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, March 5, 2011

Swirlydoos Reveal Day - Cabaret

This month's kit from Swirlydoos is beyond gorgeous!  It is full of Prima's latest line of paper and flowers.  I had so much fun with this kit.  

I made this page by fussy cutting one piece of paper and laying it on top of another.  The embellishment add-on had this gorgeous foil paper that I just had to use.  I was inspired by the paper dresses I saw in all of the pictures from CHA and decided to make a paper doll.  She is pretty simple when you compare her to the CHA mannequins, but hey, I'm just getting started! LOL

I Googled drawings of can-can dancers and after what seemed to be 100 pages, I came across a drawing that I really like.  I printed it out and then used a piece of vellum, because I didn't have any tracing paper, and I traced the entire drawing.  Then I cut the pieces out and used them as a pattern.  Then, using the coordinating card stock and patterned paper from the kit, I cut out all of the pieces.  I used a verse stamp on her head, chest and arms.

Sketch Inspiration is a sketch blog and they are working with the DT at Swirlydoos this month.  They gave us a sketch and asked us to work with it.  This is my take on the sketch. I turned it over on its side.   The photo was taken a few years back while we were on vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  I painted a butterfly on my DD's face.  I used a Florabella action in Photoshop  on my photo.   Everything is from this month's kit.  I used a version of an Emerging Color technique on the strip going across the top.  I used a Spellbinder's die and the Smooch spray from out kit to make the butterflies and to mist my page in a few places.  The sketch called for a rectangular object.  I decided to make an envelope instead.

This is my take on the Swirlydoos Sketch that came with our kit.  I flipped it and kind of dismantled it.  It is a beautiful sketch, but it took on a life of its own. Everything except the UTEE is from this month's kit.  I made a heart shape using UTEE and a butterfly that Lisa G. made available for the kit.  I also made a mold of a frame corner I have and then poured bronze UTEE into it.  That is how I made the photo corner. The edge of the page has been slightly cut off, but you can see a close up of the photo corner below.

This page came into being because of a canvas I saw that inspired me.  The canvas had a piece of fabric on it that had been made to look like a big curtain that had been pulled back.  I decided to give it a try.  I'm still working on perfecting this, but the way I look at it; nothing ventured is nothing gained!  All of this was made using the kit as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!  



ms.schwiet said...

wonderful pages love your paper doll

Vicky Alberto said...

you did it again... another month of over the top gorgeous creations :)

Crystal Thomas said...

Beautiful as always Lisa

Marie Levite said...

Dang girl!! You are on fire, rocking out some hot pages!!

Scrap2day said...

I always look forward to seeing your creations using the Swirlydoos kit.
You have amazed me again. That paper doll is amazing!
I have to try this...
I also am in love with that curtain! Beautiful work!

Katrin said...

Very beautifully!

Robin Shakoor said...

You are AWESOME!!! These pages are stunning! I love the paper doll. I see an ETSY shop in your future. lol.

JustYolie said...

Oh my, GORGEOUS designs!!

Jani said...

Love your blog. New follower. Found you through Swirlydoos. Love the way you draped the paper. Am in awe by your flowers. Will have to try them myself:)If you have SCAL or MTC, send me an image an I will make you svg cut file for the dress form.


WendyG said...

Absolutely STUNNING my friend!!!!! Looking at your LO's only makes me more and more impatient to receive my March kit!!! I HATE international shipping!!

I love all your reveal LO's, stunning design and you know how much I adore that paper doll!!! Brilliant work as always.