Monday, December 24, 2012

A Merry Christmas to All.......

This Christmas Season has been a bit challenging.....
Here it is the day before Christmas and I am just makin' my Christmas cookies few of my holiday traditions completed this year
.....but it's ALL GOOD!

I did take a moment to make a few Christmas Cards
(and I truly mean few!!) it is!!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 
 the presence of a happy family
 all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

and a Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Christmas Card!!!

Happy Saturday to y'all!!!

and I am excited to share with you
what I've been makin' with
The Mold Putty
from this month Technique Kit
Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

This is the Gift Card/Tag I came up with!!

Hope you enjoy my video!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Petaloo ~ CMC 'nd PanPastels


I have to admit......I was soooo scared/excited when I
heard about our cross promotion with Pan Pastel.
I've always been an "inky" kinda girl,
regardless of the for....with a few spritz's and splatters.
So to use a medium that was TOTALLY dry....OH MY!
I tried a little bit of this....
and a little bit of that....
and here is the end result.

I covered the face of a 4 x 4 Canvas
with Multi Medium and adhered
vintage dictionary pages.
I then pulled out a Brick Mask
and applied Magenta Shade
with smidges of Red with Oxide Tint
witht the Oval Sofft tool. 
I then used a Reverse Brick Mask
and applied Fiber Paste.
When it was dry,
I applied a bit of
Turquoise Shade with
the Oval Sofft tool....
rub gently as it will tear the cover.
I couldn't resist...
I had to spritz the canvas with
Copper ~ Luminarte Shimmering Mist!!

Now came the AWESOME PART...
The Color Me Crazy Flowers
and can I just say...
the Pan Pastels took to the flowers
like a duck to water!!!
I was able to blend the
colors effortlessly!!!
Look at the large Color Me Crazy flower....
I used
Magenta Shade in the crevises
and the back petals.
Then I highlighted the other petals
with Red with Oxide Tint
and Violet Tint.

How 'bout the Floral Asssortment and diecut leaves.....
I blended the Bright Yellow Green Shade
and Turquoise Shade to add depth.

Hope you enjoyed my journey outside of
my "Creative Box"!! Thank you PanPastel and Petaloo..
Can I just say....I liked it!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Welcome to Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal
Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from FaberCastell's blogthen you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. 
We have some amazing projects for you to see today 
 We have 3 manufacturers hopping and
3 designers from Webster's pages!!! 
Also, as an extra special twist,
2 of our designers are hiding secret prize on their blog!!!!!
 Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 
Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!
Here is one of my creations made using the
December Technique Kit!!
In my video, I will be showing you (briefly)
how I created the flower
on top of my box.

Here is my video......
(please excuse my manly voice.....struggling with a
horrible head cold!!)

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15.  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,
 tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.
     Can't wait to hear from you.
My special words are......"OF THE"
The party continues over at PRIMA EDUCATOR'S blog.  
Have fun!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A White Christmas Tree

I wanted to share with you a post that was recently on the Petaloo Blog for the


Be sure to head on over to the Petaloo Blog
to see new DT creations
and for your chance to win a
basket of gooodies!!!

Tis the season of Gift Giving....
Tis the season to be Merry and Bright!!
So, what can one make....worthy of the above....
with one piece of Canvas Corp ~ White E~Flute Paper,
two packages of Petaloo ~ CMC~Wild Roses,
one Canvas Corp ~ Canvas Fabricpage,
and from my stash......
a jar of Emperor's Gold ~ Silks Acrylic Glaze,
one bottle of Luminarte ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist,
miscellaneous stamps,
and a paper mache cone.

A BEAUTIFUL centerpiece
that can WONDERFULLY adorn any holiday table.

I began by separating the Canvas Fabricpage into two pieces.
I then tore one piece into 2" x 12" strips and
and cut (4) Tattered Leaves from each strip.
With various stamps, covered with Silk Acrylic Glaze,
I randomly stamped the leaves and
the other piece of the Canvas Fabricpage.
 Then, let the pieces dry.
When the leaves were dry,
I spritzed them with water,
and dipped the edges into puddles of mist.
When the leaves dried from this process,
I pinched the large portion of each leaf together
and stapled it together, giving the leaf more dimension. 

Next, I took the white e~fluted paper,
and tore it into various size strips
(1"-1.5" wide) then into (4) pieces per strip.
(leaving a 4" x 12" piece leftover)

I sprayed each strip with Emperor's Gold ~
Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist,
along with the CMC ~ Wild Roses.

When the strips were dry,
I rolled the ends of each piece
and spritzed the rolled ends. 

I then assembled my tree
beginning at the bottom of the paper mache cone.
I topped off the tree with
(3) CMC ~ Wild Roses. 

With the leftovers, I created a gift tag.
I pulled a bit of vintage lace
and a CMC ~ Canvas Flower
from my stash, along with a memo pin
to embellish the tag. 

And there you have it....
A Heartfelt, Handmade Holiday gift
that can be enjoyed for years to come!

The artist is nothing without the gift, 
but the gift is nothing without work.  ~Emile Zola 

CMC ~ Wild Roses
CMC ~ Canvas Flowers

White E~Flute
Canvas Fabricpage 
Silks Acrylic Glaze ~ Emperor's Gold
Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist ~ Emperor's Gold