Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Wonderland- My 2 Crafty Creations

Winter is my least favourite season but I did love scrapping about it.
Today its officially the first day of winter and we are off to seek warmer places!!
If I'm absent from your blogs please don't fret!! I will be back in the new year to leave you all some love!!
"Snow Wonderful"

I used the Crazy Circles 12x12 sheet and I cut it in half. I used the opened circles as frames for these small wintery pictures. First I covered the chipboard in gesso and then I dabbed clear distress stickles and yellow stickles randomly on the circles

Crazy Circles (unit of 3)

I also used chipboard snowflakes which I also covered in Gesso and distress stickles.

Snowflakes (units of 3)

Finally for the title I used the word Wonderful and called my layout Snow Wonderful!!

I used the Prima BAP sketch as an inspiration for this layout.

Wonderful (unit of 3)

I used the Prima BAP for this layout

Materials used:
Prima papers
2 Crafty chipboard
Flowers: Prima
clear stickles
yellow stickles
Martha Stewart Textured paste
Crafter's workshop 6x6 template
Ranger acrylic paint: yellow
Prima fluid chalk worn jeans
Prima resin bird
Prima alphas

My second layout is titled:


I took this serene photo outside the woods near my house. Those are the same woods from my fall pictures a few months back.

I quite like how the woods came to life in this photo.

I used the Hariet's Border underneath he photo. I simply covered it in textured paste and then dabbed it with chalk ink.

Hariet's Border (unit of 3)

I used Heidi's Vines again for this layout. Last month I used them for a fall layout and showed you a resist technique. This time I covered the vines in gesso and then painted them with Shimmerz Paint: blueberry cobbler. It came out very smooth so I dabbed some blue distress stickles randomly on the leaves.

Heidi's Vines (unit of 3)

To get the 3D effect, I printed 2 of the same photo and used one of them as a background. I used the other photo and cut some trees out of it. Then I raised them with pop dots for a 3D effect.

Finally I used the Fine Snowflakes and the peace word from the ATC Words 1 pack. I covered the snowflakes in gesso and clear distress stickles like above and I inked the Peace word in fluid chalk ink.

I used the December sketch from Paper Stories as an inspiration for this layout.

Fine Snowflakes (unit of 3)

ATC Words 1 (units of 3)

I used the sketch from Paper Stories for this layout

Materials used:
White Cardstock
Prima freebie note cards and alphas
Flowers: Green Tara, Recollections, Etsy shop
2 Crafty chipboard
Martha Stewart textured paste
Shimmerz paint blueberry cobbler
Prima fluid chalk ink: old road, worn jeans
Crafter's workshop template
Clear Stickles



Elaine coustley said...

Your layouts are just magnificent. I enjoy checking your blog as I love your work. x

Cathi ONeill said...

You always do such gorgeous work! Love those fine snowflakes. Stunning layouts!

Marília Lopes said...

Gorgeous my dear!!!
Loveeeee pic and flowers!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

You may not like winter - but you scrap if perfectly....have a wonderful time in warmer good, be happy, be safe, be blessed:):):)


Love the way you cut the circle chippies in half and used them as frames! Very innovative. The second LO looks equally STUNNING!

Jasmine S said...

Oh my, these pages are just exquisite. Your chippy pieces are just beautiful. They are like a magical Winter Wonderland.
Enjoy the warmer weather.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

No matter what you create, I am in AWE!!!! These are JUST GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the snowflakes, the circles, the flowers, the layers... just LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!!!!! WOW!!!!

Sonia said...

Fabulous layouts my dearest Keren^_^ Love the white with soft light light colors you used^_^ Gorgeous elements added as always..all smells of winter^_^
Fantastic my friend^_^
Sonia said...

Wow!! What stunning pages, Keren! Love how you used the circle chipboard page to frame your photos and your mixed media work is fabulous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Shona said...

so so gorgeous love those snow flakes :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lee-Anne said...

These layouts are so pretty. Love the snowflakes and circles.

Lolô Artesanato said...

OMG, gorgeous pages, like as always

Elisabeth Sarkis said... beautiful, loved all!!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous! You work magic with chipboard!!!

Karen Shady said...

such beautiful work as always Keren... Merry Christmas xx

Sandie said...

Totally gorgeous....enjoy your break and Merry Christmas

Di Garling said...

So much beauty in one post Keren. You are on fire girl. Merry Christmas. Cheers Di xo

sandi said...

Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Ava Gavloski said...

Beautiful work keren, i can see the detail and the love that goes into your projects. Lots of time designing shows your love for creating. Have a nice time with the family.
ava g

Mrs Frizz said...

gulp - absolutely gorgeous ...

Heather Jacob said...

winter wonderland, so heavenly xoxoxo

Roxy said...

Wow, these layouts are just soooooo GORGEOUS! I love how you've done up the chipboard, such wonderful dimension!!! Hugs, Roxy.

yyam said...

Oh wow. These are amazing Keren!

Sandra said...

I love both of these for different reasons, this first with the circles looks awesome and the second is truly beautiful.

Ella Swan said...

What stunning layouts Keren! I love how you cut out the trees and gave your photograph such dimension!! Amazing work! Hope you are having a wonderful time in sunnier climes!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Keren these are gorgeous creations. So many beautiful little details to feast the eyes on and the are great takes on the sketches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

zenevak said...

Beautiful layouts! Love your use of the chipboard and the 3-d effect on the photos. Just beautiful!

Eila Sandberg said...

Ha ha no wonder you thought I had flushed myself down the loo or succumbed to a tropical desease of some sorts, I've backtracked your blog to 21 December! Was deadsure I had commented on these two pages but nope, not a sign of me :((
Been waiting for Prima to return from WCHA and their reveal of the December winners. Am so sure to see your BAP up there! Fantastic take on the sketch and such beautiful colours and texture work! My fave is your second page. The combination of colours just makes my head dizzy with delight, you certainly hit the nail with them. This is amazing, absolutely amazing work! xoxoxo

Anita S said...

your layouts are both stunning!!!