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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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

HELLO!!!! If you came here from the Swirlydoos blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!

This months kit, "The Paper Doll" is AMAZING!! It's been so much fun to work with. I love the variety of colors, and the embellishments are simply TO DIE FOR! Here are the projects I have made so far:

"Me" Layout

So this is my take on the sketch. I was stunned by the beauty of it, that I wanted to follow it very closely, instead of just using it for inspiration. I started by adding faux stitching to the blue cardstock. I poked the holes with one of those old Cutter Bee piercing bugs, but I used a pen for the "thread". Then I used distress ink on the papers. The letters are Pink Paislee wood that I painted using Lindy's Starburst with a water pen. I added Kaisercraft blue pearls also. The green foliage are die cuts from Memory Box. What I am most pleased with about this layout is the layering of pics and flowers. I wasn't sure it was going to workout because of the thickness of the flowers, but it adds so much dimension! All of the flowers are from the flower add-on.

Here is a close up:

Untitled Layout


This is a layout inspired by the mixed media goddess, Anna Dabrowska. ( I love her so much that I am going to one of her classes in California in just a few weeks!) Whenever I see her gorgeous creations, I am always in awe and wonder to myself, "How the HELL did she do THAT?" So, I tried to see if I could maybe produce something similar. I like how it came out. I distressed all layers with the Zutter Distrezz it All, and used various punches on the inner background paper, and stamped them using various Prima stamps from my stash. Then I picked out a BUNCH of embellishments to add using a gel medium. Mostly everything I piled on here is from the kit. I did use a few things from my own stash like buttons, lace, stick pin, and watch.
After I added the embellishments, I used a few different Glimmer Mists. I then added the pic, pearls, and butterflies.

"Us" Mini Album


Next month is my anniversary, and I felt like making a wedding mini album with a few of my favorite pics in sepia tone. This is just the cover that I have so far. The background is one of the Pion papers from the kit. I outlined it with Liquid Pearls in pewter and platinum, then added blue pearls to the edges in a few spots. I fussy cut the oval with roses and the "love birds". The bird bath has Picket Fence Distress Stain and Lindy's Starburst over that. All of the ribbon on the rings is from past Swirlydoos kits. I hope to finish the album in the next couple of weeks!

"Mother and Daughter" Layout


This is one of my favorite pics of me and my daughter taken a few years ago. All layers were distressed using the Zutter Distrezz it All. The green/pink leaves are dies from Cheery Lynn. I used the same technique of faux stitching that I used on the "ME" layout on the title circle. The beautiful pink flourishes and photo border are Flourish with a Bling (Bella Rhinestone Flourishes in wine).

I hope you enjoyed having a look at my projects!



You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, July 9th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on July 10th. 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected, and THEN ANSWER it!! Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : What


The party continues over at the fabulous Paulien's blog. Have fun!



103 comments:

Lisa said...

Really amazing work this month!! Love your Ana page. :)

T Young said...

Beautiful pages. I especially love the first one. The colours in this month's kit are beautiful!

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

Beautiful layouts and album! I love all the textures and colors♥

julie e said...

beautiful work!

zandra said...

Your photos are beautiful and love the details on your layouts.
Hugz, Z

Sherrie said...

Love your Mother and Daughter layout! How sweet mad feminie!

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous projects!! I love them all!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful layouts!! love all the details and this kit is amazing

Kathi said...

Love the mini "US" and your LO's are marvelous

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Lesley said...

Lovely layouts and projects. I can hardly wait to receive my kit.

Lesley said...

Lovely layouts and projects. I can hardly wait to receive my kit.

kantig34 said...

Stunning work, Rae! Just love what you have done with this kit! Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth said...

Beautiful work, but that untitled blue layout is wonderful. Love all the different textures!

Kim said...

Great projects. I can't pick a favorite as they are all fab.

Debbie said...

Rae, OMG ****** GORGEOUS***** STUNNING******* You have done a wonderful job, love the mixed media.....

