Sunday, March 13, 2011

Memories **Swirlydoos**

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Well I finally got one of my monthly challenge layouts finished for Swirlydoos, and this one was a tuffy I tell ya. All home made embellishments. I called this one Memories…I am terrible with titles I know!!! Lol. The photo is my daughter McKenzie when she graduated. I will walk you through what I did with close-ups.
First thing I made was that ruffle of paper around the outer circle. This took forever! I used a tut from Ingvild Bolme, you can see it here. There is a lot of sewing on this ruffle but it is gorgeous when completed. Here is a side few close up of it, there is so much dimention to it.
Next I made the flowers and leaves. The pink flowers are from a tut from Lisa, you can see it here. These flowers are so shiney in person, just beautiful. The large blue flower I just made that. I bought some fabric and some lace fabric and sewed that flower. I added a gem center to it. I LOVE IT, I think it turned out awesome and I will make more. I rolled up some music note paper and tucked them into the flower clusters. I also had 2 pieces left over from the ruffle so I just folded them into little fans and tucked them in as well.
In this close up you can see the swirls that I made. I just used liquid pearls on a transparency and then cut them out. The leaves I cut with my cricut. I folded them and inked them.
I did some back ground stamping on the inner circle and on the corner pieces that I cut out with my cricut. I first stamped them and then I misted the corners with Peach glimmer mist.
This layout has so much dimension, and I so love the way it all turned out. I think my March kit should be here tomorrow with all my Dusty Attic goodies that I ordered, Yippee. I have so many layouts planned in my head when that all arrives. 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


Lean said...

this is TO Beautiful so many cool work you did on this page.

Sandi Smith said...

Beautiful Shona...I know that wavy edge is alot of work but the end result is gorgeous. Awesome work on the embellies!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

What a fantastic work you made on this Lo my dear friend!! I looks fabulous!

Cindy Gay said...

That pleated eyelet border is very nice!

LISA said...

Wow Shona!! The ruffles border is beautiful!!! Love every bit of this Lo..Even the beautiful flowers!;)

Heather said...

Your layout turned out great Shona! Love the ruffle border..and all your flowers and leaves.