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, December 23, 2011

Dear Santa - Petaloo

This is such a magical time of year in so many ways.  For me, one of the best things about this time of year is watching my daughter.  She gets so excited and just can't contain herself; the jumping up and down, randomly belting out Christmas songs (at some inappropriate times LOL), the squeeling, the screaming, the eyes bulging so widely I can't believe they stay in her head, and the genuine look of surprise and utter excitement.

There is a park about a mile from our house and during the winter they convert a back parking lot into an ice skating rink.  We like to go really early in the morning when we have the park to ourselves.  There is a creek the runs next to the rink and it is such a wonderful thing when everything is quiet and all you can hear are the blades against the ice and the water tumbling down the creek.   I took this picture about 4 years ago while we were ice skating.  It is one of my all time faves and I've scrapped it a few times.  Can you hear the song "All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth"?

 I looooooooove the Candied Poinsettias!  They bring such a feeling of light to my projects.

Look at that gorgeous Color Me Crazy Open Rose! I nestled it in among the Candied Poinsettias and a Canterbury Poinsettia and Berry Branch.  To me, this screams Christmas Bouquet.  Just beautiful.

I had this gorgeous Dusty Attic Chippie in my stash.  It is a set and I think it is supposed to be an iron gate.  BUT, when I took them out of the package I knew immediately that they made a perfect snowflake.  I painted them with my Adirondack Dabber and then added some Diamond Stickles in places.  I finished them off with a gorgeous jewel.  I like to play with molding paste and it makes a perfect snowy look.  I dabbed some onto my page with my finger and sprinkled glitter over it while it was still wet.

From my family to yours, they Merriest of Christmases and a Happy New Year!!

XO, Lisa


Angelica said...

OMG!!! This is fantastic Lisa!!! How adorable that is pic of Syd!! Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas!! Love YA!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Love your layout Lisa. It's just so Christmassy and sweet. Have a great Christmas!

Robin Shakoor said...

I love every inch of this layout. You are magnificent!