Thursday, July 31, 2014

Industrial Chic - Fabulicious new Fabscraps collection!

Fabscraps just debuted a new paper line, Industrial Chic at the Paper Arts show in Atlanta and it is fabulicious and oh so perfectly shabby!  The line includes chipboard pieces with matching diecuts, tags and stickers, all coordinated to go with the papers.


 I especially love this chipboard windmill that I've covered with a paper diecut that perfectly matches and covers the chipboard, I just love that!


Beautiful Petaloo Botanica blooms!


Instructions to make this project

For this project you will need:
  • Fabscraps Industrial Chic collection C67:  Wood Chic 002, Paint Chic 006,
  • Co-ordinating sheet of card stock
  • Chipboard windmill DC67 014
  • Windmill punched out from Journal Box MC67 001A
  • Lindy's Icy Primrose Gold and Cosmopolitan Pink mists
  • Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Wisteria Mix'd Media Inx
  • Flowers, Butterflies
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch
  • Petaloo Botanica flowers: mini whites  and pink, large yellow and pink 
Instructions:
  1. Paint the plain side of Paint Chic 006 with clear gesso and dry.
  2. Spray a little water on paper 006 and then spray randomly with Lindy's mists.  Immediately blot with a paper towel.  You want to get just a lightly tinted look.
  3. Tear small strips of paper off Paint Chic 006 all the way around so that the paper is approximately 11.5 x 11.5.
  4. Dampen the edges of Paint Chic with your fingers and scrunch the edges slightly.   You can add some random tears if you like.  Dry and then ink the edges.
  5. Cut an  8 x 8 square from the center of the card stock and set aside.  Distress the 12 x 12 edges and then glue Paint Chic to the card stock so that it is centered.
  6. Cut a 5 x 10.25 piece from Wood Chic C67 002.  Be sure to include the florals in this cut.  Then either  Punch Around the Page with a Martha Stewart punch (I used Flourish Lace) or distress the edges, then ink all the edges.
  7. Cut another rectangle 3.5 x 8 also from Wood Chic C67 002.  Distress and ink the edges using the opposite side of the paper from the 5 x 10.25 piece.
  8. Adhere the 3.5 x 8 piece about 3.25" from the left side and centered top to bottom.  Adhere the larger rectangle about 1.5" from the right side.  Pop up this piece to give your layout additional dimension.  Cardboard works great for this purpose or you can use foam tape.
  9. Take one of the windmills from Journal Box 001A and glue to the chipboard windmill.  Use foam tape to pop it up and adhere to the left side of the layout as shown. 
  10. Add your photo, embellish with flowers, butterfiles, a title, etc.
  11. Stand back and admire your work as we are all done!


Here's the entire range of Industric Chic:



I'll be back tomorrow to show you another new Fabscraps collection, Oh Sew Beautiful!




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Creative Embellishments chippies and Prima Time Traveler

I recently got a nice order of chipboard in from Creative Embellishments, lovin' their chipboard!  They have so many great designs and new ones coming out seems like every day!

I did this layout for the Swirlydoos July Round Robin and I used Prima Time Traveler papers, that's my current favorite paper!  I also got my hands on Memory Box's Rings and Puddles mask that I have been coveting for a couple months now.  I heat embossed the chipboard circles with 2 different embossing powders to give them a multi-colored effect.

The photo is of me and sweet Chena in 2010 taken at Denali National Park in Alaska.  We were so lucky that we got to spend 6 weeks 29 miles inside the park as campground hosts.  We had a wonderful time and met so many nice people from all over the world.  It was a perfect summer!


Here you can see the multicolor effect on the Creative Embellishments circle chippies.


Thanks for your visit, I appreciate it!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A tag and altered chipboard tutorial with Prima Romance

It's Saturday, hurray!  And do you know that on every Saturday the Swirlydoos blog features a tutorial?  Today is my tutorial day and I've put together a video showing you how I altered a beautiful Creative Embellishments flourish and start to finish instructions on building my tag.

Prima Romance Novel is one of my favorite collections and at this point I only have bits and pieces left so I thought it would be great fun to make a tag with it.

One of my favorite scrappy things in the whole world is embossing enamel and using it on chipboard!  I've altered a Creative Embellishments chippy with embossing enamel and then used it on a tag in a start to finish tutorial.








Enjoy!





Friday, July 25, 2014

Swirlydoos July KOM - more creations!

Our July kit has a beautiful collection of Blue Fern Studios papers, Ombre Dreams.  This is my first chance to use Blue Fern's papers and I must tell you they are fabulous!  Definitely the heaviest weight papers I have used so they work really well with mixed medias.

