Friday, December 31, 2010

Reveal Day at Swirlydoos *Retro Tapestry*

It's reveal day for the Swirlydoos January kit 'Retro Tapestry'. What a kit to start off the new year. With is beautifully bold and vibrant colors yet with an elegant touch.

The pattern papers in the kit are soooooo pretty. You can get so many color combinations. As you will see from the blog post :)
I'll post a tutorial soon on how to make the flower at the bottom of the page.

The Dusty Attic gate didn't come with the kit. But, another perk about being a Swirly member is the Special Order forum. We ask and Krissy sets it up for us.

Just a close up of the corner cluster.

American Beauty
Green. I've never scrapped this much green on one page. Out of the 6 pages I did, this is no doubt my favorite.

For the bunched up tulle, I put a layer of hot glue then pinched the tulle into it.

I made the black flower using the water distressing method and sprayed with glimmermist.

As blue as the sky
I've been scrapping some of my older photos spiced up with photoshop. The Photoshop Forum is an excellent place to gets lots of tips and ideas.

Just a close-up of the details.

The Embellishment add-on has an awesome transparency sheet with birds and butterflies.

It's hard to tell from the photo but this paper has glitter. It's super sparkly IRL.

Using the liquid pearls and Dazzlers glitter for the Embellishment add-on I made the butterfly trail. When the liquid pearls was still wet I sprinkled the glitter on for a sugared look.

Totally love the transparent butterflies!!

This page was done based on the Exclusive Swirlydoos sketch.
When putting this page together I was thinking I didn't want just black and white. So, I thought I'd use DH favorite color, orange.

I added some diamond dust to the tips of the flowers and butterflies.

I really love the new stickers from Glitz. Yes, I said! They have a clear backing and little gems embedded into the plastic. So cool!

My boy
Here is the ultimate challenge with this kit. Making a masculine page. If you know me you know that I'm always at a lost when it comes to boy pages. I get stuck on what embellies to use because I refuse to put flowers and flourishes on my son's page. Well, only if his sisters are in the photo with!

I did a lot of tearing and water distressing to give a grunge up look. Overall, you can make masculine pages with Swirlydoos Kits!!

Be sure to get your Retro Tapestry at the Swirlydoos STORE!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful 2011!!!



Denise said...

Oh these are gorgeous!!! Love the colors of this kit..u've done just fab with it as always!! Love the green American Beauty LO!!

Shona said...

I was a little worried about getting this kit...looks kinda bright! hehe....but your layouts are gorgeous!!!!!!!!! and now I cant wait :) Happy New Year!!!!!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the monochromatic look of the blue and green page!!! Gorgeous work with the kit! :)

Lisa aka Raining said...

Love everything you have done with this Ang! I adore the orange and black on the white background! Off to visit your etsy now! Hugs, Lisa

Cottagerca said...

Beautiful work Angelica. \looking forward to the flower tutorial...