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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Eileen Hull - Heartfelt Creations Journal die

Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all you UK Mums today!

Today I am sharing another journal that I made with Eileen Hull's fabulous new Journal die, by Sizzix,  which is due out very soon now!  You can Pre-order it now in the UK from Country View Crafts HERE.
As I love anything to do with the sea, I used Andy Skinner's Fossil stencil, Andy's Mega Crackle Technique and lots of DecoArt products to create the Journal cover.
This is how the journal starts off, this one was cut with Sizzix |Mat Board which is similar to Mount Board, it is very sturdy and will take a lot of wet products without warping.
I used Andy's Mega Crackle Technique to get to this stage (do dry naturally after each stage).
1) Cover the piece with Gesso or Paint (I used a mix of black, green and blue paint)
2)  Apply a coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
3) Apply a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint
4)  Apply a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish
 I applied a wash of DecoArt Paint in very watered down Prussian Blue
I stencilled in black and once it was dry I stencilled again with DecoArt Modelling Paste.

At this point I was not happy with the black showing through and I gave the whole thing a coat of thinned down white Gesso.  It did cover up some of the crackles but I wasn't too unhappy about that, it still had a nice 'rough' surface.

Next, I applied a wash of my favourite colour of DecoArt paint - Cobalt Teal Hue randomly over the base and Quinacridone Gold (again watered down) for the stencilled fossil area.
I love the colours now!  Next, I over-stamped the journal using Cobalt Teal Hue and a bubble stamp from IndigoBlu.  The sentiment is also from the same IndigoBlu set - Under the Sea.  I added lots of splatters in blue and white paint.  To finish off I added one of the closures that comes with the die, and some hand dyed ribbon.
I love to finish off my journals with a matching hinge clip and charm.  The clip and the seahorse were embossed with Stampendous embossing powder and I strung some tiny shells with elasticated jewellery thread.
I created three signatures for the inside, in the style of a junk journal, using up papers from my 'left over' box.

I hope you like my sea themed, Andy Skinner inspired Journal!

If you would like to see another of my Journals, there is another one being shown by Susan from Country View Crafts HERE.  It is one that I have not shown before and it is quite different to the one I am showing here today.

I am so thrilled that Susan at Country View Crafts has Eileen Hull's fabulous new HeARTfelt  Journal die on Pre Order too, at a fantastic price!

And last, but not least, Eileen Hull has created a Journal too, this is being featured over on the A Vintage Journey blog.  If you do have time, I hope you will have a look, it is a real beauty!

Thanks for you visit, hope to see you soon.
Hugs, Anne xx

44 comments:

  1. Totally stunning yet again Anne, and such a fabulous step by step!! Loving all these fabulous textures and the colours of course! I am counting the days to finally get my hands on this die. I adore your inside pages too! Off to view your other one on CVC....

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  2. Cobalt Teal Hue, one of my favourite colours too Anne and it's just perfect here. Love your crackled backdrop and the fossil looks fantastic. A beautifully designed journal. Hugs. Tracy x

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  3. What a fabulous journal. The colour is stunning and I love all the texture.
    Toni xx

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  4. wow this is stunning Anne...love the crackle...that gorgeous Cobalt Teal hue and your fossil...can't wait to get my die now...hugs kath xxx

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  5. Absolutely Stunning Anne. The colours are so relaxing and warm, so right for this journal. Love that stencil too. Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Amazing work Anne! Love all the crackle and pretty color combo.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. This is absolutely stunning, Anne! I love the background ~ those colours & textures are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Wow, Anne, this is amazing!! The crackle looks so fabulous!! What stunning texture!! I love the fossil stencil you used!! The colors and the details are gorgeous!! The seashells and seahorse charms are the perfect touches!! I love, love this!! So spectacular, my sweet friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. So beautiful Anne, as is every piece you create. I love the crackle and colors you used to get this sea look. It almost looks like the sun setting over the sand... Happy Mother's Day 😘❤️

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  10. I just love this Anne! the textures and colors - wow!

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  11. Brilliant Anne! That fossil is fantastic! We actually have lots of these below the prairie grass! All fossilized sea creatures... Alberta used to be a big ocean. There are a lot of dino's here too so I need that stencil! LOVE your Artsy Journal!

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  12. This is fabulous, Anne! The textures are amazing and the colours are just perfect for the theme.

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  13. Loving your sealife journal. All those crackles look amazing and you've chosen a great colour scheme! Elaine x

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  14. Lovely covers on your journal Anne xx the colours and crackle details, stencilled details are fabulous. It's clear you had fun making your journal and I am sure you will have even more fun inside

    Thanks for the CVC details

    Sending best wishes to you and David

    Huge hugs Annie xx

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  15. Gorrrgeous inside and out Anne .. my favourite colour too..love it! Xxxx

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  16. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one Anne! And having been lucky enough to have seen it in person I can attest to the fact that it's even better in real life if that were possible! So pleased there are even more places to pre-order the die too :) xx

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  17. Happy Mother's Day, Annie - a bit late in the day! You've made another beautiful journal! I just love the ocean theme throughout and the clip and the fabulous dimensional fossil and that gorgeous color! Love every detail, as always!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  18. Anne
    No wonder I miss visits to your blog when this is the beauty I am missing out on viewing.
    This is so perfectly you, with your beloved theme of the sea and that fossil stencil is so striking for the cover of the journal. Absolutely stunning, it really is.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    Thank you so much for your wonderful words of support for my stamps - still pinching myself LOL.

