Color Philosophy Inks

Prima has a brand new ink line called Color Philosophy. The colors are amazing and the selection of colors will keep you in crafting heaven.

My Prima Planner - In the Moment

Here is my "In the Moment" planner all dolled up for January.

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My Prima Planners

Have you gotten your new My Prima Planner? They are absolutely amazing!

Frank Garcia's Memory Hardward

I created a lovely photo album using Prima's Memory Hardware journal. Click the "read more" tab to see the entire album.

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Christine Adolph Stamps

I love to use stamping to add interest and texture to my crafting projects. I will be sharing my latest project using Prima's new Christine Adolph stamps.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just Us - Swirlydoos January Kit - Retro Tapestry

Hello everyone! 

Here's wishing you a terrific week.  I went to visit my cousin yesterday and she gave me a wonderful gift.  The January Swirlydoos kit!  How could I say no? lol.   I love Swirlydoos and their kits are beautiful.  This company holds a special place in my heart as I was proud to be a member of their outstanding design team in 2010.

This kit is bold and beautiful!  I had just the right photo waiting for these glorious papers.  The papers in the collection are from GCD Studios and Glitz Designs.  If bright and bold is your cup of tea, you can pick up the Retro Tapestry Patterned Paper and Cardstock add-ons which are still available in the Swirlydoos store.

I distressed the edges of my papers and layered them to give dimension.  I distressed the edges of my paper using my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser which is quick and easy.  I inked my top layer using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass

I used Birdie Border - Artsy Urban by Melody Ross/GCD Studios for the embellishments beneath my photo.  This gave a bit of glimmer as the papers are glittered.  I cut the birds from the paper and mounted them on foam squares.  I used my new Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" die to create the blue border.  I topped it off with yellow textured trim which was included in the kit.

The beautiful flowers in the kit are from Petaloo and Prima. These two companies have outstanding flowers and are my "go to" when it comes to my designs.  I finished my page by adding liquid pearls to the border of my photo.

When adding heavy florals to my pages, I use a stapler.  One of my favorites is the Tim Hotlz Tiny Attacher.  The size of the staples are perfect for attaching items to your pages without adding bulk.

Patterned Paper:  Swirlydoos January, 2011 Kit - "Retro Tapestry"  GCD Studios, Glitz Designs
Flowers:  Petaloo and Prima
Die Cutting:  Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Liquid Pearls:  Ocean Blue
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Tools:  Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and Tiny Attacher , Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Title Sticker:  Anna Griffin

Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.


LISA said...

What a wonderful cousin Crystal is to give you the kit!! My goodness Robin, this LO makes me want to break out what I have left of my kit!! This Lo is gorgeous!!! Love love what you did with the papers. And the photo is adorable!! Perfect for the colors. Wow. Love it all!! You will always be a Swirly Girl!! We miss you!!

curlyqmosaics said...

This is a wonderful masterpiece! What striking colors, the photograph and all the dimension! Total perfection!