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, February 8, 2012

Swirlydoos Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' February 

Blog Hop Block Party!!

 
Welcome to Swirlydoos February Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! If you came here from Lynne'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 2 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! There are 3 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

I really love the colors and warmth of this paper.  I ran a Vintage Summer Florabella action on my photo and it made everything feel like summer.  This page is based on the monthly sketch that came with the kit.

I made my own flowers using paper from the kit and some dies from Spellbinders.  We had some Kaisercraft pearl brads in the kit and I used those as my flower centers.  Then I added some pearls to dress them up a bit.
I fussy cut one of the green butterflies from this paper.  It was going to end up hidden by my picture, so I fussy cut it out and then photo copied it so I could have a matching pair.  I dressed them up with some Patina Stickles.  I also fussy cut a few gorgeous green flowers from one of the K&Company papers.  I fussy cut the scalloped-lacey edge off of a die cut paper and used it to dress up my circle.

Ummm, yup....I really love this paper from FabScraps.  The torn paper exposing wood is so pretty.  I grabbed this photo during a camping trip last year.  My DD was waiting for her friends to arrive for the weekend.  

I used my one of my favorite templates with molding paste.  While the paste was still wet I dusted it with fairy dust glitter and then pushed some glass beads into it in places.    After it dried I sprayed above them with some mist and then used a paint brush and dipped it into the mist to to paint my wings.

I used the stamp that came with the main kit and embossed the edge of my photo.  

I love pictures of little piggies!  This was taken a few years back, and it is one of my favorite pictures.  Always brings a smile to my face.  

I added some fabric to my page, but first I put some multi medium on it to help stiffen it.  Then, just before it dried I crinkled it up in places and used my heat gun to shrink the fabric in other places.


I made this large flower using Clearly for Art film.  We got some in our Technique kits.  This stuff is so cool!  I used my tattered florals die and heated the petals until they had the shape I was looking for.  I used a paint brush and Liquid Pearls as well as some glitter to dress it up.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visit more than you know.  

XO, Lisa

You have until midnight, eastern time, on February 10th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on February 11th.  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 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 : "mistake"

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

103 comments:

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my darling goodness.... when I look at all these beautiful pages... really... breath taking pages.... I just want to be you for 1 day!!!!!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

GIRL.....your creations blew me away...PURE AMAZINGNESS!!

Melissa S. said...

Such beautiful work. I am a great fan of fussy cutting and the Art Film is most intrigueing. I will look for some to try. Beautiful projects. Love the little piggies too.

Manda_K said...

LOVE!!! The wings are amazing and your flowers rock!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Gorgeous work. I love all those beautiful embellishments.

Michelle said...

WOW - just wow! I love the idea with the stamp and embossing on the edge of your photo. This is so pretty!

eleele said...

Fantastic! I love the idea with embossed butterfly! The embellishments are so cute. very pretty.

kantig34 said...

LOVE what you have done with this kit, Lisa. As always there is so much detail in your work. I find something new each time I look at one of your layouts. Must try the wings and molding paste! It is a fab technique! TFS!

Beth said...

So glad Petaloo advertised this hop on my email......what wonderful work you ladies do! Beautiful!

Margie said...

I love all of the stunning details!! Gorgeous flowers!

Vicky Alberto said...

Love how you worked those papers in your awesome style!

Merrihew said...

Your LO's from this kit are gorgeous, Lisa! Love them all!

Cheryl

Cathi O'Neill said...

I am new to Swirlydoos, just signing up now, but the talent of the design team is just amazing as well as the kits, wonderful layouts!

Pascale B. said...

Gorgeous layouts! I love what you have done

pala said...

You are my inspiration!

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Super gorgeous layout!!! Your flowers are amazing and all of the colors go so well together! Thank you for sharing!
Hugs
Juliana

Nicole said...

Your style is SO pretty Lisa! I am totally in admiration! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa said...

