Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hi, It's Bec and today is my day to reveal all my projects made with the April Swirlydoos Kit - Purple Haze.


Dream Catcher 


First up is a dream catcher I made with the embroidery hoop which came in the April main kit.
I made a video tutorial on how I made this


Here is my video:









To Make this Dream Catcher I used: 
Embroidery Hoop, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fountain and Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly from the April 2016 main kit 

Rhinestone trim and Aqua beads from the December 2015 kit

Prima flowers, Feathers, Embroidery cotton, Lace/Ribbon , Blue Fern Studios chipboard flourish, Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder in Cotton Candy & Seam Mist and Beads from my stash

Sunshine


Next I have the Layout made using the sketch as inspiration

Here is the sketch which goes with this kit



For my background I used some yellow embossing powder with a stamp and then modelling paste through a stencil.



I cut the Blue Fern Studios Lane Street Sign chipboard into three pieces, then I coloured all my chipboard with Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder in  Buttercup, Petal, Cotton Candy and Sage



Next I added my flowers, lace, resin piece  and liquid pearls






Materials used to make this layout:
From the April 2016 Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper Parkway & Bourbon Ave, Blue Fern Studios Courtship RosesBlue Fern Studios Lane Street Sign, Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fountain and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gumdrops

From my stash:
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder Buttercup, Petal, Cotton Candy & Sage, Blue Fern Studios The Optimist Word Set and Turksih Bits, Blue Fern Studios Stamps Vintage Edges, Lace, Flowers & Liquid Perals


Joy




I loved the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baroque Frames so much that I wanted to make them the feature of my layout.



I used the Prima bubble stencil with grey ink on my background. Then I used the Prima Platinum crackle paste through a stencil followed by some mists for extra colour.



I added white crackle paste to the Kaisercraft butterflies then coloured them with a brown mist.



I coloured all my chipboard with embossing powder





Materials used on this layout:
From the April 2016 Kit
Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Paper: Inspiration, Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly & Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baroque Frames

From my stash:
Blue Fern Studios Joy (Chunky Words), Blooming Foliage, Beaded String frame & Mesh Bits, Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder Seven Seas, Ginger & icicle , Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel, flowers and liquid pearls


Purple Box


I made this from an old watch box for Peggy's Spring cleaning challenge on the forum this month.


I cut the Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper West Plaza to fit on all the sides.
I inked the edges and the middle section for the box with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord



I place the adhesive pearls trim which cam in the kit around the sides of my box, I had one piece left so I cut it in half at placed it on the top of the box



I decorated the top of the box the the Blue fern flowers, purple leaf trim and Kaisercraft wood butterflies which all came in the April Kit



Materials used on this box:
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper West Plaza, Blue Fern Studios Courtship Roses, DavidTutera Adhesive Pearl scroll trim, Purple Leaf Ribbon and Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly from the April 2016 main kit

White roses, purple stamens and Distress Ink in Dusty Concord from my stash

Swirlydoos March 2016 Scrapbook Kit - PURPLE HAZE

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Friday, April 29, 2016


It's been such an honor to have had one of my layouts chosen as the Swirlydoos Layout of the Year and even more of an honor to be invited to be April's Guest Designer!
And what a gorgeous kit I've been given to use - Purple Haze, full of Blue Fern Studios papers and flowers and embellishments from Kaisercraft, Prima and Tim Holtz, and oh! that embroidery hoop! To top it all off, I've been using all of the add-ons: coordinating cardstock, extra pattern paper, gorgeous flowers, even more embellishments, fun mediums and best of all, brand-new air dry paper clay and those amazing silicone moulds from IOD!

For my first layout, I not only used the Blue Fern Studios chipboard that came in the Embellishment add-on, but I took out an old BFS stamp and lightly applied it to a bit of the packaging that I tore here and there. The chipboard was painted with the Prima Metallique acrylic that came with the Tech add-on and the fun Kaisercraft wood embellishments were colored with the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals from the Mediums kit.
Me and the sibs a few years ago. Somehow, we never think about a group shot when we're together. My niece decided that it was past time that we did and took this wonderful picture of us all.
 
