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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Monday, May 17, 2010

My Harley Girl

I did this for the Pages In Time Thursday Sketch Challenge.  As I've mentioned before, I don't play well with sketches so these are definitely a challenge for me.  I'm pretty close to the sketch, but I can never seem to be exactly like the sketch.  I saw this one and thought "oh, that is so pretty, I can totally do this one!"  Not!!  But I am close....

This is a pic of my DD on the back of our Harley.  My DH took her for a short little scoot and as my DH says...that nut didn't fall far from the tree LOL!  She hopped right on like she knew what she was doing and just sat back and relaxed.  My DH said she is just like me, just hung out back there and enjoyed the ride.  Never once got scared or nervous.  I'm not sure if that is a good thing LOL!

I went about this a little backwards.  I cut a sloped photo mat out of some gorgeous Graphic45 paper and then another out of some paper by Donna Salazar paper called Trunk in the attic.  My idea was to layer these on the Harley paper, but it wasn't really doing it for me.  Then I decided to take what was left of my Graphic45 paper (hole in it from the mat I cut) and lay it on top of the Harley paper.  Then I placed the Donna Salazar paper in the middle.  Voila! 

The flowers are made by hand and are probably by far my most favorite.  Since these were the very first of this type of flower I made, I'm sure they will look better as I make more.  I had been looking for a new type of rose to make (even though these look like dahlias!) and came across these.  I cut out heart shapes with my cricut and used a brad to group them together, distressed the heck out of them and then inked them up.  They did take more time than other flowers I have made simply because there are so many pieces.  I also modified the instructions a bit to suite my taste and omitted some of the pieces.  I've placed a link to Tina Marie's tutorial in my tutorial list.  It is her tutorial that I followed to make these.  Thank you Tina, you're brilliant!  Here are a few close ups of the flowers.

This is the really big flower.  I followed the instructions to a "T".  The one below it is the exact same flower but without the biggest petals in the back.

The leaves I made using SCAL and my Cricut. You can't forget the manila paper and Distress Inks!

Below is a side view and as you can see they really aren't as puffy as some other flowers that you can make or even buy.

If you would like some more information about this lay out or if you have any questions, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you.  TFL!!


Darien said...

WOW! They look Gorgeous!!!! Beautiful lo!! Love the pps and the details!!!

Tina said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS lo, Lisa!!! LUV it!!!

The roses came out just BEAUTIFUL!!! xo

Naez said...

Is there a tutorial for the manila flowers they are so so pretty..I want to make my own.

Lisa said...

Naez, I couldn't find your email address to reply to you personally. Below my music player is a list of my favorite tutorials, there you will find Tina's Distressed Rose. Thanks for visiting!!

Sandy said...

Love the layout! Do you happen to have an svg of the leaves that you can share? I love those!

Tabbetha said...

I luv those flowers! Ill be adding that tut to my list! This lo is just stunning! Fabulous work my friend!!

Naez said...

I love your LO, I am a big fan TFS!!!!

Marie Levite said...

Hi-Dropping in from PIT. Love this page and what you did with the flowers!! Great job.