Thursday, October 13, 2011

Swirlydoos September Reveal***RENDEZVOUS***

Well, it is FINALLY here!!! The Swirlydoos September Reveal Day!! That darn Typhoon had our Swirly Products stuck at sea and then at customs forever!!! Oh the price we pay for the latest and greatest right out of CHA!!! But here we are, getting back on track. And so without any more delays, here are my Design Team Creations for Rendezvous.

Swirlydoos Camp in Colorado every year is a blast. I have forged wonderful friendships with 2 of the alumni...Robin and Shelly join me in this photo. Last year we all sat together with Jan...This year they broke us up...2 Designers at one table is just way to much, couple that with the Queen of layouts (Jan) and the one with the way cool stories and introduced us to way cool music (love Bossa n Roses) (Shelly)..Well, The principal broke us OK...We were all cozy enough and traveled around the room!!

I used my Swirly Sweetheart Daisy Tutorial for the flowers.

LinkI created a butterfly file for the kit. Grab your copy below this post.

I used my Decorative circle tutorial and I created the tiny letters using Microsoft Word.

I have been getting a lot of use from my masks and stencils lately. It's a great way to add design and color. I did a little machine sewing around the page.

This photo is my daughter when she had her "Marilyn Piercing". I kind of liked that one. It was very pretty (and I hate facial piercings!!) I enhanced the emphasis on the piercing by placing a tiny Prima rhinestone over it.

Love my Prima Stencils!! And love my MS deep edge punches as well. The frame from Dusty Attic was left raw with just a brushing of ink and Rock Candy Stickles.

The flowers were hand made and I will post a tutorial for them tonight.

The title says it all. For those who do not know, the Marilyn Piercing is a facial piercing done exactly where Marilyn Monroe had her mole. Gabbie always had a tiny diamond in hers. She out grew it...I thought it was cute...

I just realized this one doesn't have a title...Hmmm..Do we need one?? I think not. There is actually hidden journaling on the tags tucked in the top of the photo.

More Prima Masking. I love my Tim Holtz Distress ink using the foam applicator. You get a soft edge depending on how much pressure you use.

I used my Passion Daisy Tutorial for the pink flower. The others are Prima from the Flower add on kit.

I also love my Timmy dies. I dont think I ever used the bird with the cage. I did on this one. Used crackle paint and light inking on the edges. I added some Dusty Attic flourishes.
Just a closeup of the flowers and birdcage.

And a closeup of the hidden tags tucked up on top of the photo. I cut the little decorative shapes from one of the papers, folded them in half and placed them over a tag I created and cut from the back of the paper. I tucked some decorative edge punching in the back of the LO.

This LO is my take on the beautiful sketch that Beggahuna created for us. Gosh she is just the best sketch artist out there! Go see how each Designer interpreted the sketch.

For the title, I used a rub on that I have had in my stash for a very long time... And more Dusty Attic as well.

I love the flowers in the kit. The little blue flowers look like porcelain with a touch of gold.

The last 2 were already revealed in previous posts but were done with this kit.

The butterflies..Click on the picture to enlarge, then save them to your computer and print them on 5x7 paper for a perfect size.
I hope you enjoyed this round...Stay tuned for the October Reveal, then in November, we have a special treat with a wonderfully talented Guest Artist and our Blog Hop!! Make sure you join us for Octobers SwirlyHues Challenge hosted by Robin.. Click on the palette below to take you to the details!!


  1. really gorgeous projects Lisa...amazing as always :)

  2. Wow, I'm speechless and that doesn't happen very often. Each and every one is gorgeous! I just can't believe all the details, layering, inking, misting... and the handmade flowers! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing Lisa!

  3. So beautiful and your flowers are always amazing!

  4. hi.. oh wow.. these are breath taking.. so very soft and pretty, the colors are divine, and each design is fabulous.. and thank you for letting us know of the flower techniques,and the misting, i have a file on my computer also for the beautiful butterflies you so generously share with us.. and i have used them too.. and what an encouragement to see your comment on my little blog, thank you so much for popping by.. i really got a buzz.. xx

  5. Wow such beautiful work as always!!!! Love looking upclose at your detail!!! Your flowers are always amazing!!!!

  6. Lisa, you've been producing some beautiful layouts lately, love the creamy, buttery colors you have used.

  7. Your layouts are so fabulous, and your flowers beyond compare. Thank you again for the tutorials, I have been working on some flowers using your instructions and just love them!

  8. Hello Lisa
    Your pages and especially your flowers are beautiful
    A big thank you for the butterflies, I love them
    Kisses from France

  9. WOW, just WOW! Absolutely beautiful! Your work is stunning. great inspiration. I'm without words really LOL. Totally love your projects.


  10. So very beautiful. I love the soft colors of this kit.

  11. Lisa, every single laoyut is breathtakingly beautiful. I will study them and try to incorporate some of the elements in mine. You are truly a swirly queen. Thank you for sharing your great creations and tutorials!

  12. your blog is more than perfect...!!!!

  13. Lisa I never tire of looking at your gorgeous projects!! These are all so amazing..every detail is fabulous..always so much to drool over!


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