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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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Swirlydoos So Chic! May kit reveal and blog hop!!

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


If you came here from Donna Salazar's rockin' 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 special guests joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!  Also, since May is National Scrapbook month, we are saving some of our projects and will be revealing them all month long.  Make sure to come back and check our Design Team's blogs to see their wonderful work!!

This month's kit is smokin'!  First, I love this paper line from Donna Salazar, and those metal frame corners from Teresa Collins are TO DIE FOR!!!  

I took an extreme close-up picture of my daughter a few years ago while we were camping.  She was swimming in the lake.  I adore this photo.  I had this idea in my head of a page I wanted to do for this photo and have just been waiting for the right paper to come along.  I decided to only have some of the photo peeking out from behind the paper.  The eyes are the window to the soul.

I used my Cameo and a sheet of the coordinated card stock from this month's add on to cut a window.  Love this heart stamp!  I stamped it onto some card stock and then used some of my newest, most favorite embossing powder.  It is called Shabby Pink and up close it IS shabby-licious with flecks of gold and chunkiness!  

I used one of my favorite stencils and my beloved molding paste to create the wings.  Once they hardened I added some white paint to them to give them some definition and airiness. I seriously want a truck load of those metal corners from Teresa Collins.  They are yummy!!




I've scrapped this photo before, but I just love it so I had to scrap it again. The buttons that came in the kit just seemed to scream vintage to me and I think they go so well with my photo.  So I built my page around them.  Love the lace borders from EK Success.  Our Embellishment Add On had a pack of these lace borders in it  I'm a sucker for lace.

Aren't those pink crystals delish?!  These came in our Embellishment Add On.  I added them around one of the Kaisercraft flowers that came in the Flower Add On. YUMMMMM

I used a sheet of paper from our main kit and Donna Salazar's Rose Creations Spellbinders dies to add some size to those Kaisercraft roses.  I took the smaller die cuts and added buttons, from the main kit, as flower centers.  I cut the leaves from the coordinating card stock using the Rose Creations dies as well.   The metal cabochon is from Teresa Collins. :)

 I will be revealing more projects throughout the month.  I hope you stop back!!!  Thank you for coming by today!

XOXOXO

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, May 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on May 8th.  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 REALLY 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.
 
My special word is : "challenge"
 
The party continues over at Heidi Kelley's blog.  BTW, Heidi has created some Shimmerz video tutorials for our National Scrapbook Day party today.  Stop into the Swirlydoos forum and check it out, our go to our YouTube channel and check out these, and all of our other videos.  Swirlydooskits is the name of our channel.

Have fun! 

Here is the order and blog addresses.

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Vicky Alberto CLICK HERE
Lisa Gregory CLICK HERE
Lynne Forsythe CLICK HERE
Tiffany Morgan CLICK HERE
Lisa Valentine CLICK HERE
Angelica Franssen CLICK HERE
Rae Moses CLICK HERE

Back to Swirlydoos!!!

75 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful projects Lsa.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this kit.

Elisabeth said...

Oh wow. Love the colors, the details, the design. It will be hard to wait for my kit (it usually arrives around the 28th ..... sigh)

T Young said...

Your work is so stunningly beautiful. I love the photo peeking out onto the layout!

Kathi said...

You are so creative...gorgeous work

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous LO's Lisa! Love how you used those pink crystals! Can't wait for this fabulous kit to get here!

csparky61 said...

I love the "peek-a-boo" technique, so very clever, and the layouts are so stunning! Thanks for sharing.

LISA said...

Wow....Love the first one to pieces!!!! But I love the second one too!!! Lovely what you did with the pink crystals. I also incorporated them into flowers!! Just gorgeous Lisa!!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Elegant this layout is I love all the Elements the layering and the Distressed look. I love the vintage style. The Rose's are Amazing. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Aunt Prissy said...

Love, love, love vintage!!

"Midge" said...

L-O-V-E your designs! And the way you had her eyes peeking out from the layout was fantastic!
TFS
Midge :)
midge@emcitydotnet
scrappintoxicmidgedotblogspotdotcom

Tracie said...

Wow, your layouts are absolutely amazing!

eleele said...

Lisa, I'm speechless, so many techniques, so great ideas. thank you

Rae said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those layouts, Lisa! So inspiring!

ShelleyJo said...

Beautiful!!!

Romy said...

Your work with this kit is just incredibly gorgeous! I so love the layout with your daughter's eye! Such an innovative idea and it turned out amazing as well!

Suz said...

gorgeous layouts I love that close up photo one very creative.... thanks for celebrating NSD with us.

jaclee said...

amazing layouts! love all the details and different textures (gotta try molding paste!). thank you.

scrappygal said...

Stunning work!!! I love the photo peeking out from behind the paper! Pure genius!!!

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous projects and layouts amazing!!!
Hugz
Juliana

ms.schwiet said...

