DLP – week twenty eight and twenty nine

a quick one to share today of my last two weeks for the Documented Life Project (http://www NULL.arttothe5th NULL.com/)
.. one of these weeks I will definitely catch up on these posts!!

I try to follow along with the prompts and for the most part I do…just sometimes it is hard to tell!!!

I thought I would post the last two weeks before tomorrow’s prompt is posted!!

week twenty eight- July 4th (https://arttothe5th NULL.squarespace NULL.com/journal/2015/4/1/the-original-documented-life-project-july-4-challenge)

challenge 28v
challenge twenty nine – July 18th (http://www NULL.arttothe5th NULL.com/journal/2015/4/1/the-original-documented-life-project-july-18-challenge)
challenge 29I told you it would be a quick one!!!


Forever remember

you are loved….

hello everyone!!

today I am here to share with you a little project I created just for the sake of creating… and happen to be right on par with the CC3C (http://lindaledbetter NULL.com/2015/07/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-33 NULL.html) challenge using Tim’s book (http://timholtz NULL.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/); page 45 to be exact!!!

I had sent a message to my design team partners and asked them how they go about creating.. what is their process.. what do they do to get inspired…do you create for someone specific or a specific project or do you just create.

well I took all their answers in and decided that for this day I was just going to create.. holy though easier said then done.. it still took me a couple of days to ‘get it right’.

all I knew is I wanted to make something from my heart

so I stared with covering some letters using a thin layer of antique linen distress paint and sprayed them with water… dried and repeated until I was happy with the ‘backgrounds’

distress paint & water

I then took the same custom blend stamp set I used for my butterfly, more on that in a bit, and hit the edges of the letters with it.. by far my favorite blend yet

custom blend loved

I also knew I wanted to  use my flowers I made using tim’s tiny tattered florals (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/660227/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-15pk-w-quilling-tool-tiny-tattered-florals) thinlit. they are so tiny and cute and boy I need practice using them but that I think is going to make them all unique right.

tiny tattered floralI also wanted to use the butterfly from the limititation (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/660189/sizzix-framelits-die-set-4pk-w-stamps-limitations)framelit set…it is my third set.. I have somehow managed to lose two already!! I stamped and die cut a butterfly from a tag, tissue and from packaging from one of my fade folders.. mind you the die wouldn’t but through the plastic..so I hand cut that one and heated it so it shaped around the canvas

wonderful life tureand here you have it…. a special piece with that special someone in mind…

forever lovedhope you take time to create a piece inspired by love.. they truly are the best pieces right! if you are looking to purchase any of the lovely products i have used you can find them at Inspiration Emporium. (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.com/Tim-Time_c_883 NULL.html). they truly are one of the best on line places i have ever ordered from!

I am linking this up to:

CC3C – challenge 33  (http://lindaledbetter NULL.com/2015/07/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-33 NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp – Work it Wednesday (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/blog/work-it-wednesday-july-2015/)– Die Cuts

Frilly and Funky – Raise it up Challenge (http://frillyandfunkie NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/07/raise-it-up NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp – Monday (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/mondaychallenge/?p=2833) Challenge … I scream for (Inspired )


DLP – weeks twenty four – twenty-seven

just a quick one today. i am getting caught up.. this time for real!!


i love creating these pages and i do mean to post them each week except for i take all week to finish them.
do you do that too? do you create your page(s) and then just keep doodling for the week….

or in some cases just write and not doodle at all…..

so like i said.. a quick post today just to show that yes indeed i am creating and have been for the full twenty seven weeks

Challenge 24

challenge 24
challenge 25
challenge 25
challenge 26
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challenge 27
challenge 27


July Art with Heart Challenge – Make it 3D!!

Hello everyone!!  Our July Art With Heart challenge has been up and running and you won’t want to miss out on this one! The design team is focusing on Eileen’s Make It 3-D die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/659875/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-make-it-3-d). This die easily adds a whole new dimension (literally!) to all your regular flat dies. The possibilities are endless!

i chose to make two 3D projects as i didn’t know enough to stop..

my first project, which i have been working on for a while and loving every little thing about is this:

it was such a fun project to play with. i started first by cutting out one 3D for the base and 4 luggage tags (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/660330/sizzix-scoreboards-die-tags-luggage) for the sides

i coloured each tag using the newest distress inks

luggage tag
and they ended up like this

new distress inks on luggage tagi then used my distress sprayer to create some blotches.. absolutely love this sprayer!

using the new distress sprayeri then used a Crafters Workshop stencil and added a bit more depth to the outside of my luggage tags

TCW stencilstenciled luggage tagthen it was time to work on the inside. i stamped and then coloured using my distress markers

inside of luggage tag using distress markersi sprayed with water once coloured as i wanted the muted effect..love them

and check out the inside once it is all assembled..take a close boo at the bottom! that is the 3D die and my inspiration for the entire piece!

3D bottomso almost finished…it was then  just a matter of adding a bit of ribbon and the butterflyIMG_3686

and one of my all time favourite things about the luggage tag…it fits an instax photo perfectly!!!

luggage tag with instax

that was project one!!       now onto project two

i started off by cutting out two old jalopy’s (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/657185/sizzix-bigz-die-old-jalopy) from grungeboard and four make it 3d’s (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/659875/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-make-it-3-d); two out of mat board and two out of gungepaper.

i then coloured my jalopy using black soot distress paint for the truck

black soot on ol jalopy

and weathered wood for the trim.

IMG_3573i then sanded everything and added distress ink to the entire jalopy. i wasn’t quite happy with the trim so i painted it using distress stain in silver…then i was happy

but well not quite. i wanted it to be an antique looking vehicle so i added what else but rock candy distress crackle paste to the entire thing

rock candy on jalopy

and lookie, lookie… an eyeglass holder was created!!

IMG_3677 IMG_3678i am absolutely in love with them both.

they can be used for anything you can imagine, pens, pencils and yes even eyeglasses

i hope you have enjoyed my tutorials (sorry it was so long!!) and i really hope you have taken the time to play along with this challenge in order to win your very own 3D die!!!



I’m so happy to be apart of Eileen Hull Inspiration Design Team and help promote Eileen Hull’s wonderful products that are manufactured with Sizzix. Eileen and Sizzix so generously supply us with so many fabulous Dies and Embossing Folders to work with like those that I’m using today

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