This month at Art With Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2015/04/art-with-heart-challenge-april-spring-break NULL.html) the Inspiration Team are celebrating the release of Eileen Hull’s Vintage Travel Collection which will be available in the shops from May 2015. All month long there will be lots of inspiration there and of course, the Art With Heart Challeng (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2015/04/art-with-heart-challenge-april-spring-break NULL.html)e is also running, with the theme of ‘Spring Break. One lucky participant will win a die from the new Vintage Travel range, which you can see HERE (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalog#q=Eileen%20Hull%20Vintage%20Travel).
for my project this month i chose to use deco art’s line of media paints and mediums to create a new / old version of the train case as well as decorate a framed treasured picture of my mom.
so i started by covering all my mat board pieces with DecoArt’s (http://www NULL.decoart NULL.com/) chalkboard paint in treasure to which i then added it too some sand paste. i wanted my case to have a slight texture to it
once it was dry i then added some creme wax. i was going to try the raw umber but decided the wax would give me more of the workability i needed to create the perfect look.
i dug out from my paper stash a piece of the Nostalgia collection by My Minds Eye to cover the inside of my case. it is a perfect match don’t you think!
and a couple of close ups to show you the texture
the frame in the background started out as a basic wooden frame which i added layers of DecoArt’s (http://www NULL.decoart NULL.com/) new Media Range of products and Stampendous (http://www NULL.stampendous NULL.com/products-page/mixed-media-product-type/stack-art-rubber-stamps-angel-wings-kit/) stack art set, sanding between layers to give it that nostalgic look and feel
i had stencilled ‘be strong’ from Dina’s stencil set but decided that the actual message from my mom should be and would be for me to ‘be happy’ so i stencilled over it using some sand paste.
well there you go.. my piece for this months challenge. i do hope you take the last few days of this month to do yours and enter for your chance to win one of Eileen’s wonderful new dies!!
so just in for a quick post today to show you the magic i created using DecoArt Media mediums including their sprays
i started with an old tin from Christmas treats
to which i added crackle paste
followed by some, okay a lot, of sprays
so much so i had wonderful drip page to use as a start to an art journal page
and i ended up with a really cool paint brush holder for my desk!
that’s it for today. pop back in early next week to see what else i have created using the magical DecoArt line!
here we are in week fifteen and I realize I totally forgot to post my week 14 Document Life (http://www NULL.arttothe5th NULL.com/)page
watercolour pages do so take on their own magic don’t they!!
and here is my finished page!!
thanks for stopping by
hope you are playing along with the weekly challenges!
just a quick post today to show you that yes indeed i am managing to keep up with my quest to do a weekly page with the prompts from the lovelies at Art to the 5th (http://www NULL.arttothe5th NULL.com)
and there you have it, my week thirteen
Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well.
We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo’s birth! Even though we can’t be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest’s blog to see what they created for this new little guy.
i chose to make some blocks using an old line of paper from Tim Holtz, my newest set of vintage alpha (http://www NULL.stampendous NULL.com/products-page/frantage-stamps/ssc1168-vintage-uppercase-perfectly-clear-stamp-set/) stamps from Stampendous, odds and bits from my treasure trunk and of course my Artist Trading Block (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/658983/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-block-cube-bank-3-d)by Eileen Hull
i hope it arrives safe and sound on your door step Anna-Karin.
now to see what else was created for this virtual shower do drop by the rest of the teams websites !!
Lisa (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/03/welcome-baby-leo NULL.html)
Shelley (http://shellyhickox NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/03/inspiration-team-surprise-baby-shower NULL.html)
Oxana (http://simplepapers NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/tiny-adventurers-log-and-surprise-baby-shower NULL.html)
Pam (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-anna NULL.html)
Donna (http://memesartplace NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2015/03/its-baby-shower NULL.html)
Tracy (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-baby-shower-for-anna-karin NULL.html)
Nicole (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-online-baby-shower NULL.html)
Anne (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/03/surprise-baby-shower-for-anna-karin NULL.html)
If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen’s blog (http://eileenhull NULL.com/) to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!
congratulations to you Anna-Karin!!