Sunday, 11 February 2018

Eileen Hull Book Club

Hi and welcome to my second post of the month for Eileen Hull, showcasing our love for Eileen's dies.

Today I am showcasing one of my favourites the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame. This die is so versatile, you can use the frame on its own like I have showcased HERE, create a book from it, a trinket box or a shadow box. The possibilities are endless.
Today I have used the whole piece for my project to create a book. I have step by steps for you so quite a long post today but I hope you enjoy taking the steps along with me.
Cover a piece of mountboard with Tim Holtz Metal Foil Tape, don't worry if you have a few creases as these will not show with the next steps. Die cut the mountboard using Eileen's Die. This is the cover of our shaker element.
Place the die cut piece into Eileen's Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder and run through your die cutting machine to emboss.
This gives a lovely deep emboss. However the silver of the foil was a little to stark for me so I aged it a little.
I applied Distress Paint Ground Espresso over the foil, applying with my finger.
I then dried the paint a little with my heat tool and then used a dry baby wipe to wipe away the excess paint.
I love how the paint settles into all the crevices.
These are our die cut pieces all together to show the difference with the ageing compared to the non treated foil.
I die cut several layers of the front cover to create my shaker and added Tim Holtz Paperdolls inside along with confetti. I held the shaker element in place with clips to ensure good contact with the glue.
I painted a piece of white card with Distress Paint and then die cut flowers from the painted card using Eileen's Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Die.  I cut several at this stage for a later project and for this project.
I added touches of metallic paint to the edges of my flowers to coordinate with the metal foil tape in the background.
I layered my flower to give a dimensional bloom and then added a bead to the centre which once dry I coloured with a little silver metallic paint.
Once I had finished I added watercolour pages to the inside of my book which can be decorated with many mediums.
I added my flower to the front of my book and added a length of elastic to secure the book closed.
I added a Quote Chip, painting around the edges with paint to coordinate with my flower.
I love the depth of the embossing.
The shaker element adds wonderful movement to my design.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Dorthe said...

It is gorgeous Tracy, so love it, and the red accents, there. Xxx

Amanda said...

Stunning make Tracy
Amanda x

Eileen Hull said...

Just gorgeous Tracy!

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is magnificent! xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant make love the embossing and shaker element too
Carol x

Annie said...

Totally fabulous make Tracy x I love this die and your shaker mix is wonderful, especially love your floral. TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love the versatility of this die, the addition of the hearts shaker is genius Tracy. Your embossed metal gives a very classy style to it all. I've never tried TH metal sheet but i've used tin foil in the same way, it all looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing.
Have a super week Tracey xx

Redanne said...

I love everything you make with this beautiful die but this one is pretty spectacular, I love how you treated the foil, it looks amazing and I just love the shaker!!! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

This is just wonderful Tracy, I love how you've aged the metal, and the flower and threads are the perfect touches. Do you know if these dies will ever be stocked in the UK? xx

Kaz Hall said...

Thanks for sharing, love this tutorial, I’m inspired to dig out the foil tape xx gorgeous xx

Kate said...

Lovely Tracy! Thanks to you I added a Eileen Hull die to my wish list and got one for Christmas. I love seeing all your projects and tutorials with these dies. So inspirational due to your lovely artistic style.

Caroline said...

Sorry it's taken me till now to comment. What an incredibly versatile die! Brilliant step-by-step, Tracy & the result is so lovely. Kinda shabby chic meets industrial (imho)? Clever combo, not easy to achieve either....
The pops of red & metallic vibe from both embossing & silver colour works. I'd never think to put flowers & hearts with this style. I'm not in a headspace to do justice to you but, great job. AGAIN!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely adore this project Tracy! The metallic textures are incredible and work beautifully with your pops of red and the fun shaker element. Love love love! Hugs, Autumn

Juliz Design Post said...

I am so in love with your Valentines project Tracy, great techniques that suit this project so well. I am patiently waiting on this Die coming and can’t wait to play with it. Thanks for your inspiration.
Julie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my word, this is fantabulous Tracey! That cover is freaking awesome with the antiqued metal and the fun elegant florals! The pop of red with that flower and the red heart confetti really pop! This is definitely the most unique shaker project I've ever seen, amazing! hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

Wow Tracy! This is so sweet and so clever! I love the added shaker hearts-so pretty! And the embossing- perfect! Great make my friend!
Jackie xo

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Susie Bentz said...

I love it! The ageing is such a subtle detail that made a huge difference. Awesome!