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!
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!
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!!
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!
Today I am sharing some of my favourite projects i have created using Eileen Hull’s Dies as Sizzix USA (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Eileen+Hull) is having a huge sale of Eileen’s dies and Eileen’s Inspiration team are sharing some inspiration. Some of our projects are being shared over on the Sizzix blog today too, you can find them HERE (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/blog/these-makes-are-the-perfect-projects-for-this-weekend/).
so here are my top three projects.
one of my all time favourite Eileen Dies, the box, square xl (658058) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square). this one die has so many possibilities…. i have made these out of so many different materials but this one is probably one of my favourite ones….
i absolutely love the teacup die (656549) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656549/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-tea-cup-3-d) and the 3d die (659875) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659875/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-make-it-3-d) together…. it is one i use to do give-a-ways with little treats. i also have this set hanging in my studio to remind me to stop/pause/play/fastfoward
my absolute favourite would have to be this set. it is a project i created during a time that i needed a little pick me up and all these flowers; the rolled flower thinlit (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661107/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-3pk-flower-rolled)(661107), the heart and soul flower (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul)(661108) and the pansy flower (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)(661109) all placed into the flower pocket die (661112) (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661112/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-flower-pocket)
i hope you have enjoyed going down memory lane with me… a few of my fellow inspiration team members have posted their favourites too so stop by and check them out…..