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Eileen Hull / DCWV – Holiday project

 hello everyone!!! hasn’t this been a fun and festive month with the Eileen Hull Inspiration team creating pieces using the DCWV paper line!! I have seen so many projects that I want to recreate.. so many talented folks. I hope you have checked it out!!
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for my project this month decided to create a piece to display on my desk at work, that is if it makes it into the office and off my window sill in my studio!
so i started out by cutting out 5 ATB’s using matboard (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LITTLE-SIZZLES-MAT-BOARD-PACK-6x13-WHITE-656492--656492SZ?currency=USD). I love using this stuff as it makes for a solid base when creating a 3D project.
next I started cutting out  using the DCWV Cranberry Christmas (http://www NULL.michaels NULL.com/dcwv-cranberry-christmas-premium-stack/10491306 NULL.html#q=cranberry+christmas&start=1)paper pack squares in various sizes. I absolutely love the richness of this paper line and the foil bits oh my!!
counting-up-the-squaresthen the planning began and the first of three romance flowers were created. I glued the squares together for each pedal on all three sets in order to be sure there was colour from all sides!
romance-flower eilieens-romance-flowerand it was time to figure out what I wanted these blocks to say and in what order… so a bit of planning as I was laying them out….
designing-the-sides
and now I think I have it… except for a few changes…
atb-planningand now here you have the completed set (and look no ink!!)
eileen-hull-3dblock christmas-3d-blocks-joy christmas-3d-peace christmas-3dblock-loveI love love love how these turned out.. and that I can arrange them in all different ways… hmmm.. I wonder if there is another word in there as well using the letters; perhaps I should add some more…
 oh and I was just thinking the “LOVE” side could be displayed during February for Valentines day…yes.. these blocks will get lots of use in my home
hope you have been following along and checking out all the projects on this fun blog hop we have had with DCWV this month!
oh and that you are creating!!
diana

Emerald Creek is one year old!!

hello everyone!!

today is a very special day … it is the one year anniversary of Emerald Creek entered our world!!  i can’t believe in one way it’s been a year and then in another way think i’ve only known Kim for a year???

for this months she had asked all her design team, current and former, to create something in celebration but with the category of ‘anything goes’… well here is my project.

emerald creek Sun Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0005j NULL.htm) and the Moon Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0006j NULL.htm)  are two stamps i have had for a while and i wasn’t sure at the time why they wanted to come live with me but i am sure glad they did!!

so out came a few of my supplies and i started creating. using cut N dry stamp felt i was able to make my own stamp pad so i didn’t have to worry about inking up the stamp with different colours each time

once the image was stamped using distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Clear-Embossing-Powder-p/ecc-110 NULL.htm) it was time to add the paint (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/dp-paint NULL.htm) and the ink and the collage medium

emerald-creek-collage

what did i make… well i made a simple tictactoe game using Eileen Hull’s ATB’s (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square), some mat board (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656491/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-cream-sheets)and a canvas frame. it was such a fast and simple project to create and has already brought us lots of fun playing!

sun-and-moon-tictactoe

Here’s to another successful year filled with Emerald Creek adventures!
diana

Holiday Jumpstart with Eileen Hull

hello everyone!!!

this month Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) has been challenged to  kickstart the holiday season; that could be Autumn, Halloween, Christmas, whatever tickles your fancy!!

if you know me I am not a Halloween girl but I have to say I am so getting to be. I love the challenge of doing something that I wouldn’t normally do, working with a palette of colours I wouldn’t normally use…challenging ourselves sometimes brings surprising results!

so for this weeks project I chose to use the flower vase (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=eileen+hull+vase) and simply cover it with paper.. pretty easy and pain free stuff!

but okay then what do i do with it….. and as it was sitting on my desk, knocked over by one of my lovely furry friends it hit me!!! this would make a perfect lamp shade!

and here is what i created!

and here is the still picture! isn’t it fun using a die for something other than what it was meant to be used for!!

eileen-hull-vasei hope you have taken a few minutes to pop on over to Eileen’s site (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) to see what the rest of the inspiration team has brought you this month! lots of holiday projects to be seen!

till next time.. happy crafting!

diana

Eileen Hull party decorations!

hello everyone!

this month at Eileen Hull Designs the inspiration team is bringing you all sorts of ideas to help decorate those special occasions…

so far we have seen a beautiful centre piece by Tracy Evans  (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/sizzix-party-ideas-with-eileen-hull-dies NULL.html)and a picnic organizer by Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2016/07/by-seaside-picnic-organizer-with-eileen NULL.html) from her and this week i am here to show you how to turn your canister die into a simple yet quick candle holder

so to start with, if you remember last month we were working with Rendre paper and yes, i tested it again. this time using a variety of color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn06117 NULL.html) brights and lots of water.  love the color variations one can get by using color burst.. it is always like a party waiting to happen!!

once the paper was dry i flipped and did the opposite colours on the back side .. so warms and cools.. with the Rendre paper it did not seep through so this was a total love relationship for me!!

and then when the final dry was done i used Eileens Daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath)texture impression folder and the and the Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)die to create my flowers.
Eileen Hull flowers with Rendr

then I created my canisters (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659877/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-canister) using matboard and the same texture impression folder.

here they are!!  i love the richness of the colorburst flowers on the plain white embossed mat board!

eileen hulll cannister

and here are a few close ups of those flowers!!

Eileen Hull rolled flower pansy2 Eileen Hull Pansy

how beautiful are these containers.. they are going to be perfect sitting on a table filled with some sand and a few tealights during my next pool party!

what have you got planned for this summer!! what kind of party decor are you making!! please do share with us on Facebook and on Eileen’s page!

diana

color burst project

hello everyone!!

today i am here to share with you my final piece in my yoga series. this one features me!

so i decided this time that i wanted my background to be a more subtle colour with the focus being on the actual chakras. so let’s get started with the show and tell!

so i started with a  few of the ‘warm’ color burst colours onto my canvas color burst

I then made my picture I wanted to use for this piece and placed the chakras in spot. I traced the spots onto my canvas and using color burst and a paint brush painted them in place

chakras beginning

to seal these so I could put my figure and not in I used some liquid glass (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/liquid-glass) to protect them

but then I had another idea….why not make the whole background my chakra colours and so the adding of layers began!!

change of plans

i love layering my color burst and heat blasting it with my gun!!

color burst richnessnow it was time to paint on my figure using some black gesso (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/gesso)

painting in me

now here is my piece set aside waiting to dry

chakra and mei then inked the edges of my piece using the black gesso and once again set it aside to dry..

the final step was to add that layer of Ice Resin to my piece. here it s finished

chakra yogi

and here they are, all hung up in my room!!

trio

thanks for following along with me the last few months! it has meant a lot to have you come and view and play with me. don’t forget you can also find me on facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/missusgmoments/), instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/dianahetherington/) and twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/missusgmoments)!!

diana