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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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Swirlydoos December Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos December Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! We are having a party and you are all invited. If you came here from Bo Bunny's Blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoo's 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!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!


I loooooooove Christmas at Swirlydoos!!!  Krissy really knows how to put a kit together that embodies all of the bling, sparkle and warmth of this truly magical season.  Our main kit and add on kits were full of Bo Bunny, G45, Petaloo, TPC Studios, Ranger products, Prima, May Arts......OMG the list just goes on and on and on.

This is a page I call  Christmas' Past and I created it for this month's SwirlyHues contest that will be unveiling on our blog on the 17th.  This is my DD.  She wasn't quite 1.  Time goes by so quickly.

I used card stock from the add on to create the majority of this page.  I stamped and embossed around the edges, stamped the music notes and punched a lace edge.  I also dry embossed one of the Christmas trees and added in some of my most favorite berries from Petaloo.  I'm really having a love affair with that gorgeous fabric trim with the bling.  


Working with this kit was like making a timeline.  I went through my piles of photos and found myself just smiling at each of her Christmas pictures.  Makes me wish for some of those days back and at the same time makes me excited to think about the next new experience as she gets older.  *sigh*  Anywho, this is the kiddo when she was 3.  Little Miss Thing!!  Ain't she all that and a bag of chips?!  LOL  She is working it in this photo and the song Santa Baby just really seems to fit.

I was kind of going for a wrapped package look with this.  I had fun curling the paper like I would ribbon.  I painted and glittered-up a few Dusty Attic snowflakes.

I took a bit of time working with this acrylic ornament.  First I took a piece of paper from G45's Christmas Emporium and scanned it.  Then I copied it onto a transparency in black and white. I used glossy accents to adhere it to the acrylic.  I needed to give it a background so I trimmed some patterned paper and placed it behind the transparency.  Then I used a stamp and embossing powder to create the flourish.  I finished it off by adding some stickles around the edge, added some pearls from the Bling Me Baby add on and the metal reindeer from the embellishment add on.


This page was created for the sketch.  My sketches always take on a life of their own. This is my kiddo when she was in kindergarten.  We went to the local mall where they have an indoor, antique carousel and I took our Christmas pictures there.  She has always loved carousels, and probably always will.

This is another acrylic ornament from the kit.  I used Cranberry Alcohol Ink to give it that great red color.  Then I dry embossed the swirls on to it and went one step further and heat embossed the swirls with white and glittery embossing powder.  I added some gold stickles to give it a top and dressed it up with a ribbon and some flowers.


Here is a card I made.  I fussy cut the mini music sheet from the G45 paper and added some molding paste with my finger to create a snowy effect.  While the paste was still wet I sprinkled on some glitter.  


This month's project kit contained this awesome acrylic stocking from Clear Scraps and everything you see here except for that metal Santa embellishment; that is from the main kit.  I really had a lot of fun making this.

It is kind of hard to see, but that big blue snowflake is also acrylic.  There were 3 in the kit.  I used Pearl and Stream alcohol ink to give them their color.  Then I cut, heated and bent the top one to create a snowflake flower.  I glued it to the bottom one and added a poinsettia in the center.  I finished them off by adding some pearls from the kit on each tip.

I stamped a Christmas sentiment and added molding paste and glitter to give it a snowy look.

After inking and then adhering this gorgeous paper to the back side of the acrylic, I used some white rub ons from my stash that look like stitching.  I added another snowflake flower cluster near the bottom and fussy cut out a ticket.  

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by.  I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.  X's & O's!!!!  

You have until midnight, eastern time, on December 16th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all SIX blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
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 words are "but a person"

All winners will be randomly drawn. Winners will be posted over on the Swirlydoos blog on the 17th, which also happens to be the same day December's SwirlyHues Contest is unveiled. YAY!
Have a great time!!!! The block party continues over at Petaloo's Blog.

81 comments:

diana said...

marvalous christmas LO's.
just love what you have done with them

Beth Hallgren said...

Wow! What great ideas and beautiful work :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous as usual! Thanks for sharing on this blog hop!

PamS said...

Your projects are amazing. I am in awe of your talent. Thank you for sharing and giving me some inspiration today.

Jolaine Frias said...

All of your projects are so stunning beautiful! And your DD is just adorable!

Merrihew said...

Having a great time at the Block Party! Gorgeous projects, Lisa! Thanks for sharing how you did the details!

Cheryl

Amarilys said...

oh my! these projects are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Lisa! :)

scrappyhappymom said...

