Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cutting Up with StencilGirl and Eileen Hull



Welcome to the team blog hop with StencilGirl and & Eileen Hull Inspiration!

For today's project, I used Eileen Hull's designed Sizzix Bigz Die -Flower Petal and Sizzix Scoreboard XL die photo album cuts.  I also used Eileen's Barn Wood stamp from Craffiti Direct.


I began with a light gray acrylic wash on the outside of the album covers.  I then used Maria McGuire's Doodle It Layered Petals stencil from StencilGirl Products to add a subtle floral to the cover with white acrylic paint.  I painted the binding edge in Naples Yellow Hue and painted the petals of the flower to match.



I used Tim Holtz tissue to cover the inside of the album.  Mostly because I am a sloppy painter! :)


After the petals were painted and dried, I stamped them in white and then in gray for texture and interest.  I glued a small piece of tissue in the center of the flower to add a bit of fun to the flower.


Now when I am ready, I can add pages of photos, blank pages for journaling or notes or lined pages for addresses! I haven't quite decided what it will be used for yet!


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Monday, August 18th

Tuesday, August 19th

Wednesday, August 20th

Thursday, August 21st
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Friday, August 22nd
Pam Keravuori

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60 comments:

  1. Kristen- I will confess too, I'm a sloppy painter also. This is great. Great colors.

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  2. Kristen, it's an amazing mini album! I loved that petal stencil! :-)

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  3. The gray, whie and yellow make a stunning album, not to mention the beautiful flower!

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  4. GORGEOUS, Kirsten! Love the gray and yellow palette and all your wonderful layers!!

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  5. Love the stencil in the background- What a beautiful album Kirsten!

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  6. Wow! I never would have thought to do that! I love the flower. I think I'm going to have to get a sizzix!

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  7. very lovely - nice touch inside as well.

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  8. Your little journal is beautiful with the stenciled flower and the flower you created is stunning!

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  9. Beautiful Soft Colors! Love your book!

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  10. I love your ideas. The flower is gorgeous.

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  11. This just shouts summer to me with all the flowers and the sunshine yellow!

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  12. I want to make an entire bouquet!

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  13. Thanks for the beautiful tutorial! I'm just returning to paint and stenciling after years in the "dry" arts (sewing and quilting), and it's great to have so many creative geniuses demonstrating their techniques!

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  14. Absolutely love your album cover! Beautiful! Especially love how you used the flower stencil... I'm going to have to try that one :D

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  15. Your beautiful graceful flowers look wonderful both stenciled on the cover and in 3D on the front. A lovely project and great tutorial.
    Thank you so much for sharing your work! :)

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  16. This is another gorgeous project from you, Kristen! I love that yellow and gray together and the flower is wonderful! deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. What a beautiful album. Thanks for the detailed tutorial. I so love stencils. They are my go-to item for every project.

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  18. lovely thank you for sharing

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  19. Thanks for sharing this colorful journal. Great idea!

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  20. I love the large flower on your mini album! I'm wondering how you plan to bind your pages/album? Thanks for posting this great tutorial. Hugs, Maggie

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  21. What a fabulous cover!!!!! That flower is superb... and I will just have to get that layered petals stencil.

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  22. Great album and cover.I like your choice of colours and the flower stencil is awesome.

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  23. amazing project, the warm colors in the flower about cover looks amazing!

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  24. Beautiful album. Love the colors and the texture you created on the flowers!

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  25. Gorgeous album. Love the colors and techniques you used. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Stunning! I love the stencil !

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  27. That flower is a brilliant idea, and I love the way you used it to embellish that beautiful journal!

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  28. Great project. I love the flower stencil and the barnwood stamp.

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  29. The yellow flower is so pretty. Love how it was copied on the album cover.
    Thanks for the directions.

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  30. Such a fun book, Kirsten! This reminds me of the little autograph books that used to be so popular when I was a child! I'm especially fond of your yellow flower and it's little tissue center! Very Happy :) Thanks for sharing with us during this fun EH/SG Blog Hop!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  31. Really like that flower - it's just gorgeous!

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  32. Your project is lovely. You always do such beautiful posts. I think I need thar stencil! Realized it is one I don't have.

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  33. Im am now gong to go paint a page yellow and grey...bea

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  34. Gorgeous!! Wow! Love the colors you chose!

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  35. Cute project! Love the flower too:)

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  36. I love the way the stenciled flowers echo the giant flower!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  37. I love the textured and 3d flower, very pretty!

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  38. What a lovely design! And the color combo is very fresh and sophisticated. Well done :)

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  39. I have that flower die, I was totally unaware of her stamp collection until this blog hop. What a wonderful project, looks great!

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  40. Neat project! Beautiful result! I would love to have that die! Just so many things you can do with a box! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Kristen, Your album is simply gorgeous! Love that flower. This has been such a fun Hop. Thanks so much!

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  42. Love the gray and yellow palette! That flower is so pretty, too. Great designs, Kristen :)

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  43. Wow - so cute - and functional! flowers are ALWAYS a good choice! Thanks for your post!

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  44. Great project, that big ol flower is the icing on top!

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  45. I love the flower. What a great idea. As always thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. So soft and sweet! I love the color palette, Beautiful work!

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