Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Revealing May

The May Au Naturale kit is sooooo versitile it's amazing!!! There are so many different things you can can't even tell the pages are from the same KIT!!! I love it

Here is a page I made mainly from the Lyric papers in the kit. I loved all the faux layering simply from fussy cutting. My GIFF file isn't very good but I was able to cut out the concrete this way:) There are some more detailed pics down further.

I used antique linen distress stain to alter the flower because white just felt too stark. The black flower and yellow (peeking out of the corner) are from my previous swirlydoos stash. Everything else is from the May kit.

Here is a closeup of the cluste rin the upper corner. I used the Pink Paisley mist on the Kaiser bird cage to coordinate with the paper. 

For this next LO I decided to try something more mixed media. Oh wow did I have FUN!!

You can see the video tut for the embossed edge here.

 I used TA glimmer mist in aquamarine and patina and then Silks glazes in Sky Blue, Guatemalan Green, and Bolivian Blue. (the bolivian blue came with the kit this month)

I love the wings of the butterfly. Almost a dragonfly effect.

I love all the verigation on the felt piece that came in the kit. This is the main center bird cage from the brown felt. You would NEVER guess!!

 The only piece from my stash was this laser cut out that I got long ago and far away. I covered it with the 3 different colors of glazes to get this effect.

Hope you enjoyed my submissions from this months kit. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swirlydoos May reveal

Welcome to Swirlydoos' May Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

"Au Naturale"

If you came here from Angelica'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!!!

This month I had the privilege of altering the new Tim Holtz alarm clock! It was FANTASTIC!! I knew I wanted distressed and grungy and definitely patina...but it went WAY further than that!
 I used the coffee filter words to create the text underneath the crackle paint. 

Check out my step by step tutorial at the Swirlydoos Youtube channel here!

I also got to lift the most AMAZING sketch!

Here is my take on the sketch

Here is a closeup of some of the embossing and stamping. Don't you LOVE core' dinations cardstock?!

I used some Lindy's Moonshdow mist on the die cut here to get the green shimmer. 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 5/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 5/18.  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 : then

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

Here is the order and blog addresses:

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE

Rae Moses - Click Here

Back to Swirlydoos!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

NSD Swirlydoos Style

Happy national scrapbooking day everyone!! There is so much going on all over the place and Swirlydoos is no exception! Catch Miranda Edney's ustream live tonight at 7pm EST on the swirlydoos ustream channel. Check out a fantastic ring tutorial by Heidi, a lacy shabby flower tutorial by Vicky, a gorgeous envelope mini album by the ever so talented Paulien, a super "everything but the sink" challenge by Rae, and of course let's not forget the newest member to the team....MOI!!!

I found this gorgeous picture by pink paisley photography on her blog. Her work is beautiful!!  I was so inspired by all the color and texture in the photo...and the kids are adorable.

My challenge to you is this...using this photo as inspiration create a canvas. That's it!! Upload your creation to the forum-click here at Swirlydoos by May 11th. The winner will receive a random act of kindness from yours truly. Creative fun AND a shot at a prize?! What have you got to lose!!!

Here is a video tutorial that I made based on my inspiration from the photo. 

And here is my finished canvas

and close ups

lovin the free floating banner

sooooo many layers...can you see my fabric flowers from my Youtube tutorial?

I loved the corrugation on the shed in the background which was my inspiration for the corrugated cardboard on here.