Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Choose your own path- Art Journaling page

Here is another Art journaling page I created in my recycled paper journal I bought on my trip to Ecuador.
I just love the natural texture that the recycled paper gives the background.

I used book paper to create the tree, birds and ground. I ripped pieces of each paper and built it piece by piece.
I used fluid acrylics to cover and shade the background, adding some darker shades on the edges and lighter ones in the center. Then I used a brown stampers big brush pen to create shade behind the tree and birds.

Finally I did some hidden journaling with a brown pen. It blends into the background so you can't see it. I also used a black Posca marker to outline the shapes and add some visible journaling.

Art Journal- Ecuador
Golden and DaVinci fluid acrylics
Book pages
Prima Matte gel mdeium
Prima white gesso
Black Posca pen
Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink
Faber-Castell Brown Stampers Big brush pen
Dylusions black acrylic paint
Sharpie brown acrylic marker
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller word stickers

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sand-Castle---- Mini-Album for Blue Fern Studios

For my second project this month for Blue Fern Studios I created this Sand-Castle mini-album.
The mini album already comes like this and its made out of MDF material. However you could easily make and cut these shapes out of cardboard or other material to create your own mini album.

For the background and embellishments I used the following Seaside Cottage papers: Gala, Splendor, Glory and Calling Cards. 

For the cover I used some Blue Fern Studios flowers and some seashells. I also used a few of the following chipboard pieces: Seaside Seashells, Seaside Treasures and By the sea. For the title, I used the Summer Vacation chipboard title and cut out the Summer word out of it. All the chipboard pieces in the album were either embossed with Oatmeal or Breeze embossing powders and then lightly edged with brown distress ink.

For the next pages I used the Destination Label and the Sweetheart frame chipboard pieces which were both embossed with the Oatmeal Embossing powder.

For the following two pages I used the Seaside Lanterns, Memory Frame and Circle Links. All of these chipboard pieces were embossed with the Breeze embossing powder.

For this next page I used the Lane street sign to frame my photo and the and one of the Jubilation corners for the following page. I also use a chipboard shell above the photo which can be seen from the front cover. All of these were embossed with the Breeze embossing powder.
For the last page, which is the back of the album I used the Chipper chipboard frame to frame the photo. The frame was embossed in Breeze embossing powder.
As a final touch I added some snow texture around all the page edges.

Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Flowers
Blue Fern Studios embossing powders
Kaisercraft MDF sand-castle mini album
Prima stencil
Prima Finnabair Light Molding paste
Prima Finnabair snow texture
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
Butcher cord and cheesecloth

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Steam Punk Winged Boxes- 7 Dots Studio Challenge and Video Recording for Artists Live Show

Hi Everyone,
Its that time again for the 7 Dots Studio monthly challenge and this month's theme is:

I recently created these two winged boxed canvases on my Artists Live Ustream show while having this challenge in mind.
Below you will find the project and the video recording in case you missed the show.
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However if you can't make it, we always record our shows!!

Here is the recording of a video on how I created these Winged Boxes live during the Artsits Live Ustream Show on Monday September 5th"

I love all styles of mixed media but combining the techniques with a Steampunk theme is one of my favourites. I used the elements from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller and combined them with metallic and resin embellishments to create these mini 4x4 canvases. I used rust paste to give it the rusted look.

Below you can see close-ups of the boxes and all the texture and color  I gave them.

4x4 canvases- clearance Michaels
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller word stickers
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller element stickers
UmWowStudio Homegrown Tick marks stencil
UmWowStudio Fortune Teller Victorian Flourish
UmWowStudio Fortune Teller Fancy background
UmWowStudio Fortune Teller wild at heart flairs 
UmWowStudio Homegrown flairs.
Prima Relic and Artifacts Chilvary
Prima Metals for wood plaque 
Prima vintage mechanicals bottle caps
Prima Bottle caps
Prima Rust paste
Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings Light bulbs
Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings
Prima Vintage mechanicals
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients micro-beads bronze
Prima mechanical pocked watches
Prima Finnabair white gesso
Prima Stamp-n-add angel wings
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Glass gel medium

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have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Frolic in the sun--- Layout for Blue Fern Studios

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here and I'm on the Blue Fern Studios blog for my September post.
This month I've created a layout and a mini album using the Seaside Cottage collection.

Since I love the beach so much, Seaside cottage is one of my favourite collections and I loved using it again.

Here is my layout:

For the background paper I used the Seaside Cottage Glory paper.
I used a picture of some seagulls flying in the air. It looks like they are Frolicking in the sun and dancing in the sunset. Thats why I used that chipboard title. The title was sprayed in gold ink.

The photo was framed with the Marseille frame which was painted in white gesso, then stamped with the Brocade texture. I used the same technique for the flutter medley and added it to the side of the frame. Then I embellished with matching Blue Fern Studios' flowers and added bits of the Persian ornament chipboard in between the flowers.

