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, September 5, 2012

Welcome to Swilrydoos' September Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to our hop!!  If you came here from Larissa's Blog then you are on the right track.  If not, please go back to Swirlydoos and start from there.

Okay, I'll admit it.   I really loved working with this month's kit.  The colors and textures and goodies just really felt warm and inviting.  


 We just came back from our favorite campground.  It is an annual trek for us and I am always so sad to have to pack up and leave. There are a few photos from the trip that I really love and this is one of them.  I used a Classic Summer action from Photoshop on the picture.  It matches the paper so well!


 I adore the little trinkets that came in the kit and the add ons.  I used one of the "light bulbs" to look more like a flower vase.  I added a few paper curls from my scraps and finished it off with a little gesso to distress my flowers.

 This is another one of my favorite shots from camping.  I used some gesso and a white gelato to help the wings stand out a bit more.



I made the lilies and the ruffle flower by hand using the paper that came in the kit as well as from the card stock add on.


This page was created using this month's sketch that came with the kit.  My daughter had some blue streaks died into her hair and in case you couldn't tell, she hates it.  LOL  The picture doesn't do it justice.  It looks really cute on her and with going into middle school with braces on her teeth, I figured that if a little blue dye in her hair is going to be a confidence booster then what the heck.  It's only hair.  




The first thing my daughter does when we get to camp is run down to the water, then she comes back and gets right to putting her hammock up between her 2 favorite trees.  What a life!


A zipper comes in the main kit and I decided to make a flower out of it and then for my flower center I used one of the zippers that came in one of our add ons.

I used some thin scrap strips from the kit and created this braid to help frame my photo.

Finally, I created a happy birthday card with some of my scraps and a bit from my stash. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  
XO,
Lisa


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday the 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 sentemce.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : "limits"
 
Head on back to Swirlydoos!  You completed the hop!!!!


Here is the order and blog addresses.


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Lisa G - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Tiffany - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
Lynne - CLICK HERE
Irene - CLICK HERE
Larissa- CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

41 comments:

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my darling goodness Lisa..... You really rocked this month's kit. I love all of your gorgeous pages, esp the one with Syd's new hair-do. Beautiful stamping and amazing details. I I so love that gorgeous card! amazing work hon!

Lari Scrap said...

These are beautiful, Lisa! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrap2day said...

So beautiful and inspiring! Love all the tiny details! You really rocked this kit!

Heidi Kelley said...

Soooo beautiful, Lisa!

Kim said...

Amazing layouts as usual Lisa. Love the blue streaks in Syd's hair. I'm so inspired by all the great layouts.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

You are so right. It is a wonderful kits of goodies. I like your zipper flower! Great pages.

scrappygal said...

Beautiful work!! Love the birthday card!!

Debbie said...

So beautiful, I like the blue hair, so cute.

Shona said...

beautiful creations Lisa

Manda_K said...

I don't know how you continuously AMAZE!!!! :D

Vicky Alberto said...

ow the are amazing - love that picture in the water and the dramatic pink revealed!

Danielle said...

Beautiful layouts and great tutorial.

Monica said...

Gorgeous!!!

Rae said...

Miss Lisa V, you rocked this kit! Love how you use all of the elements on your pages. Your style is truly unique and inspiring! Love it all! :)

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous inspiration, Lisa! LOVE it all!!!

Cherished said...

Another amazing hop and wonderful projects.

detra said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful LOs, Lisa!!! Nice blog hop

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

These layouts are so inspiring! Amazing job done with this kit!

Sherry said...

Every layout is extremely gorgeous. Such beautiful work!! Top quality blogs on this hop!!

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely layouts. Great job with the photo borders.

Stephanie said...

Lisa your layouts are so gorgeous, I love all the little extras in your layouts and that card is so pretty!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous layout as always!!!

Bonnie in SC said...

Oh my, lot's of pretty things to look at this month! How did you make the zigzag photos mats in your first layout? The paper curls added a unique "twist", lol. The torn paper frame (you must do a tutorial for this) and gesso wings are gorgeous in the second layout. And who doesn't like blue streaks in their hair?... lol. I loved the braided paper too.

LindaSS said...

all lovely... wonderful work..

Hanne said...

Wow! So beautiful pages!

Judy said...

great tutorial and the layouts are beautiful.

Lesley said...

Love what you did with the zipper and braided paper. I may have to scraplift that idea. Lovely pages.

Gloria Westerman said...

These are amazing...love each and every one of them....tfs

Nichole said...

So gorgeous!! Wow!Everthing screams Prima!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful pages!! I especially love the clock you made in the first one and that really cool zipper flower!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful pages!! I especially love the clock you made in the first one and that really cool zipper flower!

Maria Harms said...

Damn - these rock!

Monica Baker said...

What a way to end the hop - Lisa your work is just amazing. Huge fan of your work - you were the first person I ever "worked" along with from Miss Art's site and have been a blogstalker ever since lol!

Elisabeth said...

Oh wow. I love the different styles and the photos are just so sweet. Fabulous work.

paperpapier said...

love the zip flower...and the photos of your daughter...just soooo...sweet!!

Rea' said...

Awesome projects those details are super amazing... love the framed clock, the zipper flower and those flowers... and the clors just awesome !!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Wow Lisa! All are absolutely gorgeous. Loved the zipper flower. I think my fave layout is the blue one with Syd. Love how you've used all the blue ... and how cute is her hair!!

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow! thgis is awesome. I love your layouts.

Margo :-) said...

Fantastic!!

tomhenrry said...

I must say nice work guys. keep up with your good work. We always look forward to your work.
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