Tuesday, December 29, 2015

More with the All that Glitters Swirlydoos Kit

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It's time again to share more projects using the December Kit, All That Glitters. Even though Christmas has passed, those Holiday photos still need to be scrapped! So, I have one Christmas layout to share and a winter theme.

You gotta love all the pretty pinks that came in the kit. It was fun scrapping Christmas themes with the non traditional colors of red and green. I used the Snowflake paste to add some texture to the background. I didn't want the paste white because the background paper is light. So I added quite a bit of pigment powder to make it pink. Both the Snowflake Paste and Pigment Powder are from the Medium add-on. The Shabby Snow Angels are from my Esty Shop, LittleScrapShop. I'm currently taking a little break but will reopen soon!

 Here is my snowy winter layout! I first used the snowflake paste with a snowflake stencil. When that was dry I used modeling paste to add another texture using a Tim Holtz mask. Once I had my page all done I went back with some watered down gesso and did some splattering. Using Heavy Gesso I painted a thick coat on the flowers, Teal Butterflies (from LittleScrapShop) and spray for that snowy look! That's always fun!

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!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Swirlydoos Wed. tutorial* Pocket Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone!! Can you believe that Christmas is almost here??!? I have a quick tutorial for that last minute gift. Or just to spruce up gift cards (or cash) instead of the plain envelopes.

You can find the tutorial HERE on Snap Guide! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

December Projects for Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone! I'm sharing today my final projects as a BFS design team member. It's been an amazing and fun year!  I'm so honored to have had the opportunity to design for such a wonderful company!

I made this layout using the Autumn Anthology collection.  I started with the Newsworthy paper as my background and layered then Penmanship on top.  I painted the Large Roman Clock, Damask Panel and Spring branch chipboard pieces with gesso. Then lightly misted with the Leaf mist. The Butterflies and Stick Pin are from LittleScrapShop.

For this layout I used the Frolic collection. Such pretty soft colors!  I did some layering with the Secretary paper. Then used some pieces of the Calling Cards and Dans de Jardin. Again, I painted the Floral Lattice Bits, Timeless Floral Corner, and Petite Windows with gesso. They sprayed using the leaf and Cotton Candy Mist.

So, I've used up all of the Vintage Christmas Papers that were sent to me! I decided to make a quick card using a scrap piece of the Wonderland paper.  This is my take on the sketch using the Gingerbread House Chipboard. I used a thick uneven coat of Heavy Gesso and sprinkled colored glitter glass while still wet. You can find the Glitter Glass at my Etsy shop that I hand tint myself!

 Thanks for stopping by during this busy holiday season!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Swirlydoos Dec. Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
December Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! 
If you came here from Swirlydoos' blog, then you are on the right track. 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 December collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our December scrapbook kit! 
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 December 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*

 Never miss one of our kits again!
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
I had the best time scrapping with this kit!!! I love using pink as a winter/Christmas color. So shabbylious!

I just had to scrap my Delilah using the pink and gray papers! They remind me so much of her. So sweet and pretty! :)  She just had her 7th birthday! I tell ya, where does the time go!??!
I did a bunch of layering and distressing. And a bit of masking and misting. I just love the new Vintage Winter Angels from my Little Scrap Shop. They're are my newest editions and worked beautifully for my page. I used some pink flowers from my stash with the white flowers that came in the Flower Add-on.
 For my second page I went more with the bright pink and light pink papers. I did some masking using the stencil and the Snowflake Paste from the Medium Add-on. It was the first time I used the paste. I really like the effect! I added some of the PearlEx in Pink Gold (also in the medium add-on) to the Snowflake Paste to give it a tinge of pink. The Snow Kissed Butterflies are from my shop. They're the perfect pink for these papers!

This is my take on the December sketch. I did some masking with the Snowflake paste and some fun drops with watered down gesso. The Icicle Butterflies and Winter Fairies are also from my Etsy shop. They're the perfect little add in to give the finishing touch.
Here is the December Sketch. Please join our Sketch Challenge, anyone can play!
You have until midnight, eastern time, December 13th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 12/15.  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 : OLD

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blue Fern Studios December Sketch Challenge

It's hard to believe this is our last sketch challenge of 2015!  Our sketch designer, Michele Singh, has once again given us a beautiful sketch to work with.  Doesn't it just make you happy?

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 BFS BLOG by midnight EST on December 31, 2015