Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Mossy Knoll" Tutorials

Here is a link to the original "Mossy Knoll" Kit.  Here are our Counterfeit Kits...

Sherri's "Mossy Knoll" Counterfeit Kit
"I was inspired more by the colors of this kit than the patterns.  I love the teal, and it goes well with my other kits.  I included some fun ribbons, text and border prints, banner stickers, and some handmade metal flowers.  My letter stickers have two coordinating shades-you can see them peeking up in the right-hand corner."  for more information, see Sherri's blog http://sherrithompson.blogspot.com/.

Meridy's "Mossy Knoll" Counterfeit Kit

I began matching piece for piece on this kit, and couldn't stop adding embellishments!  I wanted to add some of the printables to my kits this month...but the cord to my printer broke.  So I  guess I'll be working on my kits "as is"...which is probably fine, since I have  so many goodies in them already. 


Bethany's "Mossy Knoll" Counterfeit Kit
  
My favorite part of this kit was the vintage circus pieces.  I had a blast finding those online and think this will be a really interesting style to try.  Very different from what I usually do.  Check out my Blog for a complete list of my kit contents and more pictures. 


Mini Banner Tutorials:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1fFU-U3HxE

Bethany used number stamps to replicate the banner's "numbered" pendants...


Meridy created the pendant pieces using those $1 Martha Stewart pieces...you know one of those Big Lots "I-have-to-have-it-because-it's-such-a-great-deal" impulse buys!!!  Well, NOW I'm glad I bought them, I finally opened the package to use them for this mini banner. 


I plan on adding mini alphabet letter stamps to each pendant when it comes time to create my layout.

Even More Printables:

They are so much fun!  We had to share the great ones we found for the "Mossy Knoll" kit...

Ferris Wheel:  http://vintageprintable.com/wordpress/vintage-printable-entertainment-recreation-2/art-poster-travel-ferris-wheel-louisiana-purchase-exposition-st-louis-1904-2/comment-page-1/#comment-6044

Circus:
http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/2010/10/1960-paul-miller-circus-ad.html
http://www.heyrubecircus.com/contemporary-culture/an-orwellian-circus/

Metal Flowers Tutorial: 
apparently no kit is complete without a few beautiful flowers!   So here are some tutorials to help you counterfeit these Making Memories Metal Flowers...


I found some of those MM Metal Sheet in my stash, and some metal mesh that I thought might be interesting.  I also grabbed a few "bling" brads and 2 flower punches.


And created these little beauties!


NOTE:  If you don't have the metal sheets, Sherri made these for her counterfeit Kit using an aluminum Coke can!  It worked beautifully for her! See herri's tutorial here http://sherrithompson.blogspot.com/.

Another variation: Color the metal flowers with Copic markers or Alcohol Inks for a little added color.

10 comments:

  1. Love the tutorials today -- the flowers are especially cute :)

    Oh, and the Ferris Wheel printable is awesome!

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  2. Thanks so much for the links for the printables- I had looked for a circus poster and couldn't find one previously.And the metal flowers from a coke can are so awesome-I can't wait to make some!!

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  3. Neat kits. I really like the metal flowers.

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  4. I'm in love with all of the handmade embellies! Meridy, your little Martha Stewart banners are adorable-Martha herself would be jealous! And I love those mesh flowers!

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  5. Wow to those tutorials. I am loving those banners!

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  6. the ad on kits you guys did are so pretty!! I have some MM metal sheets i'll have to find and use for those cute flowers!! Thanks so much for these ideas, tutorials, and links!!

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  7. Great kits and the tutorials are awesome! I need to make some of those metal flowers!!

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  8. I totally have to make some of these! I didn't realize how easy they were to do! Thanks!

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  9. Thanks for the links and tutorials!

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  10. I love the metal flowers...back to my stash to see what I have that will work.

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