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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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Swirlydoos January Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Happy New Year and Welcome to Swirlydoos January Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! 

If you came here from Petaloo's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 4 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!!?

Introducing, Mystical Winter. 

I based this page on the sketch that came with the kit.  The photo is one I took during our Halloween photo shoot at camp.  I brought it into Photoshop and applied an MCP action to it.  I really LOVE how it looks IRL.  The other two photos I found by searching for copyright free winter images on Bing.

I added this piece of Dusty Attic from my stash.  Between all of the add-on kits, we received 3 bottles of Tattered Angels mist.  I used two of them on this frame and then roughed up the inside edges with my rasp tool.  I stamped off the edge on the one side and then used bronze embossing powder around the outside edges.  I added gesso to the Petaloo Berry Branch to give it a wintery look.  I also misted, then heat embossed with silver, the Prima Roses.


This is a photo of my little Wonderland Cutie when she was just 2 years old. Awww.  This page is the beginning of my Hide & Peek Series over at Swirlydoos!

I used my Tattered Florals and Leaves die to create these whimsical blooms and leaves. I used some of the bling from our Bling Me Baby kit to dress up my blooms.  We received a strand of pom-pom string (I don't know how else to describe it LOL) and I decided to cut it into pieces and add it to my flower cluster.


I used a chipboard shape from a mini book as a template for my card stock. I dry embossed it, then heat embossed it with bronze in some places and finally used some gold ink to highlight other areas.  I punched 2 holes along the edge and then threaded ribbon through it.  Notice the metal photo corner there on the edge.  Wellll, pull it toward you and this is what you get.....


Sometimes I have a series of photos that were taken at the same time and I may not want them to be front and center, but I still like them.  Soooooo, I decided to make a mini book on my page.  Close it back up and no one knows!  Hide and Peek!


I am hosting this month's SwirlyHues Blog Challenge at Swirlydoos.  This is my example page for our color challenge.  This is my kiddo at her 5th birthday party.  That was 5 years ago this month.  *sniff...someone please pass a tissue* We went to a Nature Preserve which is literally a stone's throw away from home.  It was so cold that day.  The camp counselor walked the kids down to a frozen beaver damn.  It was beautiful; frozen in time and all glittery in the sun.  The counselor showed the kids what the logs look like when the beavers chew them and then showed the kids how they could do it too.....on pretzel sticks!  LOL  It was really cute.


I made this flower, and the two other blue ones, using the stamp set that came in our kit!


 I used bling from our Bling Me add on to embellish this piece of Dusty Attic.  I also used two different embossing powders on it.  The large white snowflake was made using the stamp set from the main kit and gesso that came in our technique kit! Voila! 


You have until midnight, eastern time, on January 15th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the 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, go back here 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 : "they"

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR VISITING ME TODAY!!!! XOXOXO, Lisa

The party continues over at Prima's blog.  Have fun!

118 comments:

Pips said...

As allways youve created the most Fantastc pages. The colors are Amazing - and the flowers you made are gorgeous! Soo looking forward to get my january kit! Happy New Year!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

A M A Z I N G work!!!! So so beautiful. Geez Lisa..... I love everything you created with this month's kit!!!!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

HOLY CRAP Lisa...total AMAZINGNESS!! to say the least!!

Else Slipsager said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your LOs. I got really inspired. Thanks

Renate said...

Wow!! What lovely layouts you've made! Amazing :)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Just hopping along..love your work and already follow this blog :)

Ewelina said...

Amazing blog! What lovely layouts!

Sandi Smith said...

Wow...you have outdone yourself once again...amazing creations!

artbypam said...

Very inspirational blog!

WendyG said...

You never cease to amaze me with your artistic brilliance my friend. Stunning projects as always!!!

Jax said...

Wow, Lisa, this kit was meant for you! Every one of your LO's just knocks it out of the park. Stunning.

Bev said...

WOW! and WOW! What aBeautiful Kit this must have been and what you have done with it is nothing short of AMAZING. This is the first time I have ever done a BLOG Hop and I can't believe the incredible Talent I have been missing. You are so Creative and such an Inspiration. I have become a Follower and will be back often to see what you are doing. This is just STUNNING Art. Many Thanks for the pleasure you have given me....

Heidi Kelley said...

Lisa, WOW! Your work is so gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Such inspirational layouts! I have to say that the pictures are fabulous and your use of the kit is just genius! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Amarilys said...

ok, these layouts are absolutely gorgeous Lisa! Love your handmade flowers and all the little details!

Jolaine Frias said...

WOW! Gorgeous work with this kit!

Ellie said...

LOVE this layout! I had a look on your blog, so much inspitration here!

Laura said...

absolutely stunning work. Thanks for sharing.

scrappygal said...

