Tuesday, 31 May 2016

More May Flowers

Hello Crafty Friends

I wanted to share some more of Eileen Hull's newest release of dies, which include
some beautiful flowers and also a new  Heart and Soul Flower Pocket die (#661112).

I made a couple of sets of flowers, the first one is the Heart & Soul Flower die (#661108)
along with the Heart and Soul Pocket die and also Eileen's new Honeycomb Embossing
Folder (#661447).

The flowers are simply die cut with some patterned paper from my stash and the bee is
from a Wendy Vecchi Art Parts set.
Die cut the holder and emboss.
Paint the whole of the pieces with Deco Art Media Fluid in Yellow Oxide.
Coat with a layer of  Deco Art Antiquing Cream in Raw Umber, leave to dry and rub
over with a damp cloth to remove some.  Antiquing Cream dries but it never 'cures' so you can
always rub it back, to age your items.
A close-up of the bee, coloured with Deco Art Media Fluid Paint in Carbon Black
and Yellow Oxide.  The wings were coated with Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy
Crackle Paint.
My second project uses Eileen Hull's new Flower die, Pansy (#661109).  This is my favourite
of the new flower dies because, even though it is a pansy, it is a shape that can be
used to form different types of flowers, I was trying for a Camellia here...
You can see the shape of the petals in this picture.  To create the centre of the flower I
glued the petals to a wooden bead and then shaped the other petals with a pencil and added
them in layers around it.
The jar was given a coat of matt medium, followed by a layer of Distress Rock Candy
Crackle Paint (a technique I first learned from Wendy Vecchi)  and then sprayed with
Distress Spray Stain in Blueprint Sketch.

The leaves on both projects are from Eileen's Spring Leaves die (#661111).

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx
PS, we have visitors arriving on Friday and I doubt whether I will have time to visit
and/or comment on your blogs, I apologise in advance, I will do my best to catch
up with you all in about two weeks time.  Take care! xxx


  1. Both your floral projects are super pretty
    Dr Sonia

  2. Way cool projects Anne! Love the bee and the bright red flower! Fabulous use of dies. <3

  3. Have a wonderful time with your visitors Anne. Love your flowers. The buttons in the yellow ones are gorgeous and I love the embossing and added bee. Your camellia is gorgeous and works beautifully in the glass bottle. Tracy x

  4. Both your creations are gorgeous Anne, Eileen's flower dies are amazing. Love how you have used them together with the pocket die and your camellia's look beautiful in their (Wendy Vecchi inspired) blue jar. Hope you enjoy the time spent with your company. Hugs Lottie xx

  5. Anne- this is so refreshing to see on aa hot morning! You truly are a flower whiz and I love the Wendy Vecchi jar!

  6. Wow Anne you really have done these dies justice with both your projects, what wonderful inspiration. The yellow flowers from the Heart and Soul set are adorable with their button centres and look perfect gathered into the embossed pocket. I just love the Camellia on their wire stems and who would of thought you could get this from a Pansy die. The blue crackled vase really set off the beautiful red Camelia. Mo xx

  7. Wow, Anne, these are absolutely amazing!! The flowers are so gorgeous!! I love the honeycomb embossed container and the cracked bee!! Fabulous!! And wow, the blue vase is stunning!! Love both of these!! I hope you have a wonderful visit with your friends!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Great containers with flowers - love the honeycomb box and that blue vase is gorgeous. Your bee is cute too. Hope you enjoy your visitors!! Elaine xx

  9. These makes are all absolutely beautiful Anne. Fabulous new dies from Eileen and gorgeous results from you. Love the red petals especially. I hope that you have a very lovely time with your guests. Nicola x

  10. Beautiful projects Anne and fab new dies. Your flower vase is just exquisite. Have a lovely time with your visitors.
    Julie x

  11. awesome work Anne - I love both of the pieces you have made - great details on them. Loving that bee and the crackle on the glass. gorgeous work Anne! Big hugs rachel x

  12. I am always in awe of your creations with those die-cuts, you truly bring them to life.
    The flowers are amazing and so pretty in the vase, what a wonderful idea this is as a gift and for home decor.
    Anne, enjoy this time with your visitors.

