Wednesday 21 October 2020

Tea for Two - Eileen Hull New Release Die

Remember the blog hop at the start of the month, where I shared my "Shoe Fund" box? Well now it's the turn of the "Tea for Two" project.

First I adhered a sheet of watercolour card to a piece of Matt Board before running it through my Big Shot Plus.

I painted dots on one tea cup and blousy flowers on the other one. I want the finished project to be different on each side, but the colours to still co-ordinate.

Once I'd added colour to all the elements, I set them aside to dry naturally due to the adhesive sheet, you don't want to heat that up as it will buckle.

Once the watercolour had dried, I went over and doodled fine detail using a Micron pen. Suddenly now those blobs of watercolour take shape, and flowers and leaves appear.

I doodled around all the edges, and added details to the tea bags. I assembled the box element between the two cups and decorated using the spoons and tea bags.

How cute is the finished project, and what an amazing gift it would make. Have fun and don't forget to share your make in the Eileen Hull Fan Page on Facebook. The link is below.

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x

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Thursday 1 October 2020

Eileen Hull New Sizzix Release

 Hooray- two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? Fill it with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card- so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!

I have a plan for next Spring, New Year, New Shoes!!! So I'm starting saving now in my fabulous box.

I die cut the box from Sizzix Matt Board, the added some of Eileens Easy Cut Adhesive to the back of a sheet of watercolour card. As the watercolour card was A4 in size it wasn't quite long enough to cover the entire piece, but I didn't need it on the base, so I carefully cut out the two ends missing the base out completely, and thankfully it just fitted.

I peeled the backing of and adhered the watercolour card to the Matt Board, and started to sketch out my design. The curve of the flap made me think of a shop frount, you know the ones with the brightly coloured awning above the windows, so that's where my inspiration came from.

I drew the shop front and took the design over the two sides that would be on show after it would be glued together. I also decorated the back of the box, taking the theme all the way round. I love doodling, and you know I love my watercolours.

I really don't need any excuse to get my watercolours out, in fact they live on my desk all the time. I let the paint dry naturally, as I didn't want the heat tool to lift the adhesive sheets. Once everything was totally dry I went in over the top of the sketched design and added more detail using my Micron pen.

I had so much fun creating my little shop, I love whimsical design.

After gluing the sides together, I added a small magnet under the awning as a closure. So there you have it, my new money box all ready to save for my new shoes.

You can check out the "Time for Tea" project on the 21st of this month, where I'll be sharing a  step by step tutorial.

Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth x 

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 Check out the fabulous new release blog hop

Tonya Trantham

Elizabeth Robinson

Julia Aston

Pam Bray

Maggi Harding

Lisa Hoel

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Karen Bearse

Susie Bentz

Jenny Marples

Mitsyana Wright

Jennie Atkinson

Anita Houston

Madeline Arendt

Sarah Lizzie Dodd

Sue Eldred

Debbie Bankston

You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 1! Join the chat – and a random commenter will WIN a new Teacup Die.