Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Eileen Hull Collaborates with Crescent!

Hello there and happy summer! It's officially upon us now. =) All month-long Eileen's Inspiration Team has been sharing ways to use Crescent products like RENDR paper and Photo Mat Art Boards with her Sizzix die collections. Be sure to head to her blog after this and check out all the fabulous projects they have been doing! I used the new Crescent multi-media 8x10 Photo Mat Art Board to create a decor piece that speaks of summer adventures:

We just got back from a camping trip so I'm in the great outdoors groove now (and didn't get too many bug bites ha ha.) This projects isn't as complex as it looks! Let's see how it came together:

I started by spraying the heavy duty Photo Mat Art Board with a DecoArt Media Mister in Primary Cyan. These misters are intensely colored and permanent when dry. Perfect for a nighttime sky! I was a bit stumped by the stars because I didn't have a stencil, die or stamp that was right. However, I did have the perfect embossing folder. I used it as a stamp!

I carefully inked the stars with the Versamark pad by rubbing it across the one side of the embossing folder. Try to just ink the surface of the stars. I turned it over and positioned it on my Photo Mat and then used the brayer to transfer the ink with a fair amount of pressure. Hold the folder down firmly while you are doing this so it doesn't shift! I then sprinkled on gold embossing powder and embossed it. It worked wonderfully and I was able to create a field of stars in the sky.

Next I decorated the front with various Sizzix diecuts to complete the foreground forest scene.

After that I built the shadowbox to fit behind the Photo Mat Board opening. I made it a bit bigger than the opening and cut the parts out of foamcore board.

The background for the box I stamped and inked before cutting it out and folding it. I then glued it into the box after checking the fit.

I added a trailer from Eileen's Travel Trailer Thinlits die set and some grass cut using her Grass die to complete the scene. I'm thinking I should have made a little campfire too! I glued the shadowbox behind the mat opening and added an easel stand cut out of chipboard so the whole thing would stand up on its own.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the team post on Eileen's blog for more inspiration and we'd love to have you share your projects on Eileen's Facebook page. Have a great week!

The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-)


  1. Lisa, this just made me smile - I love that you used the camper van, it looks amazing! I love how you created the sky and the stars look wonderful (great technique!). I did a shadow box in my mat board too but yours looks so neat in comparison! Love this! Anne x

  2. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa....your project is so cool! The whole thing is fantastic and so original and so Eileen! You knocked this out of the park!!!

  3. What a wonderful camping scene Lisa! LOVE the shadow box part - your beautiful starry skys and lush forest! Julia xx

  4. Love! Love! Love! This Lisa! You rocked this project out of the park!


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