Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kayuta Lake 2009

Ok, so the pic of this lay out isn't all that great.  I'm going to try to get a better one later on.  This is a pic of my DD at one of our camping trips last year.  It is called Kayuta Lake and it is just inside the Adirondack State Park a little over an hour from home.  This is quintessential Sydney.  She just cracks me up.  What a funny kid.

There are a bunch of hand made goodies going on with this page and pretty much all of it has been touched by distress ink.  I think I need a 12 step group for this LOL!  The flowers were made using a 6 petal flower punch.  The leaves, grass and dragonfly were cut using my cricut and downloaded FREE SVG files.  Gotta love those SVGs.  I also handmade the crystal bling at the top.  Something different for this page is the addition of Sculpey Clay.  I rolled it out and used a template of lace and the baked it.  When it was done I used some paint to antique it so that the detail showed up and then kind of broke off pieces so that it looked tattered.  Kind of works for me.  I think I might try to add some more clay elements to future pages.  Below is a close up of the handmade goodies:

All of the leaves and grass were cut out on cream colored paper and I used distress ink to color them.  I also used a stylus on the small leaves to emboss a center line on the leaves.  I went over this (front and back) a few times so that when I finally inked it, this part was popped up and took more ink then the rest.  You can kind of see it in the pic. 

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