Sunday, September 25, 2011

***Swirlyhues challenge***

  Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well. I have been sick just about all month long. I'm just starting to get back on my feet from a bout with Shingles!! All I can say is nooo fun at all. My DS was my coach on getting myself back on my feet and going with this LO.. LOL I'm trying to figure out why he wanted me to enter this challenge but he was dead set that I enter it and even offered to make the flowers **still scratching head**. I did use his picture but I have done several LO with him?! He knows how much I would love to win because of the way awesome prize (Trish Ladouceur class kit). We had the this available to be purchased back in July, but funds was low so I had to let it go.. But I don't think that is really it either. I'm really thinking it is the fact if I win he will be back on the swirly blog!! I think it is his competition with his sister Hah! He wouldn't even wait for the sun to come out for me to take pictures and post! Noo it had to be done right NOW!!! I rather wait but did to appease him. Now for the details of this challenge click here. It will give ya all the info needed about this challenge and anyone can enter! Pretty cool huh? Well here is the LO and all of its details.
I hand stamped and colored just about every piece to this LO. I tried hard to stay in with the hues provided. Here are some close-ups.
The flowers was made using Lisa G.'s tute over at Swirlydoos click here for the tute. It's called Floraino Flower. I changed up the center some and used my new Cricut Cart to cut the flower out (so I could make them smaller) But for the most part its the same process. I also hand stamped and colored the feathers and peacock its a stamp set from CTMH (one of my faves!) the medallion piece I cut out with that same cartridge and colored it as well.. Was going for a patina look with it. The little bitty flowers was cut with the same cartridge. The inks used was CTMH, TH, and Lindy's. Ok next close-up...

Ok this is suppose to be a manlyish LO.. Sooo I pulled back some on the blooms and added more bling!! LOL The gems are this in this months kit over at Swirlydoos. They are Joelle's hit fix gems. I just used liquid glass to attach them. Man talking about fussy cutting wheew!! I flat did some fussy cutting and broke in my new Ingvild Bloom exacto knife which was this months tech kit as well.. Last close-up..

Last piece is the title.. This was colored and fussy cut as well.. The Paper that I cut it out of is Prima!! We got some way cool papers with this kit from Prima and Bo Bunny!!! They are super COOL! The (A) was made by cutting out the remains of a black alpha and color it in and cut it out as well. The wording is by Kand Company. The feathers are from the same CTMH stamp set and the really cool piece above the title was cut out using the same cartridge.. I really love this cartridge!!!! I haven't even touch the possiblities with it!!! More information on the cartridge is in the below post.. OK gotta go to Swirlydoos and post this challenge. Wish me err my son good luck LOL!! Goodnight and god bless.

1 comment:

  1. Love all your handiwork on this layout! I'd say you rocked it! Hope you're feeling better :)