Monday, March 11, 2013

Swirlydoos March Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' March Kit, Vintage Chic, Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!
 
If you came here from Manda'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!!!

We also have a DT call for Educators!! As you know we have a kick-butt Education team and we are looking to add to our family. If you love to create tutorials and share your love of the craft with others, we would love to have you on our team. The deadline is looming!!! Please click on
THIS LINK to learn more!!
 
The opening project I'd like to share with you is my very first canvas. Stepping out of my comfort zone here!!
I was completely inspired by the Ultimate Designer Challenge Week 4: Create a Textured Canvas. All the entries were beyond amazing and I was motivated to try it out. I love the look and it was so fun to make. I've been missing out :)
Using the Black Gesso(love this stuff) that came in the Embellishment Add-on, I painted an 8x10 canvas. Once dried I used the Prima mask, also came in the Embellishment Add-on, and Molding Paste. When the molding paste was dried I went over the canvas again with Black Gesso and wiping it off. This made the mask design not so bright white. Then I went in with some Martha Stewart Metallic Paint brushing here and there lightly. I added in a touch of green with Silks Olive Vine paint.
Once it was all dry I added all the beautiful embellishments.
This is my Delilah on Valentines Day. While going through my thousand of  photo files, I came upon these photos. This kit is not themed at all but it worked! I went with the colors in her outfit....beige, black, white and pink. I did lots of layering and a bit of masking. Using molding paste and mixing in a bit of Dusty Attic  Dusty Pink paint, I created some texture. The pretty butterflies an item from my Etsy Shop. You can find the Wilted Rose Butterflies HERE.
Pretty Cute
 
This page was created using the Kit Sketch. My two youngest babies have the greatest relationship. So, when I first saw the sketch I knew exactly what pictures to use.The butterflies I used here I created while making this page. You can find these newest additions to my shop HERE.
Fun Times

 
Here is the monthly sketch created by Begga.


Here is absolutely gorgeous Vintage Chic Main Kit....
 
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 3/14. 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 words are : for electricity
The party continues over at Heidi's blog
 
Have fun and thank you so so much for taking a peek!
 

 

47 comments:

Rae said...

Ang, your canvas is amazing!!!!!!!! The black gesso is wonderful! And, your layouts, as always are so creative and beautiful!

Kim said...

Love the canvas, amazing. Great layouts, love the first one.

Lisa Valentine said...

Holy cow catgirl!!! Your tech kit project is simply gorgeous. Your layouts are just so beautifully classic. I love your work.

Buffy Esser said...

Oh my goodness,I so love your canvas....and your layouts are so pretty! thank you for sharing them!

Merrihew said...

Your canvas is GORGEOUS, Angelica! Love your LO's! I have got to get some black Gesso! Can't wait for the kit to arrive!

Lynne Forsythe said...

ARE YOU KIDDDDDDDING ME.....you canvas is BEYOND AMAZING....you look like a PRO!!!!!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous canvas!!! I'm loving the look of black gesso!

langeatheart said...

Angelica your canvas is gorgeous! I can't believe it's your first one1 You have really brought out all the beauty in this kit with your canvas and layouts! I am sorry it's already sold out :( But thanks so much for sharing! Already a fan!http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

Vicky Alberto said...

Really stunning projects - that canvas is to die for!

Anna said...

You totally rocked this kit!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I'm drooling over your beyond GORGEOUS projects, with this month's kit. Your pages are so Beautiful but your canvas..... Holy shit... it is simply STUNNING!!!! Thank you, for stepping out of your comfort zone hon. amazing!!!!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Beautiful layouts, but this canvas is stunning. I absolutely love all the texture and layers with all the metal and flowers. LOVE IT!!

Heidi Kelley said...

So, so, so, beautiful!! I just love your canvas!

Shona said...

gorgeous creations Ang :)

Tracey Gregory said...

Your first canvas?! Amazing work!

Stephanie said...

Wow Angelica your canvas is gorgeous and the layouts are beautiful. I love that black and green color together!

Maria Harms said...

The canvas and layouts are FABULOUS!

Janet Zeppa said...

So brave of you to try a canvas and it turned ou awesome!!

Karen Lynn M said...

Angelica, your canvas design is really stunning. I especially love all the texture you achieved!

Heidi Bound said...

DROOLING over that canvas! Stunning!!

Hanne said...

Beautiful layouts and the canvas is just stunning,

Miranda Edney said...

T A L E N T E D !!!!!!!! thats what you are woman! your first canvas knocks me to my knees! wowzers!

Kathleen White said...

Just love your work.

Nicole Doiron said...

I have just bought that Prima mask, and now i can't wait to use it... that is GORGEOUS!!! :)

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Angelica,
Beyond gorgeous! So inspiring ~ you book just tempted me to buy black gesso and hopefully I can get it here. I love your layouts as well; so very inspiring; TFS.
Hugs & Smiles,
Asmah

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Wonderful work with embellishments your clusters are so gorgeous.

Andiepants said...

Your first canvas!!! for realz???!!! You did AWESOME with it!! I can't wait for this kit.. Your stuff is so inspiring!

Kimberly said...

Not your usual, but my gosh you rocked that canvas!!!!! Everything you touch comes out gorgeous!!!! I love everything!

MichelleMc said...

All your projects are truly stunning! Love your work!

Pam said...

Gorgeous canvas ! I've just started getting into doing altered canvases. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Smokin' hot! I love seeing your creations, they are so inspiring. And as usual I learned something new - what do you mean, black gesso? Need to go shopping!

Rusticdiva said...

Angelica your canvas project is amazing...gosh how much fun you have been missing out on...hope to see lots more of well done.

Kitika said...

WOW! gosh this is simply stunning! So many beautiful details. Just breathtaking Angelika.....Really, really stunning! I adore your taste to details

Joy said...

Oh - that canvas is stunning - must have a go!!!
Beautiful layouts too :o)

Lesley said...

The canvas is gorgeous. I may have to try some black gesso.

Debbie said...

Love that canvas all the texture and all the yummy goodies you used.... Stunning!!!

marylouh said...

Great layouts. I'm going to have to try the canvas project. It is so pretty.

Lynn Good said...

Your canvas is awesome and The layouts are beautiful

Katyoparty said...

Hello Angelica! Your first canvas? No way!! It is completely gorgeous. Love that new stencil and can't wait to use it myself! Beautiful work as always!

ionabunny said...

Great projects. Love that second LO. The black flowers look so classy and really make it pop. Who'd have thought......

Lillian Child said...

For it just being your first canvas project, you must be a quick study because it turned out absolutely AMAZING! And your other projects are equally as creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

KathyK said...

Cute kiddos. I love the canvas you did, just gorgeous!

Manda_K said...

Gorgeous canvas wow!!! Love the layouts too!!

Boni said...

wow what a wonderful blog! I like it here thanks

Linda Pekrul said...

I'm just getting a chance to look at all the blogs now Angelica. Visiting yours is always such a delight! Beautiful, beautiful work! I LOVE your canvas!

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Linda Pekrul said...

I missed last month's blog hop, so I'm kind of doing two at the same time. LOL. Beautiful work with the March kit. I absolutely LOVE your canvas!