Lisa these are fabulous!!! Beautiful work as always!!!

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous!

Vicki Morris said...

just one word STUNNING - thanks for all the inspiration :)

kbgirlygirl said...

WOW!! Such beautiful art here!! I am a new follower!

Leslie
kbgir00@yahoo.com
ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com

Debbie Y. said...

Girlie...it scares me to death even imagine what you would do if you had a big scrappyspace! Any better than you are doing would be a crime!! Your work is amazing!!
I'm coming back for a l-o-n-g look at everything later. See you back at "home."

Donna H said...

So beautiful! A wonderful use of warm and cool colors.

Serene said...

I can't pick a favorite. They are all wonderfully beautiful. Amazing work. Simply amazing!!!

Carissa said...

You have some beautiful layout skills! TFS your talent

Patty said...

Beautiful layouts!!

scapmanufaktur said...

...gorgous and the fotos are so cute. Love your style.

Joye Meyer said...

Love your pictures! Your layouts are gorgeous. Blessings, JJ

Tracie said...

Hi Lisa! I'm a new follower along for the blog hop. Very beautiful work. Love your tutorials too! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Renee77 said...

Oh my your pages are amazing the details are breath-taking. Just beautiful!!!

Beth said...

Amazing details! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kc said...

These layouts are gorgeous! They give me many ideas

Al Hannah said...

This blog hop is amazing ... all the work I am seeing is so inspirational. I'm loving circles at the moment, so the first layout with the scallop edges really caught my eye :)

DebiJ said...

I am overwhelmed with the loveliness of all your pages...such work, such creativity & I can tell a lot of love went into each one. Thank you for letting me check out your gorgeous blog!

Jax said...

Gorgeous, Lisa. Love that Fab Scraps paper, and your LO is just divine. Beautiful work on all the fussy cutting in the first LO.

Sandra said...

I follow your blog because your work is amazing and I love these LOs because of the beautiful cutting and techniques.

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Each one is absolutely gorgeous! That first one really does FEEL like summer!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous layouts Lisa.... Nice work with the modeling paste.

Amy said...

So many techniques on this layout I want to try. Definitely love the raised paste butterfly as well as the idea of embossing on the corner of my photo. Thanks so much!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning layouts Lisa. I love how you have used so much of thr individual papers in so many different ways. The flowers are beautiful!

Sandi Smith said...

It is always a treat to visit your blog! Stunning creations and I LOVE the embossing on the photo.Will be trying that!

Dee in N.H. said...

I am speechless here!!! Seriously! Such an eye for detail, these pages are just amazing!!!!!

Kisha said...

Beautiful!! I giggle each time I receive an email update from your blog, because I know you've created something awesome.

Suz said...

beautiful projects I love your style

Pat said...

Beautifully done! I love the texture you add to your pages!

annemikaeli said...

This is seriously fun, thank you ladies. Such gorgeous work.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Amazing as always - I want my kit.

Peggy said...

My goodness, Miss Lisa, not only do I find some stunning pages here, but some awesome techniques and ideas to um, er borrow!!!!
Seriously, thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!

Jackie G said...

Your work is so beautiful! You just draw me in to the moment. Love all the techniques you share too!

Memories by Manda said...

Your creations are gorgeous! So many layers of gorgeousness. Thanks for sharing :)

Kimberly said...

Your layouts are awe inspiring!!! Your work is so beautiful!!!

Barb Thompson said...

Wonderful layouts! Love your style also.

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love your flowers!!

Sarah-R said...

Truly beautiful projects!

Shirley Kadel said...

I love the projects great ins[irations

marcia said...

lovely, as usual! great job!

Renee said...

:) cute

María Castillo said...

Gorgeous pages, love all the pretty details!

stampinlara said...

Gorgeous work!!! I'm a new fan of your blog. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Your work is stunningly beautiful. I'm already of follower of your blog! I'm in awe of your layouts.

