donderdag 26 april 2012

Second reveal Swirlydoos

Today I would like to share some more projects that are made with Swirlydoo's April
*Whispers of Spring kit.*
I tell ya... This was my FAVOURITE  kit ever
(I do keep hearing myself saying that every month tho)
I absolutely LOVE the Prima Marketing Almanac line, and have enjoyed and used up every little scrap I had.
I can not share everything just yet, but will eventually.

and some close ups.

I loved those gorgeous Chipboard elements.

I did some free hand-stitching

These roses are handmade after a tutorial that Pascale shared in the Swirlydoo's forum.
You can find that amazing tutorial right HERE
Leave her a line, I'm sure she will apreciate it.

My next project is a card on which I challenged the ladies in the forum (and myself) to use PP ONLY
So no pre-made embellishments at all. The only thing they could use was,
 PP, 1 color of ink and a piece of string.

It was so hard to not add a bit of lace or pearls.

But... I could let myself go with the next project. Lace and pearls all over.

and some close ups

Left side

Right side

And of course, it can totally turn around.

So far the projects I can share.

Yesterday we had another Card color challenge and I picked the colors
Blue - Green - White and Tan or Brown.
And this is the card I made.

I wanted to make something with texture, so I duck in my first Aid kit and found some gauze bandage and some netting.  
Step by step instructions for this card can be found HERE

That is it for today.
Our DT packages are on it's way and it seams to be another AMAZING kit.

Have a great day everyone.


maandag 9 april 2012

Swirlydoos' April Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' April Kit,
Whispers of Spring,
Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Lisa Valentine'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 Petaloo joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 2 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

I swear to god... this kit is soooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

I got my kit last wednesday and I simply couldn't stop playing with it.
My first page is based on this month's sketch:

and here's my take on it:

For the base of my page I painted a piece of fabric with acrylic paint.

I painted the black background paper with acrylic paint. When it was dry, I sanded it. The stitching is done by hand.

The peach colored flower is hand made after a tutorial by Pascale

The flower is an E-Line flower from Prima. I colored it with distress ink and stamped it with Archival.

My next page is based on this month's Swirly Hues palette and sketch
Here's the sketch:

and here's my page:

And here are some cards I made with this AMAZING kit.

The middle border is really standing out. Too bad the picture doesn't show it that well.

Those little beads, on the side, can slide up and down.

and the last project I have to share:

I really love how this card turned out. In real life it looks sooo much better than a picture could ever show.

I cut 3 strips of paper and added words to it.

attached it to my card with a Tim Holtz Swivel clasp.

That's it for me today. I hope you have enjoyed my projects and picked up an idea or two.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on April 11th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on April 12th. 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.

My special word is : CLUB

The party finishes up back at Swirlydoos blog! Have fun!