Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Gardening Tin for my new Design Team!!

I am so excited today to be posting my first project as a Design Team Member for Eileen Hull - the wonderful designer for Sizzix dies.  I have been using her dies for a long time - making 3D projects is one of my favorite things to do - and so when she and Amy invited me to be on her Design Team I didn't need to think twice!  
Plus - my A Vintage Journey  teamies, Anne and Tracy, are already there to welcome me!

-->For the May Design Team projects -  our instructions are to "Create a project tutorial using the new Paper Flower Party Dies or Re-released dies (suitcase, square box, tea cup, bag caddy, 3-D Vase or Candy Drawer"
Being a newbie on the team - I hadn't received the new flower dies yet - but I wanted to join in with a project this month- so fellow Teamie, Anne - was gracious enough to send me a die cut of the re-released Suitcase die (I think another Teamie had sent it to her - so thanks for sharing everyone!!!)
Rather than make my project  like a leather suitcase -  I wanted to make it more like a tin metal gardening box - I was inspired by these boxes found on Pinterest
 Here's my little gardening tin - using Eileen's Suitcase Sizzix Die.
And inside - I have my gardening tools all ready to get digging in the dirt!
First, I'll show you how I started my project.  I spread some WV Metallic Gold Embossing paste sparingly onto the die cut pieces - particularly not covering the edges.  
I used Wendy Vecchi's Faux Guilded technique - you will find Wendy's Youtube video here
After I let it dry overnignt (you can also dry it with your heat tool) - I sponged over all the pieces with WV Archival Watering Can Ink.
I wanted to soften the harshness of the color and so then sponged over all the pieces again with WV Archival Cornflower Blue Ink.  I think it made it look more like old tin.
Then I die cut two of the gardening tools from Eileen's Gardening Tools Set and embossed them using WV Archival Tree Branch Ink and WV Watering Can and Tree Branch Embossing Powders. 
So then I just assembled the suitcase using brads and ScorTape.  I stamped the cone flower from Tim's Flower Garden Set with Archival Jet Black Ink and added some Botanical Remnant Rubs and a Small Talk sticker on the front.
 On the back I stamped these lovely nature sentiments from One With Nature by Simon Says Stamp.  I thought they were perfect for my little gardening tin!
I adhered Regions Beyond Tissue tape between the sentiments on the back and around the side edges of the suitcase.  Even though the tissue tape is  sticky - I used some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to be sure it would stay 'stuck' over the embossing paste and ink.
The butterflies are die cut from matboard using Tim's Sizzix Tiny Shapes movers and shapers.  I embossed them using WV Archival Tree Branch Ink and WV Sky Blue Embossing Powder.  The brown ink shows through and gives a lovely antiqued look.
I added panels of  Tim's Wallflower Paperstash inside my gardening tin suitcase - sponging the edges of the paper with WV Archival Coneflower Blue ink.  I added one butterfly to the handle and knotted a piece of black wrinkled seam tape through them.  I added more Botanical Remnant Rubs (find joy in the ordinary & stars)  and a Small Talk sticker (cultivate kindness).
I popped the gardening tools up on thick foam dots.
This sweet little gardening tin suitcase measures 4 1/4" x 3" x 1".
 I hope you will check out the other Design Team members posting over at Eileen's blog today for more lovely inspiration!

I'm also linking my project to:
Anything but Cute:

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Stamps:  Flower Garden - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, One with Nature - Simon Says Stamp.
Paper:  White cardstock, white matboard, DP - Paper Stash/Wallflower/Tim Holtz
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Watering Can, Cornflower Blue, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Suitcase die and Gardening Tools Set die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tiny Shapes Movers and Shapers - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Flat Broke Brads - Bazzill, Idea-ology Botanical Rubs, Small Talk Stickers, Tissue Tape/Regions Beyond,  Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing Paste, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders Watering Can, Tree Branch, Sky Blue, heat tool, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, black wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.


~amy~ said...

Yay Julia!!!!!!!! What a FABulous projects! You're the queen of 3D projects!

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh my, Julia, what a stunning 3D project! I love everything about this piece! It's breathtaking!
Thank you so much for joining in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

Lisa H said...

Why Julia, what a beautiful project using Eileen suitcase die! ;-) Seriously, I love this project and I am so glad that you shared it with us at Mixed Media Monthly!

Redanne said...

Yay Julia! I am so, so thrilled that you have joined us on Eileen's team, you are such a perfect fit too! Your suitcase project is fabulous and I love how you added the tools to the inside, they look amazing. The faux technique on the outside is so impressive and I do love those sentiments you added too!

Whilst I am here visiting, I would also like to thank you for joining in our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xxx

Loll said...

This is AWESOME!! Love this sweet gardening tool tin. Great job Julia and congrats on being on the new design team! xx

Anne Harada said...

Congratulations Julia!! Cannot say I'm surprised at all, you are one of my most favorite crafty ladies of all time!! Looking forward to all the goodness to come from your talented fingers!! Awesome tutorial and project, this journey is gonna be awesome!! Love ya GF!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on your PERFECT [for you] new gig! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your over-the-top excellent ABC projects. Your tiny gardening box is awesome! I love that it does look metal~

Mary Marsh said...

This is a fabulous project Julia and a big congrats on the new DT high- i always love your 3D projects

Tonya said...

Fantastic little suitcase you created Julia! Also I am so glad you are apart of the team! :-)

Donna said...

Love how yu created your suitcase! It is awesome!
Welcome to the team!

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning project Julia and huge congratulations to you.
Julie x

Sara Barker said...

Julia, they are blessed to have you on the team! You do fabulous 3D work/projects and will be such an asset. So sweet of Anne (not surprising) to send you the die cut so you could make this beautiful garden box! I'm delighted you chose to make a galvanized tin, because I've been wanting to simulate that look. (Pinned for future reference! Thank you!) I love the colors and the sentiments, and those garden tools are so sweet (and clean! obviously never been actually used in the garden! Ha! Ha!). Thank you for Celebrating Your Style with us at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Sara Barker said...

PS Congratulations on your new DT!

Gio said...

Wow, looks like a real tin. And the design is fabulous. Brilliant idea Julia :-)

Kim Heggins said...

A big congrats to you!!! And your project is just fabulous.