Friday, August 23, 2013

Remember to follow your Dreams- CSI #86 with 2 Crafty

Here is another layout  as GD this month for CSI along with 2 Crafty who is sponsoring them. 
I played along with this yummy pastel palette from CSI # 86

Here is how I solved the case:

As evidence I used art mediums, architectural accents and I tied a bow to the tag hidden behind the photo.

As testimony I hand wrote on my journaling tag. The journaling is very personal but its very much related to the title. It is a message to my future self and to my children to always remember to follow your dreams.


I used lots of 2 Crafty chipboards on this page. To frame my photo, I used the Frame 2 Etched. After priming it with Gesso, I painted it peach colour acrylic paint. While paint was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and melted it with a heat gun. Then I stamped it in brown archival ink with swirl pattern.

On the picture above, you can see a little 2 Crafty Twiggy nest with eggs. I painted the eggs in cream acrylic paint and the nest I dabbed with Dry Sand Fluid chalk edger from Prima.

For the title, I used two words from the Friendship mini word pack. I painted them in cream acrylic ink.

Finally, I used the Flourish adornment set 3 which I also painted in peach coloured paint and stamped with brown archival ink.

papers: White Cardstock, Teresa collins, FabScraps
Prima Flowers
Resin flowers: The Trinket Track
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Shimmerz paint: pink
Golden LIght Molding Paste
Golden Gesso
Prima mask
Tim Holtz stamp
Ranger brwon archival ink
Crystals: Prima
Cheese cloth
FW peach acrylic paint
Making Memories cream acrylic paint
Alpha: Prima
Epoxy Heart: Heidi Swapp
Dry Sand fluid chalk ink
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures column
Seam Binding and tag: unknown
Brown pen

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!!
I hope you try out the challenge at CSI this week!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo beautiful!! LOVING the flowers and that pillar!!!

ALINE said...

wow.... Very beautiful your page!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Hi Karen, this is such a beautiful page. The design is amazing. Excellent work! :)

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

So gorgeous Keren! Love the stencil work!!!

Cindy Gay said...

A great portrait. Love the interwoven elements.

Lolô Artesanato said...

I love this one Keren, love the soft colors at CSI this week too
xx and happy weekend

Heather Jacob said...

Keren this is magnificent , my new fave of yours .... everything is so amazing and full of love. the pic of you is beautiful, just like you x

Adriana B said...

so fabulous, love the colour, amazing work :)

Lizzy Hill said...

The big pink flower...YUM...& l love the Greek column - looks great! Lovely photo, all works really nicely together:):):)

Lizzyc said...

Gorgeous layout, love the color on the masking, love the flowers and that is a great photo of you too!!

Sandi Smith said...

So very beautiful Keren!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

hot chick mama in that pic, well done

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love your chipboard treatment And it frames such an adorable photo! Continue to follow those dreams! Hugs

Zanka said...

Fantastic effects on the chippies, stunning design!

Lee-Anne said...

Perfection! Your photo is stunning and I love the peach and creme colours and the way you added your cheesecloth for more texture

Marilyn said...

So beautiful Keren!! you look fabulous!! Take care!!xoxo

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful the chippies and the photo of you! Love the soft and gorgeous styling here! ;-)

juscrap said...

So gorgeous Keren! Love the stencil work!

Words and Pictures said...

This is a stunner, Keren - wonderful use of the palette and all the detailing is delicious... that little architectural column, beautiful frame round the photo, lovely layers with the cheesecloth and a fabulous finish on the chipboard elements.
Alison x

yyam said...

Sooooo pretty! Love how you jazzed up the chipboard!

yyam said...

Sooooo pretty! Love how you jazzed up the chipboard!

Eila Sandberg said...

Delish chipie treatment! totally love the palette, such pretty soft colours. Seeing you have started to use white cardstock as a base lately, makes all the colours stand out beautifully. Pretty pretty it is! xoxo