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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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Farewell to Summer ~~Petaloo~~

A new school year is always so bittersweet.  Our family likes to camp and the beginning of a new school year means that we will only be able to camp a few more times before winter snow is here.  It is also a time that my daughter is excited to go back to school and see her friends again.  

This layout I created using a photo from our most recent camping trip at the lake.


I love love love those big, yummy Darjeeling flowers and I have a soft spot for the fabric flowers from the Expressions line.  They scream of late summer flowers, soft-wispy breezes, dragonflies flitting around and honeysuckle in the air.

I tucked in a Vintage Dazzler with butterflies on it.  I keep a big stack of these on hand because they tuck in so nicely onto my pages and I adore them for card making.

The little green beauties you see are from the Core'dinations Color Match series.  They are Mulberry Paper Flowers and the color is Mantis Green.  Really pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and that your childrens' new school year is starting off well!!!  Pumpkins and apples are in the air.  :)

XO, Lisa

6 comments:

Shona said...

beautiful Lisa.......the flowers are awesome :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, so pretty, Lisa! The color combo on the blooms are perfection!

Rea' said...

Pretty layout , those flowers are amazing !

jennifer berkhahn said...

Always enjoy seeing your layouts. Another beautiful job. I'm out this morning looking for a little inspiration to start a new project and I always find it on your site. tfs.

Serene said...

I love how the blue in the photo just pops off the page and the flowers are so pretty. Another lovely layout.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

I just became a follower of your blog. I came upon some of your work over at SBC and it is simply gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.
Rachelle
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