Showing posts with label Frames. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frames. Show all posts

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spring Flowers with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is bringing spring to life using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies.
I made a lovely decorated frame for my project.
The frame measures 5" x 4 1/4" (not counting the flowers sticking out!).
The opening measures 2" x 3".
Without the flowers, this frame will fit into a regular A2 envelope.
I used several of Eileen's Sizzix dies -  her Mailable Frame die, Pansy Flower die and Spring Leaves die.  For the front of the frame I embossed a piece of watercolor paper using her Eyelet Lace embossing folder and die cut it to fit the frame.  The patterned paper is from Eileen's Heartfelt Paper Pad.

I have a few photos showing how I put this together.
I die cut the Mailable Frame out of white mat board.  I embossed a panel of watercolor paper and embossed it with the Eyelet Lace folder, then die cut it laying it over the front of the frame die.
I die cut 3 large, 3 medium and 5 small petals from the Pansy Die and 3 stems from Spring Leaves.  I inked the petals using Tutu, Melon and Wildberry Color Box Blends Ink - so easy to use with their round foam applicators - just squeeze the ink out and rub on!
I didn't try to get full coverage on the petals as I then spritzed them with water.  They blend wonderfully with the water giving a great look of light and dark colors!
I dried them a bit with my heat tool and then crunched them up and let them dry for about 15 minutes.
I inked the petals with both Frog and Leaf Color Box Blends Ink and spritzed them with water.  I wanted some of the white to still show through.
I un-scrunched all the petals and took two wired stamens from Wiltons, folded them in half and pushed them through the layers of petals.  I bent the ends over on the back after I layered the amount I wanted and put a dot of glue to hold them.  I also put some dots of glue at the center of some of the petals so they wouldn't spin around.
I glued the stems to the backs of the blooms. 
I layered two of the smaller sets on the bottom right corner of the frame.
I used one medium petal and 2 small for the medium flower and 2 small petals for the small flower.
And attached the largest bloom in the top left corner.
I used 2 large, 2 medium and one small petal for the big flower.
Here's a view of the frame standing up.
I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Blessings by PTI onto patterned paper and adhered it to the inside of the front piece and added 3 clear sequins to it. 
So if you'd like to welcome spring with lots of blooms - please check out Eileen's blog during the month of May to see all of the Inspiration Teams creations!

I'm linking my card to:
Cute Card Thursday

My card is clean and layered

Stamps:  Beautiful Blessings - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Waercolor paper - Canson, Heart Felt Paper Pad - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.
Ink:  Color Box Blends Inks - Tutu, Melon, Wildberry, Frog and Leaf,  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Mailable Frame Die, Pansy Flower Die, Spring Leaves Die, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder- Eileen Hull/Sizzix, flower centers - Wilton, ScorTape, Tombow Glue, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sizzix Maker Challenge - Using Eileen Hull's Heartfelt House Pocket Die

Have you seen the Sizzix Maker Challenge?  You can find it HERE
There is a great prize for a lucky winner! (see end of my post) To join in on the challenge, you need to use Eileen Hull's Heartfelt House Pocket Stitchlits die.  You can also use the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf die and Birds & Butterflies die if you'd like to. But the main focus should be the House/Pocket Die.  

I used the House Pocket die and also the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die.  I made a patchwork home using the house pocket die and some of Tim Holtz' Textiles and I added flowers using the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Die.  I layered it all onto a 6" x 8" burlap panel.
A home has always been an important place for me.  I lived in the same house growing up until I got married and my parents continued to live there the rest of their lives.  I have since lived in one apartment and two houses but I always make where ever I live mine by decorating with things I love.
I die cut all the pieces out of the cloth and then cut them out of Grunge Board and glued the cloth to the board to add firmness and dimension to the individual pieces.
I colored two square Idea-ology Fragments with Butterscotch and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Inks for the glass in the windows.  I just glued the fabric window cuts over the glass.  I added an Idea-ology Hitch Fastener for the doorknob.
I cut several Stitched Flowers out of Core-dinations paper and layered them together using 
Idea-ology Hex Fasteners.  I added some Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers and Letter Press letters
Here you can see the dimension on the windows and door (I added foam tape behind the door) - the roof is also raised above the house base.
 (I cut a separate roof portion of the house die so I could layer it).
I love my little house!  and I'll display it in my big house!
Here is the prize, which includes Eileen's fabulous Journal die:
You can see more details of the challenge here:
and you can enter your photo of your project here:
(Select the Eileen Hull Maker Challenge)
You can't win if you don't join in!
Paper:  Core-dinations
Ink:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks Butterscotch and Sunshine Yellow
Accessories:  House Pocket Die, Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tim Holtz TextilesIdea-ology Grunge Board, 6"x8" Burlap Panel, Letter Press, Fragments, Hitch Fastener, Hex Fasterners, Big Chat Stickers, Alcohol Blending Solution, Tombow Glue, foam tape.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team November - You and Me Mailable Frame

It's Tuesday - and I have another project to share for Eileen Hull's collaboration with DCWV paper stacks.  Today I used Eileen's Mailable Frame along with DCWV papers from Modern Metallic and Cranberry Christmas Paper Stacks.
I die cut the Mailable Frame out of black mat board than layered the you and me paper on the inside - and cut the heart paper using the frame die trimming the outside edges to show a little black.  The leaf is die cut using Spring Leaves and popped up with foam dots The together was die cut out of another piece from Cranberry Christmas and layered over the opening on foam dots.
I added more paper on the back with another die cut leaf, a heart rhinestone and a stamped sentiment.  I just LOVE this frame die - it folds flat to mail but then can be opened set up for display by the recipient!

