Swirlydoos kits went out a bit late this month. The Typhoon in China delayed the latest and greatest Summer CHA products that Krissy was putting in the fabulous kit. But good things come to those who wait. And the wait is almost over as kits are now being shipped out. This new kit is just fabulous!! So we skipped a DT reveal this month , and instead introduced you to Swirlydoos new Challenge ...SwirlyHues.
This layout was done with the new kit and I used the wonderful colors from our very first Swirlyhues challenge.
The flowers were diecut from the blue card stock in card stock add on kit and enhanced with Glimmer Mist in Mallard (bought in the Swirlydoos store) and a spritz of Suede. Then after the flowers were assembled (tutorial follows this post) I rubbed some Colorbox Chestnut Roan over them.
I finally got the hang of using the flocking. The trick is to get it a little warm by rubbing it with your finger to warm the plastic and making sure you rub it really well into the paper using a Bone folder or a tool similar. a Popsicle stick works just as well. I saved a rubber one from a previous rub on set.
I love the Petaloo Vines in the add on flower kit, but they seemed a bit plain, so I quilled some leaves and added them to the stems.
The blue butterflies were 1 of 2 sets I created specifically for this kit. You can get them HERE. Feel free to download, print, and cut, for you butterfly pleasure!! All I do is free cut the antennae when I am cutting out the butterflies, color them with a black Sharpie and then rub some Rock Candy Stickles over the whole thing. But you can use glitter, Liquid Pearls, dimensional paint, twinkling H2O's, Pearlex powder and whatever else glitters to enhance the butterflies.
It's all up to you...