Monday, February 7, 2011

Family **Swirlydoos**

I am home sick from work today so I am pampering myself and pretty much not allowing myself to do house work. So I have been scrapping with my new Feb kit "Things Remembered", from Swirlydoos. This kit is stunning with the beautiful pattern papers from TPC Studio and coordinating embellishment. I made my first layout for the Butterfly Challenge. The photo is my sister in law and niece when we were at a Hawaiian party last weekend.  
I have been fooling around with Arches, and this is a close up of the one I made. The background paper is resist paper that I made myself. If you want to try that, just apply white acrylic paint to a stamp and stamp the image on the paper. Let it completely dry then ink the paper. The stamped images will stay a lighter color. I added some liquid pearls, flowers, lace and gems to the Arch.  
I distressed the layers of paper and the doily is inked with Distress inks. I added some liquid pearl dabs to the doily. I printed out the butterflies, cut them out and added stickle and ZVA gems to them. The title with gems is a rub on that came in the kit. The Dusty Attic scroll was fun to alter. I painted it white, added some stickles to it and then when it was dry I added some crackle paint to it and finished it off with some gems.
In this close up you can see one of the flowers that I made and the image that I stamped. I applied liquid pearls to the stamped image.
I used some MA punches and added some lace under the photo box. I made the flowers myself. The peach ones are on a tutorial at Swirlydoos and the silk peach one is an idea that I just did. I added some gems to the center of the silk flower. The silk material is hand painted before the flower was made. I used to make hand painted silk scarves and this is some material that I have left over.
Don’t forget to hop on over to Swirlydoos blog for a chance to win some new CHA goodies. Thank you so much for stopping in for a peek. I hope that you all have a fantastic week, be safe and stay warm. Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J


Cindy Gay said...

That's a pretty frame and you did good taking care of yourself today! Hope you feel better.

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous design Shona. Love all the details.