Friday, March 14, 2014

New Beginnings - Eileen Hull Inspiration Team!


Eileen Hull Inspiration Team | Eileenhull.com
I have some very exciting news to share with you today! The incredibly talented Eileen Hull has started an Inspiration Team, and I am one of the lucky designers who was invited to join! I have loved Eileen's dies since my time on the Sizzix Design Team, so I am thrilled to be continuing to work with them.

Today, we're kicking off a fun new challenge. The Art with Heart Challenge is a monthly celebration of creativity!  Each month the Inspiration Team will be showcasing their Art with Heart created with Eileen Hull’s innovative Sizzix dies. They will be following a broad theme left entirely open to creative interpretation.  We invite you to play along with us and share YOUR art with heart!

The Inspiration Team was asked to share some of our favorite pieces that represent who we are as artists. Here are a few of my faves:


My first project to share is one from just a couple weeks ago. It was the first Artist Trading Block I ever made and I was so happy with how it turned out! The great thing about the ATBs is that they are a totally blank canvas - you can dress it up with your own style and flair. So fun! This block features my love of inks and stamping, plus a couple fun ways to use dies in different ways. You can click on the title to see the full post.


My next project is one I created for Tim Holtz's latest Sizzix release. As you can see, I do love putting things on wheels! It also features another favorite of mine - drawers. It's a fun example of combining dies and finishes to create a unique piece that's fun as well as functional. I have been thinking of adding a clock movement to make it a working clock. How cool would that be?


Finally, I have a project that is probably my all-time favorite. It's a paper version of the apothecary cabinet that Tim Holtz had in his Summer '13 CHA booth. I used three of Eileen's dies to create this storage piece, which is almost entirely made from mat board. It's remarkably sturdy and is currently in my living room, holding all kinds of different treasures. Again, you can see the full post by clicking on the title.


I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite projects. Make sure you check out Eileen's blog to meet the rest of the designers. You can also find out all the info on our new Art with Heart Challenge. I hope you will all join us on this fun new venture - I can't wait to see what you create!

20 comments:

  1. You have so many fabulous projects, it must have been difficult to choose just three! These area all completely amazing. A HUGE congratulations on joining the new Eileen Hull team. She is so lucky to have you. Can't wait to see what you create!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Linda, we are totally lucky to have Shelly, not only because she makes fabulous art but because she is a fabulously nice fun person too. Looking forward to seeing more pieces of furniture from her :-)

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  3. Awesome Shelly, I congratulate you on the team, what a wonderful new adventure!! They are so lucky to have such a talented artist.

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  4. Congratulations,Shelly and I love the pieces you have showcased.
    Looking forward to se what you will be creating with Eileens dies.
    Have fun!

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  5. As soon as I heard of the team I thought Shelly just HAS to be on this team when I think of Eileen Hull dies and beautiful projects I have seen done with them your name IMMEDIATELY popped into my mind!
    Congratulations girl!! :D

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  6. Many congratulations Shelly. I could never have chosen just three either but the ones you have shown are fantastic.

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  7. Shelly your work is over the moon awesome!
    I am honored to be on the same team as you.
    I am going to love the inspiration on this team!

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  8. Congratulations Shelly. Love the apothecary cabinet.

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  9. Congrats on making the inspiration team!

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  10. Good luck to you and all the new team members, I'm sure we all are looking forward to the wonderful creations that will ensue..


    Sally

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  11. I don't think there's a project of yours that I'm not madly in love with, they're all utterly gorgeous. Congrats to you & all the new DT, can't wait to see what you have in store for us.....

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  12. Congrats on your place in DT. It is well deserved and you will absolutely do your part to raise the level ! You are always creating the most fabolous projects. I'm like many of the above in awe with your style. You are such a talented artist !!! I'm looking forward to follow what you and rest of DT come up with.
    Thank you for sharing

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  13. Wow! Congratulations on new design team. These projects have totally inspired me to get moving today and create. Thank you.

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  14. Congratulations - it's an amazing team... and with your extraordinary creations, it's no surprise that Eileen would want you on board. Still in love with that ATB and so fabulous to see that amazing Apothecary Cabinet - wow, wow, and wow some more!! Can't wait to see the new adventures you have on this team...
    Alison x

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  15. Congrats!!!! All your work is soooo amazing ^.^ Can't wait to see your new creations ^.^

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  16. Glad to be on the team with you, Shelly! Have admired your work for a while now!!

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  17. Congratulations on making the team. I like all your projects but I have to say the Apothecary Cabinet is my favorite. I am planning to make one myself - once I get all the materials and dies together.

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  18. Congratulations Shelly - what a fabulous match for you. All your creations are stunning including these three beauties. Nicola x

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  19. Congrats on being on Eileen's team, Shelly! She couldn't have picked a more talented designer. Your work SHINES!!!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!