Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Littlest Angel Swirlydoos Mon Amour sketch and kit

Hi everyone!  Sorry for taking so long to post this layout! Thanks for being patient! For some reason I tend to put off updating my blog!  Not good!

This is the sketch by Beggahuna that we got with the Sept kit from Swirlydoos. She always has such beautiful sketches!

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Here is my take on the sketch.  This layout, ' Littlest Angel' features my great niece Nila, she is a few years older now, but still just as adorable.  Her mom did a photo shoot with her in Angel wings.  It is hard to see in these photos, so you will have to take my word for it! ;) 

In the kit we got a sweet paper doily.  I decided to use the backside of it as a mask, and used a number of Shimmer spritz's, and some distress ink. It was a neat way to incorporate the circle from the sketch.  I cut down the background paper that I misted and water distressed it and inked it as well. For some added detail, I ripped the corner of the paper and curled the edges and put some pattern paper behind it and used some brads to accentuate it.  For the black cardstock underneath, I used one of my MS Punch around The Border punches along the top and down the right hand side.

I used a large red Prima flower from a previous kit as the base for my zipper flower and stuck a black feather behind it.

I made some red butterflies.  I had cut these ones out with my Crciut/Gypsy a while back from white card stock but hadn't used them yet.  I took some red Distress Ink and inked them and them embossed them with clear embossing powder and added some cyrstals for the bodies.

Here you can see that I heavily distressed the photos.  First, I took sandpaper to them, then added a very light touch of red distress ink, a bit more sanding and then Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges.

I also hand made these other flowers, using my daisy punches, and took a hole punch  to the red ones to add more detail and help with the destressed look.  The black rose buds I made using my small daisy punch.

This gorgeous black scroll came from Nicole Lombardo.  Make sure you check out her Etsy store  as she as lovely stuff and very resonable priced, and shipping too!

Thank you so much for dropping in! Please leave your comments as I always loving hearing what you  have to say!  Be blessed!


  1. Hello Bonnie! this lo is totally beautiful!! love every detail on it and these photos are adorable!!! great job with the masking! everything look perfect!! love it!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  2. Gorgeous work! Such beautiful details.

  3. That flower zipper is beautiful!!! Gorgeous layout! Thanks for the congrats on the IOD DT, I am pretty stoked and can't wait to start playing with their stuff.=)