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, August 5, 2011

Swirlydoos August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!

Welcome to Swirlydoos August Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!

If you've arrived here from Angelica'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! 

Welcome to Poetry en Prose.  This month's kit from Swirlydoos is so full of rich colors.  I love the paper which is from KaiserCraft.  

I had a lot of fun making this page.  A fellow teacher at Miss Arts, Stacey Cohen, taught a class on creating a really cool shadow box.  This is my attempt at creating the shadow box.  I love the dimension and all of the nooks and crannies that lend themselves to having little treasures tucked in all over.  The flowers in the month's add on include Petaloo and Prima.  I had fun embellishing the Dusty Attic Birdcage too!


Those of you the know me and my DD, know that she loves riding the flying swings and I love capturing her pure joy on film every time she comes 'round.  There is something about a carnival that brings up so many great memories; the music, the smells and the kids all laughing and screaming.  Good stuff!  I absolutely love it when a kit not only gives me insanely gorgeous paper, but when I am also given colors that contrast and POP!  Check out those little blue flowers!  AWESOME!


The Technique kit add on was full of resist papers and some fun and funky mist called Inchworm!  LOL  It is that really cool green on the tag.  You have to get some.  Seriously.


This is for the monthly kit sketch that is provided for each month's kit.  I have to be honest here, this is my 2nd attempt at the sketch.  At first I was so inspired by the idea of slicing up a photo and then when it came time to do it...well, nothing was playing along with me.  LOL  I used some of the resist paper that came in our Technique kit.  This is a picture of my DD when we went to visit Boldt Castle last year.  She was sitting on a massive stone bench on the even more massive veranda at the castle.  I found that the picture seemed to get lost by being all sliced up so I added a rhinestone circle to bring attention back to the photo.  She had so much fun exploring the castle that day.
I changed things up a bit with this month's canvas.  My DD wanted me to make one for her so she had a lot of input in creating this.  We designed the dress and she really wanted that Dusty Attic scroll at the top.  She wanted a ponytail...and on and on.  LOL  I had a little trouble with perspective on this, but it's not supposed to be perfect right?!  The dress and the fussy cut flowers came from the kit papers.



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
!

You have through 5pm Eastern time on Sunday August 7th to complete the hop!! All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize is this completely gorgeous kit made up of Bo Bunny product!!



Now head on over to Camilla's blog where you will see some more beautiful projects made with this month’s kit, Poetry en Prose.  Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on August 8th. Good luck and thank you for joining us!!

XO, Lisa

46 comments:

Theresa said...

Looks like this months kit is another hit. At least the way you used it. Thanks for sharing.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Simply gorgeous work. That canvas is just stunning. I must learn that technique.

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Love your beautiful layouts. This new kit has everything!

Pips said...

OMG ... your Layouts are GORGEOUS! I just love the colors - and all the details - you really did a GREAT job!

Shona said...

really gorgeous work Lisa, love the "fun" layout :)

Sherrenae said...

Lovely stuff - I particularly like your take on the sketch.

L. Akins said...

Stunning layouts! I really like your shadowbox layout! That frame design pattern paper is gorgeous! And now I wished I had the tech kit. I love the way you used the tech kit

Merrihew said...

Amazing Lo's, Lisa! Love your canvas!

Cheryl

Susanne said...

Lovely colours and details... Hugs Susanne

Janet said...

Gorgeous colours in your layouts,love the first one,it's out of this world,now a follower
Janet

Romy said...

Oh my, the canvas looks breathtakingly gorgeous! And what a wonderful layout too. So pretty and feminine. Just amazing work with this kit!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous work, all of it, Lisa!!!! Love the photos, love the different techniques that you've got me eager to try. loveeee the canvas, I think DD did an excellent job of designing!!!

bethann said...

sososo beautiful. i'm now a follower

Lisa said...

Wow LisaV you did and awesome job with this kit and I always love to find all the detail you put on a lo!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Monica said...

Wow. Simply gorgeous!! I really love the shadow box page... all those little details are perfect. I agree about needing a pop of color now and then.

Dreamin' Scrap said...

That shadow box is WOW! Color selections and canvas are sooo inspiring! Follow...follow...follow...follow...follow the Swirly Doo blog...lol!

Maggi said...

Beautiful creations Lisa!

JRABS -Jennifer said...

Gorgeous work Lisa. You are a talented artist.

Cherished said...

Absolutely breathtaking amazing beautiful

Monica said...

Gorgeous! oh wow THOSE BLUE flowers are amazing!!!!!!! This is an incredible hop with great talent. TFS!

Stephanie said...

Wow your work with this kit is just beautiful - I love the deep rich colors!

kep(Karen) said...

Your pages are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Pekrul said...

Lisa, WOW! Love what you've done with the kit and I soooo love your She Art. Beautiful!!

Kimberly said...

Your pages are beautiful! I love what you did with the kit!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow Lisa.... you did such amazing work with this month's kit. Gorgeous pages, and I sooo love your canvas. awesome work!

Silvia Mendoza said...

Beautiful creations. You are a very talented. I love your she canvas work. Thanks for the chang to win.

Kathy said...

I love, love love the canvas. Actually I love it all.

Veronica said...

Beautiful layouts, and sooooo cool canvas!

Erin Smetak said...

SO gorgeous!

nanatam said...

Love your work! You have inspired many of my pages!

cathy said...

These layouts are wonderful--love the one on the swing.

Scrap2day said...

wow..wow..wow! I need the details for that paper dress! so cool!

Tina in Texas said...

Love your creativity!! August kit is gorgeous.

MORMOR said...

Your canvas is very inspiring. For now I need to stop checking out the blogs and go order a kit before they are all gone. I have been admiring the kits for several months, but never took the plunge. I need this kit.

ms.schwiet said...

Wish I want out of town ' cause I want to try the shadow box page.... Lisa your work with the kit is amazing

Erica Ortiz said...

Wow! I love your canvas Lisa! Beautiful!! And your paper layering rocks!

cdwalker said...

Wow, Love your LO's they are awesome.

Diana said...

Beautiful work! I love the canvas - so wish I was creative like that. I barely have time to scrap! :D

pooky said...

Wow!!! So beautiful!!!
I just love blog hops...they're so inspiring!

fairkat said...

this is really a fun way to spend some inspiring time
thanks for sharing

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome job, Lisa .. I was early "in" for the add-ons but that cardstock went SO FAST .. so I will have to improvise. Love your shadow box .. I did one but not nearly so well. Fabulous canvas art .. I could go on and on .. just inspiring! Got my kit today and the blog hop really made it fun!

Janet Z said...

Your projects are amazing!

diana said...

love what you dit with the kit.

I'm a great fan of kaisercrafts

onlycarol1 said...

Lisa, that first layout, the shadow box technique one, is so beautiful. The detail was amazing. Your work is amazing. I am so going to bookmark your blog to follow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

Jean Marie said...

WOW!! I can not get over what beautiful work you put out.
Each one of your Lo's is a work of ART!! TFS. Loving all the tutorials!

Kim said...

Beautiful creations Lisa. Love the canvas,but The one with Sydney on the swing is my favorite. Love all the wonderful colors.