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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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' March Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

 
If you came here from Karola'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 and a 3rd manufacturer offering a prize!! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

Here are my first 3 projects.  I will have a few more that will be revealed during the month.

 This layout is based on the monthly sketch that came with the kit.  This is my DD about 5 years ago running through the surf in the Outer Banks.  She was having the time of her life!  I'll bet you couldn't tell.  LOL


I finally got my silhouette to actually cut, and not rip, my paper.  I used it to cut two of the doily-like circles and I offset them so my photo would stand out.

 The main kits comes with a big piece of burlap, a sheet of Kraft-colored tissue paper and a pack of gorgeous dimensional stickers.  I used my Tattered Florals die to cut the burlap, tissue paper and some patterned paper.  I added multi-medium to the burlap and when it started to harden I pinched the petals to give it some structure.  I added a dimensional "bauble" and some liquid pearls.  Voila!  

My DD got her first tween-ager hair cut.  She has had long hair all her life and really, really wanted to cut it short.  It looks really cute, but it makes her look older.  *sniff*  I decided to make this page to be representative of her and where she is in her life; not quite grown up but not a little girl anymore.  She is talking on the phone, texting, changing her clothes every time she leaves her room, painting her nails and giggling....a lot!  LOL  

I looooooove that cameo!!  Guess what?  It came in the kit!  So befitting my baby girl.

So, I found this new embossing powder, it's called Shabby Green and made by Stampendous.  OMW  It rocks!!!

This month's technique kit is all about Canvas Corp!  Krissy went to CHA and came back with pictures of this AWESOME suitcase that one of the Canvas Corp designers created.  So, she got us the product and let us have at it!    This is a picture of the front of my suitcase. I misted it with Log Cabin Smooch.  I did mist it with Candle Glow Smooch in a few places first and then went over the rest of it with Log Cabin.  I used one of my fave stencils and molding paste to create the leafy flourish.  I used a template to cut the "flap" from the Kraft and Damask paper from Canvas Corp.  I added my own black pearls using a Viva Decor liquid pearl pen.  Once they dried I added some Lumiere gold paint to my finger and went over the tops of them.

I decided to use one of the other cameos that came in our kit and I glued it to the top of a piece of Dusty Attic chipboard.  I painted the chipboard black and then used my finger to add some gold Lumiere paint to it so it matched my pearls.  In this month's embellishment add on is a box full of 50 buttons!!  I used two of them and looped the chiffon ribbon through them.  The ribbon was from the kit too!!

Here is the back of my suitcase.  I carried the design around to the back so that it had a complete look.

When you open up the suitcase (which is 2 canvases that I attached using hinges) you have shadow boxes (the back side of the canvases).  I used patterned paper from Canvas Corp and Glitz to give it a finished look.


In the tech kit we got these cute little file folder tabs and a 2 ring binder to create a mini album.  The vintage jewelry you see came in our Embellishment add on.  I cut a small pic of my DD and put it in there.  I used some of the paper from our main kit to embellish the mini.


That's it for now!  I hope I was able to inspire you to create!!  
Thanks so very much for including me in your day!!
XO,
Lisa

You have until midnight, eastern time, on March 15th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on March 16th.  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 words are :KINDS OF

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


85 comments:

Heidi Kelley said...

So beautiful! I love how you combine all the colors within the kit!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

OMG.... Your pages are simply STUNNING!!!!! The detail is amazing. Love the frame around your picture and all your beautiful flowers. Your suitcase.... OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!

Amy said...

These are amazing projects! Thanks for sharing.

eleele said...

you have done so many projects, they are awesome. and this one with technique kit is so pretty, now I have idea how to use it, thank you.

Manda_K said...

Of course I love your style and this month is no exception! Amazing work!!

Alina said...

Lovely projects!

T Young said...

I just absolutley love, love , love your "suitcase"!! You have a new follower! :)

Canvas Corp said...

Love your suitcase using Canvas Corp products! You are so talented!
Jenn {canvas corp}

Linda Pekrul said...

Wow Lisa! Absolutely incredible! Love, love, love them all!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful LOs! But I just fall in love with this cute suitcase!!!

Kathi said...

I love your DD new do!!! Gorgeous work

L. Akins said...

Stunning layouts!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the suitcase! I can't wait to receive mines!!

