A few of my favorite things- You are such a joy!!

I haven’t done a sketch challenge at MME for such a long time. I saw it on their blog today and just fell in love with the sketch. 
I went and dug up some MME papers from my stash and got to work on this layout.
I started by mimicking the square pattern of the sketch using a CW mask. However after adding papers and embellishments, I sadly covered almost the whole squared pattern.  There is some of it left around the edges which I sprayed with Shimmerz:  Tuscan Sun and Cotton Candy. But you can’t really see the pattern in the center.

Ronda Palazzari MME May Sketch
I just ordered some new Shimmerz sprays including Tuscan Sun. I have to say that I’m in love with this shade of yellow. I’m not a huge fan of yellow, but this shade is just gorgeous. The name makes me want to actually go to Italy.
I use Shimmerz a lot on my projects and I really recommend them because they are light and shimmery. They are made for those people who are sometimes afraid to spray because theya re scared they will ruin a page. They are so light, almost translucent and do not overpower in color.
I want to remind you guys again that if you want to buy some Shimmerz  make sure you mention me when you check out. You will receive a free “Sample sized” Texturez or Dazzlerz product and you can even choose the color.
All you have to do is mention my name at the “Instructions to Merchant” during checkout. Make sure you specify which of product you want to receive for free.
Trust me you will not regret trying these. They are amazing!!
I have to tell you a little bit about this picture. When I took it, my heart almost melted with joy. It was such a tender moment which happens seldom, as my kids constantly bicker with each other. However on this particular day, my DD happened to get hurt and guess who came to the rescue. My amazing son sat down and hugged her. I was so lucky to have had my iphone handy and just snapped this photo.
I added some hidden journaling behind the photo.
I really hope my kids will always be there for each other the way my sisters and I are there for each other. I know they fight a lot now, but I know that will change.
I did a lot of fussy cutting from the MME papers and I used some matching Prima flowers and bling.
Materials used
Papers: MME
Flowers and leaves: Prima
Gems: Prima
Shimmerz Sprays: Cotton Candy, Tuscan Sun
Light molding paste
CW mask
Gesso
Cheesecloth

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29 Comments

  • Reply Desire Fourie May 23, 2013 at 4:49 am

    A little master piece again and a wonderful take on the sketch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  • Reply Wilma Voermans May 23, 2013 at 4:57 am

    That is a really sweet moment you captured. And you made a beautiful page of it!!

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY May 23, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! What a heart-warming picture, Keren…scrapped to perfection!

  • Reply Lynnda May 23, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Beautiful layout Keren!… love it…. hugs…x

  • Reply МамаФиалка May 23, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful

  • Reply Lizzy Hill May 23, 2013 at 8:08 am

    What a lovely moment to capture! And that flower…totally YUMMMY!!! I really like the colour palette here, too:):):)

  • Reply Elena Olinevich May 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

    You have captured it so perfectly

  • Reply Lizzyc May 23, 2013 at 10:19 am

    A tender moment you have captured so wonderfully in the photo and you have surrounded it with beautiful colors and flowers and I really love how it all looks.. and the yellow is so beautiful too…

  • Reply Heather McMahon May 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

    what a perfectly beautiful layout for such a beautiful story! It's a stunner!

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek May 23, 2013 at 11:44 am

    What a sweet story and love love love love your lo! Loving all the fussy cutting and the mesh material!!

  • Reply sandi May 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Reply Lolô Artesanato May 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Love your page!
    this sketch is gorgeous!
    xx
    Leila

  • Reply Tone-Lill May 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    A really gorgeous and beaytiful LO. I love all the different embellishments you have put together to create this page 🙂

  • Reply juscrap May 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful layout Keren!xoxo

  • Reply Sandi Smith May 24, 2013 at 12:42 am

    My goodness….does your mojo ever quit!! Just beautiful!!!

  • Reply butterfly May 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Love the sunburst layout, but in such delicate colours… and those elements of texture in the background are wonderful! My brother and I fought like cat and dog when we were younger (with maybe the occasional moment like this too!) – but we're so close now – it's a relationship I treasure.
    Alison x

  • Reply Eila Sandberg May 24, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Ha ha happens to me all the time, keep piling on stuff and then whaddya know, the background work is hidden! looks very very pretty though with the misting and layering, such sweet soft colours. This is absolutely delightful as is the photo of the kiddies, precious. xoxoxo

  • Reply Tracey Gregory May 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Love this page! (well, i love all your pages,lol) Such a sweet moment beautifully scrapped!

  • Reply Lean de Ruiter May 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Beautiful work love the fussy work!
    byebye,Lean

  • Reply Evgenia Petzer May 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    absolutely lovely!

  • Reply Val Thorpe May 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I have just seen this one on FB and I love it. That background painting is just beautiful. Love the colours and the design is amazing.

  • Reply Helen Tilbury May 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Keren this is totally gorgeous! I agree that sketch is very inspiring!!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury May 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Haha just read the entire post & yes I cover my work a lot too so have started photographing my mixed media pages before I start the page so people can see how they were before they got covered up!! I agree about Shimmerz – Maya Road are great if you want very definite strong coverage!

  • Reply Sonia May 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Wowwwwwwwwwww:))
    Fantastic layout, a delightful for my eyes:)
    Big big hug,
    Sonia

  • Reply Anna Drai May 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Totally gorgeous page, I love it.

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