Friday 27 January 2017

2017 #1 Vibrant Chances {by Keren Baker}

 2017 Topic 1: Pink and Orange

Keren is one of those super-clever people who does minimalist in a maximum way! Well she is super-clever IMO, probably as I am rubbish at white space and the 'less-is-more' style of crafting, so I watch Keren with my green eyes glowing! She keep things super-simple, yet there is actually so many incredible details that are really not as simple as the first glance might suggest.  In this post, Keren allows the focal point to be the star of the show. It is a very clever acetate feature that steals the (I was going to say limelight) but its Pink and Orange light today! 

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Keren here.

It's great to be here on the PA blog tonight. I've chosen to share with you a post incorporating pink and orange in lots of different ways and using acetate to add a different texture yet trying to keep a clean and simple vibe.

To be honest, I got quite stumped with this topic. I sat and mused about how I could use a clever technique to springboard the colours from and then couldn't really come up with anything. It made me think of when I was a teen and turned up to a friends house wearing a similar colour combo..and I won't go into what he said ;-) but actually the colours are so vibrant! I wanted to focus on the stunning new JOFY stamps so went back to basics using an acetate frame in a different way.

I began by painting some stamped acetate using the centre of JOFY51

I've used a mix of translucent and opaque colours to create the combo with Tango, Rose, Sherbet, Prawn & Bougainvillea

Once I'd painted 3 inner flowers on the reverse of the stamped acetate, I used the left over paint sitting on my large acrylic block to smoosh onto some Smoothy Heavyweight cardstock

You can see the height of the acetate frameless frame (ha!) positioned over the seedhead flower from JOFY49

I simply added some very tiny squares of stacked foam pads so the focus is on the flower and not the frame. I thought about putting a diecut frame around the flower, but it would have looked too heavy and the project would lose some of its lightness.

I trimmed out more of the painted inner circles and used them as glossy 'pollen' falling from the flower. I added in some sequins and if you look closely, you'll see some tiny x's made from fineliners in matching colours. 

The leaves had a thin layer of Cheesecake Fresco painted before I added Limelight Fresco on top as I needed something more opaque to help stop the base colours from showing through.

After finishing off the details with some gel pen I added two of the painted acetate circles jutting out from the sides and mounted it onto a base card layer. 

Using these JOFY stamp sets is easy- the hard bit is deciding which ideas to leave behind! The details that you find in the images make designing projects really simple. Adding surprising 'off the page' elements keeps drawing the eye around the project. I want next to create a focused area of colour and using the centre of the flower to make a shaker card with the mini circles cut out and made into shaker movable elements. Do give the colour combination a go, it's such a lively palette and I doubt you'll fail to be uplifted when creating with it! 

Thanks for joining me tonight, hope to see you again soon, 
Keren xx

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See! She never fails to disappoint does our Keren! I love the fallen pollen detail and the sneaky peeks of circles at the edges. Frameless Frames! Who knew! ~ Leandra

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Helen said...

Keren that is gorgeous!

Ruth said...

Simply stunning, love the creative way you've used sections of the stamp...yes LOVE this!! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I adore this Keren! Great use of the Jofy stamps and refreshingly different! Xx 😁

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous card! I love the acetate flower & circles - very clever!

I Card Everyone said...

I am never surprised, and always stunned by the beauty of your projects ... this time? you happen to be using one of MY favorite color combos to boot!!! The colors on acetate are so bright and clean .. Keren, this is exquisite and fun and the same time! you should get 'painty' more often! xx

Julie Lee said...

Lovely project, Keren - so bright and fresh! xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous Keren !

Sarah Anderson said...

Keren this is beautiful. I love the combination of the two stamp sets, and the colourful pollen 😀

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so clever, Keren, the acetate works so well!

PaperArtsy said...

I want your brain in my head? Do-able right??

Keren Baker said...

Bwahahaha! You'd get tired of it pretty quickly. Just ask my husband!

conil said...

Master...that's what Keren is. Those painted acetate circles are delightful.

Shabneez said...

Love the out of the box way the stamps have been showcased by Keren, especially those frameless frames.

Linda said...

This is stunning .... love the colours, and the acetate layer is genius. What a great way to showcase the new JOFY stamps xx

Linda said...

This is stunning .... love the colours, and the acetate layer is genius. What a great way to showcase the new JOFY stamps xx

JoFY said...

o.m.g Keren that is such a great project! awesome - and to use the flower centre on top of a different flower!!! WHAAT! Brilliant! thank you for making my stamps look so fantastic!
Could Leandra & I maybe timeshare inside your head please!?

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant (repeat) brilliant idea! This looks amazing!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant (repeat) brilliant idea! This looks amazing!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Keren. I love what you have done.

And as for the secret peeks :)

~amy~ said...

absolutely WOW

Wendy Mallas said...

Oh wow! How gorgeous is that? The white space makes the acetate twinkle. Love it. 😍 X

Kaz Hall said...

Such a Lovely project xx

Mac Mable said...

Clever, clever, clever. Would never have thought to pop a different shape in acetate over the stamped image...Thank you for the amazing inspiration x