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Friday, February 14, 2014

Die~Namites Dies and Splash of Color Blog Hop!!!!!





We have assembled a GREAT TEAM of Guest Designers to participate in our LOVE INSPIRED CREATIVE EVENT!!









If you have arrived here from the Die~Namites Dies blog, you are in the right place! Make sure you leave a comment on each blog, as a Random Winner will be chosen from one of our Guest Designer’s blogs for a $25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites.com.


Die~Namites Dies has a new release full of wonderful Love Inspired Dies which will be showcased by our Die~Namites Guest Designers.

I am so honored to be among these amazing designers! Thank you, Lynne for giving me this opportunity! It's been a pleasure working with these fabulous new dies, and the very beautiful Splash of Color collection, Cotswald Manor. 

"Love Always" Card



The pinks in the Cotswald Manor collection are beyond beautiful! And, the paper with the cut outs is so pretty. I cut out the journaling block, envelope, and "love always" banner from that sheet. Grey chalk ink really made the cream and pink colors pop! 

Next, I colored a white 
Heart Doily die...

by covering it with gesso, and then painted it with 


making a creamy reddish pink color. Once dry, I lightly grazed the doily with black chalk ink. Then, I mixed some more of the Love Struck glaze with



to achieve this color and effect:




 Valentine's Day Card Holder

This year I decided to make a mail box holder for my daughter to use for her Valentine's Day party at school. Again, I used the Splash of Color Cotswald Manor collection for this project. 

The mailbox is a paper mache box. I started by covering the box with the different papers on the outside:

and the inside:
Here are a couple of images with the box open:


 I colored the red flag with the Inka Gold in Lava Red.

Then I added a
Heart Flourish die...

And, added some tiny dots using the


then added a stamp cut out from the Cotswald Manor paper. 



 I used the same die and technique on the back of the box:






I tried not to add too much to the front because it will be open and needs to sit somewhat flat, but it did need something, and this


was a beautiful addition. Again, I used the Viva pearl pen as I did on the other dies to bring some fluidity to the project. 


 Here's a close up for more details:
And one last picture:





Thank you so much for letting me share my "love inspired" projects with you!


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Now head over to Stacy’s blog for more Love Inspired creations!

33 comments:

Lynne Forsythe said...

RACHEL....this is ABSOLUTELY amazing creations!! YOUR mailbox is jus FANTABULOUS!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Just stunning! Your sweet girl will be the envy of all with that gorgeous box!

LISA said...
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LISA said...

Wow..Your projects are truly beautiful..And yes, Audra will be ready to receive all of her wonderful Valentines goodies!!How excited she must be!! Love love the mailbox!! What a treasure.

Peggy Lee said...

Holy Smokes girl your artwork is amazing...It was so nice to blog hop with you!!

hugs, Happy Valentine's Day
Peggy Lee

Tonya Gibbs said...

Beautiful projects. Love those dies, and mediums you used on them. that red awesome!

barbara macaskill said...

What STUNNING creations!! The mailbox is just oozing beauty out of every corner!! Such lovely details and the Silks add such a wonderful shimmer to everything!! Your little girl will be the talk of the town with this gorgeous creation for her Valentines!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Chesiesmom said...

GORGEOUS! This is absolutely beautiful.

luv46kdz said...

So pretty Rachel :) I love the mailbox, what a great idea <3 Luminarte is great and what a nice selection of dies for Die-Namites!

Paula

marylouh said...

Both projects were beautiful. I loved the little mail box. I made one last year but it was not as elaborate as your's. the dies are great.

Anonymous said...

Love the heart pair die...adorable
smiles,Ruth

Kim said...

These projects are amazing. That mailbox is so gorgeous. Love them all. The dies you used are gorgeous. Just stunning.

kbgirl said...

Oh my! Your projects are gorgeous!! Love the card!

Maggi said...

Wonderful projects Rae, love that mailbox!

Linda Pekrul said...

An incredible piece of art! Love it!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous projects! I adore the mailbox!

Peggy said...

So. I love both of your gorgeous projects, but I'm really drooling over that mailbox, so scrumptiously lift-worthy!!!!!!

misty said...

That mailbox is so gorgeous! So beautifully detailed!

magi giger said...

wow what a beautiful work of art with this mail box and the card love it ... thank you so much for showing us .. hugs magi on my way to the next blog

Vicky Alberto said...

Wow such amazing projects and love your last post too :) Miss you!!!

Karen Young said...

What gorgeous projects! You are so talented

ionabunny said...

Fantastic projects. Fantastic mail box

Heather Thompson said...

I love the Die!!!! such beautiful projects. So much detail! thank you for sharing.

mariangel said...

beautiful proyects awesome dies thanks

ginger jarnagin said...

Rae, love the card, great heart daily, but the mailbox, I know I have one somewhere I moost do one of my one. Love the papers, look familiar.
And those dies.
Your awesome!!

Claire Harrison said...

Oh I love the mail box what a cool idea its come up fantastic :)

Mary W said...

Love your color choice on the mailbox and using those beautiful die cuts.

cghundley said...

Wow! The first
card is wonderful
and the mail box,
well, it's fabulous!
I want one!
Carla from Utah

li-bee-ti said...

Amazing projects! love them both. Your use of the dies is gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Rae I love your projects you did for the blog hop, your mailbox is beyond beautiful!

Tracey Gregory said...

Wow! Such a cool creation for Audra and beautiful card!

Angelica said...

WOW..lost for words here!!! Your projects are amazing but the mailbox.....super gorgeous!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Rae..... I sooooo LOVE that mailbox!!!!! Gorgeous work!