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Art with Heart – travel tag frame

hello there…. i did a bit of playing after creating my tag for April with some things that were literally laying on my desk.

i had a sheet of tim’s corrgated cardboard (http://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.aspx?id=315992)on my desk, the Eileen Hull vintage travel tag (http://www NULL.sizzix, left over handle from one of the vintage travel cases from this project, chitchat stickers and a picture of my son

i ran the cardboard through my vagabond using Eileen’s Starlight (http://www NULL.sizzix fade and once embossed to the outside of the tag  i added some brown ink and hit the top edges with black stazon. i then finished it off with a bit of DecoArts (http://decoart antiquing cream in patina green. i  then painted the inside piece of my tag using Cobalt Turquoise Hue (http://decoart and once dried used my Stazon ink once again to hit the highlight

then is was just a matter of putting it all together.

i pop doted the top to the bottom and assembled as below. added a cute little fridge magnet clip and a piece of twine and now i have the perfect framed picture of my son to hang on my file cabinet at work!!

Eileen Hull luggage tag

hope you are taking the time to create your Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html)art-with-heart-challenge-june-summer-fun-with-sizzixand if you are don’t forget to link it up!!!!


Mixed Media May-hem with DecoArt Media

have you been playing!!

i have and had so much fun creating this piece to share with you that i may have forgotten to take some step outs for you so be sure to ask any questions you may have in the comment section or shoot me an email!!

so not only have i been having fun this month playing with the fabulous  DecoArt Media Line (http://decoart, but the whole Inspiration Team has been having a blast over at Eileen Hulls Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) 

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 for my project this month i created a frame with a ‘floating’ bluebird in the center!!
i started by cutting this bird (http://www NULL.sizzix out of grungeboard and applying various rubons &  paints with my finger to the bird and wings. once dry i added  a nice coat of satin glaze.
IMG_9089 Eileen Hull bird die
for my frame i cut out a  vintage travel tag from white matboard. i love how one die can be used so many different ways!






i then chose a variety of paints and painted the entire frame and once dried applied some antique cream in white. this is my favorite part of the entire frame!! loved this finish but i didn’t stop….

painted frame
how sweet is that finish!!!

deco media paints





next i applied crackle to the frame to antique it even further


for the banner i coated the whole thing using liquid glass which as it was drying allowed me to bend and wrap the banner around my frame..isn’t that cool!!!

so here are all the products from the media line that i used:

basket of decoArt

and here is my finished project




There is still a bit of time left to enter

Art with Heart Challenge : Create, Share, Inspire! |  (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html)

As always there is a fabulous Sizzix prize pack up for grabs.  Join in with the Mixed-Media Mayhem and show us your mixed-media projects for a chance to win!  You can learn more about DecoArt Media products and techniques HERE (http://decoart

the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge and so many possiblities… can’t wait to see what you come up with!


vintage travel case

This month at Art With Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) the Inspiration Team are celebrating the release of Eileen Hull’s Vintage Travel Collection which will be available in the shops from May 2015.  All month long there will be lots of inspiration there and of course, the Art With Heart Challeng (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html)e is also running, with the theme of ‘Spring Break.  One lucky participant will win a die from the new Vintage Travel range, which you can see HERE (http://www NULL.sizzix
Art with Heart Challenge April "Spring Break" Sizzix Prize Pack |
for my project this month i chose to use deco art’s line of media paints and mediums to create a new / old version of the train case as well as decorate a framed treasured picture of my mom.
vintage travel case
so i started by covering all my mat board pieces with   DecoArt’s (http://www NULL.decoart  chalkboard paint in treasure to which i then added it too some sand paste. i wanted my case to have a slight texture to it
decoArt chalk and sand
once it was dry i then added some creme wax. i was going to try the raw umber but decided the wax would give me more of the workability i needed to create the perfect look.
chalk sand creme wax decoArti dug out from my paper stash a piece of the Nostalgia collection by My Minds Eye to cover the inside of my case. it is a perfect match don’t you think!
vintage travel case interior
and a couple of close ups to show you the texture
vintage case close up
the frame in the background started out as a basic wooden frame which i added layers of  DecoArt’s (http://www NULL.decoart new Media Range of products and Stampendous (http://www NULL.stampendous stack art set,   sanding between layers to give it that nostalgic look and feel
be happyi had stencilled ‘be strong’ from Dina’s stencil set but decided that the actual message from my mom should be and would be for me to  ‘be happy’ so i stencilled over it using some sand paste.
well there you go.. my piece for this months challenge. i do hope you take the last few days of this month to do yours and enter for your chance to win one of Eileen’s wonderful new dies!!

surprise virtual baby shower!!!

Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 
We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo’s birth! Even though we can’t be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest’s blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

i chose to make some blocks using an old line of paper from Tim Holtz, my newest set of vintage alpha (http://www NULL.stampendous stamps from Stampendous, odds and bits from my treasure trunk and of course my Artist Trading Block (http://www NULL.sizzix Eileen Hull

close ups leo baby row

IMG_8214 blocks for Leo

i hope it arrives safe and sound on your door step Anna-Karin.

now to see what else was created for this virtual shower do drop by the rest of the teams websites !!

Lisa (http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Shelley (http://shellyhickox NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Oxana (http://simplepapers NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Pam  (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.html)

Donna (http://memesartplace NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Tracy (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Nicole (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Anne (http://bollyanne NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen’s blog (http://eileenhull to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!

congratulations to you Anna-Karin!!


Art with a Heart Challenge – go green

hello everyone!!!!

It’s a new month and new theme for the Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull This month is all about Going Green.

1484679_10204153235727864_3443497472523219618_nso for my take on this challenge i chose to do the whole recycle portion of ‘green’

i started with cutting the packing I save from my monthly stencil girl stencils shipment. I am in need of a box or a basket you see to hold my hair products all nice and pretty like and I figured why buy when I can make.

so I started of first cutting out 3 sets of the mini album die, which i pieced together into a box after painting the inside black and then taped them together using, oh yes i did, hockey tape!!

IMG_6691 then it was time to decide what / how i was going to decorate it. that is when i decided the Garden Gate Album die and my studio calico paper for many moons ago would come into play.


so after covering mat board with my paper i proceeded to cut out 4 gates plus i cut out 4 sets of the center of the mini album to reinforce the corners of my box


and then i also recut two sets of the mini album just with the studio calico paper for the outside and inside of my box… the black was nice but didn’t really go with the whole cleanness of my box

IMG_6697i am loving how it turned out and it is the perfect size for my products!

IMG_8153don’t forget to play along and link up to the Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull   there is this month and always a great prize to be had!!