Monday, July 16, 2012


On Friday, the June and July kit of Swirlydoos arrived. I was in heaven. The July kit contains the very special Swedish PION papers. Goodness are they beautiful.

The photo frame in the middle is very inspiring. I cut out the middle, flipped it over and added it back in after distressing and inking the sides. I also distressed and inked the frame and added a bit of lace around it. I cut a small incision to add a half of a journaling note card from Prima (from a  previous kit), which I misted and worked with smooch colors to match the colors of the layout. 

There was this white space above the photo, which I did not like. Then I watched the monthly technique kit from Lynne over on YouTube and then had the idea of adding texture with molding paste and ink. 

A bit of sewing was added to the sides and the inner sqare. The ZVA creative swirl was just white, I used my copic marker to color two strands in blue to match the layout. 

The photo was really bright blue- I used the "fade" function on iphoto to match the colors

Here are a few details. I love the tinsel from PinkPaislee which I added to the flower cluster. 

Here you can see the molding paste and lace I added. I also added a pull out tag for the hidden journaling.

The design was a bit too oriented towards the right, so I added the flowers and butterflies for a better balance.

In our apartment, we have got very dangerous furniture! It keeps "eating" our little boy! 6 months is a fun age.

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. beautiful, I love the touches of yellow added

  2. beautiful. love the touches of yellow with blue...definitely a fave combo of mine. Love what you did with the molding paste. your son is growing so fast...keep the furniture away from that sweet boy.