27 August 2018

Blog Hop with Eileen Hull Designs, Seth Apter and Emerald Creek Crafts - Get Wrapped


Hi everyone and welcome to the "Get Wrapped Blog Hop"- a creative collaboration between Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull using some of their exciting products and featuring projects from members of their respective teams. Be inspired, learn new techniques and celebrate the collective talent in this group! Make sure to check out each post (all details given at the end of this post) as you will not want to miss one...


My project is an Eileen Hull 'Wrapped Journal' using her Scoreboards XL Die from Sizzix. I love that Eileen has designed this die to do the cutting, folding and hole punching in one pass with no need for gluing pieces together. And even though it's pocket sized, the extra depth means you can fit four notebooks inside! And since there's no sticking pieces together you can get straight on with the business of decorating it, which is of course the most fun part!


So here's how this journal came together. I had in mind that I wanted to keep the cover as flat as possible so that it would be comfortable to hold and practical enough to slip inside a bag when on the go. To begin with I used Seth Apter's multi-layer paint application technique with his 'Winter' set of Acrylic Paints from PaperArtsy over both sides of a number of sheets of paper. Each of the four colours were used in random layers, adding additional patterns with Seth's 'Pattern Play' stamp set from Impression Obsession.


Two of these sheets of paper were cut into panels, designed to fit  the front, back and sides of the journal cover on both the inside and outside. After drawing white pen lines onto them and adding hand stitching with embroidery thread, I used Seth's 'Spot Lights' stamps to apply several Emerald Creek embossing powders. The powders used included Seth's Baked Texture 'Ancient Amber' and 'Dirty Sand' Embossing Powders alongside Emerald Creek's own 'Weathered Wood' and 'Oil Rubbed Bronze' Embossing Powders. I love that these powders have a mix of colours and textures built in enabling you to get interesting effects all at the touch of a heat gun.


The journal cover itself was painted a buff colour, after which I stamped one of the images from Seth's 'Solar System' stamp set across it using StazOn 'Vibrant Violet' ink. The paper panels were layered onto scraps of cotton muslin cloth and then added to the cover inside and out. On spare offcuts of the painted paper I used one of  Seth's 'Planetarium' stamps and Emerald Creek's 'Hammered Metal' Embossing Powder to create larger circles. These were trimmed and added to the outside covers together with a die cut word from Eileen Hull's 'Journaling Words' Thinlits die set.


You'll see below how using the same painted paper for the journal inserts gave this little book a coordinated look. Several sheets were trimmed to size, torn along the outside edge, stitched together and secured in place with elastic threaded through the spine. Finally, by punching a hole through the front cover and adding some sari silk I created a tie that could be wrapped around the outside of the journal to keep it secure when not in use.


So that's it for my completed journal. I hope you've enjoyed finding out more about how it came together. Now, as promised at the beginning of this post, here are the details for the blog hop...


Let's Get Wrapped Blog Contest!


We are blog hopping with some amazing people today all in the name of fun, and cross brand creativity.

Of course there will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.

To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.

Here are the links to the blog hop participants - make sure you check out each one;

Jenny Marples (you are here)

Enjoy the hop and good luck everyone!

Jenny xxx

127 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic Journal! Jenny . Love how you have used all your products maintaining the flow of the design throughout and how you have designed with consideration to ease of use which really enhances the beauty of the colour palette (love Seth's 'Winter' set), the gorgeous EPs and your excellent creativity .
    So pleased to share your company on this hop

    x

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  2. Jenny...as always your project is beautiful!! I love how you used the paints and that die with hammered metal...divine!

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  3. Superb showcase piece, love it!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. Fabulous album Jenny, love your colour choices!

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  5. Gorgeous Journal as usual Jenny, Paula x

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  6. A real beauty Jenny, you have combined the EPs and paints so beautifully - it is a fabulous blog hop too! Anne x

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  7. Looking good! I love all the textiles you added.

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  8. Oh , your journal is just stunning. Getting so much inspiration from you talented ladies.

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  9. What a beautiful project. I was thinking about getting this die. Now I’m sold!

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  10. Love this journal and how it comes together with coordinating papers x

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  11. Three of my favorite companies rolled into one - yes! Beautifully constructed and embellished. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. WONDERFUL Jenny!! I love your color, I love all your work!

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  13. Jenny, I just LOVE the colors you chose from Paper Artsy! Beautiful!
    Your journal is so lovely and the embossed pieces look just yummy with all of their texture! Great job!
    Hugs,Jackie

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  14. Beautiful journal ! Love the colors choice !

