I have been receiving kits from the Swirlydoo's Kit club for quite a few months now, but to date haven't done much more then play with some of the technique kits.
Following my amazing week that included 2 Tim Holtz workshops, I was inspired to get crafty. And more I have decided to stop hoarding and start using. So, I grabbed my last kit, the May 'So Chic' kit.
This kit was choc full of goodness including GDC papers - Botanique collection, great Prima flowers, lace and lots of other goodies.
Each kit also includes a page map...so I set about using the page map as inspiration and I jumped in. I have a bunch of photos of our girls ( Ebony and Amber) from a trip to the Dog park back in April...went photo mad. A few weeks back I used one of the photos to make an of the page canvas of Ebony (looked awesome - you can scroll down if you want to see it in an earlier post). So any way that meant it was Ambers turn for some attention.
I tried not to think to much and just go with it.
I used one of the papers (Grandma's Pearls) in the kit for the background, mounted on Kraft (Bassill), I also used some Lindys spray (Mission Bells Brown) on bubble wrap to kind simulate mud splatters, you can just see them in the background.
I have included a close up of the flourishs, I inked them with TH Walnut stain, then spritzed with Lindy's Mission Bells Brown, then dabbed on some Wisteria Purple Blue.
I am tryng to include flowers and butterfly's in my work, and there is no better inspiration then Swirlydoos blog for that...
This awesome butterfly was one I got from LittleScrapShop - Angelica has a fabulous range of butterfly's just waiting to be used in layouts or on cards.
I thought this one was just the right touch to finish my layout.