woensdag 10 juni 2015

Swirlydoos May kit projects.

Oh my gosh.... This kit is so, beyond words, gorgeous!
The colors are making you long for hot summer days, an ice cold ice tea and a lovely barbecue.
At least that's the mood this kit gives me.
These will be my last projects for Swirlydoos as a designer.
I wanna thank Krissy, for giving me the opportunity, to design for
The BEST KITCLUB there is. For her support and friendship.
I need a break to get my health back and get some things sorted out in my personal life.
But I still will be around there, cause... These ladies over (t)here are like family.
I love ya all savages!
 I also wanna say Thank You, to my dear friends and fellow DT members. You are the best!!!
Now on to my projects with the May kit...... My first page is based on the May sketch.
Isn't that a gorgeous sketch?
I wanted it to keep it pretty basic, cause I had this picture of my grandson, that I wanted to use.
Waking Up 
 here are some close up's:

 I twisted some flower-wire into a flourish., and I added some tiny beads to the mint flower that came in the Main Kit.
 For the first part of my title, I used the alpha stickers that came in the Main Kit, I inked them up using Archival ink in Potting Soil and in Black Jet. Then I added some doodling using a white gel pen.
The left the second part of the title alone, just raised them by glueing tiny pieces of chipboard to the back. I did a minimum bit of stenciling and added some Inka Gold. The gold splatters were made my watering down some Ranger Gold paint dabber.
Be your own kind of beautiful
When my daughter send me this picture of my grandson, I had a big grin on my face!
I just love his "morning hair do" And when I saw the text on one of the papers in the kit, I thought it was a perfect fit. Here are some close up's:

I used the stencil that came in the Mediums AddOn, and some splashing circles using Distress Stain in Antique Linen.

The DA chipboard came from my stash, which was a special Swirlydoos order. The chipboard first got a layer of Gesso and while still wet, I sprinkled embossing powder over it, in 2 different shades of blue. Then I added some Archival ink (Jet Black) in random spots.

Here's a better detailed look.

I used one of the chipboard frames that came in the Main Kit. Gesso-ed it and added some tiny little rhinestone stars, which were colored black with a permanent marker. The lovely blue pearl flourish was a gift from Rae, I wrote my journaling on the tag and slide it into a pocket which I made from the paper bag, the Mediums AddOn came in. The flower is handmade from a silky fabric.

 Bits and pieces, tucked in. A little looping with some twine, some lace, and I liked the way it came together.
Tutorial card/ Thinking of you
You can find a step by step photo tutorial, for this card, right here---->> TUTORIAL
And my last project: Just for you
 And I really mean, for YOU!
To thank you for putting up with my (Always) Photo -heavy posts and for your ever so lovely comments.
Here are some close up's:
 I started out with a black card, which I stamped with Ranger's Pigment Inkpad in Glacier White. I really love this ink. I think it is the best white inkpad out there.
 Some thread which I colored with glimmermist and topped off with a button and some messy black thread.
 I only spritzed the chipboard frame with a pink glimmermist, and gosh... It is so gorgeous in real life.
I also die cut some flowers out of fabric (Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals die) and stamped on a few of them with Archival ink (Jet Black)
The metal chain comes from an old necklace, and the button is a left-over from a jacket.
These were my projects, I hope I got you somehow inspired.

zaterdag 30 mei 2015

Swirlydoos Saturday Card tutorial - using their Gorgeous May collection.

Hi everyone,
Today I’d like to share my latest card with you, and show you how it came together.

Here we go:

The base of my card was cut, from double folded cardstock, at 5.7/8 x 5.7/8 The fold is on the left.

Then I cut 2 strips. The teal one was cut at 1 x 5.7/8 The white legder strip was cut at 0.3/4 x 5.7/8 and was torn in half, like in the picture.

Then this beautiful piece of paper was cut at 5.3/8 x 5.7/8

The sides were distressed using the Ingvild Bolme distressing tool.

I glued the teal strip at the top of the base card. Then I glued the floral paper.

The white ledger strip, (which was torn in half) I used one piece at the top, and I flipped the other one and glued it at the bottom.

Then I randonmly tored a strip of white corrugated cardstock and glued it in place. Then cut off the excess.

This little tag was cut at 3 x 1.1/2. I rounded the bottom corners, and made a hole with my Crop-A-Dile.

With the Prima stamp that came in the Main kit, I stamped randomly over the corrugated cardstock, using Archival in Potting Soil. A wonderful brown color.

Then I wrapped some cording around the entire front of my card, and knotted it on the inside of the card. This gives me the opportunity to add an extra little something on the inside of the card. Either stapled to the thread or with a safety pin, etc.

Then I took one of the Chipboard frames (god how much I love these) and started adding 2 layers of Gesso.

While the Gesso was still wet I sprinkled some of the micro beads (these came in the Medium AddOn)

I love how multi colored these are.

And OH MY…. (these are old) I took 2 pink, Prima Marketing E-Line flowers…

Added a litle Gesso on them and sprinkled some micro beads on top.

