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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Swirlydoos August Reveal Blog Hop

It's Swirlydoos' August Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!

If you came here from the Swirlydoos blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today on this blog hop!

This August "Vintage Traditions" kit features the awesome 7Gypsies Trousseau collection - vintage inspired and sooo gorgeous! It is perfect for shabby chic layouts and distressing. First up is a baby picture of my daughter that I've been waiting for the perfect papers to scrap it. I used some 2Crafty chipboard and a heart doily from my stash on this but the rest is all from Swirlydoos. I used my Zutter-Distrezz-it-all tool to create the rugged white paper edges.
Here is a close-up of the beautiful lace and stick pins in the main kit.
I added some pearls to the middle of the black flowers to add contrast with Helmar gemstone glue.
I used the amazing Swirlydoos kit sketch as inspiration for this layout.
For my second project, I went for a softer look to compliment the vintage picture. The little boy is my dad when he first arrived to Canada from Portugal. Aren't those little Prima gates from the embellishment add-on kit so cute? Helmar's 450 quick dry is the perfect glue for metal embellishments. I used a white-washed distressing technique around the edges of the papers to soften the edges.
Here is a close-up of my large handmade flower.
Lastly for today, here is yet another baby picture of my daughter but this time with Grandpa (the one in the previous layout as a kid :) Again, I used 2Crafty chipboard from my stash on this layout... and those butterflies? Those are from fellow Swirlydoos DT member Angelica's Etsy shop.
Here is a close up of the pretty blooms in the main kit.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, August 12th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday the 13th.  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 then 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 : ONCE
The party continues over at Angelica's blog.
Have fun and thanks for visiting today!

68 comments:

Lisa said...

So, so soft and beautiful!!! I really love all of your pages this month. :)

Adriana B said...

so beautiful are the layouts, love them all, :)

Cindy Lou said...

Totally love your LO's, such detail, love and attention put into each one, it's hard to stop looking :)

eleele said...

Vicky, you are a master of delicate LOs, love all of them , such a beauty

butterfly said...

Three sensational layouts - your style and Trousseaux go really well together. I think my favourite is the middle one: gorgeous distressing on the papers, and that handmade flower is outstandingly beautiful! Wow!
Alison x

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful layouts, Vicky!!! Love the lacing on your first page, but my fave this month has to be your second; just a wonderful way to display that precious photo!!!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful layouts. Love all the distressing on them.

Rae said...

Love your soft, delicate style! I really love the lacing! Great reveal!

Eve said...

Oh what talent you display. These layouts are so lovely. You give me inspiration.

LindaSS said...

Wonderful layouts.. and I just love your homemade flowers...

Merrihew said...

Beautiful LO's! Love the black lacing with the pins and the pearls you added to the black flowers!

Danielle said...

What beautiful laylouts. I love how everything blends together.

Carla said...

OHHHHH Happy Happy blog hop day, good thing I decided to do a little blogging today. Im now a follower, beatitul work!

KellyCreates said...

As always, your layouts are beautiful and inspirational! Lovely work, Vicky!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely stunning projects

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Vicky they are stunning!! I love the black lace that you sew on the first LO

Lean said...

Beautiful pages you have made coolsketch to...happy hopping!!!

Mary said...

My first blog hop and this is a great place to start! Love your work!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Such amazing projects Vicky!!!! I love every single one of them!

Scrap2day said...

Each layout is a true piece of art! I love all the little details you added to each one. That lace is so delicate! Love Swirlydoos kit the month! Gorgeous!

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful work, Vicky! I just love the second layout - so soft, perfectly balanced and complimenting the picture.

Lillian Child said...

Love the soft look of these products and your pages are so very lovely! You have a beautiful creative style!

Romy said...

Your work with this kit is so beautiful and romantic. I could stare at your pages for hours:)

Dortesjs said...

tatally gorgeous layouts you got so much talent

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Beautiful pieces. I am a follower too.

Shona said...

you rocked this kit Vicky...gorgeous :)

Helmi said...

I love your LO...so beautiful and full of details.
It was a pleasure to be here
thanks, Helmi

Dee in N.H. said...

Soooo pretty! Love the photo of your Dad and your sweet girl!

Debbie said...

Vicky, Gorgeous LO's, loving all the softness and them flowers are beautiful

csparky61 said...

I am still waiting to find a job, and when I do the first line of duty will be to subscribe to Swirlydo's kits, they are amazing. I wish I had your amazing talent, your layout is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

As always, Vicki, your pages are incredible.

Cherished said...

Every page is amazingly pretty. Wonderful inspiration.

Patti said...

Yay!!! My first Swirlydoos blog hop!! Your lo's are gorgeous Vicky....so pretty and soft. Love them and can't wait to dig into my kit.

Monika Costa Lima said...

Very beautiful and delicate layouts !

Maria Harms said...

All 3 pages are gorgeous. Love your use of the black ribbon and the last layout if fabulous. That white wash technique looks wonderful.

recollectionalley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Janea
www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

totally amazing!! love them all!

Stephanie said...

Vicky such beautiful layouts and I love your handmade flowers!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what gorgeous pages!! Love the black accents in the first and the amazing lacing and the hand crafted flowers are fabulous!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

fusiafscrapping said...

Stunning creations, once again. I just love your creative style.

Hanne said...

Lovely pages! Beautiful handmade flowers and love your distressing.

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful LOs and your handmade flowers looks fabulous !

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful projects. Love the flowers!

Manda_K said...

Lovely!! :D

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Super stunning creations! Wow!

peggylee said...

Simply Beautiful is all I can say!!!

thanks for sharing, Peggy Lee

Sonya said...

Visited and joined your blog today :) Came because of the blog hop - BUT thoroughly enjoyed your site and will visit again!! I loved the beautiful papers you have posted - I can easily become overwhelmed w/ all that is available!!

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous layouts. Love the details on each one.

jaclee said...

Absolutely gorgeous....as usual! Love your layouts.

LISA said...

Beautiful pages Vicky!! So soft and lovely...I totally love your white flower!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages!!! Thanks for the close ups!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Such yummy pages, Vicky! Those white flowers are the bomb!

Bonnie in SC said...

Great pages. I love the kit sketch. Very pretty.

AmandaA said...

Gorgeous layouts and Beautiful pages..as a new follower you have me inspired!! Amanda Adams

Myrto said...

These are beautiful! Thnaks for the inspiration!

scrappygal said...

Beautiful pages!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW girlio.....love every little bit of every creation!!! and your flower....WOWZEROOOONIE!!

Angelica said...

You worked this kit so soft and feminine!!! Love all your pages!!!

MZule said...

Beautiful pages! And your baby is adorable!

Jess said...

beautiful pages!

Eila Sandberg said...

Absolutely, they are all so beautiful but I actually have two faves; the second one (sucker for vintage photos) and the third one. Just love when you make your own yummilicious flowers, such an amazing detail that adds that extra umpff! xoxo

MsMad said...

your layouts are beautiful....fantastic flowers.
Barbara Bird
Mdstrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

Naila said...

Love what you did with these items. So beautiful!

Lisa said...

So soft and beautiful as always Vicky!!!

Anonymous said...

Love everything and shopping too. Awesome. klayne

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Yingling said...

Simply Beautiful is all I can say!!! thanks for sharing, Peggy Lee