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, February 11, 2013

Swirlydoos Blog Hop - February 2013 Collection

If you came here from Heidi'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 are proud to present our February Collection 
"Upon a Time".

***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!



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Head to our homepage for kit details and to subscribe to this awesome monthly kit club!!


This is a page I created for this month's kit sketch.  I used a picture of my DH's grandmother.  This picture was taken 101 years ago in 1912.  Crazy, huh?  
Here is the sketch.  It is an oldie but a goodie!

 I added some stamping and liquid pearls along with some pop dots to give my page dimension.

 This is a photo of my DD at one of her piano recitals.  I really love it.  I used a piece of the coordinated card stock  in this month's add on.  I stamped around the edge and then added some additional stamping to the patterned paper over the top of it.  I really love to use string pearls whenever I can.  I think they add a touch of romance.


 I used the resin piece that came in one of our add ons and fussy cut some pf the patterned paper with use with in the frame and then embellished it with pearls.

 This is an older photo of my DD when we were at the park ice skating.  We had a good time that morning.  I used some of the coordinating card stock and my Cameo to cut out the large snowflakes and flowers.  I used some of the "punched-out" dots from the snowflakes on my page as well and and added glossy accents to the top of them to make them look wet and give them dimension.

 The coordinating card stock is Core'dinations.  I decided to sand my flower layers to give them some texture and visual interest.

 I cut out this faux magazine cover from the patterned paper and covered it in 3 layers of UTEE and then cracked it to give it a cracked glass look.

 Our paper came with a page for each month of the year that was packed with mini pictures and tags.  Makes it easy to make cards.  

 This is a card I made for a friend of ours that just got her PhD.  Her name is Andrea and we decided to start calling her Dr. Dre.  LOL  There was a party for her this past Saturday and this is the card that I made for her.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting the Swirlydoos' designers and kits!!  I appreciate your comments!!


BLOG HOP RULES
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 2/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 2/14.  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 : hand

Head back to Swirlydoos Blog!!!  You're done!!


Here is the order and blog addresses:
Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE

Back to Swirlydoos!!
 

34 comments:

Barbara said...

I like the things what you do with the PP.

Kathi said...

wonderful, wonderful creations !! the details are fantastic

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my Lisa.... I don't know how you can create so fast and come up with AMAZING projects! I love all your pages and how you used the embellishments that came in the kit, and I love your cards so much. Awesome work!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous pages, gorgeous cards!!!! I love all of your details; they make it all look so rich and romantic....

And thanks even more for the adding the "how-to"s for us to follow!!!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeousness love ll your projects!

Angelica said...

Lisa, wonderful work with the kit, girly!!! I love your style!! Your pages and cards are just stunning!!!!!!!

Lynn Good said...

Stunning. Just love the cards.

Cherished said...

Gorgeous!

MZule said...

Gorgeous work!

Anna said...

As always . . . beautiful work!

Lisa said...

You projects always amaze me Lisa!!! Beautiful work!!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Love love love all of these projects Lisa! Those layouts are all gorgeous and the photos are even more gorgeous - you have beautiful kidlets! The card too is scrumptious! The kit this month is so over-the-top fabulous, I wish I could get the kits every month! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with us! I am a longtime follower of your sweet blog :)

Robin said...

Oh WOW! What awesome layouts. Gorgeous details and cute pics! Love your use of the bright yummy flowers.

Vicky Alberto said...

I love your eye for color combinations and don't know how you create so so so FAST! Love them all!

Amarilys said...

beautiful work Lisa! Love the layouts and beautiful card!

Shelley Schubert said...

The layouts are quite lovely, and the cards take my breath away!

magicalmagpie said...

Love all your elements from the sanded paper flowers to the UTEE 'magazine cover' the pearls on your dd recital, the lace on the postcard. It looks like an awesome kit TFS

marcia said...

OK! I am so inspired I want to drop everything and make a piece of art! I love the way you cracked the faux magazine cover! Beautiful!

T Young said...

I love the photo of the recital. Very beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

marylouh said...

You made such good use of the papers and embellishments of G45. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

detra said...

The cards are great, but your layouts blow me away! Thanks for all the tutorials.

Sandra Smith said...

Gorgeous, fabulous, stunning, awesome and creative! You created so many amazing projects. The layout of your DH's grandmother is beautiful but it also a lovely tribute to her.

Scrap2day said...

Just amazing! Each project is so beautiful and full of textures and details! I am amazed at how you took the dots from the snowflakes and make them part of the embellishments using glossy accents! Wow!

nanatam said...

Your work is beautiful as always!! I can look at your blog for hours! TFS!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh this is great you've been very busy.... To show us so many great projects thank you so much......it' s such a inspiration. Have a great week xxx Amy

Andiepants said...

These pages are AWESOME!!! I love that you used the calendar pages to make every day scrappy pages. Beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Lisa you've done an awesome job with the kit, your layouts and cards are beautiful!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Your layouts were breathtaking... particularly the one of your DD skating. Loved it. I must get this kit, it is incredible.

Kimberly said...

I had to really look at each of your creations because there was so many beautiful details to see!!! You really rocked this kit!

Виктория Азарова said...

Я получила удовольствие от Ваших работ. Спасибо!

Debbie L Gregory said...

I am just so in love with the purple in this kit!!!

Nancy said...

Wow! Wonderful projects, every one of them!

Merrihew said...

What a gorgeous kit! I love everyting you created with it!

Charles Sailey said...

Your creations are amazing!