Friday, August 5, 2011

Swirlydoos August Poetry En Prose and Blog Hop.

Welcome to Swirlydoos August Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!

If you've arrived here from Maiko's 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 month, I mixed it up a little. I did 3 layouts, a canvas project and another alphabet tile tutorial. Of course created the butterfly tutorial to match the kit. I will leave the flower tutorial for another day. Here are my DT reveals for the beautiful August kit "Poetry En Prose"...


You may remember this layout as a tease and my reveal for Heartfelt Creations. A match made in Heaven for me. You can see my post from Wednesday for details and closeups.

This Layout was done on a 12 x 12 canvas. Lisa Valentine took the She Art Class, and I purchased a wonderful book called Collage Couture. Lisa was my inspiration as she did a canvas, but what I learned was in the book. The canvas was a gift to my daughter for her birthday yesterday as she is on the home stretch of her Culinary studies at Le Cordon Bleu. Transferring from Portland Oregon to Orlando Florida so she can do her externship here close to home. A true Floridian at heart, the mermaid symbolizes her return to home having risen from a tough year in Portland.
The quote reads..."She turned her cant's into cans and her dreams into plans".

Just some closeups of the canvas.

I stamped the edges of the canvas, and on one side I stamped a small sentiment to my daughter.


A close up of the mermaid. I created the body from punched circles that were inked and layered. The fins were run through my crimper then inked as well.


This next layout is my sisters grandaughter Nikki in her summer dress.

I left the birdcage in the raw state. I stamped and die cut some Heartfelt Creations leaves.


The letters were created from a new tutorial for alphabet tiles that will be found at the end of this post.

I mixed Prima, Petaloo and my own flowers for the cluster.

I also created a new butterfly file to match the kit perfectly. I will post the file at the end of this post as well.


This next layout is of my friend Tanya on her wedding day. The strip was created with one of my Martha Stewart punches. The roses were created using Heartfelt Creations Botanicals stamp and Donna Salazar Spellbinders Rose creations die.

Another butterfly form the new butterfly file.

Just a closeup of the leaves and flowers.

Another closeup of the trellis I created for the flowers.

Another closeup of one of the butterflies.


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! This is what you can win. A beautiful Bo Bunny Mini Album kit!! it really isn't so mini.
You have through 5pm Eastern time on Sunday August 7th to complete the hop!! All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize will this completely gorgeous kit made up of Bo Bunny product!!
You are at the end of the Blog hop. I hope you enjoyed this months reveal and been inspired!! Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on August 8th. Good luck and thank you for joining us!!


Down load a copy of the butterfly file.
Link
These are the files for the Alpah Tile Tutorial. Just follow the same directions as in the Faux Scrabble Tile tutorial. If you print the files on 5 x 7 card stock, you will end up with a tile that is a little less than one inch. You can cut a 1 inch mat and adhere tiles to the mat to create a 1 inch tile.






51 comments:

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Love your layouts. Thanks for the free butterflies!

Lisa said...

Jaw dropping as usual!! You really created some beautiful things with this kit and you canvas is AMAZING!!!!!

Pips said...

I was a follower of yours for a very loooong time - you are so talented and I really enjoy your works.

Theresa said...

Amazing. And I love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow....Stunning work as usual, Lisa. Those butterflies are amazing. Thanks

Shona said...

really gorgeous layouts Lisa, just stunning

Sherrenae said...

Wow, all beautiful, but love the true love. Thanks for the butterflies and letters.

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous layouts, Lisa! I love your canvas you created fir your daughter! Thanks for the butterflies and alphabet tiles

Merrihew said...

All absolutely amazing LO's, Lisa! Gorgeous canvas! Thanks for the butterflies and alpha tiles!

Cheryl

Romy said...

Oh wow, your layouts and canvas are absolutely amazing! Totally love the butterflies and the fab work you've done with them!

Janet said...

fab layouts,thanks for the free butterflies,now a follower
Janet

Peggy said...

