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Eileen Hull – July Journalling

hello everyone

today I am here to share with you my latest project for the Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)

this project started last month spinning around in my head as I was cleaning up my studio.  if you recall in May we had a wonderful swap with Kunin felt and I have so very much left that I have been hoarding.. I am not sure about you but sometimes it is hard to make that first cut right!!

anyway with that said I did it!!

I started out by cutting my journal covers from the beautiful grey felt.. after admiring it for a while I needed to decide what to put on it…that is when I decided to decorate it with these flowers

and then i cut out some more in different felt colours until i had enough to decorate the front

here are the chosen colours…

now, if you know me, you know I am really not a stitcher because I find it hard to do anything in a straight clean line so I don’t happen to own any embroidery thread BUT you see my sister is a beautiful stitcher and recently she left a container at my place soooo.. RIGHT!!!  I started digging through her stash for just the right colours and then.. it needed a little something so I cut out the Sizzix Scoreboards die – Bird Sizzix Scoreboards die – Bird (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/657120/sizzix-scoreboards-die-bird) and attached her to the front

now….. what to do.. from the heart my projects are so I did a bit of research and found a site that had lists of things to be grateful for so I printed them out, stitched them into my journal and added the word gratitude to the front

i sewed bits of Eileen Hull paper onto each page to allow for some hidden spots to journal on…

and here you have it!

I hope you have stuck around and enjoyed reading/looking through my process. please do leave me a comment as well as jump on over to Eileen’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) page to see what my fellow design teamies are up too!

diana

 

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 – Positive affirmation

hello everyone!!

it has been quite a month for me and i am so very excited to be sharing with you here today that I am now a part of the Mixed Media Monthly team!!!!

and with that I am here today to post my first project for Mixed Media Monthly!! (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/06/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html)

As you will know, each month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly (http://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/ NULL. NULL. NULL./mixed-media-monthly NULL. NULL. NULL.), and this month our theme is “Altered Embellishments!

for my first challenge  with this team i was lucky enough to jump in using chipboard from UmWowStudio.

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UmWowStudio (https://umwowstudio NULL.com/)is an innovative – on trend – chipboard manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers (this months design was created by our very talented Lynne Forsythe (http://lynneforsythe NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)) their line is always expanding. The  chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium.

okay before we go any further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html#comment-form).

so for my project i had been planning on creating a positive affirmation sign in the entry way for when students/customers come and visit the studio so this was the perfect opportunity to create it using  chipboard bits!!

so i started with a base that I had created using  paper leather,  a TCW stencil, some crackle paste and some Emerald Creek embossing powder.

I then cut out a couple of flower pedals using the Eileen Hull Romance Flower die from Kunin felt and some canvas, added a bit of colour and  a bit of fabric stiffener, smooshed and then wrapped them in cling wrap to sit for the night

i am a self proclaimed hoarder of all things shiny but i thought it was time to use my little salvaged doll so off she went into a baggie with some alcohol in in red pepper

and then for the last step, after placing everything where i thought i wanted it on my framed panel to which i had added some patina effects, it was time to tackle my chipboard pieces.

so i played them down, dabbed some embossing ink on them and then sprinkled them with my all time favourite (well one of them anyway) embossing powders and then heat set them.. LOVE how these turned out and how they could be used and not having to worry about warping!!

and then using a bit of hot glue placed all bits together and here you have it..my completed project for the Mixed Media Monthly Design team!

thanks for stopping by !!! now how about sharing what you can do with some altered embellishments!! join us over at MMM challenge post (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html), check out the rules, and share share share!!!

diana

 

SUPPLIES USED

  • unWowStudio chipboard pieces (http://umwowstudio NULL.com/)
  • Sizzix Leather paper (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/paperleather)
  • TCW631 Doodle bloom stencil (http://_wp_link_placeholder)
  • Emerald Creek burnt copper leaves embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Burnt-Copper-Leaves-Embossing-Powder-p/apc-bcl NULL.htm)
  • Eileen Hull Romance flower Die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661110/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-romance)
  • Kunin Felt (http://kuningroup NULL.com/)
  • Idea-ology framed panel (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-FRAMED-PANEL-Structures-TH93283-TH93283RI?currency=USD),  adjustable easle  (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-ADJUSTABLE-EASEL-Structures-TH93285-TH93285RI?currency=USD)and salvaged doll (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-2015-SALVAGED-DOLLS-TH93196-TH93196)
  • Prima Patina Effects (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Prima-Marketing-PATINA-EFFECT-PASTE-Art-Extravagance-964351-964351PR)

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TCW Design team

hello everyone!!

I am just popping in today to quickly share my total excitement about THIS!!!!! (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/blog/2017/07/announcing-2017-2018-tcw-design-team/)

how exciting is this news!!!!  like seriously.. SERIOUSLY totally exciting!! thank you so much TCW for choosing me!!!!

diana

Eileen Hull and Stampotique

hello everyone!

this month Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)‘s Inspiration Team has collaborated with Stampotique (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.com/) stamps  to create some beautiful projects.. I hope you have checked them all out!!

today I am very excited to share with  the project I complete using Eileen Hull’s Passport Book (http://www NULL.shareasale NULL.com/r NULL.cfm?u=1060939&b=572208&m=51987&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Esizzix%2Ecom%2F660331%2Fsizzix%2Dscoreboards%2Dxl%2Ddie%2Dbook%2Dpassport) die.

how did i create such rich backgrounds…well let me tell you!!  I basically started out by removing the caps from the clearsnap containers and layered paint onto my craft mat. this paint is so rich..seriously you don’t need very much and it goes so so far!!


I repeated it with blends of warm colours on the back side and then layered the warm on the cool

I love how rich of a colour these are.. like seriously  Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blend inks in Stop (Red)!!

once the pieces were dry it was a matter of stitching around the outside and then I stamped Row Faces (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.com/stamp/penney-torrente/6020 NULL.html), one of my all time favourite stamps designed by the team of Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente, along the bottom of each piece to make them all blend together

I then stamped onto a separate piece of watercolour paper all the bits I wanted to add to my passport book . and to clean my stamps off I stamped them onto the above background just to add a bit more dimension!

I chose to use stamps designed by the fabulous and talented Kate Crane; the Scribble Angel (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.com/stamp/kate-crane/11022 NULL.html) Angel Squared (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.com/stamp/kate-crane/11008 NULL.html), Hold on Tight (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.com/stamp/kate-crane/11003 NULL.html) and Guardian (http://www NULL.stampotique NULL.com/stamp/kate-crane/11001 NULL.html) and once stamped using archival ink I coloured them in using the colorbox ink and a waterbrush

and now for a few pictures .. okay a lot of pictures.. of the finished book. as you will see it is a little book meant to send someone on a scavenger hunt!!

 

I had so much fun creating this little book…. now to decide what to do with it!!!!

thanks for stopping by today. I hope you do take the time to visit Eileen’s page to see what the rest of month had brought you and check back next week for the recap on Eileen’s blog!

diana

my hundred days project

hello everyone!!

if you follow me on instagram you will have seen that I decided to tackle the 100 day project and do journal pages….. probably wasn’t the smartest decision I made to add that challenge in the final stages of marathon training (more coming on that in a few days!)

but I wanted to take a quick minute and share with you that I have managed to get a few of those pages completed… and I will get back to finishing up the rest of my book before too long.. *I hope*

here are the first months worth

I told you it would be a quick post.. but lots of pretty pictures to look at!!

hope you have been creating and I hope to get back to the regularly scheduled programing of a page a day soon!