WOW! I'm so glad I found your blog. Your amazingly talented! I love all your layouts and projects. Thanks so much for sharing them!

Nicole said...

OH MY GOD! What amazing artwork!!! I love every single project you shared... the Swirlydoos kit is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristin Michelle said...

that stocking is incredible....as are all your creations!!

connie said...

I became a follower of your blog. BEAUTIFUL projects! Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

Ange said...

Wow! Your projects are just... WOW! Love all the detail you put into them and the snow, brilliant!! Your daughter is beautiful, what fun photos to scrap.

Caralisa said...

I have been a follower and a fan of yours for quite some time. I'm always "stalking" your blog or gallery at SB.com to see what gorgeous layout or project you've created. These newest projects do not disappoint - absolutely AMAZING!

Miriam Prantner said...

Amazing projects! Those layouts are just gorgeous, and I LOVE the expression on her face in the second one. I really love that card with the music sheet. The papers are gorgeous, and the faux snow is perfect. Thanks!

Jax said...

Love what you've done with the acrylic pieces, especially the one with the black and white Santa transparency. Can't wait to get my December kit!

Shari said...

your projects are amazing, love your embelishments!

Kerys said...

Such fantastic projects and products! I love them all! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! Off to become a follower! :-) x

Debbie said...

Your projects are gorgeous as always!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Love what the Swirley girls did with the Bo Bunny and the amazing kits Krissy puts together!

DenieseC said...

These projects look like tons of fun! Loved the carousel. Thanks for sharing.

Cherished said...

Hi On the blog hop

kathy said...

Wow what a kit to be able to work with, the papers and embelishments are making me drool LOl. You truely must of had fun. thanks for sharing

mow180 said...

I just love what you have created. Thank you for sharing the idea of the Santa transparency. I will try that as I have one piece of Christmas paper left that I just couldn't use because I love it so much LOL.

bethann said...

sigh, these are so gorgeous. i am in awe

Mark said...

All I can say is beautiful!!!!!

CorinaT said...

I really enjoyed looking at all your layouts and the closeup shots...loved them all!! Thanks for sharing.

EFI said...

Oh my Goodness, Lisa!!!! I don't know what to say! So much gorgeous inspiration!!!! All you creations are absolutely stunning!!!! I can not wait to receive my Christmas kit! At Get Creative, we have also a challenge using the Christmas wrapping paper and ribbons to create a layout or card. And your layouts are sooo elegant, with so many handmade embellishments!!! Woooow!!!! Bravo and thank you again : )
Enjoy your Christmas holidays!!!

RobinG said...

WOW what truly amazing art you have created...absolutly stunning!!! thank you for sharing

csparky61 said...

WOW...I think that about covers it. Lisa, your creations are fabulous, and I think I just may hop over to the Swirlydoos website and see about signing up.

JaniceA said...

Your work is amazing!
Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

L. Akins said...

Wow... Amazing work!! Gorgeous layouts and the stocking seem fun!

Liz said...

that stocking is just toooo perfect! I have a chipboard stocking that I may try to do by scrap-lifting yours! such amazing work! thanks for the inspiration!

Lynne Forsythe said...

just JAW DROPPIN GORGEOUS GIRLIO!!! love every last detail!!!

cin2273 said...

WOW... Gorgeous! Thanks to the block party for sending me your way!
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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your work is out of this world inspiring!!! I am so excited to be a new follower, and thank you for the details on how you made various parts of your projects! Can't wait to see more!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Amazing work. I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

Lisa said...

My word Lisa!!!!!!!! I just looking at your projects. You do such fab work. These are stunning!!

marcia said...

The stocking is my favorite! Although I also really like the acrylic santa ornament. Enjoy your dd but don't worry, it keeps on being fun as they get older!

Kim said...

These layouts and cards are amazing. Syd is such a cutie patootie. Love what you did with the stocking. I have been a follower for a while.

Hey Jude said...

gorgeous

Carol L said...

This is my first time blog hopping and visiting your page but I intend to come back. Wonderful designs.

Joelle said...

Gorgeous as always! Your pages are just amazing!!

Shetzers Designs said...

Love the layouts... especially Santa Baby!!! What a great way to showcase such an adorable little one.

Robin Shakoor said...

These projects are phenomenal my dear! That stocking is absolutely amazing!

Karen Shady said...

Hi LISA. Im not hopping this time. Juast called in to have a look around,. I love what you did with this kit. Your DD is just adorable. I am a new follower xx

Bec. said...