The Lane Street Sign chipboard from Blue Fern Studios and the Tim Holtz embellishments that came in my shipment put me in mind of this photo of Small Town America - the 1938 Apple Blossom Festival Parade going up Main Street in Le Roy in western New York State. I kept it all pretty simple, with some layering under the image and a selection of the gorgeous flowers from this and the February kit.

The pastel colors, the gorgeous images of flowers and butterflies - not suitable for a boy page, right? Wrong!!!! The pop of red from Kaisercraft sheet that Krissy included with the pattern paper changed the tone completely!!! I've kept it all pretty simple, with distressed layers, those fun Tim Holtz hearts from the Embellishment add-on and the Prima vine from the March Flower kit.
The embellishment on the side of the photo was made with the Tech add-on, colored with Fired Brick Distress Ink and toned down with Prima Artisan Powder.
I discovered this photo last week while looking for something else. That's me and the grandsons two years ago; how they've changed!!!!

 Again, I've kept it simple - a couple of doilies from M's, a couple of die cuts using the aptly named Sophia's Heart die from Cheery Lynn, flowers from the gorgeous add-on, the resin birdbath from the main kit and the last of my RAK from Angelica's Little Scrap Shop. Oh, and lots of splatters using inks and Cindy's water + gesso recipe. Last (but not least), I colored one of the wood butterflies with a bit of the Shimmerz Aqua Huez and added a bit of the Darice pearl trim from the main kit.
This is my example for Angelica's All That Flutters Challenge http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/all-that-flutters-purple-haze/
Sophia out back among the forsythias, wearing her Easter dress. This layout worked better with a close-up; I've put a few more detailed images aside for "later".

My take on this month's sketch by the remarkable Beggahuna takes full advantage of the blend of purple and blue in this sheet of pattern paper. I've done a bit of stenciling and I've used one of my Cherry Lynn dies - Fanciful Flourish.. I've also dug very deeply into my stash for the Basic Grey chipboard alphas of my title.
 A bit of explanation, if I may... Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy and a few extreme Nor'easters have cut down a lot of the trees in my complex. To me, the saddest losses of all have been the Dogwoods. I've always looked forward to the many trees in full bloom at the beginning of Spring. The groundskeepers have put in some heroic efforts to save what they can, but I was surprised that this one was merely cut back to the center trunk instead of cut down entirely. Last year, it was totally bare and by all appearances unable to last through another bad storm. Well, the groundskeepers were right - I took these photos of this amazing survivor last month!

Here is the sketch
 And here is my layout

When I opened my kit and started the ritual petting and planning, the embroidery hoop that Krissy sent us immediately caught my eye. One quick look at the IOD Moulds that were included in the Project add-on and this idea began to form. As soon as I finished sorting all of the papers and embellies, I took out the air-dry clay and the Baroque 6 Mould and went to work, never considering a tutorial.
By the time Kim and I started discussing what I'd be doing, this wall hanging was complete. I've posted a step-by-step set of instructions in the Swirlydoos forums http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/embroidery-hoop-wall-hanging/ and on my blog http://www.scrappymusings.com/ (yes, my blog - still a bit bare bones, but it's a start).

I want to thank Krissy and her entire Design Team not only for this incredible honor, but for the many years of instruction and inspiration!!!







Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hello dear creative woman.
Here is my second reveal with April kit  Purple Haze

This month if I had fun with the wonderful kit. I loved it. Love all colors Thanks For this beautiful Kit Krissy!!!!!

 Purple Haze. All That Flutters Challenge
http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/all-that-flutters-purple-haze/


 Closeup



In this layout I used in Main kit : 
12x12 CourtshipLane Main Street
12x12 CourtshipLane West Plaza
Wooden shape Kaisercraft
Tim Holtz Gumbdrops
Shabby Chic Treasure Garden Fountain
Lace purple
Project Kit Add ons:
Acrylic Paint Metallique Gold Rush
Paper Clay prima
Molds Baroque 3
Medium Kit Add ons:
Aqua Huez Blue Moon
Flowers Kits Add Ons:
Cherry Blossom cream
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
Nuvo Wisteria Purple and Gloss Crushed Grape
Life in color simple stories stickers

Purple Haze. All That Flutters Challenge
http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/all-that-flutters-purple-haze/




