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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Art With Heart - Ten Minute Project?

Hi Everyone

Eileen Hull has challenged her Inspiration Team to make something CAS - Clean and Simple, something that can be done in about 10 - 15 minutes - now I am a pretty slow crafter so this was quite a challenge!  There was nothing for it but to get my overflowing 'bit box' out and have a rummage.

I gave it my best shot but ended up on the 15 minute side of the time limit, but what I did learn is that preparation is the key and with a little effort it is achievable!  The background I used was made with DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid paints along with Andy Skinner's Industrial stamp set.

I started with a piece of left-over background card (that I created for a project which will appear later this month) and an Eileen Hull for Sizzix Recipe Box (659876) die cut.  These boxes go together very quickly, with just two edges to glue. I made up a few of these a while back and had already painted this one with Deco Art black Gesso.  If I was doing another one, I would only paint the edges of the box, as the rest is not going to show.
I turned the background card over and used a blank die cut box, laid this over the card and drew around the edges to create a cover for my box.  You could, of course, sit and measure each piece and cut carefully around the pieces but I find if you cut a faction 'inside' your lines, it works just as well and is much quicker - and I was under time pressure!
Once I had cut all my pieces, I went around the edges with a black Promarker, simply because I hate white edges but if I had left out this step, it would have saved me some time.
I then took some strong wet glue and glued all the pieces to my box.
The metal embellishment on the front would normally be attached with brads but for quickness I attached mine with strong wet glue.  It looked a little 'bare' so I attached a crackled heart from my left-over box, I like the pop of red against the blue background.

So there you have it, not traditionally CAS but definitely quick and easy!

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx

43 comments:

  1. I'm with you Anne as I tend to take ages doing a project. You have done well with this challenge and it looks great. X

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  2. WOW! Achieving this in 15 minutes is a triumph Anne! That's my kind of CAS! Love the background and the pop of red from the heart. Having a leftovers box is also a real saviour when time is short. Love the box design too. See you very soon. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx

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  3. Great design Anne. Love that painty background! Xxx

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  4. fabulous quick and easy project Anne...love your crackle background...well done on the speed crafting...hugs kath xxx

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  5. Mmmm I likeeee this Anne. Usually the preparation is the most time consuming part for me so anything quick works.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  6. I can't imagine you rushing a task Anne, its not your style. I bet you felt a bit pressurised. Great results even if you were hurried.
    Love Lynn xx

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  7. I can't imagine you rushing a task Anne, its not your style. I bet you felt a bit pressurised. Great results even if you were hurried.
    Love Lynn xx

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  8. Fabulous outcome Anne.
    I'm not that speedy with my crafting so can appreciate what a super job you did in such a short time.
    Toni xx

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  9. Well done on the speed! Impressive! It's fabulous! Love the colours and crackle texture. The red paint splashes really look fab with the gorgeous red heart - love this! xxx

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  10. anne it turned out wonderful and i absolutely LOVE that painty page!!!!! this is one of my favourite Eileen dies for sure and i too used it this month!!!

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  11. Wow! What a fabulous box Anne. Gorgeous background both in colour and choice of stamp . The red splats and cracked heart embellishment add a wonderful pop of additional colour .
    Absolutely lOVE the metal fastener.
    Well done for crafting a superb CAS piece in the time frame given - you make it look so easy .
    Thank you for inspiring
    big hugs x

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  12. OMG, Anne, what an amazing detailed tutorial! I can't believe you made this stunning creation so quickly! I adore your beautifully crackle background and that vintage feel to it! Fabulous colours, as well! Marvelous design! Big hugs to you! Branka xxx

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  13. Hey, that's not CAS.. hehe, but I don't mind because it is gorgeous!

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  14. Wow - beautiful! I cannot believe this was a ten minute project! Fabulous!

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  15. Anne you did it! I am a slow crafter too so I understand your dilemma but it came out great! I also have a spare parts drawer 😀

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  16. Love the colours on this Anne, the background is gorgeous and I love the pop of red too and the fastening is gorgeous. Tracy x

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  17. I love the gorgeous blue colours on this box Anne, the Andy Skinner stamp used on it is one of my favorites and it makes the red heart just pop. I bet it feels so good to have used some of your left over bits for this project although I doubt your bits box will have gone down much ha! ha!. Mo x

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  18. An excellent project even under time constraints. I love the crackle effects {{hugs}} xox

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  19. Fabby box and I love the pop of red against the blue-green background. Great crackles too!

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  20. Super duper clever Anne, you would never uess it came together in 15 minutes, - it looks totally fantastic!! Love the little heart attached to the closure, so clever!

