Friday, February 28, 2014

I-phone boy-Sketchabilities Feb 28th reveal

It's the last day of Feb, so it's time for a new sketch at Sketchabilities, and this is the original sketch:
I turned it on it's side:
Another mixed media page for me, with a photo of my eldest, almost 2 years ago, wearing an 'I-Phone' costume I've made for him.
I used my Feb Counterfeit Kit for this layout.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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A few days ago, my youngest came with some homework, to ask the parents what does 'Homeland' mean to them. This homework was the inspiration for my layout.
I used the fab sketch from Once Upon A... Sketch:
I just LOVE my homeland, I love traveling all around, see all the beautiful sites - from snowy mountains to yellowish desert, seaside and green forests, ancient places and modern cities.
The jouranling lines are from a beautiful Israeli song, and that's what it is in free translation: "I have no other country, even if my country is burning, only Hebrew word penetrates into my veins, into my soul, in a painful body, in a starving heart- here is my home."
On the back of the page I wrote my answers to my youngest: "A homeland for me is first of all "Home", the place where I feel most safe, most comfortable. The place where I was born, where my parents and greatparents fought for freedom. All the beautiful sites, the history of this beloved country. The place where my children were born. The place where I can live freely and be what I am."
I was also inspired by case file # 365-4 at CSI:
My clues to solve the case were:
First of all - I was so inspired by the calla flowers on the inspiration photo, so my main embellishment are the handmade calla flowers.
Scheme - all colors are here.
Evidence - flowers, fabric (the brown felt flower), decorative borders, lace, stamps)
Testimony - the journaling is kind of a love poem to my beloved country, and I added pearls.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Made with Love

Edit: on the  Most Wanted list at CSI

Here's a layout I've made for several challenges.
Sketch - 'Love is Everywhere', PageDrafts, I used the 2nd sketch:
Moodboard - Feb challenge at Scrap Around The World:
My inspiration was the cake, of course! LOL I was also inspired by the colors from the chevrons - orange, green, brown and pink.
Flowers (made with dies plus CLD dies) - CheeryLynn Designs. I used several CDL dies - franch pastry, mini fanciful flourish and Francesca border. the flowers were made with Die-Namics dies.
Make your own embellishments - Off the Rails Scrapbooking
Last, but not least - case file #111 at CSI:
My clues to solve the case were:
Scheme - all colors are here.
Evidence - polka dots, drips, stickers, punch border, sprinkles, 3 of something (3 flowers, 3 ribbon bows, 3 places of punched edges).
Testimony - my jouranling (hidden behind the orange banner) is about a childhood memory, and it says: "For birthdays, Mom always made beautiful cakes, with a lot of attention for small details, and with a big creativity. Deisgns of a butterfly, choo-choo train, clowns and flowers. All made with so much love. I've passed this tradition to my kids, at least until they've discoverd the colored eatable pages..."
Here are close-ups on the details:

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Will I be Yours?

Edit: on the 'Watch List' at CSI

This is my take on case file #110 at CSI, with a photo of my beloved dog, Zeide, that I used to have more than 10 years ago.
My clues to solve the case:
Sketch by Em Stafrace- checked.
Scheme - all 5 colors are here.
Evidence - feathers, flowers, fabric, pearls, lace, solid background.
Testimony - I wrote the story of how I chose my pet, from the pet's point of view. 
The jouranling on the back of the page says: "It was a nice sunny Saturday and at noon you've arrived at the dog shelter. You were looking for a cute puppy and you stood outside the puppies kennel. 
All the puppies jumped and barked, trying to draw your attention so you'll be choosing them amongst all the puppies. There was a sweet jumpy female puppy, and she did those cute funny faces towards you, and wagged her tail. It was obvious you liked her a lot.
I was laying at the corner, not participating with the other puppies. I didn't jump, didn't wag. I just layed there, looking at you with sadness in my eyes.
A puppy or two, bigger than I was at that time, passed nearby me and bit me on my neck, with no reason, I didn't do anything to annoy them. I guess they just felt that I was one of the weaks. 
And indeed I was on of the weaks. and scared. I don't remember exactly, but I guess that being separated from my mom too early in my life (at that time I was only 6 weeks old and already stayed at the dog shelter for awhile), was bad for me. Plus I was abused by bad people, so I was very scared.
Sduddenly, I was taken out of the kennel and was put in your arms, and there was my place to feel safe and sound.
I guess you chose me for the wrong reasons, in an irrational choise, you just felt sorry for me. but with your endless love, and patience, I became more and more confident. I was never too freindly to starngers, not like my 'sister' (yes, you took both of us on that day), but I loved you deeply, and I was very loyal to you. I was your shaddow, followed you everywhere.
Thank you for choosing me to be yours. without you, I wouldn't have survived.
Your loving dog, Zeide."
I used several of dies here - TH (the film strip), CheeryLynn Designs (the doily, the lace border and the mini flourishes), Die-Namites (the flowering tree) and Die-namics (the felt flowers).
The feathers were made with different inks and a TCW mask, and then I cut into the lines.
I also used Wycinanka's chipboard frame, which was colored with distress ink and then heat embossed and dcorated with black pearls. So it fits for the 'chipboard with a difference' challenge at Scrap Africa.
I would like to enter it to the contest at Paper Issues, for the dog theme.
The white cs was sprayed with two different mists.
Here are close-ups on the details:

