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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

May Flowers at Art With Heart

Hello Friends

What better way to celebrate May than with Eileen Hull's latest flower releases!  So the Inspiration Team are celebrating all month by showcasing some of Eileen's new flower dies and also her re-release dies.

Today, I have used Eileen's re-released Candy Box die and the latest flower release - Heart & Soul Flower die.  I also used Eileen's fabulous Sunburst Embossing Folder.

I wanted a rusted tin effect for my box with galvanised steel accessories.
A close-up of the Heart & Soul flower.
I prepared the box cover first, by painting some card with DecoArt Media Fluid, Burnt Umber and once dry the card was embossed with Eileen's Sunburst Embossing Folder.
A coat of DecoArt Antiquing Cream in English Red Oxide was applied, when dry it was wiped over with a slightly damp cloth.
Next, I die cut the candy box and assembled it as per the instructions.  I painted all the edges with DecoArt Media Fluid in Raw Umber.
I covered the box and drawer with the 'rusted' card and then dry brushed DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue to give a slight patina look.  When I attended an Andy Skinner class recently, he said that you should always 'try out' techniques on a scrap - which is what the little scrap at the front is
To create the flower centre and the drawer pull I painted  them with a mix of  DecoArt Grey Value 3, a drop of Prussian Blue Hue and a drop of white.  This gives the look of galvanised metal.

Once the flower was die cut, I used the Waffle Embossing Folder (in the same pack as the Sunburst folder above).
To create feet for the Candy Box I used some scrabble pieces, two glued together for each of the feet, painted with Raw Umber.
Here is another look at the finished box, I hope you like it!
Thanks so much for your visit, if you would like to see more the new release flowers and re-released dies, the team will be posting their creations each week on Eileen Hull's BLOG.

Take care, hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xx

32 comments:

  1. Another masterpiece form a master of 3D art! Anne, it's simply stunning! I love everything about this awesome box! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  2. Such a lovely make Anne.
    Toni xx

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  3. Lovely Anne, the combination of the rust with the pop,of orange from the flower is fabulous. Love how you painted the handle and centre of the flower too and great use of the scrabble letters. Tracy x

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  4. These dies are so cool and I love your faux metal effects here! Brilliant!

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  5. Always LOVE your construction pieces and this is so imaginative! Loving the paint effects and that bright flower to contrast xx

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  6. Anne, this is amazing! When I first saw the picture of your little box, I thought it actually was metal that you'd given a rusted effect to. I had NO IDEA that it was embossed paper! Girl, you are so creative! I love the embossed pattern you used. It is such a beautiful design for your little "metal" box. I love the rusted effect you achieved on the paper. The flower on top is very cute and the color really stands out against the rusted background. Really a fabulous job and a great showcase for DecoArt's Media products!!! Don't you LOVE THEM?

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  7. Love the rusty results Anne. Saw it in fb but had to stop by to see what embossing folder you used. Love it x

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  8. Anne- this is a WOW! It's hard to believe that is not a rusty metal drawer! And the cool bright embossed flower? Another WOW. You are amazing!

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  9. AWESOMENESS!!!!!!! I love how the handle perfectly fits the embossed pattern. Stuff like that warms my perfectionist heart LOL.

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  10. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! It truly looks rusted!! The embossing is amazing!! Gorgeous flower, too!! This is spectacular, Anne!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. I think the metallic effect projects that you create are the ones that leave me the most stunned, Annie! It is VERY VERY hard for me to understand that you have not used real metal for this sensational box! And the flower, WOW! Just AWEmazing all around, right down to the Scrabble tile feet!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  12. Fantastic painting techniques and I love the waffley flower on the top. Great idea to use the scrabble tiles for feet - gets rid of all those letters you are never going to use!! Elaine xx

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  13. Great embossing! And the orange with the rusty tone is a wonderful combination!

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  14. absolutely beautiful anne - I really love that embossing folder - it works so well on your project too! Gorgeous flower too - love the colour! Goes so well with the rusty colour! Big hugs Rachel x

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  15. Hi Anne, what a sweet little box, love the techniques you've used and the gorgeous flower. Have a great, crafty week, Angela x

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  16. Your aged metal effects worked beautifully Anne, I love that embossing folder and beautiful flower. Such a great make xxx

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  17. Yippee! This rusty goodness looking metal makes me happy. Amazeballs paint job that looks more like rusted metal than real rusted metal. Love the pop of the teal, it adds nice contrast. This is a stunner and then you go and add the bright flower with those genius tiles for feet! Your brain is awesome sauce and fantabulous! Huge hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  18. What a fabulous box - love that embossing folder you used, so effective - and the finish is superb!
    Missed you so much on Saturday, really did.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  19. This looks amazing ...... love the rusty look of the box and the bright coloured flower is such a fab contrast. Xx

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  20. Holy jumpins Anne, I thought that was real metal at first!! AMAZING job with the faux metal effect, and that embossing pattern was the perfect choice too!! Love the box, and the big flower topper is just icing on the delicious cake! hugs :)

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  21. Wow Anne, I thought this was a real box not one you had made out of card! You are so clever. Love the embossing on the box and the flower and adore the way the fabulous flower pops against the rusted tin effect of the awesome box! The patina accessories and scrabble piece feet are cool too! xxx

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  22. Ah, you are so good at faux metal, Anne! Saw this come in on Facebook - and am drooling over all the details now! Fabulous project! xxx Lynn

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  23. Wow, Anne - the rusted tin and verdigris handle look simply amazing. If I didn't know you as a brilliant papercrafter, I'd think you'd taken up metalwork! Glorious bold flower too, of course - a real statement piece.
    Alison x

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  24. Feminine and masculine! Great box, and love the pop of color with the flower!

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  25. Such a stunning box Anne, and that textured flower is superb, - such a wonderful project!!

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  26. I'm so glad I popped over from FB for a closer look at this beauty. It certainly does fool the eye into thinking its galvanised steel and rusty metal. Love the new sunburst stencil and your pretty flower finishing off this little box beautifully.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  27. Oh, Anne, this is fabulous! I didn't even know Eileen had embossing folders... thanks so much for enlightening me. Off to pin your beautiful box.

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  28. I really get upset when I start falling behind -- Anne, your box is wonderful - and that flower is so beautiful. Is it embossed too or is that the flower pattern? I love antique metal boxes. I am always so sure that there is a priceless treasure in one.
    Hope all is well Sugar --
    Sandy xx

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  29. Superb! Anne Need I say more? Huge love here for this rusty candy box - far too good for candy imho.
    Inspiring crafting atis best .
    hugs x

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  30. Love your box Anne! wonderful embossed panels and beautiful rusted treatment! How clever to make the feet out of layered scrabble letters. The handle looks great and your lovely orange bloom really pops on the top! What a great little storage box! Julia xx

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  31. It brings to mind handtooled leather, love the effect you achieved and then to top it all, that stunning flower.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  32. Anne, that is gorgeous, love the metal finishes and the flower is fabulous, wonderful textures and colours! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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