Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club October Blog Hop and Reveal

Welcome to:

October Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Jan'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 October collection:


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our October 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 October 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 !!!

The first layout  I did with this gorgeous kit is based on this months sketch.
I used the Main kit and the Flower and Embellishment Add ons. I just loved the clear plastic balloons and coloured mine in using ProMarkers, with the basket filled in with a 'Rose Gold' Liquid Pearls.
The photo is one I took in 2009 of a balloon going over the kennel buildings outside my house. We have a lot of balloons going over, with a balloon launch site just down the road from us. So when I saw this sketch and the plastic balloons, I just knew what photo I wanted to use and the effect I wanted to create.
I used a brick stencil and texture paste to extend the look of the buildings brickwork onto my layout and used the Art Quest Mica Colour set from Septembers Tech kit to paint the brickwork. The metal border strip was to mimic the metal railings in the brick walls.

On my second layout I did a lot of paper layering with the banners. My ornate chippie sign was covered in a Vanilla white embossing powder. All the paper edges were edged in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then used lots of gesso and the Mica colour set again to wash a little colour under the edges of the outside paper layers. Lots of distressing and some liquid Pearls. This photo is of me many years ago, the first time my husband took me to his homelands in Devon, to this little picturesque place called Fingle's Bridge.
I love these photos I've used on my third layout of my daughter a couple of years ago. She was so busy investigating in the sea water puddle on the beach she never noticed the photographer in action. The blue colour of the paper and torn layers perfectly matched the blue tones in the water and the pink flowers just made Holly's dress pop.
I did some distress punching, as Angelica showed us in a previous Saturday Tutorial, and distressed my papers till they started to tear ( I love doing that to my papers !!! Lol) and then ripped a couple of places more to create the envelope areas for the flowers. A little bit of masking with texture paste, doily and some pearls and voila !
Next I did a card. I cannot do a simple card, I do tend to throw everything at them, but that is me !! So again, lots of distressed layers and inking and splatting. The flowers had the edges covered in some Distress Glitter and then more gesso !
Here's a close up of the detail on the flowers.
Lastly here is what I did with the Tech kit Add on. I loved this and the fact it came with everything white was perfect, its so me !! The frame, after it had been covered in Gesso, had a mixture of stamping with a script stamp in Dove Grey Staz on and masking with texture paste with a Prima mask. I then added Shabby White Stampendous Frantage embossing powder to some of the masked texture paste. I also love a technique of 'Tissue stamping' and then applying the image with a coat of 'Slap it on' (available from Indigo Blu but Mod Podge would do the same thing) There are four flowers around my frame done in this technique.
After all that I then added my embellishments. I did add a few extra white roses to the ones from the Tech kit and a Crystal/Pearl leaf flourish from Prima, cut up and added to the arrangement. This now hangs in my kitchen with some favourite little photos of my children.
Here are some close ups of the detail

Thank you for looking at my post today, enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop :)

You have until midnight, eastern time, October 23rd to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 10/25.  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 :   be

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

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