Sunday, May 19, 2013

Magical May-- by Keren Tamir

"Love; inspirational canvas"

I created this canvas as a gift for a very special friend, who's taught me
 a lot this year and I thought what better way to thank her than to
create something special from my heart. I found a very special quote that
 really resonated with the theme of the canvas.

To create the background, I glued some mesh onto the canvas.
 Then I used some pieces of 13 Arts papers and adhered them to the canvas.

I used lots of 2 Crafty chipboard shrubs: Set 1 and Set 2 which I first
primed with gesso and then embossed with clear embossing
powder. Finally I used a combination of gesso and 13 Arts Pearl Blue Sky
 ink to dab light blue over the leaves.  You will also see the 
Blossom Spray Border on the left hand side, 
which received the same treatment.

The picture above has a combination of two chipboard pieces:
the Branch with Bird  and the hanging sign from the Garden Bench set.
 I also used the bench from the Garden Bench set in the picture below.

I added this cute little deer & flowers.

My Second Project is a layout called:

As you can see, its a picture of my daughter holding
 Tinkerbell in her hand. I tried to create a magical garden around
 her using flowers, vines and fairies.

Since this 13 Arts paper resembles bark, I rolled the paper all along
the picture as if the wood was peeling off.
Then I decorated with lots of flowers.

For the 2 Crafty Twinkling Fairies, I primed them with gesso and then
 using  Gel medium I glued some micro-beads on them.

In the above picture you can see the other fairy and behind it, & a little
 resin cherub. You can also see one of the 2 Crafty shrubs above
 the cherub.
 These shrubs were also covered in gel medium and micro-beads.

Finally for the Wish title I simply covered it in  Gesso and then colored
 it with lots of different shades of Chalk ink.  The gesso gives the
 chipboard a very smooth finish which is perfect when applying other mediums.
My third project this month was a DT reveal 
for a sketch challenge at Sketchbook 365.

"Totally Rad Dude"
Here is my first reveal for the sketch challenge at Sketchbook 365
I was really happy to join this DT, along with some 
amazing scrapbooking designers.

It is a very different layout from my usual as you might have already noticed.
 For starters I didn't use any flowers, not even cut out of paper.
 This is a truly flower-free layout and I'm quite impressed I was able to
make it flowerless. I'm so obsessed with flowers that I really have to
challenge myself not to use them.

This is a picture of my son, playing with some type of electronic device.
 Should I say that he's obsessed with them, that would be an
 understatement. This is how you can find him most of the time, 
his face buried in some electronic gadget. However I can't blame him,
 I'm glued to my phone and obsesses about it all the time. 
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, lol!!

Don't you love these Chipboard electronic gadgets from 2 Crafty. I thought
 they would be perfect for this picture. I also used some 2 Crafty Chevrons 
on the page and the loopy heart frame around the picture. All the
2 Crafty chipboard pieces were covered with Ingvild Bolme's Dark Bark
 fluid chalk ink by Prima.

For the background I stamped with some BoBunny stamps and inked a
reverse chicken wire mask. I used both brown archival ink and brown
 fluid chalk ink respectively.

Hope you enjoyed my creations today!!
Have a wonderful day!



Elena Olinevich said...

Wow, Keren, such a creatuve way to make this collage with different chippies.
The Second LO is so extremely stunning in design.
And so fabulous is your third project.

Heather Jacob said...

so beautiful Keren, loving all your stunning works x

Jan Rankine said...

Totally, totally stunning Keren.

Di Garling said...

Fabulous projects as always Keren, love them all but I think my favourite would have to be the little fairies. Love what you have done with them. Fantastic post. Cheers Di xo

Nicole Doiron said...

Love all the different techniques you used on the chippies Keren! Your layouts are all beautiful!

Kim Price said...

Gorgeous creations!

Sarah said...

Stunning projects Keren, I love them all but the fairy page is exquisite!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful work, Keren! Love the texture on the fairy... wow!!! :D

lindy Gillespie said...

Wow Keren they all look so magical love them all, such a great style you have,,,