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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Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Day

I saw this sketch over at Once Upon A Sketch and I knew that I wanted to work with it.  Isn't it pretty?!  Head on over and check it out.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch.  Last night as I was sitting with my daughter watching the festivities on t.v., I couldn't help but think about New Year's Day.  That day to me is so full of hope, new beginnings, a clean slate.  That is what this page represents to me.  A New Day. *cue Nina Simone singing Feeling Good*  Ahhhh, that's the good stuff.  I wanted the overall feeling of my page to be retro-vintage beach.  I think I pulled it off.  

I love adding texture and dimension to my pages.  I used some Molding Paste and a stencil to create these wings.  When it dried, I placed the stencil back over the top and used vintage photo distress ink to make it pop.  I also used a new Crafters Workshop template and added that paint splatter using some mist.

I used a bunch of different flowers from Petaloo and tried to coordinate them with my photo. I used Petaloo Color Me Crazy Tea Stained flowers, Petaloo Expressions Red Fabric flowers, Canterbury Red Berry Pick and I broke apart a Canterbury Rose and Berry Branch in cream.

I hope that New Year's Day brings new hope and excitement to you as well.  Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs & Wishes.

Photo credit:  Stock Photo at 123RF - photographer listed iofoto


Laurie LaRiviere said...

this page is gorgeous, I'm speechless...the details you've put in here are so beautiful!!

Cindy Gay said...

It is a magical feeling, a magical picture and layout!

Linda Pekrul said...

Love, love, love those wings!

Shona said...

really gorgeous Lisa...love the colors and the distressing. Happy New Year!!!!!

joyce said...

Lisa, the colors on this page are fabulous. Beautifully executed. Happy New Year my friend.

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is simply stunner!! For me up here in the cold north in the midst of winter this just draws me in. Love the way you are able to convey such a pleasant summery, carefree feeling thrpogh your art!! Wonderful!
So happy you wanted to share this with us at OUAS!!
Happy New Year to you!

Gerry van Gent said...

Lisa, absolutely stunning take on Nadia`s sketch! Well-done!
Thank you so much for taking the time to participate, sweetie!
Happy New Year ~gerry~

morkaren said...

Flot LO, sejt opsætning og mange detalier. v.h. morkaren.

phamil said...

Lisa.....OMG, OMG!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that picture, and your colors, but all of your pages are just perfect with the color combos! This is just lucious! Thank you so much for joining us for the challenge at OUAS!!!!

Beverly Sams said...

This is such a wonderful layout! You absolutely have the retro thing going on and I love that song!

Irini said...

Lisa, gorgeous gorgeous layout, love the photo love the colours!....love it
Thanks for playing with us at OUAS

Georgia Heald said...

WOW, this is stunning! Love the dimension you have created and the beautiful colors. LOVE it!

Pamela said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!! :)

Irma said...

Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so glad I found your site, I'm a follower now!
Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!

Vibeke said...

Lovely!! So many details. I like this very much:)

Thank you for playing with us in Once Upon A...Sketch.
We have a new sketch in a few days - see you then :)

Lene said...

Love it ! Love all the different colors and the picture !

Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS

Machelle Nelson said...

I love your take on a New Year's page! The colors are great!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love all your elements! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

mahlin said...

Love this colorcombo.. and you´ve so much fun details! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS