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, July 5, 2012

Welcome to Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!

Welcome!!!  I'm guessing that you are on an inspiration high right now.  I know I certainly was everytime the design team uploaded a new project!!  WOWZERS!!

If you came here from Gabi P's blog, then you are not only blown away, but you are also on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.

This month's kit was really just over flowing with a TON of stuff.  I remember telling the DT that I was just overwhelmed with it and stared at it for the longest time wondering where I should start.  True story!

I used a little bit of everything on this page as well as some Martha Stewart clay that came in this month's Technique/Project kit.  Oh what fun I had!!  That clay rocks.  It is super light and so easy to work with.  I created the two big flowers you see using the clay.  I painted on some of Lindy's Stamp Gang Alpine Rose Mica and then added some gesso and diamond dust.  They are just so soft and yummy!!!  I used tiny paper roses for the very center.




 I created this page for our SwirlyHues challenge that will be unveiling next week.  Our SwirlyHues challenges are open to ANYONE!!!  You don't have to be a subscriber to play along.  Check out our blog next week and join us!!

As I mentioned earlier, this kit had just a ton of stuff in it.  On this page I used one of the stamps, a tassel, the chipboard leaves, the pearl centers, the crocheted doilies, flowers and of course the paper.  


I created this page for the sketch that came with the kit.  The photo corners were created using this month's Technique/Project kit.  Aren't they cute!!!


The leaves on this page I created using the Martha Stewart clay from the Technique/Project kit and a mold.
  

This is a card I made for a co-worker whose last day was earlier this week.  

I hope I've inspired you in some small way.  It would totally make my day if I did.  :)

Thank you so very much for stopping by!!!  XOXOXO, Lisa


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, July 9th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on July 10th.  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, tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected, and  THEN ANSWER it!!    Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : TODAY

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

 

Here is the order and blog addresses.

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae Moses - http://scrappingfancy.blogspot.com/
Paulien - CLICK HERE
Pion - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Gabi P - CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Irene - CLICK HERE
Lindy's Stamp Gang - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Lisa G - CLICK HERE
Petaloo - CLICK HERE
Lynne - CLICK HERE
Tiffany - CLICK HERE
Larissa - http://www.lariscrap.typepad.com/
Back to Swirlydoos!!

79 comments:

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

Love your layouts and the fountain is so pretty♥

julie e said...

Your projects are great

zandra said...

Wow, you gals have really undone yourselves. Can't wait to get my kit. Love all the clay embellishments. Love all your details.
Hugz, Z

caroleanne said...

WOW I am inspired indeed. I love your pink flower and all your layouts. Think I may need to put this kit on my wish list. BFN

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous pages and card!!I absolutely love that second layout!!!

Lesley said...

so,so pretty.

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful layouts!

Kathi said...

gorgeous as always. you have such creative ideas

Debbie said...

Stunning, just stunning, I have been a fan of your work from my day one... Very talented and very created...... Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous projects,Lisa! That card is amazing! I'll bet your co-workerd loved it!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

OH MY GOODNESS....... Your work this month is soooooo beyond GORGEOUS!!!!! stunning pages and techniques and details..oh my oh my!!!!

detra said...

Beautiful layouts!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful work, Lisa. I really need to get some of that MS clay.

Kim said...

Stunning projects Lisa. Knew you wouldn't disappoint. Just stunning.

Courtney V said...

your work is absolutely amazing...I have so enjoyed staring at your layouts and drooling over them...beautiful and thank you for inspiring!!!

Vicky Alberto said...

Such fantastically creative projects (as always :)

kantig34 said...

I always look forward to see what you have created each month and Lisa, you never disappoint me! Love theses pages!!

langeatheart said...

Wow Swirlydoos has one talented team! Your layouts are stunning! TFS!

CorinaT said...

Beautiful pages. Thanks for sharing - I just bookmarked your blog to come back and check out all those fab tutorials!!!

bethann said...

drooling. great kit

Maureen Hayes said...

You absolutely inspired me! I so wish I had this kit to play with because the projects I am seeing are blowing my mind! You created such beautiful layouts, and those clay flowers, I am Swooning!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful layouts! TFS, Bonnie :-)

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Wow, Lisa, wonderful work as always! And I thought you weren't a card maker - that card is beautiful!

Niesia said...

Lisa, I really like your style. Clay flowers are simply beautiful. Great work with this month's kit.

Jo said...

Very pretty!

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful work Lisa! I love your clay flowers!!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Amazing how you keep outdoing yourself.

