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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Saturday, October 23, 2010

All I want for Christmas...

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.....I've got you humming that tune don't I?!  This is a pic I took of my DD a few years ago while we were ice skating at the park.  I used the Winter Joy collection from Bo Bunny.  I won it in a contest over at Swirlydoos.  This paper is prettier in person, trust me!

I have used three different papers from the collection to make this page. I fussy cut the bottom page to fit the squiggly vertical lines in behind the flowers.  Then I used the backside from another paper to use for the circle and slid that behind as well.  I used mini pom-pom lace to trim out the circle.  It made me think of little snowballs.

I love Dusty Attic, don't you?  I painted the flourish frame in brown paint first, then I went over it in Old Paper Distress Crackle Paint.  When that dried I used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and rubbed it into the cracks.  I really wanted to give this a vintage yet shimmery Christmas look, so I added some Diamond Dust glitter in a few places.  That apparently wasn't enough because then I added some pearls to dress it up a bit more. The stamp in the middle is by Clear Art Stamps.  I used Diamond Stickles to color Santa's beard and hair.  I also used some green Liquid Pearls to give the holly in his hair some color.

These little dots were a lot of fun to make.  One of the girls over at Swirlydoos, Bonnie, reminded me about this cute little technique.  She used glue, and I used Glossy Accents.  Here is how you do it:
  • Get out your handy non-stick craft mat
  • Take your Glossy Accents and make random sized dots and let them dry and harden, thoroughly
  • When you are sure that they are dry and hard, use your Alcohol Inks to give them color.  Put a few drops onto the mat and then using tweezers place the dots in the little puddles. You can use a Q-Tip and add some ink to the top if you think you need it.
  • Let it dry and that is IT!!!  Aren't they cute?!

I made the Poinsettias using an SVG file.  I cut them out using my Cricut and then ran them through my Cuttlebug and embossed them.  I then used some Dusty Concord and Faded Jeans Distress Ink to highlight the embossed areas on the flowers.  I used Liquid Pearls to place a dot on the ends of the mini flowers in the middle and added Diamond Dust to the edges.  I think Diamond Dust can sometimes look like ice and that was the look I was going for.  I threw a pearl in the middle to finish them off.

The butterfly I made using a stamp from Layers of Color.  I used black Archival Ink and stamped it on a piece of scrap from the Bo Bunny collection.  I cut it out and then went over it in purple Stickles.

I had a lot of fun making this page and I hope that you have found something that inspires you!!!  TFL!!


Cindy Gay said...

It's beautiful. Great job with those pom poms!

Lali said...

Stunning LO