Monday 29 February 2016

Together for 13 Arts

Hi there, today I have a layout to share that I made as part of the 13 Arts guest design team using loads of 13 Arts products

I started by applying clear gesso to the background paper Written Stories from the Secret Letters collection.

I then used the papers Little Secrets and A Letter To You from the Secret Letters collection plus the paper First Snow from the Winter Tales collection to layer under my photo. I distressed all the layers and inked the edges with brown ink.

I started my background by putting gel medium through the ‘Your Art stencil. 
I next added colour with the mists Pastel Cinnamon, Pastel Yellow, Chalk Yellow Amber, Chalk Dark Brown and Pearl Gold Paint. Then some white splashes with watered down gesso. I added modeling paste through the ‘Holly’ Stencil.

I wrapped the Gold Chain string around some white wire trim to layer under my photo, I also layered doilies and chipboard amongst my paper layers. 
I added my flowers and embellishments, I used the gold paint and white gesso to add details on the flowers.

I coloured the chipboard with the Pearl Gold paint and then rubbed white gesso on the edges to lighten it.

Finally I added gold sequins from the Gold Sequin String. And Cream Jagoda berries

13 Arts Products used

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Friday 26 February 2016

February Kit Reveal for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Welcome to:
February 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 February collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our February 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 February kits or add ons in the store!

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Here are my creations with this months Kit,


This is my fav layout from this kit so I thought I would start with it. 
I used the Blue Fern Studios Timeless papers Couture and Macomerie. I started my background using the Prima adhesive Rub ons with embossing powder, plus I used the Art Anthology Dimensional Paint in Olive and Shimmering Inks in Decadent from the Mediums add on kit. To embellish I used the Prima Salvage District Ephemera and green rhinestones from the main kit, Prima Salvage District Wood icons, Finnabair metal Hearts and Butterflies from the Embellishment add on kit. Petallo Antigue Green Mini Burlap flowers and Petaloo Natural Burlap Daises from the Flower add on kit, and Prima Resin Hearts from the Project add on kit.

The Perfect Moment

This layout was made using this months sketch

For this layout I used the Blue Fern Studios Timeless Papers Song, Abode, Papillons and Calling Cards. From the medium add on kit I used The Crafters Workshop Stencil Mini Music Sheet with the Art Anthology Dimensional Paint in Drab. From the main Kit I used the Prima Ephemera, Prima Flowers. The Prima wood icons, metal hearts an pink lace were from the embellishment add on, and the Prima heart resin and Say it in Crystals are from the project add on kit. The Petallo flowers, Antique Rose Forgetmenots and Antique Mauve Mini Daisies are from the flower add on kit. 


On this layout I used the Blue Fern Studios Timeless papers Freedom and Calling Cards. On the background I used the Art Anthology Shimmering Inks in Decadent and Dimensional Paint in Drab through TCW Mini Music Stencil from the mediums add on kit. I used all 4 types of flowers from the flower add on kit. I used the Prima flowers and Rub ons from the main kit. From the embellishment add on I used the Prima wood Icons and Metal butterflies, the Prima resin hearts are from the project add on kit.

 Love Frame

This love frame is from the Project add on kit. I covered it with the Prima Salvage District paper Palais Royal. I also used the Prima flowers and lace from the project add on kit and the Petaloo Burlap Daises from the flower add on kit. From the embellishment kit I used the Finnabair metal hearts and butterflies. Plus I've used the Prima Rub Ons with Stampendous Aged Silver embossing powder.


This cute wooden frame came with the main kit this month. I made it to match my Love frame. I made a video for this frame but I've had a terrible cold for over a week now so I haven't been able to edit the video in time. I promise I'll share for my next tutorial Saturday. 

Three easy cards

I LOVED the Prima rub ons and gold foil from the main kit so I decided to make these super easy cards with them. I used the Blue Fern Studios Timeless papers Papillons and Keepsakes, plus the little hearts from the Prima wood icons in the embellishment add on which I coloured with Inka Gold

You have until midnight, eastern time, February 28th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 03/01.  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 : possible

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

Blog Hop Order:

Saturday 20 February 2016

Mixed Media Card Tutorial for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Happy Saturday everyone!!!! I love the weekends, it's when I get most of my scrapping done.
Although today is SSOOO hot and I can't breath or talk because of a horrible cold, but I'm still getting lots of craft time in and working on my new Swirlydoos kit, to get ready for reveal next week.

Today I have a card tutorial for you, this is using up bits and pieces left over from previous kits. As well as showing you some different ways to used some of the mediums that have come with previous kits. 

Here is the Video:

Materials used:
7 Dots Studios Thoughts Keeper Papers
Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology Papers
Prima Royal Menagerie Papers
Finnabair White Crackle Paste
Finnabair Snowflake Paste
Prima Oil Pastels
PearlEX Mica Powders
Assorted flowers and embellishments from previous kits
Assorted flowers and embellishments from my stash

And if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Bec Genet) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store! 

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Dazzling for Maja Design

Hi everyone, today I have a layout for Maja Design's to share with you. 
For this layout I used the Home For The Holidays collection. Even though this is a Christmas collection the papers are very versatile and can be used on any layout. I love the brown tones in this collection.

My background paper is Together, I started by priming the paper with clear gesso before I added light modeling paste through three different stencils. Most of this was covered up but just enough peaks out from underneath. 

 I added colour with mists in brown, peach and deep red, then a put on some random stamping to add another layer of depth to my layout.
I made a photo mat for my photo with layers of paper in Traditions and Christmas Chorus. I lightly distressed the edges and layered in a couple of doilies.

I embellished this layout with lots of flowers, metal trinkets, a resin frame, lightbulb, twine, lace, pearls, cheesecloth, and a cute little bird.
The title is Blue Fern Studios Chipboard covered with white embossing powder. 

Maja Design Paper used:
Home for the Holidays Collection - Together, Traditions  and Christmas Chorus

Together  Christmas chorus  Traditions


Don't forget I currently have a Maja Design Give-Away this month on my blog. Make sure you're in for your chance to win the gorgeous Maja Vintage Spring Basics Collection.
Enter HERE to be in to win

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