Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Swirlydoos September Reveal

Welcome to:
September Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Jan's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!
Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful September collection:


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

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

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We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
For my first layout I used the Acetate Paper as the background over a pattern paper. I used lots of pretty flowers from the flower add-on and a few embellies from the Embellishment add-on. I love to use doilies for layering. They are so easy to color. For this doily I used some light mist and the Mica powder from the Medium add-on.The Sea Foam Butterflies are from my Etsy Shop.
I really loved the design on the Gear pattern paper, but it was a bit bright. So I did some white washing with gesso  then some masking. When using clock chippies I usually cut off the piece that is tucked behind something and place the other piece in a different spot. It's a good way to getting more use out of your chippies. The clock are from the Embellishment Add-on. One of my favorite Blue Fern Studio pieces. The Teal Dragonflies are one of my newest dragonfly embellishments.

I used the softer colors for this page. But wanted to pop third color. So I used my Mint Chip butterflies to do just that! The Prima Metal Pieces that come in the Main Kit are awesome! I painted them with gesso and misted to better match my layout.
Did some paper layering with 3 of the pattern papers. Plus some pieces cut from the Hour Glass paper. When I die cut  from a thin pattern paper(like I did here with the Clock paper) I usually also cut the same design from a box. This way when you layering them they aren't  so flimsy.   Here I used my Sepia Butterflies. Another great match!
This is my take on the sketch. Went masculine here, something that's hard for me to do. Used lots of goodies from the Medium Add-on.
Here is the sketch. Be sure to play along in our sketch challenge. Anyone can enter.
You have until midnight, eastern time, October 1st to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 10/03.  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 : of being

The party continues over at Kim's blog. Have fun!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Coming soon from Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas

We are so excited to announce that we will have a Christmas collection this year, designed by the super talented Michele Singh!   This collection will feature 6 double-sided papers with coordinating chipboard pieces, stamp sets, and color mists, all just in time for your holiday projects.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

BFS Autumn Anthology September Layouts

Happy Saturday, friends! I was so excited to get the new paper collection, Autumn Anthology. They're designed beautifully! I created three layouts that I'm going to share with you today.
 Purple is my favorite color and I love it paired with a soft green! I used the Gazebo paper as my background. But behind that I used Parfumerie as an added layer. Before I got started I used BFS new mist, Leaf, in the center. I love the mist....has great coverage and is light.

I used both Quatrefoil Garden Panels. I painted them with gesso then used some stucco paste for texture. For a bit added color as I used a light coat of the green mist. 

 I painted the blossom branches and lightly tinted them with the mist. The Dragonflies can be found at my Etsy Shop.

 I have never scrapped this color combo before(well as least not that I can remember) but I have to say the blue and peach are just gorgeous!!! This is my take on the September Sketch. I used the La Ballon paper as my background and Mercantile as a mat. On the background I did some light brushing with gesso then used the Sky Mist and Persimmon Mist as splats. I randomly did some stamping with the Essential Texture Stamp.

I used the Layering Stems and Organic Vines as my foliage. This time used about three coats of the Leaf Mist to get full coverage.

I used pieces of the Screen Panel as a bottom layer. The Peacock Butterflies are also from my Etsy Shop.

 The Parfumerie Paper is so pretty! I used it for my background and Penmanship for a mat. I used the bricks stamp for the Essential Texture set.

I used both the Iron Work Edges. I painted them with gesso, Lightly misted with brown, then used Stucco paste. Once dried I rubbed some distress ink on the raised parts of the stucco.
 I did the same for the Floral Lattice Bits.
 Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Blue Fern Studios Sept. Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  Since it's a new month, we have a new sketch challenge for you.  The entries in the August sketch challenge were fabulous, so we are looking forward to seeing how you use the September sketch, designed exclusively for Blue Fern by Michele Singh.

One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs, but please make sure your layout resembles the sketch.

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project, please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the Blog by midnight EST on September 30, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

More Layouts with the Swirlydoos August Kit.

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my latest layouts I made using the August Kit, Sun Kissed. I usually don't scrap with yellow but when it's paired with gray it's a go! This kit is just gorgeous and so unique!

So, first up I wanted to create a page with lots of layers. Starting from the bottom, I white washed the center of the paper. I misted a doily from my stash and tucked it under the damask paper. Then, using strips of paper(mostly scraps)just layered them onto of each other. As always, I like to make butterflies that match the kit. Hushed Summer are my newest butterflies and you can find them in my Esty,  LittleScrapShop.
For my second page I went more with black, yellow, and a touch of green. I used the leafy vines I made a tutorial  for. You can find that HERE. The gorgeous flower vine came in the Flower Add-on. Using the mist from the Mediums add-on, I was able to get it to match my page perfectly. The Yellow Glitter Glass Butterflies can be found at my Etsy. Also the hand tinted Glitter Glass I used on the leaves can be found HERE.
Hope my projects have inspire you! If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Angelica) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!