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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Anything But Cute Feature Artist

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! I am so excited and honored to be the Feature Artist at Anything But Cute today!! I'd love for you to stop by and say hi to me there :)

If you haven't visited Anything But Cute, it's a mixed media challenge blog featuring an amazing design team that will blow you away with their creativity!! I am in awe of their talent!! Be sure to check out their projects while you're there!! You will be amazed!!

I love Anne's theme of Ring out the Old, Bring in the New for this challenge!! I used several new products on this card, starting with the base papers from Lemoncraft's House of Roses paper stack. The paper is so beautiful, I hated covering any of it up!! All of the edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All.

For the next layer, I used Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste with a The Crafter's Workshop 'Art Is' stencil on heavyweight cardstock. Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet was sponged on top and then it was covered with DecoArt Crackle Glaze.

On top of that layer, I used a (new) Prima Flourish with Crackled Texture Paste.  Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink were sponged on as well. The banner is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 die. Make a Wish is from Inspired by Stamping. It was heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Snow Embossing Powder.

I used Spellbinders Rose Creations to make the flowers. I had several inquiries as to how I made the poinsettias on my winter sled card (here) so I thought I'd put together a quick tutorial (please ignore the stained craft mat ;)

You will need a pair of flat-edged pliers, a water spritzer several different sizes of paintbrushes (or any round tools) and the Rose Creations dies. I started off cutting two of each of the five sizes of the flowers in heavyweight cardstock.

Spritz the flower with water...you want it to be pliable when you shape the sides. This is different from how I created the poinsettias. The individual petals of the poinsettias are so thin at the base, they tend to tear if the paper is too wet. With those, you want the paper damp but not wet.

Wrap the petal around a paintbrush and grip the top and bottom.

With the flat-edged pliers, start scrunching the sides together.

You will work up and down the petal until you get the texture you desire.

If the paper starts to dry, you may need to give it another spritz of water.

Once you have all of the petals done, use a stylus tool to shape the flowers.

Glue the two flowers of the same size together, offsetting the petals as much as possible. I use Glossy Accents but you could use hot glue or any glue of your choice.

Now it's time to layer your flower. You may not need all of the petals to achieve the look you like. I left off the next to smallest set of flowers.

For an subtle shine, I added Iridescent Red Twinkling H2O's to the petals.

Once that was dry, I brushed DecoArt Glamour Dust (new) over the petals so they really sparkle.

I finished off the flowers by adding pearl stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I tried to capture the sparkle, but it doesn't show up very well.

Memory Box Botanical Stems and (new) Marianne Designs Leaves were tucked among the blooms.

A Tim Holtz Weatherd Clock die was also tucked under the flowers. It was covered with DecoArt Crackle Paste and then inked with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks.

The beautiful crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.

The butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella die. It was covered in DecoArt Glamour Dust. The paint splatters were created with my new Tim Holtz Splatter Brush.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Emerald Creek Dares - New
2. Little Scrap Pieces - Show if Off Saturday
3. 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
4. Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
5. Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes Using Glitter/Embossing Powder/Flocking
6. Where the HeART is - Anything Goes
7. Live & Love Crafts - Something New
8. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Look What I Got
9. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I would like to thank Pamellia, Anne and all of the amazing ABC Design Team for having me as a guest today!! If you haven't already, I hope you will join in the Ring out the Old, Bring in the New Challenge!! I can't wait to see what you create!!


Robin said...

This I think is my favorite one ever! It's exquisite! Thanks so much for the tutorial too. I will have to try this. Hugs, Robin

~Tammy~ said...

You truly are an artist Lisa! You put so many details and thought into your creations! Beautiful job! I hope you are staying warm.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

OMG Lisa my friend! I am always so in awe of your creations!! I just wish I could do it, but to be honest . . . it scares me ;) AMAZING as ever!! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

jessica said...

WOW WOW WOW Lisa!!! Your project is so GORGEOUS!! Congrats on being featured and thanks for sharing all those AWESOME step by step pictures!!!
LOVING this my friend!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Amazing and looks like you need a lot of patience in doing it... hehe, I have that die also but would never thought of bringing that flower to that pretty extent. Great tut on making it and it look fab on your card..... You do fantastic with this type of crafting....