Closeup



In this layout I used in Main kit : 
12x12 Serendipity Merriment putty
Wooden shape Kaisercraft
Tim Holtz Gumbdrops
Medium kit Add ons:
Aqua Huez Little Lily
Medium Kit march Add ons:;
Art extravagance Mini art stones
Flowers Kits Add Ons:
Cherry Blossom cream
Flowers courtship Blooms
Cardstock Add ons:
My color Cardstock Putty
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
Art extravangance Art stones
Melange art Pebbles
memory hardware Pearls
Small Talk Tim Holtz
Dreams ... Scrap fx chipboard 2014146
Project Life Pen brown
irRESISTible Desert Sand




  Closeup



In this layout I used in Main kit : 
12x12 courtshipLane Porkway
Wooden shape Kaisercraft
Tim Holtz Gumbdrops
David Tutera Pearl
Medium kit Add ons:
Liquids Metal Metallic Amethyst
Dazzlerr Coral me Crazy
Project Kit Add ons:
Acrylic Paint Metallique Gold Rush
Flowers Kits Add Ons:
Cherry Blossom cream
Flowers courtship Blooms
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
Small Talk Tim Holtz
word set c documented Scrap fx chipboard 2013330
irRESISTible Desert Sand and wedding dress



Sketch Challenge
My interpretation


In this layout I used in Main kit : 
Courtship lane Bourbon ave
Courtshiplane town Gossip
wooden Shapes Kaisercraft Butterfly
Lace purple
Lane street Sign Blue Fern
Flowers Courtship Roses Blue fern
David Tutera Trim pearl
Embellishments Add Oms:
Prima Rub-on foil something Berry
Lace Pearl Pink
Adhesive rub-ons 971434
Medium Kit Add Ons:
Aqua HUey Little Lily
Liquid Metals Metallic amethyst
Liquid Metals Metallic Rose
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
Oils Pastel of Prima
Tutorial video for fun


Closeup




In this Project I used in Main kit : 


12x12 CourtshipLane Royal Street
Wooden shape Kaisercraft
Tim Holtz Gumbdrops
Tim holtz Baroque Frames
3 Laces
Medium kit Add ons:
Aqua Huez Little Lily
Aqua Huez Blue Moon
Liquids Metal Metallic Amethyst
Liquids Metal Metallic Rose
Embelishments Kit Add ons:

Tim Holtz Watch Cameos
Flowers Kits Add Ons:
Cherry Blossom cream
Flowers courtship Blooms
Mini Garden Rosettes Canvas Ant Red
French Riviera 586188
Project Kit Add ons:
Paper Clay prima
Molds Baroque 3-6
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
Small Talk Tim Holtz
irRESISTible Tuxedo Black


Other Layout



 Closeup


In this Layout I used in Main kit : 
12x12 CourtshipLane Main Street
Medium kit Add ons:
Aqua Huez Blue Moon
Liquids Metal Metallic Amethyst
Embelishments Kit Add ons:
Tim Holtz Watch Cameos
Flowers Kits Add Ons:
Cherry Blossom cream
Cardstock Add ons:
My color Cardstock Putty- Twillght
Flowers kit March Tales of you and me 586287
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
Stamp and dies Lime Citron Love
Archival ink cactus Flower
Art extravagance Mini Art stones
Art extravagance Art Stones

Other Layout



 Closeup



In this Layout I used in Main kit : 
12x12 CourtshipLane Concert hall
Tim Holtz Gumbdrops
Lace pink
David Tuera broche
Medium kit Add ons:
Aqua Huez Blue Moon
Aqua Huez Little LilyEmbelishments Kit Add ons:
Tim Holtz Watch Cameos
Flowers Kits Add Ons:
Cherry Blossom cream
Mini Garden Rosettes Canvas Ant Red
French Riviera 586188
Cardstock Add ons:
My color Cardstock Putty- Twillght
Flowers kit March Tales of you and me 586287
My stash:
Stamp Arcadia Textures Blue Fern
Primary Elements Arte Pigment Blushing rose
Stamps Lime Citron Dandelion- mots Fiesta
Archival ink Jet Black
Versafine Onyx Black


This is a Design Team project/video I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Cindy) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!


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