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 5, 2011

Swirlydoos Reveal - Bella Volo

Each month I am forever amazed by our kits at Swirlydoos.  Krissy knows how to treat us right; from the Main Kit right through each Add-On Kit, they build on one another until you end up with EVERYTHING you could possibly need to create some outstanding pages.  This month's kit features Bo Bunny's gorgeous Gabrielle line, flowers from Petaloo and Prima, Dusty Attic, bling, metal embellies, glitter and Smooch OH MY!!!!!

This is a photo of my DD and DH while we were at the Outer Banks a few years ago.  I've been wanting to scrap this for a while.  I created the book cover using the card stock we received. I used the small Prima stamp with text on it that came in the kit along with another small stamp by Prima that has branches on it. I then distressed the cover and finished it off with Vintage Photo ink.  The edge around the window has some Vintage Photo ink and Distress Embossing Powder.  I inked the Dusty Attic hinges and then used a glue pad and the small Prima text stamp.  Then I dusted some gold Perfect Pearls over the stamped image and finished them off with Liquid Pearls that, you guessed it....came in the kit!  I painted the thickers white and then dusted them with the white Fairy Dust Glitter we received.  

This is another photo I took while we were at the beach in the Outer Banks.  My DD was spinning, twirling and dancing as the waves were coming up onto the sand.  I made the flowers out of the card stock and a stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  I used the coordinating Spellbinders Die set and cut them out.  I inked them up a little more and then edged them in Fairy Dust glitter.  Those little Petaloo flowers fit just perfectly with them. 
Our Technique Kit this month is called Chipboard Palooza and not only does it include some gorgeous Dust Attic, but it also includes a white Adirondack Paint Dabber, Copper Alcohol Ink, Smooch Paint, Glitter and lots of little pearls.  

I painted the Dusty Attic gate with the white paint.  Then I went over some areas with the Copper AI, and a few other places using the green Smooch paint.  I finished it off by adding some Distress Embossing powder. A very cool thing happens when you emboss over paint; the heat makes the paint bubble and in the places where your embossing is sparse the paint will actually come to the surface and give you this really cool oxidized appearance.  I decided to embellish it  further by taking apart a cameo broach that came in the kit, and used the pearls and one of the jewels. I embossed a transparency with Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel and placed it behind the gate.

This is such a fun photo.  I remember the day I took it.  They don't look like they are up to anything do they? Right......... This is my DD and her cousin.  This paper is the perfect fit for outdoor photos.  I decided to use the same flower stamp and die I used on the page above, but made the flowers a bit more simple.  I inked them up a bit with some Broken China and also painted them using a Magical Mica that we got in the Embellishment Add-On.  Aren't the leaves awesome!  This is another stamp from Heartfelt Creations and again, there is a matching die.  After I stamped and cut them out, I sprayed them with some green Glimmer Mist and crumbled them up while they were still wet.  I hit the wrinkles with Pine Needle distress ink and then edged them using Vintage Photo.  I used a Fantastix and Pine Needle ink to color the veins going down the center.

I made the faux leather tag using Fimo Clay and will be doing a tutorial for Swirlydoos on how to make it.  It looks real doesn't it?

This is a photo I took while we were walking through the trail that connects our property to our neighbor's. I used a Florabella action on it in Photoshop to mute the leaves and make my DD stick out a little more. I kept thinking that this page needed a shot of color, so I took what was left of my card stock and cut the daisies using my Tattered Florals die.  I misted the paper with Lilac Glimmer mist and then added some Dusty Concord distress ink.  I wanted the centers of the flowers to match the beaded centers of the Petaloo flowers.  I added a bead of glue to the center and then lightly dropped some little white beads onto it.  I didn't want to change the shape of the glue so I had to go slow.

I LOVE the cameos that came in the kit.  I think I have added one to nearly every page I made. 

This is my take on this month's sketch.  Once again, it took on a life of it's own.  I broke down and bought a Silhouette.  Overstock was having an amazing sale and it really was just too good to pass up.  While browsing their download store I came across these tags and knew I had to find a way to use them.  Of course I had to make them huge to fit my photos, but I really like them.  You guessed it, more photos from the Outer Banks. This was the first time she had seen the ocean up close and personal and you can tell by the look on her face that she thoroughly enjoyed it.

Chipboard Palooza starts today at Swirlydoos.  It is a fabulous contest!!!!!  Hop on over and join us.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate it more than you know.


Robin Shakoor said...

Just like I said....GORGEOUS!!! I don't know which one is my favorite! These projects ROCK! I am especially lovin' that kite!

Dara Lynn said...

I can't wait for your tutorial on the Fimo tag! It really gave your page the extra Swirly touch! I really adore each beautiful page of art!!!!!

JustYolie said...

Whoa! Your designs are simply GORGEOUS!!! Love the photo of you DD reaching out to the kite! How clever!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Marie Levite said...

Stunning job Lisa~I am with Robin...I can't choose a favorite either!

Carla said...

OMG stunning stunning work here.............love everything that you created. I will see if I have time to play around and try doing something for swirlydoos challenge. Looks like alot of fun!