Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Paper Collections from Blue Fern Studios

Look what Blue Fern Studios is releasing very soon! Two new gorgeous paper collections! More details on BFS website.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

November Blue Fern Studios Projects

Hello there, scrappy friends! I can't believe that Christmas is almost here!! Divulging in the Christmas spirit I have 3 projects to share using the new Vintage Christmas Collection.

This page is based on the November Sketch. I used the Deck the Halls paper as my background and left over scraps of the Magical paper for the layering. I used a card from the Greeting Card paper as my photo mat. For the French Iron Works and Winter Title Magical I painted with gesso, lightly sprayed with Cotton Candy mist, and used Phoenix glitter for that sparkle.

Winter pages are always fun to make because I love the sparkle! For this page I used Wonderland for my background paper. I did some masking and used Sky and Cool Mint mist. I also used the Greeting Card paper(love the sheet....a must have) and  Auld Lang Syne. The chipboard pieces, Holiday Frame and Framed Winter words, were painted with gesso and misted. The Icicle Butterflies can be found at my Etsy Shop. Perfect for those winter pages!

Instead of another layout I wanted to do something different. So, I made this pocket using a glassine bag. I cut out a bunch I tags from the Greeting cards paper, made a larger tag with Noel paper and tucked them inside the pocket. I used the Wild Flourish bundle for the front of the pocket and the Winter Title Noel. I used Leaf and Cotton Candy mist.

This is the pocket without the tags inside. I used the Noel Papers to cover the bag.

Thanks stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

More with Scarlet Elegance

Hi everyone! I'm sharing  two more layouts I created using the Swirlydoos November Collection, Scarlet Elegance. This is just a lovely collection! I loved working with it! Check out the Swirlydoos Store for available kits and  add-ons.

I find it so hard not to cover the pretty designs on the paper. With this layout I decided to do a small design in the center so the top left and bottom right flowers can be seen. All I did was cut strips from different pattern papers and then layered.
 I couldn't wait to use the stencil designed by Gabrielle Pollaco. I've always been a huge fan of her work. So, I was so excited to get the stencil on the Medium- Add-on.  I used the crackle paste, also in the Medium Add-on, on the brick wall design. Then, worked my design around that. I gutted the center of my papers to alternate in layering.
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Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Swirlydoos Nov. Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
November Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Cindy's 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 November collection:


 Never miss one of our kits again!
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
 This kit is so pretty and elegant! Just my style!! For my first two projects I made layouts using two totally contrasting colors...one light...one dark! I hope you like!

 So, for my first layout I had to jump in using the soft colors. I usually don't scrap using gold, I prefer silver, but the Prima lace is so dang pretty! I cut it in half and layered on top of each other tucked under layers of paper. The Medium Add-on has Mica Powder in Gold Opal and I used that with water to accentuate the masking.  I used one of my newest butterflies, Blush Butterfly Embellishments, from my Etsy Shop. I needed a lighter butterfly and these were perfect!

 Here I did some more distress layering and masking. Using the Pearl-ex from the Medium Add-on I darkened some spots on the masking to make it pop. The leave vine is a wood embellie from the Embellishment Add-on. I using some crackle paste for texture and just colored it with some mist.

This month for the sketch I decided to make a canvas. I first treated the canvas with some white gesso. Onced dried I did and extra thick layer of the Texture Crackle Paste that came in the Medium Add-on. Leave it do dry overnight for best results. From there I did some misting and masking. Then began my layers.

Here is the November Sketch. Anyone can join us in our Sketch Challenge. You can find it HERE.
You have until midnight, eastern time, November 14th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 11/16.  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 : A

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

Monday, November 2, 2015

Blue Fern Studios November Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the new month, and another sketch challenge for Blue Fern Studios.  Our sketch designer, Michele Singh, has once again created a lovely sketch, with loads of possibilities.

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, but please make sure your layout resembles the sketch.

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 BFS Blog  by midnight EST on November 30, 2015


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Swirlydoos Saturday Tutorial

Hi everyone! I've have a new Saturday Tutorial for you!!  There's a step by step tutorial on how to make this tag using pieces from the October 2015 Collection, Garden Harvest. You can find the tutorial HERE on SnapGuide. Enjoy!