Thursday, July 5, 2012

Swirlydoos July Kit Blog Hop featuring "Paper Dolls"

                  Welcome to Swirlydoos' July Kit Reveal Blog Hop 
                                      Block Party!!

If you came here from Heidi 's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!

I just love my Martha Stewart punches and Crochet Lace is one of my faves.  I did a little machine sewing around the page and added a bit of gesso for texture.

 The flowers were created with Spellbinders Grand Peonies Die and layered, then the sweet roses in the kit were added to the middle. I touched the edges of the petals with gesso and added some Stickles. I can do a quick tutorial within the next couple of days.


The butterflies are a file I created a while back for another kit, but they worked so well with this kit. You can find the ones that match the papers in this current kit  HERE in the Swirlydoos forum.


The sweet vine is from Cheery Lynn Designs. I just adore it! The tiny flowers were created using the smallest Retro Punch and about 4 -5 layers. Then the middle is a dot of liquid pearls.


Just a closer look at the flowers.


 This next layout I had a lot of fun doing. I wanted a muted beachy feel to it and remembered a Miss Paper Arts Class that Stacey Young did, and wanted to give it a try. I changed it up slightly with the masking and flowers, but the basic design and techniques are what I followed from Staceys wonderful tutorial.And with 67 bottles of Glimmer Mist in my arsenal, I really should start using them more often!! I covered the parts where I used the texture paste, but it is peeking out here and there. I also discovered that if you splat a drop of Glimmer Mist in your page then blow it in different directions using a straw, you get AMAZING splats!!


The flowers are from the Flower add on kit and I stamped the Spellbinders Foliage leaves with the coordinating Heartfelt Creations Leaf Medley PreCut Set from the  Botanical Collection Stamp set.


Living in Florida gives me the benefit of shell collecting on the beach. I have quite the collection and now I have found a new way to use them in mixed media art.


 I love the Tattered Banners for title work .I added the tiny letters that I created in Photoshop.


The touch of hemp around the photo and trailing off  to the side gives the illusion of being wind swept.


The little birdbath  with the birds are just darling. I placed one of the birds in little Nikki's hand,



You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, July 9th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on July 10th.  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 REALLY 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected, and  THEN ANSWER it!!    Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : YOU



The party continues over at Petaloo's blog.  Have fun!

82 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Oh Wow Lisa! You have created the most beautiful layouts here.. The flowers are stunning and knowing you made them makes them even more special.. love both of these... love em!!

Lisa said...

Really beautiful work this month!! I love your flowers.

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

Love your flowers♥ Beautiful layouts!!

julie e said...

Great color choices

zandra said...

As always, love your work. Your flowers are gorgeous. Can't wait to get my kit.
Hugz, Z

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous page!! So much wonderful detail!!

Lesley said...

I check your site every day. You always amaze me. Beautiful!

Kathi said...

as always beautiful flowers and layouts to go with them

Debbie said...

Stunning, Love the flowers.... Soooo stunning and the butterflies are beautiful...

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow wow wow..... I so love your work this month. I love all your punch work and amazing flowers. You rocked this kit honey!

Merrihew said...

Lisa, you work is always so gorgeous and inspiring! Amazing flowers!

Pascale B. said...

Lisayour layouts are beautiful as always. I love this "Stacey Young" layout

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Lisa, your work is alway just fabulous. You have such a wonderful eye for design. Your flowers are beautiful.

detra said...

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for the paint tips!

caroleanne said...

wow what a great blog. Just love all your layouts and love the flowers. How many bottles of glimmer mist!!!???!!! Will be back soon for the flower tutorial. BFN

Courtney V said...

The flowers are gorgeous and so is that beachy layout...love the feel of it and all of your details!! amazing!!

caroleanne said...

p.s. fogot to say thank you for the butterfly link

Kim said...

Beuatiful as ever. Love the beach themed layout.

Vicky Alberto said...

The flowers, the butterflies - so breathtaking!

kantig34 said...

Beautiful as always! Love the flower tuts and the layout with the shells is magnificent!

langeatheart said...

I love your layouts they just make me smile. They are so watm and inviting! TFS!

bethann said...

wow. love your LOs

Maureen Hayes said...

I love everything about each one of these, the flowers, butterflies, shells, the colors, all the techniques you used. I am so inspired I just need to finish this hop and go create something!

Bonnie said...

Very pretty layouts - TFS, Bonnie :-)

CorinaT said...

Beautiful...thanks for sharing. I love blog hops as I always get inspired to try new things.

Jo said...

This kit is awesome. Tfs!

Niesia said...

"Summer treasures" layout is so delicate and inspiring. Your flowers, as always, gorgeous.

Linda Pekrul said...

