Saturday, June 1, 2013

Life's Journey- C'est Magnifique Sketch for June's Kit

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This is my layout for the June sketch challenge at C'est Magnifique!! It is also my last layout not only for the June Kit but also for my term at this amazing kit club.
I had an amazing time designing for C'est Magnfique and I want to thank Leslie for the opportunity she gave me for the past 6 months!!

Here is my layout:

I really wanted to make a masculine layout with the blue toned papers of the kit. This is a picture of my son last year just chilling on a ledge. I've wanted to scrap this picture for a while and I finally got the chance!!

I created a rough background by stamping some of my BoBunny stamps in brown. Then I added all the elements on the page.

This is how I made the Blue Fern Hot air balloon:
First I primed it with gesso. Then using some gel medium I masked one of the Prima stencils on it. It created a raised pattern on the balloon. Once it was dry, I inked it in Pastel Blue fluid chalk ink by Ingvild Bolme from Prima. Finally I use a little of the dark bark fluid chalk ink to rub on the raised areas.

I hope you get to join us in the challenge this month!!

Kit Embellishments

BoBunny: C’est La Vie Chipboard 

Prima: Wood Icons in a Box: Leaves and Mushrooms
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Grand Balloon

Flower Add-on
Prima: : Merci: Pastel Mix 
Prima: Giselle: Haze

Embellishment Add-on
Prima: Divine Collection: Resist Canvas Stickers
BoBunny: C’est La Vie: Trinkets
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: White

From my Stash
Brown Archival ink
BoBunny background stamps
Golden Gel medium
cheese cloth
Prima fluid chalk: faded jeans, dark bark, pastel blue
Prima mask


Evgenia Petzer said...


Sonia said...

Fantastic layout my dearest friend^_^
I like the image and every single detail^_^
All gorgeous^_^

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the balloon and the banner!!!

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Wonderful, like as always

Lynnda said...

Simply stunning!!! as always keren you layout is full of beautiful things... never bored looking at them!... hugs...x

Madison James said...

Love the technique you used on the hot air balloon - very effective - can't wait to try it out. The layout looks amazing.

Unknown said...

This is really, really pretty

Lizzyc said...

That is an amazing sketch, and your layout is once again stunning.. beautiful details and I love the natural photo.. always love what you create!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the soft pastels of this!


The balloon looks fab! Great boy page with pastels :)

butterfly said...

Love the textured background and the balloon looks just brilliant - what a great layout for a boy!
Alison x

Ella Swan said...

What a beautiful layout Keren! Just love that sweet photo too!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wonderful that chippie work on the balloon! Love the styling...gorgeous as always!

Eila Sandberg said...

You have such wonderful children Keren, that's because they have a wonderful mum and an equally fantastic dad. Love what you have created here, soft colours yet not frilly frou frou at all. Fab texture on the chippie balloon! Gorgeously designed as always!! xoxo