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Merrihew said...

Gorgeous LO's, Rae! Love the colors in this kit! Can't wait for mine to get here!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Rae... you have outdone yourself this month. AMAZING projects!!! So Beautiful and rich in details.

detra said...

Beautiful layouts!

CorinaT said...

Your layouts are absolutely gorgeous! I love the "ME" layout!!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Your work is truly stunning.

Courtney V said...

oh your work is absolutely stunning...loving the mini album and the mixed media project is FABULOUS!! I wish I had the courage to try one....maybe one day :)

Vicky Alberto said...

My new favorite reveal from you - incredible work!

Tracie said...

Amazing and beautiful layouts! Love them all!

langeatheart said...

I love what you've done with this kit! You've highlighted all the paper and embellishments beautifully! TFS

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Love what you've done with this kit, Rae. I was wondering how well the papers would lend themselves to more masculine layouts, but I no longer have any worries after seeing how beautifully you've grunged up your first two layouts!

Maureen Hayes said...

This kit looks amazing and I really loved all of your projects. I particularly liked the layout with the picture of you and your daughter. I think the picture fit perfectly with the the colors of the kit and all the embellishments you used. It was just beautiful and touching. . .

Bonnie said...

I love the LO of you & your daughter - the soft colors & layers are really beautiful! TFS, Bonnie :-)

Serene said...

Being a real fan of mini albums, I love the first page of yours. I can't wait to see the rest of yours. Your layouts are lovely, too.

Niesia said...

Rae, "Me" page is simply delicious. Beautiful work with this month's kit.

Niesia said...

Rae, "Me" page is simply delicious. Beautiful work with this month's kit. :)

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous projects Rae! I love the variety of inspiration you gave this reveal!

Linda Pekrul said...

All gorgeous - of course! Really love the "Me" page and your take on Anna's style!

Jo said...

Your layouts are beautiful!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Really love how your take on the sketch turned out.

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! What lovely layouts!!! I especially love the first one - what an original design! TFS

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects!

Romy said...

Oh wow, I absolutely love your work with this kit!

Stephanie said...

Wow Rae your layouts and mini album are fabulous and I am in love with your untitled layout! I'm going to have to try something like this as I always love how Anna Dabrowska does these type of layouts - how lucky you get to go to one of her classes!

Cherished said...

Rae your work is amazing. Love what you did with the mixed media. GORGEOUS. Have fun at Anna's class.

grammypame said...

Wow I love your work!!! I will be following you from now on. I love blog hops so I can find people I would have never known of otherwise. thanks for sharing. Also I have the Zutter Distress tool and never use, well I will now!!!! have a great week!
Hugz
Pam

Sandy said...

Everyone of your layouts are stunning, but I especially like the blue one. It has such a rich vintage look.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous projects. I love them all!!!

seau said...

Your pages are really beautiful. I'm not a scrapbooker but I can certainly appreciate all the beautiful pages everyone does, TFS. This new kit might just convert me.

Giovana said...

Love the Mother and Daughter layout!

Maria said...

Rae - absolutely stunning! I particularly like "me" and the "mother & daughter" layouts. Just gorgeous!!!

Jackie H said...

I like all of your layouts but I think Untitled is my favorite.
I hope someday I allowe myself the freedom to make a page like that!!

recollectionalley said...

Your layouts and album are amazing!

Janea

Norma G. said...

Wow, your layouts are stunning! You did a fabulous job :D I'm a new follower!!

fusiafscrapping said...

Gorgeous layouts. So many different things to look at :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful projects Rae!!!

Marcsi said...

Beautiful kit, beautiful colors, beautiful layouts. The first two are blue, but 100% girly. I love them.

Dee said...

What a beautifull lay-outs! They are amazing!! I became a follower of this blog.

Lynne Forsythe said...

Rae.......speechless......esp over the "untitled" page!! Two Thumbs Up!!!

caroleanne said...

wow I love all your layouts especially your Mother and Daughter. This kit looks amazing. BFN

Manda_K said...

