Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club Release

Hi and welcome to another weekly showcase of Eileen Hull's soon to be released Sizzix Book Club dies.
This week I am showcasing the fabulous Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame

This die has so many possibilites. It can be a shadow box as I have used it here or you could use the oval die within this as a frame on its own or as an aperture on a card. This could also be a book. The possibilities are endless and I am going to enjoy exploring more with this one!
These are the die cut pieces and as you can see you could use them as they are as stand alone projects or together as I have done. I will have to create a book from this next and that box element is just shouting shadow box and scenes.
I painted my die cut pieces with DecoArt Media Raw Umber Fluid Acrylic and dried the paint with a heat tool.
I added touches of vaseline randomly around my die cut pieces.
I then painted a top layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint.
The crackle is fantastic and you can see clearly where I have applied the Vaseline as the paint does not stick to those areas and is easily rubbed away.
I used a piece of kitchen towel and lightly rubbed away the areas where I had applied Vaseline. The Vaseline resists the paint and this gives me that perfect aged, chipped feel to my project.
I love the aged feel this gives to my piece.
I then added a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Medium to protect the surface.
I used the same techniques for the shadow box which I added to the inside.
I also added a wooden heart to give me dimension and a applied a wash of Pyrrole Red to the top just to add a pop of colour.
I added some cotton threads and cheesecloth to add further texture to my piece.
I also included a salvaged doll along with Remnant Rubs and Stickers from Tim Holtz. Rusty wire also gives another texture to the design.
I added 'MOMENTS' to the top die cut from white card using Eileen's Thinlits Die Floral Arch and Words. The flowers have been painted with Pyrrole Red Paint and I have added a pearl to the centre. The flowers are from Eileen's Thinlits Die Stitchy Flowers and Leaf.
I have also added a Hitch Fastener as my handle for the shadow box/frame.
I can see this is going to be one of my dies to use. Watch this space!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
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Friday, 17 November 2017

AALLandCreate New Release

Hi everyone and welcome. Today I thought I would showcase some of the new stamps from AALLandCreate.
This is one of the cards I designed for our show on Hochanda which was aired on Wednesday 15th November.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful comments and support following my debut on Hochanda, I was absolutely overwhelmed by your wonderful feedback, so a huge THANK YOU to you all.

I would also like to thank Autour de Mwa for having faith in me to showcase the fabulous AALLandCreate products live on tv, THANK YOU.

All the AALLandCreate products are available from the BOUTIQUE.
I created the background using Distress Inks and added background stamping using Bipasha's stamp set number 25 which is available HERE.  I used Distress Inks Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.
I also added a touch of stamping to the inside of my card.
I also included some circle reinforcers to the background to echo the circles in the foreground.
I love these sentiments, the font is fantastic, these are from my set number 15, available HERE.
I added the focal image, the eye, to two die cut circles. I love the detail in this eye. This is from Bipasha's set number 23, available HERE. I added some cotton fibre behind for added texture.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club Release

Hi and welcome to my second post of the month showcasing Eileen Hull's Book Club release.
This week I am showcasing the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die Card Box, Planner Storage and Organiser.
I began by die cutting and assembling the pieces I needed.
I brayered the storage piece with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics in Lime and Turquoise.
I then die cut flowers from the coordinating pieces to fit on top of the storage piece using Eileen Hull's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits Die. I cut these pieces from 300gsm card.
I then brayered over the top of the die cut pieces with Pyrrole Red DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint. I love how this highlights the embossed areas from the die cutting process.
I then added these die cut pieces on top of the storage piece.
I brayered a second piece with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Pyrrole Red and then die cut more flowers from the painted panel.
I used these flowers to create two dimensional flowers.
This is the reverse side of the storage. I die cut more flowers and added them back into the aperture die cut areas to give further interest and pops of colour. I also added background stamping to a couple of the flowers. 'Moments' is die cut from white card using Eileen Hull's Thinlits Die Floral Arch and Words.
I also created some cards to coordinate to create a gift. I added my flowers to the front of the storage piece and also added friend, again cut using Eileen's Floral Arch and Words Die.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back next week showcasing further pieces from this fantastic new release.

Tracy
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Friday, 10 November 2017

Season's Greetings

Continuing with my series of cards using Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps.
This time around I have used a more traditional palette. If you would like to see my previous posts with this stamp set you can find them HERE and HERE and HERE.
I began by painting the background of my white card with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried the layer of paint with a heat tool. I then placed the Christmas Layering Stencil onto the painted background and applied Fired Brick Distress Ink over the stencil. I did not dry this layer of ink.
I placed the Cling Bauble Stamp onto my Stamp Platform and then inked the stamp lightly with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink and stamped the Bauble onto the background. I then inked the stamp once again, but this time around the edges only and then stamped a second time on top of the first stamped image.
The same process was repeated for all three baubles.
I added a seasonal Quote Chip and star embellishments to add further interest.
I added dimension to one of the baubles by adding a second stamping, adding cotton threads behind for added texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend.

Tracy
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club Release

Welcome to my monthly post for Eileen Hull. This month we are showcasing Eileen's new Sizzix Book Club Release.
The first piece I am showcasing uses Eileen Hull's Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Stamp & Photo Storage. The front panel is from Eileen's Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die - Book and Pages Trinket Box and Frame Die.
The pieces have been die cut from mountboard and I began with a first layer of colour, brayering the colour, in this case Turquoise Heavy Body Acrylic over the mountboard. Use only a light touch so that some of the white areas are still visible.
I then added a second layer of colour, Lime again only using a light touch.
To add some depth to the design I added light touches of Ruby to each die cut piece.
To give a touch of definition to the top piece, I blended Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.
I only added touches of Ruby Acrylic Paint to my top piece so that stood prominantly from the background piece. I glued and then machine stitched the Storage Box and added some cheesecloth and cotton fibres behind for added texture.
I added some scribbly lines around the front panel and also added a clay face for added interest and dimension.
Friend is from Eileen Hull's Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Floral Arch and Words set. I also created some coordinated cards to add to the box.
I added Remnant Rubs to the face and also included some rusty coiled wire.
This box would be perfect for giving vouchers for a special occassion.
I coloured the clay face with touches of paint, applying the paint with my finger.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back next week to showcase another piece from Eileen's collection.

Tracy
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