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Gorgeous card!!!Thanks for sharing,everthing is awesome!!!!You have a great week!!!

Pamellia said...

STUNNING!!!!!! I just melted the minute I saw this one Lisa!! PINK, oh how I love PINK!! Your background is amazing, the texture is subtle but so elegant, a perfect backdrop for your scrumptious flowers! I so enjoyed watching how you put these together, a lot of work but completely worth it! The chandelier is a lovely embellishment and the arch sentiment is brilliant! A shabby chic masterpiece made by a true artist!

Thank you so much for joining us this month as our Feature Artist. It is truly an honour to craft along side of you, you are just such an inspiration!!

Hugs, Pamellia, Anything But Cute DT :)

Samra said...

Absolutely stunning card my friend!!! Thank you for the flower tutorial! I have to try that one of these days :)

Paper Talk with Samra

Cec said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!! I love this oh so pretty pink shabby card with all the wonderful embellishments and your gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing the step x step for making the flowers. So glad you could join us at Anything But Cute as our Featured Artist.

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, Lisa! From start to finish, this post had me spellbound! What an enchanting card, so romantic and just soft and flowy and sooo detailed! Congrats on your spot on the blog - so well deserved as your cards are simply from another level of creativity! Beautiful, beautiful! Happy day, my friend ♥

Graciellie Design said...

This is stunning! Love it when you share cards like these! So many elements and so much texture... SO nice! I actually have mini flat nose pliers but have only used my nails to scrunch the petals... I will be using a plier next time! Keep up inspiring us with your beautiful work! Hugs.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card!! Congrats on being their Featured Artist. Thanks for all the step by steps too. Your flowers look amazing.

Priyanka Mathur said...

Congrats Lisa! You are a fabulous Artist & your creations are awesome as always :) I love every part of this pretty, elegant card & thanks for the tutorial of these gorgeous flowers :) I will try them.
Have a great day!

Davi said...

Congratulations Lisa, you certainly deserve to be featured!! This is one awesome creation!! Your flowers are beautiful, the distressing, soft color, every inch of it is stunning! Fabulous job my friend :)

Gwen said...

Well first congratulations you so deserve it, you are so amazing! Secondly I can't believe those flowers, I was going to ask where you bought them they are so beautiful. I don't know if I have the patience to make them. Truly a work of art!!

Migdalia said...

I am with jessica on this..WOW!WOW!WOW! This is Awesome!!
A true masterpiece my friend!!I am a flower girl so I absolutely adore the gorgeous flowers. Adore the gorgeous crinkle ribbon & butterfly!!I absolutely love the pretty pink!!
WOW!! A Stunning creation my friend!! You ROCK!!
Congrats on being featured!!Well deserved!!
Sending you tons of my love & hugs
Have a blessed day my fabulous friend,
Crafting With Creative M

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Loving the flowers! Congrats on the GD spot. I left some love over there for you. :)
Have a great day!

SewPaperPaint said...

I love making these flowers and yours are truly fabulous! Beautiful details and design on this amazing card. Thrilled for you that you are a guest designer at ABC!!! Congrats!

Mayras Designs said...

Fantastic tutorial and gorgeous card Lisa !!! So happy for you that you are the guest designer ! This card is absolutely amazing my friend !!

paperpapier said...

beautiful card, the diy flowers using Spellbinder Rose Creation is absolutly stunning especially with glitter/glimmer added for some shiny look! I have the same dies too but hardly put to use.

Lori Kobular said...

Thanks for a great tutorial!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all your layers and those lush flowers! Congratulations on being a GD! You are totally awesome Lisa!!

sarascloset said...

Lisa, your card is stunningly elegant!!! I love your pink, shabby and textured layers that show off those amazing blooms! What a fabulous floral spray! We are so blessed to have you join us as our Feature Artist at Anything But Cute, and what a super talented artist you are! Thank you, too, for your well put together tutorial. It was such a pleasure to watch you in action! Big hugs!

bumblebee creations said...

Wow, o wow, o wow!!!! That is such a gorgeous card!!! I am going to have to look for some of those crackle paints, and try something like this!!! Positively lovely!!!

