Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Eileen Hull Needle Book

A little project created just for fun using Eileen Hull's Needle Book Die.
I combined Eileen's Needle Book Die with Visible Image Stamps and Tim Holtz paints and stencil.
 I die cut my book from mountboard.
Lightly brayered Squeezed Lemonade and Weathered Wood Distress Paint onto the background of the book, adding a light layer of paint to both the inside and outside of the book, leaving some white spaces visible.
I applied Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to Tim Holtz Numeric Layering Stencil, pressing the inkpad directly onto the stencil and then spritzed with water.
Lay the Stencil ink side down onto the die cut piece and dab with a piece of kitchen towel and then remove the stencil.
Dry the ink with a heat tool.
As I used an eye stamp on the cover I thought Braille Paper as the pages was the perfect paper to add to the inside.
I added the eye stamp to both the front and back covers and added some white highlights with a Posca Paint Pen.
I added a Tim Holt\ Monocle over the eye to embellish and added Remnant Rubs 'look within' to the Monocle.
Tim Holtz Eye Chart Layering Stencil was used to to add letters flowing from the bottom of the eye image. I also added a vintage pen nib for added interest.
I added a little red heart I cut from paper along with some delicate red splatters of paint.
This was a fun little piece to create.

Thanks for stopping by. Tracy x x


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Eileen Hull New Release - Sizzix Book Club

The Eileen Hull DT have some fabulous sneak peeks for you this month of Eileen Hull's soon to be released Sizzix Book Club Collection


Here is my next sneak peek. These dies are absolutely fantastic and amazingly versatile.

I will have step by step details closer to the release day.


Eileen is happy to introduce new three-in-one dies that serve multiple purposes to fit into every area of your creative life. There are three new ScoreBoards Dies for sturdy project bases and three die sets to embellish them.

Each die may be used in so many ways - on books, cards, gift boxes, home decor projects, and for storage and organisation.

Imagine a die that can create a box, a book, and a frame all on one die - we now have that with this new release.

The Book Club collection will be releasing this Autumn.

Watch this space!

Tracy
xxx

Friday, 15 September 2017

ITAC 2017 - The International Tournament of Art and Craft with AALLandCreate

Welcome to a very special post. This post marks the Grand Final in our very exciting International Tournament of Art and Craft 2017 with AALLandCreate.

The Grand Final of our Tournament is The World.

To find out all the details of the second challenge, please click on the link below:


I have joined in the Grand Final just for fun. if you would like to join in the challenge and view all the projects in more detail with tips, advice and details of how they were inspired, please click on the link above. Don't forget when submitting your artwork to use the hashtags #itac17, 'itac17grandfinal, #aallandcreate


I decorated one of Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags just for fun, as I was inspired to just join in. How will you interpret the challenge.

The ITAC Tournament is open to everyone to participate and there are lots of prizes on offer too!


The Deadline and the end of the ITAC Tournament is 24th September 2017 and the most important thing is to have FUN!
 

I love sharing ideas and this collaboration is all about sharing and working together with like-minded creatives from around the world and we hope you will enjoy our inspiration and are inspired to join us on this creative journey. 



I am absolutely delighted to have been included in this collaboration and I look forward to seeing how you are all inspired each week.

If you would like to stay in touch with what is happening each week in our ITAC Tournament simply click on the link below:

 Grand Final- The World - Tracy Evans



Each week designers will be posting top tips about their projects and how they were inspired by each challenge.










Thanks so much for popping by and enjoy the ITAC Tournament.




Tracy x x 


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Eileen Hull New Release - Sizzix Book Club Release

The Eileen Hull DT have some fabulous sneak peeks for you this month of Eileen Hull's soon to be released Sizzix Book Club Collection.

Here is my first sneak peek. These dies are absolutely fantastic and amazingly versatile.
I will have step by step details closer to the release day.

Eileen is happy to introduce new three-in-one dies that serve multiple purposes to fit into every area of your creative life. There are three new ScoreBoards Dies for sturdy project bases and three die sets to embellish them.

Each die may be used in so many ways - on books, cards, gift boxes, home decor projects, and for storage and organisation.

Imagine a die that can create a box, a book, and a frame all on one die - we now have that with this new release.

The Book Club collection will be releasing this Autumn.

Watch this space!

Tracy
xxx

Monday, 11 September 2017

A Vintage Journey - Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 2

Welcome to the start of a new week and another Destination Inspiration piece for A Vintage Journey.
Here is a sneak peek of my project. I have step by steps for you over on A Vintage Journey blog, simply click HERE and you will be magically transported to see all the details of my piece.

Hope you enjoy.

Tracy
xxx

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Eileen Hull Mini Blog Hop - With GIVEAWAY

Eileen Hull is currently on the Paper Trail, driving the whole width of America and travelling up into Canada in her now famous Scotty, a 1976 Serra camper van! You can find out where Eileen will be visiting and teaching classes by visiting her website www.eileenhull.com or by following her adventures on Facebook where she will be doing regular Facebook Live videos.

Following on from the hugely successful release of Eileen's ScoreBoards XL Journal Die and Katie Skilton's sell out shows on the Craft Channel, Hochanda, here in the UK, we want to continue to celebrate the success of Eileen's XL Journal Die, both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world.  Jenny Marples, myself and Anne Redfern are doing a Blog Giveaway and each of us is offering one of Eileen's XL Journal die as a prize!  We are happy to post to winners anywhere in the world.


To be in with a chance of winning one of these THREE prizes you must:

1.  Be a follower of one or (better still) all of our Blogs
2.  Comment and tell us whether or not you already have the Eileen Hull Journal Die.
3.  Be a member of Eileen Hull's Fan Club on Facebook.  It is very simple to join and there is a wonderful array of inspiring projects to offer ideas and inspire as well as amazing prizes.
If you are HERE don't forget to visit:


Would you love to have one of Eileen's Journal dies?  Then please do join in the fun!  Prize winners will be announced on 30 September 2017, on each of our three blogs.  Do please check back to see if you are a winner!

If you are looking for further inspiration there is a fabulous Ebook available by clicking HERE.

 
 
I have also included one of the Journals I made recently which is one of my favourites.

Good Luck!

Tracy
xxx











Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Eileen Hull New Release - Sizzix Book Club Collection

The Eileen Hull DT have some fabulous sneak peeks for you this month of Eileen Hull's soon to be released Sizzix Book Club Collection.
Here is my first sneak peek. These dies are absolutely fantastic and amazingly versatile.

Eileen is happy to introduce new three-in-one dies that serve multiple purposes to fit into every area of your creative life. There are three new ScoreBoards Dies for sturdy project bases and three die sets to embellish them.

Each die may be used in so many ways - on books, cards, gift boxes, home decor projects, and for storage and organisation.

Imagine a die that can create a box, a book, and a frame all on one die - we now have that with this new release.

The Book Club collection will be releasing this Autumn.

Watch this space!

Tracy
xxx