woensdag 13 juli 2011

More Swirlydoos!!!!

Today I want to share another card with you which was
created from the July, Vintage Fae kit. I loved that kit so much!
and some close ups:
The Chipboard scalloped circle is a DA piece, which was a gift from Jeni. Thank you girl!
The ornamental frame is from a Tim Holtz Alterations die, (it is on the tag die) and I treated it with some Puffy Paint and gold Paint Dabber.

We announced our first Swirlydoos Blog Hop winner on the Swirlydoos blog.
And I posted my Card tutorial. You can watch it here.

Hope you all get to enjoy a little sunshine. Over here it is rainy.


zaterdag 9 juli 2011

July Tag

First I want to thank everyone who left a comment
on my Swirlydoos projects. I really appreciate that you all taking the time to do so.

This month's tag was rescheduled, because of my DT work.
But here it is:

supplies needed:
Ranger Craft tag - Border stamp (I used a Viva Decor one) Chandlelier stamp -
script stamp - Versa mark or distress embossing ink - Archival ink jet black -
White embossing powder - heatgun - Iridescent medium (Windsor&Newton)
or a pearlized glimmer mist - Distress ink: peeled paint and frayed burlap -
an Aqua mist (I made my own) Glossy Accents - Paint dabber silver -
Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint - Rock Candy Distress stickles -
Stickles: diamond and silver - a doily (4,5#) scrap of lace -
pearls or liquid pearls - Diamond Dust - 2 butterflies - hot glue gun.

Take your borderstamp and ink it up with a clear embossing ink, and stamp your border along the right side of your tag. Poor white embossing powder over it.

Tap it off and heatset it.

Take your Chandlelier stamp and stamp it at the right top of your tag, using Archival ink.
Take an aqua mist, or make your own, by using the next ingredients.

Put 8 drops of Distress re-inker Broken China in your mini mister.

Add a little scoop of Pearl-Ex micro powder, and fill your mister to just above the tiny R (from Ranger) with water. Shake well.

Spritz in a diagonal way over your tag, leave the top right and bottom left blanc.

Heat dry your tag.

Look at all that shimmer... I love it!!!!

Take your peeled paint inkpad and a blending tool.

Ink up the top right corner and bottom left.

Take your 4.5# doily and cut it in half. Make a straight cut...
you will see why in a minute.

Lay one piece over your tag. Make sure the sides are lined up. (mine is a little of, because I didn't cut straight)

Take your script stamp. Ink it up with Archival ink and stamp right over the doily and your tag, something like in the picture above.

When you lift up your stamp you have a great stamped script, on both your doily and your tag. We need that, cause we need to line it up together in a bit.

Take your doily off. Turn it up side down.

I like to recycle, so I cut a box up in little pieces and start to adhere that
to the back of the doily. I added 2 layers.
Sure I could have used foam tape but I didn't.

Glue your doily to your tag, make sure you're lined up with your stamped text.

Mix some Iridescent medium, water and a little amount of metalic silver paint.

Get the inside circle of your doily covered up with it. Heat set it and add some Frayed Burlap distress ink to age your doily.

Add, randomly, some drops of Glossy Accents to your tag.

Add some Diamond Dust (glas glitter) to the top and bottom of your doily. I used Glossy Accents to stick the glass down.

Cut out 2 sizes Butterflies. Cover them in a nice layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and let it dry.
Once dried, I rubbed some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink into the cracks of the wings.
And I even added a thin layer of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

Look at that texture.

Glue your little butterfly on top of the bigger one.

I took a small thread and made some knots in the ends. Using this for antenna's

Glued the antenna's to the back of the butterflies.

Secured them with a little scrap of paper. Set your butterflies aside for later use.

Take a scrap of lace and a little bit of Silver metallic paint.

Cover your lace with the paint, but let the original color of the lace, shine through a bit. Let it dry.

Take your hot glue gun and glue the butterflies in place, onto your doily.

and a close up

Glue your painted lace at the bottom of your tag and add some pearls, or liquid ones.

Also place some little pearls onto your stamped Chandlelier. I added some diamond stickles to the candles.

Put a row of silver stickles on your stamped border.

We are almost done now....

Look at the dimension

Now for the final touch:

Write the word July on a piece of paper. Distress it and ink the edges.
I glued my written *JULY* to a little piece of wood, which I also treated with some silver metallic paint. Glue it to your tag. And you are done.

Hope you enjoyed this month's calender tag.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Watch the Swirlydoos Blog.
The winner of the Blog Hop will be announched on july 12th.


dinsdag 5 juli 2011

*Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!*

Welcome to Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!
If you've arrived here from Angelica's blog, then you are on the right track! If you are one of my regular followers then head on over to the Swirlydoos Blog and join in the fun!

LONG, Photo Heavy Post!!!

I was so excited to get my first Swirlydoos kit!!!
It was JAM PACKED with awesome GORGEOUSNESS!!!!
And I absolutely LOVED working with it.
Krissy really knows, how to please a girl!! She always create the BEST kits!!!

Okay, on to my projects.
First up is a page, after this month's sketch, that our own
DT Sketch artist Beggahuna created for the July kit.
here's the sketch:

And here's my page:

I flipped the sketch to the left.

and my second page:

next up card 1 and 2:

My 3rd page with this amazing kit:

card 3-4 & 5

my last layout:

And finally, my last card, which is also the one I'll do
a step by step photo tutorial on. Make sure you watch the Swilydoos Blog
I'll announce there, when my tutorial is posted in the tutorial section of the Swirlydoos forum.
here's the card:

That was my part so far. I hope you liked it.

REMEMBER, to qualify for the grand prize you need to:
1) visit all of the blogs, including Swirlydoos, in order to qualify.
2) Be sure to leave a comment and become a follower of each blog (if you haven't already). This way we know that you have joined in the party!
3) Stop by Swirlydoos Facebook page and Like Us!

All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the awesome Swirlydoos Store!!!

Now head on over to Lisa's blog to see some more incredible creations with Swirlydoo's Vintage Fae kit. Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on July 12th. Good luck and thank you for joining us!!