Fall- Bird is the Word

For my Giveaway press here

With the leaves changing comes a beautiful season!! I do love Fall even if it means winter is coming!! I love the bright earthy tones. They make me feel grounded.

The following layout I made for the Bird is the Word challenge. The word to use is either:” Summer, Fall/Autumn, Winter or Spring”
Well I have to say that the selection and the posibilities are endless.
I made this layout using a background scrap paper that I had used in my previous layout (post below) as a spray shield.
When I make a layout with a lot of mixed media sprays, I use a pizza box for spraying. However I always put a white paper in the background and spray on it too.
This is the second time that I’ve used a sprayed background scrap for a layout and I must say that the results are astounding.
I used the Wood Grain mask from Crafter’s Workshop and masked over the background paper some Coarse Alumina Paste. Once it dried, it’s brownish coarse texture made it look like actual wood.

This amazing tree is the Winter Tree from 2 Crafty. I inked it in orange fluid chalk ink from Prima and then I covered it in Glass Bead paste which is my new favourite medium. You can check out my other layout using this medium here.
Winter Tree (unit of 3)
I used lots of orange and brown flowers and I cut out the leaves from the new 7 Dots Paper: Domestic Goddess.

Materials Used
Papers: 7 Dots Studios Domestic Goddess, Prima Craftsman
Flowers: Prima, Recollections, Petaloo, Manorhouse Creations
Alpha: Creative Imaginations
Chipboard Tree: 2 Crafty
Crafter’s Workshop Wood Grain mask
Coars Alumina paste by Golden
Glass bead gel by Golden
Prima fluid chalk: Dark Bark and Fall Leaf
Adirondack ink spray: Butterscotch, Orange and Red Pepper
Hope you enjoyed my layout today
Have a great week!!

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  • Reply Sandie Edwards October 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Wow Keren, the colours are so rich and delightful…. such an amazing layout, with so many amazing details…

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek October 23, 2012 at 2:05 am

    *sigh* you are absolutely AMAZING!!!! I love love love love that background and loveeeeeeeeee that photo and all the flowers!!!!!

  • Reply Sandi Cl~ October 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

    This is soooo very gorgeous! Love the misting effect. Awesome!

  • Reply Ava Gavloski October 23, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Keren, love this layout and the previous one as well. I too spray onto white cardstock saved for a later day. Keren, soon I will be retiring from work and then i will get to have more time to play… Love the color tones and i agree the 2 new mediums are wonderful.
    ava g

  • Reply Adriana B October 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

    fabulous autumn page, love the colours and that tree love it 🙂

  • Reply Lizzyc October 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

    This looks amazing Keren, I feel the photo is amongst all the leaves and rich colors of autumn…love all the texture and details.. and the tree is awesome too!!

  • Reply Di Garling October 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

    This is AMAZING Keren, you really are on fire girl. Love everything you are doing lately. You are on FIRE!!!! Cheers Di xo

  • Reply Eila Sandberg October 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    LOVE the rich glowing colours in this one!! Looks absolutely fantastic against the green in the photo. You're so right about that white scrap background paper, absolutely wonderful effects and so clever to use it! Getting curious about the Alumina Paste you've used, never seen or heard of it. What is it?! looks fab! Mwah!

  • Reply krishna October 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    incredible!!!! extremely lovely…

  • Reply Lolô Artesanato October 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Amazing page my Dear

  • Reply eleele October 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    great techniques, great colors, love it

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY October 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Love your fall series, Keren. Absolutely DELISH texture and color!

  • Reply Cindy Gay October 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Fun background-love the woodgrain mask!

  • Reply Lynnda October 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    OMG !!! This is so gorgeous Keren… I love the background the colors the textures… totally a great fall theme you nailed it!!! You are simply amazing … and your work is inspiring too…

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog a leave sweet comments… it means a lot to me…!!!

    I am going to link your blog to mine… hugs…xoxo

  • Reply Elisabeth Sarkis October 24, 2012 at 12:35 am

    This page is very very beautiful,love it,xoxo

  • Reply yyam October 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Oh wow! That background is an amazing backdrop for your photo! Gorgeous work! 🙂

  • Reply sandi October 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Wow! This is just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the way the pic and lo blends together! Amazing!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury October 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Be still my beating heart!!!! Oh gosh Keren this one is amaaaaayzing!!! I just love everything you've done here & you're definitely inspiring me about the white cardstock when I'm spraying – brilliant idea!!

  • Reply Fi October 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    WOW the colours are so rich, such a striking page to look at, great background texture as well.

  • Reply Tracey Sabella October 25, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Love how you used your mist overspray paper for your background and your mixed media work here is so fabulous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  • Reply Melinda October 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

    WOW what can I say…this blows me away…leaves me itching to create that's for sure! Love the beautiful colours…just a stunning piece of art. Thanks so much for leaving a lovely message on my blog, so happy that you stopped by :)xo

  • Reply juscrap October 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Wonderful pages dear Keren! great techniques, great colors, love it. xx

  • Reply Leonie October 26, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Awesome layout Keren, the woodgrain masking looks amazing! Beautiful colours too.

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