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, November 7, 2011

Swirlydoos November Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party

Welcome to Swirlydoos November Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! 

That's right, we are having a party and you are all invited. If you came here from Crafter's Workshop then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos blog and pick up the trail from there. 

We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 3 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! But wait! We also have a Guest Designer along for the ride this month, Natasha Naranjo Aquirre!!! *confetti in the air and noise makers galore* There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!



This is a picture of my DD when she was 4.  I love this picture so much, it is one of the few that I have an 8x10 of.  Too cute!  I love how well Glitz and Kaisercraft get along in this kit.


I painted and glittered-up a Kaisercraft chippie and set it along side that delicious resin embellishment from Prima.  I fussy cut a butterfly from some of the kit paper too.  I decided to add some of the white eyelash trim from the kit, behind the resin piece.  I think it brings some softness to the page.




Hello gorgeous!  I adore Petaloo's Glittered Fluers and the velvet minis.  So dainty and girlie!


This is for the sketch that came with the kit.  This is a photo of my DD and her BFF.  This is from 2010.  We were at the state fair and it was the hottest day on record.  Just my luck.  I decided to try my hand at sewing.  OY!  I am determined to get better, so I have to keep working at it.  I'm fairly happy with the result.


My DD's t-shirt says Friends Are Forever, Boys Are Whatever.  I echoed that sentiment on my page.  I painted the Kaisercraft chippie tower and then used some of the rub ons from the kit to embellish it.  I added some more of the white eyelash trim to soften things up and stamped around the outer edge of the circle.  Isn't that bird's nest the cutest!!  


I have a set of new stamps that I have been dying to use and this was my opportunity.  I bought some really whimsical stamps by Dylusions and felt that this striped, swoopy edge was perfect to help frame my picture.  


This is another picture of my little cutie when she was 4.  *sigh* We were at a baby shower and there were these cute little plastic purses with favors in them.  She HAD to have one.  What girl wouldn't?  I once again tried making nice with my sewing machine.  I'm getting there.  LOL


I threw together that large pink flower by using some of the coordinating card stock.  I used my newest favorite punch from Martha Stewart and punched out a small strip from the patterned paper for the center.  Then I topped it off with a little velvet mini beauty from Petaloo.  I created leaves by using a die and pattered paper.  I then used a star shaped stamp I have to create the star.  I folded it in some placed and then used a stylus to "puff" it up.  I wanted a 3-d look to it.  I used pop dots behind it to bring it off the page.

Here is a card I threw together with some of the scraps I had left over from my layouts.  Card making is another thing I am trying to wrap my head around. I'm always in awe of those who create jaw dropping cards.  They make it look so easy. Yah, you know who you are.  I've got my eyes on you.  LOL

I used one of the stamps that came in the embellishment kit, the bird on the branch.  I also used the Eiffel Tower and blue flower rub on from the kit.  I added one of my own Tim Holtz stamps ad there you have it!  I once again made the small leaves from scraps of patterned paper and cut off branches from the Prima branch we received.  Love the Petaloo flowers!


My last project was the writing desk that came in the Project kit.  I did a lot of fussy cutting on this one.  I created the envelope using some of the paper and rub ons that came in the kit.  I took a tip from fellow DT'er Paulien and added gesso to the little black roses that came in the kit.  It softened them up perfectly and gave me a nice shabby effect.


I cut a clock face out and added some crackle accents.  Then I took one of the Kaisercraft chippie locks and distressed it by using crackle accents, silver embossing powder and vintage photo distress ink.  I like the way it came out.



Once again with the sewing and the rub ons.  I'm telling ya, I'm gonna get this sewing thing down!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on November 9th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do: 


  1. Visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already.  Grab a cuppa somethin' and take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way. Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” word and write it down.
  2. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
  3. Finally, head back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.
My special word is BETWEEN


All winners will be randomly drawn. Winners will be posted over on the Swirlydoos blog on the 10th, which also happens to be the same day November's SwirlyHues Contest is unveiled. YAY!
Go forth and have a great time!!!! Your blog hop block party continues over at Petaloo's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  XO, Lisa

100 comments:

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow WOw Wow Wow Wow.... etc....

My gosh Lisa, You have done such amazing projects with this month's kit. All little pieces of art.

Shari said...

Wonderful work of art...those pictures on the LO's are just so adorable!! TFS and a chance to win :)

cvanholstein said...

Hello Lisa,
I came fom Scrapbook.com to visit you blog and read about the blog hop.
Love your work and will definitely follow you! :)
kind regards,
Corina

Sandi Smith said...

Wow...so many gorgeous creations and your sewing looks wonderful!

Karen said...

Good lord, just one project was major eye candy and it just kept going from there, I honestly can't imagine the time you've put into all your beauties :)

wischip said...

Beautiful work, both element and photo subjects! thanks for sharing !!

Amy said...

These are just breathtaking! I am so happy to have found your blog thru this hop and can't wait to go back thru the past posts too!

Amy

Beth said...

I love all of the projects. What a wonderful kit to work with.

