Friday, December 11, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club December Reveal and Blog Hop!

Welcome to:
December 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 December collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our December 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 December 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 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this kit! The pinks and blues make these papers so magical! 

Here's what I've done with the kit, so far:

First, I started with our fabulous December sketch by Beggahuna!

How beautiful is that? Here's my take on it:

I started with using the stencil and snowflake paste that came in the mediums add on on the left and bottom of the paper, then distressed the edges and inked them with two pink distress inks. In this closeup, you can see the snowflake paste- it's gorgeous! AND, look at that little snow fairy! I purchased that from Angelica's etsy shop. I also used some pink glitter alphas from my stash from the title. 

Instead of adding pictures in the squares in the sketch, I decided to just use those for layers. I also used the snowflake dies from the die add on under the squares and added pink pearls from the embellishment add on.  Then, I cut out an ornament from one of the papers to use a photo mat over the squares. 
The circles that look white are actually little mirrors from the kit. They are very difficult to photograph, but well worth putting on, and they look amazing in real life!

I finished off the layout by adding some tiny snowflake stamping with pink chalk ink, then splatted some diluted gesso over it.

Next, I made this layout:

I went with a more classic looking design for this picture, and I really love how the Blue Fern Studios winter dangles chipboard pieces look. I did lots to them!

First, I painted them with gesso, and each dangle got it's own unique treatment. There are a few different shades of blue on these papers and also the flowers, so I used a few different blue products. 

I used blue chalk ink  to accent the heart and bows. The star was painted with the dimensional paint from the main kit. Both of these were then painted with clear Gimmer Glam for an extreme glittery look. 

I used distress ink on the snowflake. All of the dangles have pearl accents from the main kit also. 

And, next I have these hanging ornaments I made from this month's project add on:

There are many more details in my video tutorial that you can see here:

Thanks for checking out my projects! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, December 13th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 12/15.  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. 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 : open

The party continues over at Jan's blog. Have fun!

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talkis23 said...

I'm in love Again and Again

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Leona Folkerts said...

I hate using the same old words to describe your projects...but they're all I have. Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the little fairy on the first page.
the page is beautiful.
the little boy's page is darling.
Love all of the "metal" pieces.
thanks for sharing.

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Gorgeous pages with a perfect winter feel (who woulda thought that the pinks and turquoise shades would work so well?!) and your snowflakes are just stunning!!!! Loved your video, a fantastic how-to!!!

Joy said...

More gorgeous layouts & your ornaments are stunning - this is such an amazing kit - everyone has done such amazing layouts!!!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous projects! My favorite is the soft blue page with the Blue Fern dangles!