Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Back - Art With Heart Challenge with Eileen Hull

 
Can you believe fall is upon us and the kids are back in school? You can feel the crisp cool air against your skin. The colors are starting to change here in the mountains of Colorado. How about where you are?
 
Well that brings us to the September Art With Heart Challenge!
 
Fall Back!
 
My fall back project is going to be a fall fabric flower using Eileen's FABULOUS flower die!
Eileen Hull/Sizzix Flowers, 3-D #2.
Actually it is a tutorial, that so many asked for in our blog hop with Stencil Girl!
So many comments were made and many asked if I had a tutorial on how to make this fabulous flower. So I decided to do this tutorial for you this month using fall fabric!
 
This is the flower that started it all!
You can see it HERE!
 
1st you will need Eileen's flower die Flowers, 3-D #2.
Then you will tape off the two areas as shown.

You will cut your fabric to approximately 4 1/2 inches square.
Fold in half.
Fold in half again.
Now you have a small square.
 You will place that square on the flower die and line it up with the tape lines
 Now cut.
I cut ten per flower.
 Here they are all cut and ready to go.
 Start with one flat flower as a base.
Then add one folded flower and stitch it to the base.
 Add another folded flower.
As you add the flowers, add them next to each other as shown in picture.
 I use 9 folded flowers and once I have all 9 stitched on, somewhat evenly around
I add 4-5 centers onto the flower.
 Get the flower all wet.


 Wring it out and let dry.
You can throw it in the dryer or use a hair dryer to start the drying process.
 
All dry and ready to bloom!
Open each of the folded flowers, until all are open 
 
Now you have a gorgeous flower to do what ever you would like to do!
Hair clip, wreath, garland, page decorations, let you mind soar!
 
Great thing about this flower is you can change out your fabric and make flowers for any season or holiday! 

 Now we challenge you to make something for the
Link your project to the
and be our next winner!
http://www.eileenhull.com/2014/09/art-with-heart-challenge-september-fall-back.html
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Turn on Creative Paperclay® Blog


Hi Everyone!

I know it has been awhile since I have posted and I will be back to posting more soon, I promise!
It has been such a busy summer I don't even know where to begin!

In the meantime, I had a WIP (work in progress) last time I was up at Creative Paperclay®, why? Well unlike an Elephant, I forget! I forgot them in Minnesota!

Well they made there way back to Colorado and have been finished!

They turned out so cute, if I do say so myself!

They will be off and flying again, they will return to my grand daughter in Minnesota for her to enjoy and remember our creative day! Always time well spent!

If you would like to go see these roly poly elephants, you can see them HERE!

Also we will be having a blog hop soon! Check it out and come be a part of it!


Link Up Blog HOP

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stencil Girl and Eileen Hull Designs, Week Long Blog Hop-Day 4


                               
Day 4

Today is MY day to share!

Welcome! This is a long post, so go grab a cup of coffee, tea or soda and enjoy!

But first, I want to say Thank you to Eileen Hull, Stencil Girl and Craffiti for having this wonderful blog hop! I am honored to be a part of such a talented group of Artists!


I came across this cute bag on clearance and thought I could make a one of a kind Art on the Go bag!   

                                           
I used Seth Apter's awesome stencils from Stencil Girl!
From Craffiti I used this Stamp "Barn Wood
From Eileen's collection from Sizzix's I used the Flowers, 3D #2 die
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I used Wendy Vecchi Archival inks. I asked Wendy if her inks worked on fabric and I was so excited she said "YES"!

I made my flower using Eileen Hull's Sizzix die, Flowers, 3D #2.
Using several cuts from muslin, I stitched them together and then applied ink to some of the petals. I immersed the whole flower into water and scrunched out the water and let dry overnight. once dry, I fluffed it up and stitched it to the bag.    

I wanted areas to have a torn or tattered look, so I stenciled onto random pieces of muslin and attached.
Here is another attached stenciled piece.
I stamped my "Barn Wood" image from Craffiti onto a separate piece of fabric. Then I stenciled over the top of  it with my Stencil Girl stencil. Using Wendy's inks, I wanted to make a pocket to put pens or pencils in, or maybe my cell phone.
I then stitched it onto the bag to make my pocket.

