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, July 5, 2011

Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!
If you've arrived here from Paulien's blog, then you are on the right track! If you are one of my regular followers then head on over to the Swirlydoos Blog and join in the fun! 

 This month's kit is so beautiful.  It features Pink Paislee, Graphic 45 and Kaiser Craft.  The Technique Add On kit was jam packed with Petaloo Color Me Crazy blooms.

This is a photo of my DD from a few years back.  We were at the Renaissance Faire and she was dressed like a princess and had this cute little unicorn painted on her face.  It was such a magical day and this paper was just perfect!  I used the Sizzix Rosette die to create the ruffle around the edge and then inked it up to give it some dimension.

 I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Mica in Cosmopolitan Pink.  Then I used some Shimmerz in dark pink and embossed them with Bridal Embossing Powder.  They are so pretty and delicate in person.
This flower ribbon is also part of the Color Me Crazy line.  They remind me of sunflowers.  I misted these with Vintage Pink, Yellow and Spring Green.


These letters are also from the Color Me Crazy collection.  I misted them in two shades of green, then used Bridal embossing Powder, and finally stamped over them using the Pink Paislee stamps from the kit in a darker green.

 This page is a combination of 2 sketches; one is from Stuck on You Sketches and the other is a sketch by Beggahuna.  The picture is my DD during her recent yellow belt test in Karate.  She looks so....focused.  LOL   I used cream card stock from the add on kit and used my favorite verse stamp and then inked it up using Vintage Photo.  I used the border from one of the G45 pages in the kit to create a border around my photo.


 I was never really one for banners, but every once in a while they just seem to work.  I used one of the stamps and the pink bling from the kit to create these banner flags.
 






I just LOVE this flower ribbon from Petaloo!!  I cut out one of the flowers so that I could use it on its own.  I once again used Cosmopolitan Pink mica to add a little blush to the center.
  This is for Beggahuna's sketch that came with the kit.  My DD just had her spring piano recital and I managed to get these while she was playing.  One of the songs she was playing is the theme song from Peanuts; Linus & Lucy.  No matter how hard I try, I can't keep myself from bopping around when she plays it.  I used one of the stamps that came in the kit by Pink Paislee and went around the cut out in my paper. 


This is based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers.  It is their sketch #155.  This page features more of the Color Mr Crazy blooms and I used A Bit O'Bubbly mica on these.  I really like that little stamp.  It says "a friend walks in when everyone else walks out."  The photo is my DD (on the right) and her BFF on the left.  We were out in the woods participating in a Girl Scout event.

This is another canvas I did using this month's kit.  I am bound and determined to get good at doing these!

I made this for my DD's piano teacher.  Her DH is a Minister at a local church and my DD loves her to pieces.  God certainly puts people in your life for a reason and this woman is so warm and gentle and encourages my DD so much.  She is also a great listener!! 


REMEMBER, to qualify for the grand prize you need to:
1) visit all of the blogs, including Swirlydoos, in order to qualify.
2) Be sure to leave a comment and become a follower of each blog (if you haven't already). This way we know that you have joined in the party!

3) Stop by Swirlydoos Facebook page and Like Us!

All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the awesome Swirlydoos Store!!!  Now head on over to Irene's blog to see some more incredible creations with Swirlydoo's Vintage Fae kit. Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on July 12th. Good luck and thank you for joining us!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
XO, Lisa

51 comments:

lizzyc said...

Hi.. stunningly beautiful and feminine and so gorgeous.. i wish i could describe how i feel when i look at your layouts better..but a sense of awe and appreciation at how amazing these layouts are..

Sandi Smith said...

Wow Lisa...such beautiful work! BTW I think you are already really good at She art!

Janet Z said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cindy said...

Amazing! I envy your talent for choosing the perfect placement for each element.

Kim said...

Lisa, these are drop dead gorgeous. The colors are so pretty. Syd is such a great subject for scrapping. What did you use to make that center border strip in the first layout? I love it.

Amarilys said...

absolutely stunning projects! I specially love the layout based on my sketch (#155)! Thanks for sharing!
~Amarilys

Angelica said...

Fabulous work girly!!! Your canvas is mind blowing!!

Rosjen said...

What a beautiful bolg you have!! Than´s for all your amazing inspiration!!! Hugs, Jannike :-)

Vicky Alberto said...

I'm stalking again , LOL :)

Sarah-R said...

Wow - Fabulous layouts! So gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Wow Lisa....just love finding all the goodies you use on a lo and your designs!!! Beautiful work!!!!

