Saturday, June 29, 2013

Swirly Camp and Beyond

Yes it was a whirlwind 5 days at swirly camp! We all had a blast!!! I am so glad I got to meet so many of my swirly sisters up close and in person!!!  So in honor of camp I would like to share with you a LO I made at camp using the June kit.

The Mya Road Transparency overlay was wonderful over the larger photo. I had so much fun making my flowers for clustering too. And don't go falling in love with that's borrowed...and discontinued :( sad face.  The little bunches were purchased over at Hobby Lobby on sale (of course) and the keys are painted with black gesso and stippled with the gold Ferro paint (which is also what was used in that stencil)  LOVE IT!!! Dimensional paint is my new best friend.

Also check out this video that is posted to the swirlydoos youtube. Here I show how to layer Silks glazes by Luminarte and gelatos by Faber-castell. 

Hope you all have a safe and happy fourth of July!!!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Brass Shilling

What a fantastic week! The family and I spent time up in Mackinac and I got 2...yes 2 additional layouts made. I'm so excited to share these these with you.

This page was just sooo much fun. There are so many layers of paper and gooey texture that I don't even know where to begin. All the papers underneath are from the Swirlydoos kit club Brass Shilling. I used up all my scraps and then used some scraps of tissue paper for added texture. Once all the matte medium was dry I covered everything with a layer of modeling paste randomly and in varying patterns. In the future I would do it thinner in some places so that the paper shows through more. Then I covered it with a layer of gesso. Again...I think I'll go a little less next time.

 I loved the transparency pieces that came in this moth's kit. I felt that I wanted to carry that theme into the picture by printing my picture on a transparency as well. I liked how you can see the texture through the picture as well.  I used TA mists in Sunflower, Coffee, and Suede. Liny's stamp gang moonshadow mist in Burnished Brass. I then went over everything with a black gelato and just used some water to blend. The black distressing is a stamp by Kaisercraft and stamped with Stazon ink.

Here's a closeup of the chipboard piece up top. I used the Silks glaze in Emperor's Gold before the gelato just to accentuate the area. 

This is a page that I made for the round robin challenge over at The first person creates a layout and posts it at the end of the first week and then the second person has to "lift" that LO. This is my lift of week one.

 I tend to not like titles. This page is a mix of Swirlydoos kits including Brass Shilling, Au Naturale, Vintage Chic and Midnight Waltz.

 This chipboard piece is by Dusty Attic and covered in Lindy's Moonshadow mist in Burnished Brass and Tawny Turquoise. The stamp was included in this months kit, Brass shilling. The metal corner up top is by Making Memories but is from my stash.

 Just a quick close up of my cluster. Here's a quick tip...I used Score Tape to adhere the ribbon. You can't even see the tape underneath the sheer ribbon. It's super fantastic.

Last but not least, here is a video tutorial for altering chipboard just one more way!!!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Swirlydoos June Blog Hop!!!


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


If you came here from Vicky'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!!!

I just absolutely adore the seventy-five cent and base coat papers from Kaisercraft!! This month has gone over the top! With the 75 cent line in the main kit and Base coat papers in the technique kit, no paper fiend could possibly be disappointed. 
I am proud to present this month's anatomy of a layout over at Come see as I present a step by step photo tutorial for this gorgeous layout
These papers almost seem to scrap themselves!! 

For the tech kit this month we had the Base Coat line and OH MY LANTA are they super fantastic for mixed media!! Because there is not a lot of images and design they layer perfectly under any and all mixed media that you can possibly image. Look what I did using the June technique kit
 There are tons of layers all over this thing! I wanted to keep it functional as I'm giving this as a gift so I kept the amount of dimensional stuff to a minimum. 

 Here is the second side. I used Smooch ink  on the butterfly up on the hinge. I'll be posting a technique video on how I altered that hardware later this month on the Swirlydoos Youtube channel.

Check out the full video for step by step techniques here:

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Tuesday 6/4 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Wednesday 6/5.  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 : think

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

Here is the order and blog addresses:

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Rae Moses - Click Here

Back to Swirlydoos!!