Each and every one is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am loving this inspirational hop!

Joelle said...

Wow! Each and every one of your pages... Wow! Loving this and can't wait to see this Hide and Peek series! You make Swirlydoo's great with your incredible energy and dedication! Thank you!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!!

bethann said...

stunning as always, the details are so captivating. i really want this kit

Theresa said...

Wonderful as always! Such inspiration. Already a follower by RSS feed.

Kathy C said...

Lisa...love your work and this is just as amazing....very creative and inspiring.....

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning work Lisa - all the layouts are fantastic and such super use of the products. I normally visit your blog through Swirlydoos, but I'm now following!

Merrihew said...

Amazing LO's, Lisa! Can't wait to get this kit! Loving the blog hop!

Cheryl

maggie warke said...

beautiful layout and fabulous colours. A lovely blog

L. Akins said...

Wow... I am loving every one of these layouts!

Myrto said...

All you gilrs impressed me with your projects this month.Congrats!

Kim said...

Amazing. Loving the hide and peek. There are so many inspiring things here.

Marjie Kemper said...

Okay, I'm not going to echo Lynne's comment because I don't know you yet but WOW do I echo her sentiment! Your pages are drop dead gorgeous. So glad to have found your blog. I'm off to become your newest follower.

Monica said...

Every time I am blown away by the gorgeous layouts you make and these are no exception. GORGEOUS!!!

Vicky Alberto said...

Amazing work as always - wonderland is priceless and your techniques are beautiful my dear! TAG, you're it!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

You are amazing.

Angela said...

Nice LO! I love those seeds-on-a-wire thingy.

EFI said...

Woooooow!!!!! Your work is absolutely stunning!!!! Just perfect!!! Love, love, love

Vicki said...

Simply amazed by your projects! I can't wait to get this kit. Thanks.

Женя Joy_L said...

wonderful LO and details

KimberlySue said...

Lisa, I love your work. You proved great ideas. Thanks

Jessica Wekenman said...

Your LO's are so gorgeous! I love your photography and color choices! Your layering is fantastic! Very inspirational!

nanatam said...

Your work always blows me away! Just beautiful!!

Ann Cicilie said...

Stunning! Love what you've made!

Miranda's Place said...

Your projects are truly amazing!!!

Shanna Shands said...

Okay the photos are really precious. I love the layouts. Great job with all the extra embellies too!

pooky said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am aw struck! your layouts are amazing!!!!

Lillian Child said...

One word just about covers my thoughts on your creative style ... WOW !!! Just discovered your blog on this fun hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

Cindy Lou said...

Elegant LO's! You have used everything to it's maximum capability and created such enchanting beauty. Thanks for inspiring!

scrappin_in_AK said...

awesome photos and pages

Andrea Diaz said...

Lisa, I love your idea of incorporating a mini book into the Wonderland LO. I always have extra photos that I want to include and this is a great way to do it.

Scrapbookdoll said...

just adore these layouts!!!
marie-anne

Rosjen said...

You are a true artist in my eyes!!! Love you, girl xxx

Jerzey Girl said...

WOW!! Waht an Amazingly Beautiful Lay Out!!! The detail the color are just popping...WOW!!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

amazing LO`s! love them so much! Happy hopping! x

grammypame said...

Wow you have amazing talent love the layouts and your placement! Wow wow! thanks for sharing
Hugz

kantig34 said...

Lisa, your work is so amazing! I am always inspired by a visit to your blog!

xoxobye said...

Love the project.

Shelly said...

your LO's always make me itch for my kit - beautiful as always!!!!

Debbie Flowers said...

WOW! This is my first time visiting your blog. Totally blew me away. Love your work and all the tutorials. Will definitely visit you often.

Tracy said...

I love love love the color combinations on your projects, very noice ;) Thanks for sharing!!!

eyes2theocean said...

Absolutely lovely layouts... Colors, format everything is beautiful!

JaniceA said...

Amazing LOs, pictures, flowers.
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

izunika said...

Wonderful

4Him said...

Beautiful designs. Enjoyed looking around your site.

Leonie Castro said...

Such detail in your work it's gorgeous!!! I love the colors you have chosen never thought that turquoise will go well with brown! I am inspired! tyfs
hugs,
Leonie

marla said...

What amazing colors and wonderful flowers you created on your layouts!!

Lynda said...

I love you beautiful layouts.Thanks so much for sharing.

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Oh MY--these are over the top gorgeous.

Nancy S said...

The most amazing layouts! Beautiful.

Amanda said...

These LO's r beautiful! I luv the "Hide & Peek" LO;) Follower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com
blog~www.scrappinangel-amanda.blogspot.com

sharon g said...

