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, June 3, 2013

Swirlydoos Blog Hop and June Kit Reveal!!

If you came here from Paulien'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 !!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!


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

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


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!!



How much do I love this kit?  The colors are uh-mazing!!! I made this for this month's sketch.  I absolutely love this paper and the colors.  So elemental and rich.  


Umm, ok.  So the transparencies from Crate paper are the freakin' cat's m-e-o-w! I had already applied a vintage filter to my photo and then I over-layed one of the transparencies and holy hell!  I really love the end result.


We received another pot of Silk Acrylic Glaze in our kit.  This time the color is Emperor's Gold.  I blended some of it into my molding paste and the color perfectly matched my paper.  I used a template as well as a palette knife to apply it to my page.




Again with the transparencies!  OMG, I just love them.  They add so much dimension to my page.

Look at how the overlay really highlights the subject of my black and white photo.  LOVE. IT.

This is one of my most favorite photos of all time.  I could scrap this all the time and never get tired of it.


Finally, I put together a card using some scraps.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued support.
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Tuesday 6/4 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Wednesday 6/5.  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 : again?

The party continues back at Swirlydoos!  Thanks hopping with us. :)


Here is the order and blog addresses:


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Vicky -CLICK HERE
Andie - CLICK HERE
Irene - CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Paulien -CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

26 comments:

Vicky Alberto said...

I can tell you loved this kit - it shines in your work!

Merrihew said...

Amazing LO's with this kit, Lisa! Those photo overlays are awesome!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my... I so LOVE your projects!!!! Love how you used those transperencies and I love your stenciling so much!
Amazing work Lisa!!!!!!

Rae said...

LOVELY! I just love how you used those Crate Paper frames!

Kim said...

What a way to close out the hop. I am breathless and inspired. Loved all the projects and how you used the overlays.

Peggy said...

As soon as I saw the colors that made up this kit, I knew that it was perfect for you and I'm so glad to see that I was right!!!!
Love your inspiring designs and I LOVE all of the action photos!!!!!

Carrie said...

Blog hopping fun.

Pauline Adamson said...

Love the use of moulding paste on your page, looks fantastic.

artoutwithyourheartout.com said...

Oh my gosh Lisa I want some of those transparency frames fo sho after seeing your super coolio layouts! Happy hopping!

Pakrat said...

Your layouts are sooooo beautiful

Linda Pekrul said...

Purely AWESOME! I absolutely ADORE your first layout (the rest are gorgeous too but I'm so in love with stenciling these days!!) You were so brave to cut the clock off the chain! It looks very cool though. LOVE what you did with the transparencies! Very, very cool!

Sarah Lynch said...

Your layouts from this kit are truly amazing, looks like you had a great time making them!

Debbie L Gregory said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW, love what you did with this collection. It is absolutely gorgeous isn't it? And those overlays are UHHMAZING :)!

Kathleen White said...

Amazing work!!

Kimberly said...

Your projects are stunning!!! You blow me away with your talent! Thanks for the close ups!

langeatheart said...

Your layouts are fantastiic! Thanks for hopping! :)

Lynne said...

Such awesome layouts. The layers are totally over the top. Love everything about them!

Lisa Reynolds said...

Your layouts are great!! Thanks for sharing.

Hanne said...

Lovely pages, and the overlays are amazing.

Buffy Esser said...

Just WoW! I love every single one of your projects! and the transparencies are AWESOME!!!

Patti Senter said...

So many bits and pieces in each of your projects, wonderful!

Mari said...

Not only are these my favorite pages of the hop - but I LOVE those pictures! Fantastic all the way around!

Karen Lynn M said...

I really loved your first LO very much. The little girl in the picture seems to be swinging right out onto your layout. Great job!!

L. Akins said...

Amazing work.... So much inspiration

Nancy said...

I loved how you used the overlays! Can't wait to use mine!

Andiepants said...

hahaha...you really liked those transparencies didn't you? You rocked them honey. Gorgeous LO's.