Thursday, January 31, 2013

Whimsy 2nd Reveal for Swirlydoos

Good day, friends! Today I'd like to share with you my last two projects using the Swirlydoos January kit, Whimsy. I have to say, although I love all the Swirlydoos Kits, this one had to be my new fav. The Prima FireFly Collection mixed with Fabscraps was a match made in heaven. The colors and embellies....perfection!
Little Sister
This is my oldest and youngest daughters. Nefferteari is so busy in her studies and teenage life that she doesn't get to spend to much time with Delilah. So, when I do see them together, I'm snapping!
Purple and blue is my all time favorite color combo!! I did get lots of comments on my last purple layout that purple isn't liked very!! I don't see why! Then I think they must feel they way I do about orange.....then I get it! The butterflies, Lavender Fields, are the newest addition to my Etsy shop. I always gotta have butterflies to match my layouts. They are usually the last element that goes on my page to add that finishing touch. ;)
Here is my recipe box using the Project Kit. I decided to make it photo box instead since it's to damn pretty to destroy in the kitchen. Hubby and I are messy cooks. And sometimes we have the girls in there helping out...huge disaster area, I tell ya! This was my first time putting together the Kaisercraft craft wood projects. Very fun...but holy crap...time consuming!!!! In the end I just love the way it turned out!!!

Here is the lid

Close up of the lid. I purchased the frame from Michael's and made a mold of it using the Jan. project kit. The resin frame is a lot thinner than the original frame. Works great for scrapbook pages.

The side panel. The left and right side look exactly the same. I added tulle to the windows. 

The front. I used a lot of the older Zva crystals that I got in my DT package years ago. I painted the Timmy feet with gesso. Just before it was completely dry, I wiped some gesso off with a paper towel.
Here is the inside of the lid.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my projects. To see what the uber talented Swirlydoos Designers did with their kits, please visit Swirlydoos!!
Until my next post.......

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Swirlydoos January Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' JanuaryKit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Rae'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 !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!
The January Kit, Whimsy, is so full of colors I absolutely love!!! I was in awe when I got my kit an couldn't wait to get started!!!
 Forever Young
Okay, so if you know me, you know purple is MY color!! Any shade....I love to work with it!!  Usually it takes me days to complete a layout. I was able to finish this page in three hours!! It  would have been shorter but there was drying time. I made the frame from a mold using some resin. And just painted it. The Dark Lavender Butterfly Embellishment can be found at my Etsy Shop.
Angel Face
For this page I used the left overs from a Dusty Attic Frame. I painted it with gesso and sprayed some glittermist. One that was dry I used a mask and modling paste to make the diamond pattern to match the background paper. When the molding paste was dry, I used my finger to add some silk paint(came in the kit) to the lifted area for some highlights. The butterflies are from my Etsy shop..they matched perfectly!!
Beautiful Princess
This is the page I did using the sketch. I usually don't like yellow, but when it's paired up with blue it sings to me.
Here is the exclusive monthly Swirlydoos Sketch by Begga. As you can see, I flipped the sketch and used one photo instead of the six. I have such a hard time with small photos.
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 1/24 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 1/25. 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 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 : I
The party continues over at Paulien's blogHave fun!

Here is the gorgeous main kit

and the amazing add-ons