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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Exploring the ocean beach

Summer is here! All the DT girls in Scrapping Everyday Miracles recently played a really fun game. We had a contest between two groups: the first member in each group designed a layout according to a sketch. Then she passed it on to the next one, who didn’t see the sketch and had only the layout to follow. It was amazing to see how each one had a different interpretation and how the layouts changed as we progressed. The team that won (mine) was the first to complete all the layouts by its members. Here is my layout for the contest: I’ve used the beautiful papers from K & Company Sea Glass that have the most beautiful shades of blue and green. I added all kinds of scraps from my stash including clouds and a surf board. I also created the parasol from pieces of paper and drew flying birds. Don’t forget to enter your project to the SUMMER CONTEST, …

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Published on Prima

What a joy to see another one of my layouts on the prima blog. This layout is full of flowers and not just the kind that grows from the ground. This layout tells the story of two boys that just love to outdoors and watch the flowers bloom. Since I consider them to be my flowers I thought it was appropriate to combine the title with the photos. I used a fun technique on this layout. The photo seems to be embedded in the background paper because the tear in the paper goes on the photo too. The way to do that is to make a cut in the photo and insert the tearinto the photo. Cool, right? Have fun creating! Einat

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Technique Corner: 4-3-2-1 pattern

Layouts with a pattern create an imaginary path for our eyes to move across the page. That creates flow, order and balance in the layout. One of the most popular and easy patterns is descending number of elements. In this layout it’s 4-3-2-1. 4 titles: who says that you have to use only one title per layout? Sometimes adding more than one title helps get the message across in a more fun and colorful way. 3 white circles: I’ve used the background paper to emphasize both the titles and the theme of the layout by circling the word sweet three times with a white pen. 2 flags: use cut out flags in your layout but instead of hanging them create a pole. I’ve created my poles from tooth picks (clean tooth picks LOL). 1 flower: if you want to use rhinestone embellishment I recommend to use one, so it won’t be too dominant on the layout. There is still time …

Monday, June 25th, 2012
Just be you

I recently looked at a few of my projects and realized I hardly ever use the color purple.  Why is that? Since I couldn’t find an answer to that question I decided to create something using shades of purple. I built the easel card on a gray cardstock and added a second layer of patterned paper. For the border I used a Martha Stewart punch and a ribbon. I added a fee handmade spiral flowers, embellishments and a sentiment. I made the stopper a little narrow that usual using the same punch as the border. Created for: Come and get it Pile it on #26 – Make your own embellishments Quirky Crafts #13 – hand made flowers Stamping Scrapping – Bugs Crafty Cardmakers#71 – create your own flowers Papertake Weekly– Bingo: ribbon, die cuts, buttons Creative Card crew 1 butterfly, 2 colors (purple and yellow), 3 words. Divas by Design #40 – to “die” for Paper Play #25 – use …

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Easy Mixed Media

Mixed media is really easy if you use pre-embossed canvas to create resist techniques. All you need to do is cover the canvas with mist, Pan Pastels or distress ink and the pattern pops right up! Even if the canvas is blank resist technique is easy. Just ink a big stamp with embossing ink and let it dry. Then cover the canvas with any medium you like. Now all you need to do is create a mini album! Have fun creating! Einat

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Ins(paper)ation – Trees

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come”. Chinese Proverb My inspiration for this page was the paper itself. When I saw it I knew just the right photo to use. A photo I have been saving for a long time for the right paper. I just didn’t find the right kind of paper for it until I came across this beautiful wood print. This is another DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. I’ve added a transparent frame on the photo and created another “frame” from pieces of distressed papers that were placed under the photo. I’ve added the flags and buttons to insert a little bit of childish atmosphere to the layout. Don’t forget to enter your summer project to the Summer Contest!! Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
101 Flowers Tutorial #16: Duck Tape

Duck Tape? Yes, Duck Tape. In principal you can make a flower of almost any material you want, so why not duck tape? Now it comes in all kinds of colors and patterns  so it’s really fun and not expensive to work with and incorporate it in your projects. Here’s how it’s done: 1.       Cut a long strip of Duck tape. Fold it almost in half, leaving part of the tape’s sticky part exposed. 2.       Start rolling the Duck tape while wrinkling it. If the flower is not big enough you can add another strip and continue rolling and wrinkling. 3.       Add a bead, button or brad as a center. 4.       For a finishing touch add leaves. Have fun creating! Einat

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