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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
One of a Kind Layout with Blue Fern Studios

So excited to share my first project with Blue Fern Studios! When I was asked to join their video education team I was so happy and honored that I could inspire so many of you with new video tutorials! So my first project is a boy’s layout (what else?) with papers from the Sanctuary line and cool chipboards. In my videos I’ll focus on different techniques to alter and cover the chipboards as well as tips and tricks on more fun ways to use them. In this layout I used the Printer’s Bits chipboards both as embellishments and as stencils. It’s an easy techniques that creates an amazing pattern on the paper while covering the chipboard at the same time!! I also added flowers with matching colors and the title. The original title was “One of a Kind” but since my three guys are on the photos I altered the title to “One 2 3 of a Kind” by adding …

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Valentine's Day Coupons Mini Album – Ann Butler's Designs

Wow! I can’t believe January is almost over. I don’t know about you but it has flew by for me. Before we’ll have a chance to blink Valentine’s Day will be here. Here’s a little fast, easy and romantic idea for a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or a friend…a coupons mini album! This is a DT project for Ann Butler’s Designs.A coupons mini album is aa album in which each page has a pocket with a coupon inside. What will be written on the coupon is up to you. You can be romantic, like me, and have coupons for a massage, dinner or xxx if you’re doing it for a friend the coupons can be for a movie, baby sitting for their kids or any other gift you know they’ll enjoy. It can also be a great idea for kids to give to their friends. To create the mini album I used an old LYB decorative edged papers …

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Color

I always thought color is not just color! What I mean is besides being a physical phenomenon of receptors in the eye etc…color is a base for so many things. Color can define us, describe our mood, encourage us or bring us down. it can calm us down or make us scream and it’s everywhere! We are so lucky to see the world in colors (unlike dogs…) and we take it for granted up to a point we don’t even notice it sometimes. Well…I love color and I wanted to create art about it! This art journal page is all about the contrast between what is monochromatic, boring, dreary and tired and the brightness, joy and happiness that is color. Even though there is so much texture, shapes and shades in the background without color something is missing! I created the background with tissue papers and old book pages. Then drew circles with oil pastels and added stenciling with distress …

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Mixed Media Perpetual Calendar with Blue Fern Studios

Before the age of smart phones and computers remembering important dates was difficult, at least for me. In those days I used to create a perpetual calendar that had the months only and I wrote all the birthdays and anniversaries dates so I won’t forget. I decided to create another calendar even though I have all the dates on my phone… This calendar doesn’t end when the year ends. Because it has only months it is perpetual and good for every year. On the front of each page there is the number of the month and on the back there is a place to write all the important events of the month. I created this calendar with the new Blue Fern Studios paper collection Sanctuary and embellished it with different Blue Fern Studios chipboard. Since the chipboard have very intricate designs I didn’t cover them with papers. I used water color pencils and perfect pearls in different techniques. I also …

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Blue fern Studios January Sketch

I was asked to join the Blue Fern Studios video education team this year. I’m so happy because I get to play with their amazing chipboard and papers. My first video tutorial will be on the air next week!  But wait…you can do that too!! Follow this sketch and create a layout with at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard or Blue Fern Studios paper. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketchYou can find the store nearest you HERE. One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard! Go over to the Blue Fern blog and check out all the great layout created by the DT. Another news from Blue fern Studios is the new paper line called Love Story. Check it out… Have fun creating!Einat

Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Caterpillar

Sometimes I have an idea in my head and I know exactly how I want my art journal page to look. But sometimes I come across a sentence I really like and my head starts to sound like Waze…reconfiguring…I suddenly find myself with a new idea that I like even better! This is what happened to this art journal page. I knew exactly what I wanted. A page with a winter feel, dark colors and rain, but then I came across this sentence: ” Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to FLY” it’s a paraphrase of a quote by Barbara Haines Howett and it really spoke to me. Suddenly I saw vibrant colors and butterflies… This art journal page is a little different because there is only partial background and some of the page is blank. It enhances the flow of the page and the feeling that the butterflies are actually flying. I used a …