Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dark and Dramatic

After receiving the new Swirlydoos May kit, I knew I had to get dramatic. I love the dark reds and blacks along with all the amazing embellishments.... Plus this kit is screaming for a touch of Dusty Attic. They just go absolutely perfect together. This first layout is one of my daughter Rylee dressed up. For some reason the paper lost it's darkness when I photographed the entire layout as a whole, but it still looks neat. So here is my "Dress Up" layout.

Here is a close up shot of two Dusty Attic pieces. I used this gorgeous border strip and sprayed it first with Tattered Angels ink and then went over it with some Ranger black ink. The form I dyed black and decorated it with some tulle, stickles, and wire to make it look as funky as possible.
I just made some more gorgeous stick pins for my Etsy including this beautiful three rose pin. It goes absolutely perfect with the May kit.
I had to experiment with these Petaloo flowers so I poured some UTEE on the top of it and took my heat tool and melted and mildly burned the flower. It turned out really cool. The flourish is coated with puffy paint and UTEE over the top of that.
This is my take on Beggahuna's monthly sketch that she makes for Swirlydoos. I used all Swirly goodies except for the Music Bar made by Dusty Attic. I have to give my daughter Rylee a big pat on the back for this photo. She took it of my daughters Tyler and Brooklyn. I love the contrast of it.
The white stamping was done with the mini Prima music sheet stamp and I used gesso. Works awesome for stamping and look how much the white pops off the black background.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

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  1. so rocking the grunge! loving the dusty attic die cuts. need to get my hands on some. tfs.

  2. This page is gorgeous! BTW Lincoln Brewster is the worship leader at our church and so I get to hear him play God You Reign every couple of sundays! It's deffinitely one of my favorite!

  3. Mandy....these lo's are GORGEOUS!! Totally luv your rose stick pins and how you worked the Dusty Attic elements!!


    Tina xo

  4. wow, these are some absolutely FABULOUS LO's Mandy, I am blown away. BRAVO!! : ]



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