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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Friday, April 15, 2011

Week 2 Round Robin

It's reveal day for week 2 of the Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos.  Pat created week 1's page that I had to lift.  I was really inspired by the elements that she used on her page; she used ribbon lacing, punch work and a small cluster of 2 items around her photo.  Her photo was of an artisian spring on her property.  Well, I made sure to include those elements on my page, but I completely changed where they ended up on the page.  Sometimes I just start working on a page and it has a way of taking on a life of its own, and this was one of those times.  I used up the final full sheets of paper from our April Kit.  These papers are from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle Line.....it is really, really nice paper.....*hint hint*
This is a picture of my DD when she was 4.  We have a brook on our property and it runs right next to our house. Our patio goes right up next to it.  She was playing in the water and as you can see, the mud too.  She looked so cute with that little stripe of mud under her eye.

I have always wanted to try ribbon lacing and got so excited when I saw Pat's page.  I really wanted the lacing to be functional on my page and immediately pictured the paper being folded back as if it weren't laced all the way; giving the illusion that the rest of my page was in a pocket of sorts.  I used all of my eyelets on this page but I really like the way they set off the lacing. 

Pat had a second photo on her page.  I took a photo of some tulips that were in bloom in my yard and sandwiched it in between a bird and a small tag.

I decided to use this gorgeous Dusty Attic frame for my photo rather than matting it.  I painted it white and then using a fan paint brush and Stream Alcohol ink, I created the striations along the length of the chipboard.  I went over it with a light coat of glossy accents and then embellished it with pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!
Have a great day and Happy Spring!



WendyG said...

Absolutely adorable Lisa. Lov ethe lace work!!! Stunning stuff as always

Shona said...

so stunning...love that frame and lacing and the photo is just adorable

Andiepants said...

She is so cute. This Lo was great Lisa. The lacing is fantastic.

Cottagerca said...

Lisa , love you blog and this layout is beautiful, glad you said hi to me, cuz now i am your best buddy!!!! smile

Andrea Amu said...

Hi Lisa! I found you and your blog link over and LCOM so thought I'd stop by!
Really nice blog and I love your page... the Gabrielle collection of BoBunny is super pretty and great to work with! TFS!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is so beautiful. AWESOME WORK! Well done. Love your details and the awesome pics...

Vicky Alberto said...

very cool design, so original!