Remember to follow your Dreams- CSI #86 with 2 Crafty

Here is another layout  as GD this month for CSI along with 2 Crafty who is sponsoring them. 
I played along with this yummy pastel palette from CSI # 86
Here is how I solved the case:
As evidence I used art mediums, architectural accents and I tied a bow to the tag hidden behind the photo.
As testimony I hand wrote on my journaling tag. The journaling is very personal but its very much related to the title. It is a message to my future self and to my children to always remember to follow your dreams.


I used lots of 2 Crafty chipboards on this page. To frame my photo, I used the Frame 2 Etched. After priming it with Gesso, I painted it peach colour acrylic paint. While paint was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and melted it with a heat gun. Then I stamped it in brown archival ink with swirl pattern.

On the picture above, you can see a little 2 Crafty Twiggy nest with eggs. I painted the eggs in cream acrylic paint and the nest I dabbed with Dry Sand Fluid chalk edger from Prima.
For the title, I used two words from the Friendship mini word pack. I painted them in cream acrylic ink.

Finally, I used the Flourish adornment set 3 which I also painted in peach coloured paint and stamped with brown archival ink.

papers: White Cardstock, Teresa collins, FabScraps
Prima Flowers
Resin flowers: The Trinket Track
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Shimmerz paint: pink
Golden LIght Molding Paste
Golden Gesso
Prima mask
Tim Holtz stamp
Ranger brwon archival ink
Crystals: Prima
Cheese cloth
FW peach acrylic paint
Making Memories cream acrylic paint
Alpha: Prima
Epoxy Heart: Heidi Swapp
Dry Sand fluid chalk ink
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures column
Seam Binding and tag: unknown
Brown pen
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!!
I hope you try out the challenge at CSI this week!!!

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  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek August 23, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Sooooooooo beautiful!! LOVING the flowers and that pillar!!!

  • Reply Aline Marengo August 24, 2013 at 12:48 am

    wow…. Very beautiful your page!

  • Reply Sabrina Sulaiman August 24, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Hi Karen, this is such a beautiful page. The design is amazing. Excellent work! 🙂

  • Reply Juliana Michaels August 24, 2013 at 2:34 am

    So gorgeous Keren! Love the stencil work!!!

  • Reply Cindy Gay August 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

    A great portrait. Love the interwoven elements.

  • Reply Lolô Artesanato August 24, 2013 at 3:07 am

    I love this one Keren, love the soft colors at CSI this week too
    xx and happy weekend

  • Reply Heather Jacob August 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Keren this is magnificent , my new fave of yours …. everything is so amazing and full of love. the pic of you is beautiful, just like you x

  • Reply Adriana B August 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

    so fabulous, love the colour, amazing work 🙂

  • Reply Lizzy Hill August 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

    The big pink flower…YUM…& l love the Greek column – looks great! Lovely photo, too…it all works really nicely together:):):)

  • Reply Lizzyc August 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Gorgeous layout, love the color on the masking, love the flowers and that is a great photo of you too!!

  • Reply Sandi Smith August 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

    So very beautiful Keren!!!

  • Reply Ava Gavloski August 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    hot chick mama in that pic, well done

  • Reply Sandi Clarkson August 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Love your chipboard treatment And it frames such an adorable photo! Continue to follow those dreams! Hugs

  • Reply Zanka August 25, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Fantastic effects on the chippies, stunning design!

  • Reply Lee-Anne August 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Perfection! Your photo is stunning and I love the peach and creme colours and the way you added your cheesecloth for more texture

  • Reply MARILYN August 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    So beautiful Keren!! you look fabulous!! Take care!!xoxo

  • Reply Denise van Deventer August 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Beautiful page…love the chippies and the photo of you! Love the soft and gorgeous styling here! 😉

  • Reply juscrap August 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    So gorgeous Keren! Love the stencil work!

  • Reply butterfly August 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    This is a stunner, Keren – wonderful use of the palette and all the detailing is delicious… that little architectural column, beautiful frame round the photo, lovely layers with the cheesecloth and a fabulous finish on the chipboard elements.
    Alison x

  • Reply yyam August 28, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Sooooo pretty! Love how you jazzed up the chipboard!

  • Reply yyam August 28, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Sooooo pretty! Love how you jazzed up the chipboard!

  • Reply Eila Sandberg August 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Delish chipie treatment! totally love the palette, such pretty soft colours. Seeing you have started to use white cardstock as a base lately, makes all the colours stand out beautifully. Pretty pretty it is! xoxo

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