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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 Collaborates with Kunin Felt

hello everyone!!!

i am here to share with you a project created with a combination of Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/) new release the Heartfelt collection and  Kunin Felt (http://kuningroup NULL.com/).  Kunin Felt is made in the USA of 100% Polyester Fibre, made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles and it is of the highest quality and cuts like a dream when combined with Eileen’s Dies.

I opted to created  using Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Thinlits Die House pocket stitchlit (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits) along with the Sizzix Thinlit Stitchy Flower and Leaf set (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661902/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-9pk-house-pocket-stitchlits)and that along with the Kunin felt made this a quick and easy project that can be whipped up in no time.

I started by cutting out three houses and various flowers and leaves using different colours of felt. I absolutely love all the colours that I have of felt so the biggest decision was which ones to use!!

after stitching the edges of the houses, which now became banner bits, I started to randomly stitch on some of the flowers using buttons

along with the adding of flowers and buttons, I added this butterfly along with the heart in the centre one

and the stitchlits with the words make stitching for someone who doesn’t stitch very easy!!

I finished up the whole project by adding bits of beads and here you have this weeks project!

one of my favorite things to do is challenge myself in creating something out of my element and that is exactly what I did…okay, well maybe it isn’t one of my favourite things to do but it sure is challenging in an exciting way!

I hope you have taken the time this month to stop on over to Eileen’s page and visited all the links from the rest of the inspiration team….I tell you there has been lots and lots of that!!

til next time

diana

 

Heartfelt weekly journal

hello everyone!!!

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!

diana

Eileen Hull’s heartfelt collection – felt bits

hello everyone

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!

diana