Free Spirit- My 2 Crafty January Creation Part #1

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Free Spirit

This is one of my favourite layouts of all times.

This picture of me was taken this past  December during our trip to Florida.
I love the beach, the fresh air and the sound of the waves make me so calm and relaxed.

One of my favourite things about this layout is the color scheme. 
I used the color palette from Prima’s PPP and the monthly challenge at OUAS.
For the journaling component of the OUAS challenge I wrote all my new hopes and dreams for 2013 all around the page in a white pen. 
I’m also using this layout for the January challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy challenge about New Years resolutions. Which I’ve written all over this layout. Some are even hidden. 

You can see in this close-up a few 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces. First you can see the Frame Nella’s. I also covered it in glass bead gel and painted it in dark blue Shimmerz paint.
The second piece is the Compass which I simply dabbed in chalk ink.
Then I used the Doves which I painted in light blue acrylic and dabbed with dark blue ink.
Frame Nella's (unit of 3) Compass (units of 3) Doves (unit of 3)
Finally I want to show you my favourite part of this layout: the chipboard hexagons. I first covered them in gesso. Then using a chicken wire stencil I masked the pattern with Martha Stewart Textured paste. I also sprinkled some blue beads on top while the paste was wet. At the end I dabbed the textured area with my acrylic paint blue dabber.
1.5 inch Hexagons  (units of 3)

Materials used
2 Crafty chipboard
Prima: Firefly and Fairybelle collection
Prima flowers and alphas
Gesso, beads, Cheese cloth. Seashells
Shimmerz sprays and paints
Crafters Workshop Template
White pen
Fluid chalk ink: sand
Martha Stewart Textured paste
Light blue acrylic paint dabber
I hope you enjoyed my post today. For more ideas with these products please visit the 2 Crafty blog and don’t forget our Design Team Call.

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30 Comments

  • Reply Desire Fourie January 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Keren, another masterpiece. It must take you days to create something as awesome as this. One can actually smell and feel the sea breeze.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  • Reply Sonia January 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Fantastic creation my dear friend^_^
    The image is charming^_^
    Gorgeous details as always^_^
    Have a sweet afternoon^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

  • Reply Lynn January 22, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    This is pure art Keren. I LOVE all the texture and detail on your layout. The mixed media combined with traditional scrapping is just fabulous!!! Love your journaling too..would love to know which white pen you use! Have a wonderful day.

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY January 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This is a FAVE, Keren! You have outdone yourself.

  • Reply juscrap January 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    This is fantastic Keren! xoxo

  • Reply Tracey Sabella January 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Such a stunning page, Keren!! Love your chippy work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Lizzy Hill January 22, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    THis is super cute & My fave bit is the hexagons, too! LOVE the flowers [of course]….& I see you got in the Top over at Scrap friends, again…why does that NOT surprise me???!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Nadia Cannizzo January 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    WOW this is indeed amazing Keren! I can see why it would be your favourite layouts. Everything has been placed so well and it all just goes nicely and flows really well. Amazing work. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS. I also like how you used the chipboard here. Fantastic!

  • Reply butterfly January 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    The serene mood you describe is so beautifully reflected in the layout… from the gentle colours, to the soft, swirly embellishments and stencilling – it's gorgeous! And I'm completely with you on the chipboard hexagons… they look just wonderful. Thanks to your inspiration, I've just got hold of some tiny beads to play with!!
    Alison x

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek January 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the flowers, the hexagons and LOVING that photo and frame!!!!

  • Reply Tracey Gregory January 23, 2013 at 1:01 am

    This is absolutely amazing-not only in pure beauty but in depth of personal meaning for you..lovely!

  • Reply Monica Baker January 23, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Wonderful work! Love the pix and the colors are splendid!!!

  • Reply Kelly Foster January 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

    This is beautiful, Keren, the colors are gorgeous!!

  • Reply Lizzyc January 23, 2013 at 5:15 am

    This is stunning Keren, I love the colors and all the details look amazing.. truly my new fav of yours too!!

  • Reply Bente Fagerberg January 23, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Ooooo could not be more fabulous!!!!!!!

  • Reply Adriana B January 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

    wow love your layout, with all those wonderful chippies and details, stunning 🙂

  • Reply Anne Pennington January 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

    This really is exceptionally beautiful Keren! The textures and layers are exquisite! Loving the blues, the embellishments and your lovely bird. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – I do hope to see you here again soon! P.S. I'm in Ontario too – lovely to see a fellow Canadian!

  • Reply sandi January 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Wow Keren this is pure gorgeousness! Love the flowery mix and the masking….wow, simply breathtaking!

  • Reply Ava Gavloski January 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    keren, lovely layout and great photo. thanks for explaining the deets, love that part on how to get the look.
    ava g

  • Reply Helen Tilbury January 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Wow what a beautiful layout Keren – love it.All the blues are just too lovely!!

  • Reply Lolô Artesanato January 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I love this page Keren
    so fresh!
    xx

  • Reply yyam January 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Oh wow. So pretty. Love how you've framed the photo and the amazing textures on those hexagons! 🙂

  • Reply Karen Shady January 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    what an absolutely bwautiful Lo Keren… a favourite for sure xx

  • Reply EFI January 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    WOW!!! Keren your work is always gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  • Reply li-bee-ti January 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Very artistic lo, Keren! That photo of yours is very special.
    I love the background work you did here.
    I wish you that all you wish for yourself will come true.

  • Reply Cathy January 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Stunning page Keren.. adore all the mixed media and beautiful details!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS 🙂

  • Reply karenw January 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Man alive!! This is goregous – love those colours and the deatils just stunning.

    thanks for playing with us at AFSC – very yummy work xx

  • Reply Monique Liedtke January 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Wonderful layout Keren! Stunning background! You do wonders with masks and paste and paint!!! Thanks for joining us AFSC!

  • Reply Lolô Artesanato January 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    tks for playing with us at AFSC
    xx
    Leila
    🙂

  • Reply Mitra Pratt February 1, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Absolutely delicious page! I think the scattered beads and the chicken wire stencil really made me the happiest, but somehow you have managed to capture the feeling of the sea in your page! So lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AFSC! hugs from NY!

    Mitra

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