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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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Grandma's Garden - Swirlydoos May Kit

This month's kit from Swirlydoos is full of vintage summer memories. The paper features Glitz's Laced with Grace, K and Co., and Crafter's Workshop.  The main kit and the add-on kits were jam packed with so many luscious bits; too many to list here.  You must go over to Swirydoos and check out the entire list of goodies.

This page makes me think of lemonade.  Not sure why, but it does.  I used a Florabella action on my photo of my daughter at the lake a few years ago.  I love the warm vintage look of it.  I'm not a huge fan of plaid paper, but when I paired this up with the floral print and the coordinating card stock I immediately fell in love.  It reminds me of Grandma's.  The design is based on a sketch by Suepup for Let's Capture Our Memories.

This month's Technique Kit Add On included Petaloo's Color Me Crazy Frames.  If you haven't tried these yet, you really need to.  They are so cool.  They come out of the package white in color and with a paper towel kind of texture.  I took one of my favorite verse stamps and used Memento Coffee Bean ink. Then, I misted the frame with yellow glimmer mist and then using Espresso Bean I misted just a few places to add a little bit of warmth to it.  I hugged the frame with a carnation vine from Prima, that gorgeous big Rose, and a shot of Spice colored Petaloo.

This gorgeous big Dusty Attic bird cage was in our kit too.  I could spend days dressing up chippies.  I misted the stand in Espresso Bean and painted the cage in a base coat of white paint.  I misted it with yellow and then I used one of the  awesome Tattered Angels stamps that came in the main kit and added a lace accent to the bottom.  I cut out a piece of coordinating paper to put behind the cage.  I used lemon yellow Liquid Pearls as accents, added some bling and wove ribbon from the kit in between the bars.
This page, to me, screams of  a hot summer day in the country.  Can't you hear the cicadas and smell honeysuckle on the breeze? I used a Prima mask in the corners and Olive Glimmer Mist.  Look at those Darjeeling flowers from Petaloo!  They are so pretty and paired with those sunflowers...well, all I can say is that they really speak of summer.


I once again used Petaloo's Color Me Crazy frames.  I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the smaller frame directly from the pad and then misted it with water and let it dry.  I misted the outer frame in yellow, olive and espresso bean.  I attached the two frames and used one of the Inkadinkadoo stamps that came in the kit and embossed the corners.



This page is for the monthly sketch that Beggahuna does for each of our kits.  It is a gorgeous sketch but there is soooooo much white space!  I have some bizarre fear of white space.  I try to do white space pages, but I can't seem to keep myself from adding things LOL.  I flipped the sketch upside down and decided rather than using 3 individual photos that I would use one photo and crop it in a few different ways.

We had another Dusty Attic bird cage in our kit and for this one I misted it with Olive Glimmer Mist and then using a paint brush I hit a few spots with  Rustic Glimmer Glam to give the look of rusted metal.  I custom cut some paper to go behind it and added some bling.  


The heart is from the Petaloo Color Me Crazy frames pack.  Don't they look like tumbled stone?  I wrote a tutorial for Swirlydoos, so head on over and check it out!
I used the same technique on the frame that I used on the hearts.

I was going for a brick wall look with this.  I think I kind of pulled it off.  It looked really good before I covered it LOL!  I used my brand new Zutter Distrezzer for the bricks.  I once again used the Glimmer Mist that came with Technique Kit and misted my bricks.  The tag is from the same pack of Petaloo's Color Me Crazy Frames.  I used the stamps and mists that came in the kit to dress it up a bit.  I really love the contrast of colors on this page.


Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my May projects.  


XO, Lisa

9 comments:

Sandi Smith said...

WOW Lisa....how can someone create so many jaw dropping stunning layouts from one kit? Such beautiful work...this kit was made for you!

Carla said...

Beautiful work............Love the new kit. Its simply stunning and you did a fantastic job working with it!

Robin Shakoor said...

Beautiful projects my friend. I love them all!

Vicky Alberto said...

wow, your designs and details blow me away every month... BTW TAG, LOL

2amscrapper said...

a feast for the eyes today!

JustYolie said...

Absolutely stunning layouts!

carlies said...

How very stunning I love your work and I go follow you ..and I hope you by me to ??

have a very wonderful week

xx carla

lizzyc said...

Hi.. i am so glad i came across your blog.. what amazing creations.. i have put you on my blog list so i can keep up with you.. very talented artist.. love what i have seen here... xxlizzy

About Me said...

I love all your creations, they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.