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July Art with Heart Challenge – Make it 3D!!

Hello everyone!!  Our July Art With Heart challenge has been up and running and you won’t want to miss out on this one! The design team is focusing on Eileen’s Make It 3-D die (http://www NULL.sizzix This die easily adds a whole new dimension (literally!) to all your regular flat dies. The possibilities are endless!

i chose to make two 3D projects as i didn’t know enough to stop..

my first project, which i have been working on for a while and loving every little thing about is this:

it was such a fun project to play with. i started first by cutting out one 3D for the base and 4 luggage tags (http://www NULL.sizzix for the sides

i coloured each tag using the newest distress inks

luggage tag
and they ended up like this

new distress inks on luggage tagi then used my distress sprayer to create some blotches.. absolutely love this sprayer!

using the new distress sprayeri then used a Crafters Workshop stencil and added a bit more depth to the outside of my luggage tags

TCW stencilstenciled luggage tagthen it was time to work on the inside. i stamped and then coloured using my distress markers

inside of luggage tag using distress markersi sprayed with water once coloured as i wanted the muted them

and check out the inside once it is all assembled..take a close boo at the bottom! that is the 3D die and my inspiration for the entire piece!

3D bottomso almost finished…it was then  just a matter of adding a bit of ribbon and the butterflyIMG_3686

and one of my all time favourite things about the luggage tag…it fits an instax photo perfectly!!!

luggage tag with instax

that was project one!!       now onto project two

i started off by cutting out two old jalopy’s (http://www NULL.sizzix from grungeboard and four make it 3d’s (http://www NULL.sizzix; two out of mat board and two out of gungepaper.

i then coloured my jalopy using black soot distress paint for the truck

black soot on ol jalopy

and weathered wood for the trim.

IMG_3573i then sanded everything and added distress ink to the entire jalopy. i wasn’t quite happy with the trim so i painted it using distress stain in silver…then i was happy

but well not quite. i wanted it to be an antique looking vehicle so i added what else but rock candy distress crackle paste to the entire thing

rock candy on jalopy

and lookie, lookie… an eyeglass holder was created!!

IMG_3677 IMG_3678i am absolutely in love with them both.

they can be used for anything you can imagine, pens, pencils and yes even eyeglasses

i hope you have enjoyed my tutorials (sorry it was so long!!) and i really hope you have taken the time to play along with this challenge in order to win your very own 3D die!!!



I’m so happy to be apart of Eileen Hull Inspiration Design Team and help promote Eileen Hull’s wonderful products that are manufactured with Sizzix. Eileen and Sizzix so generously supply us with so many fabulous Dies and Embossing Folders to work with like those that I’m using today

Snazzy design team – February

it is the calm between two storms here today which is perfect because i will be out teaching to some wonderful ladies this afternoon and i really didn’t want to miss that

so for today i just wanted to pop in to show you what i have been up to over at


if you follow me on Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook you have probably already seen them!
i hope you get a chance during the next few days to pop in and take a boo at what the rest of the design team has posted during the last month!