Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Swirlydoos July Reveal and Blog Hop!!

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!!

67 comments:

lizzyc said...

Hi.. what can i say? these are so beautiful and i just love coming to see what you have created.. truly an artist who always finds a design and color and paper and photo to melt together to form the most wonderful scrap layouts.. beautiful in so many ways..love all these..

Lisa aka Raining said...

Sigh... Lisa you did a breathtaking job this month. You know I love your work every month but you really outdid yourself this time! I see lots of punches and dies I now must have thanks to you! Hugs~L

Sandi Smith said...

Wow Lisa....every creation is just stunning! Love every detail!

Romy said...

Oh gosh, you just rocked this kit. Beauty, softness, elegance, grace...each of these words are definitions of your layouts. They are just stunning and I keep looking back to find a few more details and handmade flowers, that really turn your work into masterpieces!

Janet Z said...

Oh my goodness!!! STUNNING!!!

Kim said...

Lisa, these layouts are just gorgeous. Ashli is just an amazing model. Love what you did with all the flowers and micas and masks and mist. I really need that spellbinders die now. Can't wait to see what you do with it next week.

Cindy said...

Lisa, these layouts are amazing! I can't wait to get the kit and haunt your blog for some techniques. Beautiful!

Amarilys said...

absolutely stunning layouts as always! Love your handmade flowers and will be coming by later on the week to see your tip on making them!

Angelica said...

Beautiful as always!! All your lovely handmade flowers are gorgeous!!

Rosjen said...

I will take the chance to say a BIG Thank you to all the inspiration you give me!!! I LOVE your tutorials!! Hugs, Jannike :-)

Diana said...

Beautiful creations as usual Lisa! I love all your little details!

Sarah-R said...

Wow - gorgeous kit and absolutely stunning layouts! I love the ribbon lacing and your handmade flowers!

Lisa said...

Wow you really rocked this kit and I am always waiting for your new tuts on your flowers!!! These lo's are gorgeous!!!

Theresa said...

So glad I found this hop. Lots of inspiration in the Design Team layouts and cards.

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous Layouts Lisa! I love to see all the masking and painting on this kit reveal!

Erin Smetak said...

WOW! My jaw just dropped! Absolutely stunning! I feel as if I walked through your beautiful flower garden! SO delightful! I'm definitely following your blog now! What beautiful goodness you have here!!! Absolutely inspiring!

Katex said...

I have been admireing your work for some times. You just take my breath away

Paulien van den Bosch said...

gosh girl.... I so love everything you do!!! You worked miracles with this beautiful kit.

Maggi said...

What a grogeous reveal!! Love what you did with the kit!!!

Beverly Sams said...

Wow, you've been busy! All your pages are gorgeous and there's always so much to look at....Simply beautiful!

Shelly said...

thank you so much for the anatomy of a LO! and i'm lovin the Ashli LO too - she's such a cutie pie ;D

phamil said...

Lisa, beautiful layouts, just gorgeous! I got my kit today and can't wait to play!!! Off to check the others blogs!!!

ms.schwiet said...

Looking good Lisa.. I can't wait for the twist on weds.

JRABS -Jennifer said...

Gorgeous page and stunning work as always on reveal day.

Donna in Louisiana said...

Lisa, as usual your layouts are absolutely stunning!!! I wanna grow up to be just like you!!! Thanks for being a constant source of inspiration to me!!!

Lisa said...

You honestly just left me speechless with your work this month. I love your work to begin with but these pages were so whimsical and moving. Beautiful work! XO

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I have been scrapbooking for quite some time and trying to look for new ideas. Just started the internet thing. Love these layouts.

4372699a-a758-11e0-8d39-000bcdcb5194 said...

trying to fathom this out

4372699a-a758-11e0-8d39-000bcdcb5194 said...

Sorted i think. Lisa love your work especially flowers and leaves.Seeing your's and Robin's work was the reason yhat I joined Swirlydoos. I thank you for that. I am a retired nurse Health Visitor actually. I don't think you have such a branch of nursing in the states.My daughter is a nurse also, on a surgical unit. Telling you this as I feel I have an affinity with you.

Scrapbooking Mermaid said...

You have a great sense of texture and color! I LOVE it!! Great job Lisa :) Thanks for sharing :)

purplecj1 said...

love the rock candy effect on the butterfly! gives a "real look". Awesome website!

