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Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrate 4th of July Home Decor


Art with Heart Challenge June Summer Fun with Sizzix | Eileenhull.com
Hey there!  Summer is right around the corner! At Art with Heart we are celebrating the upcoming Summer season with a new challenge for the month of June.  This months theme is Summer Fun with Sizzix!  Blow the dust off some of your old dies and get creative or treat yourself to some new Sizzix dies.  No matter how you choose to create you are sure to have some Summer fun when you get creative with Sizzix. 

I have chosen to Celebrate the 4th of July!

How did I make this? I used a few of Eileen's dies!

Thinlits die Banners & Pennants #660329
Thinlits die United States Map, Postcard #660328
Recipe Card & Label die #659870
Sizzix Mat Board
I threw in some of Tim Holtz Distress inks like vintage photo, barn red, and chipped sapphire. A few of Tim Holtz stickers and Flashcards. Even a few of his stamps!

Mix them all together and I now have the cutest 4th of July decor!

 I layered the stamped #4 over a watercolored effect background. Used some rub ons. Added some of Tim's stickers and the Flashcard celebrate!
 I LOVE Eileen's little star banner's! The little stars over the United States Map!
 I love each panel!
 I hope you have enjoyed my 4th of July home decor made with Eileen's great dies! Please join us every month for the Art with Heart challenge! Always a fabulous prize!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Feeling good!

Feeling good! 

I was sitting in my space looking at my poor neglected brushes and decided I should paint! I forget how much I enjoy painting! I have these paints from DecoArt media and I have used them in crafting, but not on canvas. I usually use the other brand. So why not try this new stuff and see how it goes!

I can't say enough about how much I LOVE the Misters!!!!

LOVE the drippage and the splats of paint that made my day!
I just wanted to play with the misters! I wish I would have had a giant canvas, I would have been in heaven!

So after I was done with the background (playing) I started on the girl.

This paint is fantastic, I love the coverage I get. I love the colors and how vibrant they are!

So this is how the painting evolved.......this canvas is 10" X 20"



 These bubbles are painted with interference Violet so that they have that bubble color. I wish you could see it here in the pictures!
 Maybe a little in this picture!
 I am happy with her and her friend the Octopus.
I still have the sides to paint and maybe just a few little items to do on the front, but for the most part it is done!

Do I recommend the new line of Media paints from DecoArts®? That would be a big fat YES!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Art with Heart May Challenge: Mixed-Media May-hem with DecoArt Media

Mixed Media May-hem with DecoArt Media!

Hey there creative friends!  It’s May and we have a fun new Art with Heart Challenge for you this month.  Our theme is Mixed-Media May-hem.  The Inspiration Team will be inspiring you with Mixed-Media Sizzix projects featuring DecoArt Media products and techniques all month-long!  So what say you, are you ready for some Mixed-Media May-hem?
Amy Bowerman's photo.
My inspiration was this photo. I love vintage canisters, so I decided to make it my mission to recreate the white one!

Might not be exact, but I think it comes close!

Metal verses Scoreboard!
Here is how it is done!
Make your Eileen Hull canisters
Gather your paint
I used

First layer - Medium Grey Value 6

 Next layer - Burnt Umber & Dark Gray Value 3
Next layer - Quinacridone Gold 
 Now use some Vaseline in areas you do NOT want your paint to stick.

I dabbed it on using the end of my paint brush


 Paint over the top of it using Titanium White
Once dry, wipe off using paper towel or baby wipes.

Using Saral tracing paper - trace words and paint with Carbon Black
Once dry - lightly sand over words to give them a worn look.
I am in LOVE with this new DecoArt media line! I have been playing more with paints, it has been a while and I am loving it!

I hope you join us in this month's Art with Heart Challenge - Mixed Media May-hem! As always, there is a great prize to be won! Enter HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hi all, I am done with my redo of my vintage trailer!

It was done last week but did not get it up in time! Shame on me!!!!!

Art with Heart Challenge April "Spring Break" Sizzix Prize Pack | Eileenhull.com

I just did this to show you there are so many ways this die can be altered. Not all campers have to look alike. You can paint them, add paper to them. I used corrugated cardboard. You can do anything!

While at CHA in the Sizzix booth they had a sample with the roof cut out and it was holding candy!
It was ADORABLE!

So we went from rusty to rad!

The new camper has a bed, cabinets, curtains and a new paint job!


 Check out that floor!


I was just having fun with this one! Hope you liked my redo!

As always keep an eye out on Eileen Hull's blog because the Design team is always coming up with fantastic designs!

Try and enter her monthly challenge....ALWAYS a GREAT PRIZE!!!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tips for Creative Paperclay!

It is my turn to give you some tips!



Head on over to Creative Paperclay® blog to find out what they are?????

Go HERE!


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fun Birds with Creative Paperclay®!

It's my turn on Creative Paperclay® blog!

Fly over and check out a fast fun project!

I think you will like this cute little birds!

Did I say easy?

Super EASY!!!!

GO Now FLY to Creative Paperclay® blog

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think! PLEASE and thank you!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Handmade invites

When was the last time you made your own invitations?

With the invention of online events, digital invites or a simple text message “come to our party,” the art of the invite has been put on the back burner and we think that is just a shame.  Your invitation is the introduction to your event and sets the tone and and can be as elaborate or simple as you would like.

Like a scrapbook page or handmade card you can use the same supplies, tools and techniques to create your invitations, allowing you to show off your personal style.  Invites are traditionally created in multiples and taking advantage of the wide range of scrapbooking and crafting tools allows making many that look alike nice and easy, but don’t be afraid to get more elaborate.  The nice part about making your own invitations is the choice is yours.

The anatomy of a good invite includes a great front presentation, information about the event and a way to contact you with questions or to RSVP.  It is that simple.  So creating a custom invite to coordinate with you event is just what the doctor ordered.

Here is my Dinner invitation..................
 I love how this came together.
Using Canvas Corp Brands!

You can see more invites HERE!