Sunday, February 13, 2011

Swirlydoos February Round Robin challenge.

Well, this past Friday was Round 2 in Swirlydoos February Round Robin Challenge. It was my turn, and I got to follow the fabulous Denise Jensen. This is one of our favorite challenges at Swirlydoos. Denise and I didn't make it in time for sign ups, so I put up a big fuss to add a 5th Team..Yea, I whined till I got my way...(it pays to be the Design Team Coordinator)Well, we ended up with 4 of us on that 5th Team..So now we are known as The Taboo Team...The other 4 teams wanted a name as well...hhhmmmm...I think I started something..once again!! Team Taboo Rocks!!!! Cant wait to see what what Jen and Pat do to follow us!! Well, here is my version of Denise's Beautiful LO. I used Swirlydoos February Kit "Things Remembered" for this wonderful challenge.

This flower is the Ruffle flower that I did a tutorial on.. I used Sunkissed Peach Glimmer Mist to color it. You can print out a file of the leaves here. I printed, cut, and inked the edges after cutting them apart from the stem. I did a little dry embossing and folding and curling them to give them dimension. I topped it with a button after taking the shank off.
This flower looks like the hibiscus in my garden at our 2nd home. I will be doing a tutorial next month with the release of Swirlydoos march Kit. The smaller purple flowers are The Fairy Cosmo Flowers I did a while back.
The decorative circle is a double punched circle using my tutorial, with the exception that I punched the inside as well. I used Martha Stewart's French Scroll Punch around the Page set. There will be a tutorial on making it look like hammered copper.
I colored the little buds on the Prima Vine with Sunkissed Peach Glimmer Mist and made the little flower buds using my Alterations Tattered flowers die. .
I die cut the Alterations Bird cage using chipboard and paper and adhered it with glue then used a brayer to flatten it. I added the jewels that were in the kit, and colored the clear ones with Alcohol ink in Salmon. I made the flower vine using one of the flowers in the kit and wrapping a wire stem with brown floral tape,and wove it through the cage and added the May Arts Leaf trim. I really enjoyed working with his wonderful kit!!


Shona said...

so gorgeous , love the gems haning on the cage...and your flowers are to die for :)


STUNNING WORK, Lisa!!! I always enjoy seeing the lovely flowers you've created!

Lynette said...

Wow...stunningly beautiful layout Lisa.

Sandy said...

Well, I clearly need to look at your tut's....I adore this layout...the florals are stunning as always and I love the way you added the gems to the birdcage...another masterpiece...and congrats on team do rock!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Oh my!
Okay I am laughing because I just read Sandy's comment and was thinking the same thing myself! LOL! I just did a layout this weekend making my own flowers and I am such a novice at making them! I could learn so much from both you and Nanne at making flowers!
I LOVE this project, all the sweet details and the beautiful colors make it extra special!

Lynne said...

gorgeous!!!! love the double punched circle and your flowers are stunning!!!

Jani said...

Wow, your colors just pop!