Wednesday 30 November 2011

Snow, snow , snow lo

This page was published in December 2011 Ready- Set- Create magazine
Snow in Israel is a real attraction. It's snowing here about once in 5 years and in the high places only.
The snow that make it possible to build a snow man? Once in a lifetime. So this photo- 12 years ago- is a reason I could use those gorgeous Robin's Nest products and to make this page.

Tuesday 29 November 2011

365 days with sunglasses

This page was published in SNR February 2012 issue

This new page was made with Pretty Little Studio Sketch #4 and as always I take those sketches a bit unscripted. So here is my take of it: AC cardstock, PLS Check Mate (Be my Valentine collection) paper, Treasures (Antique Store collection), 8 calendar tags. As I used April before, I just added the small photo bteween March and May..  The mixed title was made with AC foam Thickers and Glitz alpha stickers. The charm is Bo Bunny and I made some handwrite journaling.
Very simple page and still great colors with all those calendar tags.

Monday 28 November 2011

All things vintage

Tando Creative mini printer's tray are just the best ever thing I met for a while. This new chipboard altered mini tray- 6*6'' only comes with a chipboard cover and looks like a book.

So it took a  whole day to alter it- and I am very pleased with this shabby result.
Now for the techniques etc.
The front cover- Pink Paislee papers, gesso, inks, TH meter stamp heat embossed. Tando Creative round frame chipboard- inked and 3d crackled glaze covered. The spine: TH grungeboard, embossed and painted with metal paint. CLD lace border- die cut with  lught brown paper bag andinked. TH metal corners, Maya Road lace, Prima flowers and blings, Kaisercrafts wood clock
Inner cover: TH stamps clustered on the cover, Tando Creative book plate covered with crackled paint, TH meter and stitching  stamps heat embossed, Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round tool 25 with vintage images

The tray: Crackled paint, stamping on fabric, paint on metal, stamping and 3d glazing, another EC round epoxy, lot's of Pink Paislee papers, die cuts and lots of embellishment.

All inks- CLEARSNAP, including 4-5 new Donna Salazar mixed media ones I got  for my win from this company- fantastic inks, good coverage, long drying time, can be heat embossed with powders.
I enter this to some challenges:
Heat embossing for Crafty cardmakers
Sparcle for Dream Valley

Berry Sweet card

S. America Vacation mini book

Friday 25 November 2011

Thursday 24 November 2011

Celebrate 21 or all about banners

This page was actually All about banners tutorial made for Pretty Little Studio blog. So here is a link for the tutorial and I  did  here 5 kinds of banners/flags.

Double banner- on the left top.

 Banner with holes- right top

 Flags with toothpicks- right corner

Banner with  twine bows.

Banner with title and buttons and a small round bunner - title was made using this one

PLS flags and banners were just perfect for this tutorial and I used this funny cloud paper from Hopscotch collection- Bunny Tales as my banners matting.
And if you think there are too many banners here you are right.. It was made as a tutorial, not as my best piece of art page. Still looks fun.

Wednesday 23 November 2011

What a catch lo

New page made with Artful Delights sketch and BG " use punches" challenge and my dearest grandson catch of his auntie's finger...

Pacific breeze lo

This page was made with Lily Bee products and sketch and I am still in this " less is more mood", so a lot of white space and not too many embellishments.

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Lil' Sis lo

My very first Nikki Sivils page, made with my  only sister's old b/w photo and a bit minimalistic too...

Sunday 20 November 2011


This page was featured on Lasting Memories blog- thanks

Out of my shabby or cute style, I decided to make a Mixed Media page, playing with a lot of textures such as tussue papers, paints and mists.
Do you see those falling TITANIC misted letters on the background? It was a mistake, as I thought to use them for my title. Then I decided to leave them in memory of... 
I also misted Pink Paislee wood shapes, Maya Road chipboard letters, made this film strips backgrounds and my DD and her friend were posing the movie on their Thailand vacation.
I enter this to Scrap it with a song " Girls want to have fun" challenge
And to Scrapbook Sisters Anything goes
 Inspiration#1- water, blues, green for Lasting Memories