Merrihew said...

Oh My! Gorgeous projects, Lisa! Love the writing desk!

Cheryl

Kathy said...

WOW. You must have spent so much time doing all the beautiful projects. After seeing your desk I wish I would have gotten that extra kit. Your work is truly art.

pat said...

Very pretty and detailed!

Cheryl Winget said...

Incredible! Love every project. Laughed when I read about the card you "threw together" from leftovers. Wish my thrown together cards looked like that!

EDONAdesigns said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

J&K said...

Just love everything

Szilvii said...

Wow! Amazing job, love all of them! Thank you for the inspiration.

Jeyatha said...

My god.. all your work lookz awesome.. just love it.. Thanks for this hopping chance..

Jennifer said...

What gorgeous layouts! I absolutely love the detail and the antique, vintage feel! You are very talented!

Jennifer said...

I'm now a follower -- on email and your blog!

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow Wow Wow...... Your work with this month's kit is just soooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Love your punchwork and masking and oh my.... THOSE FLOWERS..... I simply love every single page!!!!!

Kitika said...

The 1st layout is just precious as is your little princess! This has to be the most beautiful project I have ever seen, soo cute!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Lisa girl, you were worked this kit. All of your projects are just FABULOUS. Your stitching is great, and I can't believe you fussy cut those flower for the writing desk. You put in alot of work and it shows. Oh, I forgot, beautiful cards.

Kathi said...

Your work and tutorials are awesome!!

prutsels said...

Blog Hop!

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love your work!! Beautiful, romantic LO and your daugter is so CUTE! No wonder you are inspired!1

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Lisa as always your stuff totally amazes me - Fabulous girl.

Angelica said...

Your work is so lovely Lisa!!!! You know I totally love your writing desk!!!! You worked magic with this kit!

Jax said...

Lovely work, Lisa, as always. The finished pages definitely lived up to the hype caused by your sneak :) Great work on the sewing, and love all the little details.

Kim said...

Just gorgeous Lisa. Sydney is the perfect model. I love your writing desk. I have been a follower for a while.

Nicole said...

What gorgeous projects you have made with this kit!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Monica said...

Wow, Lisa!! Stunning, gorgeous, jaw-dropping..... I'm running out of words to use!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous projects! I am amazed at your writing desk project. I love all the details. Nice job with the kit!

Lisa said...

Totally awesome work Lisa!! Always love the flower clusters, and all the detail you put on a page!!!

Linda Kolander said...

Wonderful Pages thanks for sharing!

María Castillo said...

All the projects are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Joy C said...

Lisa, Such gorgeous creations and your sewing is fine. I should know - I used to make all mykboy's & my clothes and even made my wedding gown.
Joy

Melissa E said...

I am bookmarking this page and your faux metal tutorial! I love, love, love the feminine, artsy, Victorian feel of your projects on this page. I'm so glad I followed this Blog Hop and found your site!

Brenda B said...

The work shown here is amazing. I'll be returning for sure.

pooky said...

love your blog!! I'm following you!!

Romy said...

Wowee...each one of your pages is filled with so many gorgeous details. Your layouts just sparkle and shine with all the prettiness on them:)

Kim H said...

beautiful layouts, love your layering and sewing details. thank you for sharing. Im a new follower.

Amanda said...

Those projects r gorgeous! And what cuties n the pics;) New follower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Pascale B. said...

As a french girl I love all the Eiffel Tower in your LO. ;) Nice as always

DH said...

gosh these projects are all so outtanding!

Heidi Bound said...

Your projects left me DROOLING!

Kathy said...

I love how you cut elements from the pattern paper and use them in your layouts!

Jackie G said...

I absolutely adore your work. You always come up with something even more smashing than the last! Thanks for sharing!

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phamil said...

Lisa, your projects are just dreamy and beautiful! I could not choose a favorite among them, this is such a gorgeous kit!!! I just love seeing what you do each month!!!

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Unknown said...

Lisa, you may consider yourself part of that jaw-droppin' cardmaker club now... I love the little writing desk, too. Very inspiring, m'lady!

Tx,
Amy Armour
(it keeps saying my identity is unknown...)

Arielle said...

Those projects are so beautiful! I love all the small details in them. I'd have to frame every one of them and put them on my walls!

marcia said...

It looks like you made some awesome cards yourself! Very nice work!

Karen Diebolt said...

Wow your work is awesome.

Bonnie D said...

What beautiful work. I love your blog. Having fun and learning

nanatam said...

Amazing, I love the flowers and the bird nest is adorable!

Cherished said...

Amazing projects.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my gosh Lisa! I could stay here all day and look at these projects of yours. In fact, I got lost in your tutorials for a while.... Those pics of your daughter are so sweet - I wish my daughters thought "boys are whatever" :) My youngest is 14 and my other daughter is 17. I have not worked on my scrapbooks for them for sooo long - this blog hop is making me want to tackle them again. But my pages will never look like yours do! These are just gorgeous - I think your sewing on the first one is great - in fact I like the way is kind of wanders - no offense but I think it adds some fun to the page. I have been making cards mostly lately but I am definitely not one of those jaw-droppers - I would like to be :) Your card is beautiful though. That writing desk is breathtaking! My jaw literally dropped when I scrolled to that :) Thanks for sharing these gorgeous projects.

sharon g said...

