Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swirlydoo Guest DT- Curly Girly

The inspiration for this layout is this wonderful picture of my sister, Elaine!! Isn't she a cute???

I am not sure she would appreciate me saying how old the pic is...so lets just call it "retro" instead of "vintage'...LOL. The papers are both 7 Gypsies & Websters Pages. It was made with the wonderful May "Vintage Chic" kit from Swirlydoos . Everything was kit included with exception of punches & dies.


I used lace to mat the wonderful sepia tone pic that was matted with chocolate brown card stock.
I did ink the edges of the photo with Adirondack Pool ink & a bit of vintage photo Distress Ink. The border was done using a Martha Stewart border punched & inked to highlight.

The Thickers Platform letters came in the kit & I inked them using Ranger Espresso Alchohol ink. The swirly's on the circle are a punch made by Paper Shapers. They seemed to fit the retro look I was going for! The butterfly was made with a Bosskut die & my Big Shot Machine & the butterfly body was made using a pearl kit included hat pin.

I made the flowers using various punches & dies from papers used in layout, I then inked the edges with Pool ink. Blingy Prima pearls were added to highlight & continue the "round theme".

This was a super fun layout!! I just LOVE MY SISTER!!!!! She is my best friend!!! This is my last layout as Guest Designer for Swirlydoos. I want to thank Krissy for this wonderful opportunity!! You have got a great kit club & I am very grateful!! Thanks for taking a peek! :D

17 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Just adorable! I love all the beautiful detail - and the colors of your new blog look rocks too!

Julie Howard said...

What a fantastic heritage LO!! Seriously... I think this may be one of the best that I've seen in a very long time. Fabulous, fabulous work!! Oh, and congrats on the guest DT spot - that's awesome. :)

Katamommy said...

That is the cutest picture!!! Great job on this layout, so many great touches!

Peggy said...

This is beautiful Lynn, I like that cute photo and again I'm stunned by all your wonderful work. You must be one patient scrapper, how I would love to sit down with you and watch you work!
xxx Peggy

Mickey said...

Oh Lynn, what a beautiful layout this is. I so love this Swirlydoos kit. Just saw it yesterday on their blog and I am still dreaming about it. You are so lucky you got to play with it!
Hugs,
Mieke

Eileen said...

What a fabulous layout! I was struck by the picture of your sister as I have one of myself in a very similar pose and dress. It has the same ruffles over the sleeves...the picture must have been taken in the early 50's...yes?

You should consider selling your flowers...they're just as beautiful as Prima!

Julia said...

Congrats Lynn on your GDt spot. Gorgeous layouts really beautiful. they all compliment the wonderful photos you have!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

this page is just too ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

Saskia said...

This work is absolutly Beautiful!!!!

Greetings,
Saskia

STAMPMOM9 said...

WOW!!! Congrats!! Love the photo ....soooo adorable of Elain. You are soooo amazingly talented!!! Excellent, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful...I hope i said it enough!! hUGS, dAWN

Meg Giroux said...

Congrats Lynn!!

Beautiful layout, Love the pic!!!

Have a great week!!

Jocelyn said...

Hi Lynn....just loving this one and the all the detail work amde me smile...knowing how much work you put into this one!!!! So glad that we have found one another and let's keep in touch!!!! I just adore your BLOG!!!!!! Happy Thursday!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is so pretty,i love the lace and clever idea with the pin for the butterfly!!!!!!!! xOxO

STAMPMOM9 said...

YOU MADE MY Day,Lynn...thanks for stopping by. HaVE a Great Day! Dawn

~ Grace ~ said...

Hon you have such a way with layering your papers. I love the beading and the wonderful color combo. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Vanessa said...

Being curly headed too...I just love this scrap page of Elaine! She was darling! Is she a red head?

Ellen said...

I'am speechless this is so gorgeous !!

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