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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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ho-ho-hopping!!! Swirlydoos December kit reveal and blog hop!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos December kit 
reveal and blog hop!!!


If you came here from Jaz'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 !!  We have 3 manufacturers hopping and 3 designers from Webster's pages!!!  Also, as an extra special twist, 2 of our designers are hiding secret prize on their blog!!!!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Here is our December Collection.  Click the links below for available kits and to join the club!





 My first page was created based upon our monthly kit sketch (shown below).  I had a lot of fun using the zipper around one of my trees.  I kind of think it looks a little like piano keys.  I also used the mold putty and resin that came in this month's Technique Kit to create the star-shaped frame.  What fun that stuff was!!





 I pulled out one of my favorite Christmas pictures from a few years back.  I took my daughter to the mall and had her sit on the Carousel that they have inside.  The carousel was made in the early 1900's and it really is gorgeous.  I made some ribbon curls from paper as well as a ruffled ribbon from paper as well.

 We got some Prima Trinkets in the kit and I decided to use one of the images from our kit paper to embellish the center.  



 Had a bit of fun with this page.  I used the ornament stamps that came in the kit and made my own 3-d ornaments by fussy cutting them out and then adding pop dots behind them.  

Some really lovely rub-ons were in our kit as well and I added one of the corner brackets to my photo.

 This kit had so many pieces that could be fussy cut and used as elements all on their own that it made making these two cards a snap!!


I hope you are enjoying the hop!!  Happy Holidays to you all!!!!  XO, Lisa

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15.  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 : WORLD


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


Here is the order and blog addresses. 

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Lisa G - CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Faber-Castell - CLICK HERE
Lynne - CLICK HERE
Prima Educators - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Iris Babao Uy (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Gabrielle Pollacco (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Jaz Lee (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
LuminArte - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

61 comments:

Vicky Alberto said...

You've been busy - all so rich and gorgeous with amazing details and class. Love your style!

Rae said...

Lisa! I can look at your pages for hours trying to figure out HOW you come up with your arranging! Beautiful projects!

Pat said...

Your work is gorgeous!!

LindaSS said...

soo sweet... :)

Marília Lopes said...

Amazing work!!!

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Super , super sweet :) Love ^^
Hugs Rebecca

Kim said...

Love all your projects. That toothless pic of Syd is priceless.

Jan said...

Great pages! Love that swirly die you used in the first lo. Where did you get it?

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful layouts, Lisa!!!! I love your resin frame; the photo of Syd in the last layout is just adorable!!!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful pages! I love how you made your own curly ribbon too! And yes, the zipper with the music paper does resemble piano keys! Very cute!

MichelleZ said...

Such beautiful layouts!

Bonnie said...

I really like your color choices - very rich! TFS :-)

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my goodness girl...... Your pages are simply out of this world gorgeous!!!! I love your star frame, so incredibly beautiful. And your cards.... totally Awesome!!!!! Love your work with this month's kit and he hee... I love the introduction video of the kit.

Nadja Olloz said...

wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Wow Lisa your layouts and cards with this kit are just stunning!

Debbie L Gregory said...

These layouts and cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love looking at all the different techniques you use and then make it all flow together.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful work! I'm loving your flower clusters. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pakrat said...

love the post card layout

Gloria Westerman said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!I love em.....thank you for sharing...

langeatheart said...

I feel so inspired to do a Christmas page! I've been struggling with it and after looking at your layouts (and grinning ear to ear) I think I'm ready thank-you for that! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

Maria said...

Love that first layout, just stunning! That star is amazing. Love the card too.

momoftwo said...

All the projects are beautiful. TFS.

fusiafscrapping said...

These creations are divine. Love this medallion - beautiful!!

scrappygal said...

Such beautiful cards and layouts!! I loved looking at them!

Mountain Charm said...

Love, love, love your layouts! Thank you for your inspiration.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous projects! You rocked the sketch!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous LO's Lisa! Can't wait for this kit to arrive!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Your projects are stunning! Love them all! :D

Romy said...

I love everything that you made with this kit! Such stunning lay-outs and fabulous cards!

Elisabeth Bottoms said...

Lisa. This is just incredibly beautiful. How nifty of you to use the zipper as a tree.... fantastic. You always have the wackiest ideas which look fantastic. Thanks for inspiring us.

Shubhra said...

Beautiful creations Lisa. I love the christmas feel on all the projects

Kathi said...

Lisa, amazing work as always, the card, layout are fantasic

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Gorgeous work and love the creative zipper use.

Cherished said...

Wow ! Stunning work.

Lesley said...

Only one word will do: WOW

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous just right out stunning, love all the rick colors and I just love your style of scrapping!!!!!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous layouts!!

Cindy Lou said...

Jaw dropping Gorgeous! You have such a gift for art from your heart, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Thanks for inspiring!

Diljeet Kaur said...

hop hop n hop :-).....from 1 creation to another it's fun

MZule said...

Beautiful work, really creative. Love the sketch!

connie said...

Beautiful LO's. Love that Prima trinket.

gretheB said...

great LO and very nice tutorial

grammypame said...

Wow I love your work!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
Merry Christmas
Pam Allen

sandee said...

wow, you ave created a lot of beautiful projects, that pink star is my favorite...or the flwer sprays, lol I cannot decide which! Blog hopping from the hills of North Carolina :)

Gillian said...

beautiful Christmas creations

Katie said...

Wonderful projects! Love your zipper tree. And the flowers you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa said...

Great projects, especially love the cards!

Distressed, But Not Forsaken said...

The cards are luscious! You put so much work into each one!

Hanne said...

Really beautiful projects. Love the cards.

Kathy said...

Your daughter is so adorable. Your work is amazing as always. Like Rae said I could also stare at your work for hours trying to see everything you do in a lo. I loved the use of the zipper. Happy holidays.

Rusticdiva said...

Wow Lisa you have excelled yourself on this blog hop...I just loved your projects and the vibrant colours. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow!! So rich and beautiful! I love how you used the sketch and put your photo on an ornament! Awesome designs!

Amy Voorthuis said...

OMG you've made such an amount of pretty papers amazing! I can't tell witch I like best LOVE the all so much! xox Amy ;)

marylouh said...

I think one project is my favorite and then I scroll down to the next and it's my favorite. Love all of your designs. The carousel is great.

leon santiago said...

I wish i could make one of your projects.... nice LO

famillemarleau said...

Your projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Johanne L.

Katyoparty said...

Wow Lisa! So many wonderful and creative things you made from the elements of this kit! Thanks for all the inspiration and mucho cleverness!

Manda_K said...

Wow!!! Fabulous layouts!!!

mamadonald said...

Beautiful work...love your take on the sketch!!

Nicole Doiron said...

I can't get over how beautiful this sketch is! And your take on it is absolutely gorgeous! Love all your creations! :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

As I scrolled down the page I kept thinking "this is my favourite"... but it is impossible to choose! I am pinning all the layouts, they are gorgeous and your daughter a great subject!