Thursday, July 5, 2012

Welcome to Swirlydoos' July Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Angelica'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!!

So I was asked to be the Guest Designer this month over at Swirlydoo's and I have to say I was just so thrilled and happy to say YES!! Krissy Mossbarger (Owner of Swirlydoo's) is a dear old friend of mine from my early days at Scrapbook.com. We were together in a COF (Circle of Friends) group with a bunch of really wonderful and talented girls. We shared our projects, challenged each other and shared our daily lives, supporting each other along the way. Krissy had asked me when she started up Swirlydoo's to be on her design team but unfortunately I was on another kit club team at the time so I couldn't join up with her. So when I was recently asked to do a guest spot for Swirlydoo's I was so happy to finally give her a great big YES! I love Krissy's taste in product and I have to say it was such a pleasure working with the July kit!! The papers are GORGEOUS! The embellishments, so beautiful! And I love this month's Technique kit!! It's got this wonderful air dry clay in it! I used it in the above layout, I just rolled out a few strands of the clay and winded it together, then added some 'bark' patterns with the tip of a knife, I gave the white clay a light sweep with some watered down brown acrylic paint. Here is a close-up...
There are some beautiful Dusty Attic Fountains in this kit as well, they are just a perfect match for the lovely patterned papers in the kit!  Here I just gave the chippie a light coat of white paint, rubbed a little of the brown chalk ink (also in the kit) on it and added some dots of Perfect Pearls in Silver.
Above is another layout I made with this gorgeous kit!  Krissy has a knack of putting together papers from different collections and having them work beautifully with each other!  I've been working on a series of l/o's I'm making for my nephew and his new wife, this is a second one I've made with one of their engagement photos.  I love the cute Prima fountain in the kit with the little birdies, I just draped some green tinted clay hanging from the fountain to give a mossy effect.  I also used the clay to make the 3 little eggs in the Dusty Attic Nest I added to the page, I just left them white and added some light blue paint and added a few dots with a brown pen.  Here are some close-up pic's of the page... 
I made a third layout using the kit goodies and again I used the clay to add to the embellishments...
I made the heart embellishments as well as the lily flowers from the air dry clay.  I posted a little step by step on how I made the heart embellishments over at Swirlydoo's ...you can find it HERE
When I saw the cute package of tassels in the kit, I new I had to do this zipper idea I saw on a tag on Pinterest (but for the life of me I can't find it on my pin boards again to link you....when I find it I'll link it up :)  ...I used a 25 cent zipper I had in my stash to make this one, but I did make another page where I literally cut out the zipper from an old pair of jeans lol! (this will be pubbed in an upcoming issue of Scrap365) 
......and I have just one more little project to share with you that I made from this lovely kit!...
I couldn't resist making this little jewellery box for one of my daughters using the papers and the clay in this months kits.  I bought the box from our local Dollar store and covered the top with the quilted design I used on the hearts.  The bloom was simply made with some pink tinted clay, I just ruffled the edges a bit and used an embossing tool to put some light lines in the petals.  Here is a close-up of the bloom... 

So now that you've seen my projects with this beautiful kit, be sure to hop along and see the work of the other talented ladies on this team, you will NOT be disappointed!  Here are some of the deet's if you'd like to have the chance to win some goodies along the way....

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, July 9th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on July 10th. 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected, and THEN ANSWER it!! Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : SEE
The party continues over at Lisa Valentine's blog (http://www.randomonpurposelife.blogspot.com/). Have fun!
Here is the order and blog addresses.
Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae Moses - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
Pion - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Gabi P - CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Irene - CLICK HERE
Lindy's Stamp Gang - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Lisa G - CLICK HERE
Petaloo - CLICK HERE
Lynne - CLICK HERE
Tiffany - CLICK HERE
Larissa - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, now I'm off to hop with the rest of you to see what the girls have created! Have fun!! xx

97 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Gabi!! First of all, thank you so very much for GD for us this month. Secondly, your work is breathtaking. I love what you did with the clay and that little box is STUNNING!!! You are such a sweetheart! Thanks so much and your work is just oozing beauty.

