The Wandering Butterfly Boy

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the month and this is my first post! I’ve had a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on…some good and some not so good stuff…ugh! But anyways, I created a tag using some of Eileen Hull’s new and not so new thinlits and embossing folder. Also this month theme on Eileen’s blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and even though my butterfly boy isn’t a bird (he has wings though and that kind of counts, right?) I wanted to share. So let’s get started!

I had a sheet of gel pressed cardstock leftover from the collab with Eileen Hull and Gel Press that I cut into a tag. You can find those posts HERE and HERE. I embossed the tag with the Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder, lightly inked over the raised areas with a Dark Blue Chalk Ink, added two of the “stamp” dies from the Snail Mail Thinlit, along with a strip of patterned cardstock and a circle punch which I folded around the side of the tag.

Next I rolled up and distressed two pieces of patterned cardstock and “roughing up” the edges and inked. I adhered both to the top edge of the stamp die and added loops of thread and inked up cheese cloth. I used the flowers and vine from the Shadow Box Elements, flowers and leaf sprig from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits along with gems for the center of the flowers to decorate the “logs”. I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a scrap of cardstock and cut out the word “Wonder” from the Journaling Words Thinlits (retired).

I printed (the head and body in two different sizes) and fussy cut out both along with the butterfly wings and frog. I found this printable on Etsy and it’s called The Steampunk Fairy Boys and is by itKuPiLLiimaginarium. I added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I finished off by applying Stickles to the wings, cap and buttons on the boy’s jacket.

There you have it! If you haven’t been by Eileen’s blog lately you can find the latest from the Inspiration and Educator Teams HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing Folder

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Thinlits (retired)

Diecut Machine

Dark Blue Chalk Ink

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: The Steampunk Fairy Boys

Adhesive Sheet

Foam Pop Dots

Stickles

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Various Cardstocks

Thread and Cheese Cloth

Gems and Buttons

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!

No One Just Like You

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quirky little piece I created using Eileen Hull’s Phone Stand Diecut. This diecut is perfect for freeing up your hands if you want to watch videos from your cell phone and work on a project but I chose to create a fun inspirational piece.

If you remember a couple of months ago Eileen and Gel Press had done a collab (you can find my post HERE) and this happened to be an “extra project” from when I was playing with the Gel Press Printing Plate, Brayer and an assortment of acrylic paints.

I had used the piece of cardboard packing that had came with the diecut and cut out the phone stand. I didn’t want to mess up a piece of mat board in case the project didn’t turn out the way I had envisioned in my head. But the color combos and the piece of mesh that I used like a stencil turned out perfectly.

I put the stand together according to the direction on the packaging. Or if you are a member of Eileen Hull’s Fan Club on Facebook ( If you aren’t a member fill out the questionnaire to join) you can go back and look at past videos on how to put this and other diecuts together. Also Eileen does lives every Tuesday and Thursday.

I fussy cut one of the boys, frog and butterflies from the Steampunk Fairy Boys Printable by itKuPiLLiimaginarium out. I adhered the larger butterfly wings to the back of the boy and frog in hand before adding Foam Pop Dots to the back and placing onto the stand.

I added a sticker from my stash that I thought was appropriate for my little guy and the smaller butterfly to the “lip” of the stand. I finished by applying Stickles to the wings, both the boy’s and smaller butterfly. I also added small black gems to the coat of the boy.

If you haven’t been to Eileen Hull’s blog in a bit and need some inspiration or to see her newest set of diecuts or stamps you can find her blog HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Phone Stand Diecut

Gel Press Printing Plate

Brayer

Assortment of Acrylic Paints

Cardboard

itKuPiLLiimaginarium: Steampunk Fairy Boys Printable

Foam Pop Dots

Stickles

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Sentiment Sticker

Black Gems

Paper Cutter

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is great and enjoy creating!

Field Notes Journal

Hi everyone! After I short break from the holidays I’m back with a project I created for the collaborating between Eileen Hull’s teams and GelPress! This collab has been going on the whole month of January and at the end of this post I will share links for those posts.

I chose to use a cut out I had laying around from the Notebook Diecut-663635(retired).

I gathered up some stencils, acrylic paints along with the Gel Press Printing Plate and Brayer. I’m looking forward to trying the plate and the brayer since this will be the first time using these. So let’s get started!

First I applied dollops of paint to the plate and with the brayer covered the plate with the paint.

I placed the notebook diecut (cover side down), placed a piece of cardstock over the diecut and plate and with the brayer rolled over the diecut and plate. The photo below is just paint that’s been applied to the plate with no stencils. It’s kind of cool how the paint separated on the plate and left negative areas on the notebook diecut.

I applied more paint to the plate and used two stencils, Petal Stencil and Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued), to add texture and a design to the cover.

I had a leftover label from another project from the Full Size Journal Diecut which I applied paint with the plate and brayer. I also used the Field Notes Stamp from the Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued) and stamped the label. I strung two pieces of elastic cording through the ends of the label and tied.

I slipped the label and elastic around the spine of the notebook and placed two store bought notebooks under the elastic.

From my stash of fussy cut printables I adhered a floral bulb to the cover to complete.

If you would like to know more about GelPress you can find them HERE for more inspiration. Also if you haven’t seen the latest projects by Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator Teams you can find those posts HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut-663635(retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

GelPress: Gel Press Printing Plate

GelPress: Brayer

Acrylic Paints

TCW: Petal Stencil

TCW: Handcut Blossom 12″x12″ Stencil (discontinued)

Field Notes Nature Stamp Set (discontinued)

Elastic Cording

Diecut Machine

Mat Board

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Floral Printable

Scissors

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull, GelPress and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!