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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cavas Using Pastels for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Happy Saturday! Have you had a chance to use the new Prima pastels yet? We have! The pastels were in our November project add on kit, and they are soooo much fun to play with! Take a look at this canvas I made using them on the background, leaves, and flowers:



You can check out the video I made from start to finish here:


Canvas Video Tutorial


This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Rae) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!






Thursday, November 12, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club November Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
November 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 November collection:


SCARLET ELEGANCE
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our November 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 November 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 have three layouts to share today!

"She" Layout


This layout is based on the monthly sketch.  I used the Prima white crackle and stencil from the mediums add on to add to the flower clusters. I painted the crackled ivy with some green mist. 


I used more of the crackle paste, mixed with the pink mica powder from the mediums, and used a heart stencil from my stash. The pink mica really compliments the other pinks in the kit!

You can also see a close up of the edge of the circle- I used the die on the month (borders) and used a mitering technique to border a the circles. 



Here's another closeup showing the ivy stencil. I also painted the leaves in the flower cluster to make them coordinate better with the ivy. 




"Treasured" Layout


This is one of my favorite pictures that I want to hang up, so I used neutral colors to go with my home decor. This is a picture of me and Kim taken a few years ago at a Swirly camp. 

I started out by fussy cutting around the edges of the quarterfoil design. It was a lot of work, but I love the result! I added a few techniques to this page. After cutting, I went over all of the pink parts with grey distress ink to tone down the pink. I added some script stamping. Then, I used the white crackle with a stencil from my stash. 

The black flowers are from a past kit, and the gold ones are older Prima from my stash. I used gesso on them for a muted and distressed look.


I used Frantage aged black embossing powder on the lamp post- I love the silver and gold! 


 "Delight" Layout

This layout is roughly based on a past kit sketch from the Sweetest Thing kit a couple of years ago.

I cut the clock from the chipboard that came in the kit. It had a border, but I wanted to add some green to my page, so I used a die to cut this circle frame from cardstock from the kit to ink it just the right color to match the wood leaves from the embellishment add on that I painted using a mist.
 I cut the black scalloped border using the die set from the kit this month. I also used the white crackle and stencil from the medium add on for the bricks.

 Thanks for checking out my projects today! 
You have until midnight, eastern time, November 14th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 11/16.  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 : a


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


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