maandag 29 april 2013

Second reveal Swirlydoos

Hello there,
Today I'm going to share my last projects, I made with Swirlydoos April kit.
This kit was so super gorgeous and I still have some papers left.
Krissy always packs our kits with the most gorgeous stuff!
This page is based on this month's sketch, which is absolutely amazing.

 I wanted lots of dimension on this page and this beautiful Prima paper has such a beautiful center that I wanted to raise it. The butterfly was actually in my way (of the plan I had) so I cut half of it, with my craftknife to pop up the wing.
 In this picture you can see how high the center part is raised of the background.
 I was so in love with the Prima wood embellishments that came in the kit.
The easily fit on every page.
 And look at that gorgeous Merci flower... so so pretty!
 I also loved those awesome "stitches" stickers. They are perfect for adding some details.
 I found this shell kind of thingie in a floral shop and thought that it was a great base for my flowers.
Get Well.
 For this card I used up some of the scraps I had left, and even some things that came in previous Swirlydoos kits.
 Remember these Prima Got flowers? Yes they are old. I've been hoarding them for quit some years.
 I glued some metal ball chain underneath the flowers, hanging down toward the sentiment.
 Just some fun detail.
 I highlighted the place where I wanted my sentiment to go. I used Gesso to do so.
These are some flowers from the previous kits. Also those satin rhinestone leaves.
And my last project with the April kit, is also my Round Robin layout.
This layout need some explaining though, so ............ here we go:
 BARE with me!!! My printer died, so I had to come with a solution.
This page might be silly to you, but it means so much to me. I'll explain a bit.
Seeing my daughter being pregnant and me becoming a grandma, gets me mushy all the time!
Whilst doing some gardening this week, I found this little baby doll, all covered up in mud.
This is one of the dolls my daughter used to play with.
I gave it a nice warm bath and whilst doing so, I got a bit emotional (can't be preggers hormones)
and well, long story short... I decided to use it for a page. To closure the childhood of my daughter
and to celebrate the new baby to be born. I'm really looking forward to it. (hence the title)
The big doily represents the womb, where he is savely growing. The (sun) bursting:
represents the birth and the joy he will be giving us (2 way thinking)
The colored voile and cotton balls, stands for the love he will be surrounded with.
In the Netherlands we have a saying: laying him in cotton balls, which means something like: 
Treat a person with all the love you have in you and nursing over him. Make sure he feels loved.
The distressed edges rubbed with gesso, stand for the raw diamont that needs to be polished, which
means, raising him up to a sweet caring boy. The messy thread behind the flowers... he hee....
stands for the fizzles/crazyness (I know that for sure) he will give his mom. Topped off with a flower,
which means, for every problem is a solution and with patience, it will be all good in the end.
So here's my page:
Looking Forward Meeting You!
 Do I have you in stitches??? LOL

 Some more Prima Got flowers.

 I colored my voile with 1 drop of Stormy Skye Distress reinker and some Iridescent Medium.

 To keep all those sunburst/banner looking strips of paper in place, I glued beads underneath them.

I added some gesso with my palet knife and gave the Prima alpha sticker a Iridescent edge.
My May kit is already waiting for me. And once again... an amazing kit.
We will ofcourse have a Reveal - Blog Hop, so.... watch this space or even better......
Go to Swirlydoos and say Hi

maandag 15 april 2013


Welcome to Swirlydoos' April Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

***Hello Beautiful***

If you came here from Miranda'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 !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

My first project I'd like to share with you, is also this month's Anatomy page.
I did a step by step photo tutorial on it, which can be found HERE
16 weeks
This page has a "Fold Open" element on it. 
 Here it is opened up. I left the inside blanc, for my daughter to journal.
 On the top I added randomly, some acrylic paint using a spatula. I also added some masking to give it more interest.
I cut out the doily from Prima, Lyric Buttons, packaging and added the Kaisercraft pearls.
 I painted that gorgeous Blue Fern Chipboard piece with Distress Stain in Antique Linen and pounched some Pearlex bright gold powder on it.
The Prima  wood flower embellishment was painted with acrylic paint and adorned with a Kaisercraft pearl.
 here you see some Prima Lace flowers and wood embellishments, which were painted using Distress Paint (Bundled Sage) and sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist.
 This doily is also from Prima, Lyric Buttons, packaging and again, adorned with Kaisercraft pearls.
The rubon border at the bottom is from Kaisercraft and the lace trim is by Petaloo.
The black stickers are by SRM-Stickers.
And some more Prima Lace flowers, Lyric Button, and wood Embellishments.
All products used on this page came in the Swirlydoos Main Kit.
Except of course, the paints and mists I used.
 I have 2 more cards to share with you today.
 For my sentiment spot I used another SRM sticker which came in the Main Kit.
I sprayed it with some vintage brown/gold and added a Kaisercraft rubon (from my stash)
Also the 2 border stickers are by SRM, and as you can see, they hold very well on fabric too.
The lace and twill ribbon are by Petaloo.
  I added a butterfly rubon and some pearls (both by Kaisercraft)
 Another awesome Prima Lace flower and their wood embellishments.
And my last card.
 These wings and ornamental plate, can be found on 1 of the papers in the Main Kit.
I just cut it out and traced the lines using Puffy Paint.
I added some tiny ball chain on the left side, underneath the wing.
The lace - pearls - trim and stickers all came in the Main Kit.
 The silver rhinestone looking trim, and flowers came from my stash.
I hope you liked the projects I made, with this super gorgeous kit.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 4/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 4/18. 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 REALLY 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, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : IT

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

dinsdag 9 april 2013

Guest Designer @ Ingvild Bolme blog

Oh my gosh you guys....
I'm soooooo Excited and super Honored that my work is
featured on Ingvild Bolme's blog

(Thank you so much Ingvild)

She's is featuring the works of some Amazing crafters, who are as much in love with Ingvild's
products, as I am, and have done AMAZING projects.
 And well.... I'm beyond happy, that today I'm one of the lucky duckies, which
has her work featured on Ingvild's Blog.
I love her work so much and admire her for as long as I can remember.
 And gosh...
Look at the amazing products she designs. I think every crafter out there NEEDS
Ingvild Bolme's products!!!

I'm just so sooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!