Amazing pages!!! Love the sketch page! ;)

Lana Vassallo said...

Beautiful layouts!

Lana Vassallo said...

Beautiful layouts!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what stunning work. I love how you got such different looks from the same kit!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Bonnie in SC said...

I really like the rustic look of your layouts. So much texture and details. Well done.

Monika Lima said...

Beautiful Lay-outs ! I loved the mini album :)

Silvia Mendoza said...

Beautiful lo. I love what you did with the mother and daughter lo. The colors are so soft and beautiful.

Jean said...

I love your work! You are so very talented, I look forward to keeping my eye on it!

jaclee said...

Beautiful layouts! So many textures and layers....love it!

Debbie Y. said...

I love your Mother daughter LO. You are both so cute!!!

Cindy Lou said...

Love these LO's! Beautiful work with all the textures and colors.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your pages are amazing - thank you so much!

mommyx2 said...

Wow!!! Your layouts are stunning!

Angelica said...

Rae, your pages are amazing this month!! I totally love you Anna style one!!!

Elisabeth said...

Ohhh, these layouts are just amazing. Love the mixture of blues, pinks and the grungy one. Soooo pretty.

eleele said...

Rae, I'm impressed by your works, they are gorgeous

Maryleen said...

What depth of detail and care ! Love what you made!

Kathy said...

Beautiful work Rae. I am enjoying my recent discovery of your work. It is awesome.

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW!!! Stunning pages!!! I love the way you laid out the photos in that first page!

Janniche Drivdal Eriksen said...

Gordious LO you make!
hugs janniche

Dara Lynn said...

Exquisite work Rae!!!! Your pages turned out gorgeous!!! I know you are so looking forward to Anna's class!! Lucky!!!!

aisubeke said...

Wow, such a beautiful job! I am so happy that I came across your page!

aisubeke said...

Wow, such a beautiful job! I am so happy that I came across your page!

nanatam said...

Beautiful work! I love the layering and colors! TFS!

nanatam said...

Beautiful work! I love the layering and colors! TFS!

nanatam said...

Beautiful work! I love the layering and colors! TFS!

Jerzey Girl said...

What an amazing and inspiring Blog...You create such beautiful LO!!

Paula said...

Wow, you are unbelievably talented! I am in love with every one of your layouts!

leon santiago said...

so lovely LO.... wish i have all the materials too!

Julie said...

I'm amazed at your work, it is simply poetry. Your work is so beatuiful it speaks for it's self

MZule said...

Fantastic work Rae! Love the mixed media inspired page and the mother-daughter page!

Tina in Texas said...

Really beautiful layouts. I love them all.

Rebecca Beattie said...

Love the colours and wht you have created! Your layers ans detail are amazing to look at. Very inspiring!!

Sally said...

beautiful work. :)

piedra preciosa said...

I love LO inspired by Anna, colors are great!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW!!! These LO's are amazing!!! I love that little mini album page, but all are beautiful!

Hanne said...

Amazing! Beautiful pages. Love your last page.

angelwhispers said...

My word what an amazing start to the hop your work is just fabulous! Chanelle xx

Rea' said...

Wow !! Those layouts are amazing, your mixed media (Untitiled) blew me away, love the colors, love all the textures and the DETAILS!!!
Cool stitching "trick"!

Hera said...

Wonderful Layouts! Your pages are so sweet!
Kisses from Brazil
Hera Sugitani

Holly said...

Your layouts are amazing! So beautiful!

Amy said...

Your lo's are very amazing love tem all you did an amazing job also love you blog hugs Amy :)

Lillian Child said...

You have such a delightful creative style! Love that photo of you and your daughter! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Donna in Louisiana said...

Another beautiful layout girlie!!!

Emily said...

Wow, that kit looks awesome. Great job!

Jodie said...

Your layouts are amazing! Love your work.

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