Sometimes you just have to HOP!!! Blog Hop that is!!
Welcome to Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!
If you've arrived here from Swirlydoos blog, then you are on the right track! If you are one of my regular followers then head on over to the Swirlydoos Blog and join in the fun!
This post is a little photo heavy, but be sure to scroll to the end for the Blog Hop Rules and a chance to win a wonderful prize.
The first layout is also July's Anatomy Of A Layout. I created a layout that is a little challenging for those who like a challenge. Fussy Cutting. You can do it! It takes some time, but with patience and a great pair of scissors, it is easy. Try it. And check my tutorial for the step by step on the Faux Scrabble Letters.
I used the Martha Stewart Garden gate punch. One of my faves. The scallops were stamped.
Did some fussy cutting and colored the little silky flowers with Glimmer Mist.
I also Glimmer Misted the cream and beige colored flowers in a rosy color to match the LO.
Used the Faux Scrabble Letters for part of the title.
I created the background paper using card stock from the add on kit and Glimmer Mist, acrylic paint and Prima stencil. I took the pic of Jan, Jen and Kim. My Swirly sisters while on our Photo Shoot excursion in Colorado. Doing the Swirly Hip Check. I am entering this LO in the Petaloo Color Me Crazy Contest.
The Color me Crazy Petaloo flowers were colored with a water pen and Magical Mica's from Lindy's stamp Gang. It was our tech kit this month. I hope you got one as it is fabulous!! So full of flowers and Mica's!! I cut the gates with my Cricut Expression. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
I also altered the rose tea colored roses to the same peachy color as the larger flowers.
I did some Prima masking on this LO. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the sponge applicator.
One of my favorite butterflies with a ZVA trail...
I made the flowers using Donna Salazars Rose Creations Die. And if you stay tuned next week on Wednesday, I will reveal a wonderful twist to these flowers. I think you're going to love it!!
The leaf vines are a Spellbinders die as well..And yet another twist to be revealed!! The title was cut out with my Cricut Expression.
It just dawned on me that I could have fussy cut some tiny fairies from the G45 paper in the kit and placed them around this LO to appear more magical. Just a mere after thought...Some fairy fillers...hhmm..never to late...
More leaves and ferns from thatsame Spellbinders die..Oh, and I used my fab Vagabond to die cut them. I colored the little tea roses in blue this time.
Love the pretty Prima flower asthe center focus in this cluster.
I cut the title using my Sizzix Sizzlets Alphas and my Vagabond. The beauty of it all is the Vagabond has such a big surface that I was able to cut all of the letters at once!. So nice...And much quicker.
The photo's are of Miss Ashli (Krissy's most adorable daughter). We did a photoshoot in her back yard while I was a guest at her house. Ashli really is a Mini Top Model..
More Prima and Petaloo lovelies. oops, I seem to have a Petaloo flower that fell off. Just the bottom remained.
The leaves are one of my fave Heartfelt Creations stamps and the butterflies can be found in the butterfly thread in the Swirlydoos tutorials section in the forums. There are so many now.
Just a closeup. To enhance the color, I painted the butterflies with Rock Candy Distress paint. I love the crackle finish.
REMEMBER, to qualify for the grand prize you need to:
1) visit all of the blogs, including Swirlydoos, in order to qualify.
2) Be sure to leave a comment and become a follower of each blog (if you haven't already). This way we know that you have joined in the party!
3) Stop by Swirlydoos Facebook page and Like Us!
All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the awesome Swirlydoos Store!!!
Now head on over to Angelica's blog to see some more incredible creations with Swirlydoo's Vintage Fae kit. Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on July 12th. Good luck and thank you for joining us!!