dinsdag 27 maart 2012

Swirlydoos Presents...........

I soooooooooo desperately want to go......... sigh!!!!!!

You can find all the information HERE

Make sure to order your spot in this class ASAP.

zondag 25 maart 2012

a delayed second reveal

It fell out on me, after I loaded my projects to the Swirlydoos gallery and Sb.com.
Hate it when that happens.
My second project reveal with my Swirlydoos French Quarter kit, was suppose to go live on friday, but then again... no internet. Sorry!
I need to split up my second reveal in 2 parts, cause I made so many projects with that kit.
So... here we go: second reveal part 1.

So Pretty

This page came together during cleaning up my scraps for my next project. I ALWAYS, clean up, before I start a new page or card. Putting everything back in the plastic packaging, the kit came in. and when I was putting it back in the plastic, all my scraps fell in place and I thought... oh that doesn't look bad... so... that's how this page was born. lol
Here are some close ups:

The tissue paper (on the left) came in the kit too. I scrumbled it and pleated it on the left side. I love how the burlap looked on the black velvet and decieded to leave it there. Added an old jeans button and some ball-chain.

I was curious if my border punch would work with velvet paper... I did add a thin cardstock, cause I was affraid the fibers in the velvet paper would tore, and punched through both layers.

I loved the little WhatNot cards, that came in the kit, and this one was a perfect fit fot this page. Added some fun stitching and some gesso.

My next project came together, the same way the above page did.
It is a wall hanging, on which I didn't spend too much time.

I colored some seambinding with Distress ink (peeled paint) for another project, and had this, left over. I added a line of hot glue and just dropped it on there, for a stem. love the outcome.

Added some stiching and did some fussy cutting.

Birthday wishes

The Glitz *French Kiss* WhatNot cards that came in the kit, are just perfect to make quick cards. I added some layers of (scraps) paper and some stitching.

Blanco card

This cute little birdcage card (WhatNot) was distressed using Ingvild Bolme's distressing tool and I inked the edges with distress ink.
The flower is hand made, from some fabric that I had.

You are invited.

Again I used a WhatNot card. I added some stitching to it, and made it the center of my card. The seambinding was colored with Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar Distress ink.

And this is my last project for today...

Me at 41

The fabric I used on this page... Well I just have sewn (sp) new curtains for my livingroom and I saved the leftovers and used them on my page.

The roses are made form Tim Holtz's pinecone die.

The big flower was made using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die. I also added a few layers of the tissue paper that came in the kit. The little flowers are made from some scrap fabrics, and that beautiful watch embellie came in the kit also. loved it!!!!

here you can see the dimension of the flower even better.

I did some hand stitching. I first hand draw a flourish on a piece of acrylic. Layed it over my page and poked my holes. Then I stitched them with a pink/coral color thread and because I wasn't quit happy with the result, I stitched it again with a thin black thread.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and picked up some trics from it.

Have a lovely Sunday!!!


dinsdag 13 maart 2012

Swirlydoos' MarchKit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' MarchKit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Glitz Design's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 2 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun and a 3rd manufacturer offering a prize!! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!
Along with this BEAUTIFUL March, *French Quarter* kit, came this month's sketch:

When I saw this sketch, I immediately wanted to work on it, and here's how it turned out:

I painted my DA pieces with Irridescent Medium (Windsor & Newton) to give it MEGA shimmer. The roses are made from Tim Holtz's pinecone die.

I used lots of the negatives from the DA chippies and here I used it as a frame. Got it covered in Glossy Accents and micro beads.

When I saw that big black flower in the kit, I fell in love... It is so beautiful IRL. The burlap comes in the kit too.

Rae Is our hostess this month for the SWIRLYHUES challenge, and she put together this Storyboard:

And here's my example page:

To create the background I first started to add Gesso. I colored it with Distress Ink. When it was dry I added Glossy Accents and sprinkled some Glitter Glass on it. I also added Puffy Paint, which I colored with Distress ink.

Covered my DA chippie in Glossy Accents and sprinkled it with micro beads.

This kit is so versatile. The lovely Glitz Whatnot's have both feminine and masculine cards in it, and here's a card I made, with the masculine
Whatnot cards.

That big clip, is from an old back-pack. I thought it looked pretty cool on this card.

That's it for today, I'll post the rest of the projects I made, later this month with my second reveal.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on March 15th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on March 16th.
In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is : CAN

The party continues over at Petaloo's blog. Have fun!


zaterdag 10 maart 2012

March SwirlyHues Challenge

Hello Everyone!!
Today is the reveal of the Swirlydoos March Swirlyhues Challenge.
I used Swirlydoos March kit, that has yet to be revealed....so you're getting a pretty BIG sneak.
Reveal will be on March 13th. Be sure to come back and play along in the blog hop!! Here's my SwirlyHues page:
(Detail pics will be posted on reveal day)

This months palette was put together by our ever sweet ever talented Rae.
Some of the rules have changed. One being the sketch is optional. For the rules and other DT layouts please visit the Swirlydoos Blog.
This challenge is open for Everybody, So.... Come play along!!!!!


dinsdag 6 maart 2012

Swirl-A-Palooza part 2

Just a quick post today, since I have to get busy with a new card for Swirlydoos Card Adventure. Tiffany had created a birdhouse tut for us. I din't had a birdhouse on hand, so I created my own house.
I had LOTS of match sticks left from my Blending Foam Storage Binder, so I used them to create the windows. Added some Puffy paint for texture.
This fence was also created using match sticks and believe me, that was a heck of a job!!!! lol.
Vicky made a Peony tutorial, and I really tried my very best, but they didn't came out the way I wanted.
These are made of water color paper.
And these were made using the cheaper cardstock and PP.

Then my last project.... Rae made an AWESOME mini using Prima packaging.
I couldn't get to all my saved packaging, but made my pages from a previous Swirlydoos kit.
I did some masking and misting and made some tuck in flaps here and there.
After some misting I flipped my Glimmer screen over and stamped with it.
I think that this was the fastest mini I ever did. I'm going to add pictures of my February projects (pocket size) because this February was a special (projects wise) month. I did my first video tutorial.. lol So I want to journal a bit about it.

I better get going, cause the Swirly savages are awaiting something from me today.

Have a great day everyone.