Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Swirlydoos Second Reveal

Hello friends!! Hope you're enjoying your warm summer days and taking time to relax! Relaxing to me would be scrapping to some classical music. And that's just what I did when I created this layout and altered bottle for Swirlydoos second reveal!!!
 My second daughter turned 13 last month.  I have two teen girls in the house and so far it's been fine!!!! I was worried that they would be at each others throats, like my sisters and me were at their age. LOL!
For this page I used the Pion's Bird Song papers. I did a bit of wet distressing and layering. The photo corners and the little circular frame on the bottom right were made using the Crafter's Clay tech/project kit add-on. I also took some white paint and "frosted" just about every embellishment on the page. The butterflies are an item in my Etsy shop.

Okay, now for my bottle!! I was so inspired by our Education Team Designer member, Tiffany. She did an awesome tutorial on how to make an altered bottle. You can find that video HERE or HERE.
For my bottle, I pretty much gathered on my items and sprayed them with Black Magic Glimmermist and Silver Magical Micas. Once they were dry I hot glued the embellishments bottle. Then, I swiped perfect pearls Bronze over everything. That's it!!!! The frame and butterflies are the Crafter's Clay.

Here's just a close-up.
Thanks for stopping by!!! I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day :)
 P.S I'm having issues with blogger right now. For some reason my photos are showing up blurry!!!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Swirlydoos' July Kit Reveal Blog Hop

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

If you came here from Vicky'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 !! You will be inspired! For the Design Team did an amazing job out doing themselves once again!

When Krissy gave the DT girls a sneak of what the kit was going to consist of, I knew right off what photos I would use. My daughter, Nefferteari, graduated 8th grade (high school next year...YIKES!!!) and I took tons of pictures. My "faux photo shoots" as I like to call them. So, my first three pages are of her looking ever so lovely in her dress!

This page is based on Begga's fabulous sketch.Never have I seen such a beautiful sketch to match the kit perfectly!! I went with two long photos instead of 6 small. Love the turn out. I made the little butterflies for the Project/Technique add-on. The crafter's clay is sooo fun to work with!! What until you hop next over to Gabi's blog to see what she did!! Fascinating!!
Sweet Thing

 I'm hosting the July Swirlyhues which will reveal soon. So, here is a sneak for you :D The butterflies I used here are from my Etsy shop. Once of my fav!!
Treasure Forever

The Paper Doll
Swirlydoos July, 2012 Collection - The Paper Doll

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, July 9th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on July 10th. 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected, and THEN ANSWER it!! Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : YOU

The party continues over Gabi's blog. Have fun!