You may remember that I shared one of Eileen Hull's latest Book Club dies HERE, well I am back today with another idea for using the latest Stamp and Photo Storage Box die. I just love how Eileen creates dies that can be used in so many different ways!
My first bit of exciting news is that I am on Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team again this year, I am so thrilled to be part of this amazing team! I have added a photo at the end if you are interested in seeing who else is part of the team.
I created a Field Note and Map holder for someone who loves to walk in the countryside.
Rather than bombard you with dozens of photos I have created a couple of collages to explain the process I used to bring this project together, with a brief explanation of the steps.
I used the same method for the cover and the map holder inside. The covers were painted with various DecoArt paints, using a brayer.
I used a fabulous stencil by AALL&Create to apply Ranger crackle texture paste to the cover and the map holder. I then applied two quite thick coats of Ranger Distress Collage Medium (matte) to all sides to give some water resistant protection. The inside of the cover was painted in plain blue.
I created a single signature and a small pocket for the inside using Maja Design papers.
To create the maps, I photocopied some favourite walks from a book, laminated them and added some cord so that they can be worn around the neck for ease of reference.
To finish off I added a compass which is attached by a Tim Holtz Idea-ology clip. I always add a charm of some sort to my journals and this one is a TH Idea-ology Monocle with rub-ons that say 'best day ever'. I wasn't until I loaded up the photo that I saw that the monocle is showing the wrong side - oops!
To finish off, I die cut the words 'Explore', 'Maps' and 'Field Notes' from plain white card, using the Tim Holtz Mixed Media #3 set of dies, I love the quirky font! In this photo you can also see the lovely textures that are created by using the brayer technique to apply the paint.
All month long Eileen's Inspiration Team will be sharing lots of creations using Eileen's latest release of dies, HERE. If you do have the time I hope you will pop over to have a look!
My second piece of exciting news is that I am attending Creativation (CHA) this year!! I am so very excited as I will get to see so many of my Crafty Heroes in real life!!! My travelling companion is none other than the uber talented Jenny (Buttons) - we are going to do our best to have a brilliant time and we will also be lobbying to try to get more of Eileen Hull's dies here in the UK. Wish us luck!
Thanks so much for your visit, I really appreciate you taking the time. See you soon.
Hugs, Anne xxx
Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team 2018