On this layout, I used a photo of my younger brother. He was the cutest kid ever, with blonde hair and blue eyes. I chose one of my favorite color combinations, using blue cardstock from the cardstock add-on and those gorgeous Petaloo yellow Botanica blooms from the flower add-on. The daisies are from I am Roses.

The chipboard pieces came in the Embellishment add-on and are a Blue Fern flourish that I cut apart and heat embossed. Those pretty doilies are part of the main kit.



 I love Prima's wooden embellishments and this one came in a set included in the Embellishments add-ons.


I did a little masking using Golden's Crackle Paste and a Prima mask - both from my stash.  You can see Prima's wooden rose embellishment peeking out here, also from the Embellishment add-on.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Core'dinations Vienna Lake
Patterned paper: Blue Fern Ombre Dreams collection: base - Susan's Dream, rectangle - Ginger's Dream, torn rectangle - Blue Fern packaging
Letters: Maya Road
Chipboard: Blue Fern Flourishes
Embossing powder: Ranger Antiquities Weathered White
Flowers: Petaloo Botanica Blooms yellow 1102 103, I Am Roses daisies
Masking paste: Golden Crackle Paste
Paint: On letters, Shimmerz Dimensionsz Blue Lagoon, then covered with glitter
Other: Melissa Frances Doilies, Prima Wooden Embellishments


I have used nearly every smidge of paper that came in the kit but I did manage to put together this little card using scraps from Prima Princess paper that was also part of the kit.  I added the bit of lace and the small flowers.  The leafy branch is a die cut using a Memory Box die from the store.




Tomorrow I have a video tutorial up, hope you'll stop by and check it out!






Monday, July 14, 2014

Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale

Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale is such fun and pretty paper.  Although it is their halloween collection, it has plenty of other applications for your favorite fall photos.  As always, the colors are so rich and deep.

This is my great niece  in the pumpkin patch, she is such a cutie with her little scarecrow and pumpkin dress!

That fabulous pumpkin border is a Creative Embellishments chipboard piece, just perfect for this layout.





Supplies:
Patterned paper:  Graphic 45 Eerie Tale collection:  green base - Abracadabra 4500940, floral - Enchantment 4500931, orange stripe & patterned - Grand Illusion 4500 939, Journaling chipboard 4500949, Decorative Chipboard 4500948
Chipboard:  Creative Embellishments Pumpkin Borders
Diecuts and punches: Martha STewart Wild Flowers, WRMK Lucky 8 Frilly Lace.
 Flowers:   I am Roses
 Ink:  Distress black soot, Prima Coltsfoot & Rusty Keys

Thanks for stopping by!  Can you hardly wait for G45's Raining Cats and Dogs collection?  I am excitied beyond words and can't wait to get it!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fun with Prima and Creative Embellishments!

Oh I've been having some fun with Prima's Time Traveler, what a gorgeous collection!!  It's one of those collections that should have my name on it because the colors are everything that I adore!

I wanted to do a vintage styled LO with this collection so I chose this picture of my parents taken just after then end of WWII.  Dad was just home from France, they were young and so in love!

I did some subtle masking in the background with Tim Holtz's burlap mask and bronze Glimmer Mist.  The lace was white and it got sprayed with a lot of different colors and painted with white gesso!  I just couldn't quite get it be the color I wanted but I'm finally happy with it.


The gorgeous chippies I've used are Creative Embellishments Love Birds Set.  I heat embossed the birds with Antiquities Weathered White.  Then the birdcage and words are heat embossed with Stampendous aged embossing enamels.



I've use one of my favorite vines here, Prima's Bretton Vine.  I wish I have a couple dozen of these vines!!  The black diecut around the flowers is a Prima diecut doily that I cut in half and fitted in around the roses.  Its kind of a cool look don't you think?


Supplies:

Patterned paper:  Prima Time Traveler collection:  base - No. 70 813888, floral border punched - Forever Roses 813864, black stripe - Dark Lines 813895tags - Journal Spt Sticker Sheet from the Collection kit, outer frame - The Traveler,
Chipboard:   Creative Embellishments Love Birds Set
Embossing powder:  Stampendous aged gold, ivory; Ranger Antiquities Weathered White
Diecuts and punches:  Prima Doily
Flowers:   Prima Bretton Vine 552640, I Am Roses
Ink: Distress black soot
Mist:  bronze Glimmer Mist,
Masks:  Tim Holtz Burlap mask

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your comments and your visit so much!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

Welcome to:
July Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Debbie'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 !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful July collection:


Celestial Summer 




And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our July scrapbook kit!



