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 9, 2012

Welcome to Swirlydoos' April Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!

WELCOME!!!
If you came here from Irene'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 and as a bonus we have Petaloo joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 2 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

 This page is based on the monthly sketch that the gorgeous and talented Beggahuna creates for each of our kits.

I especially love the soft pinks in this paper.  I'm not generally one who gravitates to pinks and pastels, but I really like this paper.  




I used one of my mooost favorite paper distressing techniques, fire.  I also used the Prima stamp that came in the kit.  I used up all of that pink cord to lace my circle.  I love the way it came out but found myself wishing I had more of it.  Isn't that little door knocker awesome?!  It came in the kit too!

This is really a different page for me.  Notice the lack of flora on the page?  LOL  I'm still not sure it is finished. LOL  I had fun with my Silhouette and cut some fun banners and those great die cuts. Our kit included some Prima Chipboard pieces as well as that gold chain with the pearls.  I had a hard time deciding whether to put the chain on my page or make a piece of jewelry with it!

I used a strip of paper to create a cute ruffle.

Here is a card I created for our SwirlyHues challenge.  Our next challenge debuts tomorrow and it is for ANYONE including non-kit subscribers!!!  Stop by the Swirlydoos blog tomorrow and check it out!!

Since Paulien is our SwirlyHues hostess this month I decided that I would create a card and try to lift her incredible shabby style.  

Here is the envelope for my card.


This month's tech kit is MIND BLOWING!!  Literally stuffed full with Prima's Resist Canvas and mini book pages.  OMGosh!

I went a little bit overboard with the cover.  A while back I took a She Art class and have also been following Julie Nutting's Collage Couture.  There is something so fun about creating paper dolls.  This is a girl I designed completely on my own.  I will be posting the drawing over at Swirlydoos for all those who wish to give it a try. :)  I used a combination of mists, kit paper and paint to create my background.  I used kit paper and paint to create my girl and her dress.  LOVE the metal birdcage.  A pack of 3 came in the tech kit.  

This is the first page when you open my canvas book.  Krissy put this awesome metal hinge in the tech kit and I decided that I would cut my first page and make it a gate fold.  I punched holes along the right side so that I could attach the right side of my page to the next paper and used twine to bind it. Open the hinge and fold open the pages to reveal the next page.

This is the inside of my first page.  There has to be at least 20 more pages of resist canvas, heavy card stock, tags, cellophane pockets and patterned paper pages left BEHIND this page that still need to be loved.  I'm gonna be a busy girl.  What an awesome tech kit.  You rocked it Krissy!!

Thank you so very much  for stopping by!!!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on April 11th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on April 12th.  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 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 QUESTION. 
 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.


My special word is "KIT"

The party continues over at Paulien's blog

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Angelica Franssen CLICK HERE
Rae Moses CLICK HERE
Lisa Gregory CLICK HERE
Vicky Alberto CLICK HERE
?Lynne Forsythe ???http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/?
Petaloo CLICK HERE
Lisa Valentine CLICK HERE
Paulien van den Bosch CLICK HERE
 Swirlydoos


70 comments:

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my darling goodness..... Your projects are A M A Z I N G !!!! I love your pages and that BEAUTIFUL card... Your tech kit project..... I would die for it, to see it IRL.
Amazing work hon!!!!

Romy said...

Oh goodness, your creations are all amazing! You really show how versatile this kit is:)

Manda_K said...

WOW!!! Perfect projects!! :D Awesome work this month!

Nicole Doiron said...

You have just wow'ed me with your creative talent! What great use of the kit - all your projects are totally beautiful! You have great layering skills! TFS

eleele said...

Lisa , you are so talented. The Project Kit - what a great idea you created. I love it, so coooool, the cover and and the paper doll. thank you.
the LO which is without florals - very feminine.
the first LO - so charmy.

Heidi Kelley said...

Lisa, Your work is BREATHTAKING. Amazing, and I want it all. Seriously.

Dee said...

So Cute! They are wonderfull! Greetz Dee

Lynne Forsythe said...

Rockin' Rockin' ROCKIN' it girl...every little bit...every little detail...and you even got to play with paper dolls to boot..NOW THAT'S A GOOOD DAY!! LOVE IT ALL!

Amarilys said...

amazing projects! Love that envelope for the card!

Merrihew said...

Wow, Lisa! All of your projects are gorgeous and amazing! Love them all!

Cheryl

Theresa said...

Love the layouts and the book. already a follower. thanks for sharing.

EFI said...

OMG!!! Lisa your creations are absolutely stunning!!!! Loooove
This month's tech kit is great!!!!!

Kitika said...

you are one talented lady.Love your work!

peggylee said...

Wow Lisa your stuff is amazing and beautiful I love love your artwork.

♣ AGNES B ♣ said...

HOP HOP What a fun fun :D... thanks for the chance to get those marvelous things:) Hugs - Agnes :)

Peggy said...

Oh, Lisa, how totally gorgeous and jaw-dropping!!!!! Love the layouts, love the tech project, but the card & envelope!!!! are totally absolutely amazing!!!!!

Kim said...

Love the projects Lisa. I really love your style.

Lesley said...

LOVE the way you laced around the circle. I'm going to lift that idea from you. Hope you don't mind.

Vicky Alberto said...

You are a creative machine - wow. I adore your sketch lo and that die cut flap card is to die for!

Elisabeth said...

