Monday, March 28, 2016

Swirlydoos March Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Kim's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED  FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:

Peggy's Bicycle
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit! 

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any March kits or add ons in the store!

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We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

The kit sketch never disappoints! This one is a beauty for sure.

Here is my example of the monthly sketch.

I scrapped some photos of my dd on her 1st birthday (19 years ago). She is wearing a dress my mother crocheted for her. The swirlies were cut from Home Decor Cricut cartridge. The leaves are cut with the Prima Forest Leaves die. All the flowers are from the main kit and the flower add-on. I added some random stamping to the background paper.

Next, I worked on the All That Flutters challenge. I love doing this challenge every month. I used the Prima Forest Leaves die to cut some leaves from the gold lace adhesive sheet. The cool chippie in the main kit was only glimmer misted then embellished with some flowers and brads from the kit. The Prima resin piece from a prior kit was painted with a mix of the same glimmer mist and clear gesso. After it dried, I used the new Artisan Powder from Prima to bring out the details.

I mixed some of the Art Stones with green paint and used them on this layout.

Here's an ancestry page that I created with a lot of the ephemera and flowers. The leaves were cut from the gold lace adhesive sheet using the Prima Forest Leaves die.

I added some beads from my stash. The chippie covered with Tim Holtz embossing powder and then spritzed randomly with Prima Color Bloom in antique gold.

Now, on to my favorite project with this kit! I loved this fan OTP. 

I decided to mount mine on a canvas so I ripped the canvas and stuck the bottom of the fan inside the rip. 

Then I used some of the 3D Gloss gel to adhere it to the canvas as well as do some random stenciling in the corners. After this dried, I painted the entire project with black gesso. Next it was on to the glimmer mist, mica powders, and mica flakes.

 There is also some Art Stones mixed with Art Alchemy paint in Silver Spoon along with micro beads. 

The silver leaves were cut from the David Tutera adhesive sheets using the Prima Forest Leaves dies.

The flowers are from the Swirlydoos store. The Prima resin piece from my stash was painted with a mix of clear gesso and glimmer mist then treated with the Artisan Powder to bring out the details. 

The saying under the fan, "Start a fire in my soul. Fan the flame and make it grow."

I used the Bo Bunny collection to make some cards. They were a lot of fun and something different for me.

For the first card I just glimmer misted the bicycle. The leaves were cut from the gold lace paper. The saying was fussy cut from the paper. The second card has two layered cards that have been distressed. The leaves on this one are the Prima petals from a metal flower we got in a previous Swirlydoos kit. I just broke the flower apart and used the petals as leaves around the Prima flowers.

More Prima metal flower petals used for leaves in the first card. I used my Tim Holtz alpha dies to cut the letters from the gold bling strip. The second card is pretty simply made with a card layered over a banner and some splatters over all.

Another card with distressed layers and splatters. For the
 last card I used cardboard as the base. The chipboard letters included in the main kit were just glimmer misted and then embellished with some bling included in the kit.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

You have until midnight, eastern time, March 30th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 04/01.  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. 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 sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special words are : it's never

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

These are Design Team projects 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 Mention my name (Jan) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!”

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  1. Love all of your beautiful LO's, Jan! The fan on the canvas is amazing! Those Bo Bunny papers were perfect for the cards!

  2. I especially love your first LO - beautiful! TFS, Bonnie S :-)

  3. Your projects are beautiful! I especially loved the cards you made!

  4. Ok yes yes yes to the fan! Way outdone urself girly!!! And the cards are so stinking cute!!!

  5. Love how you added the fan to the canvas and made a layout of it.
    All of the projects are wonderful.
    The antique picture is fun.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Gorgeous layouts, beautiful cards (thanks for the inspiration!), and oh my goodness, that FAN!!! Holy smokes, woman, this is absolutely jaw-dropping amazing!!!!!!

  7. That canvas is a STUNNER!! Gorgeous projects!!

  8. Gorgeous Jan, your sketch LO is my fav this month!