Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Swirlydoos Lady Belle Projects

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing two more projects I made using the Swirlydoos February Kit, Lady Belle. I was head over heels for this kit because of all the lovely purple. The gorgeous Maja Designs and  Authentique paper coordinated beautifully.
First to show you is a scrapbook page. I used up most of my flowers from the kit and flower-add on....lol! I did a bit of light distressing and lots of layers with paper.
 Just a close up of all the yummy flowers!

I made this card using Paulien's tutorial. You can find that HERE. Paulien makes the most beautiful cards and her tutorial are easy to follow.
Thanks for taking the time! Until my next post......

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Swirlydoos' Feb. Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' February Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!
If you came here from Maja'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!!!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if
there are any February kits or add ons in the store!

It's no secret that I love purple! When I saw that the kit was going to have Maja Vintage Autumn paper I was ecstatic! I jump right in to the kit and created four projects with ease!

I had to get the Pattern Paper Add-on!! This paper is so gorgeous that I had to make sure I had more than one before I started tearing things up.  I did lots of layering, distressing and misting. For the Blue Fern clock I just painted it with Gesso. Then added mists and paints.The English Lavender Butterflies I created to match the kit. You can find them at my Etsy Shop.
 So, I'm addicted to stick pins! Surprise,Surprise...lol! I also love Teacups and Teapots!! I combined the two with my favorite color and made this adorable Teacup Stick Pin Holder! The Maja paper is sturdy enough to hold the shape of the Teacup. I love the way it turned out!

 I took a break from the purples and went with neutrals for this page.  I used the Kasiercraft Art of Life papers. I went light with the distressing and did more layering. The Worn Rose Butterflies can also be found at my Etsy Shop. Come like me on Facebook!!
 This is my page based on the monthly sketch. I did a step-by step tutorial on how I created this page.  You can find it on the Anatomy of Layout Thread.
 Here is the sketch. Be sure to enter the sketch challenge. Anyone can play!!
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 2/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 2/7. 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. 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 : Available
The party continues over at Authentique's blog. Have fun!

Here is the stunning main kit, Lady Belle!
And the yummy add-ons! Visit Swirlydoos Boutique to get your kits!
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