Friday, February 13, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club February Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
February Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Kim'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 February collection:

Artful Blues

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our February 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 !!  

Here's what I've made with this awesome kit so far:

"Enjoy the Little Things..." Layout

This is my take on the February sketch. I rotated it and added some embellishments in the corner. I started out by cutting up the blue wood grain paper to make some panels and went from there. I cut up the Prima felt strips and used a mitering technique by adding the scallops of the felt around the half circle. Several of the small layers, including the title on the tag are from the Kaisercraft Blue Bay Collectibles set that came in the embellishment kit. The black lace is from my stash. The brown vines are diecuts I made out of the brown cardstock from the cardstock add on using a older Marianne die. I finished off the layout by using white gesso and Silks paints on the flowers, then added some paint drops and mists all over.

"Besties" Layout

 This picture is of my daughter and her best friend. These two girls are very cute together, and I have been waiting for the perfect kit to scrap this pic and this month was perfect.

I cut out the middle of the die cut paper, and added some mist and embossing fragments powder to distress it up a bit. I cut up some random layers from the kit papers to create the design, and used a Spellbinders die that I cut in half and placed the two pieces to under the photo and mat.

For the chipboard, I used the Liquid Pearls that came in the man kit to randomly cover it, then I added some embossing powders and hit it with a heat gun. Once dry, I misted it with a dark green mist.

I added the teal and white flowers from my stash, as well as the resin cherub.

"Cherish Yesterday..." Altered Chalkboard

I have a process video for this altered chalkboard that you can see here:

You have until midnight, eastern time, February 14th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 2/16.  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 : GRATEFUL

This concludes the blog hop. Go back to the Swirlydoos blog and comment with the sentence! Thanks for joining us!


Paulien van den Bosch said...

When I see all these beauties....
I realise that I'm missing out A LOT this month. I LOVE your projects so much Rae. Gorgeous work honey.

Unknown said...

Beautiful projects, love that chicken wire with the flowers and chipboard.

Unknown said...

wow, these are gorgeous Rae, love your chippie and how you altered the frame paper :)

Mary Holshouser said...

The layouts are beautiful. Love the wood in the first. The frame of your daughter is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts!! Your altered chalkboard is so cute!!

Leona Folkerts said...

what talent!!! Thanks for sharing!

Debra Bott said...

Great projects, love the first one background. Great idea

Ddcdragonfly said...

Love the inspiration. Thank you!

Katia said...

I love your altered chalkboard, all your projects are so beautiful!!!!

Heather said...

Wow these rock. I love this kit and can't wait to play! Great examples.

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Love them all, especially your interpretation of the sketch and your clusters of flowers and wire!!!!

Unknown said...

Love it all, Rae! But, especially the chalkboard.

Merrihew said...

Fabulous project, Rae! The chalkboard is awesome and I love the LO with the diecut frame! I can't wait to play with this kit!

langeatheart said...

Love the diversity of the blues in this kit really shows in your work! Love the chalkboard idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous Projects Rae! I love the wood background of your first page!

selena said...

bravo pour ces magnifiques projets