Friday, 29 July 2016

** Swirlydoos 1st Reveal July Kit with Ginny **

Hello All,

What can I say?! This kit is gorgeous and full of my favourite colour combos, what a fabulous kit to start my DT off at Swirlydoos! These gorgeous papers from Pion and Kaisercraft are full of inspiration and can be used in so many ways as our fabulous DT will be showing you over this week.

Sketch challenge

I'm starting off with the Sketch Challenge which runs till the 31st of August. Anyone can enter and it doesn't have to be using Swirlydoos kits, so come on over to the challenges on the forum and join in!

I adored this Pion paper 'Mr Tom's Treasures' collection, so pretty, so I kept this layout quite 'clean'. A little texture paste using a 'Doily' stencil from Prima in the background and a Spellbinders die for the swirls. This layout was made entirely from the Main Kit this month, I even used one of the Kaisercraft packaging tags as they were this gorgeous teal colour that matched the kit perfectly!

This is a reminder of the sketch by Beggahuna.


And a couple of close ups - you will get used to my close ups, I love them!!






All That Flutters Challenge

This is one of my favourite challenges on the Swirlydoos forum. You just create a layout and as long as it has something on the layout that has wings/ can fly its job done! So come on....butterflies, bees, fairies.....


As you can see I used the 'butterfly ribbon' and a fussy cut butterfly from the Pion papers for my 'fluttering' element. This layout is made with the Kaisercraft papers. I used two different papers, did some tearing up of both and used both sides of one sheet and bits of the other. I layered in some of the pale blue lace. I used some of the Art Alchemy blue paint from the Mediums kit spread on in tiny strokes with one of the Finnabair paint brushes applicator ends. The leaves are cut using my new 'fav' die , that I borrowed from my Mum, its a Sue Wilson die, another item on 'the list'!
And the close ups!





Shadow Box - Project Kit


I LOVE 'Off the Page' projects (OTP)  I can get so carried away with them and I am rapidly running out of space for them all in my house as I like to keep them all!! I think my Mum is going to have to have  a collection soon! Swirlydoos kits have a Technique/Project Kit Add on every month with a wide variety and fun projects to do! This month we had a Shadow Box - right up my street!


I have done a Snapguide  tutorial of the making of this project using some of the Pion Papers and a piece of cardstock from the Cardstock Add on.

More close ups!






And lastly....

Layout - Family



This layout I have used the Kaisercraft Storybook papers but used the 'browns'. It is one piece of PP (pattered paper) with the middle cut out and turned over and placed back in the  hole and mounted onto cardstock, with lace layered up in the cut line. I used a lot of the Storybook ephemera in my layers and the 'Atlas' ribbon dabbed with Walnut Stain Distress Stain and crumpled up and dried to distress it.
The close up's :)





So that's it for today, I will be back early next week with Part 2 of my reveal!

Ginny  :)

Don't forget we have a competition to win the July Scrapbook Kit, which is open until the 3rd August at Midnight eastern time!

Click on this link to enter on our Facebook page  COMPETITION


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