Margie said...

Wow - blown away by the suitcase and the way it opens up. That is just fab and you've made a great job of it.

MZule said...

Your projects are so creative, beautiful work Lisa!

Kim said...

Just gorgeous Lisa. Love Syd's haircut. You are right, she does look older.

That suitcase is to die for. Love all the texture on it!

Κατερινα said...

So beautiful!!!amazing layout!!!!!!!

Neliva said...

OMG i love the suitcase....i have to make one

/hugs lone

Polly said...

Ok so this is my three stop on this blog hop and I am in love with it all so far. I've never seen these kits and its just what I want to be doing right now. Lovely projects. I am following you for sure.

Lisa said...

Lisa these are really over the top gorgeous projects!!!!

Tracie said...

Love your work, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

AmyJ said...

So beautiful....I love all of your projects. Especially the suit case. That is a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Michelle said...

Love it!! Gorgeous as always!!

Keren Tamir said...

wow those are fantastic!! did you use the Martha Stewart all around the page puncher on the burlap? I can't believe it worked!!

lszalil said...

Gorgeous projects Lisa. Love them all.

Scrapycandy said...

DD's photos are amazing. Love the cut outs, the pearls, the burlap..everything! Am now a follower. thank you so much.

Beth said...

Love your work, some of my favorite colors.

Serene said...

Love dd's haircut - she's precious. Your work never disappoints. I don't know why I'm still surprised at the level of your work. Utterly fabulous projects. The layouts are beautiful and let's not even talk about the suitcase. Amazing!!!

Michelle M in CA said...

Hi Lisa! Thank you for sharing your detailed pictures and instructions to to your lovely creations! You are so talented! I especially love that suitcase! Your daughter is lovely and man can I relate to what you are saying... I have a 13 year old going on 25! Sheesh! Slow down kiddos! Savor the moments! Again, thank you!

Rosjen said...

OMG!!!!!! That bag is to die for!!!! I always love all your, work, Lisa, but this time you make med flip over. I´m coming back!! That is a promise!!!!
Love,
Jannike, Sweden

Melissa S. said...

Such Yummy Projects. You have done a wonderful job with the sketch and the colors layout rocks also. I just love the suitcase and the frame too. Now I really want this kit. Thanks for shareing.

Vicky Alberto said...

All truly beautiful - your take on the sketch is so amazing!

Oleksandra said...

great projects:)

Oleksandra said...

great projects:)

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Beautiful purse and layouts!!!! Loving all of of the papers :)
Hugs
Juliana

drybolt said...

Lisa, You are a true artist, your work is so beautiful, your DD is very beautiful also. You are truely a great inspiration to me and I thank you for sharing your talent.

Lakuna said...

Wow! The suitcase is great. I love it.

Yasmin said...

Beautiful Projects! Loved the layouts as well as the suitcase! :)

Thanks for having me over! :)

Merrihew said...

Oh WOW! The suitcase shadowbox is AWESOME!!!

Cheryl

sharon g said...

What beautiful flowers and butterflies.

rlovew said...

Beautiful- I love the way you use embellishments.

piedra preciosa said...

wow i love it!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Stunning as always ..

Beckie said...

YOur projects are just beautiful!!

Jax said...

Lovely projects, Lisa! I love, love, love the suitcase - so elegant!

Stephanie said...

Wow Lisa, your layouts are awesome and I am in love with the "suitcase" you did!

Bettina said...

simply stunning!
hugs!

Kimberly said...

Your layouts are awe inspiring!!! You are soooooooo talented!!!!!!

Sandydee said...

Oh My. WOW! Lisa, Couldn't decide which one I liked the best so, decided I love all the projects. You did amazing things with this kit

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous stuff! I just love your suitcase! Amazing!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous work as always - my DD is 13 and doing the same things:)

Nicole said...

Such awesome projects... i really LOVE the suitcase. So elegant and creative! Thanks for sharing!

Cherished said...

LOVE Breathtakingly gorgeous. LOVE LOVE new look of blog.

Jeyatha said...

Awesome work..

Donna in Louisiana said...

Once again your art leaves me speechless. That layout of your daughter is sooooooo lifted, lol... Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Donna in Louisiana said...