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

Beautiful layouts and I love that flower!!!♥

julie e said...

thanks for sharing your work.

zandra said...

Speechless! is always the way you leave me! Love the clay work, fabulous. I have been an admirer of your work for quite sometime now. Love all the little details in your work, beautiful!
Hugz, Z

caroleanne said...

wow whats not to like, all is amazingingly beautiful. Love the look of this kit. The little box is precious. BFN

Scrapthat said...

Boy Gabi...you sure have outdone yourself this month girl! You always do beautiful work but this month you are shining extra bright! Love ALL the clay work! Great job girl! :D

scrappygal said...

Stunning!!! Every single page is stunning!! Love how you added the zipper!!

Арина-Валерия said...

Как всегда, я в восторге!

Lesley said...

I can hardly wait to play with the clay.

Pascale B. said...

Speechless!! I can't wait to see your tutorial to make these heart!!

Kathi said...

you have been one of my favorite artists for a long. your aork always inspires

Debbie said...

Stunning, Love how you made your trees, very talented... all of your work is so breathtaking it leaves you speechless Loving it....

Merrihew said...

Oh My, Gabrielle! Your projects are all just breathtaking! Love what you did with the clay! The little jewelry box is just fabulous!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

uhmmmmmmmm....... BREATH TAKING!!!!
First of all... I'm so thrilled that you finally were guest designing for Swirlydoos. I really love your work so much and your projects turned out A M A Z I N G!!

detra said...

Gabi, you always amaze me! Every time I think "she can't top this" and then you do! Beautiful!

Kim said...

Just beautiful. You did a great job working this kit and add ons.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Gorgeous. Your clay creations are STUNNING.

Courtney V said...

well wowser...every layout I looked at amazed me more and more..and then the jewelry box..just absolutely stunning how you created those flowers!! beautiful work as always and thank you for inspiring!!

Scrappin Thread said...

Your work is so lovely! These are such stunning projects. Bevery

Vicky Alberto said...

You really worked some magic with this kit - your clay work is truly amazing!

kantig34 said...

Gabi, I have been a fan of yours forever. Your work and artistry are the best in this industry! Plus you generously share everything you do! Thank you!

langeatheart said...

Hi Gabi,
I love how your layouts are always so detailed and of course stunning! Great job with this kit. Makes me want to order it! TFS!

CorinaT said...

I check your blog daily for new posts as I just get so inspired by your creativity. My fave layout of those posted today is definitely "Bug Hunter". I just love that zipper feature and can see it on a future layout of mine. What you do with clay is awesome!!

bethann said...

lovely as always. what a great kit

Tracie said...

Wow, Gabi, your work is amazing as ever! Love all the layouts. Can't wait to see your new clay tutorials! Thank you so much for sharing your work and tuts!

Maureen Hayes said...

Iam so glad you were chosen as a guest designer! These are so pretty, I could just weep. I love how you used the clay, such unique ideas!

Bonnie said...

I am in awe, again, at your creativity! You really are an inspiration to me & I thank you, Bonnie :-)

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Gorgeous projects! I love what you've done with the clay - WOW. The zipper and tassel combo are amazing.

Niesia said...

"Bug hunter' layout with zipper accent is a definite fave! I love your clay work.

Jo said...

Gorgeous projects. Tfs!

Оксана said...

SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Pekrul said...

WOW! Love what you did with the kit. Your clay projects are wonderful ... I can't wait to learn how to make the hearts. They are beautiful.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Love all your gorgeous details.

Nicole Doiron said...

Oh my god! That tree is SO gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

What stunning projects!! Your work with the air dry clay is simply amazing. I'm going to have to take a peek at your tutorial and try some of these!! Thanks for sharing with us!! ~ Blessings

http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Gorgeous projects. I love what you did!

Romy said...

Oh my, you once again blew me away with your breathtaking creations! You did such wonderful work with this kit. This mix of papers and embellishments has got your name written all over it:) And the flowers that you made look almost real - I'm amazed!