Beautiful layouts. I usually do digital but these layouts make me want to go back to traditional.

Linda said...

Beautiful layouts!
Beautiful layouts!
Thank you for sharing. So glad to find you with your wonderful techniques. And happy holidays to you as well!

chrisross said...

absolutely gorgeous layouts. TFS

joyce said...

I admire all your pretty details.

Linda Kolander said...

Amazing Work!

Linda Pekrul said...

wow wow wow. You've outdone yourself with this kit Lisa. I absolutely LOVE every single thing!

CarolM said...

Beautiful work and fabulous kit. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

trav_shelle said...

SO beautiful. You have given me soo much inspiration and ideas on how to use more traditional christmas colours with children/baby photos! Thank you so so much!

Erica Ortiz said...

Lisa..you totally kick butt! I just LOVE your style! Amazingly beautiful LO's!

Memories by Manda said...

Your work is gorgeous - I love all the layers and border punches.

echo said...

Oh my goodness. Everything is stunning. I am amazed by your talent

Lilie said...

These are gorgeous gorgeous pages!!!!
I just became a follower!!!

Theresa said...

Love all the detail. Been a follower for a while because I love how you put things together. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Sandydee said...

Oh My! I'm in love with your layouts and projects. I also know what you mean by getting some of those days back. Both my boys are grown and I have Santa pics to scrap and after seeing yours, also have some great ideas.

Erin Smetak said...

Gorgeous creations!!!! I am amazed!

Jackie G said...

Your lo's always leave me speechless because they are soooo amazing! I wish I had your creativity!

merrymstamper said...

Your creations are amazing!!! the details and thought to each one is gorgoeus! wow. TFS.

Pascale B. said...

Amazing as always! Your projects are such inspiration. Thaks for the chance to win!

PG said...

Hi Lisa,

I am going to have to come visit more often to see your fantastic work. I am starting school in January so no kits for me for awhile. I guess I will just be drewling.

Patti

Char said...

Amazing projects and such great techniques!

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

wowZERS what stunning projects. Your so very very talented. Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us today.
Happy Holidays & Happy ScrappinScrappingmammama~ ustoleit@comcast.net

Leah said...

Oh my! What beautiful work. You also had a darling subject to work with.What an inspriration your work is.

Anne/Scrappefruen said...

I don't know what to say about all that you've made. I'm speachless. BEAUTIFUL!!

SueB said...

I am in awe. Your work is ...loss of words...it is just crazy amazing. Your talent is ....See, now words. I am just in love with your work!!! I hope I have enough coffee to get through your blog cuz I think I will be browsing and "oohing & awwing" here for a while.

pooky said...

Your creations get me in the Christmas spirit! So lovely! I'm a follower......tfs!
Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family!

Shelly said...

once again, you have inspired me and make me want to get my kit RIGHT NOW!!! so many wonderful details, i love the molding paste effect, the twirled paper, and the use of stamps from previous kits - soooo beautiful!!!

Tina in Texas said...

Seriously...you continue to amaze me with the stuff you do. Really! I don't know which project I love the most...they are all so beautiful. I love that Acrylic ornament. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Original and gorgeous as always. You are an inspiration.

Elisabeth said...

Oh girl! This is just stunning. I am now itching to get my kit and get scrapping!!!! THanks for the inspiration

Peggy said...

Lisa, these pages and projects are absolutely stunning!!! Love your details and the inspiration that you give!!!!! xoxoxox

nanatam said...

Beautiful!! I especially love the santa embellie you made. I am going to try to make one. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh. Your work is amazing!!!!! All your layouts are jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

Jen said...

Wow! I love all of your creations!! I'm so stunned! They are all so gorgeous! I'm a new follower!!

ErinD said...

Love you Christmas LO, I wish I had half your talent!!! I love it all!

Kathy said...

Your work this month is truly my all time favorite. EVERYTHING is so beautiful I could not begin to pick which I liked the best. All was spectacular and had so much too see. I went over and over your blog. How beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. TY for all the hard work you do for us Swirly sisters. You and your work are pretty incredible. I am kinda in "shock" not right word but your work took my breath away with the beauty to it. AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, YOU ARE TRULY AN OUTSTANDING ARTIST. I think this is your best work (so far).

Manda_K said...

Yowsa!!! You really captured Christmas! Love them all! The Santa ornament is over the top awesome!!

terriK said...

I think I'm finally getting the n
hang of bloghopping. I sure am have fun (it sure is more fun than cleaning the trig)