"You and Me" Artist Trading Block charm

Moving on with my adventure in the mixed media world this month I have a special Artist Trading Block project for you.  It is a charm I made to celebrate the 5 year relationship with my sweetheart ^.^

how about we start with a small how-to ^.^
after cutting a piece of mat board with Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Blocks/Cubes, 3-D die I added small holes for the chain and other embellishments

then I started adding more layers using some stencils with a texture paste, colors, fabrics etc.

after a few more layers of color, embellishments and rub ons I got myself what I wanted ^.^

for more amazing Artist Trading Block creations be sure to stop by The Artists on the Block. And don't forget that this month Art with Heart challenge is "Anything Goes"! Share with us your art with heart for a chance to win a die of your choice from the brand new Eileen Hull Sizzix collection Vintage Kitchen when it is relesed in December ^.^

P.S.thank you for stopping by ^.^ wish you crafty inspiration and joyful summer



Vintage Kitchen, a new Sizzix collection by Eileen Hull

Hello everyone!
I have some very exciting news to share with you today. Eileen Hull  has designed a new Sizzix collection Vintage Kitchen As a member of the ArtistTradingBlock design team I have been given an amazing opportunity to be one of the first to be able to play and create with these gorgeous dies. So how about a few sneak peeks?...

the Oven die is already one of my favorites 

and here is a brief how-to: 

  for the finishing touch I covered all the piece with Ranger glossy accents ^.^ (so the oven is all glossy and shiny but unfortunately it doesn't show in the pictures)

My next sneak peek is the Cookie Box (I made it a double one ^.^)

and of course a how-to : 

 Make sure to check all the design team members, you can't imagine how many creative and inspiring projects they have done with these new Vintage Kitchen dies.

This month Art with Heart challenge is "Anything Goes" so why don't you share with us your art with heart? And who knows, maybe you will be the lucky winner who will receive a die of your choice from the Vintage Kitchen collection when it is released in December ^.^

P.S. thank you for stopping by ^.^ wish you a crafty inspiration and a summer full of sunshine