Happy You- 2 Crafty Reveal Part 1

For my Holiday giveaway press here
Here is my first layout for my 2 Crafty reveal this month.
This layout showcases a technique using I used the negative image from the Soft Feather Set from my 7 Dots Layout featured on December 5th on my blog.
I try to save most of my chipboard backings even if I’ve already used the inside. I like using them as a one time stencil for my work. For the most part, you can only use the chipboard as a stencil one time, as if it gets too wet it becomes soft and it flakes.
Here is a little tutorial on how I used this feather chipboard stencil.
I used some Light Molding paste and covered the feather in the stencil a few times around the page. The image is thick, almost as thick as the chipboard and it looks 3D. That’s why it takes longer to dry.

You can see the feathers in the image below. I highlighted them in black pencil so they would stand out.
I also sprayed each feather in a different Shimmerz Spray and let it drip down the page. The feather images surround the photo to mimic the mask on my daughter’s face.

I also used these peacock feathers to add so more flare the the feathered theme. The were sprayed in the same colours as the inks below them and then stamped with archival ink.

Finally I added the Happy You title from the Birthday Sentiments pack.

I used lots of different Shimmerz sprays and paints for this layout: Jeni B Blue, 4 Leaf clover, Blue jeans, Rock-a-fella, Bamboo Leaf, Sea Foam and Teal. Each colour was used on a different feather.
As per usual I always want to point out the amazing deal that Stacey gives people when they purchase from the Shimmerz store. All you have to do is to mention my name during check out to receive your free product. You can get either a Dazzlerz, Texturez or Dimensionz of your choice.

2 Crafty Chipboard
Prima flowers
Paper: 7 Dots studio
Ranger black archival ink
splatter stamp -unknown
pearls: dollar store
Butterfly stamp inkadinkado
Black stabilo pencil
I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Enjoy!! Be happy!!

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  • Reply adziamar December 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    This is amazing, wonderful work.

  • Reply Lynn December 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Your daughter's photo is so beautiful and I love how you complimented it by all the colours and embellies.

  • Reply Gayle Price December 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Beautiful !! Fabulous photo and so creatively highlighted. xx

  • Reply Lizzy Hill December 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    WOW! Love that you used all slightly diff colours & those feathers!! Just WOW!!!

  • Reply Lynnda December 19, 2013 at 12:24 am

    This is so beautiful! Great photo! Amazing piece of art work! hugs…x

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek December 19, 2013 at 12:28 am

    So beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeee that photo, the flowers and the feathers!!!!

  • Reply Lizzyc December 19, 2013 at 12:57 am

    This is stunning, very eye catching and love the colors and feathers.. you continue to amaze me!

  • Reply Lisa H December 19, 2013 at 2:29 am

    very very nice! and a great idea to use the CB "negatives" as stencils.

  • Reply Sarah Lynch December 19, 2013 at 3:28 am

    So beautiful…I think this is my new fav of yours!

  • Reply Val Thorpe December 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Gorgeous layout I love the feathers and the shimerz mists… stunning as always.

  • Reply Dame Jeanne Marie December 20, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Keene, this is an amazing layout!! How's a, I love the feathers and the mixed media styling…fantastic!

  • Reply Jean December 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm


  • Reply Tracie Dean December 23, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Love the amazing way you built on the beautiful mask from the picture. Everything goes together perfectly!!

    Happy Crafting

  • Reply Gayle Page-Robak December 23, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Absolutely beautiful artwork, Karin…kudos!!

  • Reply Sue December 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL layout … I am most impressed with and interested in the feather stencil. I would love to own one of these for myself. Can you please lead me in the right direction? Where did you get it – who's is it? Thanks so much!

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