A M A Z I N G! That is all I have to say. Wow!

Jax said...

Wow, and I mean WOW! You've been super busy and have churned out amazing projects as always. Love the stitching, the card and envelope and your journal.

Rae said...

I just adore all of your projects, Lisa! (And, I loved your projects on the Petaloo blog- so colorful and "Springy"!)
Your details are just amazing! That fire technique is so cool- I'll leave that to you- I know I'd set myself on fire!

Kathi said...

fantastic work. Love the card envelope

Angelica said...

Lisa, how your projects are so inspiring!! Each one is so different from the next!!! Gorgeous work with the kit!!

T Young said...

Stunning! I'm loving all the goodies that come with this month's kit! Fantastic use of all the different elements.

Stephanie said...

Lisa your work with this kit is incredible - I love that envelope and that little door knocker!

mow180 said...

I love the way you laced around the circle and your cover art is adorable. TFS

Pascale B. said...

Wow!! Beautiful, but I'm in awe with your little girl!!

Jann said...

Beautiful layouts...love how they are so creative and different from the norm...:o)So many fresh ideas!

Mary MacLeod said...

Love your projects, you are an inspiration!!

Mary

MZule said...

Lisa such inspiring work! Love you tech project.

Li' NaisyDaisy said...

i'm awe struck in your layouts, they are amaing in everyway...TFS.

Sandydee said...

Lisa, you are so talented and I love looking at all of your projects. These are so pretty.

Linda said...

Such an unusual envelope! And your layouts are beautiful, as always. I, too, love the collage look. Always learning something from you! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Gorgeous,as always! I love the envelope you created for your card too, it is just stunning. Your LOs are beautiful and the lacing around the circle is phenomenal.

jules said...

just gorgeous!

nanatam said...

Your work is amazing! That envelope is over the top gorgeous! Love it! TFS!!

Cindy Gay said...

Just beautiful!

Luanne said...

great projects! love the details on each of them. They sure have taken long to finish but absolutely beautiful

AmyJ said...

Beautiful. I love all the details. Wow.

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Your projects are out of this world! Love them all!!

Monica Baker said...

Lisa I find myself studying your layouts because it seems like I find something new everytime I look at them (a jewel hidden here or a piece of lace under there - Your talent just blows me away! LOVE love love your designs/art. Worried about "pryo" issue though! lol Thank you for sharing!

Kimberly said...

I love everything you did with the kit! Everything is amazing!!!!

Electra said...

That envelope is stunning! As if all of your work!

Tammy said...

Ohh hun your projects this month are just jaw dropingly stunning!!! Its almost hard to believe such yumminess and gorgeousness can come from one kit!! your projects just rock lisa!! Thanks so much for sharing! do you think you can move into my place for a month and teach me how to do some of these! pretty please!!!! Happy Easter darl - tamh3030

Bashful said...

Beautiful Layouts!

L. Akins said...

Oh my gorgeous projects! I adore your card.

Κατερινα said...

amazing projects!!beautiful cards!!!!!!!!!

Adriana B said...

totally love your work, your projects are stunning :)

МД в картинках said...

Beautiful projects! I love the stitching you made on the first one, and all the layering.

Tracie said...

Wow! Amazing work! Love the envelope and I think your layout without the flowers is great as is, love the idea for the ruffle too (most of the time, I think layouts without flowers are missing something, but what you did without them is so amazing, I didn't even notice there weren't any). Love your work!

HappyScrappin said...

Love the distressing Lisa. Been to visit you before and love your work. You add so much dimension to your projects.

MORMOR said...

Your tech kit is stunning, but then they always are. I must say you never fail to amaze me with your talent. Everything, absolutely everything is gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh gosh Lisa. I'm always so excited to look at your creations. Just beautiful. I'm so glad you're gonna get us going on the paper dolls. I LOVE the cover you did. Can't wait to try making a doll!!!

Beth said...

Your work is wonderful...takes my breath away!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful projects. Your LOs are beautiful. That card and envelope are stunning. You've done an amazing job on your journal cover. Not overdone at all...Love it. I need to take a she art class.

Hanne said...

Lovely projects!

Tina in Texas said...

Lisa...you are so talented and so creative! I always love everything you do.
P.S. (The photos are just darling!)

Szilvii said...

Wow! You did a great job here, amazing creations!

Quirt said...

I will definitely be coming back by to drool over your page some more. You have given me so many ideas. Thank you!

Annette McCarty said...

I love your pages! I will have to order 40 kits to get all the things done that you have made me love! Thank you for your time!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your stuff is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your stuff is absolutely gorgeous!!!

drybolt said...

Lisa, like always your art is stunning, you are so creative you kinda make me sick(just joking) haha. All you work is candy for your eyes..... delicious,,, Always Beautiful.... Still waiting for you to make that move..lol

Elina said...

All the things you have done with this kit are fabulous!!! You are so talended and inspiring!!! Thank you!

Jackie G said...

What can I say I just absolutely adore your work! You come up with such creative ideas! Thanks for sharing your talent!

rlovew said...

Love the Beautiful layers.

Erica Ortiz said...

Beautiful projects Lisa! When I grow up, I seriously want to be like you!

Cindy Lou said...

I thought the LO's were fabulous, and then I came to your card and envie! Girl, your mind is working over time! Love it all!

Tulipinha do Cerrado said...

All designs are beautiful.Lovely!

Kiss ♥