Sunday, October 9, 2016


The Swirlydoos Round Robin is always fun: Teams of 4 are selected; the first member of each team will create a layout based on the month's theme or topic and post it on a given date. The second member lifts (or copies) this page using her own style and posts it a week later. The third and then the fourth entries follow. This not only gives us all a chance to try something outside our own "boxes", but it's so interesting to see everyone's take on the original idea.
I'm up for Week 1 on Team 2 this month and have decided to showcase this little guy who was wandering up and down Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Cape Cod looking for scraps among all of the footprints in the sand.
This month's theme is "Don't Be a Tool"; Kim is challenging to use some of those tools that we all just had to have, and have been sitting around just begging to be put to work.
I've used my remaining sheet of the Bo Bunny Bella Rosa pattern paper that came in the September kit from Swirlydoos as my base. I've done quite a bit of layering under my photo, using KaiserCard cardstock from previous kits and Core'dinations Teal Quarterfoil, along with a few scraps tucked in here and there.
Next, I cut one of the Doodlebug mini doilies in half and added them to the sides of my photo. Under it all, there's a Creative Embellishments Wavy Cut Filmstrip chippie that I've left bare and on top, I've placed a bit of seashell that I bought in an antique shop.
My embellishment cluster is pretty simple: a couple of blooms from the Prima Vintage Emporium package from the kit, along with some metal pieces and a few Memory Hardware pearls.
To add a little interest, I've dabbed some Ranger Glossy Accents along the insides of the doilies and under the flowers and poured on a mixture of Art-C Bead Mix and POP micro beads, both in gold.
There are two journaling tags peeking out from under the layers; they're made from the Prima flower packaging, a couple of eyelets and bits of twine.
Here is a list of the tools I used and how I used them:
Fiskars squeeze punch to make the hexagons on the bottom
Zutter Distrezz on the edges of the layers under my photo
Zutter Bow-It-All to make the twine bow for the embellie cluster
Vagabond (and Sizzix Thinlets Adventure Words die) to make the title
We R Memory Keepers Big Bite to attach the eyelets on the journaling tags

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