Sue Allen said...

Amazing work..........I am a fan already ;)

Sandi Cl~ said...

I just came by to say how much I enjoyed the hop altho I did not leave comments in my rush this morning! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! Your LOs are as always .. dynamite!

Cindy Lou said...

Each page has such wonderfully exhibited thought and talent. Love the use of templates in a LO. All of these are exquisite.

Cindy Lou said...

Each page has such wonderfully exhibited thought and talent. Love the use of templates in a LO. All of these are exquisite.

Mandie said...

These layouts are stunning love love love them :)

Theresa said...

Your layouts are great. Already a follower.

jcm said...

Absolutely beautiful

eyes2theocean said...

Bird cages and butterflies,oh my how beautiful your layouts are. Gorgeous!!!

Sar Tann

Ange said...

Your layouts are stunning!

Leanne4Ever said...

Beautiful! And thank you for all the tutorials ;D

howo34 said...

Beautiful work!

A Mermaidz Tale said...

What a talented scrapbook artiste :) I love your work!

michaela said...

waw! speechless! MIchaela

Wendy said...

beautiful work that is very inspiring.

Sandydee said...

Lisa, I'm in awe of your work. These are so beautiful.

cvanholstein said...

Well, I was your fan and follower already,
so of course I love your work.
Sweet sunshine is my favourite!
kind regards, corina

Margie said...

Wow, I just love those flowers you have made. Gorgeous layouts and lovely pictures of your daughter.

Tammy said...

Ohhhh Lisa what gorgeous inspiration you have provided for us. I just simply cant help coming back for more and more. Just Beautiful..... Tammy

T Young said...

Beautiful layouts! Love the flowers you made! You have a new follower :)

Beth said...

I have to sit down and watch your metal video......I use alot of metal embellishments!

Beth (Rabbit)

Gitte said...

Wow its very beautiful layouts with lots of details you have made.

AnnieS said...

Beautiful! I have never tried modeling paste. I am going to now!

Luce Lavertu said...

Love,love it.wow amazing!

Myrto said...

Your creations are always amazing!

Scrapycandy said...

Oh my! Fabulous ideas...and a great blog. Thank you!

mow180 said...

I am so happy to have found your lovely blog. It looks like I won't get any work done today....LOL

Angelica said...

Lisa, I adore your style!!!! You are such ani nspiration !! Luv ya girl!!!

Kristin said...

So pretty!! NEED to ceate now!! :)

Oh, this new pack will go lovely with my Dutchess collection.. aka my Wedding book! Used Dutchess from KraiserKraft as my colr pallette for my wedding!

Elisabeth said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. I have to remember to use my embossing tools! The border rocks

nanatam said...

Beautiful as always! Your work is amazing! TFS!

pooky said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!! I can't say enough about your layouts...really. I hope to be as creative as you when I "grow up"..Love it!

Joelle said...

Loving all of these! You always inspire me! I just adore your work!

detra said...

Beautiful pages and the prize packages are great too!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful layout! I adore the flowers!

Nancy S said...

Delicious and wonderful!

Kathy said...

YOUR work is beautiful as always. TY for the detail in your instructions. I am learning because today your instructions were awesome and I could find everything but one little thing. TY for the great directions and lovely los.

Heidi Bound said...

I am in LOVE with the details on your pages. I can't wait to get my kit and plan to use some of your beautiful ideas on my own pages.

KerryST said...

Wow wish I could achieve what you do! Your work is amazing

Donna in Louisiana said...

Your work leaves me breathless. I want to grow up to be just like you!!! Soooooo inspiring.

Erica Ortiz said...

Your daughter has grown so much this past year Lisa. Beautiful LO's! But of course, your LO's are never anything less!

berlykim37 said...

Love your work..I'm a follower...tfs

Dil said...

gorgeous!

Tina in Texas said...

Love the layouts, love the fussy cutting. Love the fabric technique....you are so creative!