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  19. Wow Anne! Love that fossil stencil and the beautiful crackle - lovely seaside colors - pretty shell marker - you really need to live by the ocean! Happy Mother's day! Julia xx

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  20. This is a work of art Anne. all of the layers, textures and colors combine to evoke the feeling of the sea. And the inside of the book is just as interesting! More and more I am loving the idea of junk journals with the different sized pages and ephemera- so well done!

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  21. Beautiful sea themed journal! I love all the texture and colours - wonderful sentiment and the gorgeous charm. The inside is so cool too! Absolutely wonderful! I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. Hugs. Chris xxxxx

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  22. OHHHHHHH - Anne - what LUSCIOUS crackle and Andy's stencil looks FAB too. What a completely HEAD TURNING journal creation. Xj.

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  23. What a great little junk journal, Anne! YOu had me at the colors of the cover and Andy's fossil stencil! Your crackle looks awesome and I love how you've used the stencil on both sides of the cover.I think that is one of the things I love about mixed media. If you don't like something, just layer over it and start again. Your results are stunning!

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  24. This is just so gorgeous Anne! You are a true inspiration! Hugs,Chrisx

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  25. I love your finished colors too! Looks very 'sea-like' with the turquoise shades and the golden browns. You've got such awesome cracks in this..(I'm trying to crackle something just now, and it's not going so well. Don't have the crackle products you've used though). I like how you rechange your ideas, when a process doesn't look the way you want, I wouldn't have had a clue as to how to 'fix' this initially. You certainly created another stunner, though, in your journey! TFS & Hugs

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  26. Absolutely agree with all the accolades above Anne!! A BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL make!! Wonderful how-to too! Everything you create is a winner. Have a lovely week, Nicola x

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  27. Hi Anne, I had noticed this journal die and it's great to see you using it. Love what you've done with it, those textures are gorgeous. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  28. This is just stunning Anne, the beautiful crackle, the gorgeous fossil shape and fabulous colours have created the most amazing design on your journal. I just can't wait to get the die and make lots of these xxx

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  29. I love your journal Anne!!! the cover and the insides!! and that clip is a fantastic idea! I need to play with a bit of crackle!!!

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  30. Anne this is wonderful and I do appreciate you sharing how you did this cover. I also love the idea of using a clip to attach some do dads - what a wonderful idea. I have this die on order - expect it sometime in April.
    Sandy xx

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  31. Oh Anne!
    This is just stunning! What a clever idea to put the stencil on both sides!And I love your color and crackle!
    Jackie xo

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  32. Oh that crackle and the colors you used...yummy. You've done that fantastic die justice...love the cover.

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous Anne! I really love the finished colours, I agree it is so much nicer than the black background. Very soft and relaxing tones, and the added bubble stamping really works well!! I love your crackle texture, it really is mega! Your ribbon closure is wonderful and I am loving the authentic seashells on the dangly, what a fantastic element! Sending you belated Happy Mother's Day wishes! hugs :)

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  34. I love anything to do with the sea too Anne, I absolutely love your little Journal, the colours are my fav, and I love that stencil. Love Michelle x

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  35. Wowzer - stunning both inside and out, Anne... the crackle, the fossil, the junk ephemera pages - a really fabulous journal.
    Alison x

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  36. Anne, this is just an amazing journal, from the crackle turned chipped background to the fantastic fossil! Your colors are drool worthy, and all the extra details like the ribbon closure and the shell pendent are all so lovely! You make wonderful creations! I was just looking at the Christmas tag you sent me the other day, and I have to say how special it is to me to be holding something you've made in my very hands! Sending hugs and SUNSHINE! Yippee! It's a gorgeous day!

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  37. I can't believe i didn't manage to comment on this anne. I saw it on fb and thought i had dropped by... its beautiful!!! Hugs rachel x

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  38. The colours and textures are fabulous and this sentiment works so well within your design and Andy inspired journal. Love it.
    Julie x

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  39. OHHHH!soooo beautiful! love love love the crackle effecs, colors are extraordinary and this die is fantastic, your use of it extraordinary! Barbara

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  40. Absolutely fantastic! Anne. LOVE your colours , choice of stencil and all the crackle. Your 'signature' matching clip are a wonderful finishing touch. You can work magic with Eileen's dies .
    hugs x

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  41. Hope we like the theme!?! Ummm YES! Splendid use of the stencil and what a yummyliscious color combo. The washes of the blues and gold are breathtaking and so beautiful dearie! I adore your clasp and of corse it adds the perfect finishing touch. Wonderously wonderous, just like the ocean. Magical creation! Hugz to you muffin!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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