Jak said...

Wowzer! You have been busy. Your projects are stunning as always, especially loving all of the embellies x

pattyo said...

Oh my gosh! Is there anything you can't do? I find myself repeating the same comments everytime I visit here--fabulous, love everything! But I literally gasped when I saw the box!! So exquisite! To die for!

Stephanie said...

OMG Gabi, what you have done with that air dry clay is gorgeous, the tree trunk and the gorgeous flower on the jewelery box - you always amaze me with your talent!

Rae said...

Amazing projects! I am so taken with your clay skills! It's been so fun to see you working with the Swirlydoos kit this month!

Cherished said...

I Love and admire all your work.

Kimberly said...

Every page is stunning! I admire all of your work!!!

Sandy said...

Stunning, simply stunning. Love every single thing about all of them.

L. Akins said...

Wow... Amazing projects and detailed work with the clay! You left me speechless

Maria said...

Stunning! Love what you did with the clay. Would love a tutorial on both the tree branches and that fabulous flower!

Norma G. said...

These all amazing projects. You did such a beautiful job working with the clay. Those quilted hearts are stunning!

recollectionalley said...

You always amaze me with your work!

Janea

Sandi Cl~ said...

Fabulous work as always, Gabi .. love what you've done with the clay! I must give that a try! Thanks for the inspo!

Jackie H said...

I really enjoyed your blog! I love the zipper and so far You are the only one to use the tassel. You are also very creative with the clay.

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow... Your work is fabulous. Such a wonderful eye for details.

Lisa said...

You are always so creative and so talented!! Beautiful work!

MZule said...

Oh wow, beautiful of course! Love the jewelry box!

Dee said...

WOW!! This is just amazing! I love those branches on the first lay-out just as I love everything else! What an amazing details!! I became a follower of this blog.

Maryleen said...

Oh my i cant get enough of all this stunning work ! great details....

Lynne Forsythe said...

All I can say is.........ARE YOU KIDDDDDDING ME???? What you did with the clay is JUST UNBELIEVEABLE!!! WOW!!

Amy said...

You are Stunning Gabielle love what you did with the clay it's just wonderful WOW hugs Amy :)

Manda_K said...

WOW!!! Your clay items are freaking AMAZING!!!! You are awesome!!!

Lana Vassallo said...

I am loving all the clay embellishments ... and that zipper, very cool! A women after my own heart!

Beth said...

This layout is amazing, so much to look at, you can go back again and again. That little box is lovely!

Bonnie in SC said...

First, i must say all the layouts are beautiful, but, the 3rd one is my absolute favorite. The details are stunning (I'll be copying all of them, lol). I'm am so subscribing to your blog, lol.

Monika Lima said...

Well, I'm already your fan ! I loved the wrinkeld edges and the zipper !!!

Silvia Mendoza said...

Stunning. Your work is so beautiful. I am impress at how creative you are. Those hearts and the little box you did is great. Thanks for sharing.

jaclee said...

OMG! I am always just stunned by the beautiful layouts that you create....truly amazing. Just too much to gush over!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your projects are just amazing - thank you so much!

Angelica said...

Gabi, it is so wonderful to have you GT with us!! All your projects are true masterpeices!!

eleele said...

Gorgeous, I like the ides with the tree. and so many details more have caught my eye

Elisabeth said...

Gabi! How lovely to see you work with the Swirlydoos kit. The heart idea is so pretty and pretty simple (the perfect combination in my eyes). I enjoy your love for details - will study them and try to use some in my layouts.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous!! Love the details and especially the zipper!

pinkladynz said...

Sheer creative genius! Such lovely eye candy! Please keep on designing such breathtaking work.

Janniche Drivdal Eriksen said...

Hello from a raining Norway!
wow!!!!!!!! what else can I say - I am speakless
hugs janniche

aisubeke said...

There is nothing that I saw that I didn't completely love. I just LOVE everything that you've created. I've been inspired big time.

nanatam said...

