Friday, March 27, 2015

Blue Fern Studios New Collection

We are pleased to introduce our brand new collection.......Déjà Vu.

  This Blue Fern collection is sure to grab your attention with a nostalgic touch of Paris.  The  combination of alluring colors, relics of a bygone era, and flowers that have stood the test of time will make you feel as though you are seeing the France of yesteryear all over again, even if you've never seen it before. 

This collection, designed by Michele Singh, consists of 8 double-sided papers.  
The possibilities are endless!


 
I can't wait to get this!!!! I love all the pretty lavender!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Swirlydoos Designer Spotlight

Hello friends! It's my turn for Designer Spotlight using the March Kit, Garden Romance. We didn't have blog hop this month, instead we are doing a designer spotlight.  I'll be sharing my projects and tell you bit on how I work my creative process.

The hard part is the wait! I'm constantly checking my CNS to track where my package is. My mail comes late...hate that! Usually right when I'm in the middle of cooking dinner for the family. The door bell rings and one of the kids brings in my box of goodies. When they see Swirlydoos on the shipping label they know to put it on Mommy's scrap desk! Now, I know it's here but can't rip it open until dinner is served, eaten, and cleaned up. Once everything is done, I  head to my scrap room and begin the petting process...lol! I pull out all the  packages and open all the add-ons first and the Main kit last. I admire and organize  all the flowers, papers, and embellishments. Then leave it! I can't scrap at night. The next morning is when I pick and edit my photos. I print them out and begin!

I always scrap the sketch first. For the March kit I used the sketch twice. I pick the papers I'm going to use. Always a cardstock for the Cardstock Add-on and usually 2-3 pattern papers. I love to layer and distress the paper so I get the Pattern Paper Add-on as well.


 
March Sketch
                                     

Once I have design done with layering of paper and mixed media,then I add all the embellishments. I love flowers and other goodies so I also get the Flower and Embellishment Add-on.
On my fourth page,  I start to run out of embellies and honestly....ideas! LOL! So, it's usually what I like to call a "lighter page".

It takes me about 3-4 hours to complete a layout. So, when I'm pinched on time I'll make a card with left over scraps. Making a card takes about an hour.
 
All the butterflies I use on my pages can be found at my Little Scrap Shop on Etsy!  
 
Thanks for taking reading about my creative process!
Don't forget 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!”
 
 




Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Blue Fern Studios Projects

Hello Friends! Today I'd like to share with you three layouts I created with the Love Story Collection.  I've made seven layouts thus far with this collection. I can't get enough...I just love it!

For my first project I made a masculine page.  When going for those boy pages I prefer not to use flowers. So embellishing is a little light than my usual. I layered the Film Strips and used the chippy Handsome for the title. I did a small bit of a mixed media background using mist and molding paste. I did some light distressing on the Amazing Heart, Twenty One and True Harmony papers.  I used the Love Story: Stamp 2 .



After doing the masculine page I wanted to go back to girly...lol! Here I used the Floral Clock and Dreams Come True Chippys. My little one was Cinderella a couple of years back and I thought the Grand Ball paper was a perfect fit. I did some stamping with the Forever Stamp.



For my last page I picked the title Angel Eyes from the Spiritually Speaking set.  I also used the Ironworks Accents. I did paper layering use four different sheets: Concerto, Calling Cards, True Harmony and  Amazing Heart.



Thank you for taking a peek at my March projects! I hope that I've inspired you!



Monday, March 16, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club March Reveal

Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
 
Thank you for stopping by today! We aren't having a blog hope this month. Instead, each designer is going to get their own day to feature their projects. My "Featured Designer" post will be on March 24th. I hope you'll come back and see what I have created with the gorgeous March Kit.
 
Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:

Garden Romance
 
 I was able to get the sketch page done for today. I love the gorgeous Fabscraps papers. The butterflies and fairies are the newest addition to my Little Scrap Shop on Etsy. I'll have more details on this page on my featured designer day! :)

Here is the March Sketch
 
Check out what the other designers have done with the kit so far!




 
 
 


Friday, March 6, 2015

Blue Fern Studios March Sketch Challenge

New month, new sketch! And this one is amazing!! Our sketch designer, Michele Singh, has a brand new sketch for you! 
 
What's next? 
One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the BFS BLOG by midnight EST on March 31, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More with the Swiryldoos Artful Blues Kit

Happy hump day! I'm sharing today a layout and a card I made using the February Kit, Artful Blues.

 I loved that Krissy was able to get in two shades of blue and some grayish brown. So for this layout I wanted to use the darker shades and do a some layering.
 For the BFS chipboard I painted it with a heavy white gesso giving it some texture. Then just misted and dabbed on a bit of Sorbet Dimensional Paint that came in the Mediums add-on.

 This is a close-up of the cluster in the upper right corner. I used one of the die cut frames and sayings from the embellie kit. The butterflies are from my etsy shop and you can find them here  at Little Scrap Shop.

 I'm not the greatest at making cards. But sometimes I get an itch to work on a smaller scale. After working with the dark brown and blues I wanted to use lighter tones.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a creative rest of the week!