Thursday, July 31, 2014

Altered Cake Stand for Tresors de Luxe

Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop has the most amazing trims and embellishments. I feel so honored to be able to be a part of their design team! This is my latest project I have made using some amazing flowers and trims!

 I just think the Rustic Ivory Shabby Chic Flower Embellishment deserves the spotlight on this cake stand! These are available in several colors and are such a high quality flower. I LOVE them!

I used the Lace Trim Beaded for Bridal Crafting Lace Trim with Pearl Drop Edging LA-005 around the edge of the cake stand, and then I added a strip of bling from my stash in the middle.
 And, here's a closeup of the bottom where you can see the fabric shabby chic roses, dusty pink, and white.

And, the green spirals are made with sage Prima wire thread, also available in the Etsy shop!

This closeup gives shows the detail of the Prima Doily #2 Die, again, available in the Etsy shop!

Thanks for letting me share my project with you!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Untitled Layout for Tresors deLuxe

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share a layout I made with fabulous goodies from the Etsy shop!

I used two different trims on this layout. The main trim strip on the lower half of the page is the 

Here's a closeup the beautiful detail on this lace on my layout:

Then,  I used one scallop of the Ivory Applique Lace GL-185.

Here's the closeup. It's like a mini doily! 

For my flower cluster, I used an older vine from my stash, and made it so much prettier using gorgeous flower embellishments from the Etsy shop. 

 and the Dusty Pink Roses

Here's a close up of the flowers:  
Lastly, I used some of the leaves from the dusty pink roses in the rips on the main layer of the page. 

Thanks for checking out my post today!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My July Projects for Blue Fern Studios

Hello! I'm super excited to share my projects I've made this month for Blue Fern Studios!

Sparkle Card

First up, I have this card I made with the Ombre Dreams paper.

I used two pieces of chipboard on this card, and here's a close up that shows the details. The "Sparkle" piece is from the "Winter Titles" set. I used some metallic stain by sponging it on the raw piece for a toned down metal look. Sponging it on also gives some bubbles on the piece that adds a slight touch of dimension.

For the "Treasured Floral Frame," I primed it with gesso, then used some shimmery watercolors in two different colors in random spots, leaving some of the gesso exposed.

Timeless Beauty Altered Mailbox

I altered this paper mache mailbox with papers from the Blue Fern Garden line. 

This is the back view, showcasing my favorite piece of paper from the line. :)

In this close up, you can see how I line the inside of the mailbox, and stuffed it full of various flowers.

I used the "Blooming Flourishes." Two pieces come in the set.

Here's a closeup to see the details of the flourishes. I ran them through my die cut machine with a script embossing folder, then primed them with gesso, and while still wet, added some dry green milk paint. It left a grainy and chalky surface, which I love. After it was dry, I used green and brown distress inks to change the color in a way that complimented the papers better.

Beautiful Layout

I really loaded up on the chipboard in this layout!

For the "Beautiful" title piece, I ran a chalk ink pad over it, being sure to get an uneven coat. 

For both the "Fancy Bird Cage" and the "Shabby Brick Bits," I used the same technique, which is simple: I grazed each of the pieces with brown archival ink, being sure to leave a lot exposed, then using distress ink with a blending tool to get that definition that you can see on the bird cage.
 And, here's a closeup that shows the finish on the "Roman Clock Set" (Large). I used white chalk ink and then misted it with light brown, dark brown, and gold inks.

For the "Corner Flourish," I primed it with gesso, then painted it with three coats of three different green paints.

Thanks for checking out my projects today!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Product Review of Thermomorph for Swirlydoos

Happy Saturday! It's Rae with you today and I am excited to share a product review with you. Swirlydoos was asked to review Thermomorph Moldable Plastic:

This is an extremely versatile product that you can use for any type of craft, or any other practical use, but I am giving the scrapbooker's perspective. Check out my video review:

And, here's a card I made using the embellishments with the Thermomorph AND the Celestial Summer kit:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Moment for Tresors de Luxe

Hello!  Today I'd like to share a layout I made using some lace and flowers from the Tresors deLuxe shop.

I just ADORE the flowers that Lucy has, and I went a little nuts with this cluster, but I couldn't help myself! All of these colors went so well with the papers, that I had to use them all!
Here are the flowers I used in this cluster :

And, lastly, I used these, in pink and yellow:

In this pic you can see that I used more dusty roses and the cording that is across the pic is actually from the shabby chic rose cluster from the picture above. It was the circle part, but I thought it would look nice right here. 

Here's a closeup that showcases the laces I used. 

I used lace fabric trim GL-005 that I cut up each scallop and placed them around the oval.

And, lastly I placed this White Venice Bridal Embroidered Guipure trim across the lower part of the layout before I piled on the rest of the layers. I scuffed it up a bit with some brown chalk ink to tone down the white.

Thanks for having a look at my project! Check back tomorrow for some more lovely creations made by this awesome team!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Swirlydoos July Reveal!

Welcome to:
July Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Blue Fern Studio'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!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful July collection:

Celestial Summer

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our July scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any July kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

I just adore the soft colors in this kit! Here are my first projects I've made with Celestial Summer.

"My Littles" Altered Canvas

This is what I came up with for the altered canvas project add on this month, based on the monthly sketch.

This close up shows the detail of the ivy die cut out of the canvas paper and painted with the Tattered Angels paint from the add on.

Here's what the sides look like. I added some seam binding from my stash and used the floral wire from the embellishment add on to add some dimension.

Here's a close up of the BFS chipboard bridge.

And, as always with the project/tech add ons, I have a video showing how I made this canvas here:


"You Shine" Layout

For this layout, I used some blue, peach, and gold mists to create splatters on the background paper after using the Crafter's Workshop Ledger stencil with my new favorite medium, Wendi Vecchi Crackle Embossing Paste. 

Here's a close up that shows the detail of the stencil. I added some blue chalk ink to parts of the paste after it dried.


I used the ivy die from the project add on, and the canvas paper too. It's colored with the green Silks from the mediums add on, and then I added some brown chalk ink to tone down the color and give it a distressed look. 

"My Sweet Princess" Layout

Sometimes, I get a little tired of using mixed media and I wanted to make a page without all of that stuff! I need paint the BFS chipboard flourush with the Silks from the mediums kit, but other than that, I just focused on distressing and layers. :)

Here's some closeups of my more simplistic layout:

Here's a closeup of the embellies:

Thanks for taking the time to look at my projects!

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/11. 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. 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 : FOR

The party continues over at Die~Namites Dies' blog. Have fun!

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