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, December 26, 2011

Petaloo & Graphic 45 - A match made in heaven!

It is Petaloo & Graphic 45 Inspiration Week!!!

These two amazing companies are pairing up this week.  There are chances to win prizes at each blog.

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Wow, wow, wow!  Those of you who know me, know that I love all things vintage.  These things have a story to tell if you listen.  WELL, Graphic 45 never disappoints when it comes to warm and vintage and pair that up with Darjeeling and it is a match made in heaven.

 I decided to take a wooden book box and transform it into a Paradise Wish Box.  This can be used to hold vacation treasures or pictures of places you hope to go someday.  This is the book cover and I really love how rich the colors are.  Tell me those Darjeeling flowers aren't perfect!  The colors are soooo deep and yummy and perfectly sized to accent this project.

 I used some of the Tropical Travelogue chipboard embellishments on my cover.  I added a jump ring and hung a tag from it.  I also added some Advantus Metal Wing embellishments.  When I think of tropical places I think of warm breezes and the feeling of being free from everyday life.  The metal wings symbolize that for me.  I bent the chipboard tickets and rounded them to give my cover some added dimension.

I really, really love this paper. The pattern, the color...all of it.  I used some additional chipboard pieces as well as a sticker to embellish my binding.

I used the chipboard file tabs for a way to easily open the box.  I embellished the inside of the box with more chipboard.  I also fussy cut some other images and added a few calendar bingo cards.  I tucked a few Petaloo Mini Darjeeling flowers in the corners.  We will be using this box to store some favorite mementos and picture of places we would like to go.

This is a picture of my niece and my DD.  It was taken in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in March of 2008.  Aren't they cute!  We had family from Florida meet us in the Outer Banks for a family vacation.  It was such a nice week for the kids.

 I'm going on record right now and saying that I HAVE TO HAVE A TRUCK LOAD OF THOSE WHITE DARJEELING TEA STAINED LEAVES!!!! Aren't they gorgeous?

Thank you so much for stopping by and please make sure to go to Petaloo's and G45's blogs for a chance to win some amazing prizes!!

XO, Lisa


Cindy Gay said...

What beautiful creations!

Beverly Sams said...

The layout is gorgeous and the box is phenomenal! Beautiful work!

Lisa said...


Bente Fagerberg said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a great project idea! I just love those jewel colours,too!

Merrihew said...

Lisa, that altered book box is awesome!