December 31, 2011

My inspiration

i want to write a couple of lines about what inspires me. There are endless sources of inspiration on the web. I regularly visit quite a few websites and blogs, and i always find something great. While i can appreciate many styles, there are a few that appeal to me more than the rest.
Today i will mention two of my absolute favorites:

Kelly Perkey has this graphic, modern, colorful, original style that i absolutely adore.  If you haven't been to her blog, go there now-
Kelly Perkey's blog

I discovered Nichol Magouirk through Two peas in a Bucket (another great place for ideas), her layouts always have perfect composition, she's master stamper, and thanks to her i go to sleep every night dreaming of buying the Silhouette Cameo... On her post today she shares her favorite layouts of 2011, and they are all great.

Have a happy new year!

December 30, 2011

Create the world you want to see

I had a great time creating this layout. The picture was taken in a park in Vienna, and i just couldn't believe the photo i managed to get. I'm so happy i bought these sunglasses for my husband!




I created the background with a die i cut on my Cricut, and used Mr. Huey's sprays in warm calico and clay to get the "negative" of the die on my paper.

This was my first time using buttons! i'm not such a huge fan of them (though i've seen great things with buttons done by others), but i recently got this set with my december kit from Studio Calico, and it fit perfectly to my colour scheme.
The leaf border is from Amy Tan (also came with the december kit from SC).
I cut the flowers using the new Hero Arts stamp and die set.

The word sticker is from Cosmo Cricket, the date stamps are an Ali Edwards set for Technique Tuesday. The camera stamp is from my new favorite set love struck.

December 28, 2011

Trying to catch the waves. On camera, that is...


Here is a layour i made with a couple of photos i really like. They were taken a few years ago, at the Haifa beach in Israel, while i was taking a basic photography class... So instead of lying on the sandy beach, the man had to kick and splash water around so i could practice!
The layout  design is from a sketch by Kelly Perkey, in her great online class-Sketchpad.

Supplies:
paper- ebony (Bazzil), kraft core (Coredinations), whales (Echo Park Splash)
thickers from Studio Calico (American Craft)
Mr. Huey's-clay, white, shine
washi tape from K& company and Amy Tan
stamps-hounds tooth (Hero Arts), stamp&die cut (Sizzix and Hero Arts)