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

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
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We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see!

The July kit features Blue Fern Studio's Ombre Dreams papers and I have to tell you, this paper ROCKS!! It is the heaviest weight paper I have used and thus works so well with wet mediums, masks, etc. AND it is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the soft color palette of this kit, it works so well with any theme.

The papers work so well with vintage styled layouts such as this one.   This is a vintage photo of a close friend's Mom, it's such a pretty photo, I had to scrap it for her!  I did some masking with Prima's Doily #3 and Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist in the upper left and bottom right corners.  Then I turned the mask over and pressed the mist that remained on the mask into the paper.  That makes a really pretty negative image.  The large roses are from the flower add-on kit and the small roses are from my stash as are the letters.



 That sweet fairy perched on the roses is Prima resin and a package of 12 fairies comes in the main kit!  Sweet!

The butterfly is another of Prima's wooden embellishments included in the embellie add-on.  That awesome garden sink is from a previous kit.



Supplies

Cardstock:      Core'dinations Persimmon
 Patterned paper:  Blue Fern Ombre Dreams collection:  base - Leslie's Dream, longest rectangle - Ginger's Dream, floral rectangle - Prima Princess Collection Lily 950989
 Letters:  Pink Paislee foam letters
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart Flourish Lace
 Flowers:   I Am Roses mini roses, Prima Roses 574932
 Ink:  Color box rose coral, Prima Pastel Peach, Shabby Tote
 Mist:  Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells
 Masks:  Prima Doily #3
 Masking paste:  Liquitex super heavy gesso
Other:  Prima Wood Embellishments Princess 572907, Prima resin icons 573324, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures 

These next two layouts are a bit unusual for me as I seldom work with purples.  Why?  'Cause they don't usually work for me but these gorgeous papers just brought out my inner purple, LOL!!

This layout was done with our July sketch.  The lace is included in the Embellishments add-on and was a pretty off white, however, I wanted it to be purple so I dyed it with the Snapdragon Silks paint that was included in the main kit.  You can easily dye fabrics and trims with paint; all you need to do is water down the paint a bit and I find it easier to apply if I dampen the fabric or trim first.


This gorgeous bridge came in the main kit and is Blue Fern's Layered Iron Bridge that I have heat embossed.


I've added a Manor House pink vine and some small fuschia roses from my stash to the purple flowers from the flower add on.





 
This next layout shows a photo of my sweet great niece, I love the sparkle in her eyes!


I first painted this paper with clear gesso.  I do this so that I have more control of my mists and inks, i.e. if I don't like how it looks I can use a damp paper towel and remove all or most of the mist and reapply.  I used this technique on this page and the previous.


I used Mix'd Media Inx in wisteria and Prima's pastel peach inks to color this paper.  First I lightly mist my paper and then lightly swipe on the ink.  Often I dip the ink applicator in water so it is somewhat like painting with water colors.

One product that came in the Embellishment add-on that I really liked is Darice wire.  Its what looks a bit like stitched circles on this layout.  Its actually a crinkled wire that I wrapped into circles, love how it looks!



 The chippy is Blue Fern and comes in the Embellishments add-on.  I first painted it with white gesso and then randomly applied here and there Ranger Antiquities Tanzanite embossing enamel.  Then I dabbed on Emperor's Gold Silks.  After that dried, I covered the entire chippy with Ranger Frosted Crystal embossing powder.

These two large flowers are handmade from cardstock (addon) and fabric like paper included in the main kit.  I used McGill's Floriano and Retro Flower punches and followed the techniques in this tutorial:  cardstock and woven paper flower.  The pretty berries and leaves are from the flower add-on.



Supplies:

Patterned paper:  Blue Fern Ombere Dreams:  Background - Juliana's Dream,  Prima Princess collection scraps under photo
Letters:  Maya Road chipboard letters
Chipboard:  Blue Fern Corner Flourish
Embossing powder:  Ranger Antiquities Tanzanite & Frosted Crystal
Diecuts and punches: McGill Floriano & Retro Flower
Flowers:   Petaloo Epherma Lavender/purple 1100 107, Petaloo Spring Berry Clusters Lav/purple
Ink:  MIx'd Media Inx Wisteria
Mist:  Prima Color Blooms Pressed Petal
Masks:  Prima Doily #3 under photo
Paint:      Silks Vavoom Red & Emperor's Gold
Other:  Darice wire, cardboard, Petaloo butterfly, Prima wooden Embellishments


My special word is : Battle

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/11. 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.
I'm the end of the blog hop so go back to the Swirlydoo's blog from here.  Hope you enjoyed the hop! 
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