Monday, August 27, 2012

Boing Boing Boing Swirlydoos

So, Sarah is back in school and I am hoping that the day goes by fast. By 6pm,  we should have photos of my new baby niece - we just hope and pray that all goes well.

Last night, I finished a layout, which is really out of my comfort zone. I am not a stamper - truly not. But each month, Krissy from Swirlydoos, adds the most fabulous clear stamps in the kit. After having seen all the cool techniques that Peggy tried out  (you can see them HERE), I challenged myself to stamp. 

I am actually quite pleased with the result, although it is rather peculiar for me since it is so flat and not bulky as usual. 

The three photos are actually just one photo - I zoomed in and cut and enlarged on iphoto to focus on the fun she had that day. We are in my father's garden in Upper Austria. He and his wife really made an effort to make our day special. DH and I got to rest while DS slept and DD bounced away. 

I used crackle paint for the title and inked it with green to stay in the color scheme pink/green. 

 Here is my stamping - I am still a beginner but it looks ok.

I even used liquid pearls. This time, I was smarter and as soon as I applied the liquid pearls, I put it on a shelf 2 meters away from me. This way, I did NOT smash them (as it usually happens...)

Playing with DS is so much fun. Yesterday, we tried out different textures while playing with hats. Even DD joined in. Boy did we have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. A gorgeous Layout Elisabeth.
    I loe the simple feel it's so different ofr you.
    The stamping is great, you might even be converted now!!
    I love how you have made the photo look different, yet it's the same photo. I must treat myself to a photo editing suite and then I can do this.

  2. Das Layout sieht super aus!
    LG Yvonne

  3. this is a gorgeous layout, Elisabeth. love the fun colors.