Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Swirlydoos Bejeweled Kit


Hello friends! Today I'm sharing two more projects using the January Bejeweled Kit. I can't say enough good things about the BFS pattern paper. I really love the thickness so you can do as much mixed media you like and still keeps it's shape. Here I went with girly grunge again.
 
 
I made a mini tag album with left over bits of paper. The tags came in the Embellie Add-on. As did the resin birds. If you like embellishments with Embellie Add-on is a must have!
 Here are the three tags.
 Remember, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Angelica Franssen) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!
 
 Thanks for stopping by!






Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love Story Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share my layout I made using the new Blue Fern Studios Love Story Collection! I'm blessed to design for this amazing company. When I got my DT box in the mail with the papers and new STAMPS I couldn't wait to get started!

I first brushed some gesso to the middle of the paper. Then did some light stamping with the diamond stamp  and postage stamp collage. From there I just did all my layering and embellishing. I used Cotillion, Calling Cards, and Amazing Heart papers.
 The "adore" chippy is from the Adore, Love, Cherish set. I painted it with gesso, misted and added glitter.
 Here I used the Ornate Shelf. I got a little carried away with the flowers(no surprise there)and covered it up. But it's there...lol! I used the negative piece at the top of the photo.
 I used the Tattered Diamond Bits as a bottom layer to my mats. I painted them with gesso and used UTEE on random spots. Once heated I sprayed with red mist. The butterfly, Rose Petal, is from my ETSY shop.  I thought it matched perfectly with the papers! :)
 
Thank you for visiting!

Monday, January 19, 2015

My first DT projects for Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to finally share my very first  projects as Blue Fern Studios designer. I’m so delighted to be part of a team with amazing designers and fantastic products. I hope this year you’ll be inspired by my projects.
 
This is my first project based on the sketch:
I used the Meadows of Time, Botanical Garden and Calling Cards pattern paper from the Sanctuary Collection. I painted the Grunge Frame chippy randomly with gesso and misted it. Once it was dry I added just a tad bit of burgundy paint.
 
 
 For this layout I used the Garden Plaza and Conservatory papers also from the Sanctuary Collection. I did some layering with the Large Roman Clock pieces. Painting them with gesso then adding some textured paint.  Once dried I place the small clock on top of the large.

 The Butterfly Grid had to be my most favorite piece. If you know me, you know I adore butterflies. I painted the grid and adhered it to the Boudoir pattern paper. Then, I layered the Tattered Butterflies over larger butterflies on the grid. Making it three dimensional.
 

Thank you for taking the time.....see you next month!!!
 
~Angelica

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club January Reveal

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Kim's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful January collection:

Bejeweled
 
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our January scrapbook kit! 
 
Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any January 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!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!
 
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

I was over the moon when I received my kit. I couldn't wait to see the Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary papers in person. And.....omg.....are they beautiful! I didn't have much time to work on my projects due to the holidays. But, I was able to get these done quickly because the paper and embellishments were so inspiring.
 
My first page is my take on the January sketch. I just flipped it to better my design since the pretty image of the flowers is on the left. I used Rae's Water Color Tutorial on the BFS chippy. The Iron Maiden Butterflies are from my Etsy Shop.
Here is the sketch. Be sure to enter are sketch challenge. Anyone can join!
 Marla Singer.....if you read or seen Fight Club then you know exactly who she is. I loved the movie and the book. Not to mention Helena Bonham Carter is one of my favorite actress. I was reading the 5 facts of Fight Club That you Never Knew online and this amazing original art popped up on the side bar. I clicked on it and it took me to http://sundriedraisins.tumblr.com/. I'm sad to say I don't know who the original artist is. :(
Marla is all about vintage grunge!! And that's what I tried to do here. I even dared to clip the wings of my butterflies....GASP! LOL!!! I'm very satisfied with the finish page!
 This is a canvas I made using the Color Lab Technique Kit. Pretty cool, pretty fun stuff I must say. I first painted the canvas with clear gesso. Then, did some masking with Molding paste. After that was dried I made some pink and blue mist and randomly sprayed the canvas and the white flowers. On the side I was working on the cheese cloth and Blue Fern chippy to add on top of the canvas. I lightly sprayed it with the mists and glued to the canvas. Finishing touch, of course, are my Dreamy Butterflies and Hand Tinted Glitter Glass from my Little Scrap Shop on Etsy.
 
 
You have until midnight, eastern time, January 8th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 1/10. 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.

My special word is : DOES

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





Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Coming Soon to Blue Fern Studios

We are excited to give you a sneak peek of our upcoming paper collection, Love Story.  Created by Michele Singh, this collection is for anyone who is a romantic at heart or has a cherished love story to tell.  Various shades of pink, rose, and soft green are complimented by warm neutrals and rich blacks.  This collection brings beautifully framed pages, calling cards, love notes, images of nature and so much more!   

 
I'll be designing with this collection soon.....can't wait!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Blue Fern Studios January Sketch

Hello friends! I hope you all had a exciting New Year Celebration!

I'm excited to share my first post as a Design Team Member for Blue Fern Studios.
If you aren't familiar with this company, they make the most beautiful chipboard embellishments and paper! Please visit BlueFernStudios.com to see there amazing collection.
With the holidays I wasn't able to get the sketch done.....yet! LOL! I'll be back to reveal my latest projects on the 19th.....stay tuned!!!!!!!

Here is the gorgeous sketch. You can find out more details and some inspiration on the Blue Fern Studios Blog. Have fun and enjoy!