Gerda said...

OMG, WOW, Lisa!!! This card is beautiful!!! Love those awesome flowers and fabulous bow and pretty butterfly!!! Love all the details!!!! Have a great day.

April said...

That isn't cute - it is gorgeous. You have so much patience to creat those beautiful flowers. Congrats on being the guest designer. :-). Have a great day.

Lori m said...

Lisa this is so pretty so stunning, I think my mouth is lost for words, beyond mind blowing gorgeous. Hugs, Lori m

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Big congrats Lisa!!!! You well deserved the GD, your mixed media are always really fabulous and this is just a masterpiece!!! I'm speechless!! How many incredible details!! Fantastic work!! Your shabby-mixed media card has a lot of wonderful textures and dimensions, so lovely colours, and these stunning flowers!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! I have never thought to made flowers scrunching them with a flat-edged pliers!! They look just fabulous!!! The chandelier and the sentiment add an other glamorous touch of style to your piece of art!! AMAZING!!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, I must echo Tammy... you are a true artist! Your creativity and unique perspective on every theme and style leaves me speechless. :o) Your flowers are so gorgeous. I'm looking at a certain winter sled card as we speak, which will *never* be put away! :o) A lovely tutorial you've made for us. To see our beloved House of Roses in action makes these even more gorgeous, especially when enhanced with mixed media brilliance. One of my favorite things is shabby chic mixed media... you and Pamellia are masters of it and I am eager to try one day. The layers here are spectacular and Isabella fluttered straight into my heart. Truly inspiring work, my dearest friend. They are SO blessed to have you! Wishing you a day as lovely as your creation. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Lisa I am blown away by this stunning work of art, WOW, this is the sort of creation I would love to be able to make but alas I am nowhere near as talented as you, this is just pure heaven those flowers the colours and detail it is awesome, I could stay here all day just looking at this incredibly beautiful delight, congratulations on being the featured artist you so deserve it.
lorraine x

Sukie said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your flowers are stunning and I love your tutorial! It amazes me how you turn those pieces into a true master piece! Your card is so beautiful! Congratulations on being the featured artist, it is well deserved!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

WOW Lisa what a gorgeous card and a fabulous flower tutorial! I love how gorgeous those flowers look once they are finished. That is amazing how you take a plain flattened flower and create such a full and beautiful bloom with sparkle! So beautiful! Love everything about this card. And congratulations my friend on being their featured artist! You definitely deserve being in the spotlight!

Beebeebabs said...

I love love love your card - absolutely beautiful - love the background and all the embellies - the flowers are absolutely gorgeous and thanks for sharing the tutorial - great job as always my friend!!!

Kathy Salido said...

Wow Lisa, this card is just gorgeous. I did not know you made these flowers!! You put alot of work into those gorgeous creations!!

Margik said...

Congrats on being the guest designer! Well deserved, Lisa!!!
What a BEAUTIFUL card and a fabulous tutorial, your flowers look gorgeous. A great technique with a fantastic result. So clever!
Mar :)xx

Unknown said...

I can barely talk this is so exquisite. Here I was wondering where on this earth did she get those flowers...ha ha ha on me. I love making my own embellishments but these flowers take the cake as it were. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations on your featured artist gig, Lisa! It couldn't be awarded to a more talented and helpful artist! I feel like I have been to a wonderful class after reading your blog post! Thanks for taking the time to photograph and explain the steps in creating your masterpiece! I want to try now! Beautiful card, awesome flowers, tremendous textures! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, de

lisa808 said...

I am in awe of your talent! This card is incredible. The flowers are gorgoeus.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Gorgeous colours and love the added embellies to set it all off. As usual, fab designs and now I know how to get that crease in the flowers...thank yu so much Lisa...you are my inspiration.xx {aNNie}

Pawsitively Creative said...

There are so many wonderous elements to this stunning design. Every time I look, I see something new! So happy to have you as our Featured Artist at Anything But Cute! You have used your new art supplies in so many ways to create this luscious and goreous design! Awesome sauce on so many levels, and layers! Whoot whoot to that shabbyliscious now and your flower tutorial is going to be on my "to try" list. Thanks for sharing! Hugz! ~Niki

SD pooja said...

