Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Curiouser and Curiouser
Swirlydoos November Kit
For Halloween my DD was the Mad Hatter. I used PSE8 to make the photo black and white and then I erased the layer to reveal the original color on her hat and lips. I really love this photo.
The November Swirlydoos kit came with Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology resist paper. I love the freedom you get with these papers! You can ink, mist, paint and a ton of other things to this paper and the resist stays white. The darker you make the surrounding paper, the more the resist design pops. I used Distress Inks on this and just kept blending until I was happy. Then I took a slightly damp paper towel and lightly rubbed the entire page. This does two things; 1) it blends any harsh edges from the ink blending tool and really softens the overall look, 2) it cleans any residue on the resist.
I took a sheet of paper from my Mariposa Stack. LOVE this stack. I've used this paper more than any other line of paper I own. I found some gorgeous, gold-glittered butterflies and fussy cut them off the page. I used one of them for the photo corner. I found a flower in my stash, folded it in half and placed it behind the photo corner. I took another butterfly and cut it in half and used it as a flower bud. I used another one at the bottom of my photo behind the flowers.
We got some seriously gorgeous flowers in this month's kit. Along with the flowers was this beautiful, natural looking flower branch with those pretty pink roses in our kit. I deconstructed it and used the pieces around the page. I added some pearls and flourishes and that's it. There really is not a lot of things on this page. The resist paper really brings its "A" game.