Just You- Creative Scrappers Sketch #220

I recently attended a seminar with the one and only Anna Dabrowska and I do have to say it was sensational. She is truly talented and inspirational.
This layout was inspired by her class and her techniques. I learned a lot in her class: like how to make these beautiful splatters.

The journaling is written on masking tape at the bottom.

This is my reveal for Creative Scrappers Sketch # 220

Here are some more close-ups. This one is using a chippie from Imaginarium Designs. I painted in black paint.

For the first time I cut out the background around a person’s body. I cut around my son’s face and embedded him into the layout, I’ve never attempted this but I quite like it.

I especially made this layout for my son. The colors match his room perfectly. He is such a special boy. I wanted him to have something too as I mainly make girly layouts!! This layout was also perfect for a challenge at Scrap Africa. The challenge is to dedicate a project to a boy/man. Well this was definitely dedicated to him.

I used 3 different distress stains. Some dry-wall tape and canvas resist pieces from Prima which were stained with the same ink. I also used some glass beads and stamps.

Well my son liked the layout so much he kept it in his room!!
Materials Used
Papers: Prima Doodle-deux
Prima Canvas Resist
Masking Tape
Prima Canvas Tape
Dry-Wall tape
Distress Stains: aged mahogany, broken china, chipped Sapphire
Glass beads: dollar store
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Black Adirondack Acrylic dabber
Glitz Design Dot Stamp
Ranger: Black Archival Ink

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  • Reply Adriana B August 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    so fabulous, love this layout so much, truly inspiring isn't she 🙂

  • Reply Tone K. August 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

    This is just awesome !! The colors is just great and the design so cool 🙂 I love all the different stripes 🙂

  • Reply Lizzyc August 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    wow Keren, I would love it too.. very arty and trendy and fabulous for a male layout.. love it all..

  • Reply Sandi Smith August 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

    wow Keren…awesome work indeed…LOVE it!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury August 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

    How beautiful Keren! Simply amazing work!!

  • Reply Lizzy Hill August 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I'm glad your son liked it – so do I:):):) and so glad to see you fussy cutting your photo. I LOVE doing it- it's fun:):):) th e splat technique looks great!!!!!!

  • Reply Fluffy August 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Wow love how you have created the fab background work, sounds like it was a great workshop! Tx

  • Reply Paula F.P. Simionato August 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Ohh my it´s an amauzing and coll boy page keren i just love it..xx

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek August 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Holyyyyyyyyyy wow!! I LOVE this!!! LOVING the colors, the textures and loveeeeeeeeeee all the paint goodness!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY August 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    How cool, Keren! I love the blue and red – so bright and happy. Those paint splats really add the WOW factor.

  • Reply Cindy Gay August 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Very very nice!

  • Reply Sandie Edwards August 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Wow, what an amazing and 'arty' layout….. that photograph is amazing as well… love it!

  • Reply Kelly Foster August 6, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Awesome layout, Keren!!

  • Reply Tracey Sabella August 6, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Wow Keren, love your work with these fresh, bold colors!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  • Reply Sandi Cl~ August 6, 2012 at 4:42 am

    love it!

  • Reply Anne Pennington August 6, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Keren – this is awesome, really loving your design – I see you are a fellow Canadian! Would love to see more of your work over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!!

  • Reply Eila Sandberg August 6, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Was just thinking how fab the splatter look, pls do share what the secret is! love the colours, perfect for your son and how wonderful that he likes this wonderful arty page! xoxo

  • Reply Jasmine S August 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Love what you have done with the sketch and the photo and colours are so eye catching. Fabulous splats too.

  • Reply Ava Gavloski August 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Keren, i see lots of new techniques on this layout……..smile I need to take some time off work to catch up with you…..wink wink

  • Reply Di Garling August 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Fabulous as always Keren. Cheers Di xo

  • Reply Melinda August 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Hi Karen 🙂 This is just gorgeous! Love all the strips and the splats! Fabulous inspiration! :))xx

  • Reply Chantal Vandenberg August 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    What a super page! So full of life! LOVE it!!!

  • Reply Juliana August 8, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I absolutely love this layout!!! The details and layering and ink/stain work is awesome!!!

  • Reply Cathy Lane August 10, 2012 at 11:01 am


  • Reply Patricia August 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

    What a great Boy page! Love all the paint techniques…thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Africa!

  • Reply Denise van Deventer August 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Such a super layout…just love this artsy boy page, with the different textures and such great colouring! Really love this layout…so super!
    Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa!

  • Reply Bella August 14, 2012 at 5:57 am

    LUCKY, LUCKY you to do a class with Anna, that is a dream of mine, I adore her style. I think your page is fabulous, beautifully constructed and I too love to make those splashes. So glad your son likes it too.

  • Reply lynda August 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Fantastic layout!

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