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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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Treasures Past - Petaloo

It wasn't so long ago that when the holidays came around people dressed up their everyday items instead of buying things to decorate with.  I was thinking of watching old movies and seeing women pulling boxes out from their hope chests; boxes that held treasured memories and trinkets.  That thought was the inspiration behind this altered box. 

I took a plain box and painted it with crackle paint and then used an ephemera pack to create a collage around the box.

Would you look at those poinsettias!  They are so beautiful and I decided to cluster them around a cream mixed bloom to help them pop!  I added those gorgeous green Velvet Berry Picks to fill out the cluster a bit more and bordered the whole thing with that fabulous green Canterbury Vine spray.

I tore and distressed some kraft resist paper and using a stencil I added some molding paste to decorate the top.  

I also created a cracked glass tag to help give it a more vintage and worn feel.

I don't know why but when I look at this I think of Judy Garland in Meet Me In St. Louis when she was singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Supplies Used:
Chantilly Poinsettias in red
Chantilly Velvet Berry Picks in green
FloraDoodles Mixed Blooms in cream
Canterbury Vine Spray in green

Here is a card I made using the same Poinsettias and Velvet Berry picks.

Supplies Used:
Chantilly Poinsettias in Red
Chantilly Velvet Berry Picks in Red
Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs, Lisa


Robin Shakoor said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! That box is simply amazing. I love the floral arrangement on the card. Just beautiful!

Shona said...

really gorgeous Lisa...love those timmy feet :)

vilma said...

Hi Lisa, it so gorgeou, so beautifol, I have a question for you Do you put something at the end, like somting for protect your work, like spray? thanks for you time.

phamil said...

Lisa, this is just so pretty! I love how you always use such vibrant colors and mix them perfectly, your projects always just "Pop". Love this!!!!

albasier said...

The ha quedado muy hermoso tanto la tarjeta como la caja!!! son preciosos!!!

Lisa said...

As always gorgeous work Lisa!!!

Serene said...

That is just lovely! I love how you took a plain box and turned it into a treasure to hold treasures. Beautiful card as well. I love how you used all the other embellies to create a fabulous card.

Cottagerca said...

Lisa, back again and i really like the changes i see on your blog, kool music, your colors are wonderful and of course your projects are great!!1