Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Expectations **Swirlydoos**

Hiiiii everyone and welcome to my blog. I have been waiting for my January kit from Swirlydoos and it arrived yesterday…yippee….the mail was so late this month because of all the road closures where I live. The kit is called "Retro Tapestry" and the colors are so bold and bight…just gorgeous. . Well it arrived and I tore it open right away and got at this layout for the Butterfly Challenge at Swirlydoos. The photo is my niece and hubby when they were expecting.
I made the flowers myself, using a tutorial over at Swirlydoos, and the fan idea I got from a layout bye Nancola. You can view her gallery here. I LOVE the black flowers they are so gorgeous. I used a lot of layers and distressed-inked most of them. I used a Martha Stewart loopy punch for around the back ground cardstock.  I used the gorgeous transparency butterflies that came with the kit and I just added some red stickles to them.
I added 2 more butterflies to the title section and put on a Prima Say it with Pearls and Lace. I added some red stickles to the lace section of the swirl for more effect.
In this close up, you can really see the layers, distressing and inking that I did on this layout.
Thank you so much for stopping in for a peek. I hope that you all have a fantastic week and that we all get some sunshine this week. I am off to my scraproom....I have an idea for some fabric flowers that I want to try out. Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J


Heather said...

Shona~ Love how you used your January Kit papers! Beautiful! Love the photo! Hugs!

L. Akins said...

I love how you used the January Kit. I'm loving the red and black layout. I may have to lift this one. (smile) BTW, Im loving your slide show. Im not sure if its new, but I like seeing the layouts I never seen. You have definitely been busy creating with the swirlydoo kits.

Cindy Gay said...

Great job distressing and like the borders. The colors are perfect with a b & w photo.

Rooky said...

what a wonderful job!!the distressing is awesome, the flowers are gorgeus and the colors perfect!!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Very gorgeous Shona!!!!!!

Scrap2day said...

Wow..this is a work of art!