Twist and Style welcome wreath

hello everyone!!

This month, the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/) Inspiration Team is sharing our projects using Eileen’s cool new Twist and Style tool from Sizzix. i have to tell you that what you have seen so far is truly just the tip of the iceberg what can be done with it using all sorts of different matters from wire to twine, yarn to string.

so for my project here we go!!!

i basically started with putting some paint onto some felt with my brayer

twist and style mixed media once i ‘THOUGHT’ my felt was dry i ran it through my vagabond.. and came up with this beauty!!heart and soul painty

so being one who doesn’t like to waste i layered some more felt between my painted felt to absorb all that goodness

felt and heart and soul see!! much better with catching that waste !!felt to the rescuethen i was just a matter of putting my flowers onto the stems i created using the twist and style tool

twist and style with heartthen i weaved and glued them the side of a wreath

Eileen Hull Heart and Souland then weaved a ‘welcome’ and here is my finished project for this month!!

welcome wreathhow fun is that!!

i hope you get a chance to check out all the other wonderful creations over at Eileen Hull Designs!

diana

soul filled august

hello everyone!

i was just looking though my site and realized that i didn’t post my August calendar yet!! it is full of texture and distress crayons!

so here it is!!

august calendaraugust was/is such a busy month…i’ve been lucky enough to do a bit of travel, have some much needed visits in with family near and far, celebrated 10 years of marriage as well as spend some time in the studio just enjoying.

hope your summer has been going well and that you too have been creating!

diana

wedding cards

hello everyone

here today to just show you a couple of cards i have made over the last little while. as you know i am not really a card maker but when i’m asked to make one by my kid how can i say no really!!!wedding cards IMG_8532that’s it. short and sweet! just wanted to share how quick and easy it is when using beautiful paper and sizzix to create some cool cards!

diana

TTT – July 2016

hello everyone!!

i am here today to  share my take on Tim’s Twelve Tags – Remix 2016 (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2016-july/). for all the step outs and the hows to’s drop on over to his site and following along!!TTT july 2016

I always forget how much fun the distress markers can be. I have them and love looking at the them and moving them around my desk but since I am not someone who just colours, I never use them….  I am so going to stop doing that!

so for my tag, I decided to use the Nautical Blueprint (https://stampersanonymous NULL.com/tim-holtz-cling-mount-stamps-nautical-blueprint-cms194 NULL.html)stamp set and couldn’t decide which stamp to use so end up creating two tags

tim holtz explore the beach I love how because I used the micro glaze (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-DISTRESS-MICRO-GLAZE-Ranger-TDA46967-TDA46967)that when it came time to add my spritz of black using this tool (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Marker-SPRITZER-TOOL-Ranger-TDA39730-64479)as well as my background blues, it doesn’t touch my shells!!tim holtz discover the ocean I also love how the distress markers, when blended using the water brush, (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product?id=92731&currency=USD) actually make me think the colouring of this shell is real!SA seashell stamp

and the star dollar, which up until this year I so wanted to find one, until I realized that they were live creatures..now I just want to see one as it buries itself in the sand!SA sanddollar

and as i was adding bits to my tag one of tim’s foliage flowers (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-FOLIAGE-Flowers-Leaves-Hardware-Metal--TH92788-15696)  fell onto the floor and I thought. hmmm I wonder.. so out came my pliers and I have tried shaping it like the inside of my sand dollar.. kind of cool I think!!

exploring the beach and discovering the ocean are two of my favourite things to do in the summer so this months techniques and remixes fit perfectly! totally brought me joy creating these two tags this month! thanks Tim!

hope you all are taking the time to create art from your soul!

diana

 

flowers and butterflies oh my!

hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a quick project that I have been working on using a few of my favourite sizzix dies and finally playing with my distress crayons (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Crayons-SET-1-TDBK47902-TDBK47902RI)!

so basically I used a smaller canvas which I covered in paper, both text and scrapbook paper, a thin layer of  gesso to blend it together,  matte medium and lots of distress crayons and that is what I started with.

I then started the whole process of covering  a few pieces of mixed media cardstock (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Ranger-MIXED-MEDIA-CARDSTOCK-ISD44628-ISD44628RI)with the same matte medium and distress crayons along with some texture paste to create Eileen Hulls Heart and Soul (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul)and Pansy flowers (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)and of course Tim Holtz butterfly frenzy (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-Die-BUTTERFLY-FRENZY-Decorative-Strip-Sizzlits-659575-64384). and here you have the whole thing!butterfly flurry

the back of the flowers and leaves were simply stamped using a background script stamp. I love how the texture paste added that little bit of extra to the flowers. for the Spring Leaves (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LEAVES-SPRING-Bigz-Die-661111--661111SZ?currency=USD), I used the two green distress crayons and blended them to give the variation in colour!

eileen hull flowers and leaves

when cutting out the flurry of butterflies I had cut a few out of the paper that had the texture paste… love how they turned out too!!tim holtz butterfly

by far the Limitations (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-Framelits-LIMITATIONS-Wafer-Thin-Die-And-Stamp-Set-660189-660189TH?currency=USD) stamp/die set is my  favourite combo yet. so much so a little funny story.. I have ‘lost’ mine a couple of time’s and reordered to have only found it again and ended up with 5 sets!! like is said.. my favourite!!

so here you have my newest little piece of art

nothing like a dream

it’s a smaller canvas so just the perfect size to hang in my studio or to set on my desk

if you have any questions please let me know!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie all lined up  (http://frillyandfunkie NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/all-lined-up NULL.html)

Creative Carte Blanche blossoms and bookpages  (http://www NULL.creativecarteblanche NULL.com/2016/07/blossoms-bookpages-july-2016-theme NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge- add some texture (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5803)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – things with wings (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/wednesdaychallenge/)

I sure hope you have taken some time to create lately!

diana

 

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