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a bit of Joy posted

Hi everyone!! i can’t believe it is already the middle of April… this year has been passing so very very fast.

i am currently away on vacation in sunny Florida.. a much needed escape from all the snow and rain and now flooding that is happening at home. i am choosing to not fret about it knowing that it will be what ever it will be regardless if i am home or here. My son and daughter in law are looking after the home and the fur babies so i am not going to worry about it

right now i have a box of Art Anthology awaiting my return so i am i must admit quite excited to be getting home to it. in the meantime i wanted to post a little update letting you know that i have posted my latest art piece over at
Art Anthology (http://artanthologyinc NULL.com/blog/?p=2805) in the form of a video!!!

please do take a minute or two to hop on over there and let me know what you think and do please take a view at all the goodness the rest of the dream team has been creating. we post most every day of the month so you are going to see something new all the time!!!

here is a sneak.
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Mirrored box

first off i am so very excited to be a part of the  Artist on the Block (http://theartistsontheblock NULL.com)Design team!!

i instantly fell in love with Eileen Hull/ Sizzix XL Scoreboard Die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/658983/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-block-cube-bank-3-d) from afar and couldn’t wait to meet up with Eileen and Amy in person during my recent trip! loved that our paths crossed in real life and that i was able to get my hands on these little cubes of yummy!!

so to start with know that sometimes i get really long winded and LOVE creating. i sometimes totally get caught up in the moment and forget to take pictures along the way. i did try this time so go grab your liquid of choice and enjoy the ride!

so to start with i covered a piece of Sizzix mat board (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/656492/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-white-sheets) with some of tim’s eclectic fabric (http://timholtz NULL.com/eclectic-elements-fabric-line/) using Rangers (http://rangerink NULL.com/?product=ranger-collage-glue-stick) collage glue stick.

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i then ran it through my vagabond twice ( you need two pieces) but one time using the heart & label set (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/658052/sizzix-movers-shapers-magnetic-die-set-2pk-heart-label-set) die by Eileen Hull.

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my next step was deciding which bits and bobs of Tim’s idea-ology (http://timholtz NULL.com/idea-ology-products/) line i wanted to part with. yes i have issues using things i have collected but i am trying!!

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once it was decided i just kept on moving. using up things i have been hoarding is hard but i really wanted this project to be all it could be so out came the mirrored sheets which i carefully cut and stuck to the entire inside of my box (more on that later!)

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now it was time to work on the outside a  bit. first i die cut some grungeboard  and some mirrored paper using my new Sizzix Chevron die.  i painted the grungeboard with some distress paints and let it dry prior to sanding and then using my distress ink and blending tool to give it the aged look.

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next i covered the inside of tissue wrap with multi medium and applied it to a mini canvas

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next i took my drill press and put a nice little hole in my label pull

IMG_0492 after applying a remnant rub directly to the fabric i attached the label pull over the words and then filled in with glossy accents to highlight the words. i also applied some foundations to the bottom of my box here using hot glue

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now it was time to create a charm to hang from my box. i cut a small circle out of the mirrored sheet, applied a rub on and then placed it into the charm.

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to the back of the box i added some more rubs and the charm. the charm is attached using one of the idea-ology screw eyes. this is my first time using these (remember i am the hoarder of all things tim!) and i must say they were easier to use then i expected

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to the sides i added  some rubs and the chevron which i then placed in some various pieces of the mirror

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as a final step i had  added the canvas, the jute string along with the word band and a clock key to the top.

here is the full view of the  four sides of my cube. you can click on any picture to enlarge for details!

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 and here is a short 1 minute video to show you the inside

so i started this post by telling you how much in love i am with these little bundles but i need to share how much i LOVE LOVE LOVE this months tag that Tim (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2014-april/) did.   i so used it for my inspiration to create this little beauty. last weekend we made a beauty of a canvas in his class so i decided to think outside the ‘tag’ and the canvas and created this box.
I am also linking this up over at Inspiration Emporium (http://blog NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.com/?p=2192). the challenge this month there is “a few of your favourite things’ and does this post ever fit that!!!

so would you like the chance to win a really cool sizzix  prize…. of course you do and all you need to do is a have a bit of HEART. head on over to Art with a Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2014/04/art-with-heart-challenge-april-showers NULL.html) and play along with the ‘April Showers’ theme that Eileen and the gang have going on!

if you like the idea of the blocks you so need to check out the following links to see what other wonderful things we have going on. we are everywhere so do give us a like and spread the word!!!

The Artists on the Block  –  http://theartistsontheblock.com/The (http://theartistsontheblock NULL.com/The)

ATB Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheArtistsOnTheBlock

The ATB Twitter- https://twitter.com/ArtTheBlock

The ATB Pinterest- http://www.pinterest.com/PluckingDaisies/the-artists-on-the-block/

til next time!!!

diana

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what does the bird say??

fly…. explore life

i have a quick mini posting up over at Art Anthology (http://artanthologyinc NULL.com/blog/) i created using some colorations and embossing paste along with Wendy Vecchi’s (http://studio490art NULL.blogspot NULL.ca) Stamp it, Stencil it’s.

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i hope you enjoyed looking at my mini project.

 

 

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