vintage travel case

This month at Art With Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull 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.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
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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.
vintage travel case
so i started by covering all my mat board pieces with   DecoArt’s (http://www NULL.decoart  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
decoArt chalk and sand
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.
chalk sand creme wax decoArti 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!
vintage travel case interior
and a couple of close ups to show you the texture
vintage case close up
the frame in the background started out as a basic wooden frame which i added layers of  DecoArt’s (http://www NULL.decoart new Media Range of products and Stampendous (http://www NULL.stampendous stack art set,   sanding between layers to give it that nostalgic look and feel
be happyi 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!!

creating a paintbrush holder

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 pasteIMG_8387

followed by some, okay a lot, of spraysIMG_8389

so much so i had wonderful drip page to use as a start to an art journal page

IMG_8392and i ended up with a really cool paint brush holder for my desk!

mixed media paint brush holderthat’s it for today. pop back in early next week to see what else i have created using the magical DecoArt line!


surprise virtual baby shower!!!

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 stamps from Stampendous, odds and bits from my treasure trunk and of course my Artist Trading Block (http://www NULL.sizzix Eileen Hull

close ups leo baby row

IMG_8214 blocks for Leo

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.html)

Shelley (http://shellyhickox NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Oxana (http://simplepapers NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Pam  (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.html)

Donna (http://memesartplace NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Tracy (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Nicole (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Anne (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen’s blog (http://eileenhull 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!!


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