Tuesday, February 19, 2013

You Inspire me- Prima GD Part #1

As February's GD at Prima I made a few projects for their blog. This is the first one in more detail. I will upload the other ones in the next few days.

Well I did take a lot of pictures of my kids at the beach and I love scrapping them. I designed this layout right after we came back from vacation so the ocean breeze was still imprinted in my mind.

I have a new technique I've been experimenting with lately. I start by adding pieces of old chipboard onto a page and then I stencil them with the same shape using some paste and mists.
Here I used some old Technique Tuesday diamond shapes and then stenciled diamonds on the chipboard. 
I used some Shimmerz sprays to match the diamond's color to the background.
I find this technique adds lots of depth, volume and layering to a layout and I've repeated this process over and over again in the past few weeks. You've seen me using hexagons, circles and squared frames. In the next few days I will use squares and flowers too.

I love adding ripped pieces of cheese cloth underneath embellishments. It creates softness and depth. I also loved adding shells onto this layout!!

Products Used
#844165 Almanac Collection Wordsmith
#844011 Songbird Collection Collage
#554903 Journaling Note cards Songbird Collection
#552817 Le Coque pearl flower
#557317 Charlotte Nectar flowers
#558130 Cherise Sultan flowers
#555658 Camille Sunkiss flowers
#555481 Lucerne Belle flowers
#539139 Calcutta Leaves Oatmeal
#554330 Cardstock alphabet stickers: Fairy Belle
#891534 Junkyard findings typo bulbs 2
#559953 Velvet baubles: Craftsman collection
Prima artist aids leaves

Other products used:
Gesso, Stencil, Shells, Diamond shaped chipboard, beads, Martha Stewart textured paste, Shimmerz.

Have a magical day!!


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful monochromatic colours which makes the black and white photo pop.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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Monica said...

This is stunning. I would love to try your technique sometime.
Just wonderful.

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful luveeee it!

Lizzy Hill said...

That stenciling works really well...the ripped pieces to the L of your photo actually MIMIC the photo...did you notice? Really looks great!!!!

Francine said...

absolutely beautiful- you are sooo inspiring! i LOVED your layout of your husband that was my absolute fav!

butterfly said...

Just bumped into your projects at the Prima blog - huge congratulations on fantastic work as the February GD... it really is so well deserved!
Alison x

juscrap said...

This is stunning. I would love to try your technique sometime.Love those flowers! xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I loveeeeee the diamonds, the flowers, and love love love the Prima bulb!!!!


Wow, Keren! You are on a roll. Love everything you do for PRIMA :)

yyam said...

Oh wow. Just love the fabulous use of neutrals here Keren. I love the layers of torn paper and the gorgeous blooms!

Unknown said...

This is breathtaking! LOVE everything you do!

Unknown said...

This is breathtaking! LOVE everything you do!

Sandie said...

Very, very ... GORGEOUS Keren, wow!!

Adriana B said...

fabulous work, congrats :)

Ella Swan said...

Wonderful! This page is a huge favourite!! The pale colour scheme is really appealling and your chippie work is fab. I've seen a lot of chippie work about this year, more than ever before it seems, where it's painted 'self' to match the background rather than as a contrasting element, and I keep meaning to try it. I really do have 3 drawers full of chipboard and a lot of it is old and 'weird' LOL but I could give it new life as you have done to such great effect!!

Channa said...

Beautiful keren, love the technique!

Lizzyc said...

Absolutely stunning.. really love the colors you have used and love the gorgeous photo too!

Marilyn said...

Stunning page Keren!!! love all the techniques!! And a HUGE Congrats on the GDT excited!!!!!

Lolô Artesanato said...

I saw your pages on Prima's blog
gorgeous, gorgeous & gorgeous!

Tina said...

Absolutely blooming marvellous - LOVE this to.

Hugs Tina

Di Garling said...

Another STUNNER. Love this one too Keren. Di xo

Mrs Frizz said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ... both so very different and still so very gorgeous. Congratulations on the guest DT ... waving my pom poms. said...

What an amazing LO, Keren!! You so beautifully captured the feel of the seashore here. Love the diamond on diamond texture!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Jasmine S said...

Wow oh wow. The depth, the earthy tones against the b&w pic. You are one very talented lady.

li-bee-ti said...

What a great idea to layer chipboards and then masding them with the same pattern! really creative.
Love the soft colors on this lo.

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, another stunner! You are on fire, Keren...amazing work!