Your work always puts a BIG smile on my face! Love those peony flowers!! I just looked at that die and thought "No, I don't need it." DUH... YES I do! Can't wait for the tut!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Sweet. Lovely florals.

Nicole Doiron said...

Beautiful layouts, as always! I love what you did with the seashells! TFS

Romy said...

I just keep going back for another look at your amazing layouts. Your pages are always so whimsical and elegant - I love them all!

Sharon said...

Very pretty projects!

Cherished said...

Lisa your work is always Breathtakingly GORGEOUS.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous pages! Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the link to the butterflys!

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Gorgeous work, Lisa! Love your Stacey Young inspired beach layout.

Sandy said...

Great layouts. Love the hemp frome on the beachy page.

Maria said...

Damn, now I have to buy at least 3 more punches!

recollectionalley said...

This is some amazing work!

Janea

Jackie said...

This is a beautiful layout.

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow... Your work is fabulous. Such a wonderful eye for details.

Norma Gomez said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the twine & seashells you added, stunning! I'm definitely a new follower :D

Lisa said...

Beautiful work Lisa!!!

MZule said...

Your vines & flowers are always amazing Lisa! Fantastic work!

Dee said...

What a beauties!! I love these! They are so fun to look at and all those pretty details.. WOW!! I became a follower of this blog.

Lynne Forsythe said...

Once again I BOW to the Flower Makin' Queen!!!

Lana Vassallo said...

love your layouts

Beth said...

LOVELY, LOVELY. Wonderful flowers, love the use of the Glimmer Mist!

Tracie said...

Great layouts and flowers! Love the beach layout!

Manda_K said...

Lovely as ALWAYS!!!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous layouts....

Monika Lima said...

I loved the idea to use the shells... They gave a special touch to your beautiful layouts !

Bonnie in SC said...

Gee Lisa, I see you've been up to it again. I just can't seem to stay away from your blog, lol. Not that I'd want to. You're always doing something inspirational, and today is no exception. That little vine die is adorable. And I really like the hint of gauze? Nice job. :)

Silvia Mendoza said...

Your work is so beautiful. Love the vine you use on your lo. Thanks for sharing.

Rae said...

Amazing layouts, Lisa! I love the one with the little girl- very unique!

jaclee said...

Awesome layouts! love all the details and textures. What a great look using gauze.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your layouts are beautiful and fun - thank you so much!

Angelica said...

Stunning work, Lisa!! Your flowers are drool worthy!

eleele said...

awesome, as always, you flowers and detailed work are gorgeous

Maryleen said...

WOW is all i have to say - just love the detail and the HOP - thank you for sharing....I want to try make those flowers though...

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the way you layer the flowers!

Elisabeth said...

Lisa! I am so impressed by your layouts. Your flowers are fabulous as usual and the second layout is so different from your usual style. I love it how you can rock any kind of style. Adorable little details and beautiful design

aisubeke said...

I love the beach theme..

Janniche Drivdal Eriksen said...

Hello from a raining in Norway!
I love your homemade flowers! and your MS punch:)
hugs janniche

nanatam said...

I love your work and tutorials! Can't wait for the new one on these flowers! TFS!!

leon santiago said...

lovely techniques!!!!!!

Jerzey Girl said...

Love your LO and I would definitly like to see the tutorial on the flowers. Your work is beautiful and very inspiring. You are beautiful and a beautiful smile!! Thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

Lisa you work is beautiful as usual. Love the flowers. Awesome work.

piedra preciosa said...

Amazing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh my gosh I love the blue and pink on the second LO! And the flowers!
Lisa

Hanne said...

Beatiful pages! Your flowers are lovely!

angelwhispers said...

Amazing such fabulous layouts and inspiring ideas just wonderful! Love Chanelle xx

angelwhispers said...

Amazing such fabulous layouts and inspiring ideas just wonderful! Love Chanelle xx

Rea' said...

Beautiful layouts, love your peonies, your details are amazing! I like your layout with the shells, amazing details there too!!

Cindy Lou said...

How beautiful, these LO's are works of art, your flowers are awesome. You have knocked this kit out of the park! Great job!

mommyx2 said...

I am blown away by your gorgeous layouts!!

Hera said...

Your Layouts are gorgeous! Love the way you work with the colors!
Kisses
Hera Sugitani

Rebecca Beattie said...

love those spellbinders flowers too cute! love your take on the kit too

Holly said...

Gorgeous layouts! So much texture!!

Serene said...

What a great idea on how to use shells. I love the 2nd layout. The muted colors are stunning.

Lillian Child said...

You have such a creative knack for pulling together so many different elements and creating such a work of he"art" on your pages!

Emily said...

So great. I love all the masking and misting on your second layout.

Donna in Louisiana said...

Girl, your layouts take my breath away. Absolutely beautiful!!