Smile, Be Happy- 13 Arts Reveal Part 2

This is my second layout for this month’s reveal at 13 Arts. It is also bold and bright like the other one but with a different colour scheme.
I built my background on top of the “Spring Morning” paper from the 13 Arts “Faces of Spring” collection. However, after applying all the mediums, you can only see a glimpse of the original paper underneath. I do have to say that the 13 Arts papers are of amazing quality. They hold up so much wet mixed media without ripping.
To start off, I created a stone like pattern in the background using a new Prima stencil and masking it with 13 Arts Modeling paste. Then I spread (generously) 13 Arts Glass filler microbeads all over the wet medium.

 I started spraying the page with three different chalk mists from 13 Arts: Yellow Lemon, Celadon and Sap Green. I let the ink drip down the page by spraying it with water to dilute the consistency. I also used some “almost dry” 13 Arts Primer from the edges of the jar. As we always have some hardened paste around the edges of the jar, I didn’t want them to go to waste. Using a palette knife, I smeared them randomly on the page, creating a rough surface in my background.
I used Ranger black Archival ink and stamped a couple of different images on the page using two different Prima stamps. Then I embellished the page with 13 Arts flowers and stems. I also used Prima flowers and wooden icons, yellow seam binding, and black pearls. 
The Chipboard pieces are from 2 Crafty. I used the Avery vines and the Scallop Circle Bunting to create layers on my layout. I simply primed them in 13 Arts gesso and left them white. The “Smile” title I sprayed in Yellow Lemon spray.

Finally, to highlight the background and to bring some depth into the layout I used some 13 Arts Pearl Black mist. I sprayed it on my mat and then, using a brush, painted underneath the embellishments.

13 Arts Materials:
Faces of Spring papers
Modeling Paste
Glass Filler microbeads
Chalk Ayeeda Mist: Yellow Lemon, Celadon and Sap green
Pearl black mist
White flowers
White stems
Other Materials
Prima flowers and wooden icons
2 Crafty Chipboard
Prima Mask
yellow seam binding
Ranger black archival ink
Prima stamps
Prima alpha
cheese cloth
Queen & Co black pearls
All 13 Arts Products can be found here
Have a Wonderful day!!

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  • Reply Lolô Artesanato September 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Gorgeous page, Love the mixed media in the back!

  • Reply Bellaidea September 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Love this color combo and what a great page!

  • Reply Shona September 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    yummy Keren 🙂

  • Reply Elisabeth Sarkis September 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Wowww beautiful work in the background, love it…hugs

  • Reply Lynn September 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Love the colors and the spray of flowers. Such a gorgeous page!

  • Reply butterfly September 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Bold, bright and absolutely beautiful, Keren – it's another wonderful composition, really dynamic and full of movement. The brick texture in the background is so cool too…
    Alison x

  • Reply juscrap September 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Love this color combo and what a gorgeous page Keren!!!

  • Reply Wilma Voermans September 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Great design with the circle pattern matching your photo!

  • Reply Sarah September 17, 2013 at 12:35 am

    This is stunning Keren – your background work is pure eye candy!!!

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek September 17, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Beautiful!! LOVING that textured background, the flowers and that sweet photo!!!!

  • Reply Chantal Vandenberg September 17, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Totally stunning!!!

  • Reply Aline Marengo September 17, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Wonderful page! I loved it!

  • Reply Lynnda September 17, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Great layout Keren… I am so loving your background job!!! Stunning! hugs…x

  • Reply Romy September 17, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Wow, it's such an amazing lay-out! I really love your background and amazing flower clustering.

  • Reply yyam September 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Oh wow. That background is eye-catching. Love the colours and the textures!

  • Reply Miranda Edney September 17, 2013 at 6:02 am

    It's is spectacular sweets. Wow.

  • Reply Sandra September 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

    I love the circular feel to this page with the brickwork and the circle frame your son is looking through.

  • Reply Sandie Edwards September 17, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Fabulous creative LO Keren, love the circle frame ….

  • Reply Eila Sandberg September 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Oh yes! what a fab fab artsy page Keren! so many cool textures in the background work, LOVE the boldness of this!! xoxoxox

  • Reply Lizzyc September 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

    This is stunning, I love your brick work back ground and as always LOVE all the flowers.. and thanks so much for your kind words on my OUAS post too!!

  • Reply Tracey Sabella September 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous page, Keren with so much amazing texture and dimension!! Thanks for your warm congratulations on my making the Helmar DT! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  • Reply Vicky Alberto September 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    really cool, awesome page!!!!

  • Reply Tusia Lech September 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Stunning layout Keren <3 I love the colours, textures and everything!

  • Reply Zeneva Kovic September 20, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your clusters are always divine. Love the colours and background work too!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury September 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Absolutely YUMMolicious! This one is pure mixed media beauty!! LOVE it!!!

  • Reply li-bee-ti September 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Love the colors and the deisng. The bold colors are perfect for you son's photo.

  • Reply Denise van Deventer September 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Wowsers….this is one smashing page! Love it to bits! So fabulous, in every way…a definite favourite for me! ;-))

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