Again, Amazing work! I love what you did with the clay! TFS!!

Paula said...

Beautiful is an understatement! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creations!

carlies said...

Wow, this is outstanding....so many beautiful elements to look at :)
! Love the colours and pps


Hugs carla

leon santiago said...

ooohhh i like the way you did to your vine.... pictures and LO matched too perfectly

Julie Atherton said...

Well Hello Gabi, I have followed you for about a year now, I absoulutly love your work. I have used your tutorials to make some beautiful goodies. I am using the butterflies you sent me about 8 months ago, thank you for that that!! I truly hope someday I will be the scrapper that you inspire me to be. Your work is undescribibly awesome! Love the little hearts and flowers you made for your page. That's my next attempt. Thanks for sharing your amazing work with all of us.

Keren Tamir said...

Omg Gabi, I'm actually speechless!! I don't even know what to say and I want to write so much. I'm just in awe of what you can do and of your talent!! the embellies you made with the clay. the branches with the flowers and leaves, the hearts, the lilies, its just so extraordinary that I'm still stunned!! You are so talented. I love what you did with the zipper and those ripped up papers in the middle. Finally that jewelery box is stunning. I'm still babling because I want to write more but I don't really want to mention every single piece of the layouts because after all you know what you made!! lol WOW

Jerzey Girl said...

Your LO are Beautiful and I LOVE your Blog. Amazing Inspiration. Thank You

piedra preciosa said...

OMG!I love how you work with clay! The zipper in LO is amazing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

THat tree with the roses on it is beautiful!!! I love your flower on that box too! And the LO, I'm just in awe! Beautiful work!

Hanne said...

Wow! You have done stunning things with the clay! Lovely and amazing! Beautiful pages.

mommyx2 said...

What else is left to say that has not been said already???!!! Your work is amazing and creative beyond words!

angelwhispers said...

OMG these are all awesome I just can't decide which one I like best as they are all so perfect and so inspirational! I can see that you have enjoyed playing with this kit especially the clay your talent has just shone through! Thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xxx

angelwhispers said...

Me again Gabby Just on the blog hop and wanted to tell you the DT are amazing and such wonderful creations! I went on to see your tutorial for the hearts but couldn't find it will have another go when I've finished the hop! Love Chanelle xxx

Rea' said...

OMG...Gabrielle !!! Your projects are gorgeous...love, love ,love what you did with the clay for your vines and your flowers ...OMG!!! that kit is amazing...gosh I LOVE everything!!!

Cindy Lou said...

Such beautiful projects with perfect attention to detail. So rich, airy and fluid. Love them all!

Hera said...

Gabrielle!!! I LOVE all you do...It's fantastic the way you create! Thank you so much to share these wonderful things with us!
kisses
Hera Sugitani

Rebecca Beattie said...

Those clay pieces are simply amazing! I love all your work!

Holly said...

Just WOW! Your layouts are amazing! I love the paper effect, I have no idea how, and I love the zipper!

Serene said...

I'm blown away by your work. I could go on and on with superfluous adjectives. Suffice it to say, AMAZING!!!!!

Lillian Child said...

Gabi ... your creativity simply amazes me! That zipper on your page and all those lacey details ... WOW! STUNNING!

Emily said...

I am so in awe of your work. I love all of the layering and your work with the clay is incredible. I can only imagine how long it would take to complete one of these projects myself.

Jean said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Never mind how much I love the little zipper on your page, the way you added the torn printed paper pieces is crazy awesome!

Donna in Louisiana said...

Wow, officially blown away with the branches, leaves and flowers!!! Such an inspiration.

Jodie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your work is amazing!

Eila Sandberg said...

Totally died and went to heaven and back again, only to pass out before getting recussitated *phew* Am sooo green with envy at your stellar talent Gabi, there is none your equal in the industry doing what you do! Looking and looking and looking at all this gorgeousness!! it's almost too much beauty to take in at once. Just look at the clay work, ingenous!! BRAVO, BRAVO my amazing friend!! xoxo

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