Welcome to Swirlydoos December Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! We are having a party and you are all invited. If you came here from Swirlydoos Blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoo's blog and pick up the trail from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 3 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!
This first LO is my sisters granddaughter Nikki when she was a baby. I did some creative editing in Photoshop, and gave her butterfly wings.
I love the little letter stickers in the 12x12 sheet in the kit. The butterflies are a file I created for the kit, I printed them out on photo paper and outlined them with Stickles.
The beautiful vine was enhanced with Petaloo canterberry vine spray and some spiral flowers I created with scrap card stock.
This next LO is of my daughter when I took her to Swirlydoos Camp in Colorado last year before she took off for school. The girly time was just what we needed. She had not seen snow since she was 3 years old , and she did not remember it, so she was fascinated with it. We were lucky that it snow a lot on the last day of camp. Snow at the cabin was truly beautiful!!
Krissy opens up a special order for Dusty Attic for us every so often so that we can order what we want. She also sells it in the store. I purchased these bricks a while ago, and loved the way Gabrielle Pollacco used them on one of her LO's as an accent. I followed her lead. It adds just the right amount of rustic feeling to the LO. I inked it with some soft brown ink, then went over it with Fire Brick Distress ink then dry brushed some white acrylic paint over the whole bunch.
These are a closeup of the last tutorial I did. there are many variations of the poinsettia that you can create.
I created the title in Photoshop, printed it out on card stock cut into strips and inked the edges.
This next LO features a photo that I have used before. This past June in Colorado at Swirlydoos camp, I asked Krissy to snap some picks of me blowing dandelions into the wind. But with this version I used a Florabella overlay for Snow to add to the photo.
Here is a closeup of the poinsettias I created. The leaves are Spellbinders that has been misted with Glimmer Mist in 2 different colors.
The tag was created as a stand alone tag for the reveal this month. Each Designer created a tag with a different technique. I chose to do a puffy paint technique to mimic snow. I used it on the flower, letters, as well as the edges of the tag. I just decided to add the tag to the LO as my contribution to Berry 71 Bleu sketch challenge this month where I am a Guest designer, I turned and flipped the sketch around and this LO is what I came up with . We had to incorporate a tag into the LO. I love tags!! Click on the sketch for details.
Here is my stand alone tag.
Just a closeup of the flower. I love Flower Soft. It looks like real pollen. I purchased 6 different colors and you will see me incorporating them into my flowers more often now.
You have until midnight, eastern time, on December 16th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all SIX blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, head back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.
My special words are Try Not
All winners will be randomly drawn. Winners will be posted over on the Swirlydoos blog on the 17th, which also happens to be the same day December's SwirlyHues Contest is unveiled. YAY!
Have a great time!!!! The block party continues over at Clear Scraps.