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, January 22, 2013

Swirlydoos January Blog Hop!!!

Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our January collection - Whimsy

***Collection is available in our scrapbook store while supplies last***

Quantities are VERY limited! Click here to see more information about our January Collection

Click here to snag your kits now - before they're all gone!

Make sure to stop by our Facebook page and "like us".  This way you can keep up on all of the other little things that goes on with Swirlydoos!!
Head to our homepage for kit details and to subscribe to this awesome monthly kit club!!

If you came here from the uber talented blog of Miss Heidi Kelley, then you are on the right track.  If not, please head back to Swirlydoos and start from there!!

 I decided to try something different and change up my style a bit with this month's kit.  I see a lot of bits and pieces of other artist's work that I really love and I decided to just give it a shot.  For me, that is how I grow in my craft' by trying new things and going outside of my comfort zone.

I didn't go completely out of my zone, but enough that I got to use some muscles that I don't normally use.  LOL

This next layout I created using this month's sketch.

I took a 4x6 photo and just cut it up into random sized pieces and then placed them on my page.  Some of the pieces could be considered "in order", while others I shuffled around.  I also placed pop dots behind a few of them to give them some dimension.

Our kit came with a great set of stamps and I decided to use it on this page and then embellish it with some of the pearls that came in our Embellishment Add On kit.

I like to rip my paper.  So I decided to create this page using lots of ripped paper and some layers.  

Thank you for stopping by!  I really appreciate your support and comments.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 1/24 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 1/25.  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 secret word is:  "remembering"
The party continues over at Rae's Blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses.   

 Swirlydoos CLICK HERE

Miranda - Click Here

Rae MosesClick Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!
For more information about joining Swirlydoos monthly scrabpook kit club please follow the link to our "Join the Club" page! We can't wait to welcome you aboard!


Anonymous said...

I just love that sketch and what you did with it. What a great way to get lots of pictures on one page!! Just beautiful!

Vicky Alberto said...

I love how every page is so unique yet still your signature awesome style!

Linda Pekrul said...

Gorgeous projects Lisa! Love how you cut up the photo!

L. Akins said...

Lovely projects Lisa

Kim said...

Great layouts Lisa.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I sooooooo LOVE your pages with this month's kit. Love all the details you have on your pages. Awesome job hon!

Andrea Slee said...

Fabulous work with the kit!!! All of your pages are so beautiful and creative!!

Lynn Good said...

Great layouts. So much detail

Cherished said...

Gorgeous work.

MZule said...

Your sketch LO is amazing!

Kimberly said...

You really rocked the sketch! I love all of your pages as always!

MichelleMc said...

Gorgeous creations! Love your work!

Tracey Gregory said...

Oh!Oh!Oh! What a great and original idea! Love how you used the sketch!'Course I'm already a follower :)

Jean said...

I am a new follower. Wow - you did amazing layouts with this kit! Love your interpretation of the sketch!

Amarilys said...

beautiful projects! Love your layout based on the sketch! It's so creative! TFS!

Cindy Gay said...

All are very nice and very creative.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wonderfully done, Lisa!

Katyoparty said...

You have so many great ideas Lisa--can't wait to lift a few! I particularly liked the layout with the ripped papers and the bare edges. I've been inking edges so long that the white edges really looked refreshing!

Cher said...

Wonderful layouts! I think its great that you tried something outside your comfort level!

Beatrice Lawson said...

As I was scrolling down to look at each layout I kept thinking this is my favourite... but they are all so beautiful! There last one with the ripped bits was lovely but then the puzzle photo pieces was so innovative too!

CC said...

Amazing LO. Thanks for your creativity.

Alina said...

Wonderful layouts! Love especially the one with the dandelion!

Manda_K said...

I love all your different picture treatments!! Awesome!!

Pam said...

Love the Layout with the photo cut up and popped up off the paper.

Anonymous said...

All of the pages are great. Love the deconstructed page, the torn-edge page. thanks for some good ideas.

Kisha said...

Great LO! I love the florals and butterflies you used.

Debbie said...

Lisa, You work is sooooo gorgeous, love the first lo, your daughter is soooo pretty, love how you cut your picture up. That is a neat idea, thanks for sharing.

Hanne said...

Wow, so beautiful pages! Love how you have used the picture on the LO based on the sketch.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Such an amazing take on that beautiful sketch.....you did wonders with this stunning kit also love you pretty pictures and colorcombo's thank you so much for showing us your talent hugs Amy

Monica said...

Wonderful pages, Lisa!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous work, Lisa! Love it all!

LindaSS said...

Wonderful work... love the one from the sketch.. :D

Scrap2day said...

Love your layout where you went out of your comfort zone! The gessoed wings are so so pretty behind that picture! As always I'm leaving your site inspired!

Erin Smetak said...

Absolutely fabulous layouts! This month's kit has awesome papers!!!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous layouts!! Love how you changed it up on the first one!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Love your gorgeous projects. Awesome details. Love it!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.