Saturday, August 30, 2014


This is my take on the August sketch challenge at Berry71bleu, with this beautiful sketch, designed by Sandra:
I used my August counterfeit kit and did a lot of mixed media techniques on the background and the clock die-cut chipboard - gesso, mists, distress inks and distress stains, embossing powders, rub-ons, stamping in different hues of black/gray, TCW stencils with ink and modeling paste. love how my background turned out. I also used a StudioFourteen40 flair.
I would like to enter it also for the stamping challenge at Frosted Designs.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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A Magical Ice cream - CSI case file no. 137

A new case file is up at CSI, case file #137:
This is my take on the case file, with a photo of my oldest, eating an ice cream, in an Israeli ice cream shop. it's the only ice cream he eats:
For my lo I used August sketch from Fancy Pants blog:
Naturally, I used lots of Fancy Pants products, mainly from 'Collectin Moments' collection, plus from some other collections.
My clues to solve the case were:
Scheme - all 5 colors are here.
Evidence - polka dots, stripes, envelopes, melt something (I used embossing powder - the arrows), woodgrain paper, triangles.
Testimony - my hidden journaling is tacked in the cheveron envelope, and it says: "Most of the kids love to eat ice cream. you don't. but there's one exception - there is one ice cream, which you love very much and always willing to eat - Tel Hanan (an Israeli version of soft ice cream). In a very modest, not fancy, shop, happens a magic. the ice cream magic. What makes that ice cream so successful? I'm not quite sure, as other soft ice creams do not attract you at all. It is this ice cream in particular, and only this one. This ice cream shop started on 1961, so it is older than me. will it still remain even when you become a dad? will you take your own kids to enjoy the magic of Tel Hanan ice cream?" August 2014."
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


This is my take on August challenge at Scrap The Boys, which asked to profile our boys. I used a photo of my oldest, playing with his smartphone, else what?....LOL
Like many other boys at his age, he just loves all tech things - pc, smartphones, tablets, any gadgets, and the title says, in Hebrew - Gadgets.
Going along with the masculine tech theme, I made a mixed media background, with lots of mists (13@arts Ayeeda chalk blue light and chalk turquoise, Lindy's Stamp Gang moon shadow mist treasure iland aqua, Ranger's Perfect Pearls mist copper), and Tim Holtz distress stain antiqued bronze. I worked with TCW stencils (stacked triangles and quatrefoil reversed),  and with several dies (Sizzix TH weathered clock and gadget gears; Memory Box tessatina border). I also used some fab gears chipboards from Creative Embellishments.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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October Afternoon recycled mini album

I've made a mini chunky album, with some October Afternoon old leftovers. it was given to the sweet young lady, who take care of my boys, and I left it untitled, as I didn't know what photos she'll add.
This is a recycled project. the cover was built from cereal package and the basis for the inside papers  are actually toilet paper rolls. I even used the cover of the 8X8 paper pad for the cover of the mini, so nothing was wasted :).
It has 6 inside pages, and on the inside of each cover I adhered a small evnvelope. each page has a pocket, and inside there's a mini semi book, where you can put 4 photos, or less, and add journaling. this mini album can contain more than 50 small photos!
Here are some close-ups:

I'd like to enter it to the 'fluttering butterflies' challenge at Lessology.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014


The new case file at CSI, is quite a girly one, and it gave me the inspiration to scrap a photo of myself, taken when I was about 4 years old.
Here's my take on this case file:
My clues to solve the case were:
Scheme - all 5 colors are here.
Evidence - book pages (which I painted with gesso and distress stains), floral pattern, butterflies, leaves, wet medium (lots of mixed media products here - gesso, Lindy's Stamp Gang starbursts, Mr. Huey's mist, distress stains) and mesh.
Testimony - I wrote about me as a child, playing all by myself building an imaginative world of princesses and knights, castles and palaces, and about how I was drifted in my invented world.
I used a sketch from Scrap365:
I was also inspired by Aug moodboard at Scrap Around The World, with it's feminine theme, and the flowers on the lady's shoe:
Papers and most of the chipboards are Crate Paper, I used Creative Embellihsments chipboard, covered with gesso and embossing powders. I've added a StudiouFourteen40 flair.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So silly @ 48

This lo is for 2 challenges, both were very challenging for me and took me out of my comfort zone.
The 1st one is the sketch plus color combo challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking:
The sketch was lovely to work with, but the color combo was so out of my regular colors to work with! I ended up with a flame on my desk... LOL
The 2nd was from Challenge YOUrself, which asked to scrap myself , right now, at my age. Me?! at my age right now?! oh, my! that is what I call a challenge!
I used a photo that was taken a few months ago, when I was playing with my boys at a birthday party we had for the youngest. it was a game where you had to wear funny clothes, in no time, and I look so ridiculous LOL, hence the title - 'So silly @ 48'.
It's a Prima lo, inspired by a workshop by Stacey Young at Pop&Colours #3. 
Prima products I used:
Papers: script pad, Doodle-Deux collection ('Button-up'; Alpha-Bytes'), welcome to Paris collection ('Something about her'), Divine collection ('En L' air").
Other - alphas, wood buttons, flower center, junkyards findings, word sticker, stamps, paper clip and of course - flowers.
I also used Kaisercrafts rub-on,  gesso, modeling paste with masks and lots of mists here - Ayeeda mists from 13arts (chalk yellow amber), Tattered Angels glimmer mist (wheat beer), Mr. Huey's (first kiss, buttercup, gold, sherbet, warm calico, cameo, real red). the chipboards sign and numbers were coverd with gesso and then with a few coats of black UTEE, and I stamped the numbers with a script stamp. I added some cheeseclothe here and there.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Small Gifts

Sharing my take on Aug challenge at Once Upon A...Sketch, with this beautiful sketch and awesome theme to journal about the men in our lives:
The photo is of my darling boys, and the title says, in Hebrew: Small Gifts. it's the title of very beautiful Israeli song, and I used the lyrics for my journaling. In free translation it says: "Small gifts, someone sent me small gifts, shards of light, circles of faith; Small gifts, someone sent me small gifts, like the strength to accept what we don't have, what we have. what else can I ask for."
I also goes for the chevrons challenge at Frosted Designs.
I used my Aug Counterfeit Kit, with StudioFourteen40 flairs, Petaloo flowers, and Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst and magical. I also used Cheery Lynn Design doily die.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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