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  21. It is beyond my comprehension that you managed to produce this in 15 Anne as it would take me all day! Serious kudos to you. Love your gorgeous Paper, the crackle stamping looks really authentic and your black edging gives great pop. The heart is a fantastic addition too and that closure is fab. Great production in every sense. Nicola x

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  22. I am astonished that you created something so beautiful in 15 minutes! That is amazing and I take my hat off to you! Beautiful textures and I really like the colours you worked with and the heart hanging from the metal embellishments is a cool touch.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. You did it! You really did it! I do find that good preparation is the name of the game. Unfortunately for me, a lot of what I am doing right now I have not really done and am still trying to find my voic. I do know what I absolutely don't like - and I like so many things that my mind goes flying off in the air. As many of the boxes you have put together for your famous 3D projects you should be an old hand at them. The background paper is wonderful and it would take me 15 minutes just to do that. I agree - the white lines would definitely not be good on your box. Another thing that helps a project like this come together is a good stash. Amen sister ---- My favorite part of this has to be the background paper you made. I think it is beautiful!
    sandy xx

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  24. Wow, Anne - incredible!! I need to get some of this stash going - you've done such a wonderful job using this with the die (which I own - I have most of Eileen's dies but have yet to use them). Thank you for such great inspiration for the die and the quick make - I am blown away! xxx Lynn

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  25. Well hot diggity Anne! This looks like it took waaaay longer than 15 minutes! Say what?! Girl, you crazy talented! That background alone would take me at least an hour. Genius idea to use the wet glue to save time! Sounds like you totally smashed the challenge and created a fantabulous design. Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  26. LOVE...and it's quick too...perfect! LOVE the turquoise and red, and love the soul mate! Cute cute and ready to be filled!

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  27. I could work 24 hrs, and still not come up with this idea, nor create it either! Love the blue box, with this crackled looking finish. Looks very patina'd. And the hinge is just perfect with this box. Love the combination of the fiery red hearts against that nice soft blue. Well done indeed! Glad you're feeling better. Hugs & TFS

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  28. WOW! This is absolutely stunning make that would probably take me good couple hours to put together. I am a super slow crafter!
    Gorgeous choice of embellishments.
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  29. You just blow me away, Annie! If I tried to do this it would only take me 15 minutes, too ~ ah, that is, each day for nine days in a row!! I'll bet he loved it! It's so incredible and so sturdy and masculine and I love the background against that pop of red! Mwah! Thinking of you! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  30. this is stunning anne and even with your bit box i am amazed you got this done in 15 mins! i am in awe!!! big hugs lovely lady xxx

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  31. Fabulous Anne and what wonderful things you have in your "bit" box !!! What a challenge and how well you did with it with a very complex project. It really is lovely with all those fabulous colours and the black stamping. Amazing! Jennie x

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  32. What a lovely box Anne! your background has gorgeous colors and lines on it - with the little dots of red - that really pop out with the addition of that wonderful crackles red heart! Julia xx

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  33. Anne, your box is fabulous! Not sure I could do that in 15 minutes! Love the colors and pop of red from the heart! You rocked this! Hugs!

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  34. Wow Anne fabulous colors and super cute box.

    Hugs Diane

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  35. What a stunning make Anne....you did very well in 15 minutes. Like you I am quite slow so would find this quite difficult to do.
    Love the background and the red certainly makes it all pop x

    Sending you my best wishes hope your health is improving

    Hugs Annie xx

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  36. wow! This is amazing for 15 hours, let alone 15 minutes! It would take me 15 minutes just to get the jump ring on! Love that background and your bright red heart is just what the doctor ordered! Love it! Hugs!

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  37. 10 or 15 minutes you say? Balderdash, that gorgeous project would take me hours to make, for sure!! I just love bright red heart on the aqua background and the black backing creates even more fabulous contrast!! CAS in style, love it Anne! hugs :)

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  38. Lovely box Anne and the background card is gorgeous. The heart was a brilliant idea. Must get my waste box out and use it instead of filling it. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  39. Brava Anne, I don't think I could make something in under 10 minutes if my life depended upon it so I think you did a bang up job! Love the patina on the background paper you created and the red heart was the perfect addition, it just pops off of the background! And I am with you, I can't stand white edges so the time spent to ink them all was well spent :O) Deb xo

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  40. It has been too long, I love your work coming through my emails and drool over it but still working on accounting for our business, no fun but you sure give me something to look forward to. I love this piece, the background is gorgeous, and in a few minutes, wow! Looks perfectly gorgeous!!! Wishing you a joyful weekend Anne! Hugs Kelly

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  41. Thought I'd better pop across and see how you managed this so speedily, great idea and just
    love the crackly, splattered background. Ruth xx

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  42. Love your fabulous colourful background - that Industrial stamp gives such a great illusion of texture - a brilliant little box - 15 minutes very well spent!!
    Alison x

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  43. How brilliant! Can't believe it took you only 15 minutes! Chrisx

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