Saturday 10 January 2015

Vintage Travel From Eileen Hull - New Release

I have some exciting news today, a new release from Eileen Hull , released at CHA 2015 and you are going to love them all. A new range of dies that are so versatile and have me itching to try out new designs, I cannot wait for them to arrive.
The first die is this fabulous BOOK SCOREBOARD DIE, a fabulous size and perfect for mixed media, papercrafting, stamping, altering and so much more, this is definitely going to be one of my favourites.
I decorated the book with Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash, and added die cut feathers to the front, coloured with Distress Inks and Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint. I also added some mini eggs found in my collection.
The one thing I adore about the Scoreboard dies is that you can cut mountboard so easily, a fantastic base for decorating. The spine of the book has been coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and I added natural twine for added texture along with mini birdcage charm and mini eggs.
I continued with the theme on the inside of my book again using the Wallflower Paper Stash. As this release is VINTAGE TRAVEL I wanted to use birds and flight in my designs in some shape or form and this range of papers fitted perfectly with this release.
The next die is such a fun die the TRAVEL TRAILER/CARAVAN, again another Scoreboard die and this is going to be great fun to decorate in so many different ways, I love it! Again this was decorated with the Wallflower Paper Stash.
My theme for this piece was FLOWER POWER and I used Eileen's Flower, Petal Power die, which I die cut from the Wallflower Paper Stash adding Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges for definition and bending the petals to give movement and shape.
I added a mini glass bottle to the top, painted with Glue and Seal and then coated with Clear Rock Candy and once completely dry I then coloured with Archival Ink to age a little. I then added a memo pin to the cork top along with a FLOWER POWER banner.
Bunting has been added to the side of the trailer for added interest and I have coloured areas with Eileen Hull's ColorBox Blends Inkpad in Nutmeg.
The final die I am showcasing today is the LUGGAGE TAG die a fantastic die to use on its own or to add to other altered pieces or cards and layouts, again so so versatile. Again I went for a bird/flight theme for this piece too.
I decorated with the Wallflower Paper Stash, sanded the edges and then coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, adding touches of wax to the edges for a touch of shimmer. I also included a paper feather along with die cut feathers and a wooden bird for added interest and dimension.
Take flight has been added using Label Letters and I have added natural jute ribbon and buckle.

I hope you have enjoyed today's showcased pieces as much as I enjoyed making them.

If you would like to be inspired further pop along to my fellow Design Team Members, they have an amazing selection of projects to whet your appetitie for these wonderful innovative dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x


Jenny Marples said...

Sold! To the lady with her hand up here saying I LOVE what you've done with these FABULOUS dies! You simply can't go wrong with travel and that book is on the list already. Way to go Tracy!!! Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Tracy, these are stunning, you have showcased the dies wonderfully and I can't wait to see them. Happy New Year and huge hugs. xxx

Helen said...

love 'em! especially the book...

Pamellia said...

Holy cow Tracy, you have really put these dies to good use! I love your vintage birds and feathers and all the extra goodies too! Excellent sets! hugs and smiles :)

Redanne said...

Tracy, your samples are breathtaking! I love every one of the new dies but the book is so versatile, it might just be my new favourite. Love how you used the beautiful vintage papers.. Hugs, Anne xx

massofhair said...

Stunning samples, great colours, need the book die immediately! :-) xxx

Jools Robertson said...

Wow! This is stunning
Love the colours and the feathers are fab
These new dies are just amazing, really like the retro caravan

Hope your having a lovely weekend

Jools x

Cocofolies said...

Simply fabulous Tracy, love everything!!!! Thanks for all the pics and details. Hugs, Coco xx

Claudine said...

All of your project are visually stunning! I just love the subtle colors but the beautiful designs. Specially love the book.

Marci said...

Beautiful projects.

barbarayaya62 said...

Stunning works, Tracy! Luggage tag is absolutely my fav project, but also others are very very beautiful!!! BArbarayaya

Words and Pictures said...

One of my favourite posts of yours ever... absolutely brilliant work showcasing the new dies. Like Jenny, I'm putting that book on my list - and the Wallflower papers and stunning, glowing, crackly feathers are glorious. Fab flower power on the caravan, and then that luggage label in beautiful neutrals. Love, love, love your samples!
Alison xx