Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Re-releases From Eileen Hull

Happy New Year and welcome to our monthly post for Eileen Hull's Art With Heart Challenge. This month the design team are focusing on Eileen Hull's re-releases for 2016; these are some fantastic dies that have been so missed that they have now been re-released. We don't have a challenge this month but if you would like to link any of your projects using Eileen's dies the link is HERE. There is also a prize on offer for one randomly drawn winner. There are also 6 new 3D flowers and leaves being released, one of which I showcase below along with a new Twist and Style Tool that can be used in so many ways including flower stems and home decor pieces (more information to follow on that very soon).

This week I am showcasing the fabulous Suitcase die; I love this die and it's so perfect for housing a special gift or even an accordion card or book.
I die cut the suitcase from mountboard and then placed the Tim Holtz Rays stencil onto the die cut piece and then blended Hickory Smoke and Fossilized Amber over the stencil, beginning with the lightest colour first. I then also lightly spritzed the background with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain.
The flower is also another new release from Eileen Hill again coloured with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, spritzing lightly with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain. As I have used sunny colours for this piece I was thinking about holidays etc hence the ChitChat Sticker which I thought was the perfect sentiment. I also added some natural twigs behind the flower along with some Vintage Seam Binding died with Distress Ink. To complete, I coloured the edges of the suitcase with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I have a few more suitcases that I have decorated over time all of which you can see in more detail by simply clicking on the links below:

The first is a mixed media suitcase combined with DecoArt Media products and Sandra Evertson Relic Pieces.
Click HERE to see this project in more detail.
I opted for a vintage feel with this suitcase.
Click HERE to see this project in more detail

Pop by Eileen Hull's blog to see more fantastic projects with this wonderful die.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 


Pamellia said...

So much fun seeing all these suitcase projects side by side. Really shows the versatility of the die and of your crafting style!! I hope you had a wonderful New Year! Here's to another year full of love, laughter and crafting! hugs :)

Unknown said...

Great post Tracy! Loved seeing all your creative ways to use this suitcase... so fun. Each is so different and perfectly fabulous! HAPPY NEW YEAR. j.

Redanne said...

Always love seeing what you do with the suitcase die Tracy. Both projects are fantastic, the first one makes me feel happy and the second one - well, I do love a good skull!! Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE that suitcase die and what you've created with it Tracy! Each so totally differnt and fun! Julia xx

rachel said...

the suitcase die looks amazing - I adore it and how you have used it - brilliant! Hugs Tracy x

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool! I pinned them.

Corrie Herriman said...

So cool ! I like the orange one the best but that is probably because the lovely colours remind me of spring !
The other two are fab too !
Corrie x

Tonya said...

Love all the different takes on the suit case die! I think out of all of them I love the bright and cheery yellow one. As always wonderfully done!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, the suitcases all look so amazing!! I just love how you decorated each one!! The first one with the rays is spectacular!! I have this die and have never used it - you've inspired me!! Have a great day :)

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butterfly said...

Love the new grungy sunshine case - the delicate spritzing gives such a cool distress effect. Great to see the other makes showcased here too - so inventive with the die.
Alison xx

Judy said...

I really love the way you've decorated this suitcase Tracy. I love the bold yellow color you used for the background and the flower. Thanks for sharing.

Craftychris said...

Love seeing all these together! The one with the Rays is gorgeous! Love the colours and the awesome flower! xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful creations, love the bright sunshine feel with those gorgeous flowers and thanks for the links to the others.
hugs Brenda xxx