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, August 9, 2011

New Petaloo!

Color me excited when I received some new Petaloo product AND got to have a few of my projects go to CHA!  Seriously, you could have knocked me over with a feather.  Here are my projects that got to attend CHA.

Alright.  I'll admit it.  I LOVE the Chantilly Velvet Mini Blossoms.  They are perfect for filling in spaces in your flower clusters and for the leading edge of a vine.  On this page I used the velvet minis in blue.  The color contrast gave me the perfect "pop" for the muted tans and greens of the Graphic 45 paper I used.

I ran my picture through Photoshop Elements and gave it a high contrast black and white finish.  I then painted, embossed and stickled the Dusty Attic frame to set my photo on.  I also embossed the chipboard wings using Lindy's Stamp Gang Angel Wings Gold and then added some feathers to give the photo a dreamy look.

The mini blooms coordinate so well with the mixed cream flowers also from the Chantilly collection.

 I really love how the vintage paper from Tim Holtz accents perfectly the rich pink hues of the Petaloo Canterbury Glittered Fluers along with my black and white photo.  To me, this has a classic and warm look.  The photo (left to right) is my step-granddaughter, my step-daughter and my daughter.  I really love this photo.

I used some metal to create one of the layers my photo is sitting on.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug and embossed it.  Then I added some rusty hinge alcohol ink to it, warped and curled the edges.  I added some Coordinations paper to the layers.

I really love the Dusty Attic flourishes and skeleton clocks.  I hoard them!  LOL  I treated the flourishes with crackle paint and then embellished them with copper colored pearls.  I once again used some Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing powder in Byzantine Bronze on the clock.  I only embossed some of the clock because I wanted it to look at little distressed.

Aren't those flowers gorgeous?!  They are just so delicate and sparkly in person.  I wish I had more!

A card maker I am NOT!  But, I'm learning.  LOL  I am so drawn to earthy and vintage looking things.  The textures just draw me in.  Take a look at those Canterbury Forget Me Nots!  They are beyond cute and absolutely perfect for cards.

Check out the Velvet Berry Picks!  Every part of these can be shaped because there is wire under those gorgeous leaves.  Psst!  *whispering*  I have these in green to and OH MY!!!  I just finished a holiday project that uses these and they are perfect for your flower clusters.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am always so humbled by your support.
XO, Lisa


Lizzyc said...

yes petaloo are bringing out the most amazing flowers.. your layouts are absolutely stunning.. always a pleasure to pop in here!!

LISA said...

Gorgeous creations Lisa!! I love them all!!The designs are beautiful, and the colors awesome!!

Cindy Gay said...

The chippie frames are very nice. Great job with the contrast in the b & w photo and the touch of blue.

Shona said...

these are all so gorgeous Lisa :) how very exciting for you :)

Crystal Thomas said...

the layouts are just beautiful

Pendra said...

Lisa all your projects are just lovely!!

Vicky Alberto said...

OMGosh these are amazing projects - wow (BTW tag - LMAO)

Serene said...

I'm always blown away by your work. These are simply gorgeous layouts. Congrats but it's well deserved!

Robin Shakoor said...

Absolutely amazing! You are one talented woman!