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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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our March collection
Vintage Chic

If you came here from the super talented Miranda'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 !!  

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

and our stunning collection of perfectly coordinated add on kits
 
Quantities are VERY limited! Click here to see more information about our March 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!!

This is my favorite page with this kit.  I really enjoyed putting it together.  I played with fire.  One of my fave distressing techniques.  I burned the edges of the paper.  Then I fussy cut a thick border line from around each of the globe maps on the paper and took the small strip and flipped it over and used it as an accent piece around the maps.  I also placed back card stock behind as an accent. I added drippy globs (yes, that is a technical term)  LOL using the Olive Vine Silk Acrylic Glaze that came in the kit.

I fussy cut images from some of the other paper in the kit.  I used some of the foil tape that came in the kit to create a frame and using my finger and a metal embossing plate, I embossed the the tape.  I applied some black paint to a paper towel and lightly swiped it across the embossed foil to give it age and dimension.  I finished off my "picture" by using some liquid pearls to highlight the flowers and leaves.

This page was created for our monthly kit sketch.  Here is the sketch:

I used the stencil and black gesso that came in our embellishment add on to create the damask images on the paper.  Then I used Ranger's Green Patina mist over the top.  
I used kit paper and the foil tape to create my sunflower.  I added some paint to the foil tape to make my flower pop just a little.  I finished it off by adding a button embellishment from Petaloo as a flower center.

 I had a lot of fun matching the hue in my photographs with the paper.  This is one of my fave photos from a few years back and it really goes well with the paper.  I used some white gesso on the edges as well as white paint and a honeycomb mask.

I added some white gesso to my flowers and some blingy rhinestones to my metal pieces.

I had fun creating the dashes around the main focal points of my page using a white marker.  I used a butterfly punch and some kit paper along with some of the trim that came in the kit to create my butterflies.

BLOG HOP RULES

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 3/14.  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 : by candlelight

The party continues back at Swirlydoos' blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses:


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick HereManda - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Vicky
- CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Lisa V - CLICK HERE

Back to Swirlydoos!!
 

44 comments:

Rae said...

Lisa, you totally rocked this kit! Love every project to pieces!

Kim said...

Love all your layouts. Each one is so different. I think the first is my favorite.

juscrap said...

Soo beautiful! Love every project. hugs

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous LO's Lisa! Love how that sunflower turned out and all the beautiful little details on each LO!

Lynne Forsythe said...

GORGEOUS....STUNNING....AMAZING...FANTABULOUS....Love your layouts....can ya tell??

langeatheart said...

Lisa each one of your layouts is a piece of art! You really made this kit stand out! I love your work. Big fan already!

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Vicky Alberto said...

Your project oooze in classic beauty - love your stye!

Anna said...

I love all the extra details you include in your work -- just so inspiring!!

L. Akins said...

Stunning layouts Lisa!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

WOW Lisa.... Your pages are so soooooo GORGEOUS!!!! I love all the masking and distressing and I think that your sketch page is my all time fav of your. BEAUTIFUL work!

Heidi Kelley said...

These projects are gorgeous. Just gorgeous!

Debbie L Gregory said...

WOW, these LO's are totally WOW but the little cowgirl is my absolute favorite. The sketch picture with your flower and butterfly (and of course all the yummy metal) just really make it pop!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow Lisa I love the layouts with this kit, so gorgeous!

Maria Harms said...

Gorgeous, love your take on the sketch:)

Janet Zeppa said...

That black gesso really intrigues me!186

Heidi Bound said...

FIRE! WOW! amazing. Love the drippin' glaze, too. COOL!

Karen Lynn M said...

Absolutely beautiful work Lisa. Your attention to the small details makes your designs rock!

Hanne said...

Wow! Absolutily wonderful. Love what you have done with this kit.

Miranda Edney said...

Love all 3 layouts Lisa! you rock!

Nicole Doiron said...

You have such amazing picture to scrapbook - it would be difficult not to make gorgeous layouts with them! Your work is simply exquisite!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Lisa,
Superb pages! Love the details, textures and dimensions...loving the photos too; you have pretty model!
Hugs,
Asmah

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Such beautiful techniques and lovely layouts

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages!! Lots of gorgeous details!

Andiepants said...

I am in love with the flowers you highlighted behind your pic on your first LO!! The liquid pearls looks awesome on them and the foil frame is perfect!! Gorgeous work Lisa.

MichelleMc said...

Love what you've done with the kit! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Pam said...

Gorgeous layout with a beautiful picture.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Pinning everything, right after I stop drooling over your pegs.

Rusticdiva said...

Oh wow at last I am able to leave a comment...on this wonderful blog. So much inspiration gained from this work thanks so much for sharing your amazing work.

Kitika said...

What a gorgeous LOs!. I love every details!!!!The photos are cute & breath taking......I love this paper.

Lesley said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Wow - beautiful layouts - love the drips of green silks paint!!

Peggy said...

Lisa, this kit was made for you!!!!! Well, from the bottom up, this is one of my favorite of your photos, too, taken at the Castle a few years ago; love the gesso and touches of green and the awesome vintage feel of this page. And your middle page is so elegant: your altered photo, your black gesso'ed damask, those beautiful vines, and those so liftable flowers (love that idea!!!!).
Like you, I love the top page the best: the reversed circles, the burnt edges and the metal frames that give this such a vintage feel along with your Silks drippage... totally stunning!!!!!

Debbie said...

LOve all your work, but that second lo is over the top stunning!!!!

marylouh said...

Love the vintage look. Great layout.

Katyoparty said...

Hi Lisa! Your layouts are beyond fabulous! Love all the metal tape work and your coloring of the B&W photos!

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful layouts!

Lillian Child said...

I love your technical term, drippy globs! LOL And that sunflower creation? Oh my goodness, but it's so very lovely. All of your projects are amazing, Lisa, and I do so appreciate you're sharing them with us!

Lynn Good said...

Amazing layouts. Your work never cease to amaze me. Just love it

KathyK said...

Beautiful layouts. The first is my fave, Stunning!

ionabunny said...

Those LO's are just gorgeous.

Manda_K said...

DOODLING!! LOL!!! Love these! The sketch layout is bonkers!

Boni said...

amazing and delightful thank you

Serene said...

I love how you get so many different layouts out of each kit. Well done!!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Gosh you did a BEAUTIFUL job with this kit. I am late getting around on the blog hop, but it has been well worth the time to do it! Love what you did with the frames!