I especially love the blue berries! NICE

Linda Pekrul said...

Every layout is just GORGEOUS Lisa!

Heidi Bound said...

Your attention to details is AMAZING!

Robin Shakoor said...

All of your layouts are absolutely beautiful! You are an amazing talent!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Oh my goodness, such gorgeous eye candy here! I'm now following your blog, I love your beautiful creations!

Kimberly said...

Yoo are one of the most talented people! I love you work!!!

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Beautiful layouts & I love the Hide & Peek!

terriK said...

this kit is so gorgeous. Love your work

Angelica said...

Girl, I dont' even know where to start!!!!! All your pages are just gorgeous!!! I can't just pick one as my fav!!!! ((HUGS))

Noaleen said...

Love the snow babies they are so gorgeous, so is the layout

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely layouts! Beautiful details!

Memories by Manda said...

WOW! Such gorgeous layouts and all so detailed and layered. Love the hidden journaling on #2 - thanks for sharing

Machelle Nelson said...

Oh, wow!!! They're fantastic!

Karen said...

Wow, wow, wow! I am blown away!! Your work is so amazing! I love how you made the mini book and used the photo corner as the tab. I also love your embellie clusters. Oh, and I've never seen a real beaver dam. I bet it's SO cool!!

Rea' said...

Awesome layouts... so much detail, love the flower details especially daughter's layout with the furry hood. Love the name of your blog also !

Amy said...

Thanks so much for your great descriptions of how you did everything - I never thought to emboss on the flowers!

Dil said...

Loving all the blue glitter!

Julia Cheang said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing work - so inspiring!

Kathy said...

Your work in the last year has become so spectacular. I enjoy following you.

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

I love your layout, the colors embellishment's!! Everything is beautiful. So glad to have found you!

Amy 29 said...

Wow i just L.O.V.E. your work i'm a follower to you blog now. I have seen your work on scrapbook.com your projects are always in my favorits there stunning!!
Amy:)

rush said...

i love the floral spray on the first one! thank you for sharing.

Debbie Buckland said...

Awesomely stunning pages!

samara84 said...

Lovely LO's.

michaela said...

wonderful, I follow :) Michaela

Sandydee said...

Lisa, I love your work. I'm such a fan and what you did with this kit just reenforces this (am aslo a BIG fan of Swirlydoos).

csparky61 said...

Stunning work. The Bo Bunny collection teamed up with all the other wonderful goodies and a super talent make this all happen. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

WOW I have never been to your bog before - and your layout just blew me away!! I love the snowflake out of gesso - can't wait to get out kit!! I definitely am subbing to your blog!!

Lisa said...

OMGosh Lisa I have just drooled all over my computer and hope I don't get a shock!!! These are works of art girl!!!!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

your work is beautiful!! thank you for leaving comments on my blog!! its much appreciated!!

skbelka said...

Wonderful LO's!

Detra said...

Your pages are absolutely beautiful!

Kisha said...

Your work is more than fantastic, it's truly amazing!! I love everything. Beautiful work!

Elisabeth said...

These layouts are simply divine. Sooo pretty

Tina in Texas said...

As always, you continue to out-do yourself. I just love everything you do. I'm already a follower and an addict. :-)

P.S. (I sure do appreciate all your tutorials).

Jan Garber said...

WOW, what amazing pages! Am now a follower, for sure! Thanks for all your tips!

Laila said...

your LO are amazing!!!

MezzaNotte said...

so lovley creations. I adore your works.
Inspiring and looking forward to more.

Peggy said...

Scrumptious pages, my dear Lisa, you've got me drooling with anticipation for my kit!!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So many beautiful textures and accents! I love your pictures too, the black and white with these colors are beautiful together! Thank you!
Lisa

Rene' said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! What beautiful layouts. I love your style.

Andrea Slee said...

Wow! Such stunning work!!! You worked magic with that kit!

Jillian said...

Lisa, I am already a follower of your blog. Everything you do seems to be stunning. So appreciate your generosity in giving explicit details. You are my No.1 'go to' whenever I log on. You never fail to inspire me. Thank you sooooo much.

Penny said...

Beautiful work, great looking kit! Love Penny

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Such inspirational layouts! I have to say that the pictures are fabulous and your use of the kit is just fantastic!
Thank you so much for sharing I am already a follower
Have a wonderful weekend
Big huges and kisses from Brazil
Cynthia

ewilliams1328 said...

I love, love your work. The hide and peek is so fun.

ingrid said...

oh my....gorgeous creations!!

mia.t said...

Colourful and detailed layouts with cutie photos!

ms.schwiet said...

I had to stop by to tell you I'm stunned...amazed and left standing in a puddle of drool.... I always love your work but this set of work is perfection