Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Swirlydoos' January Blog Hop!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' JanuaryKit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!



If you came here from Lynne's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

EEP! So when I first got this kit, I was a little stumped because I have created with some of these papers before, and I tend to look at a paper and SEE it some particular way. I know that sounds silly, but it is definitely a part of my creative process. I look at each individual paper, and see parts of everything, and I almost always know immediately how I want to use them... but I had to overcome that because I couldn't possibly create projects that looked similar to how I used the papers before. 

"WHIMSY"

 

BUT I LOVE how these turned out. Gosh, Krissy just kills it when she puts together these kits. The papers that I hadn't used before totally made all things new, the embellishments perfected it all, and I just think this kit, named WHIMSY is so amazing.


 "In All Things"

 A little bit of this, and a little bit of that, I thought that I would do something a bit different this time, and have the only photo on the layout placed completely off to the side.

"These Little Things"
 Yep. My paper is upside down, lol. Another part of my creative process is to flip the papers over and over, and elements that I know that I want to use in order to create exactly the color palette transition that I want... it wasn't until after I glued it all down that I realized the paper totally had writing on it, and that it was facing another direction. :) I love it.


and finally, I have a new challenge up at the forum this month that is asking Swirly members to totally think outside the box with their kits, or what is leftover from their kits - and this is my project for that this month. Using some leftover resin pieces, one flower, and an old ring base that I had here at home...
 
"My Bling Ring"




You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 1/24 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 1/25.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : STARTED


The party continues over at Lisa V's blog.  Have fun!

 
xx Heidi
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32 comments:

Anna said...

Your layouts are awesome, but that "outside of the box" ring is spectacular!!! I just love that you made a ring out of the kit!

Linda Pekrul said...

OH my gosh ... these are ALL wonderful! Love the pink splotches and how you used your photo on the first one!

Rae said...

A-MAY-ZING! Love both layouts, and that ring is mind-blowing!

Kim said...

amazing. I love the upside down paper.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I sooooooo Love your pages. Your style is just AMAZING!!!
The ring...... MIND BLOWING!!!!

Miae said...

Love to hear about your creative process as you make the most amazing pages!

Andrea Slee said...

Stunning projects!!! I love how you used that paper upside down! Gorgeous colors and techniques!You're an amazing artist!

Lynn Good said...

Love both projects. The colours on the first are amazing

Cherished said...

Lovely work

MZule said...

Amazing work!

MichelleMc said...

Stunning creations! Love that amazing ring!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous projects. I love your ring!!!

Tracey Gregory said...

Your ability to see something in such a unique way is truly amazing!

Jean said...

Wow - I am in awe. I would not know how to start a layout like this! Just gorgeous! I am a new follower.

Amarilys said...

amazing layouts! Love your layout based on the sketch! Simply gorgeous!!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome, Heidi!

Katyoparty said...

Really enjoy your creations Heidi and how free-spirited they are with splotches and splatters. Very fun!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Heidi, I am in total awe - everything you create leaves me speechless. Love the bling ring - so pretty! And the first layout is so original, I kept staring at the detailed pics to absorb it all.

Alina said...

Wonderful projects! Love your work!

Manda_K said...

I love everything you did here!!! Amazing paint, I love it all!

Pam said...

Such gorgeous colors in this kit ! What a clever idea to use leftovers to make a ring !

marylouh said...

Beautiful pages. Good to think outside the box sometimes.

Kisha said...

Your LO's are amazing!! Beautiful!! And your think outside the box ring is gorgeous. I love it all. And the paper being upside down is a beautiful thing.

CC said...

Amazing work! I just adoreeeeee!!!!

Debbie said...

Love, love your first lo, sooooo gorgeous!!!!!. All your work is amazing beautiful, and your up side down page, well imperfection makes perfect and that it is!!!! Love your ring, what a neat idea...

Hanne said...

Amazing work. Both the pages and the ring.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh how I just love that gorgeous ring ........both lo's are very pretty too you are very talented alwyas love the spark in you work thank you for the inspiration hugs Amy :)

Monica said...

Wow! When you create, you go all out!!Beautiful!

Merrihew said...

Love your beautiful, unique style! Your bling ring is amazing!

LindaSS said...

I love your up side down LO... :D

Scrap2day said...

Your work always leaves me ohhing and awwing! You are one fantastic paper goddess! That ring is amazing!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh wow! Your layouts are awesome! And I love your sense of humor about the upside down page! That would SO happen to me! LOL! Still looks awesome!