Eileen Hull Flower Party Release

hello everyone!!

Welcome back to week three of the Flower Party Die  (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661112/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-flower-pocket)Release with Eileen Hull!! this month the Eileen Hull Design Team are showcasing projects using Eileen Hull’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/) new flower die release.

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Here are all the new releases:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK – Flower, Rolled (http://shrsl NULL.com/?~bye3)
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Heart & Soul (http://shrsl NULL.com/?~byek)
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Pansy (http://shrsl NULL.com/?~byem)
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Romance (http://shrsl NULL.com/?~byen)
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Leaves, Spring (http://shrsl NULL.com/?~byep)
  • Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die – Flower Pocket (http://shrsl NULL.com/?~byeq)

i started my project by sprinkling color burst on all, yes all the new release flowers that i had received from Eileen….yes all of them!!

EH new release i then activated it with waterIMG_3796i did some in cool colours and some in warmIMG_3798

and one in every colour!IMG_3799

now here is what these ones looked like as they lay drying….i wasn’t really sure what i was going to do nextIMG_3800and that is where i somehow stopped taking pictures  and go lost in the process but i can tell you my next step was to let the color burst completely dry and then i worked but my next steps were basically shaping my flowers on to stems i created using the new twist and style tool (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/videos/9267 NULL.html).. once that was done I noticed that to me there were missing a little something so I unshaped them and applied a nice layer of Decoart crackle glaze (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/crackles) to each of them and then once they were almost dry I reshaped them again!

and here is what i ended up with!

EH floral eh orchid in the centre of all my flowers I sprinkled a bit of Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-thtdg39150 NULL.html)for a little pop of glitterEileen Hull blue flower  Eileen Hull multiflower for my flower pocket (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661112/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-flower-pocket)I painted / layered it with different decoart media paints (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/fluid-acrylics) and then once dry coated it with the crackle glaze  and then added some corners to it.flower caseat the end I decided I wanted them to be a little stiffer so applied a generous layer of DecoArt gloss varnish (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/varnishes)to the entire project

and so here  it is all together!  I wanted to give my piece the look of an antiqued ceramic collection which is why I gave it all a nice coat of the crackle.  the pictures don’t do them justice…eileen hull flowersI hope I have given you some ideas on what to create using Eileen’s newest release!! for more ideas drop on over to Eileen Hull – Three Dimensional Art (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)page and see what the rest of her Inspiration Team has come up with!!


Coaster bursting with colour

hello everyone!!

I am excited to share with you my latest project for Ken Oliver’s Design Team!

this week I have created another coaster! I am hoping eventually to have enough created that I have one on every surface that could contain a coffee cup, water glass, tea cup,….. wine glass!

so i started creating on a piece of watercolour paper (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn04504 NULL.html?w=ken+oliver). i started by applying Iron Oxide (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn06613 NULL.html) onto the paper, heat setting it as it dripped and rolled.color burst i continued to repeat the same process using different liquid metals

color burst metal effectsand then i got lost in the whole process and forgot to take pictures!!!

the basic steps were the application of the liquid metals. i then cut out the butterflies from the Ken Oliver Studio collection (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn05866 NULL.html?w=ken+oliver+paper) attached them to the coaster, added some chit chat stickers and then covered the whole thing using ice resin

here is my finished coaster

coaster closeup color burst coasterlove the effect of those metal effects protected by ice resin. this coaster will be out on my table for years to come.. i can just tell!!


Emerald Creek open challenge

hello everyone!!

did you know that today, April 7th is National Tartan Day!!! neither did i until Kim from Emerald Creek Designs (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/2016/04/national-tartan-day-heck-ya-anything NULL.html)told me..  now today’s challenge is suppose to be anything goes but heck why not attempt to honour this day by creating my own tartan!!!

so off i went into creative mode and my biggest decision was which medium will i use and i decided on Tim Holtz distress paints (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/product-p/dp-paint NULL.htm) with a finish touch of using one of Emerald Creeks brads (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/Silver-with-Blue-Jewelled-Brad-6-pkg-p/br-jbb NULL.htm)

so here is my process:

i first start out with a sheet of Sizzix Paper leather (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-661150 NULL.html) in pink. i applied various colours of distress paint, turning each time i swiped paint with a pallet knife. I then placed and cut out one of Eileen Hull’s Recipe Card Holder (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-659876 NULL.html?w=recipe) by SizzixPaper leather and EH recipe card holder

i then laid it out and decided that i need somehow to create a ‘tartan effect’ in diana style to it. so out came some tape ( i am not even sure what kind it was but it was sticky so i used it!!) i cut it in the length required to cover the length of the project but tore it so that my lines were not all going to be the same

taping my recipe boxi then used a distress paint to dab colour onto the recipe card box and this is what is was left with when i removed the tape

recipe box layeringokay.. so that isn’t exactly the look i was going for so our came the tape again!!