Super cool layout with the exposed corners...love the textured wings and that crystal flower is amazing

bethann said...

oooh. love this page. the photo, the wing, the window/ perfect

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

It's so fun to look at your work Lisa! Amazing layouts as usual. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

It's so fun to look at your work Lisa! Amazing layouts as usual. Thanks for the inspiration!

wings love'n crafts said...

love your site~

Stephanie said...

Lisa I love these layouts, especially the first one with the photo behind the papers - so cool!

Vicky Alberto said...

your creativity leaves me speechless

Kate said...

Love your layouts! So shabby!

Cindy Gay said...

Both layouts are lovely!

Andiepants said...

I really adore the page with the photo peeking out. It's different and fresh. Don't fall off anymore balls cuz I'm not catchin' your butt!! lol

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Love your projects, especially the first one - love the over-sized closeup photo, the way you've tucked the corner back, all of it.

I'll be back throughout the month to see what other beautiful things you create with this kit.

Paper N Lace said...

love your unique style of LO. especially the photo use.

Gine said...

Gorgeous work and blog !!!!

mamadonald said...

Lisa love the photo peeking out of the corner of the layout...so creative!!

Denise said...

I love how you had your picture "peaking" from the corner of your page. So creative!! The lace border is fabulous too!

Hanne said...

Gorgeous projects! Love how you have put the picture behand the paper, just peaking out in the corner.

Tammy said...

Lisa simply stunning!!! Each month you continue to amaze me with your creativity. You really do showcase the swirlydoos kits in amazing ways. Thanks for all the effort you put in!

Penny said...

hi,
I love your LO, very creative way to use to close up.. I became a follower and am really enjoying this blog hop

Amy said...

Lisa you are very inspiring....love this bloghop so so so much! have a great weekend hugs Amy :)

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous layouts!

peggylee said...

Soooo shabby beautiful Lisa, your layouts. thanks for inspiration and wonderful blog hop.

rlovew said...

Lovely layouts- I adore the flowers.

Beth said...

Wonderful work as usual! So creative, I love this hop!

kantig34 said...

Gorgeous work, as always!

María Castillo said...

Love what you made in the first page. I will try to do something like that!

Robin Shakoor said...

Beautiful projects!!! I love the flowers that you made. Go girl! This is one fantastic hop!

Hera said...

What a wonderful blog! Love all!!! Kisses from Brazil...
Hera Sugitani

Tina in Texas said...

Lisa, you have totally outdone yourself this time. So beautiful, so creative. Just amazing!

craftlyn said...

Loving your shabby chic look! Great blog!!

Maureen Hayes said...

I love all of the pages you made and the products you showcased, but I agree with you about that first picture of your daughter and the eyes being the window to the soul! That is a wonderful page!

I am enjoying the blog hop and learning something at each stop. I signed up to receive your posts via email and I can't wait to see what you create next!

Happy NSD,
Maureen

Shona said...

wow amazing designs....gorgeous Lisa :)

Rosjen said...

Love all your creating work! Thank´s for yor inspiration! xxx Jannike :-)

brenda said...

Oh my How gorgeous your pages are!!

Jeni O'Connor said...

Beautiful pages as always Lisa. Love that peek a book look. Gorgeous!

pia u said...

I love that closeup LO

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Lisa.... Your first page... totally rocks!!!!!!! So cool!!!!!

your second page... so so gorgeous. Love the layering and I love what you did with the beads, making a flower base.
Gorgeous work hon!

Tulipinha do Cerrado said...

Every detail more beautiful than the other! Loved


Moêmia de Sousa

Sault said...

the layouts are absolutely amazing. I love the peek a boo one!

fusiafscrapping said...

Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous papers and fab design. You make the most fabulous creations. Have a lovely day.

Lisa said...

Hey Lisa!!! Beautiful work!!! Love that eye peeking...very clever!!

Renee said...

Stunning pieces of art!!! TFS!

Jennie P. said...

Your pages rock!

jasann said...

Just love your scrapbooking pages of your daughter - so lovely!!!

Bashful said...

Beautiful Layouts!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, your pages are simply amazing and inspiring, so full of wonderful details and techniques!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

Your layouts are amazing. You are so very talented!!!

berlykim37 said...

I love your layouts just amazing work Lisa.

Rea' said...

OMG, these layouts are AWESOME, love,love, love your flowers!

Neliva said...

so beautiful work hun

Beachstudio said...

Wowee, your designs are so beautiful! Loving your blog. Thank you!!!!

detra said...

Great page!

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh gosh Lisa, you are CREATIVE. I LOVE these layouts!! The flowers you've created in the 2nd LO are BEAUTIFUL!

Dara Lynn said...

Lisa...the "Window" page really showcases your talents! Extremely impressive use of Donna's new papers and other gorgeous embellishments! Beautiful design work girlie!

Dee in N.H. said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous projects! I absolutely love the way you did the window page! Just stunning!

Shelly said...

You do it every time! You make a layout that is above and beyond. One that blows my mind. Your 'Window to your Soul' LO is so unique, I love it!!!