Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January SwirlyHues

Welcome to another fabulous month of SwirlyHues!
Lisa Valentine is our host for January. She picked the colors for our storyboard and picked the sketch by Begahunna for inspiration. See the Rules below.

This is my layout for this months challenge. I chose a few techniques that can be found in the forums at Swirlydoos.
Masking is one of the easiest and most beautiful way to jazz up a plain piece of card stock. I chose to use a piece of white 12x12 Bazzill cardstock from the add on cardstock kit and use stencling/masking. The stencil I chose from my collection is from a wonderful company I recently discovered called Layers of Color. They offer the most beautiful stamps, and stencils as well as embellishments and dies to match their stamps. I chose to use the Vintage Medallion Art Stencil for my background. Layers Of Color is taking a new direction and is having a fantastic sale right now!! But there is excitement in the air for the future and the wonderful designs!! A wonderful transition is happening right now.
I used Distress ink with a foam applicator to go all around the page. I love the look. You could use gesso or clear embossing for a different look. So many possibilities.

Some of the techniques I used on my page are the decorative punched Circle, How to Hand Dye Vintage Seam Binding to make Crinkle Ribbon Tutorial, and stenciling with distress ink. The butterflies are a down load from the Butterflies thread in the forums.

I used Glimmer Mist to add color to the white flowers from the add on flower kit. I also painted the berries spray so that it matched everything else. My blue color inspiration came from the blue cardstock and the crystal flourishes in the kit.

Here is the inspiration sketch that Begahunna created for us from a former kit. We love her sketches so much and they are so versatile. I use them over and over again and always get different results!
So give SwirlyHues a whirl this month and check out what the design team has done. You will surely be inspired.

The Rules:

1) Must stick to the hues provided. You may add black or white, but it can NOT be more than 5% of your total page and can NOT be a main element.
You must interpret the sketch provided.

3) Now for the Swirly-fying element – you MUST use one of our tutorials on your page. Here is a LINK to our tutorials. It is really to our forum. Just scroll down. Our tutorials are separated by category. You can choose anything your beautiful, creative heart desires.
4) Create a post on your blog for your SwirlyHues entry.

5) Upload your gorgeous creation to the SwirlyHues album in our gallery no later than midnight eastern time on February 10th. Click HERE to get there. You will need to register to upload photos. It's free! Use the following format to name your item: SH Jan 2012 (insert your project name here). Your photos can be no larger than 600x600. In the description please tell us what tutorial you used and a link to your blog post. If you don't have a blog, just let us know that.

6) 2 winners will be chosen; 1st and 2nd place. Each winner will receive one of our highly coveted blog badges (see the right-side bar). Winners will be posted to the Swirlydoos blog on the 13th of the month (unless otherwise noted), as well as our Facebook page. Check back here to see your name and then contact LisaV at Lisa@Swirlydoos.com She will make sure you get your blog badge and then we'll add you to our blog for the month! Superstahhhhhh *strike a pose*

7) The next challenge will be uploaded to our blog on February 10th!


Shona said...

beautiful Lisa, love the colors..have a great week :)

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Lisa, your page is beautiful. I'll have to give this challenge a try..

Lisa said...

Wow that masking is absolutely gorgeous!!!