Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bad Hair Day - Anatomy of a Layout with the "Spring Grunge" Kit from Swirlydoos

This picture of a six-year-old me is wrong in so many ways. I'm facing the sun and either I'm squinting or my eyes are shut. The shadows on my face are so sharp that my nose and mouth are distorted. Most of all (and this has nothing to do with the sun), there is my hair. Now, I was born with baby-fine, straight hair and it has stayed this way all of my life. Back in the day, the solution for this was the Tonette Children's Home Permanent, which left my hair so very, very frizzy for the first few weeks.

I was reminded of this photo a few weeks ago when I was at a gathering of scrappy friends and somehow the Tonette Permanent came up in conversation. I mentioned that I had this photo and that someday I was going to scrap it. Well, "someday" is now; the "Spring Grunge" Kit from Swirlydoos comes with papers and embellishments that are just so pretty. I've taken advantage of the pinks and grays and bits of blue (that match my dress) to create a setting for my not-so-lovely, but still perfectly girly photo.
I've created a tutorial on Snapguide; here's the link.
And here are a couple of closeups.


*Swirlydoos May 2017 Spring Grunge Main Kit*
Blue Fern Studios - Artisan Collection - Happy Accident - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Chance
Ella & Viv Paper Company - 12 x 12 Single Sided Background Cardstock - White Brick Wall
Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Single Sided Background Cardstock - Silver Pearl w/ White Polka Dot Pops
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Flower Embellishments - Black Marble #595067
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Gem and Paper Clips with Foil Accents #593025
Heidi Swapp - Cardstock Stickers - Word Jumbles - White and Black #312243
Mark Richards - Scrapbooking Embellishments - Metal Stickers - Nailheads - 3mm - Round - Black #3873
May Arts - Leaves Ribbon - #BY34 Light Blue - 1 yd
Scribbles - I Love to Create - 3D Fabric Paint - Shiny - Medium Blue

*Other Supplies*
Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Old Road
Martha Stewart Crafts - Craft Punch - Classic Butterfly
Paper Doily - 5"

If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Peggy) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!

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