Monday, March 11, 2013

Swirlydoos Blog Hop! March Reveal!

I am super honored to be the guest designer for Swirlydoos this month! 

A special thanks to Krissy and Lisa V for the opportunity and the assistance this month!

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

If you came here from Rae's blog, then 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 !!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

We also have a DT call for Educators!!  As you know we have a kick-butt Education team and we are looking to add to our family.  If you love to create tutorials and share your love of the craft with others, we would love to have you on our team.  The deadline is looming!!!  Please click on THIS LINK to learn more!!



My projects:




First a couple of cards!

I used the black gesso with the damask stencil to create the background on the first card. I sprinkled some art glitter on the wet gesso to give it a touch of sparkle!  When it was done, it looked like a condolence or apology card, so I went with it!

The second is a "hello" card, I used an old Prima mask with some Distress ink on the Bingo card to pop it, then piled on the findings!


Both cards were cut with the Cameo.











On this page, I rolled back the edges of the layers of paper to give it dimension without adding bulky embellies. Then I tucked the picture into the empty space.

I randomly painted the layout with the Wild Honey Silk.







This months sketch is so fabulous!

This is an old picture of myself and my husband, Kelly.

I painted the swirls with the Wild Honey then doodled some "stitching"...busting out the OLD techniques! 

On the title stickers, I covered them with Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish then, while still wet, sprinkled some glitter on them!


I hope you enjoy!




You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 3/14.  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 word is : "were not"
The party continues over at Angelica's blog.  Have fun!
 

Here is the order and blog addresses:
Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae Moses - Click HereManda - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Vicky
 - CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!





43 comments:

Rae said...

FABULOUS, Manda! Love your cards! And, those layouts are rockin'! So happy to have you on the DT this month!!!! HUGS!

Kim said...

Great cards. The second layout is my fav. Great job with kit.

Lisa Valentine said...

Manda, THANK YOU for guest designing this month. Your projects are just stunning. I am a big fan of your work.

Buffy Esser said...

Love the cards but your pages are beautiful...thanks for sharing them with us!

Merrihew said...

You did a fabulous job of creating with this kit, Manda! LOVE them all!

L. Akins said...

Congrats on the guest dt spot! Nice projects

Lynne Forsythe said...

Manda.....AWESOME GIRL!!! Congrats of the Guest DT spot!!!

langeatheart said...

Congratulations on being guest designer!Your cards are adorableand the layoutsare stunning! My Fav is the one of your son! TFS!

http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

Vicky Alberto said...

You did an AMAZING jog with this kit. Congrats on the guest spot for your incredible layout of the year 2012 at Swirlydoos!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

OMG OMG OMG...... You totally Rocked this kit honey! I love your cards so much. Your sketch page is fabulous. Love the masking and doodling on the swirls and I love the crackle on the word stickers. Your other page..... STUNNING!!! NO OTHER WORDS FOR IT.

Debbie L Gregory said...

The card is very pretty and I love the layers on your LO. I really enjoyed seeing your work durinf the design challenge. Love the flair and style you have.

Tracey Gregory said...

Wow! You are the queen of misting!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the Guest Design spot Manda, your cards are great and I love the layouts!

Maria Harms said...

Love the cards and the layouts. Great addition of color to the neutral papers!

Karen Lynn M said...

Wonderful job with these beautiful papers. Thank you for sharing your designs with all of us.

Janet Zeppa said...

Wonderful projects!Love the techniques.

Heidi Bound said...

Wow! You have an amazing eye for texture and mixed media.

Hanne said...

Lovely cards and pages! The first card is just gorgeous and the last page is absolutely stunning,

Miranda Edney said...

Manda you did an awesome job!!!!! so glad you are on board this month! <3

Kathleen White said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Manda,
Congratulations for being appointed as Guess Designer. Your creations are amazing; I love them all. Looking forward to getting more inspirations from you, thank you for sharing.
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah

Nicole Doiron said...

Gorgeous creations! Swirlydoos has made a fabulous GD choice! :)

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Fabulous job, I really love both layouts - unique and interesting.

Kimberly said...

I love your your cards, and your pages are beautiful!

Andiepants said...

The cards are beautiful but you ROCKED the LO's!!!

MichelleMc said...

Such beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards !

Rusticdiva said...

Manda lovely cards and layouts lots of ideas I hadn't thought of. Thanks for sharing.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, love the title cards and the stitching... your layouts are rockin'!

Kitika said...

What a beautiful and elegant cards with great colors!

Joy said...

Love the layout of you & your hubby & the Prima hardware is fabulous!

Lesley said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm so impressed. You're now bookmarked.

Peggy said...

Manda, what they've all been saying about your guest DT projects!!!!! Love the cards, especially the second one with the masking and metals, love the layouts: the first with all of that incredible layering and the second with your elegant design and pics of you and Kelly!!!!!

Debbie said...

Love that first card, so pretty...

marylouh said...

I haven't made a card with my cameo. That will be my next project. I've cut a lot of other things with it and love it. The layout is great.

Lynn Good said...

Love the cards and the layouts are stunning. Thanks for sharing

Katyoparty said...

Hi Manda! Love your cards and layout! You have a special talent for putting everything together in such a fun way.

MZule said...

Beautiful work!

ionabunny said...

Lots of fab projects here. Like that first LO. Great colours and structure

Lillian Child said...

Manda, you have SUCH a delightful creative style. These are some amazing projects you've created. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

KathyK said...

Lovely. I love how you gesso'd the first card, and with the glitter, stunning!

Boni said...

I am learning so much on this hop thanks

Linda Pekrul said...

I'm just getting a chance to look at all the blogs now Manda. Love everything you created and especially loved the layout with the rolled back paper ... how cool is that!! Fabulous work and congrats on being a Guest Designer!!