Wednesday 20 January 2016

Swirlydoos January Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to:
January Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from the Swirlydoos' 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:

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 !!  

My first layout is made using this months sketch as inspiration. Here is the sketch, be sure to head to the Swirlydoos Forum or Facebook Gallery to enter your sketch interpretation to be in to win.

And this is my layout

For this layout I used the 7 Dots Thoughts Keeper paper No 5 as my background piece, then I cut a strip of the Thoughts Keeper paper in No 3 to go along the bottom and also frame my photo.

To add interest to my background I used a stencil from my stash with modeling paste and then some Gelatos to add colour.

With the chipboard vines from the embellishment add on kit I first gave them a coat of gesso then added a teal ink to the edges. I used this same ink on the little resin dragon from the Prima Archival Casts in the embellishment add on kit, along with the Prima metal trinkets. I have also used the tea pot from the Prima Wood Icon's in the Main Kit

I picked out a few of the chipboard pieces from the Prima Royal Menagerie chipboard and more pack in the main kit to tuck in amongst my flowers. On this layout I used the Petaloo Vintage Velvet flowers which came in the flower add on kit. Plus I few peach flowers from my own stash. I finished off the layout with some blue pearls  and sequins from the Main kit as well as the silver rhinestones from the project add on kit.

Next up I have a mosaic canvas made with the Project add on kit 

I made a video tutorial of this canvas to show you how to make a beautiful mosaic canvas of you own.
Here is the video:

Be sure to check out Tim Holtz's video tutorial on the Mosaic kit Here

Products used:
Paper for the Bird
Prima Royal Menagerie  Queen for the Day and Flutterby. 7 Dots Thoughts Keep No 3
For the mosaic background
Project add on kit: 12 x 5.5 inch canvas, Tim Holtz Mosaic kit, lace, Prima flowers
Prima Royal Menagerie Salt Water plus 7 Dots Thoughts Keeper No 5 and No 3
Main kit: Prima flowers, Baby blue pearls, Dusty Attic flourish chipboard, American Crafts dictionary vellum sheet, Prima Royal Menagerie chipboard and more.
Embellishment add on kit: Prima Archival Casts, Lavender Pearls
From My Stash - Blue Fern Embossing powder in Mystic Plum, Distress inks in Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Bundled Sage, Old Paper and Vintage Photo

And finally today I have a second layout to share

For this one I used the Prima Royal Menagerie paper Queen for the Day as my background paper, plus a second piece of that same paper and the flutterby sheet to layer under my photo.

I used the Dusty Attic chipboard frame from the project add on kit to frame my photo. To colour it I used the Art Anthology paint in the mediums add on first, then I went over with the Prima Purple mica from the mediums add on. This was because the mica powder by itself was too bright for this LO and the black paint underneath toned it down.  Finally I went over the frame with some pale purple chalk ink to give it more of a shabby look. I did these same steps on two round resins from the Prima Archivist casts in the embellishment add on kit.

I used the Petaloo Calia lilies from the main kit with some Prima Royal Menagerie flowers from the kit. I added some black and purple roses from my stash.

On the backgound I used a stencil from my stash with some black ink, this was a nice change from my usual modeling paste :) On this layout I also used the Prima chipboard and more pack in the main kit and Black and Lavender pearls from the embellishment add on kit.

I used some butterflies prints on vellum, glass beads and glass glitter from my stash. Then I finshed off the layout with some splatters using the Prima purple mica and Tim Holtz splatter brush both from the mediums add on.

You have until midnight, eastern time, January 22nd to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 01/25.  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 : Choose

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

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Thanks for stopping by


  1. Love what you created with this beautiful kit! Your mosaic canvas is fabulous!

  2. Stunning work!! I adore your mosaic! Really excite to get this kit after seeing what you did with it!!! All the best! :)

  3. Oh gosh...what beautiful work! The mosaic is AMAZING and the layouts are SO gorgeous!!

  4. Such beautiful layouts - and I love that mosaic! I'm not into kits but that one is GORGEOUS - I might have to start getting them!

  5. Stunning as always Bec. The mosaic is amazing :)

  6. Wow Bec your layouts are just beautiful and your mosaic...amazing!

  7. C'est absolument magnifique.

  8. My gosh, these are
    gorgeous! Loving all
    those layers of goodies.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Such beautiful creating.. the mosiac looks amazing..

  10. Beautiful projects! I really love the mosaic you created! I will have to try this!! I can't wait for my kit to arrive!

  11. All very pretty but, I especially liked the first LO - it was so delicate & feminine. TFS, Bonnie :-)

  12. Wow, these layouts are gorgeous and magical! I love all the layering and the way you used a doily to frame the photo in your first layout. A perfect showcase for that photo

  13. Bec, your layouts with the mixed media background and gorgeous clusters of details are such an inspiration to me; this month is no exception. And to top it off, you've come up with this amazing canvas, complete with video and all I can say is WOW!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creations!!!!



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