Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Eileen Hull Holiday Projects

Hi and welcome to my monthly post for Eileen Hull.  This month the Design Team are showcasing their Halloween, Christmas or Autumnal Projects.
I decided to create a Halloween project using Eileen's Passport Scoreboards XL Die.
I began by cutting my front and back covers and pages from mountboard and then adding colour using Distress Paints Ripe Persimmon and Twisted Citron, applying the paint with a brayer.
I embossed all my pieces with Tim Holtz Floral Texture Fade and then added Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink over the top, simply swiping the inkpad across the raised areas. I then dried the ink with a heat tool before applying the next colour.
I then applied Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide over the top to give a second layer of colour and once again dried the ink with my heat tool.
I adhered the front and back covers to the binding which has also been coloured with Distress Paints.
I then machine stitched the front and back cover to the spine and then dry brushed Black Soot Distress Paint across the raised/embossed areas.
I only used a light touch to add the dry brushing as I did not want too much black paint coverage.
I die cut five Raven's from black card.
Adhered all the layers together to give me one dimensional Raven.
I highlighted the embossed area on the Raven with a touch of Wax and added a Clippings sticker to the top.
No Raven is complete without a Paper Doll!!! I also added a feather behind which had a touch of stamping added using the background stamp from the On The Farm Stamp Set.
I added some skull beads randomly to the twine.
I also included some Design Tape and a Transparent Tile all from Tim Holtz Idea-ology range. I added a circle of twine for added texture.
My fellow team members will be posting each week for the month of October with their inspiration for this month, stay tuned.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Paradise Lost said...

I love how you created the background! Great colours! Thank you for the inspiration.

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your journal Tracy, so clever the way you put the child sitting on the bird, my kind of art. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Wonderful journal Tracy. Love the colours on the background and the paper doll looks right at home :) Thanks for the tutorial xx

Amanda said...

Brilliant tutorial with fabulous results, another stunner of a book
Amanda x

Redanne said...

Tracy, I LOVE this so much!!! Halloween is my favourite time of year to create and you have created a masterpiece here - I love the way the Oxides look over the embossing and the raven is superb. The dangly skulls are fabulous!!! A triumph! Hugs, Anne xx

Zoe Hillman said...

I love this Tracy! I can't stop looking at it. The R and Raven are so cool together. Total eye candy!

Sue said...

This is amazing Tracy, full of stunning details and you have such a light touch with the dry brushing! Have a fun week, Sue xx

Billie A said...

I LOVE this journal. Awesome elements and this is so creative. I keep looking and seeing something different. I love this so much

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! What an awesome cover!! Love the way you created your background and the gorgeous colour palette and I really, really love those skull beads .. so cute!!! Stunning work!! x

Marci said...

Fantastic cover!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful Halloween journal Tracy! love all the skulls on the binding and the curl of twine around the raven! Julia xx

Regine Karpel said...

Great job.

Jackie P Neal said...

So cool! Love the background and the skellies hanging on the cording are awesome!
Jackie xx

DIANA L. said...

This came out great Tracy, love all the detail and wonderful tutorial

hazel said...

This is fabulous Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Henry said...

You created an amazing journal cover!!! Love all those great combination of textures and colors!! Very very nice artwork:)

Eileen Hull said...

Cool colors and techniques Tracy. Gotta say crows creep me out :-)