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!
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!
today i am sharing with you my first journal i created using one of Eileen Hull’s newest releases, journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal)
now this is a game changer for sure. there are simply so many possibilities for this one single die. i can see one for travel, one for birthday’s, one for an exercise journal, one for quote collections, etc
i created it by painting the outside of the covers using a variety of metallic and acrylic paints and added a few stamps and that is how quick and simply fast it was.
then it was time to decorate the inside. for that i cut out pieces of paper, which i folded to make two pages. at the start of each month
here is a quick video of a flip through for you:
and here are some still shots
i hope you have stopped by Eileen’s blog (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)and checked out the links to the other inspiration team’s projects!! there are some mighty fine ones there each week for you to take a boo at!
have you been checking out the creations by the inspiration team over on Eileen’s blog. this month we are showcasing the heartfelt collection; Eileen’s newest release for 2017! today i am back to show you a couple of other journals
i started this one by die cutting the journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal) out of paper leather (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661151/sizzix-paper-leather-sheets-8-1-2-x-11-white-10-pack) and then running it through my vagabond using the daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath)embossing folder and some sizzix ink sheets (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/660542/sizzix-inksheets-4-x-6-transfer-film-5-assorted-sheets). it is the perfect quiet touch to the front of a treasured journal.
next i stitched using some really old thread the house pocket (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits)
then using a really strong glue i glued it to the front of the journal and the bits to the front of the house
then using a small stamp set i created some tables for my book. i also used some tissue take to tap the edges
once the tabs were completed and before they were put in place in inked the edges of the journal/title label with some black inknow that is it! pretty simple and fast and a great project to hold those must have recipes from your family and especially thoughtful to create to send to those who are leaving the nest!!
today i am here to share with you another one of my projects for this release… this one i used felt as well. i am absolutely loving creating with it.. i need to source myself some more!
i hand stitched these stitchy flowers and leaf (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661903/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-13pk-stitchy-flowers-leaf)to the front to the art journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal) using some antique thread. i also added a bit of cheese cloth to the centre button
on the front of the journal, after die cutting the ‘you are my sunshine’ onto a piece of scrap paper i decided i wanted it outlined on my journal and then decided that i liked the idea of stitching….. it is funny how things change when we are creating isn’t it!! what we think we want takes all kinds of turns until it is finished. that is the part of the process i like! when it came time to bind my journal i decided to try using some wire and my twist and style tool!! this makes creating wire bits so easy!!!! i absolutely love these flowers die-cut from felt!!! the ink in the background gives my stitching the depth i loved!
to hid the stitching i die cut another journal cover, covered it with some creative tape and then pressed my felt cover to the front!
and then all that was left to do was to add some papers inside and then that quick and easy i have a journal that will possible hold positive quotes i come across through out my day, month year….
what have you been creating lately! if it is using one of Eileen’s dies (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?q=eileen+hull&p=1) we would love to see it. share it with us on Eileen’s Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/eileenhulldesigns/)..
speaking of sharing, i hope you have had the chance to check out what the rest of the inspiration team has been sharing with you all this month!
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