Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Sizzix Collection Paper Flower Party

Hello Friends!

Late last year the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team were lucky enough to get to play with
Eileen's new Flower Collection dies, to make samples for CHA.  I always feel so 
honoured to have projects shown there, it still gives me goosebumps!

As the whole range of dies are due for release in May, the team can now share some of
our projects with you.

My favourite project uses Eileen's new Flower Pocket die (Sizzix 661112) and the
Flower Romance die (Sizzix 661110).

My idea was to create a faux galvanised metal holder and a faux porcelain flower. The flowers
 were cut using Eileen's new die and the leaves were hand cut.
I used a Structurizer (you could probably get the same result using Powertex) and
painted this on both sides of the flower.
Whilst the flower petals are still wet, shape them - they will be very hard once 
they are dry and you will not be able to shape them then.
The flowers were given two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint in 
Pyrole Red.
To create the faux galvanised metal, paint extra thick white card (or matboard) with a mix 
of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Medium Grey Value 6 with one part of Primary Cyan
and paint the card or matboard.
Using Eileen Hull's Sunburst Embossing Folder, emboss the painted card.  Apply a thin 
coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Antiquing Cream in white, leave to dry and wipe over with 
a nearly dry baby white.

Die cut the card with the Flower Pocket XL Scoreboard die.  There are only two parts to
this die, it is incredibly easy to construct.  It is a great size too.
You could use it as a mobile phone and charger holder.
Or a note holder perhaps?

This whole month we are sharing our projects at Eileen Hull's blog HERE.  I hope you can visit,
it's a party!

You can see all of Eileen's new dies by visiting Sizzix the new dies and embossing folders
are all listed as new, for release in May.

As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Wow love

  2. Wonderful flower Anne. It really does look like porcelain. Such a beautiful piece too. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Well your faux work has me fooled!!! These are fantastic Anne. Bet they received lots of admiration at CHA. Nicola x

  4. This looks fabulous Anne. Love the 'metal look' to the holder and the flower is super.
    Toni xx

  5. That's both fabulous looking and so useful Anne! Love it! xx

  6. Fabulous! Anne Love the faux galvanised metal look and the hand cut flower is gorgeous and embellishes the holder perfectly . Love that its so useful too . You really have showcased Eileens die so well and with great style . hugs x

  7. Just popping back to say how pleased I was to hear that your projects were showcased at CHA . I know I told you at the time but wanted to say it again . Your work and incredible talent deserves to be seen and noted .
    hugs x

  8. Your faux porcelain and metal looks so real, nicely done! I like the painted paper so much and how it transformed the flowers appearance.

  9. Very clever, Anne! I adore your faux galvanized metal look with this wonderful new little holder! And the flower is wonderful also - smart to stiffen it up like that! SO proud that your work was at CHA - fabulous examples for Eileen's design! xxx Lynn

  10. Oh wow, this is stunning, Anne!! The faux porcelain and faux metal look amazing!! I love how you created this!! What a gorgeous project!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Fantastic project- you always create fabulous stuff so you deserve to have it shown to the world!! Great porcelain flower and galvanised metal too. Elaine xx

  12. I saw this creation on FB and came over to see the how-to. You make it look so easy and so fun, Annie! The metallic holder reminds me of my grandfather. He had something similar in his house. And that flower definitely looks porcelain! The fact that your creation is practical, too, is such a bonus!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  13. this is beautiful Anne - the pocket container is such a fabulous idea - how you decorated it is beautiful. And that flower - oh my goodness - a real beauty! Gorgeous! Popping over to have a look at whats on eileens blog now! Hugs rachel x

  14. More awesomeness combined with usefulness on this pretty project. Some of the products are unfamiliar to me (the structurizer & the powertex). Love the brilliant red flower (is this effect like the porcelain stuff we used to use?) The embossing folder was perfect for this project, and looks terrific paired with the lovely flower. Congrats on being part of the CHA team...but it was a well deserved assignment. THEY were lucky to have YOU! TFS & Hugs

  15. Fabulous Anne, the flower truly looks like porcelain and that metal look holder is so cool. What a great looking combo!!

  16. This wold make a beautiful card too! Never tried structurizer and must look into it. I was just going to cut out plastic packaging - gesso then paint - then heat. None the less - your flowers are really gorgeous. Love the idea of the container with the faux metal.
    Looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing about your weekend.
    Sandy xx

  17. Such a wonderful porcelain flower Anne and brilliant faux metal work! Such a fabulous and very useful project ! Jennie x

  18. Hi Anne, great flower tutorial and they look great finished. I don't know the structurizer and it looks very interesting. Have a great week and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela xXx

  19. What a fab little project Anne .... and so useful too. Your flower really does look like porcelain. xx

  20. Anne, this is a fabulous project, and you achieved that galvanized metal look perfectly! Love that embossing folder; I can see lots of uses for it! and your flower is gorgeous! Your immaculate work deserves to be showcased at CHA, but I'm sure you always have to pinch yourself to see it on display! Hugs!

  21. I love this Anne! Your flowers are fabulous and rich. I love the curled bits. The folder is a great touch!

  22. Your flower is totally fabulous...looks so real! Gorgeous!

  23. Such a talented lady you are. Wonderful process info as well. Those dies look very versatile with your showcasing of the different ideas. Awesome sauce and wowzers look to the "metal" and flower! Gorgeous designs! Huge congrats on your designs at CHA! Hugs to you muffin! ~Niki

  24. Big congrats on your designs at CHA, Anne! Your projects is fantastic and that galvanized metal effect turned out perfectly! I love your faux porcelain flower, what a clever idea! It's awesome!
    Big hugs! Branka xx

  25. Congratulations once again Anne on your projects being shown at CHA, it is so lovely that we are finally getting to see some of them. Your faux porcelain flower is so pretty, and your faux metal box as you have shown is very practical, a row of these on the desk would be lovely. Mo x

  26. Fabulous project idea Anne. I love the results of your porcelain flower technique!! Beautiful colours, that flower just pops!! hugs :)

  27. Goodness, the flower looks like real porcelain - so gorgeous and the holder is wonderful! You used the perfect embossing folder for the look and it's such a practical project too! You truly deserve to be part of their team! xxx

  28. Brilliant faux surfaces - both the galvanised metal and the porcelain flowers - just brilliant!
    Alison x

  29. Anne I absolutely love the pop of the red flower against this flower pocket using one of my favourite folders!!

  30. I adore this flower! The color you chose was PERFECT! Fabulous projects!!!!

  31. I adore this flower! The color you chose was PERFECT! Fabulous projects!!!!


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