Monday, August 5, 2013

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

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 !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!


We are pleased to share our August collection, Passion Berry:



It's the PERFECT time to subscribe, so if you've been draggin' your feet, jump in so you can have a chance to win this amazing prize! DO IT NOW!!!!!

I was in pink heaven with this kit! Pink is NOT my color, but I really had a great time playing with this kit! The colors are so perfect for summer pics.

Here are my projects that I made with the kit:

Silkscreen Wall Hanging

My first project is a wall hanging I made with the August tech/project kit, featuring Martha Stewart silkscreens and Clear Scraps Acrylic. 







Check out my video tutorial on how I created this project from start to finish:





Sketch Page: "Floral Flamingo of the Prairie" Layout

EXCITING NEWS!!!!!! Our monthly sketch challenge is now open to EVERYONE! So, even if you don't have a kit, you can play along! Here's our signature Beggahuna sketch for August:

And, this is my take on the sketch:



The picture is of my pal and fellow education teamie, Andie. We did a photo shoot a couple of months ago at Swirly Camp 4, and this is a shot that I just LOVE! I flipped some aspects of the sketch to work with this fabulous Bo Bunny paper,. The top layer has some wet distressing and lots of Chestnut Roan chalk ink to accent the vintage feel of the papers and picture. I added some mini roses and a Zva flourish from my stash.


Untitled Layout


This was my first page I did with the kit. I loved the cream/pink/green combo so much, and wanted to throw some black in the mix. The pic is of me from the Swirly Camp photo shoot. The "greenery" is a Crafty Ann die. I created some faux stitching around the layers. I used a Heidi Swapp mask at the top: first with the Silks paint from the kit. Then, I moved the mask slightly and used black embossing paste for a layered mask look. 

"Different from the Others" Layout


Holy fussy cutting! That's most of the technique for this layout. The sign at the top is fussy cut, along with the right side and bottom of the page. I used the pink Art Anthology Velvet paint on a mask on the inside the circle on the top layer of paper. The pic is one of my faves of my daughter looking sweet. She can be very difficult for me, but I am so proud of her for not being afraid to be different. She could care less what everyone else is doing, saying, wearing, etc. She has her our style and ideas, and she's very comfortable being that way. It takes courage to be this way and only being 8!


Thanks for checking out my projects!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 8/7 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 8/8. 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 words are : We're all


The party continues at  amazing guest designer, Tara Orr's blog.  (OMW, she did some awesome things with this kit!!) Have fun!


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40 comments:

Amarilys said...

gorgeous kit and creations! Love your style of scrapping!

Kim said...

The projects are amazing. I think the one of Andie is my favorite.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

Beautiful august collection and your wall hanging is simply superb and co lorful layouts. thanks for sharing the video.

Monica Lake said...

Great layouts. LOVE the project and can't wait to get my kit so I can play with it!!

marylouh said...

Great layouts. I'm going to try the silk screens. Always looking for new techniques.

Karen Lynn M said...

Rae, Your wall hanging is gorgeous. I can't wait to pick mine up today. Beautiful fussy cutting!

Wendy said...

Fab kit and projects love them all might give the wall hanging a go xxx Wendy

Cherished said...

Gorgeous Kit! Great work.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Sigh.... I so LOVE all your AMAZING projects with the kits. Awesome work honey.

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh MY! I so look forward to seeing what you do every month! SO beautiful!!

L. Akins said...

Beautiful wall hanging!!! Beautiful layouts too! Can't wait to watch your video!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Wonderful work, love the one with Andi and the technique kit is amazing

MZule said...

Wow so creative!

Romy said...

Oh my, your work with this kit is totally gorgeous! I just love your style!

Patti Katai said...

Love the kit and love your projects...so very pretty! Can't wait to try the silk screens too...

Debbie L Gregory said...

Beautiful work, so excited to see a complete project video.

Christina said...

Gorgeous august Collection and beautiful layouts.

Lisa Valentine said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous work this month. You are an amazing artist.

Kimberly said...

You wall hanging is sooo pretty!!!! I also love you pages. Awesome fussy cutting!

Big Apple Jen said...

This is my first month as a subscriber..so excited to see all the things I can do with this kit! Thank you! Beautiful work!

Peggy said...

So. I'm still trying to pick my favorite among all of these gorgeous projects.
Love the colors, love the photos, love the designs and I cannot wait to get started on my wall hanging.
<3

ginger jarnagin said...

Pink, Pink, I love PINK!!!
I did not get the tech kit, but was thinking of buying it at the store, but wanted to watch your video first to see how to use the products. Great video. I know what I will be doing next. Time to shop!!

Bakeit said...

really enjoy your layouts. What lovely wall hangings as well.

Lynne said...

Lovely wall hanging Rae.

Kathleen White said...

Really enjoyed seeing what you did with this kit! Love the colors. You are so creative.

Andiepants said...

Your fussy cutting was so well worth it. The scroll sign on the page of your daughter especially. Wonderful job this month...as always.

Sarah Lynch said...

Beautiful wall hanging and layouts! I look forward to your tutorial videos...thanks for sharing your expertise!

Elisabeth B said...

Rae, you rocked this kit. One project is prettier than the next. Amazing and thanks for the tutorial

Karen Wedding said...

Very beautiful layouts. Love the pink. Your daughter is so cute.

Buffy Esser said...

Oh wow so many Beautiful projects...I think the wall hanging is my fav! just beautiful! thank you for the inspiration!

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous wall hanging! I've never tried silk screening before will be back to watch the videa! TFS!

jayjay said...

The kit is stunning this month and your projects are absolutely gorgeous. Just became a follower.

Deborah Linville said...

Great blog Rae and I love the new silkscreen project. Can't wait to get the new kit. Take care, Debbie L.

Donna in Louisiana said...

Love that photo of Andie, and that one of you is my fav. Love the kit. Can't wait to dig into it.

Sharon said...

You are so talented. Lovely projects.

typogal said...

Love the the wall hanging. Very clever. Thanks for the video too!

Taking paper to a whole new level! said...

AMAZING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO talented!

Debbie said...

Rae, Love your wall hanging, so pretty....

Merrihew said...

Oh my! What gorgeous projects, Rae! Absolutely love the wall hanging!

Amy Garcia said...

VERY PRETTY PROJECTS!