"With simply paper and a little creativity anyone can create"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Swirlydoos June Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' Antiquities Kit Reveal
& Blog Hop Block Party!

If you came here from Rae's blog (scrappingfancy.blogspot.ca), then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog (www.swirlydoos.blogspot.ca) and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have a very special guest joining in the fun and offering a prize!

Let me start by saying that at first when I saw a dark kit I panicked a wee bit because pastels are my comfort zone... BUT the Bo Bunny (weekend market collection) papers and "Antiquities" kit embellishments are so gorgeous that once I started, I got 3 layouts done in just 4 days!!!

This is my pup (no longer with us now... but still in my heart). I pulled apart a large brown Prima flower to create 2 matching flowers. Only the title is from my stash on this layout.

Here is a close-up of the flowers in the add-on kit.

I used the kit sketch as inspiration for the layout above but it took on a life of its own.
This layout I made 100% with the main kit contents and you will find a step by step tutorial on the Swirlydoos Forum later today. Yes... that is me on my wedding day! The picture was taken on a cruise ship so that's why the "Titanic" backdrop. Had to have a few cheesy cruise pictures, LOL.

A little close up of the bow I made with the main kit ribbon and flower...

I used the June OUAS sketch (without using the birthday theme qualification portion for the challenge). I start my DT term with them in July :)

For this third page I used the Swirlyhues inspiration and sketch which will reveal on June 10th if you'd like to play along with this month's challenge. The photo is my dance instructor (middle) and her assistants. The bling and chipboard title is from my stash - and I altered the flowers.

Close-up of the pretties...

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, June 10th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on June 11th. 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. Become a follower if you're not already.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 AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.


My special word is : TO


The party continues over at Lisa's blog (what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.ca)

Have fun and thanks for participating!


Please note: that I have used Helmar's adhesive runner, acid free glue and 450 quick dry glue to create all of these projects.

72 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow wow wow!! I really love your projects this month. You worked with the kit paper so well. Very rich and dramatic.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

BEAUTIFUL work with this month's kit Vicky!!! I love your style of scrapping!

Karola Witczak said...

I love your projects this month, Vicki!! As always these are so gorgeous!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

ABSOLUTELY gorgeous Vicky....just love your layouts!!

Tanni said...

The layout and the sketch are wonderful. At the weekend i will create a layout with that sketch.

Kez said...

really beautiful work, i love your style!

Lesley said...

Stunning, as always. I can hardly wait to come to your class in Strathmore.

Kez said...

i love the box, just perfect!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful.......

Rae said...

Vicky! Your layouts are soooo beautiful! I love your elegant style! The Swirlyhues colors are so sophisticated- your layout for it is just stunning!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous pages!!! Love the flowers and the great colors!

Merrihew said...

Amazing work with this kit, Vicky! Love the beautiful colors of this kit!

Lana Vassallo said...

love your layouts

Bellaidea said...

Good Morning my Friend, thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Dee said...

Beautifull colours and beautifull lay-outs!! I love them!

Keren Tamir said...

Great layouts Vicky!! love the designs!

Kate Block said...

Beautiful work! LOVE the layouts/sketches!

LISA said...

Your layouts are so romantic!! Love your layering!!! Beautiful Vicky!! And I LOVE cheesy cruise ship photo
s! Yours is fantastic!!

Kim said...

Beautiful projects Vicky. very inspiritional.

Angelica said...

Vicky, I think I say this everytime, I love that you're on our team!!! You are truly amazing!!!

Christine Slak AKA Aunt Prissy said...

Look how beutiful things can be when you step outside your comfort zone!! Love the layouts.

Wendy L said...

This kit is not the colours I would normally go for but I am getting to love it as I see more. xxx

kantig34 said...

Just beautiful...love your weding layout:)

Romy said...

Oh my, I'm just amazed by each one of your fabulous layouts! Such gorgeous vintage pages!

Deborah Johnson said...

Beautiful layouts and thanks for the sketches!

