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, February 6, 2012

Once Upon A...Sketch and Swirlydoos!

Swirlydoos is sponsoring a month of sketches during February over at Once Upon A...Sketch!  If you haven't already, you really need to head over and check out Nadia's team and the site.  I've made it a goal of mine to try to journal more on my pages. 

Here is the sketch

Journalling Criteria/theme: LOVE
February 14th is Valentines Day here in Australia and in many parts of the world. For this challenge we would like you to create a project about the one MALE you love. And we do not mean just your partner or spouse. We mean any male in your life. 
There you have it.  Here is what I created.
I flipped the sketch on its side and used a picture that I have framed in my house.  This is back about 6 years ago.  We were at a friend's camp and my DD had been swimming in the lake.  Kids never come out of the water even when they are blue!  We finally got her out of the water and all bundled up with her dad.  
I created the circle element from the sketch by using a circle I had cut from scrap paper and I misted over it.  I removed the template and stamped around the edge then used a red pastel to create more of a defining edge.

I am really crazy about the Lille collection from 7Gypsies.  This paper gave me a great backdrop.  

I hid my journaling on this paper.  Pull on those gorgeous Petaloo stick pins and the paper comes up with them revealing my journal notes.

I embossed this watch by Art Parts and then embellished it with all new Petaloo Darjeeling flowers.

Aren't those flowers gorgeous?!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to play over at OUAS


Shona said...

beautiful Lisa :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is simply stunning!!
Love that gorgeous photo!!

MLBaker said...

Love your layout! You really inspire me to go beyond just pictures on paper. Thanks for sharing :)

Cindy Gay said...

So many things to love about this one!

Kim said...

Love this Lisa. Those papers are amzing.

jcm said...

The flowers are stunning