Thursday, October 01, 2020

Eileen Hull Teacup and Spoon Autumn Flower Arrangement

Happy October everyone! It's time for the Sizzix Chapter 4 Die Release, and Eileen Hull has two new dies...3D Teacup and Spoon Bigz L Die and Post Scoreboard XL Die, and with a slew of talented Designers, she is doing a Blog Hop! I've used the Teacup and Spoon Bigz L Die to create this Autumn Flower Arrangement.  It was a small labor of love, but will look great on my dining table for the Fall season every year, so it was totally worth it. When I was little my mother had this old vintage pottery coffee cup that had that glazed drip look in browns and oranges. I have searched the web and couldn't find any pictures from what I remember, but the Hull (go figure) brand is so similar. Anyway, I tried to recreate the look on this teacup. It really came out best as I remember that cup. This is a long post so grab pumpkin spice something or another.
 
Die cut the cup and teaspoon using matboard. Gently squeeze Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber from Ranger to work area, enough to pick up with a paintbrush, and apply to the bottom of the cup in a streaky zig zag kind of way. Pour Vintage Photo Embossing Glaze over this, pour off excess onto a scrap paper and heat emboss. Repeat with a zig zag layer of Antique Linen, then Rusty Hinge, and finally with Crackling Campfire Embossing Glaze to create that 'drip' look from long ago.
  
Die cut leaves from Spring Leaves die, and apply Embossing Dabber over it and then Antique Linen Embossing Glaze and heat. Adhere leaves to each teacup. Ink over the middle section of the die that holds the cups together with Crackling Campfire Distress and adhere between cups. Ink edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I found a saucer at Hobby Lobby that matched the look of the cups, and I painted over it with Crackling Campfire Distress Ink. 
  
To further match the saucer, I added dots of Antique Linen Distress Paint to the top and bottom borders of the cups. For an even more glazed look to the cup, apply the Embossing Dabber over all of the front and shake on Clear Embossing Powder and heat. Repeat with the back. 
  
Add flower foam to the middle of the cup to hold the flowers, and then moss on top of that. Paint the spoon with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. 
 
I had all the colors of adhesive velvet that I needed except an orange color, so I made my own. Using the ivory colored velvet, I misted it with Crackling Campfire Distress Spray Stain, and dabbed it with a paper towel until I liked the look, and then let it dry. So keep in mind that you can recolor adhesive velvet. Apply the velvet to coordinating cardstock. 
  
Die cut the ivory velvet using the Rolled Flower Thinlit. Roll it up and adhere the bottom edges as you go with Collage Medium. Let dry. Die cut leaves with the green velvet. Thread pearl beads onto a piece of wire 1 yard long folded in half. Place the beaded folded wire through the middle of the flower, and a thread another pearl and leaf through the wire. 
  
Die cut more flowers using the Heart Petals and Heart and Soul dies with the orange and brown velvet, as well as more leaves in green velvet. Repeat the pearl bead to the wire and through the middle of the flower. I made seven flowers in total for the arrangement. Using the Twist and Style Tool, secure the suction cup to a strong table top (I used the glass mat) and add the flower top to the post on the suction cup with the wire right in the middle. Add the end of the wire to the inside holder of the handle and secure with the key, and turn the handle until the wire tightens all the way to the base of the flower and you like the look of the braid in the wire. Be careful not to twist to tight or the wire might break. Remove and repeat until all the flowers stems are finished.
  
Cut the teabag label so that are two, but you only need one for this project so save the other. Add a label to the middle and wording, and ink the edges in Antique Linen Distress. Adhere a string to the top using a Tiny Attatcher.  Paint a metal flower and leaf with Tarnished Brass and adhere to the spoon with Collage Medium, and a pearl bead to the middle.
  