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! these LO's are breathtakingly beautiful!

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Love how you've shown how versatile the kit is! Beautiful layouts.

Kisha said...

I love your projects!!

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts!!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful layouts!!! even if the colors are not pastel, they are so romantic!!!

hilde janbroers said...

I love your work!! Gorgeous!

Beth said...

That layout with your pup just took my breath away! Wonderful!

Carin said...

Hippity-Hop, another blog! Love what you did to the papers! The tearing and rolling of the corners and tears is just wonderful. Noticed you ink the edges even more than I do :-) Maybe I'm still withholding too much with the ink and should be more daring with it.

Silvia Mendoza said...

Beautiful lo. You did a great job with this kit. Thanks for sharing

Cherished said...

Gorgeous Creations.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous work with this kit Vicky!

Tina M said...

Great use of printed/patterned paper, which are beautiful but challenging to use in layers!

amelia crowe said...

I love all your Gorgeous design!!!

Cindy Gay said...

Very beautiful!

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

I always love your layouts! They are amazing!

Michele from MS said...

These kits are designed perfectly! All of the papers and embellishments make such fabulous projects!! Love that sweet widdle puppy. So many details and love that ribbon/charms. I too have a pic with a Titanic backdrop! lol Thanks so much for sharing!!

Ro Miqueletto said...

Beautiful!!!!!

María Castillo said...

Such an elegant and beautiful pages!

Rea' said...

OMG...beautiful job with these colors, love those flowers and those distressed edges my goodness...so much crafty goodness going on !

Shona said...

oh so gorgeous...amazing creations sweetie :) cant wait to see more :)

Kimberly said...

Beautiful work!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Hi sweetie! Not taking part in the bloghop but wanted to have a closer look at the beautiful puppy page you posted over at TCR. Now I'm also seeing the other fabulous pages you have created with the kit. You do belly dancing, right? How cute with the cheesy cruise photo, comes with the territory and makes for a wonderful layout! Wonderful pages all of them! xoxo

Nicole Doiron said...

You absolutely rocked this kit, Vicky!

Peggy said...

Your project with this kit are just stunning!!!! I love how you took advantage of the deep, rich colors and your takes on the sketches!!! (Fantastic BAP tut on the forums, btw!!!!)

Manda_K said...

WOW Vicky, AMAZING work!!

MZule said...

Fantastic work Vicky!

Maureen Hayes said...

I tend to be more comfortable with pastels as well so I loved what you did because you showed me not be afraid to step out of my comfort zone and that you can create really beautiful things when you do!

Jessica S said...

Congrats on getting so many layouts completed and stepping out of your comfort zone...they are all marvelous.
:O)
Jessica
New Follower and Happy Hopper!

T Young said...

Fabulous work as always Vicky! Now you know you don't always have to use soft colours.

dwaldenrn said...

So pretty

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Theresa said...

Great inspiration as always. Thanks for sharing.

jaclee said...

Beautiful layouts. Very inspired to step out and try something new. Thank you!

Linda Pekrul said...

I always love seeing what you do with the kits. It's ALWAYS gorgeous! Really LOVE the one with your pup!

Tina in Texas said...

Gorgeous, as usual.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

WOW! Awesome pages here, Vicky! Love all your layering and distressing!

Erica Ortiz said...

Beautiful projects!

Emily H said...

Very vintage! Great layouts!

scrappygal said...

Beautiful layouts!!

SandiB said...

Your layouts are amazing. Just became a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your layouts.

Debbie Y. said...

I've always admired your work. Love all your gorgeous layouts. I'm going to come back and look at all your tutorials.

langeatheart said...

Vicky your projects are amazing as always! TFS!

ajmaluck said...

Amazing layouts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

berlykim37 said...

Beautiful layouts...tfs

KellyCreates said...

Welcome to the "dark" side Vicky.....beautiful work with these papers! LOVE them all :)

luv46kdz said...

Fantatic!!

Paula