I love your style, and your use of flowers...

Emily said...

Beautiful work!

Denice said...

Love it all. As for the sewing you are doing great. I have spent many years sewing and find we are our own worst critic. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What amazing LO's and techniques. Love your wonderful work and I'm already a follower. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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Zeffy said...

Hi Lisa...what FANTASTIC work!! your attention to detail is metticulous..I love the trims the lace the cross stitch around the photo...i will dive that a try amongst other things...you are always such an inspiration! thank you....

Pendra said...

These are all so lovely, I just adore your Shabby style!

Susanne said...

Hi Lisa!!! I love your works.... everything you put your fingers on lose my breath... all details you making, wow!!!! Hugs Susanne

Jo-Ann said...

Your layouts are always so inspiring! Beautiful with such great detail! Thank you for sharing.

Natasha said...

So beautiful girl!!!! Love looking at the close-ups!! Thanks for asking me to be a part of this! Such talented team you have! xoxo

Margie said...

Absolutely brathtaking layouts and projects!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

wow, i just love your layouts!
marie-anne

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful work! Your writing desk is FABULOUS!

Katt aka LaLa said...

WOW, your work work is just GORGEOUS! I'm loving them all! TFS :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layouts! So many details to take in!

bethann said...

oooooooh, wow wow wow, stunning each and every one. drooling here w envy

Theresa said...

Love, love, love your layouts. And the cards! Thanks so much for sharing.

PG said...

Hi Lisa,

I think I am going to have to take lessons from you for myself. Your LO are so wonderful and mine look just okay. What do you charge?

Patti

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Lisa, awesome job on all your projects!! I am so amazed at all your beautiful projects!! Love the way you peel back some of the edges on your layouts!!

Li' NaisyDaisy said...

followed everything on your page..TFS!! I'm love your LO's..

PG said...

Lisa has that special touch when it comes to layouts!

Erin Smetak said...

Gorgeous layouts and projects!!! I just LOVE and adore all the small details! Looks like you're winning the sewing machine battle! Looks great!!!

Anniebee said...

Ohmigosh! I am in eye candy overload after seeing all of your gorgeous creations! Really incredible, every single one of them! Thank you so very much for inspiring me to do something beaugiful this week! I saw your layout on the blog hop Petaloo and Quick Quotes had and was so impressed but I didn't think at the time to follow you. I have resolved that problem today! I have a feeling that I'll be a frequent visitor too.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Leah said...

I never ceased to be amazed at your creativity. Am constantly returning to your blog for inspiration and today is no exception. Love all the diversity in projects and color

Peggy said...

Lisa, these stunning projects make NEED this kit with a vengeance!!!!
Awesome designs and awesome details, I'm loving all!!!! (& thanks for the detailed descriptions, I appreciate the tips & ideas.)

Jan said...

Lisa, love the writing desk. It is just beautiful!

donna said...

Hi Lisa,
I am VERY impressed! You blog has
been added to my favs. I can't wait to tell my Sister, but not before I finish the blog hop..lol

She and I have only been scrapbooking for a few years and
are always looking for good tutorials,and great ideas, both of which I have found here, thank you.

PaperJewels said...

Love your projects, Lisa! Just my style! I am now a follower! Keep impressing me!

Cindie said...

I enjoy seeing all the different projects you put together. TFS

Janet Z said...

Your projects are gorgeous!

Erica Ortiz said...

Oh Lisa, simply gorgeous as always! And I'm sure it's a matter of time until you perfect the sewing as well!

Deb said...

you are so artistic! I simply love all these.

fashioncapitalist said...

Love what you've done with the chippies!! And that box is just marvellous... great job!!

LISA said...

Finally I get to "hop"!! Love every project you did with the beautiful kits!! Just beautiful!!

Elle said...

Lisa you have a fabulous blog!

MORMOR said...

I am absolutely in awe of your work. You really know how to put it all together! Beautiful!

merrymstamper said...

gorgeous!!! Exquisite work! Love the details on your LO. Got the word on your blog! :-)

Diana said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! Your work is AMAZING so detaied and just gorgeous.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Shelly said...

Lisa, you take the same kit and take it to a whole new level every single month. i truely love your unique style, so many layers, so varying from LO to LO - and i need to disect and lift one to truely appreciate how much effort you put in each LO.
i also now wish i had ordered the tech add on!! what a gorgeous job you did.

Tina in Texas said...

Lisa, I left a comment yesterday, but do not see it on your blog...I think I did something wrong, so I'm re-posting. You truly create pieces of art. Your work is very inspiring and I just love, love, love it!!!!

Linda said...

What a nice party:-) You make some wonderfull things

Manda_K said...

WOW! you knocked it out this month!! AMAZING!