Reach for the sky

Here is my reveal for Bird is the Word. The word today is REACH and my title is Reach for the Sky (I don’t know why I thought this was the actual saying. I believe its actually Reach for the stars. But for my purposes and since I figured it out too late, it will stay as Reach for the Sky) It fits the picture better anyways!!

Here is a beautiful picture of my kids by the lake. they were standing on the dock watching the sunset fall over the trees and looking at the moon. Can you see the white dot on the lake beside my son’s shirt?, that’s the moon reflected on the lake. I tried to capture it because it looked so big but it doesn’t come out the same in a picture.

Here I used a Balzar Designs template that looks like ripples. I covered it in light molding paste and then dripped orange and turquoise paint on it to give it a rippled effect.

Its odd for me how I can jump back and forth between styles on my layouts. I love designing shabby chic layouts but I also love designing mixed media layouts like this one. So I jump back and forth between them depending on my mood and what inspires me at the time.

The sketch I used is from ScrapFriends. I love their sketches because they allow you to experiment with a variety of products and lots of paints and mists!!
Materials used
Paper: Webster’s pages, white Bazzil cardstock
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Clay Bird: Etsy shop
Alphas: Recollections, Jellybean soup
Stamp: Glitz Design
Ranger Distress Ink Pad Black
Balzar Designs Template
Golden Light Molding paste
Da Vinci’s Liquid Acrylic Phtallo Turquoise,
Golden Liquid Acrylic Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Spray Mists: Maya Road Orange, Dyllusions Black
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  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek July 17, 2012 at 3:16 am

    This is STUNNING! I love love love the photos, the paint and the little bird!!! GORGEOUS!!!

  • Reply Marília Lopes July 17, 2012 at 4:11 am

    I loved this page, loved the background, any texture, inks and photos are wonderful!

  • Reply Lizzyc July 17, 2012 at 4:50 am

    HI Keren, This looks fantastic! I love that background and the adorable photo!! and I think it is a good thing to have many styles of scrapping that you enjoy!!

  • Reply Елена Смоктунова July 17, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Keren,как красиво!!!Я в восторге!Это что-то необыкновенное!Очень нравится!

  • Reply Marelize July 17, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Wow! The background looks fantastic Keren!

  • Reply eleele July 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Keren, gorgeous, love your work on background, the earthtones and again, how wonderful you used the chippie

  • Reply Lizzy Hill July 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

    You do do both styles amazingly well….I'm sooo glad that Scrap F's is helping with your 'mixed media' styling – I find [I think???!!!] I'm scrapping better with them, myself!!!:):):):)

  • Reply Lizzy Hill July 17, 2012 at 6:36 am

    And I didn't realise you'd entered it over at Scrap Friends….soooo thanks for joining in & I'll have to look at it more carefully now, won't I? Tee, hee::::))))))

  • Reply Jasmine S July 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful Keren and just love that background. I am so like you too at the moment, from arty to paper. Love trying both styles depending on the challenge, photo and mood. You have created a fabulous page here.

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  • Reply Gayle Price July 18, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Wow Keren, I love your page. Beautiful colours and love the technique you've used for your background. Great sketch too and I really like your interpretation. You sound a little like me, jumping between techniques, I love shabby too but am finding myself using less and less embellishment products and more and more mixed media. I really enjoy the freedom of this, I think I'm searching for a happy

  • Reply Sanna July 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Gorgeous page, Keren! Love your background work and those photos are very beautiful too! so glad you joined us at ScrapFriends!!

  • Reply Debbi Tehrani July 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    What magnificent photos and a gorgeous page! Love your painty background and those twigs. Just magical what you've made here!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury July 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Wow my friend this is totally impressive – your background is outstanding! Please let me know what the black/dark-brown cardstock bits are that look like branches – is it a die? Totally loving this one – everything about it!!

  • Reply Peg July 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Followed you over from BITW
    I adore your page, the background is so striking and beautifully frames all the elements and pics.

  • Reply Natalie Elphinstone August 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Always love your arty colourful backgrounds! Thanks so much for again sharing your fabulous layout with us at Scrap Friends.

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