Monday, August 19, 2013

August Inspiration- By Keren Tamir

"Happy Times"

The 2 Crafty team is guest designing for CSI this month. Come visit the CSI site every friday this month to see some inspiration from the 2 Crafty DT
This layout was created for CSI #84

We recently went to fly kites downtown by the lake. It was a gorgeous day and of course the kids enjoyed running down the beach with their kite. This is one of the pictures I took. There's more of them coming up in the next few weeks as I've really enjoyed scrapping them. I used the title "Happy Times" because that's what they were. The title Happy is part of the 2 Crafty Birthday Sentiments set.
I also used the fob watch from 2 Crafty which was simply inked in green and brown chalk ink.

I couldn't create this layout without thinking of the Mary Poppins song "Let's go fly a kite." I kept on singing it in my head over and over again, so I knew I had to include the lyrics on the layout. I wrote down the chorus from the song and then cut down the strips to include as journaling.

"Lets go fly a kite, up to the highest height. Lets go fly a kit and send it soaring..."

I bet you its stuck in your head now too, lol.

I used two other 2 Crafty chipboard pieces: the Chevrons which I stamped in green ink using a honeycomb stamp and the Swirly Leaf flourish which I embossed and then inked.


"You are my home"

This layout was created for CSI #85

I used lots of 13 Arts Mixed Media to create this layout. I framed the photo in the Zany Frame which I painted in 13 Arts yellow paint and then stamped with brown archival ink from Ranger using a Glitz Designs stamp.

To create the flourish garden on top, I used one Angie's Vine for the center  which I painted in 13 Arts Turquoise paint  and two Flourish Adornments from Set 5 which I painted in 13 Arts Salmon paint.



I really enjoyed decorating the chipboard pieces on this layout.  I love creating magical gardens around my photos and this is what I did for this layout of my daughter walking in the tall marsh.

All the 2 Crafty chipboard pieces like the Ornate Screen above, were treated the same way. First they were Primed in Gesso. Then they were sprayed in a mixture of 13 Arts Sprays: Pearl Yellow and Pearl Olive green. 

Once the ink was dry, I applied 13 Arts Gel medium to the edges of the Thistle Shrub and the dandelions . Then I threw some 13 Arts Micro Glass bead powder on top of the gel medium and let it dry.

I really love how the shrubs came out. The micro-beads gave the shrubs a 3D look.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I loved making them.

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