Saturday 19 November 2011

Painting on embossed acrylic and embossing painted acrylic

Hello dear painters! Irit is here again and this is my last tutorial for this month as Kassy will be here onece a month with her delicious monthly tutorials.. I will be resting or maybe experimenting with some new exciting technoques.
This time I decided to show you 2 techniques of using Creative Inspirations paints on acrylic pieces.
First one is a clear acrylic piece, painted and then dry embossed and the second one is frosted acrylic piece , first embossed and then painted.The background was done using another great technique, but you have to wait till my next post to see the process, as this technique needs its own tutorial.Or I need a better weather/light for this one.
So here we go!
Products list:
Piece of clear acrylic, I used the inside of this frugal small Ikea frame, but any acrylic piece will do.
Frosted acrylic butterfly (Maya Road), you can also make your own die- cut at home
Embossing plates- you don't need to use the ones I worked with, any embosser will be fine
Creative Inspirations Paints: Lavender, Sage, Mango
Background patterned paper, any delicate kind of it, I used Prima
Ribbon, pin, clear crystal
Step one: This is a background step I am not going to teach this week ,so just mix all 3 paints from the list and add them randomly with a wide brush or your fingers. The great thing with our paints is this waterbased issue, so you can use your fingers and just wash them later. Let the background dry a bit. You can see the texured side you painted, but we will use the backside as we want this project to be smooth

Step 2: Adhere the background patterned paper to this piece, painted side on the back, smooth non painted  side on the front and dry emboss it as shown.
Step 3: Emboss your butterfly with another embossing plate

Step 4: Paint the butterfly using some cloth over the embossed areas only, this time we want to see the embossed texture, but make is only over the raised areas.
Use two less seen colors from the three we used for the background. I used Sage and Mango as Lavender was a dominant on the background. Make a thin painted edge with one of the colors around the painted butterfly and then around the whole acrylic piece. Let it dry. Add some crystals over the butterfly.
Make a bow and tie the butterfly using a pin (the hole is there)
You project is done! Enjoy it!

Friday 18 November 2011

Perfect love forever tag book

New Mixed Media project made for Tando Creative Blues and browns challenge for November. You still have time to participate and to win a realy great prize of your pick.
All " How to do" and product list- in Tando Creative blog.
I also used Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap products here.

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Explore lo

Made with Crate papers and chipboards, Tando Creative chips covered with crackled paint, My stampbox stamps, Prima clear tape and Epiphany Crafts round epoxies, using Helmar glues and Pink Paislee wood shapes.

Made for Get Picky sketch challenge

Tuesday 15 November 2011

New page

I really love to work with Echo Park papers. They are bright and fun and so much fit my " not so shabby " mood (also   some   lines are pretty much shabby). And as I just bought the Victoria Garden and Happy Days products, here are my new page made with both lines.
The first is this Happy Day page with my dear grandson's lovely photo. Lot of clustering and some border punching, some rule of 3 (stars, arrows) and I think that this page is very much me.
Two tricks used here: using the paper line name as a frame title and using the paper strip back side as a strip - as I used the whole page for the base, this was the only option to add the same paper over the page.
Product list:

Echo Park Happy Days paper: Little Flowers, Retro, Jouranling cards, Scalloped,Numbers,
Chipboard Accents,Happy Days stickers,Layered Chipboard
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Daisies, EK Success Circles
Die: Doily- Cheery Lynn Designs
Frame: Making Memories
And a fast tutorial for this page:
1. Cut a Numbers  cardstock   to 10*10'' amd make  a daisy border frame with the border punch. Adhere it in the middle of your red basic cardstock yellow side up.
2. Die cut a doily  from Little Flowers cardstock, cut it to halves. Add the green premade frame over your photo and adhere  the photo over 2 doily halves as shown.
3. Make to border strips with Circle punch from Retro paper and glue them under your photo-  one from each side of the same paper.  Cut the notepaper jouenaling tag from Jouranling cardstock and glue it under the photo's left edge, add  the Special sticker over it.
4.Make    1''  strip from  Numbers  cardstock , cut the edge like a banner, glue it under the photo numbers up, add the black and white sticker strip.
5. Cluster your chipboard embellishments as shown, add some star sticker, the  star tab and some flower stickers over the border circled strips.  Use the  red dotted strip from the paper name strip, adhere the red arrows chipboard over it, add your Happy Day chipboard title and glue one yellow flower sticker over.
5. Cut the paper line name and glue it over your photo frame. Add some white pen jouranling on the lower left corner- Just a name and a date.
And some close ups  for   this   page


Monday 14 November 2011

Postcard from Orient lo

New multiphotos page (O, so unusual for me.. ) with lots of Epiphany Crafts goodies.
Read the juornaling- it's about this weather  that was changing all the time, from summer to almost  and also about this stupid hat  the group was asked to wear..  I also used Hero stamps for some postage stamps on the top of this page, die cut  stamp shapes, made a banner and some distressing. Finally it was a great way to incorparate 11 photos on one page.

Sunday 13 November 2011

Icy Winter lo

This page was published in December 2011 Ready-Set- Create magazine
My new lo made for Robin's Nest DT  job, using all RN products only and MS border punch.
 My DH on Chinese iced lake and it was freezing cold there too.

You can see a full " how to do it" tutorial in Robin's Nest blog.
 And if you go to China- never ever try to do it on December or January! Believe me- never felt so cold in my whole life!

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