Welcome to Swirlydoos' January Blog Hop Block Party!!
The inspiration for this LO came from the current sketch # 190 from Creative Scrappers. And I totally adored my Zva Design Team mate, Karen Shady's take on the sketch. She is Guest Designing for them this week. I loved her banner and had to do one!!
I used my Martha Stewart Deep edge Wild Flowers punch around the page set. It wrinkled and distressed very well.
Here is a closeup of the banner. I free hand cut the triangles, matted them and used a scallop scissor to cut the mat, I added some pearls and rhinestones and attached some letters. I glued the banner pieces onto a twisted piece of ribbon.
For the floral cluster I created some handmade flowers. For the blue roses, I hand cut circle spirals and folded back the edges and rolled them to create the roses. Very Easy. Click here for the tutorial.
The peach colored flowers are just as easy and I will be posting a tutorial at Swirlydoos on Friday. I also created a have a file for the vines in 3 colors to match the kit as a bonus with the January 2 butterfly files I created for the kit. There are 2 different files. Click here for the downloads.
This next LO started out as my SwirlyHues project, but took a turn when I decided not to put any brown in it. Then I wanted to make it a wintry LO, but I live in Florida and lack wintry photo's. So I just rolled with it. The white decorative background was cut out with my Cricut Expression and I used the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge. I cut it at 11.5 inches. I cut out the window pane to fit my picture in.
The strip journaling was printed on 4x6 cardstock and then I just cut it into strips and inked the edges.
The blue vines were cut using a Sizzix Sizzlets die and the blue velvet paper in the kit. I adhered pearls and rhinestones along the design of my Cricut cut.
I left the creamy white flowers in their natural color.
This LO is my take on the beautiful sketch by Beggahuna. I did manage to find a picture of Gabbie taken in 2010 at Swirlydoos Camp in Bailey Colorado. It snowed!! She was happy to wear her Parker. She was so happy to experience snow for the first time as she was to young to remember snow on a trip to NY when she was 3.
Just a closeup of the flowers and vine swirls. It is a Cheery Lynne Die.
You have until midnight, eastern time, on January 15th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do: 1: Visit all of the 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, go back here 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 word is : But