Monday, August 21, 2017

Unlock Your Dreams- Heartfelt House Die Project

Hello!! I was recently the lucky winner of a giveaway on the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook page. I won Eileen's new Heart Felt House Pocket die. I love house shapes in art so I was very excited to add this die to my collection. There are so many ideas dancing around in my head!! 

The House Pocket die was the perfect base for the piece I had in mind. I picked up a couple beautifully vintage escutcheon plates while junking and could not wait to use one. 

I started with a simple collaged background and added some random swipes of gesso. I used my new favorite instant coffee. I keep a small spray bottle at the ready with instant coffee and water mixed, ready to spray at any time. 

I used one of my favorite stamps. This girl speaks to me and inspires me to keep searching and seeking for my dreams. 

As you may know, I love keys and try to sneak them in whenever I can. So naturally doors and houses need keys, right? 

I have been enjoying working with wire and sneaking it into my projects. A wire hanger was the perfect addition to take this piece from flat to a dimensional wall hanging. 

As always I snuck in some messy stitching and buttons. 

Have you made anything with inspiring die? Be sure to check out the Makers Challenge over on the Sizzix blog. Thank you for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me. Comments always bring a smile so leave a quick note and let me know you stopped by. 
Happy Creating Friends!!


  1. Love this and thanks for the idea about the instant coffee and water spray! I'll be giving that a go.

  2. So creative! The coffee spray is brilliant! I bought an old bag of hardware and have a knob plate. Now I have an idea as to what to do with it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!