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, March 14, 2011

Round Robin Challenge - Week 2

Week 2 for the Round Robin Challenge over at Swirlydoos.  This is a photo of my DD and our puppy Zeke.  He was just about a year and a half old in this pic.  Zeke is a mix of German Shepard, Black Lab and Rottie.  He is a big boy and such a sweetheart.  He has to be with his peeps!!!  He also loves water and took this chance to follow his girl out into the river where we were camping to swim with her.  

I had the difficult job of lifting a page created by Christy.  She sewed on her page and I thought oh no....I have yet to sew on a page!  Can you believe it?  Well, it's true; I haven't!  I used to make quilts so I can't for the life of me figure out why I have waited so long to give this a try.   I dusted off my big machine, got some scrap paper and went for it.  Can I just tell you that my machine went through the paper like it was melted buttah (said using my best Godfather imitation).  Yay!!!!

I layered my paper and cut the little fleur de lis all around the edges because I wanted to use them like the brackets in a picture frame and slide my second paper underneath them.  After having done this I couldn't just sew around the edges so I made a template and drew a pattern to follow while sewing that would take me around to each point.

She also used leaves that had text on them.  I found some paper from the latest Technique Kit I got from Swirlydoos and and used a Spellbinders die from Heartfelt Creations to cut my leaves.  I also used a Martha Stewart Leaf punch for the smaller leaves.  I used a stylus to emboss veins on to them, crinkled them up and then inked them.  I added this really lovely carnation vine from Prima.  I so love the color of those flowers.  I took out my Sizzix Tattered Flowers die and cut some flowers out of yellow card stock.  Next I used some Tiger Lilly and Espresso Glimmer mist to make them more match the vine and added a pearl to the centers.

I ended up using 5 types of ribbon, trim and lace on page. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you get a chance hop on over to Swirlydoos and check out the rest of the pages in the Round Robin Challenge!!!  They are all "lift worthy".  


P.S.  I will be posting a new tutorial and my latest altered object in the coming days.  Stay tuned!


WendyG said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Love this Lisa!!! fatastic job on the sewing. I also haven't ever tried it before but you've inspired me now...LOL!!

Vicky Alberto said...

your work is always so spectacular!

Robin Shakoor said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love every piece of this layout. That photo is priceless and your layout truly brings out it's beauty.

nightfairyscrapper said...

this LO is awesome and simply beautiful love your blog!!