  13. Both these are amazing! Love both lots of fab flowers and the glass bottle is awesome! xxx

  14. Wow! You are so very good with 3D projects - I love the blue bottle with the red flowers. I am just going to have to take the time to do some bottles. They sure are pretty.
    Sandy xx

  15. 2 gorgeous sets of flowers!! I love how different they are and the jar is amazing! Love the bee, so gorgeous, love them both! Have fun! Hugs Kelly

  16. These projects are both so colorful and marvelous, Annie! The polkie-dotted flowers with their unique centers and honeycomb container really are amazing! The bee - wooden? - is outstanding! And that beautiful vibrant blue vase is amazing filled with your pretty red camillias and bright green leaves! It would brighten any room! Enjoy your company and we'll see you when you're back!! Love and hugs! Darnell

  17. beautiful bright flowers to cheer up a very wet and grey day here! enjoy your visitors xx hugs x

  18. Wow Anne, the red just pops off of the page, beautiful! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

  19. What beautiful little floral displays Anne .... love the honeycomb, and that bee looks fab, but my favourite has to be those glorious red blooms, love the jar too! Have a great time with your visitors xx

  20. WOW Anne, I am just hypnotized by your projects! It's like spring exploded in your craft room and out came these glorious works! Your colours are so vibrant and your flowers are delicious! I just love all your techniques! You certainly do have a unique style, and I just love it!! hugs :)

  21. Two stunningly beautiful projects Anne - you certainly know how to show off Eileen's wonderful flowers to their best advantage! xx

  22. Fabulous projects Anne, the flowers are delightful especially the camellias in the blue bottle, they really stand out xxx

  23. You have captured Spring in bottles! That bee design with the honeycomb box is a many splendid thing! Fantabulous colors and layers of the DecoArt paints! But my heart belongs to the red and blue! Swoon! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous flowers and jar! Wowzers and awesome sauce! Hope you have a blast with your visitors! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  24. 2 more wonderful projects to enjoy. Your how-to explanations always fascinate me. Love the sunshine flowers in #1 with the quite realistic bee. Marvelous look on the wings. #2 is so bright & cheery, and I love how you've upped the ante on the pansy shape. Very full and the red with the blue crackle on the bottle is just so beautifu. TFS & Hugs.

  25. Love your embossed box with the beautiful blooms and buzzing bee Anne - and your red flowers are gorgeous in the pretty blue vase - I thought I had commented here but it must have been on facebook! Julia xx

  26. Wonderful work with the flowers. Anne - your attention to detail is always amazing. I love those shimmering bee wings, and the crackled blue bottle made my heart sing!
    Alison x

  27. Both of your flower projects are simply stunning, Anne! Ooooooh, I am in awe! What a fantastic use of DecoArt paints! Bravo, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

  28. What beautiful flowers! I am utterly incapable to create flowers! I would love to try these wonderful Eileen's flowers dies! your works are wonderful! Barbara

  29. What beautiful flowers! I am utterly incapable to create flowers! I would love to try these wonderful Eileen's flowers dies! your works are wonderful! Barbara

  30. 2 Gorgeous projects Anne showcasing the new Eileen Hull dies. Eileens dies in your hands never fail to produce beautiful results. Really fabulous . hugs x

  31. I LOVE how the flower pocket turned out, Stunning! LOVE the whole project with that awesome bee! Fabulous job! You rocked both projects!

  32. Anne - I LOVE what you are doing with Eileen's Flower Pocket die - definitely on my list!! The finish here is exquisite with the embossing and the coloring. And I would certainly never guess your camellia (stunning!) is made from pansy petals!! What a gorgeous bottle as well - WOW! Hope you have enjoyed some well-deserved down-time with friends! xxx Lynn

  33. I especially like your camellias and the blue bottle. Stunning!


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