Blessed Life- GD at Do More with Less

I was happy when I was contacted by Yvonne a few weeks ago to ask me if I want to be a Guest Designer in her blog Do More with Less!!

I was asked to showcase a favorite technique and I chose to show altered chipboard frames. I’m a huge fan of chipboard and use it in almost all my layouts. I found these old chipboard squares from a company that doesn’t exist anymore (Technique Tuesday) and I altered them.
See my tutorial below.

I’m also hosting a challenge over at her blog called 
“Written Words”
The object of the challenge is to use a paper with written words on it. It can be a scrapbooking paper, a page from a book, dictionary, or poem. You may use it in any way you want.
So why don’t you join us and participate. You can win this RAK from me:
Here are a few close-ups of my layout:
I used a Crafter’s Workshop mask  and some gesso to give the layout some texture around the edges. Then I sprayed it with Shimmerz.
I used some Theresa Collins papers from my stash that I’ve been wanting to use for quite sometime.

Theresa Collins Papers
Flowers: Maya Road, K&Co, Recollections
Page from Quote book
Gesso, Burlap
Shimmerz sprays and paints: brown tones
Chipboard frames: Technique tuesday
chain: Tim Holtz
Metal Lamp: Prima
Prima Fluid chalk ink: dark bark
Crafter’s workshop template
Prima Leaves
I’m so happy you came to visit me today!
have a fantastic day!!

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  • Reply Lynn February 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I love your design Keren and the altered frames are so beautiful. I love how you put the words on them and gave them a vintage look.. I get so much inspiration from you on how to alter chipboard! Have a wonderful day!

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY February 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Love the theme of your challenge, Keren! Awesome tutorial too. Great job with the goodies from your stash 🙂

  • Reply Lizzy Hill February 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I really liked this over at YYam's blog…& loving the extra 'closies' here:):) Gorgeous:):):)

  • Reply Sandra February 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Keren I love the technique with the little frames but I really love the textured background.

  • Reply butterfly February 14, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Love your sepia palette, and those frames are just gorgeous!! Will check out the challenge, as I love text on projects…
    Alison x

  • Reply Cindy Gay February 14, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Great job with the slide mounts!

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek February 14, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I saw this on Yvonne's blog last night and just loved it!!!! Congrats on being her guest!!! Your lo is just amazing!! I love it!!!

  • Reply yyam February 14, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Gorgeous layout and technique Keren! Thanks for being my guest!

  • Reply Adriana B February 14, 2013 at 5:05 am

    congrats on guest spot, lovely page, amazing 🙂

  • Reply Helen Tilbury February 14, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Very lovely layout Keren! I love that technique – great tutorial – thank you – and a good way of using up older papers in smaller pieces too. Great page. Love the neutral tones!!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury February 14, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Ooops I forgot to say congrats on the GDT! Yvonne is one fabulous lady!!

  • Reply Patricia February 14, 2013 at 7:33 am

    What a beautiful design Keren! Love how you treated the frames…They now look so stylish and new! Well done!

  • Reply Lynnda February 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Ahhhh You are this Surprise!!! I love this!!!!Congrats on being her guest!!! Your lo is just amazing!! I love it!!!totally loving it… hugs…xoxo

  • Reply Lizzyc February 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Hi Keren, This looks amazing, i love how you have created the frames.. and all your flowers and textures and fabric looks wonderful.. love the colors too…

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  • Reply Lean de Ruiter February 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Cool page and thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply Aline Marengo February 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Beautiful page… I loved it!


  • Reply Elisabeth Sarkis February 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Gorgeous layout and loved the technique Keren,hugs

  • Reply Swissdutchy8 February 15, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Wow, the chipboard layout is so gorgeous!

  • Reply Linda Eggleton February 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, all those little frames positioned around your photo like that look amazing, Keren…love the monochomatic colour tones too. Gorgeous work!

  • Reply li-bee-ti February 16, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Congrats on the new GDT! and what a wonderful lo! love the brownish colors here.

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