15 February 2023

'Love of Home' Frame Pocket Journal for Eileen Hull Designs

Hi everyone and welcome. This month Eileen's teams are sharing their love of journals and using her latest dies and embossing folder from Sizzix in combination with her previously released dies, embossing folders, stamps and more.

I love the process of making journals and books so this theme was right up my street, and immediately thoughts turned to incorporating another love (architecture/buildings) by celebrating the 'Love of Home'. Based on Eileen's new Sizzix Scoreboards Plus Die 'Frame Pocket Journal'. You may want to grab a cup of something as there's lots to see!!!

The wrap around cover includes lace, beading, hand-dyed fabric, stencilling, stitching and a hand painted French doorway.

Diving inside there is a mix of textures and treatments to each page; below you'll see fabric collage and painted backgrounds featuring a label from Eileen's Maker Forte 'Making Plans' Rubber Stamp Set.

Here elements from Eileen's new Sizzix Thinlits 'Library Pocket ATC Card & Tabs' Die Set have been combined with the smaller card from the Sizzix Scoreboards Plus Die 'Frame Pocket Journal' to create an interactive pocket. Notice that the tab on the side has been cut from fabric and I've included a snippet bundle that features a stamped label from Eileen's Maker Forte 'Snail Mail Postage' Rubber Stamp Set.

Throughout the journal I've used a mix of die cut lettering and words/phrases stamped from the PaperArtsy EAB15 'House and Home' Stamp Set compiled by Alison Bomber. So from a simple collage page we turn to one that includes a stamped background using Eileen's Maker Forte 'Wonderful World of Flowers' Stamp Set, and die cuts from her Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Snail Mail' and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Shadowbox Elements'.

Hand painted panels have been embellished with hand stitching and die cut flora using elements from Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Shadowbox Frames #1' and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Shadowbox Elements'. On the opposite page I've chosen to cut up into panels an embossed metal sheet that has been over-inked with verdigris colours. The pattern has been created with Eileen's Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder 'Tablecloth'.

I love to use Eileen's die cuts as stencils through which to apply texture paste. On the first page below this has been done with Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Mandala' over which I've applied thin layers of paint. In complete contrast the red panel has been created by embossing some Grafix Duralar with Eileen's Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder 'Crochet Mandala' which I have coloured on the reverse with some red permanent ink to make the design pop. On top is another Alison Bomber phrase enhanced with die cut lettering from Eileen's new Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Tile Alphanumeric'.

The next few pages follow on from some of those seen earlier with a mix of paint, fabric, stitching and die cuts from Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Shadowbox Elements' included.

The next interactive feature was inspired after seeing something similar on Jennie Atkinson's recent projects; taking the frame pocket element from Eileen's new Sizzix Scoreboards Plus Die 'Frame Pocket Journal' I added a translucent window so that the Alison Bomber words on tag inside were just visible.

Earlier processes were repeated for the next couple of pages, with the embossed panel this time featuring Eileen's Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder 'Sweater' and more of the new Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Tile Alphanumeric' lettering. Opposite again the floral background was stamped using Eileen's Maker Forte 'Wonderful World of Flowers' Stamp Set and the die cuts on top come from her Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Snail Mail'.

Another of those painterly stencilled pages, this time using Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Skinny Mini Elements' whilst the fabric pages in the centre have a hand stitched house (following a template from one of Eileen's much older die sets). On the opposite page another of the die enhanced painted panels.

The next page makes dramatic use of Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Snail Mail' in combination with a dark painted background and some old French text. The sentiment is more of the Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Tile Alphanumeric' lettering combined with smaller lettering from Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Shadowbox Elements'. Elements from this die set are also included on the painted and fabric collage pages which follow it.

The small folded house page which wraps around the centre signature is from one of Eileen's older dies, the Sizzix Scoreboards Bigz L Die 'House Ornament'. You'll see throughout the journal I've made use of many of her earlier designs because they all work so well together.

The next pocket and little card inside also come from Eileen's new Sizzix Scoreboards Plus Die 'Frame Pocket Journal' and include more lettering from her new Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Tile Alphanumeric' set.

Remember how I used Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Skinny Mini Elements' as a stencil through which to apply texture paste to a page - well it's too good to waste when you are finished. Sand off any excess paste and cut up the die cut for use in collage pages! You'll see opposite this one I've used a cut from Eileen's Sizzix Thinlits Die 'Heart Mandala' as another stencil, following it with another hand painted panel.

The stamping on this next background has been done using Eileen's Maker Forte 'Vintage Damask' Stamp, and again I've layered her Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Snail Mail' stamp shapes over the top.

The hearts you'll have seen scattered throughout this journal come from a discontinued Eileen die set called 'Journalling Cards, Heart' - the card itself has been popped into a fabric pocket attached to a background stamped using Eileen's Maker Forte 'Wonderful World of Flowers' Stamp Set. Following on, another embossed background has been created with Eileen's Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder 'Woven Leather', and the journal is finished with some final painted and fabric collage pages.

Phew! We've reached the end of the flip through my latest journal. Thank you for joining me today and make sure to check out all the fantastic projects and tutorials from the rest of Eileen's team members - links to their posts can be found on Eileen's blog throughout the month.

For now thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx
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