Skip to main content

Art with Heart Challenge- Go Green

It's a new month and new theme for the Art with Heart Challenge.  This month is all about Going Green.  So get Going Green, create and share!  You'll get a month to play and there's always a great giveaway!
 
For this months challenge I decided to build a Windmill.  While I was waiting for the clear rock candy crackle paint to dry on another project I was looking at my Project to Love from last month.  I thought that would make a great Windmill!
 
I started with the Cookie Box die and double stacked it.  With the middle box from the block/cubes die perched on top and some feathers.
 
 
For the cookie box die I layered and embossed the textured impressions sunburst from the Sunburst and Waffle folder.

 
The box topper has the Waffle embossed.  I added these tattered pinecone roses for a splash of green!

 
For the "door" I used one of the hinges that is cut from the cookie box.  To stack these you need to cut 2 times but you only need one hinge.  I embossed again with the waffle folder and distressed.  A little hardware for the handle.

 
I tucked some more green and another flower at the bottom wrapped in the mini rosette.

 
I cut the feathers in watercolor paper from the Writing Desk die.  I attached them to some wooden skewers and finished off with a mini rosette and gumdrop inked with meadow alcohol ink.
 
 
Something a little different for the Cookie Box die.  Expand you creativity when using these dies and you may find yourself somewhere you never thought you would end up!
 
Watch for more from the awesome Inspiration Team over at Art with Heart!
 
 
 
 photo BlogPostsignature.png

Comments

  1. This is such a clever use of the cookie box Nicole and you really have shown the versatility of these dies! I love your fabulous windmill!! Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Genius creation - totally love the feathers!! Nicola x

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!  This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.  Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not s…

New Release- Stamp and Photo Storage

All month the Inspiration Team for Eileen Hull is thrilled to be showing off the her newest Book Club Collection.  Here's my little glimpse at the Stamp and Photo Storagedie.  There is nothing this decent size die can't do... or hold!  In this case Letter's to Santa.  I even combined the Trinket Box & Frame to frame out Santa.


I stamped the Woodland Winter Santa designed by yours truly onto watercolor paper and used my Scribble sticks to add a little color.
I cut a piece of clear packaging and ran it through my little Xyron Disposable Sticker Makerto create a cover for my Santa.  Perfection!

I colored up the Floral Arch and Words arch to attach to the bottom and top and attached.  I used some Distress Woodgrain Cardstock to wrap my Stamp and Photo Storage. I cut Super StockCardstock to fit inside.  Inking and stamping like crazy all tied off with some postal twine.  The Correspondence Stamp Set is perfect.


I mounted the Trinket Box & Frame to the Stamp and Storage…

Snow Scene Cloche

Sometimes it starts with an idea... like silver rich brush bottle trees.  OH YA IT DOES...
Do you remember the ghostly cloche... well I am repurposing the cloche for Christmas.  Why buy more when I can use it again by simply creating a removable base.

There's the empty cloche and a new cut out base.  Gather a bunch of trees and ink up some glittery paper for die cutting.

More inking and die cutting the Snowman Scene snowman then assemble this adorable snow stopping snowman.  I had some left over gold deers from last year so I snapped them up for a little added gold.

Here's the inspiration... this brushed pewter brush bottle trees.  Once dry brush some distress collage medium coating the trees and coat in distress glitter.

They look like flocked Canadian trees.  Too add more gold I inked up an adornment star with alcohol ink topped to the tree.

Mini Holiday Green cut and the little berry's in more gold.  I rolled up woodgrain paper to look like wee logs.  Then wrapped the b…