designed using the Flying Unicorn December Kit

I used the Prima woodgrain stencil to enhance to theme of the background and the photo.
This is a picture of my son and I taken probably 10 years ago. He's much younger and I'm much thinner lol.

I used a lot of flowers and other embellishments to enhance to the natural look. All these embellishments come in the kit. I also sprayed some splatters in the background to add more texture.

Papers: Riddersholm Design BarnMarket
Prima woodgrain 6x6 stencil
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Rust mica powder
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Light Paste
Prima Color Bloom Empress gold and Deep teal
13 Arts Sprays: Navy chalk ink, Indigo chalk ink
Wood Icons: Prima
Thread: unknown

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

An Autumn Story- with Blue Fern Studios

Hi Everyone!!
I'm here with my first December project for the Blue Fern Studios blog. 
Its a layout depicting the beautiful colours of fall.

I used the Deja Vu- Un Voyage a Paris paper for the background. Then I started drawing brown leaves with Prima's water-soluble oil pastels to mimic the leaves on the ground.

I stamped the brick pattern out of the Essential Texture stamp on the background and I also used the Shabby brick bits behind the photo to double the brick effect.

I also used a chipboard Photo arch on the side of the photo along with "An autumn story" title. I also used lots of Prima flowers to embellish.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Deja Vu collection
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Brick stamp: Blue Fern Studios essencial textures
Prima Color Bloom Worn leather and mustard yellow sprays
Ranger brown archival ink
Prima water soluble oil pastels
Prima flowers

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015


I know I recently just had a giveaway, however I just had my entire blog re-designed after having the same blog for 3 years.

I really felt like it was time for a change and so I had the lovely Chantalle McDaniel redesign my blog.

I really, really love how it came out. 
I love the colours and elements as they represent me fully.

If you want to get your blog re-designed I highly recommend her.

For her blog with all the info

Press here


To Celebrate my new blog I'm having a giveaway!!

I will be giving away two surprise prizes.

All I ask is that you support me and be a follower of my:

Of course I will ship anywhere in the world. All my previous winners have been highly satisfied!!!

Please link your name at the bottom. You don't need a blog to link up but you need to check back at the beginning of January for the winners.

The giveaway closes at midnight on December 31st.

Thank you for all your support!!!

Mother Love- Flying Unicorn December Kit

Here is another layout I created for the Flying Unicorn December Kit.
This is an old picture of my son and I as he's so little here and I look much younger LOL.

I used the Riddersholm Designs Remember paper for the background and some other small papers from the kit to create a mat behind the photo.
I stencilled, sprayed and stamped the background to create texture and then of course embellished with flowers.

Papers: Riddersholm Design Barnmarket
Prima flowers and vines
Prima Stencil
Prima Finnabair light molding paste
Prima brick stamp
Ranger black archival ink
Prima Color Bloom: Emress gold and Deep Teal
13 Arts sprays: Navy chalk ink, Indigo chalk ink and Turquoise chalk ink
Prima wood icon ruler
Alpha stickers: Prima

Thank you so much for visiting my blog
Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Elk Head Shadow Box- 7 Dots Studio with Artists Live Ustream Show

This is the project I designed a few days ago on the Artists Live Ustream channel.
I designed a mixed media shadow box using a 5x7 frame I bought at the dollar store.

Here is the video recording of the Ustream show:

 I used the Yuletide Mistletoe paper to cover the centre and sides of the frame.

 Then I stencilled the Yuletide Elk Head mask in the background using modelling paste mixed with yellow mica powder to match the yellow background.  Then I added the Yuletide chipboard elk head which was inked in black. Finally I put the 3D elk head on top of the other two

Prima Finnabair Art ingredients yellow mica powder
Prima Finnabair Art ingredients black micro-beads
Prima Finnabair Art Basics light paste
Tim Holtz black soot distress edger
Prima Finnabair wood icon borders
Prima Finnabair Art Soft Matte gel
Blue Fern Studios Joy word
Prima crystal gems
Tim Holtz elk head
5x7 frame: dollar store

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Recipe Tin Boxes- with Scrapberry's

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a cute altered project for the Scrapberry's blog.
I altered two tin cans into two small recipe boxes.

I used the "I love cooking" collection to cover the tins and then I cut out many different elements and tags from the pages to adhere to the front.

I also cut some small recipe cards to put inside the tins and decorated with flowers and resins.

I primed the tin in white gesso and then painted it in brown acrylic paint. Finally I used soft matte gel to glue the papers to the tin and then distressed the edges with Prima distress tool.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog

Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Create Art- Art Journaling Page- Flying Unicorn December Mixed Art Kit

Hi everyone,
This is a double art journaling page I created with the December Mixed Art kit for the Flying Unicorn.
Its a page filled with mixed media products and techniques.
Although it wasn't my intention to create such a busy page, my creativity took its own path and I continued adding products until I was satisfied with the look of my project.
I have a step by step video tutorial below explaining it all.

Here is the step by step video tutorial:

As you can see below, the pages have a lot of texture and colour. At first I wasn't totally happy with the results, however as I continued to work on the background, I found a way to change it to the way I wanted. That's one of the things I love about mixed media, you can continue to add mediums until you are happy with the results.

This below is the centre of my starburst pattern. It feels like it has so much creative and inspirational power when I look at it.

Papers: Riddersholm Design
Prima Finnabair Resist canvas borders
Prima Color Bloom empress gold spray
Prima Finnabair Art basics light paste
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients rust mica powder
Prima broken glass 6x6 stencil
Faber Castell black big brush stampers pen
White gesso: golden and 13 Arts
13 Arts black chalk spray
13 Arts Metallic turquoise acrylic paint
13 Arts turquoise splash it acrylic paint
Prima Chalk edger: black coal and dark rust
Prima brick stamp
Ranger black archival ink
Masking tape

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!!