I glued the big flower first, like so

Then I ran into the problem that I really needed to raise my chipboard frame. So I glued a few pearls to the back of the frame and let it dry for 10 minutes. Time to drink a cup of coffee.

Then I glued the frame into place and placed an acrylic stamping block on top to make sure the frame would stick to the flower and background. I let this dry for another 10 minutes.

From the cord that came in the Main kit: I wrapped it around my fingers, to form a bow, and stapled it in the middle.

When I was sure my frame was nicely adhered, I gently distressed the edges of the tag and slided it right under the frame, like so. I did add 2 layers of foamtape to the bottom half of the tag. This forms a nice platform to stamp.

Then I glued the other flower and bow in place. To cover up the staple I added a rhinestone, which came in the Main kit.

From my stach I selected a small piece of lace (beige colored)

and glued the lace on the left side along the strip of corrugated cardstock. I added some more rhinestones at the left top and bottom right. Lastly I stamped my sentiment using Archival ink in Coffee and Black Jet.

And that’s it. I so love the colors in this kit. All I want to do is make lots and lots of Happy cards!
I hope you do too!
Have a lovely weekend!

donderdag 7 mei 2015

My projects with Swirlydoos April Kit.

Hello everyone. Today it is my turn to share my projects which were made with the April kit.
We had some huge delay, with product coming in, so we are not on our regular schedule.
Anyway... I need to warn you, cause this post is photo heavy!
When my kit came in, I started on the sketch (shown above) right away.
I did mirrored it and left the center piece without a picture.
This sketch is so gorgeous.

The buttons are wood buttons from my stash, which I sprayed with the pink shimmer that came in the Medium AddOn. The metal lamp post came in a previous Swirlydoos kit.

I added a few layers of lace to the bottom of the page and used up some older Prima flowers. The chipboard pieces you see here are from a special, Dusty Attic order. It was a gate chippie which I cut apart.

The ornate scroll was treated with Dimensional paint and while that was still wet, I sprinkled some of the glitter on it. Both the paint and glitter came in the Medium AddOn.

Here's a mix of flowers. Some came in the kit, some in previous kits and there are some handmade flowers as well. The leaves, is a Magnolia die, I LOVE this die, and I used the paper that came in the kit, do diecut the leaves. Then sprayed them with an olive color spray.

The little blue flowers are handmade. I first sprayed white cardstock with a light blue mist and then punched 2 flowers, inked them up, added stamens and stacked them together, using Beacon 3 in 1.

On this center piece, which is actually a Prima marketing box (wood embellies) I added some PP and a little piece of canvas, which is a little raised. I'm planning on doing a little journal album, which will be hold by the white twine. And then using a picture of the Dutch ladies, which I crop with.

 Here you can see the dimension this page has.
Enjoying the Spring sun.
I sooooo loved that border on the left side. It was on one of the papers and I just had to fussy cut it.

There were also some flourish designs which I fussy cut, and to get even more of these... I traced them with a pencil a cut out quit a bunch.
The stenciled crackle was made using a crackle stencil of course, but the colored goop, is Gesso mixed with the glitter from the Medium AddOn.

When you look closely to the right bottom you can see 1 of the Transperant Bo Bunny Doilies.
And ohhhh how much I love these butterflies!!!!!!!

 Here another Bo Bunny doily and a gorgeous Butterfly by one of our DT member, ANGELICA.
She sells them on her Etsy shop, and so much more. It is so worth to pay her a visit
Cutie Pie
I had so much fun with this page. Lots of playing with mist, stamps, stencils.... love that. And of course That smiling face of my little grandson.

I loved the metal fence that came in the Main Kit, just gave it a coat of white Gesso.
The stamping you see in the background are some older Prima clear stamps, and a Kaisercraft stamp.

A few years back, doodling was one of a thing, your layout couldn't do without. And to be honest I loved it then, and still use this technique. Again, I used some older Prima flowers and some handmade ones.

Some more handmade flowers. The doily came in a previous Swirlydoos kit, and If I'm not mistaken.... this is from Melissa Francis or Martha Stewart.... I'm not complete sure.

 The title was made from a Prima Marketing sticker sheet, that came in a previous kit. The capitals, are just plain wood feneer alpha's which you can probably buy in any craftstore.
Blanco card 
 If you only could see this in person.
I really put my heart into this card and I love how it came out
 The little resin came in a previous Swirlydoos kit. The frame was printed on one of the papers in the kit and I just fussy-cut it out.
 Love how dimensional this card is. The (olive colored) paint is by Dusty Attic. I just put a blob on my finger and spread it on the edges
 I did some stenciling and inking and then by using glossy accents, I splattered it in the center of the frame. The rose is handmade out of fabric and treated with some Iridescent Medium.
Also in the Main Kit there comes white seambinding ribbon. I colored mine by spraying it with an olive color mist and then I added some Distress paint (Shabby Shutters) this gives it a really nice sturdy feel to it.
I hope you enjoyed watching my projects.