Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge

Morning everyone, today sees the start of a new challenge with the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge and this month our theme is Spring Break, you can interpret the theme in whatever way you like!

The design team are showcasing the fabulous new CHA 2015 release, VINTAGE TRAVEL this month and I am showcasing the fabulous Passport Book.
Spring marks the start of the gardening season for me and I always love to see the fresh colour palettes and wonderful butterflies that visit the garden and this inspired my piece this month, using Eileen Hull's Passport Book Die, one of my favourites. I began by applying Pebeo Drawing Gum randomly to the background of the front and back covers and allowing to dry, then colouring all the die cut pieces with Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed Distress Paints; applying them to a non-stick craft sheet and spritzing with water. I then rubbed away all the Drawing Gum which then leaves white areas in the background, love this effect. The Drawing Gum resists whatever paint I applied to the covers.
I machine stitched the front and back covers to the spine and added stamping using Prima stamps. I also included a heart cut from the kitchen towel I used to mop up all my ink, again adding stitching for added interest. I also included Prima tape stamped with FLY and a touch more machine stitching.
The centre piece to the butterfly is from Prima, I love the dimension this adds to my piece. I have also added touches of stencilling in the background using Tim Holtz Mesh Layering Stencil.
Each of the pages have been coloured with Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed Distress Paints and once again I have added some random stitching to each page.
I also included a butterfly and pen nib to the inside pages, once again from Prima, added further background stencilling and a few paint splatters using Mustard Seen Paint.
Each page has added stencilling along with pieces of coloured kitchen towel machined into place for added texture. Splatters of Mustard Seed Paint and random stamping add further layers of interest.
This page shows in detail all the layers that I have added to each page.
The back cover has been stamped once again with a Prima image. All the pages were then added to the book tied in place with black twine. I love the bold black against the vibrant colour palette.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


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Samra said...

Wow, what an amazing project and in such great vibrant colors!!! Love it! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Pamellia said...

Wow Tracy, this is just incredible!! Holy moses, these colours are jumping off the page, so vibrant! The pops of white with the black stamping and stitching is so striking! Another winning creation! big hugs :)

Nan G said...

Very cool ! Love the vibrant colors.

Pammejo said...

Stunning Tracy...can't wait for it to quit raining here so we can enjoy the butterflies, birds and nature. I just love the colour depth of you album and the stitching is way cool. Fabulous creation with the Mini Album.

Jean Bullock said...

How artsy and creative. Love the colors and how clever to use the bolt and pen nib for the butterfly bodies. Way cool. I pinned! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765607618731/

massofhair said...

Wonderful vibrant colours, loving the sewing and each page is a delight, such fab inspiration. NEED Eileen's dies, especially this one :-) xxx

Annie said...

this is a beautiful album Tracy and I love the warm and vibrant colour combination. Great details on every page, but the addition of the screw is perfect. TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Redanne said...

Your album just SINGS Spring Tracy, the colours are fabulous, the stamping is wonderful and I love, love the screw body on the butterfly - a fantastic touch! Hugs, Anne xx

Unknown said...

Vibrant and Beautiful, Tracy!! I had to look up the Pebeo Drawing Gum to see what that was---AHHHH, I get it!! It's kinda like rubber cement!! And a resist technique that I have yet to try--I completely LOVE those pops of white in the background!! This is a lovely, bright & happy little book!! I really need to get me some Eileen Hull dies :) I see all of the wonderful creations and swoon :) Happy Saturday, Tracy!! XOXO-Shari

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this, Tracy. It's so vibrant!

butterfly said...

Fantastic to see some more close-ups of this - it is so uplifting ... one of my favourites of yours, for sure (and who'd've thought I'd ever be saying that about an ORANGE project?!).
Alison xx