Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Free Spirit- My 2 Crafty January Creation Part #1

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Free Spirit

This is one of my favourite layouts of all times.
This picture of me was taken this past  December during our trip to Florida.
I love the beach, the fresh air and the sound of the waves make me so calm and relaxed.

One of my favourite things about this layout is the color scheme. 
I used the color palette from Prima's PPP and the monthly challenge at OUAS.
For the journaling component of the OUAS challenge I wrote all my new hopes and dreams for 2013 all around the page in a white pen. 

I'm also using this layout for the January challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy challenge about New Years resolutions. Which I've written all over this layout. Some are even hidden. 

You can see in this close-up a few 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces. First you can see the Frame Nella's. I also covered it in glass bead gel and painted it in dark blue Shimmerz paint.

The second piece is the Compass which I simply dabbed in chalk ink.

Then I used the Doves which I painted in light blue acrylic and dabbed with dark blue ink.

Frame Nella's (unit of 3) Compass (units of 3) Doves (unit of 3)

Finally I want to show you my favourite part of this layout: the chipboard hexagons. I first covered them in gesso. Then using a chicken wire stencil I masked the pattern with Martha Stewart Textured paste. I also sprinkled some blue beads on top while the paste was wet. At the end I dabbed the textured area with my acrylic paint blue dabber.

1.5 inch Hexagons  (units of 3)

Materials used
2 Crafty chipboard
Prima: Firefly and Fairybelle collection
Prima flowers and alphas
Gesso, beads, Cheese cloth. Seashells
Shimmerz sprays and paints
Crafters Workshop Template
White pen
Fluid chalk ink: sand
Martha Stewart Textured paste
Light blue acrylic paint dabber

I hope you enjoyed my post today. For more ideas with these products please visit the 2 Crafty blog and don't forget our Design Team Call.


Desire Fourie said...

Keren, another masterpiece. It must take you days to create something as awesome as this. One can actually smell and feel the sea breeze.
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Sonia said...

Fantastic creation my dear friend^_^
The image is charming^_^
Gorgeous details as always^_^
Have a sweet afternoon^_^

Lynn said...

This is pure art Keren. I LOVE all the texture and detail on your layout. The mixed media combined with traditional scrapping is just fabulous!!! Love your journaling too..would love to know which white pen you use! Have a wonderful day.


This is a FAVE, Keren! You have outdone yourself.

juscrap said...

This is fantastic Keren! xoxo said...

Such a stunning page, Keren!! Love your chippy work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Lizzy Hill said...

THis is super cute & My fave bit is the hexagons, too! LOVE the flowers [of course]....& I see you got in the Top over at Scrap friends, again...why does that NOT surprise me???!!!!!!!!!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW this is indeed amazing Keren! I can see why it would be your favourite layouts. Everything has been placed so well and it all just goes nicely and flows really well. Amazing work. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS. I also like how you used the chipboard here. Fantastic!

Words and Pictures said...

The serene mood you describe is so beautifully reflected in the layout... from the gentle colours, to the soft, swirly embellishments and stencilling - it's gorgeous! And I'm completely with you on the chipboard hexagons... they look just wonderful. Thanks to your inspiration, I've just got hold of some tiny beads to play with!!
Alison x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the flowers, the hexagons and LOVING that photo and frame!!!!

Tracey Gregory said...

This is absolutely amazing-not only in pure beauty but in depth of personal meaning for you..lovely!

Monica Baker said...

Wonderful work! Love the pix and the colors are splendid!!!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful, Keren, the colors are gorgeous!!

Lizzyc said...

This is stunning Keren, I love the colors and all the details look amazing.. truly my new fav of yours too!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Ooooo could not be more fabulous!!!!!!!

Adriana B said...

wow love your layout, with all those wonderful chippies and details, stunning :)

Anne Pennington said...

This really is exceptionally beautiful Keren! The textures and layers are exquisite! Loving the blues, the embellishments and your lovely bird. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - I do hope to see you here again soon! P.S. I'm in Ontario too - lovely to see a fellow Canadian!

sandi said...

Wow Keren this is pure gorgeousness! Love the flowery mix and the, simply breathtaking!

Ava Gavloski said...

keren, lovely layout and great photo. thanks for explaining the deets, love that part on how to get the look.
ava g

Ella Swan said...

Wow what a beautiful layout Keren - love it.All the blues are just too lovely!!

Lolô Artesanato said...

I love this page Keren
so fresh!

yyam said...

Oh wow. So pretty. Love how you've framed the photo and the amazing textures on those hexagons! :)

Karen Shady said...

what an absolutely bwautiful Lo Keren... a favourite for sure xx

EFI said...

WOW!!! Keren your work is always gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

li-bee-ti said...

Very artistic lo, Keren! That photo of yours is very special.
I love the background work you did here.
I wish you that all you wish for yourself will come true.

Cathy said...

Stunning page Keren.. adore all the mixed media and beautiful details!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :)

karenw said...

Man alive!! This is goregous - love those colours and the deatils just stunning.

thanks for playing with us at AFSC - very yummy work xx

Monique Liedtke said...

Wonderful layout Keren! Stunning background! You do wonders with masks and paste and paint!!! Thanks for joining us AFSC!

Lolô Artesanato said...

tks for playing with us at AFSC

Mitralee said...

Absolutely delicious page! I think the scattered beads and the chicken wire stencil really made me the happiest, but somehow you have managed to capture the feeling of the sea in your page! So lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AFSC! hugs from NY!