Congrats Lisa ! Your card is Gorgeous as ever ..off to check the post !

yyam said...

Congrats on being featured! Your card is fabulous as always.Lots of yummy details, textures and layers!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous card, Lisa. Your creativity is always an amazing blessing to me, and I thank you for sharing your talents with us. I'm so blessed to have you play along with us at Word Art Wednesday and at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I hope you will join both challenges again soon. Your designs are always stunning.
Karen Letchworth

Janis Lewis said...

So beautiful. Love the photo tutorial. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
Janis, Owner & DT Member
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

Fikreta said...

wonderful card!
love the flower!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Larelyn said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa. You have to look and look again at all the amazing details. You must have the patience of Job to create such a masterpiece. Each part has its own special touch. Beautiful.

KT Fit Kitty said...

WOW, Lisa! Absolutely gorgeous! Whoever receives your cards must cherish them - they are a work of art! I had no idea you made your own flowers - I thought they were Prima flowers - so impressive! Thank you for sharing the step-by-step on how you made them! Congratulations on your GD feature! Well deserved!

Kathy Krug said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial on the fabulous flowers. I always want to touch your cards to feel all that texture and dimension. Beautiful as always.

Sherrie K. said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS Lisa! Everything about is so stunning~I love all the details, the dimension and the flowers...so beautiful! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial! I would love to dabble more into paints, crackle paints, sprays etc....someday! Have no clue~definitely need to watch a lot of tutorials and/or videos! Love your work my friend! Your creativity is amazing!!
Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

Diane said...

WOW those flowers are GORGEOUS (yes I am yelling...lol)..... the entire card is a beauty...you have inspired me to take some down time and create a few flowers, I just love making my own, don't you! Have a lovely day my friend..oh and congrats on being a guest designer, too!!

PaperCutsForU said...

So gorgeous! I craft mostly "cute" stuff but have a huge appreciation for this style. I just love it. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party. ~DT Vivian

cebelica said...

Your card is stunning. And those flowers ... Wow! Thank you for posting tutorial for them. Hugs! xx

Karon said...

Congratulations on being the featured artist! WOW WOW WOW those flowers are amazing and what a fabulous tutorial too! TFS

Shelly said...

Positively stunning! Your details are fabulous, your dimension and techniques are true works of art! I just love every project you create!
Thank you for sharing your treasures!

Jessica K said...

WOW! This card is stunning and your tutorial details are amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us all! Thanks for joining us this month at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge! - Jess (DT)

VanessaB said...

ohmygosh. you MADE those flowers!!?? amazing! beautiful! you have such talent. gorgeous, amazing card!

Scrapper69 said...

WOWZERS!!! This is simply AMAZING Lisa! Congrats on being featured - of course it's so well deserved! LOVE your step by step too - I had no idea you make your flowers! They look so professional - Gorgeous card again with the fabulous details - and I can see some of the sparkle on your flowers - I know it can be hard to get those types of pictures - you truly are an ARTIST -

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love your flowers and thank you for the great tutorial.

Dorlene Durham said...

WOW! Great tutorial and amazing flower! It is so gorgeous!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Congratulations my talented friend! And, what a gorgeous card. If you hadn't shared your tutorial on these amazing flowers, I would have sworn they were "store bought"! You put so much love, time and detail into each embellishments and the end product is always spectacular.

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful, just stunning, love , love, love :) Thanks for joining in at WTHI, Claire xXx

Елена Пономаренко (ЯГОДКА) said...

Лиза, великолепная открытка! прекрасные цветы! спасибо за мастер-класс)

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks so much for joining LLC for our New challenge. I have deleted the second card you entered by mistake. It's also very pretty, but this one's in a class of its own. Shabby chic truly at its best; I absolutely love it!!! The large flowers (thanks for the tutorial) are fabulous! Would love to see you join in also this month.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

MakaArt said...

Wonderful inspiration! Many many thanks! Maria ;-)

Petras Bastelschätze said...

That's a great idea to create special flowers, love them and thank you for the tutorial. This card design is amazing,
I like the way you craft.

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous tutorial for making your flower, love it! Will have to try it soon. :)
Hugs, Sherry
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads


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