Saturday, September 25, 2010

Who is a hero? - lo, plus a bloom card איזהו גיבור? דף מעוצב וגם כרטיס

Today I have two things to share with you, a lo & a card, so it's going to be a little long post...

Edit: This lo won Top 3 at Frosted Designs,
For 'Peach & Cream' challenge. Thank you!
As soon as I saw the new challenge over Frosted Designs, to use peach and cream on your creation (with a twist of adding something sparkly), I knew what photo I'd scrap with this color scheme.

I decided to repay my debt to my bloggy friend, Tesa, who challenged me long time ago to make a lo with my own sketch and use some doodling. I didn't use any sketch, so it's kind of 'my own', and it's so me - lots of layers, lots of flowers, stickles, a little distressing and stitching.
Looking at the colors of this photo, and inorder to match those colors, I used a color scheme that is unusual for me - peach, bashful blue, cream & purple. Isn't it a real challenging color combo?

The photo is of my youngest, on his first day at kindergarten two years ago (where has the time gone by???! I just can't believe it, he has grown up so much these passing two years!). He rode that lion statue on school's yard, when we came with his brother on the first day at school. He loves that lion ever since.

The title in hebrew, done in free doodling with peach stickles, is an old jewish saying, from our tradition, and it says: "Who is a hero? the one that conquers his passion/temper", and it seems so appropriate to my youngest. It's his biggest mission and not so easy to achieve, but he's doing a tremendous work for the past months. The gournling, in hebrew, says about the first day at the new kindergarten, facing new experiences and challenges. So this lo goes for the poem challenge of 'First day of school' by Eddie Garcia, at Scrap That Poetry.

Here is a close-up on the envelope, this time open. I put a personal letter inside it... One day my son will open it and read those heart touching things I wrote for him...

It's a very "guy lo", but I wanted to put on it lots of flowers, pearls, glitter, etc. all girlish stuff (hint: it concern the challeng I gave Tesa... wait and see). Here are some close-ups on the details:

As for the other chllenges:
b embellishments (mine are the brads on the envelope and the button on the upper flower) - #105 creative belli.
embossing (the envelope) - crafty pad; scrap&stamp (plus atleast one stamp - mine is the heart among the flowers - a Unity stamp); #26 digi doodle shop's best; #28 sisc
distressing - abc
lavender & lace - #7 pfop (with flowers, and I used lots of them...)
flowers - if the shoe fits
lace & pearls - #28 cuyl (lace doily as matting for the peach flower and pearls on all the brown leaves)
animals - papertake weekly; stamping vacation; #8 rrr (my inspiration was the jungle animal and there're lots of little ribbons on the flowers); #60 paper cutz
winged - #123 flutterby wednesday
back to school - #24 tpe
hand made flowers (mine are the felt flowers, done with cuttlebug, and the large peach flower on the bottom, underneath the silk ribbon flower) - #60 tuesday morning; #43 alota rubber stamps; scrappy frogs
glitter - #47 lrw; #25 asc; delightful challenges
bling - #56 crazy4challenges
it's a guy thing - #7 scrapping with idic (many girlish embellishments, but a hero is a guy thing!)
anything but a card - #38 stampin' royalty; #24 crafty ann
anything goes - #122 asfos; #38 charisma cradz;
use a quote - #41 fab 'n' funky
ribbons & bows - #6 wild orchid
use a photo - #23 lexi's

And I liked this color combo, so here's the card I've made:

I made it for the following challenges:
peach & cream - frosted designs (okay, mostly lavender/purple, but still I used peach & cream, and I added sparkle... LOL)
purple & silver - #102 secret crafter
flowers - if the shoe fits (above)
sparkle - #47 lrw; #25 asc (also above)
anything goes - #122 asfos; #38 charisma cradz;  (above)
ribbon & bows - #6 wild orchid

Now, off I go with the kids to the pool (yes, it's still quite hot here...).
Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend!


Claire said...

Wow, stunning work. I love the colours - very unusual combo but it works beautifully. Fab idea to write with the stickles. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful lo Libeeti - you nailed the colour challenge perfectly. Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

איזה LOL מהמם! הכרטיס יפייפה, מאוד לא שיגרתי לבן אבל זה עובד לחלוטין ביחד!
תודה רבה על התגובה אצלי }{ הייתי בהלם, כשראיתי את המייל כי שלחתי את העבודות בתחילת אוגוסט וכשלא שמעתי מהם לפני ספטמבר, חשבתי שבטח לא קיבלו אותם חחח
תודה יקירתי X
הלוואי שאצלינו היה עדיין חם בשביל הבריכה :(
שבת שלום :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee that lo and the card!!!! LOVING all the flowers!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Unknown said...

these are both beautiful! the flowers are gorgeous. i love the colors you used on your layout, the orange and purple look great together! Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

Danni said...

Very nice! thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

~amy~ said...

wow...your layout is all the blooms and layers....fabbie card too!

Vee said...

Such a lovely card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Judy said...

What a fantastic card, and a lovely story. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Curly said...

Lovely scrapbook page,
, thanks for joining us at SCSC: 102 Purple & Silver Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

Barb Craft said...

Oh My Word!!! This is beautiful!! I love all the flowers and the colors looks so fabulous!! I love how you added a splash of blue and purple!! And your idea to add a personal letter is brilliant!! Thanks is something that will be treasured for years to come!!
Barb :)

TesaB said...

STUNNING page, girl!!! Amazing colors, love the royal blue and the goldish colors! Perfect to the photo!!! And wow, all the flowers blow me away!!!

Lexi said...

Fabulous LO the colours are lovely and i adore the little side envelope:D Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

andrea said...

stunning card,love the layout and sentiment thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous page and card. Love them both. Flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Kirsten...x said...

Fabulous layout and a stunning card love the flowers...x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts challenge this week hugs Kirsten...x

אילנית said...

וואוו וואוו וואוו ושוב וואוו- מה זה היופי הזה.

איזה דף מדהים- מכל הבחינות ובנוסף גם הוספת כרטיס מהצד???? מוכשרת... אני מאוהבת בטריקים כאלו.

הפרחים שלך בצד- מדהימים ומשגעים- טוב שמת לב שאני מתלהבת!!!!!

וגם הכרטיס הפנימי- מדהים מדהים ושוב מדהים- מתלהבת שכמוני....

תמשיכי ככה- כיף לראות- בפעם הבאה שאת באה למועדון סקראפ- כן כן בבקשה תבואי בשבילי- תביאי את הדף הזה...

חג שמח יקירה

Einat's Art World said...

הדף מקסים אהבתי מאד את המעטפה משציצה כתגית מתחת לתמונה ושפע הפרחים שנותנים לדף מראה מרשים ועשיר.
גם הכרטיס מתוק מאד טוב ורוד תמיד כובש אותי.

Rene' said...

Beautiful LO and card! The color combo is a bit unusual but you did it just fabulously! Thanks for playing along with SSDS!
Scrappy Love,

Stempelhexe said...

Zwei tolle Werke sind das geworden. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Challenge up your Life.


Lorraine A said...

fabulous creations :-)
thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
Lols x x x

Anita said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

savvy teaching tips said...

beautiful page. Thanks for playing with us at SR.

michele hileman said...

WOW your work is really awesome, Thank you for joining us at Scrapping With I Did It Creations, Hope you join us again.

all the days of our life said...

WOW!!! This is Gorgeous, I love all the flowers and the colors look amazing. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- lots of really pretty embellishments! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Emma and Susan said...

Beautiful layout, and absolutely gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Lexi's.
Love and hugs
Susan and Emma