Key to my heart

I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Limor Webber and see her in action! As a designer and teacher my self I always enjoy and appreciate being inspired by a fellow scrapper. Here’s my interpratation to a layout created by Limor.  I used Prima’s beautiful papers, metal embellishments, flowers and little trinkets from my treasure box. I especially love the metal keys I added (thanks dear Ola) to compliment the layout’s title.   This layout has it all…a lot of layers, hidden surprises and many techniques: distressing, inking, fine cutting, stamping and taring. I also used techniques such as adding gesso accents and embossing the metal with the great Lindy’s Stamp Gang two tone embossing powder.   Have fun creating! Einat

You and Me

Taking part in Prima’s BAP is always fun and it’s even better when my layout is featured in their blog! In this layout I used a few mix media techniques that gave it more dimension and texture. I used  two kinds of circles masks. I started with molding paste to create white raised dots on the background. Then I added more dots using two colors of distress ink and a mask. I sprayed the layout with glimmer mists to add a little more color. I also stamped the backgorund with brown distress ink to add even more depth to the layout. I used two copies of the same photo, onein color and the other in blck and white and then I added embellishments like ribbons and flowers. Finally I added a title and inked the edges of the layout. Have fun creating! Einat

Technique Corner – Flow with it!

Creating movement on a page is really easy. The best way is to avoid corners and squares and design a layout with flowy shapes such as waves , swirls or circles. This layout is all about circles! circles of all sizes and materials. I wanted to create a flowy layout to echo the flow of water in the photos.   To create that I cut the photos into circles and added different round embellishments to complete the look. I put all of the elements on my layout in two opposite corners, like two river banks.   Have fun creating!Einat

Technique Corner: Fine Cutting

My students say I’m crazy. They say if there is no fine cutting in a project it’s not Einat’s class.My crafty friends say it’s impossible to find a project of mine that has no fine cutting in it.And I say…I love cutting! When I look at a patterned paper I see exactly that…patterns, patterns that I can cut and use in a project! Fine cutting is not that scary! Here are a few tips: 1. Start with big patterns and after a little practice work your way to more complicated shapes. 2. Use small scissors or scissors that you can hold comfortably and move easily in small corners or turns. 3. Play with what you cut – ink it, embellish it or give it dimension. 4. Fine cutting is a great way to maximize your leftovers and scraps. Have fun cutting stars, flowers, birds, abstract shapes and more,sometimes you can find just the right embellishment in a patterned paper!   Have fun …

Zippers…more than you thought

The hottest trend these days is mixed media. It’s basically a form of creation that combines different medias in one creation. The fun thing about it is that anyone can give it their own interpretation, meaning mix the materials they like. Here’s a mixed media layout mixing scrapbooking papers and sewing zippers. I rarely create a layout about myself but this one seemed appropriate. This layout was created before zippers were in fashion and you could find zippers heads with printed words on them. I got them from a sewing store one day and decided to finally use them.   I created the flowers by twisting the zipper in a spiral and adhering it with hot glue.The leafs were also created from zippers.   Have fun creating! Einat

Maximize your supplies – Use your scraps!

Use your scraps! It’s good for the environment, it’s good for the pocket and it’s good for the soul (because it’s less clutter….). Here’s a layout I created from scraps and left over materials.                             Here are all the tips for creating a layout like that… 1. When you use leftover materials, the biggest problem will probably be the letters. Some of them were already used and you have to use what you have or mix up a few types of letters. This is why I started this layout from the title. When I was sure I had a fun title I picked my paper and my photo.                         2. Pick a paper that has a theme or build in embellishments, this way you will not have to add a lot of extra stuff. 3. I …

Photography Tips – Getting Silly with it

We always take nice proper photos with a nice background or a captivating close up. We make sure they are interesting, beautiful and of course scrapbooking suitable! How about taking some funny photos? I have to say it was not my idea, it was my kids’. They took the camera and started having fun by putting a plastic bag over my head and taking pictures. It was really funny and I played along! I also created a whimsical, fun and colorful layout   If scrapbooking is all about telling stories about our daily lives what better way to capture all those family precious moments with funny, goofy and silly photos. They can show that hidden wild side in dad, all the funny things your son likes to do or even or even bring out the inner child in grandma. So try to have fun with your photos and get silly with it! Have fun creating!Einat

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