Please check out Eileen's blog this month for lots of inspiration using her dies and DCWV papers!
Stamps:  It's Today Right? - Lil Inker Designs
Paper:  White - PTI, Little Sizzles Black Mat Board - Sizzix, DP - Modern Metallics and Cranberry Christmas - DCWV
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Frame Mailable Die and Spring Leaves Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Together Die - Wonderful Words - PTI, heart rhinestones - Michaels, foam dots.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Vintage Journey - Destination Inspiration - Can You Feel It?

I'm posting my very first A Vintage Journey Destination Inspiration post today so I hope you will drop by there!!  I titled my post "Can You Feel It" - as I am exploring using felt with different Tim Holtz products (inks, stains, dies, paints).
Here's a peek at the 3 projects I made using felt.
I decorated  a 4" x 6"  Burlap Panel with Spray Stain and Embossing paste.  I adhered my felt pine cones and branches around the edges and  added Letter Press words that I embossed.
I decorated an 8" x 4 1/4" felt purse that I purchased at Joann's, using tan felt, the Winter Wonder Die, Lattice Work and Dot Fade Stencils, Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain and Picket Fence Distress Paint.
My 3rd project is a 5" x 7" burlap bag.  I used Tim's Frayed Fabric Technique for the base of this project - found on page 66 of Compendium of Curiosities Vol III - the Ornate Frame die, an old Sizzix Heart die, Heart Charm, Ring Fastener, Arrow, Stripes Stencil and Picket Fence Spray Stain.
Please stop by my post at the A Vintage Journey blog for lots more photos and tutorials showing my experimentation with felt! 

And don't forget the AVJ Special Numbers challenge going on right now!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

February Make Art Challenge - Hearts

I'm so excited!  Wendy Vecchi's 2nd Make Art Challenge has posted -  this month we are to use Hearts.  I had pre-ordered some of Wendy's new stamps, stencils and inks/embossing powders and some of it arrived a few days ago - whoo hoo!!   So I was able to use them on my Hearts project.  And I'm SO pleased with how it came out.
I'll take you through a few steps of how I put this all together and what products I used.  I started with a little black plastic frame.  My stamping friend, Anya, had cleaned up her craft room recently and she sent me a big box of things she didn't think she would ever use - and one of the things in the box was this sweet little frame -  it's from Michaels - so it was probably in the $1.00 aisle - who knew you could make something stunning with it!!?!?  It measures about 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the back has an easel on it so it stands up.  I took the back off so I could work on the frame without getting the back all messy!
I inked the frame with Wendy's brandy-new Tea Rose ink using a Ranger mini blending tool - I just kind of pushed the sponge into the frame since it is all carved out - not worrying if some spots didn't get the ink as I wanted some of the black to still show through anyway.  I poured the Tea Rose Embossing powder all over the frame - then pulled it out and tapped it just a bit - then heated it with my heat tool.
Then I measured the inside square and cut a square of white card stock about 1/8th of an inch larger than the opening.  I stamped Wendy's new Old Wood Floor background using Tree Branch ink and then stenciled over it with the new Vintage Quilt stencil using Tea Rose Ink.  I sponged the edges with the Tea Rose and then stamped the sentiment from A  Passion for Art with Jet Black Ink. (I won this beautiful stamp set on Wendy's blog a week ago - I was the lucky random commenter!)

I adhered the stamped piece to the back of the frame using ScorTape and then adhered a black plastic button that I first embossed using Tree Branch Ink and Tree Branch  Embossing powder (I made three of these hearts a few weeks ago, using one for this project).  I added a little sprinkle of Tea Rose Embossing powder to the heart and hit it with my heat tool just to make it 'match' the colors of the project a little better!  Look how wonderful the embossing on the frame and the heart looks!
To finish the project - I re-attached the back to the frameusing ScorTape and it stands up nice and sturdy!
I think I'll give this to Kent for Valentines Day  - along with a chocolate heart (!)  He does appreciate the things I make but the candy will sweeten the deal!

I hope you will join us in Wendy Vecchi's fun challenge.  You will find all the details at the Make Art Blog - you have until 2/26 to link up your project and you must use at least one Wency Vecchi product on your creation.  This month, a random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie.

Hope you are all having a great weekend - we are having snow both days and Monday - with possibly 6" - 12" of new snow - to add to the 2 feet we got last week -  UGH!!

Stamps:  A Passion for Art, Old Wood Floor - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tea Rose and Tree Branch.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Tea Rose and Tree Branch Embossing Powders - Ranger,  black plastic frame - Michaels, black plastic heart button from my stash, foam dots, ScorTape, Vintage Quilt Stencil - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490.