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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Swirlydoos Projects (using OUAS/2Crafty/Helmar)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I have three more projects to reveal today that I created using my left-overs from my October Swirlydoos kit (since the blog hop reveal a few weeks ago). Up first is also a DT project reveal for the November Once Upon a Sketch (featuring some awesome 2Crafty chipboard and Helmar glue too).


This is my attempt at doing a negative space layout - difficult for me! I used the OUAS sketch upside down as shown below. The journaling on the back reads: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you'll never know dear how much I love you, so please don't keep my sunshine away". My son adored this song as a baby - so I sang it to him every night. This is a picture of his first Halloween. Check out the November reveal for the OUAS challenge details and so many fantastic prizes to be won!

Here is a close-up of the pretty flowers in the kit and my reverse faux crackle finish on the Corine's Swirl (chipboard from my 2Crafty DT stash). To achieve the reverse faux crackle: I first stippled with gesso and once dry stippled on white acrylic paint. This created a nice bumpy surface. Once all dry I gently dipped my finger onto my chalk ink pad and gently rubbed the raised surfaces.

Here I simply put some diamond dust on the chipboard title I painted in white using some Helmar acid-free glue - to give it some texture and sparkle.

Here is a card I created for Sketch Inspiration - Swirlydoos is sponsoring them this week. Play along and you might win an October Swirlydoos kit!

Here is the sketch:

Last but not least a little matching tag to the card above.

NOTE: All of these projects were created with the special help of various Helmar Adhesives - especially my two favorites: the Premium Craft glue for paper and 450 Quick Dry for embellishments.



14 comments:

Adriana B said...

happy halloween, love your layout, details are lovely and your card, love the colour combo :)

butterfly said...

So gorgeous - what a wonderful photo - and that flourish is just fab! Lovely card too...
Alison x

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Beautiful! And what a cute baby too.

KellyCreates said...

Even your Halloween layouts are elegant! Gorgeous page, Vicky! And your card and tag are lovely too!

Shona said...

hiiiii Vicky :) gorgeous as always.....amazing :)

Keren Tamir said...

Love that costume!! And such a cute layout!!! Love it!!

Lizzyc said...

Oh you create so beautifully, love the cute photo!!

Brigitta Raaijmakers said...

Gorgeous layout and cute pic, and that song makes you instantly happy! A real golden oldy.

Cathy said...

Beautiful page Vicky... love the flourish and flower clusters!! Your photo is adorable! :)

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely stunning! A wonderfully elagent look to Halloween!

Sandie Edwards said...

So very pretty Vicki, both card and layout... nice variety of colours, look gorgeous together.

reneabouquets said...

Beautiful sketch inspired projects! Love the way you layer and your use of color on both projects is wonderful!

Svetlana Austin said...

such a sweet photo, Vicky! and such a gorgeous project! I love the way you used a round photo on your LO! such a unique and very fresh take on the challenge!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh my oh my what a cutie pie!! your page is absolutely gorgeous! love the papers and that big white flourish - yummo! The teal and yellow in the card and tag are so pretty as are your projects. So so pretty! xoxox