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, November 7, 2010

My Beautiful Princess

This is a picture of my DD on the stone veranda wall at Boldt Castle.  I can only imagine what she must be thinking and wishing at this very moment.  This was such a fun day trip for us.  She LOVED the castle.  What little, or big, girl wouldn't? LOL

I made this page for a challenge at Swirlydoos.  Mandy is running one of the group challenges this month and her challenge was to use curves!  No...not like that!  Circles, solid and a loop and for an extra point we needed to use something that you wouldn't normally use on a scrapbook page.

The patterned paper is a combination of a past kit and the current kit.  The black paper is made by Glitz and the white paper is made by Pink Paislee.  It is actually the back side to one of their resist papers.  I love the old, fancy-schmancy handwriting.

I handmade the Calla Lillies using a stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  I used the Spellbinders Dies that coordinate with the stamps to cut out the shape.  I also used an embossing powder by Ranger called Bridal.  It is so pretty.  It has really fine glitter in it and when heated you end up with a glowing, glittery shimmer that is so soft.  It was hard to get a picture that does it justice.  You have to take my word for it.  It is very pretty.  I also used it on the chipboard word "Beautiful" by Dusty Attic.  First I used an Adirondack Paint Dabber in White and then while the paint was still wet I put the Bridal Embossing Powder on it and embossed it.

The leaves I hand made using Fimo Clay and Perfect Pearls.  I used a leaf mold made for jewelry that also had a built in embosser.  The embosser gave the leaves all of that lovely veining.  After I cut them and embossed then, I then used copper and green Perfect Pearls to give them that autumn feel.  I shaped them by hand in order to five them a more dimensional look.  All that was left was to bake them for 30 minutes and then they were ready to put on the page.  I am in love with clay and will certainly be working it into my pages going forward.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It really means a lot to me when you do!!!  Hugs!!


Lali said...

Simply gorgeous LO girl so much to look at keep going back and find something different each time you nailed this one

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgeous, love the clay leaves!

Scrapamum said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

kgr53505 said...

Hi, My name is Kaye Grieve and I am writing an eBook called ‘Save on Scrapbooking Now’. The book is a compilation of free resource websites that offer lots on the educational side along with ways to save money when scrapbooking. I have looked through your blog and couldn't find an email so thought i would leave this message as a comment. I would like to check it’s okay for me to include a link to one of your tutorials in my book. I hope this meets with your approval and I look forward to hearing from you. my email is kgr53505@bigpond.net.au


Jolaine Frias said...

Gorgeous page! Love your design and handmade embellies! Also wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog postings and tips. You're an amazing artist and just posted a blog award for you on my blog!

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