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, June 23, 2011

Petaloo and May Arts. A match made in heaven

These are my first projects for the Petaloo Design Team and how lucky am I that just as I came on board Petaloo was pairing up with May Arts to do a blog hop! *insert angels singing*  Think about it....how much better does it get when you have flowers in one hand and ribbons & lace in another?  On the flip-side, do you know how hard it was to pick just a few ribbons to go with a few flowers?  It was just cruel!  LOL So many choices and so little time!  Make sure to head on over to Petaloo's blog and see all of the breathtaking creations by the DT and then hop on over to May Art's blog and see what their DT is doing with Petaloo products!!!

As soon as I saw the lace I knew that I needed to have it on this page.  I love lace and can't get enough of it!  I really love the way the lace softens up my page and adds a nice girlie touch to my photo.

I used one of my paper punches that adds slots for lacing ribbon.  I love how the brown ribbon plays off of the blue.  Isn't that green dragonfly Glitter Critter a hoot!  He is soooo cute.

I love, love Petaloo's Color Me Crazy flowers.  I took two of the flowers and used Smooch Spray to give them a pale lilac color.  Then I took darker purple Smooch and edged the petals and tips of the petals for a nice contrast.  The green, jeweled Estate Collection flower is really a perfect compliment to my other flowers.  Combined, they pull the purple and green colors from my photo.  I tied it all together with this beautiful, big blue bow.

I had a lot of fun with this page.  I used Donna Salazar's Antiquities line for the paper because it just goes so well with my photo.  May Arts sent this awesome, brown textured ribbon and I knew that I had to use it.  I covered one of the mats I have behind my photo I just love how it brings such an earthy feel to the page.

In keeping with the natural feel, I chose these Petaloo Chantilly flowers and the Color Me Crazy Wild Spray.  It feels so fresh when I look at it.

I once again used the lace we received and added it to the bottom of my frame to soften it up just a bit.  Doesn't it look cute with my ribbon buckle?

I hope you have enjoyed my first projects for Petaloo!  I had a lot of fun making them.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

XO, Lisa


EFI said...

Woooow! Gorgeous, both of them!!!!! I love every detail! Thank you for the inspiration Lisa!

lizzyc said...

Hi! wow! these are AMAZING!! BEAUTIFUL!~!! LOVE THEM!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I'm thrilled that you are now a part of the Petaloo team! I'm looking foward to seeing more of your fabulous designs! These pages are stunning. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

LISA said...

Beautiful work as always!!

Shona said...

Gorgeous Lisa!!!!!! wow the ribbons are amazing in this layout...I think we need some of those textured ones at Swirly hehe :) wtg girl stuninng layouts, and huge congrats :)

Carla said...

Awesome lay outs!

Brenda said...

wow soooo awesome!!!

Cindy Gay said...

Like the woven ribbon chippie and the lovely gathered borders.

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is too lovely for words. There is such a lovely quality to your photos too. I just love it all!
You have a new follower for I shall definitely be back!

Shelley said...

Inspiring! Where do I start?

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

I am not sure if I will ever learn to do such wonderful pages. There are not words to describe your beautiful, artisitic work.

Thanks for sharing.


Tina in Texas said...

Thanks for all your great tutorials!