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Monday, November 12, 2012

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


If you came here from Miss Lisa V'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 !!  Also, as an extra special twist, one of our designers is hiding secret prize on their blog!!!!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Take a look at what Krissy has prepared for you this month with the fabulous "Nouveau" kit, along with amazing add ons :

If you haven't already subscribed, be sure to check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any November kits left!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I am super excited that I have moved to the Swirlydoos Education Team with Lynne and Miranda!!!! This is a wonderful opportunity to do something new, and I am LOVING IT! I want to give a special shout out to Lynne- THANK YOU for all of your tips and tricks on making videos. There is a link to my first one below. I'm sure I'll get better, but this one is kind of LOOONG. So, this is what I did with the technique kit this month, along with the paper and other goodies from the main kit and add ons:

"Never Give Up" Wall Hanging

The November technique kit features Faber-Castell Gelatos, which are basically a creamy pigment, super blendeable media. It was really fun to play around with these and find out how I like to use them. After trying many different things with them, I found a couple of techniques that are fun, and unique. 
 One of those techniques is applying Distress Ink to the gelatos to give them a different hue. In the picture below, I used this technique below on the cardboard (exposed on the edge of the wall hanging) with blue gelatos and brown ink. Neither color gets lost!

The other way I used the gelatos is to create a mixture of them with Distress Ink again, and adding Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer (It also comes in the kit!) to make a liquid, which I then used for soaking my wood flourish. You can see it has a creamy, translucence to it.
I also explain in my video o how to do this type of heavy distressing, so I hope you check that out!

I also mentioned in my video, but wanted to point out that I used Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac to make sure that my stuff stays stuck!!

And, I loved making this wall hanging so much, I am making a few more to make a set. Here is the second one I made:

"Imagine" Wall Hanging


I used the same exact techniques on this one. I used more papers from the main kit, and some of my own wood roses.

Here are some close ups:



Here is my video on how to create this wall hanging and using the gelatos:



Thanks for letting me share my creations and video with you! I enjoy reading your comments.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 11/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/15.  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. 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 : manners

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

53 comments:

Lisa said...

Holy crap!!!! Love your video and your project is gorgeous! You did an amazing job!!! :)

Heidi Kelley said...

I WANT that second wall hanging! Absolutely breathtaking projects this month, Rae!!

Kim said...

Your projects are amazing. Loved the video!

langeatheart said...

Your wall hangings are both gorgeous and inspirational!

Terry F said...

So many great ideas. Thank you for sharing so much!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Great job with the video.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I L O V E your projects with this month's kits. Love love the wall hangings and your video... OMG.... LOVED IT!!!!

LindaSS said...

I loved both your hangings... they are fab...

Love LindaSS

Dee in N.H. said...

Great video and I really love your beautiful wall hangings!

Dee in N.H. said...

Great video and I really love your beautiful wall hangings!

liberty_25 said...

Rae you did amazing!!!!!! seriously! you are so so so talented sweetie!

LISA said...

Your wall hangings are beautiful and oh so creative!! They would look so beautiful hanging in my craft room!! I may have to make some of my own now!! Thanks for the wonderful video!!

marylouh said...

I've found a new product (gelato). I'm going to try it out. I can see where it would work a lot easier than using stamp pads. Love the wall hangings. Thanks for the ideas.

Shona said...

beautiful :)

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful work.

Maria said...

OMG! Love it! I am so gonna watch that video!

Romy said...

Gosh, this is so beautiful! You really did an amazing job on these wall hangings!

Rea' said...

WOW !!! These wall hangings are gorgeous love,love,love the torn edges, aah those gelatos seem so amazing; and with distress inks too...omg, cool. Great video, I'm inspired !!!

Debbie said...

Rae, I want both af them wall hangings, so take them to scrappy camp I will get them then. hahaha
They are drop dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

ionabunny said...

What gorgeous wall hangings. New twist on using this kit. Thanks for the tips

Patti Senter said...

So fun so see you pull this altogether. I love the ripped, torn and distressed look and how you got the pages to curl the way you did. I think it was interesting the combination of the distress inks and the gelatos. So many inspiring ideas!

Merrihew said...

Oh, Rae! Your wall hangings are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing you techniques in the video! I can't wait to play with my technique kit!

Cheryl

MZule said...

Your video is fab! Beautiful work!

Lynne Forsythe said...

your use of the kit is JUST THE BEST....your wall hangins are PURE AWESOMENESS!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh! Your wall hanging are amazing! Thanks for the video.

L. Akins said...

Congratulations... Lovely projects

Catarina M Monguilhott said...

Ideia maravilhosa!!!!!vídeo super elaborado, amei.

cin2273 said...

I love what you created and the colors are beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Rae, I love these wall h angings!

Katyoparty said...

Loved the tutorial and can't wait to make one of these for my art shack!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gorgeous .. and congrats on your new gig!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Loving your projects - so different and too beautiful to put away. It's great that you can display them and enjoy them.

Alina said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen Chandler said...

I heated up my coffee and settled in to watch your amazing video! Your projects are just wonderful - thank you so very much!!!

Peggy Lee said...

love your wall hanging...going to give this a try..congrats on the Tech. team...

Peggy Lee

magicalmagpie said...

Yes! I love the gelatos and that you can spray another colour on top and not lose each their intensities is great. TFS

Peggy said...

Rae, you ARE a teacher!!!! Fantastic video, fantastic project!!!!!
Oh, and HUGE congratulations on your new assignment!!!!!
<3

Jami Bishop said...

Wow, your wall hanging project is so inspiring, may just have to do a few myself! Thanks so much 4 the inspiration!! : )

karensh said...

Absolutely beautiful! Just wat I need for my bedroom!

Vicky Alberto said...

SUPER gorgeous - woweee!!!!

My Studio Voice said...

Beautiful. It is so helpful to see successful artists create. The kit you are featuring is full of creative goodness.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Rae, I'm glad too that you joined them on the creative team you totally fit in there....these pieces of art are amazing thank you for showing us to think outside the box for once wow!!!! really adore you work hugs Amy

nanatam said...

Lovely project! I love your video! I have got to get my geletos out and play with them. TFS!

Electra said...

I can see why you made more than one hanging, they are really lovely. I like the distressed look you have achieved and look forward to watching your video!

Maureen Hayes said...

Rae,

Thank you SO much for creating the video, I love to see how other people create and I learn so much from watching you. These wall hangings are incredibly beautiful and I am inspired to try one of my own. I appreciated you sharing and being part of the blog hop.

Pam said...

Love the wall hangings. They are stunning !

Naiara said...

beautiful works!
I love these kits and the wonderful things that you guys do with them.
congratulations

Dena Cottrell said...

Your wall hangings are so pretty! What a great idea! I hadn't necessarily thought of creating something like that but I have 4 wooden pieces that I could do something very similar to. And I love your color scheme!! Very pretty.
Thanks

Sandi Smith said...


just beautiful Rae...love all the gorgeous layers!Congrats on the new position and I will be back later to watch that video!

Joy said...

Love love love the distressing!

fusiafscrapping said...

Lovely project, papers, design and, of course, video!

Cindy Lou said...

Such a fantastic inspiration and a video to boot! So enjoy this blog hop.

Christie & Marie said...

awesomeeeeeeeeee