Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Along the Garden Path Blog Hop

The Inspiration Team is joining forces with the Stampendous DT so come “hop” Along the Garden Path with us.  Every day this week we’ll have projects featuring the Cottage Home and Mushroom Home Stamps and Dies Sets to add detail to my versatile Eileen Hull Sizzix Collections including the  Vintage Canister Scoreboard Dies  and more!

Stampendous and Eileen Hull for Sizzix Along the Garden Path Blog Hop

Three lucky winners will win their choice of Cottage Home or Mushroom Home plus pre-cut matboard from the Sizzix Scoreboards Canister Die. Sponsored by Sizzix. Deadline to comment is February 28th and winners will be announced early next week. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Stampendous and Eileen Hull for Sizzix Along the Garden Path Blog Hop Prize Pack

My piece was inspired by the Mushroom house and it instantly made me think of Alice in Wonderland! So this is my take using Stampendous and Eileen Hull's Dies together!
Materials Needed:
Card stock brown/cream
Sizzles Mat Board
Easy-Cut Adhesive
Image to put in Key Hole

Tools Needed:
Die Cut Machine - I used my Sizzix Big Kick
Colored Pencils - I used Prisma
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Crackle Paste - Wendy Vecchi
Key Hole Die - Tim Holtz


1. Die cut your Mushroom House using cream card stock

2. Using Easy-Cut Adhesive adhere brown card stock to Mat Board

 3. Die cut 2 covers from the Passport Book Die

4. Using the Key Hole Die cut through Mushroom House and one cover

 5. Stamp your images using Stampendous stamps and Ranger Archival ink

6. Time to color your image.

7. On the cover with key hole cut out, I stamped bricks and colored them in and then decided I would like to add some texture. Using a pallet knife I added texture paste around the stamped brick. Allow to dry and crackle.

 8. Once dry I added more color to the bricks and to the top of the crackle paste.

 9. Adhere Mushroom House using pop up dots

10. On the other cover, on the non covered side I added a image of Alice. Adhered this to the front using pop up dots. This gives my Art piece a very dimensional look.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my piece that was inspired by the Mushroom.

Make sure you visit all of the Design Team Members on both teams!


Stampendous said...

Oh how excellent! We love Alice themed projects and this is so clever, LOVE the keyhole door and that great brick exposed wall cover. Such a great creative piece, thank you for sharing it in our hop this week!

Lucy said...

Using the keyhole mover and shaper is a brilliant idea. I love the crackle paint around the brick that gives it more dimension. Really fun. I love this.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cool use of the key hole. Thanks for the inspiration

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome project! Love the keyhole!

Judy said...

Great idea to use for an Alice in Wonderland project. Love how you used the dies. Thanks for sharing.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this piece! The way you made the wall and bricks is so cool.

Mary Holshouser said...

this was a fun idea. Love "Alice"
looking through the keyhole.
So many fantastic ideas this week.
Will keep me busy for awhile trying to make
all of them.
thanks for sharing.

Jenn White said...

Curiouser & Curiouser. This is great!♡

Julia Aston said...

What a creative design with the keyhole in the mushroom! love the exposed brick wall too!

Meme said...

Thank you for your comment! I loved participating in this hop. Love this set!

Meme said...

Thank you for your comment! I loved participating in this hop. Love this set!

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely adorable!! LOVING the creations with these awesome stamps and dies!!! TFS~

Sue D said...

Clever idea with the key hole.

* Shell B.* said...

Wonderful the key hole with a peeper LOL great tutorial! What a fun set!

D.Ann C said...

What a terrific keyhole view and fabulous background!

Lisa H said...

I love the keyhole idea Donna!! fab project!

Lea said...

Curiously creative!! So love the Alice influence in your project! Fantastic!

McStamper said...

What a cute idea. Love the keyhole.

Jean Bullock said...

How unique and creative. I love the photo behind the keyhole.

Auntie Em said...

So creative! I love the keyhole to frame the image and the way you used the texture around the bricks on the front.
Thanks for sharing you work! :)