Saturday, October 7, 2017

Tutorial Saturday with Swirlydoos August tech kit add on

Here's a quick OTP for your walls using the tech kit add for August.

The crackle medium is the perfect touch for the wooden pieces used to make the wall piece.





Here's the link for the video.



This is a Design Team project 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 (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 Swirlydoos.com store!







Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Swirlydoos "Sunshine" kit Reveal with Jan

Happy day, all!

Stopping by to share the projects I created with the sweet "Sunshine" August kit of the month from Swirlydoos. 




First, let me share the sketch of the month. 



I liked the suggestion for deeply distressed edges in the sketch. So, I actually took a lighter and burned the edges of the background paper before mounting it on black card stock.


Here's a close up with the mix of Prima Art Stones that were painted with Prima watercolor.

A peek at the finished sketch layout. I did splatter with some Lindy's in Buccaneer Blue.



Next, I opened the technique kit add on. This month did not disappoint either. 



Loved making this cute wall art.


I will share a video tutorial in a few weeks so you can see how I made this.


How about one for the All that Flutters aka ATF challenge?

I busted out the new Cricut Air to cut the hexagons.

Then, I busted out the sewing machine to sew all those suckers on!
I altered the alphas with Ingvild Bohme inks, Prima stamps, Smooch, Heidi Swapp color shine and a black pen. The chippy peeking out from behind the title was cut apart and altered with Prima Patina paste.

And, here's a butterfly kissed with the yellow glitter glue included in the kit this month.


One more...

The chippy was altered with the Prima Patina pastes and some embossing powder. I decided to include some handwritten journaling on this one.

Oh! Check out the bottle cap! I just figured out that you can run the bottle caps through the Big Shot with only one of the thinner plates + the thick metal plate and it will curl the edges of the bottle cap up. Pretty cool effect and easier to attach to the page with less bulk. Maybe this is an old trick for you but I never knew about this until I experimented last week!


Happy scrapping!


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 www.swirlydoos.com. 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 Swirlydoos.com store!






Thursday, September 21, 2017

Swirlydoos kit Reveal **Sprocket**

Our August scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT!

We're proud to present:

“Sunshine”








See how you can win one of our kits below!











Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
"Inspire Your Obsession!"





become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog post and save 10% on your first kit*



Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!







Make sure you stop by our other designers blogs for more monthly inspiration: 
Kim (please add links)
Jan
Peggy 
Heather



We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!
If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 




SKETCH CHALLENGE!!


August sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard


This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our August sketch challenge runs until September 30th, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

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 www.swirlydoos.com. 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 Swirlydoos.com store!