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, May 9, 2010

Outer Banks, NC 2008

*************PAGES IN TIME MAY KIT************
The paper, lace, bingo card and book flower (the one with text on it) are all from my May Kit from Pages In Time.  It features the Basic Grey Capella line of papers.  They are really very pretty. Thanks Karen for putting together such a nice kit!!

The picture is from 2008 when we went on a family reunion/vacation to the Outer Banks in NC.  This is one of my favorite photos from this trip.  My DD (in front) and her cousin from Florida couldn't wait to get to the beach and I snapped this while they were running toward the beach.  We went in March and as you can see from the pic the weather was perfect for us and a little chilly for the family from Florida.  When we left it was below zero with wind chill and snowing like mad.  When we got to NC it was in the 60's and 70's and we were loving it!!!

This is one of my first attempts at layering paper.  I mainly used "side B" of the papers to get the contrast to work well with the B&W photo. That really pretty chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic.  These pieces are hard to get so you can imagine my excitement when a few of them came in the mail the other day.  They are really beautiful and paired up with this paper, it is just stunning to look at in person.

I made the paper roses out of card stock using a flower punch.  I have a tutorial link on my blog for Gabi's roses.  You should check it out and try it for yourself.  They are addictive.  3 of the flowers I cut out of gray card stock.  I used distress inks and antique brass Glimmer Mist on them to give them a little bit of color. The other 3 I cut using paper from my Once Upon a Time stack.  The leaves were cut using an SVG file and my Cricut using manila paper and I used distress ink to color them.  Here are some close ups:
I also used a sticker from Tim Holtz of a compass and used Crackle Accents over the top of it.  It looks really cool up close.  Thanks for looking and feel free to leave me a comment if you have a question!!!


2amscrapper said...

amazing job with the kit!

Darien said...

You are a great Artists!!! Love your Blog!! Happy Mothers Day!!! Hope you can visit mine ;)!!!!!

fablady said...

Love this lo and those flowers are awesome!