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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Art with Heart Challenge October : Hauntings and Holidays

Hello All!  The fall season is in full swing and *gasp* the holidays are right around the corner!  This October our Art with Heart Challenge is Hauntings and Holidays. For all of you Halloween enthusiasts we want to see your creepiest creative ventures and for those of you who like to get ahead of the hectic, holiday season feel free to share your magical, makes of merriment.  The Inspiration Team will be working with gorgeous papers from Eileen's Paper Trail 7 sponsors Graphic 45 this month.  Each week you’ll see amazing Holiday projects created with my Sizzix dies and Graphic 45.
I have chosen Eileen Hull Train Case! 
I love this Train case it is so versatile! 
Dare I say, I am in LOVE with Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Paper! Oh my!!! Graphic 45 always has great lines to work with! The feel and the smell, like the 4th of July! Ohhh, ahhh........!

My project is the Rare Oddities shoppe! Just remember the windows can see into your soul! 
 Such a cute display for your ghoulishly haunted area!
 Have you ever done this? Be careful!
I burned my edges, yes I did! It makes for a fantastic rare uneven line for the roof!
 A witch's hat painted and sanded and stained with a few bottles added to the side makes the perfect stand for the Rare Oddities Shoppe!
 Pop some candy inside or a mini altered book and it is a two for one!

Finished Project!
Sorry no step out's this time. I was way to involved in the paper! It is very distracting!!!
Hope you like my little shoppe!

Don't forget to join us for this months challenge! Always a prize!!!
Come on enter!  HERE!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Favorite Fall Things-Eileen Hull Style

 Art with Heart Challenge September "Favorite Fall Things"
It's that time.....the warm breeze has turned to a cool brisk breeze, the trees are changing colors! I am getting some gorgeous colors here in the mountains! 

Are you ready for FALL? 

Here at Art with Heart we a gearing up and showing you what we can do with Eileen Hull's dies!

 I have actually made two this month!

My first is using Eileen's Train Case! You can find it by clicking on the highlighted words.

 First I gathered my inks (Wendy Vecchi inks were used), Train Case die,mat board, and Glue Dot® Lines.

Once I had all my pieces cut from my Sizzix's Mat board, I embossed them! I love the way they turned out!
Look at the detail, it gave this Train Case a rich FALL feel! I started to ink my Train Case using Wendy Vecchi inks! I love the rich Fall color I achieved with Wendy's inks!

I put my Train Case together.
 I added a gold rub onto the hinges.
Finished off the Train Case with a Tim Holtz Key hole and some fall flowers and a few leaves and acorn embellishments! This Train Case makes a beautiful floral decor piece for your home. I love the way this turned out. Could also make a great hostess gift!

 My second one is my "When is a camper not a camper? When it's a pumpkin!" project!
So cute! This is made with Eileen's Travel Trailer Die!

Just turn the Trailer on it's side and don't put one side of the Trailer on. Add a hand cut stem and you have a pumpkin!

Wouldn't this look beautiful on your Thanksgiving table at each table setting? Pop a treat into the opening and it serves as a gift box!
 I added Fall colored M & M's! (I ate my Candy Corn)
 My two projects look FABULOUS together!

I hope you like what I have shared this week!

Make sure you join us this month's prize is the Travel Trailer! You could make your own FALL pumpkins! Enter at Art with Heart.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Canvas Corp Challenge-Make something with Fabric!

Challenge is on.......!

I took a Canvas Corp canvas fabric sheet like this one
 You can buy that HERE!
I cut it into a 13" X 18" piece

I then cut out a paper shaped pumpkin
 Used crayons to trace the pumpkin on. You could just draw straight onto the fabric if you would like!
 Using Americana-Deco Art paints I painted the pumpkin and stem
 I stamped Happy Fall using foam stamps and paint
 Here is where you can get creative. I took a black Pitt pen and started to doodle, added some glitter and just had fun adding squiggly lines around the letters and pumpkin!
 I frayed the sides a bit then I just ran a straight stitch up each side. Folded over about 2" and sew straight across the top. Also I added some felt leaves for fun!
 You could add a dowel rod and hang this on your door or inside the house. I just happened to have one of these flag holders handy and thought I could hang it on it for pictures!
 I tied a bit of Raffia to the flag holder just to give it a extra pop of autumn flavor. (whats fall without raffia)

I hope you liked my project with fabric! Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog for more inspiration!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Do you forget to blog?

I always forget to blog!

Do you do that? I get busy doing projects and than forget about blogging them!
I have many behind the scenes projects that I can't show because they are being submitted for magazines or for Company blog posts.

But I have some I can show!

I did a lamp for my great niece. That was different and fun! I found the lamp at Target for $7.48! Bargain!

Add some Deco Art paint and now she has a brand new lamp for her nursery!

 Here is the girl I had painted for her. Now she has the lamp to match! My niece is so into octopuses! The whole nursery is octopuses!

I am also in a tag swap, so I decided to make my own embellishments!
They are turning out quite cute......if I do say so myself!

 Right now I am staining them to give them the old worn look!

I have just finished some projects for Glue Dots® and hopefully will be able to share those soon!

Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Old is New - Using Old Dies in New Ways!

Hello there crafty friends!  The Inspiration Team is back with even more fresh takes on some of Eileen Hull's older Sizzix dies.  The girls have been incorporating the “old” with new dies, products and techniques to give you some fresh inspiration!  You can join in on the fun by searching through your stash and breathing new life into some of YOUR older dies and supplies!  Enter our challenge with your old is new creation and choose your own theme for a chance to win a fabulous Sizzix prize pack filled with dies and embossing folders the IT is creating with.  

Art with Heart Challenge August "Choose Your Own Theme"

My choice was this die
Place Card & Flowers #657722 you can find it HERE

I thought this was the PERFECT size to make treat bag toppers!

This was soooooo easy and fast!

Any holiday, birthday or just a treat to make someone's day!

Just melt some Wilton's Candy Melts in the microwave. Dip or drizzle over pretzels, lay on parchment or wax paper to cool. Once cool, just add 10-12 per bag. The bags are 4" X 6".
They have many colors to choose from! I just happen to have yellow!

Once in the bag I stapled two small staples using Tim's tiny attacher. EASY RIGHT?
I do this because I don't like the staples to show on the toppers.
To attach the toppers you just run your tape runner on each side of topper and press over bag.

Now here is where we use the Place Card & Flowers die

I choose some different papers to show you that just this one die can cover holidays and birthdays,baby showers and so much more!

They are cut out and here is where you could go wild to decorate them!
You do not need to use the flowers if you don't want to, you can add so many other decorations.

Here I am trying to choose what to use

This one here I used the Place Card and the Flowers!
It's Cute!

I know the yellow is not very Christmas like, but I wanted to show you an example of Christmas!

Next is Halloween and I know many of us LOVE Halloween in a spooky kind of way!
So I had to make one for Halloween!

As much as I love Halloween......I LOVE this OWL using the Place Card die!

He is a piece of wood that I just colored with my Derwent Inktense colored pencils and then blended the colors with Gamsol. I love him!

All of these with just one Place Card & Flower die!

Just think you could do party favors and Place cards all from the same die! Baby showers and birthdays, Easter.......I think you get the idea! Oh gosh.....turkey's and candy corn!

Thanks for stopping by! I really hope you like my idea on how to use this die in a few different ways!

Please enter for out challenge, you know you want to! Right now we only have 3 entries!
Go HERE to enter!