What a face

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be a Guest Designer for two blogs this month aside from my DT at Sketchabilities I’ll be designing for The Paper Variety and My Scrapbook Nook. Stay tuned to see all my 3 layouts.
I’m also super excited about this layout. Here is a sneak peak!! look below….
I used lots of different mixed media techniques on it. I bought Gesso and spread it on the black page. I used Graphic 45 papers and lots of recycled cardboard paper. The chipboard border is from dusty attic. I really distressed all the edges and sanded the picture to give it a very cool worn out effect. At the bottom I used a Tim Holtz film strip over some index prints and then put a decorative metal frame around it. I used cardboard  and chipboard letters for the title. I also journaled on the white gesso.  
I used a sketch by Nadia Cannizzo from Once Upon a Sketch (see below). I love her sketch challenges and I’m always up for the challenge. The journaling criteria was to describe “a perfect day…”
I also used this layout for another challenge blog. This is my first time uploading a layout for 123 Challenge blog but I’m sure I’ll be participating in their challenges more and more. The August 123 Challenge was to use these 3 things on a layout: 1) Black, 2) The word WHAT, 3) Multiple photos.
I used lots of black on the page. I also used a main photo plus a row of index prints as the multiple photo criteria. I called the layout “What a face”.
1…2…3.. Done!!
Finally, I also found another Blog Challenge called Get Creative. Their August challenge was to use 8 embellishments. I believe I definitely meet their criteria here: I have a chipboard border, a metal frame, cardboard paper, chipboard letters, film strip, a button, a felt flower, clown face cutouts and film tickets.
It was so much fun doing this layout. I love using and designing with mixed media. There is so much I still want to learn so I can experiment even more!!
Here is what the journaling says:  “A perfect day is a day I can spend with you. I took this picture at a Tim Hortons near our house. You were making all kind of silly faces but I love this perfect shot of you looking away from me. What a face!! I just adore it and I want to spend every day looking at it!”
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!

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  • Reply Vicky Varvadouka August 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

    BEAUTIFUL layout Keren!!! I love the techniques you used and I LOVE that photo!!! It's so cool!!!Nice colors and chipboard pieces too!!Thank you for playing along at OUAS!

  • Reply Gerry van Gent August 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    This is such an awesome layout! Beautifully done! Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

  • Reply Anonymous August 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    makseem,,,,pashut makseem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love ur work!
    ur ima

  • Reply Irma August 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    love the vintage vibe to this!

  • Reply sandi August 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Wow! A big congrats to you! Love what you've created for OUAS…it is just beautiful! Love the colors, vintage feel to it!

  • Reply Dolly Daydreams August 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats on your guest Dt posts well done. Fabulous layout, love everything about it, great vintage feel marvelous papers and embellishments, and the photo is superb ! Thank you for joining us at Get creative and good luck.


  • Reply elenigratsia August 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Brilliant … congratulations on your Dt posts … and thanks for playing at Get Creative!!!

  • Reply Heather Jacob August 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    awesome absolutely awesome …. a fabulous boys page … love the earthy tones you have used …hugz x
    thanks for playing with us x

  • Reply Lizzyc August 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    wow this is an amazing layout! love the neutral color combo with the stunning border along the side.. great take on the challenge..

  • Reply Ruki August 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    wow this is SO cool!! love it!!

  • Reply Channa August 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

    What a beautiful layout keren!! Love the color combination. Great work, thanks for playing along with get creative.

  • Reply phamil August 15, 2011 at 12:05 am

    What a great masculine page! I love this, you've done a wonderful job, thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury August 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Congrats on your DT gigs Keren & thanks for joining in again at Once Upon a Sketch, with this stellar layout!

  • Reply Tanyah Payne August 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

    such a lovely vintage layout. Really love how you have journal over the paint. love it!

  • Reply eudokia August 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    your job is amazing!
    i really like the style and the colors og your page!!
    cingrats on the dt pisitions!
    thank you gor joining us at gc!

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