I would like to enter it to the flower challenge at Inspired by Stamping.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

I choose

This is my 3rd post today...
For my Stuck?! post, please click HERE
and for my AFSC post, please click HERE
Case file #109 at CSI was very inspiring for me, and I was very inspired by the layout my blogy friend, Val, made. If you don't know Val yet, you should really pop over to her blog. it is full of beauty and inspiration. I was inspired to scrap without a photo of one of us, rather with a book cover photo.
I used Feb sketch from C'est Magnifique, in a mixed media style. I love it! Here's the sketch:
Here's case file #109 from CSI:
My clues to solve the case:
Scheme - I've used all 5 colors. my focus was on the blue/green, then with the bold bright yellow flower, and lastly with some small touches of red.
Evidence - book pages, stack something (I always stack something, working with multi-layers... and also using mixed media techniques - lots of stacked mediums), heat embossing (on the flourish chipboard), frames and dry embossing (the navy blue frame was die cut and then embossed).
Testimony - at adolesence, I was deeply influenced by two books: East of Eden by J. Steinbeck, and Man's Search for Meaning by V. Frankl. Reading them, over and over again I might say, shaped my perspective on life, on the human soul etc., and it had become the motto of my life. This is what my jouranling is all about. I wrote it in a mini book, and adhered on the cover a photo of Frankl's book cover, and tacked it under the layers of the main photo. I also wrote a quote of Frankl, which sums the whole idea for me: "The one thing you can't take away from me, is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me... The last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to chsoos one's own way."
It also goes for the altered chipboard challenge at Scrap Africa. I used Creative Embellishments' flourish chipboard, painted with gesson and then heat embossed with olive green embossing powder. then I added a few touches with Portfolio oil pastels and pearl pen. 
And using so many mediums and mixed media techniques, I would like to enter it also for the mixed media challenge at Berry71Bleu.
Here are close-ups on the details:

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Measuring Hieghts - Stuck?! Feb 15th reveal

This is my 2nd post today. For my post for 
Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, please click HERE.

Feb 15th sketch is up at Stuck?! with a wonderful sketch by Laura:
I used my Feb Counterfeit Kit for this lo, to create a joyful and cheerful page. While we were visitng the Ausralian Park, the boys decided to measure the kangaroo's height, and I titled the layout 'Measuring heights'. It was so lovely to see how gentle they were and how freindly the kangaroo was.
We also have a lovely sponsor: Buttons & Badges' and you can win a $20 gc, so why not join us with this wonderful sketch? you can't win it if you don't play...
Here are close-ups on the details of my layout:

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בבלוג של !?Stuck  יש סקיצה חדשה, שכיף לעבוד איתה. השתמשתי בקיט החיקוי שלי לחודש פברואר, והוספתי התזות של מיסטים וקצת distress stain, להוספת עניין וצבע. התמונה היא מביקור שלנו בגן גורו, הבנים החליטו למדוד את הגובה של הקנגרו...
תודה שקפצתן לבקר וכמו תמיד אשמח לקרוא את תגובותיכן.