Friday, May 18, 2012

Swirlydoos***Zva Creative***

Swirlydoos May kit** So Chic** is just that...The Boutanique papers by Donna Salazar are sinply yummy in color and design. And the gorgeous Blue crystal flourishes in my Zva Creative stash compliment the papers beautifully.  The photo in the LO is my daughter who proclaims every day that she loves what she does for a living. So I chose a title to portray her feelings. Bing a woman Chef in a mans world is pretty tough for a woman. There are very few extremely successful female Chefs in the world. Yes, we have our celebrity Chefs, and they have bought woman to the forefront in the field of culinary art. Bravo to them for proving that woman in the industry can work just as hard and successfully come up as their equals. Now if I could turn my obsession, (umm, I mean hobby) into my profession...That would be sweet!!!

I chose to highlight the beautiful rosy colors in the papers by creating some of my flowers by using  Donna Salazars Grand Peony die by Spellbinders. I layered a few different size flowers and topped them with a button. The roses were made using Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die. I inked the edges slightly with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I cut a circle, created the outer edge with a Martha Stewart Corner punch and cut out an inner circle  Click HERE for the tutorial.

The smaller blue fourishes on the bottom of the decorative circle are   Symmetrical Flourishes - small (M) - Soft Blue Crystal -[CRW-05CA-162]. It is a double pack of sweet crystal flourishes. I also used Spellbinders Persian Motifs die for the gorgeous cutouts under the flower. I tucked in some Teresa Collins Fabrications Trinkets in pink between the motif layers.

The large crystal Flourish is Fancy - Soft Blue Crystal -[CRB-05CA-119] from Zva Creative. The color is just brilliant. I printed up the letters on a 4x6 piece of patterned Paper, cut them out and created the title journaling.

I love the velvety look of the Zva Creative Leaves, 36pc leaves #I - 1.5" - [FL-04CA-111. They have a few styles and sizes to choose from. The 1.5" inch size is wonderful!! Just tuck them in anywhere. Here is a closeup of the flower. Please visit Zva's Blog to see more inspiration from the fabulous Design Team.

I just realized that I didn't place any butterflies on this LO. It's not to late. I leave you with this file to print up cut out and embellish to use on your projects. Have fun!! For more butterfly files to match the kit, visit the  Swirlydoos forums HERE...


  1. Hi.. this layout is sooo beautiful. I love the colors you have used, and what a stunning photo, such gorgeous eyes!! Love the flowers.. love your layouts!!

  2. A dream of a layout in beautiful colors, my compliments!
    Hugs Bärbel

  3. Beautiful Lisa. Your punching is so perfect. Love the blooms and the bling.

  4. Hi, missed you! I can,t wait to use these butterflies! I was in New Zealand where I saw these. They were hard to photograph and now I can ad them to that layout when I get ready to do it. Thanks , for always sharing.
    Hugh, Z

  5. I just want to thank you for all the beautiful butterfly images! I absolutely love your blog and stop in from time to time for inspiration! Your layouts are amazing, and I love all your flowers too! You are so incredibly talented! Thanks again!


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