Nicole Doiron said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your card! This DT has so much talent it's unbelievable!

Sharon said...

Beautiful!

Romy said...

I can't help but smile when I look at all the gorgeous work that you created with this kit. There's just so many pretty details to look at.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layouts Lisa and love what you've done with the clay!

Rae said...

Lisa, I wish I saw what you see when you look at all of the kit parts! Every layout has so much original detail. Beyond beautiful projects!

Cherished said...

Love your work Lisa.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous projects!! Love all the details!!!

Sandy said...

Just lovely. They are all just lovely. Such Talent!

Maria said...

Beautiful. Consider me inspired!

recollectionalley said...

I love how you used a deeper color palette. Fantastic projects!

Janea

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts! Nice work with the clay!

Norma Gomez said...

Gorgeous project, I'm a new follower!!

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow... Your work is fabulous. Such a wonderful eye for details.

Lisa said...

Lisa your work is beautiful!! Love looking at every detail!

MZule said...

Lisa your work is fantastic!

Dee said...

what a pretty projects! I just love these blog-hops, you get to see one beautifull projects followed by another beautifull project.. and so on. I love it! I really like the card you made! I became a follower of this blog.

Maryleen said...

i just love how you have interpreted it all so differantly - just fantastic on how you made it work - like the fact that the blues are used more so..... thanks for the inspiration!

Lynne Forsythe said...

.....and I say......JOB WELL DONE my friend...your attention to detail is just AH~MAZING! which then in turn makes your creations FANTABULOUS!!!

Manda_K said...

Just beautiful!!!!

Tracie said...

Beautiful layouts, Lisa! I love the clay flowers and the card.

Lana Vassallo said...

so pretty!

Beth said...

The diversity of layouts with this kit is amazing. You layouts are wonderful!

Monika Lima said...

Beautiful layouts !

Bonnie in SC said...

All the layers and techniques are blowing me away. What beautiful papers!

Silvia Mendoza said...

So much talent. It is amazing what you all doing with this kit and that new clay. I want to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

jaclee said...

Definitely inspired! Great layouts!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your projects are just stunning - love it all!

Angelica said...

Lisa, your pages just pop!!! You have the unique style to really catch the eye!! fab work this month, my friend!!

eleele said...

Lisa< I like everything you have done with this kit, awesome work

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Just gorgeous!!!

aisubeke said...

Wow, I really enjoyed what I saw!

Janniche Drivdal Eriksen said...

Hello from a raining in Norway!
I love your card a lot!
hugs janniche

nanatam said...

I always love your layouts! Great work with the new kit! TFS!!

Paula said...

Everything you've created is so unique and beautiful!

leon santiago said...

lovely layout...pictures seem not possible for the LO but it's possible.

Jerzey Girl said...

AMAZING...I am in awe with all the beautiful LO. Everything is so beautiful and you are all so talented. Thanks for Sharing

Kathy said...

everything is very beautiful. You just get better and better. aNY CHANCE of a tutorial on the coworker card. It is truly amazing. It is so fantastic and I can't begin to figure out how it is made (hate to admit it). Is it a punch and which one? I also love your clay flowers. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE EVERYTHING.

piedra preciosa said...

Amazing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love your use of pearls on all of the projects!!! THese are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Hanne said...

Beautiful! Love your first page with the amazing picture and gorgeus clay flowers!

mommyx2 said...

Wow this kit and hop are awesome! Love your layouts

angelwhispers said...

Lisa not only Gabby but you too have blown me away with your creativity and such fabulous eye for the most yummy detail! Thanks for sharing your blog is amazing! Chanelel xxx

Rea' said...

Blown away I was (by ALL of you ladies)!! My goodness...gorgeous, beautiful, fabulous... what can I say? You rocked those clay flowers!! Love your interpretation of the sketch, such gorgeous details !!

Hera said...

I always love you do! Wonderful Layouts! Kisses and yhank you so much!
Hera Sugitani

Rebecca Beattie said...

Love your take on the kit, your work is simply stunning!

Holly said...

So beautiful, all of them! I love all the little touches!

Lillian Child said...

Lisa, your projects are absolutely stunning. Great design, color choices and accents!

Emily said...

I'm loving that little fountain with the birds!

Jean said...

I'm running out of gushy words on how much I love all your work and blogs!!! This Kit is gorgeous and you are all doing it such justice! thanks for the inspiration.

Donna in Louisiana said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa Your layouts rock!!! Thanks for sharing focitye

Jodie said...

Just beautiful. Love all the details.

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful work with the gesso, one of your fav technique!