Use a craft pick to make a hole in the foam for each flower and the spoon, and place flowers in the foam along with a little Collage Medium for extra holding power. Add in sprigs of wired berries as well until the bouquet is full. Secure string from teabag in and then cover foam with Collage Medium and sprinkle in moss. Let dry completely and then arrange flowers if need be. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies: 
(Die Cut Machine, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Heat Tool, Paintbrush, Two Sided Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Kraft Pick, Pliers, Mini Hole Punch)
-Sizzix Eileen Hull Bigz L Die: Teacup and Spoon
-Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board: Ivory
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Crackling Campfire, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Crackling Campfire
-Sizzix Eileen Hull Bigz Die: Spring Leaves, Flower Layers with Heart Petals, Heart and Soul Flower
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Crackling Campfire, Tarnished Brass
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Velvet Sticky Back Paper: Green, Brown, Ivory
-Cardstock: Green, Brown, Ivory, Orange
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Crackling Campfire
-Sizzix Eileen Hull Thinlits Die: Rolled Flower
-Sizzix Eileen Hull Twist-n-Style Tool
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tiny Attacher, Metallic Stickers Labels, Clippings Stickers, Floral Adornments
-Saucer, Floral Foam, Super Moss Coconut Croutons, Beaded Garland, Gold Wire 26 gauge, Pearls Beads, Ivory String
 
This is a blog hop so please visit each designer listed below and leave a comment for a chance to win a wonderful prize given by Eileen. Good luck!!!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

37 comments:

  1. This is adorable. So cheerful for your table

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  2. It's enchanting, Anita - a perfect table centrepiece for the season... just delightful.
    Alison x

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  3. Looks like you brought the fall colors inside with the teacup - gorgeous!

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  4. I love your Autumn tea cup and the way you decorated it!

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  5. WOW this is a masterpiece! What a perfect centerpiece

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  6. What a gorgeous fall display you created for your tea cup Anita! The dish you found is perfect for it - your flowers and colors are wonderful!

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  7. It's so beautiful, Anita! ❤

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  8. Love those colors. Very pretty project.

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  9. What a lovely display for the kitchen.Love the idea of making it look similar to a treasured family cup. Very lucky you found a matching saucer and you did a great job on making it work with the teacup part. I like the way you used Eileen`s other dies to make the flowers.Also love the quotes on the teabag.

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  10. Mixing your craft with memories is a Blessing 😍 Love this 🥰 Anita Holte

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  11. Your project blew me a way - it is absolutely stunning from the flowers to the extra detail you gave the teacup by mounting it on a plate.

    Tammra

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  12. I always forget to bust out my embossing powders, so thank you for reminding me! But I love all the stuffings you did! Such a cute idea! ♥

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  13. Wow 🤩 Anita!!! Amazing❣️❣️

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  14. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial - this is so helpful! Beautiful design!

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  15. A gorgeous project, and I love the Halloween flavor!

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  16. Very striking, great centerpiece

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  17. Love the colours and your home decor piece

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  18. You 'glazed' the cup beautifully and it matches the wonderful saucer just perfectly! The flowers are gorgeous and spoon contrasts beautifully. I love this piece Anita, the warm tones will look wonderful as a centrepiece on your table. Hugs, Anne xxx

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  19. Very clever and pretty with all those flowers added in!

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  20. When Eileen unboxed this I was so amazed, and tapping, ❤️❤️❤️!

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  21. WOW!!! I love your teacup!!! The colors are perfect for this time of year.

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  22. I love this! The tea cup is fabulous, and I love the flowers. Beautiful.

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  23. Stunning autumnal project. 🍁

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  24. What a fun cup of flowers! Love them! So beautiful and colorful!

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  25. Wow what a lot of work you put in! Love it!

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  26. Such a perfect creation for Fall! The colors are lovely (Fall is my favorite season!).

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  27. Oh my goodness Anita your teacup and saucer are so realistic it takes a second look to realise you've created them yourself. What an imaginative and wonderful recreation of your mother's crockery. And those 'velvet' flowers look spectacular arranged inside. Definitely a display to treasure xx

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  28. So realistic and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love your autumn arrangement with the teacup! It makes a pretty centerpiece!

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  30. Thoroughly gorgeous. This would soooo be my dining room table centerpiece all autumn long, if I made a project like this 3D stunner.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous Anita! I love every part and it would look stunning on any table x

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  32. What a cute table decoration!! I love all of the flowers

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  33. This is beautiful Anita. You are sooo clever 🤩

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