Monday, April 23, 2012

The Hunt ~ Swirlydoos April RR and Flying Unicorn Paint it on

One great thing about Mondays is that Mondays are when a few of the Round Robins that I play in post their new lifts. This week in the Swirlydoos forum, it was my turn to lift Manda and Christy. This is also for Mandy's Paint it On Challenge at the Flying Unicorn. 

I kept their 3 photo design (did Peyton) and used papers from my SD Beau Jardin kit which featured KaiserCraft's Bonjour collection and Glitz's Beautiful Dreamer.  Glitz is one my favorite manufacturers and I can't get enough of their Beautiful Dreamer. To re-create my version of the open die cuts used by Manda and Christy,  I used my12x12 Dusty Attic chicken wire as a mask and misted my background with Forest Green Glimmer Mist. 

I've used a couple of great Martha Stewart punches .. the Scroll hearts punch and the Cherish punch which is a PAP. There is also some Vintage lace punchwork on the solid pink strip. The edges are inked with Fired Brick.

Next I painted my Dusty Attic gates first with a Winter White and then came back and used plain white Gesso. I've used a mix of florals, some from my stash and some from the Beau Jardin kit. I made a couple of my flowers using my Tattered Florals die and some of the Bonjour papers.  The large pink flowers are Primas that I had and the dark rose-colored ones are Petaloo, as are my leaves. I actually pulled a Petaloo vine apart and used them here.  I finished off the deco work on the gates with  some pink Prima swirls from Hobby Lobby. 

The title is a Dusty Attic piece that was in my stash. I painted it first with a pale Juniper Green paint dabber and then used some Glimmer Glam in Dirty Martini and Pixie Dust, alternating until it was just the color I wanted. The letters are from the KaiserCraft embellishment sheet that matches the collection.

Lastly, I added a few butterflies quickly punched with my MS b/f punches and popped them on foam squares and added a few pearls. 

I think that is just about it.  Thanks for coming by! I hope you have a great week! 


  1. HOW FUN is that layout, I really love the photos!!! We just don't have the weather to allow lovely photos like these for an Easter egg hunt! sigh... GREAT page!

  2. How stunning is this page Sandi - totally love it. The punch work, the flowers, the stunning DA gates, and the gorgeous photo's - the perfect page.... Hugs xx