Theresa said...

Glad I found your page. Love the layers in your layouts. Signed up and will come back often for inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous Layouts Lisa! I love all the small details you used in each layout!

Erin Smetak said...

So gorgeous! I love how you put all of your flowers together! They look like beautiful bouquets scattered here and there on different pages, bringing your pages to life!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Gosh Lisa.... your work with the beautiful July kit is simply stunning!!!! You already know that I was oohing and ahhhing over your work. Beautiful pages!!! and wow on your canvas. I asbolutely adore it!!!!

Maggi said...

Beautiful reveal Lisa!!!

Beverly Sams said...

I always love all your work you do :) Everything is so beautifully put together and makes me want to dive right in!

Shelly said...

i am truely madly deeply in love with your creations for this kit!! ok, using the rosette around the large circle?? are you serious?! brilliant!!
yeah, i see some lifing in my future - thank you so much for the inspiration, Lisa!
lots of love -

phamil said...

Gosh Lisa, I just love the depth and warmth of the colors in your designs, they are just beautiful! You have such a way of making your pages to realistic and rich! Just gorgeous, gorgeous work! I just got my kit and can't wait to play, it's my first Swirly kit!!! I'm excited!!! Off for the blog hop!!!

ms.schwiet said...

your she art looks so awesome with this kit. Everything is wonderful. I'm totally love your little banner!!!

JRABS -Jennifer said...

thanks for the great inspiration and the tuts you so cleverly provide

Donna in Louisiana said...

Wow!!!! What beautiful layouts and projects. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! Thanks for sharing.

LISA said...

Beautiful beautiful LO's Lis!! But I am most fascinated with your canvas, and I want to do one!! Are you going to teach us??? Pretty please??? I want to try it on paper. So fantastically whimsical they are!!! Love this one as well as the last one. So inspiring!

Shona said...

yes pretty please....teach us hehe......these are all just gorgeous wow!

Merrihew said...

Amazing LO's Lisa! Always a pleasure to visit your blog!

Cheryl

Sandi Cl~ said...

Lisa, these are heart-stopping gorgeous! I wanna scrap like you when I grow up LOL Thanks for using the Stuck on U Sketch! Got a new one coming up Friday .. and original.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What absolutely gorgeous work! So much inspiration here. I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your work! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Elisabeth said...

Wow! You have your very own style. Love what you did with the kit!

Silvia Mendoza said...

Hi! I am a new follower to your blog. WOW! what can I say. Your work is amazing. Beautiful used of the kit. I dont see anything wrong with your canvas it looks like any other canvas I have seen bfore. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Deb said...

these are gorgeous! I can't wait for my kit to arrive

melanie2000 said...

Amazing work! Love your blog!

Katherine said...

I love the canvas. the circle in the first page is amazing

Linda Pekrul said...

Wow everything you've done is sooo beautiful. You are very creative! Can't wait to play with those Petaloo flowers. And your She Art.....just LOVE it!

Carolyn said...

Your work is amazing...I'm in awe!

cathy said...

Love your pages. Your daughter must be multi-talented.

Robin Shakoor said...

Congrats on a fantastic hop! Your projecgts are stunning and you never cease to amaze me with your artistic talent.

pau B said...

really surprised and amazed by your creative work

Kimberly said...

All your layouts are stunning!!!!! Your work is beautiful!!!!

Debbie L. said...

Love, love, love your work.
Debbie Linville

fairkat said...

i really like your work...especially the page with the girlfriends. the music is great!!

Sherrenae said...

Dang girl what an amazing blog and great work with the Swirly kit. Wish that mailman would hurry up and get here.

Monica said...

Beautiful layouts, and I love the canvas!!

Patti said...

Hi Lisa....Just stopping by to check out your blog. WOW...your work is AMAZING...I especially love your "friend" lo...love that you created a block design with the PP pp!

Mylissa said...

I loved stopping by your site. You have some very unique techniques. So much to see and try. I will definitely come back to visit you again. L O V E D it! Thanks, Mylissa

Sherry said...

Wow I love your first layout the most... extremely beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Bev said...

Beautiful work Lisa!!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice hop! Love your gorgeous work...the banner with the lace on it is pretty!

mammasol said...

Everything you do is so beautiful and inspioring... Love it:)

~VIRGINIA~ said...

Wow!!! Such stunning creations!!! Love all your wonderful tutorials. Hugs Virginia

Peggy said...

I'm still blown away by all of these projects, especially the first LO and that stunning canvas!!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Andrea Slee said...

Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!