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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Monday, November 12, 2012

Swirlydoos Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' Blog Hop
 and November Kit reveal!!!

If you came here from Angelica'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 !!  Also, as an extra special twist, 2 of our designers are hiding secret prizes on their blogs!!!!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Say hellooooooo gorgeous to Nouveau.


Quantities are limited!!  Click on the link below to snag you a kit before they are all gone!!!



This first page is based on this month's kit sketch.  I LOVED the fact that the main kit came with Silk Acrylic Glaze.  I made sure to use that quite a bit with my pages.  I also used some of the mist spray that came in one of our Add On kits.  Isn't it pretty?   Here is the sketch.


Our main kit included a piece of Dusty Attic.  I decided to have some fun with it.   I painted the entire thing with some white acrylic paint as a primer.  Then I punched out the center of the frame and ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss it.  After that I used a paint brush and dry-brushed the Silk Acrylic Glaze over it.  I added some Vintage Photo ink in places and then embellished it with Liquid Pearls.  We received a bottle of that in the kit too!  I finished it off by adding a Prima wooden clock face and finished it off with some bling in the center!  I'm really happy with how it turned out.


I love love love that rose ribbon at the top of my page.  I almost didn't use it!!  I wanted to hoard it.  LOL  I decided to work in a few of Pink Paislee's Mistable tags onto my page and I used the mist and acrylic glazes that are available this month.  Our technique kit as a small jar of molding paste in it so I decided to use some on this page along with some of the rub ons from the main kit.

 


Lisa Gregory posted a tutorial in the Swirlydoos Forum a while back that showed how to make medallions using your corner punches.  I decided to give it a whirl and try to make them using only my memory.  I think they came out fairly well.

  
Finally, I decided to make a card using some of the pieces-parts left over from my projects.

Thanks a TON for stopping by today!!!  I really appreciate your comments and support. :)


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 11/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/15.  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 sentence.
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 : GOOD


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

Here is the order and blog addresses. 


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Irene - CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Petaloo - Click Here
Lynne - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Paulien - CLICK HERE
Larissa- CLICK HERE
Lisa G - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

 
  

49 comments:

Heidi Kelley said...

So beautiful, Lisa. I love how you combined the colors within the kit, just gorgeous. xoxo

Kim said...

Gorgeous as always. Love your take on the sketch.

Rae said...

Your projects ROCK! I love all the small details, especially what you did with the DA!

langeatheart said...

Your layouts are adorable!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Lovely work, really like how you used the DA.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

sigh Lisa.... I'm simply drooling over all of your projects. Too Beautiful!!!!! Love how you dressed up the DA chippie.

LindaSS said...

Beutiful work.. :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Stunning!!! My favorite thing is the way you added in that clock face and the way you put all the colors together!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your layouts are stunning.

liberty_25 said...

Gosh Lisa you are killing me! And these hot air balloons are my fave! ahhh!

LISA said...

Oh my my...Beautiful as always!! Your card making is wonderful!! They inspire me to do some myself! Your medallions are a very creative addition, and so so pretty!! Your layouts are simply dreamy...

marylouh said...

Love your pages. I really like the November kit with the hot air balloons. Glad you used some of them on your pages.

Maria said...

Another beautiful interpretation of the sketch and I love the card as well!

Romy said...

Wow, Lisa, your pages are all amazing! They all have a wonderful 'free spirit' feel to them - so refreshing on these cold days of falls when I'm stuck inside :) Love your work!

Rea' said...

Omg, you girls are blowing me away with these sketch layouts... I may have to do this challenge one day... looks so fun! Your work is gorgeous... you know how I love details, torn edges, bling; your color combos are so amazing... woman after my own heart... love to use leftovers to make cards, fantastic!

Patti Senter said...

I think it's funny that you wanted to hoard the lace, we're like that aren't we. Love the stuff we have but it's so beautiful sometimes it's hard to actually use it. So glad you did it was perfect on your page. I think your medallions turned out super, I'm going to be checking that tutorial out to see how to make them.

Debbie said...

Lisa, You just blow me away with your work. Your lo's are all gorgeous, but I just love how you used the left over's to make that amazing, beautiful card, soooooo stunning.

ionabunny said...

Wow, what a lot of projects. All lovely. You are so clever combining the elements so perfectly

Merrihew said...

Stunning projects, Lisa! Love what you did with the DA piece!

MZule said...

Wow I don't which page I love more!? They are all beauties!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Lovin' the spritzin' and splatterin GIRLIO!!! your layouts ARE FANTABULOUS!!!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous projects! I love what you did with the kit!

Catarina M Monguilhott said...

Fiquei apaixonada pelas suas páginas, são muito, muito lindas.

cin2273 said...

I love the Blog Hop! I can't wait to see all that is new!

Stephanie said...

Love all of your projects with this kit Lisa, I especially liked what you did with the DA chippie!

Katyoparty said...

Lisa this blog hopping is giving me so many ideas and so much inspiration! Thank you!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh my goodness. Pinning like mad. What is that fabulous pearly ribbon on the Life LO?? The rose ribbon is gorgeous too but that seed pearl beauty is breathtaking.

Alina said...

Gorgeous layouts! Stunning projects!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your layouts are amazing - so beautiful! Thanks so much!!!

Peggy Lee said...

Lisa your work always blows me away simply fabulous...

Peggy Lee

Peggy said...

Deeply, richly gorgeous layouts, Lisa!!! I'm always in awe of your layering and your way with embellies and this month's pages are perfect examples of "why"!!!
I see what you meant in your video about pleating the title strips; I'm so borrowing this one!!!!

magicalmagpie said...

Love that acrylic glaze, and I dont blame you not wanting to use the ribbon and hoard it! TFS

Sherry said...

Your layouts and card are stunning!

Hugs,

karensh said...

Sooooo pretty!

Jami Bishop said...

You did a FAB job showing off this kit, love your LO w/the pretty punched border & the rose ribbon across the top. : )

Dena Cottrell said...

I love your page and especially your ability to make a card out of what you call scraps. Such talent!! There are so many great ideas on this hop. I'm going to have to write them down.

detra said...

Beautiful layouts!

Vicky Alberto said...

All so beautiful and amazing pictures. Your sketch one is breathtaking!

My Studio Voice said...

Wow. This is my first visit here. Gorgeous work. I am impressed.

Amy Voorthuis said...

I really liked what you did with the gorgeous Dusty Attic piece! It looks so pretty.....all your lo's are gorgeous pieces of art thank you for sharing this with us xox Amy

nanatam said...

I love your layouts and card. I really love what you did with the the chipboard piece. TFS!

Electra said...

Oooh, I Love that glaze! and your pages are beautiful there are so many details to linger on (and gush over)!

Maureen Hayes said...

I love everything you created, but was especially impressed with what you did with the piece from Dusty Attic. You really brought the whole kit to life and gave me tons of ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing and being a part of this wonderful blog hop!

Pam said...

Beautiful LO's ! Love all the details that go into them. And the colors are just gorgeous.

Naiara said...

beautiful works!
I love these kits and the wonderful things that you guys do with them.
congratulations

Sandi Smith said...

wow Lisa...you definitely rocked the kit(like you do every month). Beautiful creations!

Joy said...

Beautiful layouts - cant wait to try that silk stuff!

fusiafscrapping said...

Awww... she is adorable, love the papers and flowers... really cute.

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful! You guys just make me want to spend, spend spend LOL Love your use of product, so very elegant and full of texture.