Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge

This month the team are combining Graphic 45 Papers with the fabulous Eileen Hull dies and the challenge theme for our Art with Heart Challenge is October Hauntings and Holiday Calendar.
This month I was inspired by Eileen Hull's paper trail; she is visiting many places in her own Trailer and demonstrating to many shops all over the USA. I thought I would create my own Halloween Travel Trailer combined with the Book, Passport.
I began by die cutting the Passport Book from mountboard which I had covered with the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Papers. The front cover has also had a niche cut from the centre using Tim Holtz Sized Arches and I added shading to all the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
I added a Prima mini magnifying glass to the skeleton's face on the inside of my aperture and created a box to fit at the back to create a niche that would house my skeleton's and clay bony  hand. The mini plastic skeletons and clay bony hand were painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics; first painting each piece with Titan Buff, drying with a heat tool and then adding a wash of Carbon Black and Quinacridone Gold mixed with water and once again drying with a heat tool. I also included a small Tim Holtz Heirloom rose which I again coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and added to one of the bony fingers. I die cut "Rare Oddities" from the Graphic 45 paper using a Tim Holtz Thinlits Label, again adding shading with Distress Ink around the edges. To add a touch more texture I machine stitched the front and back cover to the spine.
I added three sets of pages all decorated with Graphic 45 paper and all the edges shaded with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I think Eileen's Passport Book would be perfect to add pictures to from your Halloween Celebrations that you could then look at year after year.
I added BOO to the top of my book using Alpha Parts along with a few white Remnant Rubs for added interest. I also nestled a die cut bat, which I cut from book pages and then used Fimo Liquid to do an image transfer of the text page. The Fimo Liquid dries clear when baked in the oven and gives a 3D like appearance.
The die cut Trailer has also been covered with Rare Oddities paper and I have added a metal strip across the trailer for added interest and die cut windows from the Trailer using Tim Holtz Mini Openings Set. I then added little wood strips to the windows to give a type of log cabinn feel and added skulls to the windows which were once again coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.
I added wood strips/twigs to the top of the trailer, once again to add to the log cabin type of feel and I also added three plastic skulls which I painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. The outside areas of the trailer were painted with DecoArt Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic. I also added Label Letters to add "Halloween Trail" to the Trailer and then applied a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium to protect all the areas.
Hope you can all join in with the fun challenge this month.

http://www.eileenhull.com/


I would also like to enter this piece into the DecoArt Mixed Media Haunts Challenge running through until the end of October. The DecoArt Design Team have produced wonderful pieces to inspire us during October.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

19 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh, for goodness sake, these are AWESOME!!! I don't do Halloween much but these are brilliant fun and I love how you've used those magnificent papers. Tracy, you are so versatile!!! Jenny x

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous!!! So glad you entered it in the challenge!!! Love all the fabulous details!!

Redanne said...

These pieces are fabulous Tracy, I love how you created the niche in the passport book, the bony hand with the rose ring is such a clever idea (and very spooky) and the trailer is simply amazing, I love all the detail, especially the skulls. I love all the spooky cobwebs too. Fantastic and fun! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Tracy, what spooky fun. I adore your hand set in the passport and you certainly showcased the papers brilliantly.
Julie x

Clare Buswell said...

These are so cool! Love the skulls, very spooky!! : )

Clare Buswell said...

These are so cool! Love the skulls, very spooky!! : )

Tia Otto said...

The Halloween Trailer is so freakin cute! I can just imagine those ghouls traveling around the country looking for their next haunt. Great job creating these projects and love the G45 papers!

Tonya said...

Tracy both the trailer and the passport book are adorable!!! I really do need to get that trailer. There is so much that can be done with it! Fa-boo-lous job!

Candy C said...

Tracy ... This is so cool, so creative and fun! You have done such a fabulous job on this and way to incorporate DecoArt products to enhance an already crazy creative piece!

Sandy said...

Both creations are wonderful -- I do love Graphic 45 papers. Thanks for visiting my blog Tracy!
sandy xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! What a spooktacular project! Great mix of papers and embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia Aston said...

What marvelous Halloween designs using the Passport and trailer dies! love the 'smoke' rising around them both! Julia xx

butterfly said...

These are just such fun! Great work with the papers, and I love all that cobwebby texture. The caravan is too cute!!
Alison xx

Elly said...

What an eyecatching project. The G45 papers are always a stunner. I really have to take another look at the Eileen Hull dies. xoxo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Tracy, love the Halloween trailer and the passport book is amazing, very spooky! Thanks for sharing them, Deb xo

Anita Houston said...

How did I miss this post? LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! The trailer is awesome Tracy! What a cool way to use that die in a Halloween theme! SUPER!!!

Norma Gomez said...

This is great Tracy! Love the way you painted the bones, they look so real :D

Carol said...

Whew lots of work - love it - the rose on the skeletons hand is AWESOME as are both projects. Have a lovely weekend x

Meme said...

I love the spooky trailer! You did a fabulous job Tracy!