Shona said...

Lisa these are all just amazing...I love your flowers they are gorgeous...beautiful all of the layouts!!!!!

Merrihew said...

Lisa, all of your LO's with this month's kit are just fantastic! Gorgeous flowers, as always!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Another wonderful reveal day! Didn't know about the hop but it is time for bed so I'll do that manana. Love all your gorgeous florals and the uniqueness of each page. Can't wait to get my kit!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Lisa, you have outdone yourself once again! Love these LO's and your great tutorials on how to create the loveliness you have made. I'm already a follower. ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Elisabeth said...

Lisa, this is divine! I cannot wait to get my kit to recreate the garden layout. Soooo pretty. I have to get that MS garden fence punch.

Silvia Mendoza said...

Beautiful work. You did beautiful lo and I do agree with you some fairies on your magical layout will be great. I hop you post pictures when done. I just become a new follower

Deb said...

I am in awe! It's breathtakingingly beautiful - all of it!

melanie2000 said...

Your layouts are just gorgeous!! Love your blog!

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Especially love "Magical" and those gorgeous fern leaves.

Katherine said...

Lisa your pages are always amazing

Carolyn said...

I love your creations! The details are amazing and inspiring! Everything I need from an artist!

cathy said...

Your creations are lovely.

Robin Shakoor said...

Lisa, your projects are truly beautiful as always. I love all of your photos as well.

pau B said...

so natural and refreshing,really love it!

Kimberly said...

Every one of your layout are gorgeous!!!

fairkat said...

WOW!!!

Monica said...

Gorgeous layouts!!! You are inspiring me with all those beautiful flowers... I need to use mine more. THanks for the inspiration.

Sherrenae said...

Truly gorgeous work Lisa.

Patti said...

Hi Lisa....long time since I've popped in to say hi. Your invite to the blog hop was just the ticket I needed to get my butt over here...LOL!!! Your work as always is GORGEOUS...

Sandy said...

Oh what a relaxing place to be just to sit and watch all the beautiful creations you have incorporated into your blog, everything about it is a treasure!!!

Mylissa said...

I loved visiting you blog and seeing your work...It is so special. : D
Mylissa

Sherry said...

Beautiful work so much detail in all your work!!! beautiful!

Bev said...

Lisa your LO's are beautiful. The detail is amazing.

Micupoftea~ said...

lovely details, pretty florals, sweet titles :)

mammasol said...

They are all so fabulous and your flowers and fuzzy cutting is amazing!!Your a big inspiration and love it all....

~VIRGINIA~ said...

Lisa, love what you did with this months kits. Loving stopping by all the time to see what new creations of flowers you come up with. Hugs Virginia

Peggy said...

Wonderful tutorial, stunning example, and thanks for making me need so many punches and stamps and dies :)
Love ya!

Andiepants said...

The LO of Ashli is my fav. You never cease to amaze me with your talent Lisa. Hopefully one day I can create flowers like yours. Thank you so much for all the inspiration. and in regards to your July 6 blog post, I am just dying to see what you have brewing. I can't believe I wasn't already a subscriber to this blog!!

Chrissy Mancini said...

Love your blog! your paper cutting is amazing!

Andrea Slee said...

Gorgeous work as usual Lisa!!

Pendra said...

I just love visiting you to see what you are doing next... love your work! TFS!

MORMOR said...

You have created so many beautiful lo. I am truly amazed. I love this kit and I love how all of your layouts had a soft, graceful and at times almost ethereal feel.

Priscilla said...

All of these are fantastic, you are very talented. Thank you for entering the Petaloo’s Color me Crazy Challenge. Your entry is just lovely. We will be emailing the winners & runner-ups on Wednesday July 27th ! And don’t forget to visit our Petaloo Youtube channel and website gallery for more ideas and inspiration. Good luck!
Priscilla :)
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craftysals creative corner said...

I love checking out your blog on a regular basis, your flowers are brilliant and I love to go and have a play after seeing your, many thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us craftes out there

craftysals creative corner said...

just wanted to thank you for your wonderful and inspiring ideas, yours is the one blog I come back to to make the flowers from your tutorials, many thanks x

Dan Jones said...

Gorgeous Layouts Lisa! I love to see all the masking and painting on this kit reveal!
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