Oh, I do have one question, When you say you used "multi-media" on the burlap, what exactly are you talking about.

Jennifer said...

I am already a follower via email and I always look forward to seeing your beautiful creations! My favorite of these is your DD's haircut! It looks so sassy on her!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Lisa,
Your layouts are super stunning! The suitcase is AMAZING!!! Love the frames. Oh, tfs Lisa, you rock!

Annette McCarty said...

Ilove your site. I am a real novice, but have acquired a few of the most recent swirlydoo kits and am ready to start learning/creating. I will be back to avail myself of your impressive work. thank you so much

Annette McCarty said...

I am so impressed. I have noticed your beautiful work (and face) on a lot of the sites I have been visiting. You are very talented and I hope to be able to learn some of the material you teach. Your pages are beautiful

Francine said...

Lisa your work is stunning. I love how you cut the frame in the sketch layout and that suitcase is to die for! Well done.

Elina said...

First of all your little girl is so cute and sweet ant the new haircut is so nice! I feel the same way about my boys every time they do or wear something new... They grow up so fast... Anyway.. All your projects are fabulous!!! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

Lynden Blossom said...

Hello - I'm here via Lisa Gregory via LinkedIn - Absolutely Lovely projects you have done!! Come visit me sometime...
Lynden

http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

http://morepaperthanshoes.ning.com/profile/LyndenBlossom

Elisabeth said...

ooohhhhh ahhhhh drool ! your layouts are out of this world beautiful. just love the earthy feel of it.

Dara Lynn said...

Beautiful design work Lisa!!!! The March kit is unbelievably gorgeous -- it really shows with the creatively stunning layouts and altered suitcase. That suitcase?....WOW!!!

Lesley said...

Wonderful work. Love the suitcase.

Kitika said...

Nicely done!!
the second LO is simply delightful!

Kathylayne70 said...

AMAZING as always. I love the commentary that goes with your l/o. I also love the suitcase. I you don't put a screw in it could u make it into two shadow boxes. I love the picture when you let her cut her hair. I always love everything about your l/o. I wish I had 1/100 of your talent.

detra said...

Love your layouts!

Lynne said...

Love all of the projects, but most especially the suitcase made with the two canvas! Total Awesome!

Rea' said...

Lisa,I love your layouts, BUT I'm totally blown away by your suitcase/shadowbox. So very creative, little mini album inside too...wow great use of product!

Sandi Smith said...

Wow...I always love coming to your blog and your creations never disappoint!

Andiepants said...

Fantastic job on the technique kit! And what a great pic of your DD. they grow up so fast and you just need to hold on tight with two hands(and some scrappy glue, a good set of tweezers, and some lace helps too;)

Tina in Texas said...

As usual....I love it! Gorgeous layouts!

Jomama said...

Your suitcase/shadow box project is wonderful! I wanted my daughter to keep her long hair until she went to college, but she wanted her own style too!

Tracey Gregory said...

gorgeous! love the molding paste treatment and your little girl is so pretty!

Erica Ortiz said...

Lisa, you are an amazing artist! I love everything..from your gorgeous layouts to your fabulous tech kit! You just make it look so stunning in your own special way! And your DD..she is such a pretty young lady!

NanaBeth said...

I took a class from you in Miss Paper Arts and somehow lost you over the months.Boy am I glad I found you again-your work is all so beautiful.Definitely following you and looking forward to more of inspiration.

Theresa said...

Love your flowers. Love the layout. Long time follower. Thanks as always for sharing.

magicalmagpie said...

Your daughter is so cute, just love the cut out frames so interactive makes you want to reach out and touch it.
TFS

Shelly said...

as always, i am DROOLING over your work - what yo udid with the tech kit is fantastic, i just wish i could touch it!

LISA said...

Your LO's and your flowers are simply gorgeous!! BUT...Your suitcase steal s the show!!! So elegant and beautiful!!! Your tiny liquid pearl dots look like studs..Very clever my girl!!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Love what you did with the tech kit

peggylee said...

Beautiful Lisa, totally love all you do...

ingrid said...

thanks for the inspiration!
Ingrid xxx

Rae said...

Lisa every one of your projects STAND OUT! They are so amazing! You are so talented!