Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More with the Swiryldoos Artful Blues Kit

Happy hump day! I'm sharing today a layout and a card I made using the February Kit, Artful Blues.

 I loved that Krissy was able to get in two shades of blue and some grayish brown. So for this layout I wanted to use the darker shades and do a some layering.
 For the BFS chipboard I painted it with a heavy white gesso giving it some texture. Then just misted and dabbed on a bit of Sorbet Dimensional Paint that came in the Mediums add-on.

 This is a close-up of the cluster in the upper right corner. I used one of the die cut frames and sayings from the embellie kit. The butterflies are from my etsy shop and you can find them here  at Little Scrap Shop.

 I'm not the greatest at making cards. But sometimes I get an itch to work on a smaller scale. After working with the dark brown and blues I wanted to use lighter tones.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a creative rest of the week!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb. Blue Fern Studios Projects

Hello friends! I'm happy to be here today to share three layouts I created using the beautiful new collection, Love Story. This is collection is so pretty and versatile. Some of the papers have vibrant bold colors and others are more subtle. Good for those shabby pages!

My first layout is based on the February Sketch. I used the lightest paper, The Grand Ball, for the base of my page and the Calling Card paper. I did some masking and used the little stars on the Forever Stamp for some texture. The Mystic Dragonflies are from my Etsy Shop.

I painted the Boston Lattice, Love, and Heart Set with heavy gesso. For the negative part of the heart I stamped with the Texture Stamp 1 when the gesso was still wet. It left a nice impression of the honeycombs. Once all the pieces were dry I did some misting for some color.

 
For my second page I want to use a whole different color combo from the sketch page. The reds and greens in the True Harmony paper is gorgeous.  I also used the Twenty One paper for layering. I painted the Brick Panel chippy with gesso and stucco paste. Then rubbed some ink on the raised texture. You can also find the Prismatic Butterflies in my little scrap shop.

 For the Cherish chippy I just painted it red and added glitter so it can pop from the page.


Finally, for my third page I've been waiting for the perfect time to use the Brown Eyed Girl Chippy.
The colors that I had in mind worked just right with the Sweet Song, Concerto, and Calling Card papers. I cut a bit off the end of the Beaded Strings chippy. I used my customer favorite butterflies, Vintage Petite Glasswings.


 
Thank you for visiting! I hope that I've inspired you!
 
 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club February Scrapbook Kit Reveal

Welcome to:

February Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Swirlydoos' blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to 
Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful February collection:

Artful Blues


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our February scrapbook kit! 


 
Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any January kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*
 

 Never miss one of our kits again!
 
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
 
 
The flower Add-on came with these beautiful large flowers. So, I made a shadow box frame using a canvas.
 
This layout is based on the monthly sketch. I just added a a little more to the top and used only one photo.
 
 
 Feb. Sketch
 

You have until midnight, eastern time, February 13th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 2/16.  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. 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 : CULTIVATE


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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blue Fern Studios Feb. Sketch

Welcome to February and a brand new sketch created by our sketch designer, Michele Singh.  Since this is known as the month of LOVE, Michele has created a romantic sketch for you to work with, complete with a heart.  Of course your project doesn't need to be love-themed --- you can interpret our sketch any way you'd like. 
 
 
 
What's next?
One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the Blue Fern Studios Blog by midnight EST on February 28, 2015
 
We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!
 

Please enter a link to the blog post where your sketch layout is posted (not the address of your blog).  Also provide your first and last name.  You will be asked to enter your e-mail address, but it will not be published.




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Swirlydoos Bejeweled Kit


Hello friends! Today I'm sharing two more projects using the January Bejeweled Kit. I can't say enough good things about the BFS pattern paper. I really love the thickness so you can do as much mixed media you like and still keeps it's shape. Here I went with girly grunge again.
 
 
I made a mini tag album with left over bits of paper. The tags came in the Embellie Add-on. As did the resin birds. If you like embellishments with Embellie Add-on is a must have!
 Here are the three tags.
 Remember, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Angelica Franssen) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!
 
 Thanks for stopping by!






Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love Story Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share my layout I made using the new Blue Fern Studios Love Story Collection! I'm blessed to design for this amazing company. When I got my DT box in the mail with the papers and new STAMPS I couldn't wait to get started!

I first brushed some gesso to the middle of the paper. Then did some light stamping with the diamond stamp  and postage stamp collage. From there I just did all my layering and embellishing. I used Cotillion, Calling Cards, and Amazing Heart papers.
 The "adore" chippy is from the Adore, Love, Cherish set. I painted it with gesso, misted and added glitter.
 Here I used the Ornate Shelf. I got a little carried away with the flowers(no surprise there)and covered it up. But it's there...lol! I used the negative piece at the top of the photo.
 I used the Tattered Diamond Bits as a bottom layer to my mats. I painted them with gesso and used UTEE on random spots. Once heated I sprayed with red mist. The butterfly, Rose Petal, is from my ETSY shop.  I thought it matched perfectly with the papers! :)
 
Thank you for visiting!