Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Eileen Hull New Release - Sizzix Book Club

Hello everyone! This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is sharing fun previews of projects created with Eileen's soon to be released Sizzix Book Club collection.

Layers of ink - Eileen Hull New Release - Sizzix Book Club by Anna-Karin

The Book Club collection consists of very versatile dies that can be used for many different projects: 3-D, home decor, organisation and storage, cardmaking, mini books, art journaling, scrapbooking and more. I will have a tutorial up for this project when the dies are available. I haven't decided what to use this little holder for, maybe a mini book, cards, or scrap papers. I always liked this type of magazine holders, and was happy to see that there will be a die for a small version. The bird on the holder is by Stencil Girl.

With the Book Club collection, Eileen is introducing new three-in-one dies that serve multiple purposes. There are three new ScoreBoards dies and three Thinlits die sets to embellish them. The dies will also work great together with Eileen's previous collections. The Book Club will be released in November.

Don't miss checking out Eileen's blog for more inspiration by the team.

Happy crafting!!

Anna-Karin

Monday, September 18, 2017

Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial

Hi friends! A new week has started again and I hope you had a good weekend. We had nice autumn weather and went for two long walks. Leo and I looked at mushrooms, leaves and birds in a forest.



STAMPtember continues at Simon Says Stamp, with tons of inspiration and lots of new products, such as the big collection for STAMPtember®, with stamps, dies, stencils, envelopes, cardstock and sequins. 



At the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Shimmer and Shine theme this week. It is always fun to add shimmer to a project and there are many different ways in which it can be done. 

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

I made a very shimmery Halloween tag, using some fun techniques for the background. The new Tim Holtz Pumpkinheads stamp set is so fun. I just love their different expressions. A bunch of kids were tucked in among the pumpkins and I also enjoyed picking sentiments from the Halloween Clippings set.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

I die cut a tag from Tim's Halloween patterned paper and brushed a bit of gesso over it. Then I used the Slate stencil and Opaque Crackle Paste. The paste crackles as it dries, and might make the tag curl up a bit. If it does (mine did), die cut a second tag from heavier cardstock and glue the patterned one to it with Matte Medium. Place under a book until it is dry. Alternatively, you can glue the patterned tag to heavier cardstock before applying the Crackle Paste.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The tag was colored with Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso Distress Crayons. Wipe off excess crayon with a slightly moist cloth.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

Then I misted the whole tag with Antique Bronze Mica Spray, which gives instant fabulous shine.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

For even more shimmer, I used one of the Halloween Deco Sheets and adhered it to cardstock to make it sturdier. Die cut three flourishes using the Scrolls die.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

Stamp the pumpkinheads with Black Soot or Jet Black Archival Ink on watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

I also tore up another of the Halloween Deco Sheets and adhered to the background, in addition to a piece of Design Tape.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The crackled brick effect is really cool and I wish you could see the shine from the Mica Spray in real life.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The crinkle ribbon was dyed with Distress Ink and misted with the Mica Spray. I added a bat and an owl to the ribbon.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

The pumpkins were adhered with foam tape and I cut apart one of the Ancestors Paper Dolls images to get a bunch of kids. There are also a couple of black Heirloom Roses.

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

This mix of clippings fitted well with the fun pumpkins. 

Layers of ink - Shimmer and Shine Halloween Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween products

There is also a spider, attached with a brad. Here you can see the shine of the Deco Sheet better too.

I hope you will join us this week in our Shimmer and Shine challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies





Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES
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Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL
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Tim Holtz PUMPKINHEAD
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SLATE
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Mini Paper...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Design...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Deco...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LOOP PINS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 75 JUMP RINGS
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Archival...
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Designer...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon...
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 4.25 X 5.5...
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT...
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS...
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Ranger ADHESIVE FOAM WHITE
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And...
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS...
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Tim Holtz Distress COLLAGE BRUSH SET
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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