Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Make it 3D for Art With Heart

Thank you so much for all your well wishes, I truly appreciate it, I think I am on
 the right side of it now.   You really are the best!

Well, the title says it all really - I love making 3D projects so I was in my element doing this Design Team project - or should I say - three projects for Art With Heart!  If you join in the challenge you could win the die that will Make It 3D!  See the challenge HERE.  You don't have to use Eileen's 3D die to enter, just show us a 3D project.

The wonderfully talented Eileen Hull designed a die that can be used to make almost any flat project into a 3D project so I have taken Eileen's Thinlits die - Travel Trailer, Tim Holtz's Layered Butterfly and also Tim's Pocket Watch dies and made them all 3D.   I will try to keep the words to the minimum as there are quite a few pictures, I hope I don't bore you!

My three finished 3D pieces.

I started with Eileen's Thinlits Travel Trailer and also some of the Make It 3D pieces.

In this photo you can see the difference in size between Eileen's Bigz XL Trailer and the Thinlits one, which is only 3 inches long.  Eileen is off soon on her Paper Trail around USA in her vintage trailer, Scotty so it just seemed right to commemorate this with a mini trailer.

Next up with Tim Holtz's Pocket Watch die and again I used the Make it 3D dies to 
add dimension.

The pieces, once assembled were painted with DecoArt Metallic Silver Media Paint, it gives great coverage and has a lovely light sheen.

I used some beautiful Maja Design paper for the background and the flowers, the flowers are from Eileen's Borders and Hydrangea Bigz die. The young ladies are from Tim's Found Relatives. It was hard to capture the image, it is so dull and overcast here these days.

It was a little trickier making the butterfly box but I wanted to show the versatility of Eileen's 3D die.  The box and butterfly were painted entirely with DecoArt Media paints shown.  I also used Weathered Wood Crackle Medium on the box and Ranger's Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint on the butterfly topper.

The crackled butterfly was added to the top of the box and then I added some wire antennae and seed bead for the body.  I also cut off the 'swallowtail' part of the tail so that the box can stand up - it will also lie flat.

We hope you will join in the challenge HERE, you could win the Make It 3D die, just imagine how many things you could make 3D!  At the moment you stand a very good chance of winning too!  You don't need to use Eileen's die to enter, just make something 3D!

As always, thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. That die looks like a real neat accessory to have Anne I am definitely going to look out for this.

    The pocket watch and butterfly are awesome. More beautiful inspirational makes, thanks Anne.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. Wow Anne, I am blown away by all the ways you find you use that die strip! LOVE the butterfly, those blues are so wonderfully dreamy and the crackle really turned out well! I think I will have to have a looksie for that Eileen Hull die. How very inspiring your work is! hugs :)

  3. Wow Wow Wow and more all your beautiful 3D projects and once again you've convinced me I need to get this die...hugs Kath xxx

  4. The things people think of are so creative and the things folk like you create with them are always incredible. Always a pleasure to see and enjoy. My reaction to the idea of a 3 inch trailer was a big, Awwww. I love miniatures of anything. I even think the sample jam jars are cute, lol. I think the pocket watch is gorgeous and the butterfly is stunning. But I love the trailer best. {{Hugs}} xoxoxo

  5. These are gorgeous Anne, love how you made your projects 3D , the little trailer is adorable and the pocket watch looks fabulous and the Butterfly , wow fantastic. Love all these. Tracy x

  6. Fabulous projects once again and you've shown a great way to use any die and make it 3D. My favourite has to be the butterfly box....stunning! Elaine xx

  7. Well you sure have me sold Anne - what a terrific die... my mind's eye is gone into overdrive! So glad you have made and shared these beautiful projects. They truly are all fantastic. The little trailer is so sweet and dinky, then love the gorgeous silver/blue Decoart, Maja and Tim watch and your butterfly is divine too. Brilliant crafting as always. Glad to hear you are on the mend and hope some sunshine comes your way soon, tho it's been fairly cloudy over here too in recent days. Nicola x

  8. Glad to hear the cold is on it's way to being gone.
    Such lovely, clever makes. I adore the pocket watch.
    Toni xx

  9. Oh my goodness Anne- the creativity is always flowing with you! Your 3D projects are such inspiration- I love the baby trailer! And that clock- so cool and the butterfly- very cool. It's hard to get all those curves right! Thanks Ann...

  10. What a super idea and so useful this die looks. My favourite I think has to be your butterfly, it reminds me of a vintage handbag, gorgeous. Your caravan is so cute too.
    Julie x

  11. WOW! These are amazing Anne, your designs are so creative and full of inspiration. I especially love the colours used for the butterfly.
    Hugs Sue xx

  12. oh my Anne - I can see you're in your element here - these dies look amazing - must go and look at them!!! Brilliant makes - there had to be a butterfly in there - beautiful! My fave is the pocket watch - it looks so beautiful - brilliant xx

  13. How cool are these!! Love them! X

  14. Wow Anne, those are fabulous, love that little trailer!

  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these projects Anne!!! As ever you have created such professional pieces using Eileen'a amazing dies. SOLD - one 3D die to the lady with the big grin (and a 3D project to create herself!!!) Jenny x

  16. Well, goodness - you little overachiever!!! THREE wonderful 3 D projects - love them all with maybe a slight edge with the gorgeous butterfly box!! Your trailer is just adorable and the silver pocket watch is lovely with the photo inside and pretty flowers! Julia xx

  17. Oh Anne how spoilt are we? not one but Three of your fabulous makes to admire . You really have showcased the versatility of the make it 3D die so well . Love each of your makes - the mini trailer is so cute n a perfect mascot for Eileens Paper trail . Love the vintage feel of the pocket watch n the butterfly is gorgeous - the seed beads add a fab touch of opulence . Glad ya feeling much better hugs x

  18. OMG! Anne, these 3D projects are wonderful and fun and playful!! I own no Eileen Hull dies (I know-blasphemy!) but the Make It 3D die, seems like the one to have for ultimate die versatility, as you've shown us here!! Fabulous projects as always, Anne!! XOXO-Shari

  19. You create the most amazing 3D pieces Anne, I love that pocket watch and the colour on the butterfly is jaw dropping! Thanks for you lovely comment about my card on Pamellia's blog :)
    Georgie xx

  20. love how you have used this die - there are some fab projects and this is gorgeous and very creative x

  21. I am blown away by this concept. Okay, I might not own a die cutting machine but I can only imagine the possibilities this would open up for anyone who does own such a machine, sheer brilliance!
    Talking of brilliance ..... your samples .... out of this world. I loved the pocket watch but then I studied the caravan and couldn't help but love the nostalgia of this piece and then the sophistication of the butterfly. Amazing 3d art.

  22. Both are AWESOME!!! LOVE the beads in the butterfly!

  23. You could never bore anyone, Annie! Your magic act turning these awesome designs into 3D creations is anything BUT boring!! It is phenomenal to me!! Thank you for sharing the details!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  24. Your are the QUEEN (move over Elizabeth) of 3D. Delightful makes Anne. You must really enjoy doing 3D work.
    Sandy xx

  25. What great inspiration Anne, I'm not sure I'll get one in this month as I have so much on and I really do love 3D too, we'll see...hugs Carole Z X

  26. Well, could there be a better challenge theme for you? Or a better bit of kit to take your 3D makes to the next amazing level? Triple wow for your trio of beautiful creations. I can see that it was probably fiddlier to get the 3D border in place for the butterfly, but well worth it. Where next for your 3D imagination?!
    Alison xx

  27. I agree with butterfly, triple wow for your creations! Your blue butterfly is my fav! Barbarayaya


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