Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos is headed to week 4!! Here is my lift for week 3. I had to follow the awesome Manda and Erin...Not easy to lift and twist....lol... I do love that every week is a new challenge, and with all the controversy on lifting in the scrapbook world going on right now, this a place where lifting is a MUST...And you dont feel guilty. You can lift directly down to the paper and title, or you could put your own twist on it and make it yours. We all tend to put our own style into it and that makes if fun. So here is my lift from our group "Leaders Of The Pack" and if you live in Swirlyville you know what that is in reference to...MANDA!!...And my own twist on a wonderful following.
The DA gate was cut in half (the other half used on another LO). If you were lucky to get the April Technique kit at Swirlydoos this month, you know how much fun it was to alter chip board. On the gate I used the Gloss Glue as the base, then brushed some Pearlex Powder on it, then covered it with Crackle Accents. I touched a few places with Liquid Pearls. I also covered the butterflies with a light coat of the Crackle Accents, as well as the flowers.
You can find the tutorial for the Purple Passion Flowers here on my blog. Make them any color you want. I used Glimmer Mist in the new color Puerto Rico...(My ancestral homeland!!). Reminds me of the color of the water and sky..sooooo blue!!.
I learned a new technique using a new product!! Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Mica!! And our very own DT member Camilla Ekman did a wonderful tutorial on using the tech kit and altering Dusty Attic Chip board. The magical Mica is MAGICAL!! It leaves these serious bits of black mica behind that gives the finish a stone look. And Camilla's Tutorial on The Mica Chipboard Hinge is awesome!! Thanks for the tip Camilla!! Krissy does Secial orders for Swirlydoos Subscribers, and she just closed out an order for Lindy's Stamp Gang Products...My word, cant wait to get mine. I think I need more Magical Mica!!.
Just another close up of the gate, flowers and butterfly!!
Head over to Swirlydoos for a world of inspiration and tutorials..And just around the corner is National Scrapbook day!! Swirlydoos has a day full of planned activities with prizes!! The Lovely Lisa Valentine (our schedule Coordinator Extrordinaire) is putting together the scheduled activities!! Details coming soon!!!! The day will include picture and Ustream Live classes, games, crops and much more!! It is gonna be a blast!!!