Tuesday, 6 February 2018

True Friend

Hi everyone and welcome to my monthly post for Eileen Hull. This month as it is the month of love, we are showing our love for Eileen's dies.
I used Eileen's Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Book and Pages, Tinket Box and Frame to create a mixed media card.  We will keep all our UK fans aware re when the dies are available in the UK. The Book Club Dies are now available on  pre order from Sir Stampalot HERE. If you are not a member of the Eileen Hull Fan Club you can join HERE. There is lots of inspiration and the Eileen Hull DT keep you informed re when stock is available and where as soon as we know.
Here is a picture of the die I have used today, a wonderfully versatile die. For my card I have used the front framed piece only.
II began by cutting a piece of white card 4.5" in width by 6.5" in length. I then covered the white card with vintage french book pages adding some Tissue Tape for added interest. I then coated this layer with a coat of Matte Medium.
I was aiming for a more vintage feel to my piece so painted the book pages with a layer of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried the paint with a Heat Tool.
I die cut the frame from mountboard using Eileen's die and then covered it with an uneven layer of Texture Paste, applying the paste with a Palette Knife.
Once the Paste was completely dry I then painted it with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dried the paint with a Heat Tool.
Apply an uneven second coat of Vintage Photo Distress Paint and then dry lightly with a Heat Tool.
Rub away some of the excess paint with a damp baby wipe and then dry with a Heat Tool.
Add the framed panel to the layer of vintage book pages. This frame element is so versatile for so many projects and is only one part of the die.
I then die cut a heart from mountboard and added Texture Paste over an AALLandCreate stencil by Fiona Paltridge. I then painted the heart with a layer of Candied Apply Distress Paint.
To highlight the texture further I applied Prima Metallique Wax White Gold over the top. I then applied Distress Crayon around the edges of the heart to age a little further.
A Paperdoll sits ontop of an Adornment Arrow which has been coloured with Rust Alcohol Ink and I have also included some Idea-ology Nailheads.
Rusty wire adds a further element of texture and ageing and I have also included some Clippings Stickers.
Hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy x x


Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Another amazing work Tracy! What an awesome card with such fabulous texture! Hugs, Autumn

suzyb said...

Love this piece Tracy. You put everything together perfectly. The paperdoll chap, the details to the heart including rusty wire. Love it, perfect for Valentines Day.

Eileen Hull said...

Totally awesome as always Tracy! Love those colors and textures- beautiful Valentine!

Redanne said...

You always create the most stunning cards Tracy, with wonderful colours and textures! I love how you used the frame in the background and the rusty wire is such a great addition! Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

Amanda said...

Some great painty effects looks fabulous
Lov e
Amanda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such great idea to use the lid like that Tracy, and oh I just love what you did with those two paints, - fantastic effect. Love the way you have the guy sit on the arrow too, a brilliant vintage Valentine's card, love it!!

Kate said...

Loving your card Tracy! Those bolts in the corners are the perfect addition.

Caroline said...

Following on from fb comment..... Your "marvelous" man sitting atop the arrow is brilliant!! Gorgeous effects from paint & textures. Had no idea there's a rusty alcohol ink, a NEED! Just had Candid Apple delivered this morning in stain version. I plan to use with the matching oxide & greyboard heart. Spooky minds think alike? Tracy, you amaze me!

Jackie P Neal said...

Tracy this is just the coolest! I am so happy that you share your steps as I look and look and try and figure it out, but, never can! haahaa
Really beautiful artwork! You truly know how to layer your elements for the most pleasing of arrangements!
hugs,Jackie xx

Joi at RR said...

Love the "imperfection" of the paper in the background combined with the grungy painted surfaces. It looks so aged and FABULOUS Tracy. Xj.

Samantha Squires said...

Love this Tracy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Great work with those paints! Love it! Chrisx

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic!!! LOVE the texture and all the layers!

A Pink said...

Fabulous card and really great use of the Trinket box and frame die. Loving the wire bound textured heart .
Hugs x

Susie Bentz said...

That frame is a really versatile element- you make it shine!