Blue Fern Studios papers
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Blue Fern Studios flowers
Blue Fern Studios cotton candy spray
Prima Color Bloom Empress Gold
Prima light paste
Prima stencil
Prima white gesso

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Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Travel Far and Wide- Art Journaling

Hi Everyone,
This past week I really felt like I needed to do some art journaling.
My soul was craving it and so I created this page and another one which I will post later on in the month.

The journal I'm using is one that I bought in my last trip to Ecuador.  The pages are made out of recycled paper and so they are highly texturized.
I just love the texture each page has and it adds a lot of interest to the spread.

I used die-cut and sticker elements from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Collection.
I used Prima's rust paste to add color and texture to the background.

7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Word Stickers
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller element stickers
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller die-cut elements
7 Dots Studio Home Grown die-cut elements
Prima Finnabair rust paste
Prima Finnabair white gesso
Prima Finnabair matte gel medium
Ecoline white paint
Posca black and white markers
book pages
Faber-Castell Stampers big brush pen brown
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink

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Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mixed Media ATC's with 7 Dots Studio

Hi Everyone,
I'm up on the 7 Dots Studio blog and I created a set of 6 ATCs using both the Homegrown and Fortune Teller Collections.
 I used papers, stencils, stamps, stickers, chipboard pieces and die-cuts to create texture and layers. I also used modelling paste, sprays, glitter and embossing powders to create color and design. I love creating these cards and trading them with friends from around the world

Here is a step by step video on how I created these ATC's:

Here are the close-up pictures of each card. You can see the texture, design and color of each card.

7 Dots Studio Homegrown flower stencil
UmWow Studio Homegrown chipboard
7 Dots Studio Homegrown clear stamp
Prima Finnabair Modelling paste
Prima Finnabair soft gloss gel
Prima Color Bloom sprays- dragonfly blue, fern needle, empress gold
Blue Fern Studios embossing powders- celestial and azure
Blue Fern Studios glitter- mermaid and caribbean
Tim Holtz distress embossing ink
DecoArt fluid acrylics
Faber Castells Stampers big brush pen- blue
Ranger black dye archival ink
metallic thread

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Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Blue Fern Studios September challenge

Welcome to September, and a brand new Blue Fern Challenge!  This month we have an awesome Mood Board for you.  This Mood Board was motivated by the feel and colors of our Seaside Cottage collection.   

You may draw inspiration from the colors, the theme, or the texture.  
You may take little bits from several areas of the mood board.  It's up to you!

Photo Credits:  WildflowersSeashells, Peach flowersBeach

We would LOVE to see how our Mood Board inspires you, and of course, we have a prize for one lucky winner, who will be chosen from a random draw.  We will also feature a few of your projects.
We ask that you follow these guidelines:

1). You can create any of the following projects - a layout, card, canvas, altered item, or album cover.
No tags, please.

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project.   {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project, please!}
  You can find a list of stores that carry Blue Fern products  HERE.

3.) Upload your project to the Blue Fern Studio blog using the Inlinkz tool by midnight EST on September 30, 2016.

Although it's not required, we hope you will share with us in your blog or gallery post how you were inspired by our Mood Board. Have fun!  We can't wait to see what you create.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Winner of my Giveaway!!!

Hi Everyone
After a fun blog hop around the world with 7 Dots Studio,
I have the winner for my giveaway!!

The Winner is:

Mandy Please email me your address to kerentamir@sympatico.ca so I can mail you your prize!!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

7 Dots Studio Around the World Blog Hop

Today we have something special - a kind of surprise from 7 Dots Studio. 
Something similar to a blog-hop but more of a kind of a journey around the world - to the places that are in the hearts of all 7 Dots Studio Design Team members. 
Be prepared for something unusual - grab your coffee and sit comfortably. 
Are you ready? So please continue reading.

You know, that 7 Dots Studio DT members come from all over the world - each of them want to share a piece of their "daily world" - to show you places, towns, cities, countries, where they live. And we are especially happy that in our times, there are no distance, that could be an obstacle in sending things around the world. 7 Dots Studio products are in each place, where 7 Dots Studio DT members live. 
I would like you to know 7 Dots Studio has a store, where you can buy their products and they can ship them to any place in the world. So no matter how far or how close to 7 Dots Studio you live, you can always order your favourite supplies and they will pack them with love and send to you (always as trackable, priority post).
On top of the great journey, you can start in a while, or you have just already started on 7 Dots Studio blog, hopping on our DT members blogs, we would like to offer you a special discount for our store - 15% off everything - it is valid for all purchases till September 9th. So you have 2 days to visit our store and decide, what you would like to order. 
The discount will be available after using a special coupon code. When you visit all the blogs you will gather letters (not all blogs have letters for you - please remember it), and all the letters will be your coupon code valid for any purchase in our store till September 9th. So are you ready? :

In this blog hop we are supposed to make either a photo collage or video about the country we live in or the country we identify with.

