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, April 15, 2013

Swirlydoos April Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our April collection
Hello Beautiful


If you came here from the super talented 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 !!  

***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 April 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!!

I really enjoyed working the the papers in this month kit.  They are soft and vintage and feel like tapestry to me.  Right up my alley!

This page was created for the sketch that came with the kit.  It really took on a life of its own.

I used special scissors that cut fringe and went randomly around my paper and then crinkled them up a bit.  Rather than using 3 photos, I created a mat to go behind my single photo.

 
 We received some Junkyard Findings and metal Tim Holtz hinges in our Embellishment add on and I kind of just dumped them on my page and glued them almost where they landed.  


 I fell in love with the barn siding on one of the kit papers and decided to cut it into strips and then cut smaller strips in a few of them and curl them back.  I'm  not sure why, but my brain wanted to make it look a bit like bark on a birch tree.  You know how the bark peels off in curly-q type of pieces?  Yup, that's what I was trying to accomplish.  LOL


So, I'm looking through a magazine that came in the mail and I saw one of the most unique ladies' watch I've seen in a really long time and I instantly wondered what something similar would look like translated to a scrapbook page.  Weird how your mind just kind of shoots out into left field, ya know?

This ended up being a super loose translation of that watch.  I do have creative license, right?  LOL  I love to emboss Core'dinations card stock and this month's card stock add on was all Core'dinations.

I used my Cameo to cut the flowers and my Cuttlebug to emboss the petals and voila!  A really super big flower.  

 
I used flowers from our flower add on to create the center of the flower and added the gorgeous pendant from Maya Road that was in our kit as well.  Throw in some wood buttons and a few small vines and there you have it.  Out of room!  LOL

I hope you are enjoying our hop.  I am always amazed at what our designers come up and how absolutely different this kit looks with all of them. 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Lisa  
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 4/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 4/18.  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 : "wonder"


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


Here is the order and blog addresses:


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click HerePaulien -CLICK HERE
Donna Salazar - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERELisa V - CLICK HERE
Rae Moses
Click HereBlue Fern Studios - CLICK HERE

Heidi - CLICK HERE
Vicky
- CLICK HERE

Back to Swirlydoos!!
 
 

49 comments:

Karen Bahit said...

Lisa,
Your work is superb!!! The layouts so carefully thought out... Thank you for sharing your talent with me.
Karen Bahit

Kim said...

Your last layout was so creative. Love how it turned out. The second one is my favorite.

Buffy Esser said...

absolutely Beautiful layouts! I love the hinges you used in your LO's and the circle of pearls in the first one! Just lovely!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I soooo love your pages! Esp the one with the flower is out of this world. Awesome work girl!

Dawn Cortner said...

The blues in your first layout are beautiful. I like the cut and curls on the photo itself in the second. Great job.

Debbie L Gregory said...

Wow, amazing, absolutely amazing work. Love the metal and scissor cut fringe and layers, but that flower just over the top. LOVE this. How creative your mind works!!And what you do with flowers, just amazing!!

Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful Layouts! I like the look of the paper fringed and curled it adds a lot of character.

Heidi Kelley said...

Aaaaahhhhh! I am in love with that last layout. Stunning work!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful work Lisa, those scissors that cut fringe are so cool!

Vicky Alberto said...

The composition and details are perfection and that large flower frame.. well oh my - so amazing!

Виктория Viktoriya said...

Very beautiful big flower! Especially petal with photo!

Linda Pekrul said...

Gorgeous work Lisa! The large flower is over-the-top AWESOME! LOVE how you did that. Your daughter looks so sweet peeking out of the petals!!

Merrihew said...

Awesome LO's, Lisa! Love how you used the hinges and junkyard findings!

marylouh said...

Love the pages. The picture in the flower, the little girl walking in the woods, the blue jean feel of the first page. Like the curling ribbon. Great job.

Sandi Smith said...

So very creative Lisa...love what you have done!

artoutwithyourheartout.com said...

Hello Lisa! Super awesome layouts! I love that embossed giant flower. Fringe-cutting scissors??? I could've used those when I cut all that tiny fringe on my layout a couple weeks ago!!

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful blue background and photo tone in the top layout.

Pakrat said...

love the pearls

Lynne said...

Your layouts are totally awesome. Love all of them.

Elle said...

Wow, your layouts are fabulous, love the second one (barn yard papers) - it really works and the curly's are fun.

This is a fab blog hop.

Nicole Doiron said...

Truly beautiful! So many original and gorgeous details like the way you used those pearls and the last layout with that flower in all its pink beauty! Thanks for the inspiration!

paperpapier said...

love how you highlighted the photo by circling it with pearls!

Elena C said...

Hello Lisa,
I love your work and receive updates by email. That photo with a circle around the face is really cute. Love it!

Jodie said...

WOW! What absolutely gorgeous LO's.

Boni said...

outrageously wonderful

Teri said...

Beautiful work! So many very talented ladies on this blog hop. TFS!

Peggy Lee said...

Lisa your layouts are soooo beautiful...you amaze me!!!! love

nanatam said...

Creative as always! Love the curls on the "wood strips", and that large "flower frame" is so unique. A must try! TFS!

Karen Lynn M said...

Very inspiring work Lisa. The "blue jean" LO worked so well for a little girl. The pearls added the softness to the picture. Loved it!

Hanne said...

Creative and lovely pages.

Sarah Lynch said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the birch tree page its awesome...so pretty

grammypame said...

wow I love your work I think the 2nd layout is my fav but they are all amazing. Love the metal and colors. thanks for sharing
Hugz
Pam

sara caelen said...

Beautiful layouts, i love the little details, flowers and butterflys are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.xxxSara

Diana Adams said...

Beautiful work! Your last layout with the flower almost looks digital! It is so cool. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Reynolds said...

Beautiful work on your layouts. I also love the paper in this months kit.

Debbie said...

OMG, Lisa I love that flower, that lo is soooo gorgeous!

Betty said...

very beautiful layouts. i love the cut-out pic in the flower.

Nat Laney said...

Great flower, love the embossed petals. beautiful layouts

Виктория Азарова said...

Очень красивая страничка! Роскошные цветы!

Lisa-Marie Watling said...

Gorgeous 'girly' pieces! I LOVE them! :-)

Erla Maria said...

Your LO are so beautiful and inspiring.

Susanne said...

Gorgeous layouts....love them both :) You inspiring me to heaven :) Hugs Susanne

Helga Lind said...

Such BEAUTIFUL layouts! Stunning work!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your layouts are beautiful. I absolutely love the one with the flower. It's amazing.

Andiepants said...

Soooooo awesome. You are on FIRE this month honey!!

langeatheart said...

Your layouts are absolutely delightful! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Oh wow love them all. can't choose just one favorite.

Christine D said...

both layouts are really lovely, you are very talented thanks for sharing with us

Robin Shakoor said...

Oh my, that flower is just gorgeous. I hope you are doing well...miss our chats.