tisdag 28 juli 2015

Exhale ~ Dusty Att

Hi everybody! It's summer, so I thought I'd share a layout with a summer photo. I took this a few years ago, it's of my daughter in the lake at our family summer house. This photo went so well with this months inspiration board. In case you haven't seen it, here it is:

Such an amazing photo to be inspired by, and the colors are fantastic! Don't forget to play along, just upload your project on the Dusty Attic blog :)

Here's my page:

The Monarch Butterflies (DA0819) are amazing, just as they are, but I decided to make them stand out even more, and be the main embellishment on my layout. 

To make them 3-dimensional you have to soak them in water and divide the wings. If you are careful you can make three or more layers. I made three with these two. When dried, I painted them with white gesso and then with three colors of Dusty in Colour: Capri, Pesto and Gingernut. I finished them off with Clear Gloss Varnish.


I also used the title Exhale (From Word pack #10, DA1266), just painted white.

Tucked into the flowers I put Foliage #5 (DA1295), painted with Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate and Clear Gloss Varnish.

Thanks for stopping by today!


torsdag 23 juli 2015

Swirlydoos July kit reveal!!

Welcome to:

July Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Swirlydoo's blog, then you are on the right track. 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 July collection:

Belle Fleur

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 you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any Julykits 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 are my projects!

First, my sketch page. This months sketch was so much fun to work with, I had tons of ideas and knew I had to do some layering of both papers and flowers :)

Here's the sketch:

Here's my page:

I used  some of the journaling cards to create a layered photo mat, and then layered lots of the amazing flowers from the floral add-on. I did some stamping in the background, using the beautiful stamp from the embellie add-on.

My next page is with a photo of my darling niece,Julia. 

Used one of the BFS papers as a background, and a piece of a Prima paper in the middle. Tied a string all around and then used it to "hold" some of the flowers and my photo. Amazing flowers in this kit and floral add-on!! 

I tucked the lace into the little Prima box, from the embellie add-on, and just let it peek out. 

My third layout is more mixed media and I had lots of fun creating this one!

I have some tips for you, on how I made some of the things on this page:

For my background I used one of the Prima papers. I painted it with white gesso, used a stencil and clear gesso, and then misted with pink mist. I have used paper pieces from the kit, plus leftovers from Prima flower packages (I always keep the nice ones, perfect for layering!). Before adding the last piece of paper and my photo, I glued the string of pearls. This way I got fantastic dimension and also some pearls peeking out later. The small pearl rows are from a previous kit.

The Prima flowers with baby heads didn't fit my page as a wanted to, so I decided to pull them apart. I folded the flower layers, got four of these, and tucked them under my papers. I put one flower on the side. I added the baby faces later in the process.

Some close-ups for you!

Did some painting and splattering with the pink mist after everything was glued into place. Added some bits and bobs from previous kits, as well as some flowers from my stash. 

Finally, I have two cards to show you!

For my first card, I cut out two of the beautiful dresses from one of the Prima papers. I then simply added a couple of flowers, two clothes pins (from a previous kit) and a wood piece.

For this card i used the beautiful fan chipboard piece. I painted it with white gesso and the clear gloss varnish. 

You have until midnight, eastern time, July 25th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/28.  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 : Being

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

Blog Hop Order: 

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon!



lördag 11 juli 2015

Swirlydoos June kit ~ Boys Night Out

Hi! Today I'm sharing my projects with the June kit, Boys Night Out. The minute I laid my hands on this kit, I knew it would be perfect for some older photos with me and my father, and also a couple of pics with my father and his younger brother. The colors of this kit was just perfect for the 70's photos!

First, let me show you my sketch page. The photos are of my father and his younger brother, in the early 50's. They look so cute! I have used pieces of the BoBunny ephemera under the photos, to build up some layers. Then lots of flowers (from the flower add-on and some from my own stash). I adore the chains from Prima, here I added one to the Cameo.


Next, a layout with a photo of me and my father. He passed away in 2011, and I miss him so much. The title for this page: If I could turn back time...

I have painted the background paper with some white gesso and then sprayed with light brown/gold mist. I have also used a stamp here and there, and put some stickers from the main kit in a couple of places. Then I cut out several of the clocks from one of the papers and added them under the photo. The frame around me and my dad is from the BoBunny ephemera (add-on kit). Also from the kit; metal handle, chipboard clock, brads, dark red flower, butterfly.

When I created my third page, I decided to play with circles. I started with the diecut-paper and then added circles in different sizes. I have also built up some layers under the photo, with paper pieces from the kit. Several flowers from the kit (and some from previous kits and my stash), a metal handle, wooden pieces from Prima, chipboard clocks from BoBunny, brads, bling  and then this layout was finished. This one took hardly no time at all - everything practically fell into place :)

And yes, the photo is of me and my dad!

And now for my final layout with this amazing kit, and I also have a step-by-step on how I made this one!

Everything on this page is from the main kit, flower add-on and embellishment add-on, except two black flowers from Kaisercraft (from previous kit) and a small piece of paper (from the May kit). I have also used my own mists, a black and a gold one. 

Here is the step-by-step, and prepare yourself for lots of photos!

I started with the black corrugated  paper from Fancy Pants (embellie add-on):

Here are most of the embellies I used (added the chains and Prima wood piece later in the process).

I took two of the beautiful patterned papers from the main kit and tore the edges. Then I glued them onto the corrugated paper.

Then I applied a thin layer of clear gesso, using an old credit card. This is to make the mist, which I will show you soon, blend together better. 

I used a black and a gold mist and sprayed a few times. I let the colors run and blend together.

The pieces of paper I tore before, came to use:

I have used three pieces of paper under my photo, two are from the papers in this months kit, one from last months (needed some red color in this layout). I glued chipboard scraps in the back of each piece of paper, to get lots of dimension. 

Then I glued the paper pieces in the middle of the layout, and folded the edges a bit.

I then added my photo (distressed the edges a bit).

Then I had fun with lots of the beautiful flowers in this kit! The black ones and the larger brown one, I sprayed with gold mist. When I add flowers, I layer them and put some under the papers (which is possible since I have the chipboard scraps under the papers). This way everything melts together nicely. I think brown, gold and black is my new favourite color combo!

I then added the embellies, a metal handle, chipboard clock with brad in the middle and some bling squares. I still felt like something was missing though. The I laid my eyes on the chains from Prima, from the embellie add-on, and just had to add some! I put some glue under the edge of the photo/papers, and glued the chains there (in three places). 

Nice, huh?!

Just had to add a wood piece from Prima (main kit), a little looking glass. Then I covered the photo and sprayed with gold mist on the flowers and chains. 

Last, I added the title: Father. From the BoBunny ephemera.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you had fun and maybe got some inspiration!