Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Live in the Now" Canvas

I'm so excited that I got a chance to play along in the Prima Product Pick Challenge this month! I love this color palette, and it was perfect for me to use my Swirlydoos January project add on with tons of Prima flowers!

Here's the canvas that I came up with:

I started by using the Prima "bubbles" stencil on the inner part of the canvas, then using their "crackle" stencil on the edges. Then I misted the canvas with various mists, including a Color Bloom spray in Precious Stone after I added some cheesecloth. 

I misted the Prima Rodanthe Seaboard flowers in various colors to match the palette, then added a couple of pieces of Shabby Chic resins- a corner and a large bird on the Prima Vintage Trinkets clock. I finished up the piece by adding some Say it in Crystals on the chipboard from the Epiphany line.

Thanks for checking out my project!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Swirlydoos Bejeweled Altered Frame

Hi there! It's a fabulous Saturday and I hope you are getting some scrappy time in this weekend! Today, I'm sharing an altered frame I made using the Swirlydoos January kit, Bejeweled, and a cheap wood frame from Michaels.

Making the background was really easy, and even though it didn't come out as I expected, I'm very happy with the results. 

I used mists, a stencil and clear gesso, and I have a start to finish video on how I created the finish on the frame, along with how I designed and added the finishing touches to it. 


I hope you get a chance to watch it. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Swirlydoos January Reveal and Blog Hop!

Welcome to:
January Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Maja's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful January collection:


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

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any January 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 am so in love with the Bejeweled kit. The Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary collection is definitely on my top five list of the best papers of all time. 

Here's a few projects I have made with the Sanctuary line:

"Happiness" Layout

I have a step by step tutorial for this layout on the forums, so you can find MANY more details HERE.

Forever Layout

This is my layout based on our sketch this month.

I used a lot of the embellishment add on kit on this layout and a handful of things from my stash to complete this look. 

The punch is the classic Martha Stewart "Cherish" punch. I used a black marker to trace the dots for a faux stitching look. On that paper I used one of my favorite Prima stencils from a past kit with some embossing paste. I misted the Perfect Pearls from the mediums add on in random spots for that darker blue.

The chipboard is a Blue Fern Studios frame that I embossed and painted. It's also from the embellishment add on, as well as the teal velvet trim that I layered on the Prima trim from the main kit. 

A couple of the blue flowers are older Prima from my stash, along with the metal corners and circles and the resin Roman column. 

I finished off the layout by touching it with some gesso and Silks glaze paints. 

Live in the Now Canvas

This is my project that I made with the technique kit, featuring the Marion Smith Designs Color Lab kit. 

 I have a video tutorial for this canvas that shows how EASY it is to make the mists, and use them on the seam binding, flowers and canvas that you get in the kit. Here's the video:

You have until midnight, eastern time, January 8th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 1/10. 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 : EVERYTHING

This concludes the blog hop! Now go back to the Swirlydoos blog and share your phrase in the comments to be eligible to win!