Tuesday 29 March 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club March Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Angelica'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 March collection:

Peggy's Bicycle
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March 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 March 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 !!  
Here are the creations I made with this gorgeous March kit

For this layout I used the Prima Tales of You & Me papers: Notre Jardin Secret and Notre Amour Sera a Jamais. As well as the Prima Tales of You & Me Ephemera Pack, the Chipboard Pack and the Zipper from the main Kit. I have also used the Prima Tales of You & Me Brads from the Embellishment add on and the Prima Tales of You & Me Flowers from the Flower add on kit

To start my layout I cut a V in the Notre Jardin Secret paper then rolled back the sides of the V to adhere the zipper. From the Notre Amour Sera a Jamais Paper I fussy cut the flower images and glued them to either side of the zipper, then I stuck the rest of this paper to fill in under the V cut out.
 I stuck in my photo then used the Ephemera pieces to arrange behind the photo. 
I added a little script stencilling to the background and placed on alot of flowers from the kit and a few leaves from my home stash, then I finished off with some liquid pearls

 Next up is the layout I made using the March Sketch as inspiration. 

I have used the Prima Tales of You & Me Papers Belles Melodies d'amour, Contes de Toi et Moi and Beaute Cachee for this layout. 
On my background I used the Finnabair Acrylic Paint in Vintage Rose with a sponge and put it through a floral stencil, this just gives a lovely delicate pattern to the background.  Next I mixed the Memory Hardware powder with light paste and applied this through a flourish stencil. Both these mediums are from the mediums add on kit
I layered papers to go under my photo and added in the Prima Tales of You & Me Ephemera pack, chipboard pieces from the main kit and flowers from the flower add on kit..  
I primed the Blue Fern My Bike chipboard piece(from the main kit) with white gesso before I coloured it with the Vintage Rose paint,  then I added a little brown distress in to the edges. 
I finished off the layout with ribbon, twine, resin frames and liquid pearls which came from my home stash.

Here this what this month sketch looks like

In this month main kit we got this beautiful wooden fan as an off the page project.
My daughter really wanted to keep this fan for herself so I decorated in a way that it could still be opened and closed and she could use it as a fan.
This was very easy to make, here are the steps I used to make it
Step 1: Apply a coat of white gesso with a sponge
Step 2: Apply the Finnabair Acrylic Paint in Vintage Rose with a paint brush.  This doesn't have to be perfect,  if a little white is showing it gives more of a shabby look
Step 3: Dry brush on the Memory Hardware powder to random areas
Step 4: Tie a pink and a cream ribbon to the bottom of the Prima Tales Of You & Me vine.
Step 5: Bulk up the vine with cream roses and brown blossoms.
Step 6: Adhere the vine to one edge of the fan and you're all done

Also I have the Prima mini album which came in the Project add on kit for March.
I have made a video tutorial for this album......but unfortunately due to video camera malfunctions I was not able to video the whole process :( 
To make my mini album close I had to remove 5 of the inside pages, which only left me with 3 pages to decorate......this is the downside to heavily embellishing. 

Here is my video:

Products used:
March Main Kit: Prima Tales of You & Me papers,  Prima Tales of You & Me Ephemera,  Prima Tales of You & Me Chipboard, Prima Vintage Emporium Flowers, and Darice adhesive lace.
March Flower add on Kit: Prima Tales of You & Me flowers
March Embellishment add on Kit: Prima Tales of You & Me Brads, Chipboard piece, Tape measue ribbon.
March Mediums add on Kit: Finnabair Acrylic Paint in Vintage Rose
March Project add on Kit: Prima Mini Album, Prima Vintage Emporium 6x6 paper pad, Prima Vintage Emporium flowers, Prima Vintage Emporium Ephemera and  Prima Metal bookmark.

From my own stash I used: Prima Resin frame, Seam Binding Ribbon, Metal chains, Prima tag pad, Twine, Metal latch, Liquid pearls and leaves.

And finally I have recipe book cover to share, this was made for the SGC on the forum which this month as a baking theme

The base for this is the adhesive glitter sheet from the Embellishment add on kit, then I cut my left over Tales of You & Me collection paper to layer on top. For the recipe I used and image from Pinterest which I reversed and printed out from the computer. Next I transferred this image onto white cardstock using gel medium, this makes the image look even more vintage.
I used the Prima doll stamp 'Rita' with the 6x6 Vintage Emporium paper pad from the Project add on kit. Under all my layers I have tucked in the Blue Fern gate chipboard pieces (from the Embellishment add on kit) which I coloured the the Blue Fern Embossing powder in Cotton Candy and 14 Karat. To embellish I used the flowers from the Flower add on kit, Prima Tales of You & Me chipboard from the Main kit and Vintage Emporium ephemera from the Project add on kit.

You have until midnight, eastern time, March 30th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 04/01.  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 : extra

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


  1. All of your projects are just stunning, Bec! Love the way you used the zipper on your LO and your mini is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing the video!

  2. Gorgeous projects!! TFS, Bonnie S :-)

  3. Your projects are stunning!!! Thanks for the close ups!

  4. You make everything sound so simple yet your projects are amazing!!!!! Your daughter is the perfect model for all of these beautiful pages and projects. TFS Bec!!

  5. Beautiful.
    I love the V design on the first page.
    The idea for the book cover is going to be
    used for my bible journaling. Highlight that
    the bible is mine and I've been doing the journaling.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful pages and ideas.

  6. Oh my goodness, Bec, your projects this month are just gorgeous!!! I love each and every layout (especially the first - I can never figure out WHAT to do with those zippers!) and OTP project, but I must say that your mini album (and your video!) has inspired me beyond belief and I thank you for that!!!

  7. Simple stunning and so creative!!

  8. Stunning! Especially love the fan and mini album!



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