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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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Swirlydoos DT Challenge

We had our first ever Design Team challenge at Swirlydoos.  The subscribers came up with the challenge idea!!  We had to scrap a photo from another DT's family.  We also had to use the photo a minimum of two times AND the photo had to be altered.  To add to the twist, the photos of the finished lay outs were posted to our members but they weren't told who did what page.  Did you follow that?!  LOL

I had the pleasure of scrapping one of Robin's granddaughters.  Isn't she pretty?!  I was sooooooo nervous to scrap this.  I mean, come on....this is ROBIN we are talking about.  She's a flippin' legend!  I decided to run the photo through a Florabella action in PSE and then print an 8x10 on a transparency.  Robin uses transparencies a lot and I did this as a tribute to her style.

I used paper from Prima's Fairy Flora collection (love love love this paper).  I decided to tear one page back, kind of opening the page.  I used some of my favorite stamps and stamped on and off the photo.

I love this branch from Prima.  The little yellow flowers and birds are so cute.  I made the orange flower using a Sizzix Tattered Florals die and yellow card stock.  I then misted the card stock with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist.  I love the broken brick wall embossing folder I have and decided to add that to the page as well.  I was trying to get a vintage, groovy, urban, girlie feel to this.  LOL  I'm not sure that I pulled it off, but I had fun trying.

Thanks so much Robin for letting me scrap your beautiful granddaughter, and congratulations to you for winning the challenge!!!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!!  


Nadia Cannizzo said...

Just gorgeous!:o)

sheila said...

LOVE this LO!!! So Beautiful and very creative design!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wonderful job, Lisa. I'm sure Robin will love it!