I just copied those wonderful alpha blocks into my copy of your faux scrabble tute, thanks so much!!!!
I can't get over the versatility of this kit that you and your DT sisters are displaying. And I am blown away by your canvas, so perfect for Gabbie, so perfectly you!!!!!
<3

bethann said...

wonderful creations. wish i was more talented. and tech savvvy. lol

Lisa said...

Lisa I sooo enjoy seeing your work and you have done wonders with this kit!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Monica said...

Beautiful!!!

Dreamin' Scrap said...

Gorgeous...gorgeous wedding layout! Following the beauty!

JRABS -Jennifer said...

amazing work and so very inspiring

Maggi said...

GORGEOUS Lisa! Love your canvas!!

Susanne said...

I love your layouts... it´s so beautiful! Hugs Susanne

Cherished said...

Absolutely amazing another breathtaking gorgeous blog and your work is amazing

Monica said...

Awesome work! And you gave away something.. I so appreciate your generosity! Thank you!!! I'm a new follower!

Monica said...

No way this hop can't be over!!!! I'm totally loving this!!!

kep(Karen) said...

Love you pages and the butterflies and tiles are great. Thanks for sharing them.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layouts and thanks so much for sharing the butterflies!

Lizzyc said...

beautiful layouts once again and thanks for all the hints and downloads too.. thank you..

Linda Pekrul said...

Ahh Lisa, you never fail to delight me. Beautiful layouts and wonderful inspiration. Your canvas is just beautiful, and little Nikki is just adorable. Thank you for the beautiful butterflies and tile set!

Karen Wilson said...

LOVE it all! Such gorgeous work, I luv the bridal layout the most. So stunning with the red.

Kimberly said...

Stunning pages! I love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

WOW Lisa.... You have done such amazing work with this month's kit. Your pages are so sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! As is that awesome canvas you made for your DD. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing these lovely alpha and butterflies.

Silvia Mendoza said...

Beautiful layouts. You are very talented. Thanks you so much for the butterflies file you are very genorous.

Veronica said...

Lovely layouts! Love all of your maching details:)

Erin Smetak said...

These are incredible!!!

cathy said...

Love your layout and canvas. Beautiful.

Scrap2day said...

You never fail to amaze me! The way you cut that picture in thirds is out of this world!

Erica Ortiz said...

Lisa..your Lo's are just out of this world! And your She Art Canvas..wow!!! It is gorgeous what you've created with this kit..beautiful!

nanatam said...

love your beautiful work!

pooky said...

Where have I been.....your layouts and such are so stunning!!!
Thanks for the butterfly download and the chance to win!

Diana said...

Beautiful just doesn't not seem enough. Your work is always awesome! Love the canvas. I bet your daughter loved it too!

fairkat said...

love the canvas idea. thank you for sharing the butterflies also

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome job, Lisa .. thanks so much for the inspiration! Got my kit today .. woohoo!

Janet Z said...

So creative!

diana said...

love your work.

thanks for the butterflies

Kim said...

Stunning as always. I think the wedding layout is my favorite. Thanks for all the extra tuts.

Jean Marie said...

What to say ! Love your work...love your generosity and tutorials. Have your blog posted on mine for some time.
Your tutorials and images are just wonderful and your Lo's are beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing with us all.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous! Love all the colours & textures.

Kathy said...

your stuff is so beautifull. You are such an outstanding artist.

Pendra said...

I didn't join in the hop... saw this too late. Anyway your work is always so beautiful... love them all but the "True Love" was my favorite! You are so talented.
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Olena said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love it! Love it! Your creations are always so pretty! Olena

Brenda said...

WOW WOW WOW lady you are soooo talented!!! Inspired to to try the canvas...have 2 blank ones in my room...
and thanks for sharing your tiles and butterfly's...awesome of you!!
hugs
Brenda

reneabouquets said...

Lisa all of your layouts are so gorgeous with this kit! I loved that canvas you did, a true work of art and an inspiration to all of us! Thanks for sharing with us! You and your sharing heart are such an asset to the world of scrapping!

lemondedis said...

j'adore !... je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l'instant sur Pinterest (où j'ai déjà plus de 14000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l'ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser votre jolie création !... merci pour le partage, Is... (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c'est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/)