Thursday, September 26, 2013

More layouts with Swirlydoos Sept. Kit

Hello friends! Just a quick post today to share two layouts I made using the Swirlydoos September Kit, Gilted Pleasure. This kit was just amazing and so easy to work with.
I was inspired by this lovely vintage image to go with the soft blue, yellow and cream in the kit. 
I love polka dots but in small quantities! I had to make sure I used the brown and cream polka dot paper. So, I did some paper tearing and layering with the polka dots just barley peeking out.
The butterflies are my Carmel Macchiato butterflies that you can find at my Etsy Shop.
Thanks for taking the time!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Swirlydoos September Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' September Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!
If you came here from Blue Fern Studio'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 September Kit is just beautiful! The colors are stunning and all the embellishments are divine. This kit had a vintage heritage feel to it. While I don't have many old photos I opted to use vintage digital images. This one here I purchased from Ireland Rose on Etsy. She has the most amazing images and she's super sweet! I was inspired by the photo to go Renaissance. So, I did a lot of layering and distressing for that medieval touch.
Again, I used a digital image. This time from DivineDigital on Etsy. The blues in the papers remind me of watercolor blue. With the die cut paper I just trimmed a tiny bit off the edges and distress. Then I traced the pattern on brown cardstock, cut out and layered them.
 This is a page that I created using the monthly sketch. I misted and painted the doily with the Silks Paint that came in the kit. With the piece that I cut off from the doily I tucked underneath the left side for more dimension. I also painted the little prima flowers that came in the flower add-on.You can find the butterflies from all three pages at my Etsy Shop.
 Here is the monthly sketch
You have until midnight, eastern time, on 9/5 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 9/6. 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 : OF YOUR

The party continues over at Heidi's Blog.
 Here is the whole fabulous collection, Gilted Pleasure!