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!
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 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!

Blue Fern Studios


Kim said...

Love your take on the sketch. The canvas is great.

Unknown said...

These are all so pretty, Rae! Your dd is growing up to by quite a cutie.

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous projects, Rae! Love the canvas! Thanks so much for sharing the video!

Isabelle said...

Your canevas is beautiful and your pages absolutely stunning!

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh boy... LOVE them all! The video was great. I loved how you composed the background and the cool way you did the sides. Beautiful canvas!

Yolanda said...

Super cute projects...I love the bridge.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Rae! Your 'princess' layout is stunning!

Unknown said...

Wow!! So many wonderful projects this month. You did an awesome job.

Heather said...

Rae: stunning, what a great release this month, i cant wait to start and play!!! I am envious, great talent.

langeatheart said...

Love the layouts and your canvas is gorgeous! Really loving the colors in this kit and the way you bring them out! Love the masking work with the crackle moulding paste! All the best! :)

cghundley said...

All three are just
Carla from Utah

Hanne said...

Lovely projects. Gorgeous canvas and awesome layouts.

Unknown said...

Wow, love that canvas project! Your stuff is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!

Leona Folkerts said...

as always...amazing! Love the canvas!

Ginger said...

I can't wait to get my canvas kit!! The BFS papers are so soft makes for sweet projects! Especially since you have such sweet subjects :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful projects..thanks for sharing :)

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Gorgeous projects all and what a fantastic video!!! I love all of the layering and texture that you've given each layout (even the "simple" one)!!!

Dawn - Decorating Days said...

Love you paint job on the bridge.

Unknown said...

That canvas is awesome and your LOs are beautiful too. Love your use of the Prima dot thingies. Got my kit today and they are gorgeous, the way the change color.

Denise Bryant said...

Your altered canvas and layout are both just gorgeous! Beautiful colors and details, and I love the dies you used to accent them! Fabulous kit!

Tracey Gregory said...

Such creative projects and I love your canvas especially!

Kimberly said...

Wow! I love all your projects, but that canvas is gorgeous! I love all your masking and painting! Thanks for the tutorial video! I will be back later to watch again.

Krystle said...

What an amazing take on the sketch!

Unknown said...

Great projects, Rae, and the tutorial is awesome!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects Rae!

Joy said...

Such pretty layouts!
Think its time I tried my hand at a Canvas!!!

L. Akins said...

Beautiful projects Rae! I love your canvas and your non mixed media layout!!

Jean said...

Stunnning works!

Doudou said...

Great projects very sweet and beautiful!

Unknown said...

Loving all the color combinations with this kit and the 3D bridge another of my favorites. Trying to figure out which frame you used on last layout.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Just had to drop by and say how wonderful your projects are!

Anonymous said...

So many different and exciting embellishments. Love the railing on the first page, all of the flowers (especially the one made from the ribbon on the second page). Great memories for the future

Paulien van den Bosch said...

WOW!!!! I so love those Beautiful projects of yours. And I have enjoyed the video so much! Thanks Rae, for all you do!!!!!