I call this page Lakeside Dreaming. My DD and her cousin about 5 years ago. We were staying at a friend's camp on Lake Ontario. They were sitting on this giant rock sticking out of the water and it just begged to be snapped with my camera. I decided to distress my paper by ripping and using water. No ink involved. I added a piece of Dusty Attic that I used some Liquitex ink and a pinch of Diamond Dust glitter on it. I wanted it to stand out so I strategically placed some card stock behind it. I also used the chip board hearts that came in my lovely package. I dabbed on some white paint and while it was still wet I dropped them into a pile of lemon yellow glitter that also came in the kit. I added some stamping and pearls along with some gorgeous butterflies to finish it off.
The Design Team was asked to create a masculine page with what would ordinarily be considered a feminine kit. This is what I came up with. See....it is totally possible to create a "guy page" using this kit, or any other one for that matter. When I told my DH that we were asked to make a guy page from a Swirlydoos kit he made the funniest face. He said "No way you are going to take a picture of mine and put it on a girlie page!" For the record, he was pleasantly surprised when he saw the finished product. He smiled, a lot! Yay!!! The paper, flowers, Curiosities tag and phone dialer came with the kit. I used some of the coordinating card stock and created the faux leather background behind the photo. I also used Fimo Clay to make the faux leather tag as well. I will be putting together tutorials on that for you this weekend. It is painfully simple and you will LOVE it! Promise!