Thursday, 19 August 2010

Superstitious me lo

 This LO  was published in September 2010 issue of SNR magazine
I think this page needs some explanations- and this is not a Halloween page anyway- this is
" about me" page
Ok- here is me that nobody knows and this is my stupid secret-me, who believes in all kinds
of " signs", bad and good.
YES- I actually believe in black cat, Friday the 13 th, broken mirrow, empty bucket, table corner sitting and evil eye. I do believe in horseshoe, shamrock, garlic ,red thread over your hand, hamsa (that's Israeli and general oriental hand shape for good luck) and blue eye against this evil one - all of them bring good luck. I know it's stupid- but can't we be a bit stupid sometime? So touch wood and everything will be great
And this page is all about it- call it my little secret or my biggest stupidity- the page looks great with this " bad" side where I added a stamped calendar page for Friday the 13 th, and painted this grungeboard cat in crackled black paint, and made the faux broken mirrow with a marker (no, I am not going to break it- it's bad luck!!) and even added some " evil eye" as a flower center and on a stamped face too- she really looks " bad" with this eye- doesn't she?
On the upper corner I added my home made Hamsa and for the more luck- 2 more- actuallyI did it as a pendant with Swarovsky crystals- but I did a dozen- for everyone I love and if you have a good eyes you even can see this smallest piece of a red thread adhered to my hand over the photo-just to give my page some good luck too.Like winning some challenges?
I also decided to make some hidden journaling tag to explain this page and the Halloween colors look great with the subject.
Some day I am going to do a whole mini album with a separate page for every single one of my stupid believes- and believe me- it's going to be a huge!! one as I take every single superstition from every nation and religion and place and make it my own.
Thanks for reading this long post- I will drop the product list here as the " story" is the point- not a cardstock .
But I will list some of my techniques:
misting around the hand cut circle, ditressing the circle cut photo, stamping and heat embossing- a face and a calendar page, hand writing, border punching,ribbon pleating, using dfferent fonts of lettering,crackled paint painting, faux stitching, tearing, inking,recycling- the wood piece and the cork are recycled, also 2 metal Hamsa pieces ar from very old key chains .
Now you all know me better- and probably laugh at me.. So what? I still have a bunch of amulets in every hand bag or purse I use, in my car and near my bed.
And some challenges too:
Use punch- for One stitch in time
Flowers for I did it creations
Metals for Paper romance
Round and metal for Belli
Petals and pearls- the big flower and a string- for Crafts and me
Flower power for Fub and Funky
Color inspiration for Prairie fairy
Flowers for Speedy the cat


Lindsey said...

Irit, this is lovely! I can't wait to see the rest of your book when it gets done!
Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Shirley said...

What a lovely layout Irit. I love how you have shaped and torn the cork. You have worked all your lovely embellishments in well with your layout.I love the coloured
alphabet, the letters look really tactile.
Thank you for joining us this week for our metal challenge at Kaboodledoodles.We look forward to seeing you for further challenges at Kaboodle.


Jill said...

Really interesting LO Irit - lots to look at! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

**Farrah** said...

Ok, I LOVE everything about this LO! So many little details for me to take in, and they all work!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous detailing on this unique and interesting piece!!

Thank you for sharing your sensational design in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!

michele hileman said...

That is really awesome.
Thank you for joining us this week at Scrapping With I Did It Creations

Jeanette said...

I'm so happy that you entered this fantastic and very creative page to our challenge. I'm glad that I didn't miss seeing this one. It's full of great detail. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping with I Did It Creations.

Roberta Laliberte said...

Oh Irit! Love all the details and the way you used the cork board! Genius!

Thanks for playing with the fairies!


Suzi said...

Oh I loved your story Irit and the grunge board layout is fantastic. love the the fab elements. Thank you for joining us this week at Fairy Fun Friday with your lovely work.
Suzi x

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fabulous scrapbook page!! Love how you used the color challenge here! Thanks for playing along with the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team this week!
Sharon Field
Diva DT Member

Tammy said...

Beautiful page!! thanks for playing along with the Divas this week!!
Tammy Fite
Diva DT Member

Joanne Travis said...

Another gorgeous page! Your work is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends again this week!

Polly Pierce said...

Irit I love your page,

thanks for joining in at OSAAT challenge this week
good luck
Paula xx

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful layout Irit and there's certainly nothing wrong with having belief's. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to hop over.

gina g said...

Wow what a gorgeous page, love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great page~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT, and we'll have a new challenge for you tomorrow, so don't forget to check in :D

Padster said...

Just gorgeous - Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Debbie x

Cammy said...

What a fun layout! Thanks for playing with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

crafty amy said...

This is such a great page I love that there is so much to look at and the LO is brilliant :D
Thank you fo joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo your awesome layout and how you used the cork!!! The sentiment around the round picture is sooo amazing....WOW!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love your layout and all the wonderful elements you collaged together on it! I'm so glad you played along with us last time and hope that you will join us for another Creative Belli Challenge tomorrow!

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