Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Butterfly Dreams- by Keren Tamir


The theme for this month for me is butterflies as I took these pictures of my daughter at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls last month. She really wished that some butterflies would land on her and of course a few of them did. Here is a beautiful black and white butterfly on her head.
I wanted to create a magical garden around her picture because she looks as if she belongs  among the fairies with that butterfly on her head.

I used the Prima BAP this month as an inspiration for this layout. As a base for my layout I added 2 Crafty flower discs under the picture. I cut some of them in half, primed them with gesso and dabbed them with textured paste. Then I painted them with Shimmerz paints. 

Flower Discs (units of 3)

For the title I used a word from the Birthday Sentiments pack.
 I simply covered the chipboard in pastel chalk ink.

Birthday Sentiments (units of3)

Finally I used some summer leaf stems as fillers for the magical garden I created around the photo. I recently saw a tutorial by my friend Tracey Sabella. She dry embossed chipboard which I didn't know you could do. So I took it upon myself to learn how to do it and voila here is the result. I embossed the leaf stems in an embossing folder and then I covered them in green ink. I love the texture it created on each leaf.

Summer Leaf Stems (units of 3)


My second layout was created for the Prima PPP for March. The palette is fully green and it was perfect for creating another magical garden around this photo of my daughter. This time, the butterfly landed on her forehead. It looks as if shes wearing a hair clip but that's a real butterfly.

First I framed the picture in a Polaroid frame. I embossed the frame using a Tim Holtz butterfly embossing folder. I thought it fit the theme perfectly. Then I painted it in green to match the embellishments. 

Polariod Frames (unit of 3)

I also embossed this flag banner with the butterfly embossing folder and then proceeded to paint it in green too.

Flag Banner (unit of 3)

Finally I used the word "happy" from  the summertime word collection pack.

Summertime (units of 3)

My last project is a mini album I made recently for myself. Its a book to keep beside my bed so I can write in it all the things I'm thankful and grateful for.

I used a lot of 2 Crafty chipboard pieces for this mini-album.
First you can see the delicate butterflies which I covered in purple ink. 

I also used the ornate window frame to decorate under the flowers

In this page above you can see how I framed the paper with Shirley's small frame
I simply inked it in purple.

I used the bird bath unit for this page. I inked it in purple
 and stamped it in white using a script stamp.

I used the thankful title for one of the pages but you can also
 see the title when the book is closed.

For the last page, I used this ornate butterfly in the corner
 so I can leave a lot of space for writing.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations!!
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MARILYN said...

Amazing pages Keren! My fave is #1 it's so so Beautiful!!!! :)

caroleanne said...

wow your layouts are truly beautiful, and such precious photos - and great memories. BFN x

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous projects Keren, love Butterfly gardens, we have one here and I loved the way they flutter around and just land whereever, great photos and scrapped beautifully. Love the Gratitude Album, great use of lots of chippie on there.

butterfly said...

Absolutely sensational work from Keren - I'm constantly in a state of awe when I visit her blog!!
Alison x

lindy Gillespie said...

Gorgeous work Keren!!! wow love the layout xoxo

Di Garling said...

You have left me speechless Keren, & thats not easy !!! Loooooove absolutely everything you have done here, such fabulous use of your chippies too. Beautiful beautiful work, as always. Cheers Di xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo gorgeous Keren!! LOVING all the flowers!!

Lizzyc said...

Wow these creations are stunning... really beautiful!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Keren...stunning, stunning work! Love them all! You rock girl!!! ;-)

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, 3 stunning projects, Keren...LOVE them all!!

Keren Tamir said...

thank you so much girls!! you make me blush!!

Nicole Doiron said...

I always enjoy your creations Keren! So beautiful and so much to admire! You are a true inspiration!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow these are really LOVELY!!!! :D

Eila Sandberg said...

All your projects are absolutely phenomenal Keren, amazing amazing layers and detailwork! Brilliant chippie treatment too. Ha ha don't think I've ever seen Di totally speechless before so that's a really good one :)) xoxoxo