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  15. Love how this journal came out! Beautiful 😍

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  16. Love your colors. Paper Artsy paint always matches together so well. The journal is great!

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  17. Jenny, this is awesome!! I love how you incorporated all these tools into your piece to make it your own. Love ❤️

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  18. This is absolutely beautiful! I have to get some of that embossing powder! I would love to create something like this!

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  19. Oh WOW Jenny, I LOVE this! All the depth and dimension you achieved while still keeping it flat, amazing! And the pop of vibrant violet, genius! So inspiring! xo

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  20. Superb journal, like only you can make them xox

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  21. What a perfect travel journal! Love it.

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  22. Amazing Journal!!! Love it so much!!!

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  23. Great Art Jenny! What a dreamy cool journal you brought to life!*☆♡☆* Great use of Seth's paints, stamps & the Emerald Creek powders. Eileen's dies are so much fun to create with! That powder texture you achieved is wonderful! ♡

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  24. Lovely journal, and the colors and texture, amazing!

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  25. Beautiful colours. I love the quiet singleness with the wow of the ribbon closure.

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  26. Beautiful journal Jenny!Such a great showcase for all of the products - the embossing powders add such great texture and color!Love your sari tie closure!

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  27. So pretty - love the colour choices!

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  28. Fabulous make, love your journal! Thanks for sharing <3

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  29. You have used lovely colors in your project. I think this is just perfect travel journal. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Love your uses of colors Jenny. Love it

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  31. I just love everything about this! There is so much color & texture, and I love that you left it flat so it can be stored easily! 5 stars for this project!

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  32. Such a great colourcombination :)

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  33. This journal has an elegant feel to it. Wonderful job!

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  34. Wonderful love the colors of this one

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  35. Your stitched touches always make me happy! Why can't I remember to do that? Just beautiful, as always...

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  36. I need to add stitches to my works but I always forget, beautiful album πŸ–€

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  37. This is very classy and would make a great gift, thanks Jenny!

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  38. Love the grunge look to this album.
    Beautiful. thanks for sharing
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  39. Beautiful work of art...love the color combo that you used. Beautiful and functional too, that's the best kind of project.

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  40. love the cool elegance of this journal

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  41. A beautiful, elegant travel journal. Those Hammered Metal circles are glorious. What an amazing hop - it's lovely to be a part of it.
    Alison x

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  42. A great wintry, vintage look - I love how you did those colors!

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  43. Just Gorgeous Jenny! I love the colors and textures!

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  44. Awesome design on this Jenny! xx

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  45. Oh my , loving these colors... what a cool touch the stitching is for your journal!

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  46. I like the wood texture and use of lighter colors. The stitching down the cover is a nice addition, too.

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  47. I love your colours and the use of the embossed images.

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  48. Really enjoy the distressed pages layered with patterns/textures!

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  49. Fantastic journal! Love the graphic elements, amazing layers and texture.

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  50. Oooh, lovely lovely texture. Beautiful colours. Love it. Hugz

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  51. JENNY, great journal cover. Thanks for the step-by-step. I love working with Seth's stamps and powders.
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  52. Such a lovely journal...love the color combination <3

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  53. Love the subtle tones of this one, plus the texture and even stitching. It's a stunner!

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  54. Awesomeness! Lovely color combos. 😍

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  55. Wonderful journal! I love the light base you used - all the fabulous elements stand out so well!

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  56. Love your travel journal, beautiful inside and out!

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  57. I have always been such a fan of yours Jenny. This project confirms why! So creative and innovative.

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  58. This is really spectacular Jenny. I love how you overlapped the textures from the stamps/powders on the cover. And the background color layering is soft and gorgeous. Thanks so very much for being a part of this hop.

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  59. Love the textures and colors. So wish I had a Sizzix so I could get this die and try out some of your methods. Beautiful.

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  60. So beautiful, I really love the subtle colors and the circle shapes and lovely patterns. It is all so soothing to me. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!
    Kim

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  61. Beautiful, love the way you used the silk for a closure

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  62. Great take on this project. The colors and textures are a wonderful choice.

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  63. Another fabulous wrap journal from the house of Buttons ! Wonderful colours and textures Jenny. Love that pop of colour from the sari silk, I'm gathering loads of inspiration from this fab blog hop! Xx

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  64. Colors are subtle and very pretty. The ribbon completes the whole project.

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  65. I love your journal - the paint colours you have used look SO good together on your journal.

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  66. Love the clean, geometric lines and patterns! And the colour!

