Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Swirlydoos subscriber blitz

Have you been thinking about subscribing to Swirlydoos?! Well now is the time!!

Head over to Swirlydoos.com and sign up August 1st!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Earn Free Kits from Swirlydoos!!

The Swirlydoos kit club has an AMAZING promotion. You can earn one or more FREE monthly kits AND get a 50% off store coupon too!

Click on image below to see a larger view and read the terrific details or click HERE.

Come join us

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tattered Angels Pure Mistable Papers

Hello everyone!! Today I want to share with you my experiences with these wonderful papers!! They have such awesome texture and weight...they are wonderful to work with. This month Krissy included in our swirlydoos.com kit a 12x12 piece of brushed cotton and a 12x12 piece of suede. Here I demonstrate how gelatos, Glimmer Mist, and Dylusions sprays work with these papers.

Here's the LO I created in the video above.

Here's a close up of the circles

 3D paint that was included in the mixed media kit this month

The embossed image

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Madame and Gelatos

Happy Friday all!! Are you as excited for Friday as I am?!  I had a super productive scrappy weekend last weekend using the Swirlydoos.com July kit Madame. Something about this kit just speaks to me and I adore it!!

The first page I made was to show how to make the background page using the gelatos. I loved the graduated piece from the Sunrise Sunset collection but just could not bring myself to use it as a background piece that was mostly covered up...so I improvised using the gelatos. 

Here is the video on how to make the background:

I also used the gelatos to paint this gorgeous flower and create a  cluster on the corner of my photo.

This video shows you how to paint with gelatos as above and to apply direct to chipboard and get a gradient look as on the bird cage below.

This is the page that I'm submitting for Angelica's Butterfly challenge over at Swirlydoos.

I made this butterfly using the gelatos and the jar of Pumpkin spice silks glaze that was included in the kit. 

Here is a close up of the bird cage. I made the splatters using the Lindy's pigment powder that was included in the embellishment add on and using the dropper from the gelato tech kit.

Here is another butterfly but this one was made using the TH distress markers and covered in Silks glazes for that shimmery effect.

One last page...

This page was not made for anything in particular. I love how this turned out. This is a photo of my son Colin when he went shooting with his dad. Here I used the gelatos to color the modeling paste a light orange and also used them to color the chipboard bar code. The bird on the barb wire was covered with the Ferro texture paint that came in the mixed media add on. 

I know this was a long post but I've been on such a creative streak I wanted to share it all with you so far. I hope you like all the different gelato techniques and I hope you try them for yourselves.

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, July 8, 2013

Swirlydoos July Kit...Madame

Welcome to Swirlydoos' July Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Paulien'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!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Swirlydoos.com is proud to present


This gorgeous kit features the beautiful teal and orange colors of the new Kaiser craft release PLUS Prima's Sunrise Sunset collection. Just check out this awesome LO made with this month's kit!!
I love the banner and it was so easy to make! Kaisercraft's diecut pieces make layering a snap and look at that gorgeous chipboard!! Covered in Ferro texture paint and painted with silks glazes in spiced pumpkin and Lindy's in mint. All of these were included in our kit this month (main kit, embellishment add on, and mixed media add on). I also stamped a fantastic little frame using the silks glaze up in the corner. There is so much you can do with that stuff. I love it!!

Using the technique kit I made this LO for my art journal.

 I used only gelatos for the colors and they were so much FUN to use.

Here's a video on how to make the background.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 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. Become a follower if you're not already. 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 word is : Good

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