Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Swirlydoos Feb. Round Robin Challenge

I created this layout for Swirlydoos Round Robin Challenge. You can find the details of the challenge here.

I used the gorgeous Swirlydoos Jan kit "Whimsy" I adore this kit!

It is packed full of gorgeous papers, embellies, and of course all the little touches Krissy throws in that makes her kits so breathtaking!

I used the teal cardstock that was included in the Swirlydoos Core'dinations cardstock add on kit as the base of my page.

 I always buy Swirlydoos cardstock add on. It makes scrapping so so easy when you have the coordinating card stock that matches your papers. And Krissy always has the cardstock matched perfectly!  And she always gives you top quality cardstock! Bazzill, Core'dinations, Kaisercraft, etc....

 I choose to use the Promenade paper from Kaisercraft's Botanical Odyssey Collection that was included in our kit as the base for my page.

I distressed it using Prima's  Inquild Bolme's Craft Knife/distresser. I Scrunched the edges in a few places and then inked all the edges with Color Box's Yellow Ochre Chalk Ink. and added a leaf and a flower that I had from previous Swirlydoos kits.

On the corner I folded back the edges in 1/4" intervals. I again inked the edges. I added some black lace also from a previous swirlydoos kit. Than cut off  a butterfly from a Prima Flutter Vine (Pacific Blue) that I had and added it. I placed a few Black flourishes on the corner from a Prima Say it in Pearls flourish I had. I added a few flowers (from previous Swirlydoos kits and also some that I had). And whooola! I just love the corner of my layout!

I flipped and then altered the  Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 that was included in a previous Swirlydoo's kit. You can see the details on altering the frame on an earlier blog post here:

I then used the new Prima Damask Stencil and sponged on some Maya Road Charcoal Mist underneath the frame/picture. Then I used the Kaisercraft  Botanical Odyssey Rub-On that was included in our Jan. Swirlydoo Kit underneath the top left corner of the Dusty Attic Frame. Again as I did in the corner, I added another Prima Butterfly from the Prima Vine and a few flowers. I also colored a couple of the small white flowers with the same Tattered Angels Banana Pudding Chalkboard Mist that I used altering the Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame fo have them coordinate with the frame.

Our twist for this challenge was to use grouping of two. Now as every good scrapbooker knows,  usually  design principals are to use grouping of 3. I found this challenging to use two.But..that is also what expands your creativity! Pushing yourself and breaking rules! That is one reason I love to participate in Swirlydoos Challenges. Our Swirly Sisters are very good at making you step outside the box. My creativeness has grown so much since I've became a Swirly Girl! 

For the challenge I followed the amazing creation of Jenniev...
As you can see, I tried to take a few things from her layout to use, but also made the lift my own :o). It is so much better when you life a project to add your own touches and totally make it your own :o)

1 comment:

Sandy Ang said...

what a beautiful layout. love the way you used white space in your design