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, July 11, 2010

Sketches of you - July Kit

***Pages In Time July kit****  There was so much great stuff in this month's kit.  My DD wanted to go through everything with me.  So, I let her help me decide what would be used on this page.  I did "do you like this or that" and that is how this page came to be.  Robin Shakoor provided a sketch and as usual I'm really close, but ended up a little off the beaten path.

First, the two photos.  I uploaded them to www.photofunia.com.  This website is soooooo easy to use.  I picked the effect that I wanted, uploaded the photo, saved it to my desktop and then printed it out.  Easy peasy lemon squeezie!!!  The effect I used on these two photos is called pencil sketch; hence the name "Sketches of you".  To me this photo has a bit of a girly, Old West look to it, minus all of the cowboy stuff.  Something about the colors.......hmmmm.

I'm sure that you all recognize the Prima flowers.  In case you don't, they are the little greenish colored roses and that great big, gorgeous gray flower. These flowers came in my kit along with a lot of other gorgeous Prima.

The butterfly is from a file that I have.  I printed out one large and one small, covered it in Rock Candy Stickles and while it was still wet I lightly dusted it in fine white glitter.  I used pewter colored pearls on one and teal on the other. The pewter pearls came with my kit.  All of the flourishes I cut using svg files.  I inked them up and added pearls.   Also in my kit was this gorgeous rub on.  It went so well with the paper that my DD insisted we find a way to use it.  So, I rubbed it on along the right side.  I also used a water distressing technique to give the paper that folded-wrinkled look.

The sketch called for the use of buttons and a ribbon.  My DH's Grandmother had a collection of buttons that was given to me.  All of the buttons on this page are from her collection, even the button in the center of the ribbon.  The wood looking buttons are actually wood! How cool is that?!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I did making it with my DD.  I think she has great style and will soon be turning out some gorgeous work of her own!  TFL!!


Scrapamum said...

Such a fabulous LO!!!! I love that butterfly so much. I think DD has a grand future in scrapbooking : )

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