Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reveal Day at *SWIRLYDOOS* July Summer Serenity & Zva Blog Hop Winner

It's reveal day over at Swirlydoos and I'm so excited to share my pages. This is such a beautiful kit to work with as my very first Design Team projects.

As many of you know the Swirlydoos Website was hacked into and completely destroyed. It's sad that some individual took the time to actually do this. My heart goes out to Krissy. She has made a wonderful online community, a family of Swirly Sisters. Know that Swirlydoos WILL bounce back and be better than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Savages don't go down that easy!

Please show your support by visiting the Swirlydoo's Blog for Reveal Day of the July Kit.

Little Darling

Diamond Dust is my new best!! I had a tub of it in my stash for months and was afraid to use it. The reason being, it's actual little glass shards. Be careful if you have little ones. Now, that I have used it I can't get enough. I love the look.

I handmade this flower. Well, kind of. The center is a Prima and I wanted a lager flower. I made the bottom three layers by distressing and layering punched out flowers from the pattern paper. Then, just put the Prima in the center and added the Diamond Dust. I did the same thing with the flower on the bottom right.

Lisa once again has supplied us with gorgeous butterflies to match the kit. I added a little Diamond Dust to the wings.

My one and only
This is my handsome sonny and me. Doesn't he look just like me...heehee!!The Basic Grey Cappela paper is so versatile. I was able to get a masculine page with a little touch of femininity.

I tried to give the Dusty Attic a aged look. What I did was use the Kasier Crafts Spearmint paint that came with the embellie add-on kit. Misted with the Smooch Spritz (embellie add-on). Did a bit of dabbing then dusted with perfect pearls. I like the end results.

Here I used July's Sketch from Begunna. I just changed it up a bit using 1 photo instead of 3.

The technique add-on has lots of bling and alcohol ink to dye your own crystal or pearls. These crystal were clear and I blended 2 different dyes to get a pink to match the page.

So, the embellie add-on came with The Crafty Chronicle. This "newspaper" is sooooo cool. I totally didn't want to cut up. But, when I saw the map of Italy it was over. The map was perfect for my page. My grandfather migrated from Italy in the late 1920's. My mom is the cute little girl. I asked her why her father wasn't in the family photo and she doesn't know. I'm going to have to ask me uncles...I really want to know!!!

I love the corner clustering..really gets the eye moving around the page.

Growing up

I made these flowers with the same technique above. The only difference is I made my own rose centers. Yet, again I added Diamond Dust to the vines and flowers....I just can't get enough of the stuff!!

Be sure to check out Swirlydoos blog for some awesome tutorials and info.

Thanks for taking a peek!!!

P.S We'd like to congratulate the five June Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Jana Eubank:
Carole Maurin::
Teri Anderson:
Tara Orr:
Angelica Franssen:

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Catnap is one of our winners!!


Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

I just discovered your blog due to the Zva blog hop! Your pages are absolutely beautiful and they type of pages that I would love to work towards achieving myself! Out of curiosity, where do you purchase your diamond dust? Is it the Art Institute shard glitter?

Thank you!


Darien said...

WOW!!!Angelica you did Amazing with kit!!! Know I want to go and play with mine!!!!! LOVE your Work!!!!!!!!!

Nati Tristan said...

I love all the flowers! They are absolutely beautiful!

Zarah said...

Wow... They are all fantastic! I adore your style! :D

phamil said...

Beautiful pages Ang!!! And I love how you made those blooms bigger, you would never know they weren't made like that!!! Gorgeous work. I know Krissy will be proud!!!

Denise said...

Absolutely gorgeous layouts!!!! I'm in awe!

Lisa aka Raining said...

AWesome Job on these layouts Ang! I love them all! I'm addicted to diamond dust too! We may need an intervention!

Karen Wilson said...

ok wow all ur layouts with this kit are amazing. theyre beautiful. Lovethat heritage layout the most! They are so fortunate to have you design for them!

MD said...

bravo md

The Sassy Kitten said...

Hi there! Just found your blog through, and I quite love it! I am totally new to scrapbooking, and was hoping you could answer a quick question...On the Imagine L/O, it looks like there's a chipboard swirl in there. Did you color it yourself, and if so, how and with what materials?


Debbie Y. said...

I love your LO's so much. You have a certain touch that is unmistakable. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.