torsdag 27 november 2014

My reveal layouts with Swirlydoos November kit!

Hi everybody! Today I can finally show you my pages with the amazingly beautiful November kit from Swirlydoos! I have had so much fun creating with this kit - the colors are fabulous and everything goes perfectly together. This kit was so worth waiting for!
So, prepare yourself for lots of photos :)
Layout number one is my sketch layout. Here's the sketch - amazing, isn't it!?


I have used flowers from the main kit, metal pieces from the embellie-kit and embellies from the main kit. Love the butterfly stamps!

My second layout is a bit shabbier - and if you know me you know I love to create shabby!!
The Decorative Scroll #1 is from Dusty Attic, and you can find it in Swirlydoos boutique HERE. It is one of my all-time-fav Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. I have painted it with white gesso and decorated with locks from Prima and Pearls, which can be found in this months kit.
A few close-ups:
Lots of flowers from the flower add-on:

I did a little stamping here and there with the Prima butterfly stamp from the main kit:

My third layout is also a shabby one, but in another color-scheme:
For this layout, I have used flowers and embellishment from the mainkit. The French Flourish Border is another Dusty Attic piece that can be found in the Swirlydoos shop. I have painted it white and decorated with locks and pearls.

My fourth layout is less shabby, but still romantic with lots of flowers from the flower add-on. I have also used super cute butterflies, made my Angelica. Adore these!
I have painted the chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios with white gesso, misted with peach mist and then embossed with white embossing powder.

If you managed to look at all my photos all the way down here, I have a little bonus for you! Do you remember the Design Team Challenge in my last Swirlydoos post? Well, I don't know if you guessed right, but here is my layout:
Thank you for stopping by today!

lördag 22 november 2014

Sweet ~ Dusty Attic

Hi there! This layout is my take on the November sketch - a beautiful sketch that I had so much fun interpreting!
I have lots of Dusty Attic chipboard on this one:
Scroll #8 (DA0626)
Decorative Scroll #2 (DA0206)
Vine Border (DA0459)
Flutterbies #2 (DA0713)
Birdcage #5 (DA0678)
Word Pack #4 (DA1077)
I have a little tutorial further down on how I painted the scrolls.
Papers are from Maja Design.
Here's the sketch:
And of course, I have lots of close-ups:

The "sweet" chippie was painted white, then misted with light green mist and finally I added Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901) on it.

Here's how I painted the scrolls. On the photos you see the smaller ones from the Scroll #8 set, but I have used the same technique on the larger one, and on the decorative scrolls.
First, I painted the scrolls with white gesso. I have then used two different kinds of embossing powder (Mix'd Media Inx) - colors Jasmine and Leather. I have used Emboss gloss as glue.

After the gesso had dried I covered almost the entire chippie with emboss gloss, sprinkled Jasmine embossing powder on it and then dried with my heat gun. This gives a great texture to the chippie!

My next step was to add emboss gloss only to the edges, and then sprinkled embossing powder, color Leather, on top. This powder is brown at first, but after heating it turns into a bronze color - very cool!

A couple of close-ups on the scrolls:

Thank you for stopping by today!

onsdag 12 november 2014

Swirlydoos November kit reveal!

Welcome to:
November Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
We are not having a blog hop this month, but there will still be ways to win some prizes and, of course, beautiful projects to see from our talented design team!  Go to the Swirlydoos blog to find out how you can win some fabulous prizes by pinning our posts, projects, videos and kit pics!  Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful November collection:


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 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!
This month, designer Kim challenged the design team to use this picture on a layout.

And here are the DT layouts:
And, we are challenging YOU to figure out which designer made each layout! 
Can you guess which one is mine? 
 In just a few days I will have a few projects to share, using this amazing kit - so do come back!!

söndag 9 november 2014

My last work for Petaloo

I have been on the Petaloo designteam for several years, but now it's time for me to move on. I have loved every minute on this amazing DT, and would like to thank Cheryl for all the generosity and kindness you've shown. I will miss you!
Here are my last Petaloo projects - a canvas and a card, using purple and lavender Botanica flowers, and forget-me-nots:


torsdag 6 november 2014

My Everything ~ Dusty Attic

Hi!! I have a new layout to share today - a colorful one! The beautiful papers from Prima needed bot colorful flowers and black accents. I have colored some chipboard pieces, painted one black and also left a couple of pieces raw.

The Vine Corner #2 (DA0897) is an amazing piece and one of my all-time favs! I have painted the pieces white, and then used a sponge to ligthly dabb Dusty in Color - Capri, Cranberry and Black Soot) on them. Tip - if you also add Dusty in Color Clear Gloss Varnish on the pieces they will be even more beautiful!
Behind the photo I have put the Cottage Window with Vine (DA0196), which I painted black to make a frame for my photo. Here's the chipboard piece:

I have then added two of the smaller scrolls from Scrolls #8 (DA0626. I kept these raw to match the papers and flower vine.

And a few more close-ups for you:

Thank you for stopping by today!