As for myself I've lived in 3 different countries so

I made 3 different collages. Most people live their whole life in the same country but since I have moved a couple of times 

I can identify with 3 different countries and here they are:

Canada, Israel and Venezuela

Canada is my home and my mind and heart are in it. 

Its an amazing peaceful and accepting country. Its a democratic country and people have the right to live free and well. I love living here even if winters are very cold. 

Israel is my birthplace and home of my heart and soul.

Israel is such a beautiful country and I love it because its where I was born and where I belong in my heart.

One of the countries with the most turmoil and with the most spiritual and religious love.

I believe that the reason that I live so peacefully in Canada is because those in Israel fight for my freedom. I'm thus so grateful to call this country my heart's home.

Finally, last but not least Venezuela. The country I grew up in, since I was 1 until 15 years of age.

One of the most beautiful countries in the world which has now been destroyed by a corrupt government. It is so sad that in such a beautiful there's so much poverty and misery.

I remember the food, the dance, the warm weather and the warm people.

I'm grateful I was able to grow up here and I'm grateful my parents moved us to Canada from such an unsafe place before it was too late.

Here is a little video compilation of all these photos on my youtube channel.
Watch it for for a chance to win an extra surprise from me!!

watch my video and subscribe my Youtube channel to win.

Leave a comment on this post telling me something about the place you live and let me know that you've subscribed to my channel.

You can win this prize below:

Anyone can enter!! I will ship internationally.
giveaway ends 11:59pm EST on September 9th.
I will pick a winner on September 10th.  

So here you go!! 

This is the end of my post!!

I don't have a letter for you but hop on to

If you get lost, here are the links of all the blogs.

So to sum things up:
Visit all blogs in this order
Enjoy the photos and videos from the places our design team members live
Gather all letters to receive 15% discount for everything in the 7 Dots Studio store
Come back and leave a comment on the 7 Dots Studio blog with your order number and they will also choose one random person that will receive free shipping on that order.

Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Butterfly Dreams---Dreamcatcher Relics & Artifacts

Hi Everyone,
I've created this dreamcatcher for my daughter's bedroom.
Its mainly monochromatic as it uses only white and beige tones.
I used Prima's Relics & Artifacts Butterfly and Chandalier pendants as embellishments as I'm entering this project for the International Talent contest on The Relics & Artifacts Tribe Facebook group.

The Relics & Artifacts butterfly was embellished using Diamond dust. I glued the dust inside the wings using Gel medium. I added 2-3 layers of it and then sprinkled the wings with Finnabair white fine glitter. Finally I added a few Prima "Say it in crystals" gemstones in the middle of the body and behind on the chord. I also used a little of Empress Gold Color bloom spray to add a little color on the butterfly's wings.

I glued a hook on the back of the butterfly and hooked it onto the dreamcatcher. I secured it using the chord and some more glue so it stays in place.

I used Butcher Chord to create the Dreamcatcher and also used it to tie the hanging embellishments to the ring. 
The ring, ribbon, and tassels I found at Michaels. I added some feathers and cheese cloth from my stash.

The chandelier pendants were covered first with glass bead gel, then with white glitter and finally with one Prima Say it in crystals gemstone.
The chandelier pendants, feathers and tassels were tied to the Butcher chord.

Prima Relics & Artifacts chandelier pendants
Prima Relics & Artifacts butterflies
Wooden ring: Michaels
Butcher Chord: J&J crafts
Ribbon: Michaels
Cheese cloth
Golden glass bead gel
Prima Say it in Crystals seashore 
Prima Finnabair 3D gloss gel Medium
Prima Soft gloss gel Medium
Prima heavy gel Medium
Prima Finnabair white fine glitter
Diamond dust
Prima Empress Gold Color Bloom

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Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pop Art Canvas Tiles- Artists Live ustream channel

Last Month I create these Pop Art Canvas Tiles live on my Artists Live Ustream show.
Below is the recording in case you missed the show.

I used 4x4 flat canvases to create these tiles. The orange ones were created before the show and the blue faced ones I designed during the show.

Almost all the products used in the show are from DecoArt.

Once I created the tiles I thought they would look amazing as a set of 4 and here they are below:

Here is the recording in case you missed the show.
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2- 4x4 flat canvas- DeSerres
DecoArt fluis acrylics (various colors)---http://decoart.com/mixedmedia/fluid-a...
DecoArt Media matte medium---http://decoart.com/mixedmedia/matte-m...
DecoArt white gesso-- http://decoart.com/mixedmedia/gesso
DecoArt black modelling paste-- http://decoart.com/mixedmedia/modelin...
DecoArt Strike the pose stencil: https://decoart.com/Merchant2/merchan...
DecoArt Dandelion stencil: https://decoart.com/Merchant2/merchan...
DecoArt Scribble Stencil-- https://decoart.com/Merchant2/merchan...
Black gelato
Book paper

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