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  67. Jenny this is a lovely wrapped journal, perfectly coordinated and the fact that the outside is so wonderfully detailed yet flat enough to slip into a bag easily is such a wonderful aspect! I have to share that I have been watching your tutorial videos recently, and it was fabulous reading your post and hearing it in your voice....
    I admire the way that you combined the different colors and patterns in such a soothing way, its is pure beauty to look at. A breathtaking view along the hop, thank you!

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  68. Love your hand stitching! And the colors!

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  69. Love it!! Really love how you added the repeating circles- so cool and your color palette is great! Fun hopping with you!!

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  70. I love Seth's dies and stamps, but those BT just take it up a notch. Great work. TFS

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  71. Such a fabulous journal! Everything coordinates so well together - love everything about it!

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  72. Wonderful journal! love the colour combo and how you used the embossed elements. Love the stitches too.

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  73. Gorgeous journal! Love the colors and the embossed elements, looks very elegant!

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  74. Great use of the many products!

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  75. Love your journal. The front cover is wonderful, live the embossing, and how it wotwo through the whole book. Thank you.

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  76. As always you did an amazing job, Jenny! This journal is so detailed and beautiful...thank you for your inspiration! Huge hugs ❤ Simona

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  77. I'm loving this blog hop, so many different techniques! I love the embossing and the paint technique on your album, it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. I just knew you would come up with some fabulous texture! This looks amazing Jenny! Hugs, Chrisx

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  79. I am now sold on the hammered metal! adding it to the must have list. Excellent project - great job and thanks for sharing... i am so ready to play!

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  80. Great Journal Jenny! The wood look and those circles are great! TFS! Love it!

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  81. Love the timeworn, aged feel of this gorgeous album Jenny! All the textures are fabulous!

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  82. Beautiful journal! Great use of the paints and embossing powders!

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  83. What an interesting idea to layer paper with muslin cloth for a great texture!

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  84. Journal themes are always of interest to me, and travel is definitely a great one. I love the use of circles on your cover and inside cover. It’s symbolic in how we leave home and journey back, completing the circle. The use of sari silk to secure also creates a circle as you wrap the journal together. Wherever you go, it would be fun to see how it all comes together when your trip is completed.

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  85. What fabulous textures! Well done!

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  86. Wow!!! Stunning journal and color palette!!! I’ll probably be coming back to all these blogs again to take s second drool ♥️

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  87. Thank you , thank you for for your wonderful explanations and techniques. I love following you on YouTube as well. Yes, I’ll be keeping these amazing blog posts. Such creative people.

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  88. Fabulous. I like the colors and texture.

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  89. What a wonderful journal! I love the textures you created throughout and the color scheme is perfect. A great little book to carry along with you on your journeys.
    ~Heather

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  90. Awesome work, the colors coordinate beautifully, love your journal!! πŸ‘‰❤😁

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  91. I love the aged wood look of your journal! The extra elements add that added interest that makes it so fun!

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  92. this is great, love the use of multi-layer paint application technique

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  93. I can't access Peg Robinson's Facebook is it possible to pass this comment on please Jenny

    This looks wonderful! I enjoyed seeing the process on the video too! Chrisx

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  94. Love the wood look of this! Such wonderful details!

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  95. Such a beautiful combination of colours - thanks so much Jenny for sharing

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  96. This is beautiful Jenny, you've used these colour perfectly. Congratulations on being part of the blog hop and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  97. Love how you did your journal Jenny !!! The colours ( paint of Seth Apter ) and of course the embossing powder of Emerald Creek standout and I love the combinations .

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  98. The subdued colors are right up my street. Nice!

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  99. Tose paint colours are so rich and delicate at the same time, they look great on your journal.

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  100. I am loving this die that you used for the journal,Jenny. But those baked textures on the cover are beautiful! A lovely piece.
    Kate

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  101. Your book should be called "Ode to Seth!" The textures and circles remind me of him - and that's a compliment. Really beautiful!

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  102. I love your aesthetic, Jenny—no secret. This is beautiful. How fascinating that each of you in this blog hop was given roughly the same materials and came up with such wholly different art... Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Love the little touch of hand stitching..I am always a fan of that. Love the book..very much inspired me! Thanks much

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  104. I love the icy look on this wrap cover. The cool color theme is amazing. Great touch with the stitching.

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  105. This is so gorgeous!! I love what you did with the notebook <3

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  106. Oh the texture of it all. Love your journal.

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  107. Love all the layers and textures! Very lovely journal!

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  108. I haven’t seen the oil rubbed bronze before and it looks great with all the other products used. Nice textures and colors make this beautiful.

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  109. Wow! Beautiful project!!! Love the details!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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