Eileen Hull recipe box holder

now that is much better but still wasn’t quite what i was looking for…. and lookie here what just arrived in my studio.. the new Dylusion paint pens (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/ri-dyd50902 NULL.html) and they were perfect for the pop i was looking for.

dylusion paint pens and EH die

next it was time to do a bit of decorating inside the recipe box holder so out came my Kimilese stamp (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/product-p/s0210r NULL.htm) and my Wendy Vecchi potting soil ink pad

Kimilese stamp and potting soiland now it was time to do a bit of stitching around the entire outside edge of my holder (i forgot the pictures sorry!!)

so for this creation i needed to be sure the sides and bottom were sturdy so i cut out pieces of cardboard, glued them in place and then covered them using scraps from he original cut

making my EH recipe card holder sturdyand now here you have it..my creation for this months dare for Emerald Creek Designs.

EH recipe card holderto secure it closed i chose the jewelled brad (http://jewelled brad) and using one of tim’s elastic holders i rigged it up so it stayed closed.

here is the back of my travel set.backwait did i say travel set??? did i mean recipe card holder????

Recipe card holder Manicure set yes!! it’s a travel set!!Recipe card holder close up complete with a little mirror i created using a piece of Tim’s mirrored sheet (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-MIRRORED-Sheets-TH93029-47073)inside manicure setabsolutely chuffed with how this turned out!!!! i have already had requests to make some for others….

now if only i am willing to share my Paper Leather Sheets.. (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-PAPER-LEATHER-SHEETS-ASSORTED-BASICS-6x6-Paper-661146-661146sz)………

so be sure to visit the rest of the team and see what they have come up with!

Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2016/04/life-is-dream-tag-with-emerald-creek NULL.html)
Claudia Neubacher (http://vonpappe2 NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.at/)
Katelyn Grosart (hhttp://katelyngrosart NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2016/04/anything-goes-challenge-on-emerald_4 NULL.html)
Julia Chupik (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2016/03/emerald-creek-dare-easter-hunt NULL.html)
Cathy Potosky (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2016/04/anything-goes NULL.html)
Nicole Wright (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/)
You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Store (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/) – so why not go check it out.
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enjoy your day my friends and let me know what you think!!


Sizzix paper leather sign

hello everyone

today i am her just to show you quickly the other side of my  ‘Welcome’ sign I created for my studio

Eileen Hull Flower dies

I once again used the Sizzix Paper Leather (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-661147 NULL.html?w=paper+leather)sheets. yes, I am addicted to them!  I cut out several of Eileen’s flowers (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/products/?w=eileen+hull+flowers), both from her thinlits and her steel rule dies,  ran them through my vagabond using foil and some texture fade folders to make marks on the Paper leather and then scrunched, coloured and glued them onto the back of my sign

see you soon I also added in a prima nest and some ideaology pieces and I backed the whole thing with a mirrored sheet (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-av-th93029 NULL.html).  for my dome I attached some tissue wrap paper (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/ch-th93275 NULL.html)which I had stamped with #hashtag stamp (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-cms183 NULL.html)set and coated the whole thing using some Vintage collage medium (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/ri-tda47940 NULL.html).  I cut out my ‘see you soon’ letters (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-658563 NULL.html)and embossed using some frozen foil sheets (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/ri-isf48008 NULL.html)prior to attaching to my mirrored sign.

To complete my frame I added a few pieces of lace that I had cut out using Tim’s lace thinlit (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-661499 NULL.html)and some, yes you guessed it, Leather Paper!!

that’s it for now. told you it would be a quick one!

come back on Thursday where I will have yet another project created using Eileen’s Recipe box (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-659876 NULL.html)and some more Leather Paper!!

hope you are enjoying your day




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