I continued to stencil all over my bag.



More shots

   Before                                After


 My g-daughter modeling my art bag.


Day 4 inspiration-hop on over to the following blogs and see what they have created!

Donna Budzynski........................You are here now


Stencil Girl information......click on

StencilGirl Website  

StencilGirl Facebook  

StencilGirl Google+  


Eileen Hull Designs information...click on

Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull Sizzix

Eileen Hull Facebook


Craffiti Direct information........click on


Craffiti Direct (Stamps)


Did I mention...........PRIZE!!!!!

There is a great prize package to be won. All comments left for the entire week August 18th - August 22nd on all blogs in the hop will be eligible for the giveaway. So the more blogs you comment on, the larger your chance is to win. Comments close Sunday, August 24th @ 11:59PM Central Time. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 26th.

Thanks for hanging out til the end of this long post!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 3 Stencil Girl and Eileen Hull Designs Week Long Blog Hop

 
 
 
Day 3
 
 
I just wanted to give everyone a chance to visit all the blogs this week! It will be amazing to see each and everyone. This will offer great inspiration and give you all a look into stamping, stenciling and die cutting.

Each day I will add the names of the designers who are up for that day of inspiration. All you have to do is click on each of the names and that should take you to the blog you are looking for!

 Happy hopping!
 
 
 
Stencil Girl information......click on

StencilGirl Website  

StencilGirl Facebook  

StencilGirl Google+  


Eileen Hull Designs information...click on

Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull Sizzix

Eileen Hull Facebook


Craffiti Direct information........click on


Craffiti Direct (Stamps)
 
Did I mention...........PRIZE!!!!!





Have FUN!





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day 2 of Stencil Girl and Eileen Hull Designs Week Long Blog Hop




Day 2!

I just wanted to give everyone a chance to visit all the blogs this week! It will be amazing to see each and everyone. This will offer great inspiration and give you all a look into stamping, stenciling and die cutting.

Each day I will add the names of the designers who are up for that day of inspiration. All you have to do is click on each of the names and that should take you to the blog you are looking for!
Happy hopping!

 Stencil Girl Talk    

Gwen Lafleur

 Mary C. Nasser

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Michelle Zerull


Stencil Girl information......click on

StencilGirl Website  

StencilGirl Facebook  

StencilGirl Google+  


Eileen Hull Designs information...click on

Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull Sizzix

Eileen Hull Facebook


Craffiti Direct information........click on


Craffiti Direct (Stamps)
 
Did I mention...........PRIZE!!!!!




Have FUN!

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Week Long Blog Hop with Stencil Girl and Eileen Hull Designs!

 

Monday

I just wanted to give everyone a chance to visit all the blogs this week! It will be amazing to see each and everyone. This will offer great inspiration and give you all a look into stamping, stenciling and die cutting.

Each day I will add the names of the designers who are up for that day of inspiration. All you have to do is click on each of the names and that should take you to the blog you are looking for!


StencilGirl Talk 

Linda Cain

Mary Beth Shaw 

Shelly Hickox 

Eileen Hull 

Amy Bowerman


Stencil Girl information......click on

StencilGirl Website  

StencilGirl Facebook  

 
StencilGirl Google+  

Eileen Hull Designs information...click on

Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull Sizzix

Eileen Hull Facebook

Craffiti Direct information........click on

Craffiti Direct (Stamps)
 
Did I mention...........PRIZE!!!!!


 
Have FUN!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Creative Paperclay Play Day!




I went back to Minnesota for 3 weeks for some personal time. I had visits with my g-kids and my children. One night my oldest g-daughter and I decided to play. Out came the Creative Paperclay and off we went. Clara is so creative. I miss having her by my side creating.

We made some elephants. We then started to get geared up making some mini Halloween ornaments.

Please head over to Creative Paperclay blog and take a look.

We both goofed big time!