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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Monday, October 17, 2011

DAY 1... Coredinations, May Arts, & Petaloo Inspiration Week!!

Hey everyone there is a really fun blog hop going on RIGHT NOW!!!  Petaloo, May Arts and Coredinations have come together for some fabulously inspiring projects.  All of the DTs were provided products from all 3 companies and then we got to play!!!!

There are lots of chances to win prizes so click HERE  and play along.  Good luck!!!

I want to welcome you to my Haunted Wood!!  I got the distinct privaledge of working with yummy card stock from Coredinations and some more lucious ribbons and trims from May Arts; throw those into a cauldron with Petaloo and I've got one awesome recipe a-brewin'! 

I used a stencil and a stylus to create worn and distressed fleur d'lis on the Coredinations die cut I created.  I matted it with a larger die cut and then distressed the edges.  I LOVE that gorgeous deep purple satin ribbon from May Arts.  It adds such a beautiful elegance to my layers of black.

I adore Petaloo's Color Me Crazy line.  I decided to take some of the lime green blooms and dip them in UTEE for my flower centers.

Ever see the Broadway show Wicked?  I took my DD to it last year and we both never wanted it to end.  I adore Elphaba and created this shoe with her in mind.  I dry embossed the black card stock from Coredinations with a whimsical swirly spiral.  I am a sucker for chiffon, and that wide orange ribbon from May Arts fits that bill.  It made the prettiest, big and fluffy bow befitting of Elphaba.

I decided to sacrifice the large daisy Petaloo flowers by separating all of the petals and aranging them so that they looked something like crows feathers forming a wing coming off of her shoe.  I topped it off with a Petaloo bloom and added that cute little skull as a center.

My final project is this card.  I used one of my all-time favorite ATC images; that beautiful witch.  Isn't she elegant?  I used some more Petaloo Blooms and embossed them with Ranger's Bridal Embossing Tinsel.  I love the grey hue that it cast over the lime green blooms.  Perfecto!

I decided to use a thin green ribbon from May Arts and create a ruffle around the circle with the number 31 on it.  I love the way it turned out.

I layered it all over some distressed and peeled Coredinations black cardstock.  I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see some more jaw dropping projects from my other team members.

Coredinations - Black, Orange & Purple Cardstock CLICK HERE
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy blooms in Purple Majesty, Lime and Tangerine CLICK HERE
Petaloo - Darjeeling Collection in orange (sienna) CLICK HERE
May Arts Ribbons CLICK HERE

Thank you!  Hugs,

PS...Make sure you visit the Coredinations BLOG & Facebook Page for more details on how to win some of their awesome paper packs AND the May Arts BLOG & Facebook Page to win some of their divine ribbons PLUS get some amazing Holiday ideas from their Design Teams!!


Pendra said...

Wow, each project was totally different but so creative and beautiful! You are so talented, just love looking at your creations!

lost coast scrapper said...

Wow, your work is just incredible!!!!! I love your blog and the close-ups!!!!

Robin Shakoor said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous!

bethann said...

wow, and wow again. these projects are so stunning. who makes the ATC (a stamp i presume) it is a must have.

JustYolie said...

Oh WOW!!! All of them are gorgeous!!