Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Art with Heart: Halloween

The Art with Heart Challenge is a monthly celebration of creativity!  Each month the Inspiration Team will be showcasing our Art with Heart created with Eileen Hull’s innovative Sizzix dies. This month, the theme is Halloween! We invite you to play along with us and share YOUR art with heart!

We want this to be a place for everyone to create, inspire and share.  We would love to see what you can do with Eileen Hull’s fabulous products but this is not a requirement.  Use what ever products your artful “heart” desires.  Art is for everyone so come along and share your Art with Heart!

We want you all to create freely there are no rules here, just a few simple guidelines…

1.Create a new project following the Art with Heart Challenge Theme (however you interpret the theme) OR if you have created something that fits the theme previously create a new post with a photo and link to the original post.
           *This a great way to expose older projects to fresh eyes!

2.Include a link to the current Art with Heart Challenge in your post so others can play along too!

*Buttons and graphics are available for you to display in your sidebar if you would like to help us spread the word :)

3.When linking up your project please include a direct link to your post.

4.You are not required to use Eileen Hull Products in your projects.  However, those who do use Eileen Hull products will be given two entries into the prize draw.

That’s it!  So get going, get creative and share your Art with Heart!

This month, I used Eileen Hull's new Cookie Box Sizzix Die to create a Folk Art Halloween Candy Box. The die is part of her wonderful new Vintage Kitchen line which will be available this December.
I started by cutting my pieces and giving them a coat of pink acrylic paint. When the pink was completely dry, I painted black over the pink. When the black was dry, I used a sanding block to pull off some of the black to reveal the pink underneath. His face was paper pieced with various patterned papers.
Trick or Treat? This Folk Art Scaredy Cat provides both! A hinged piece allows the kitty's face to open up for treats.

Be sure to come back each week on Tuesday to see more creative project ideas from the Inspiration Team and check out the latest entries in the challenge.  There is no shortage of inspiring ideas here so kick back and enjoy a healthy dose of creative inspiration! Yes, there's new inspiration EVERY TUESDAY from designers such as Pam Bray, Anna-Karin Evaldsson, Anne Redfern, Tracy Evans, Lisa Hoel, Donna Braaten-Budzynski, Amy Bowerman, Shelly Hickox, Diana Hetherington, Xenia Meoow Moupasiridou, Rina Gonzales, Evgenia Petzer and myself!

*Art with Heart Challenge Winners will be announced the last Friday of the month. You could be the next winner!

Edited: You can also add your challenge entry to The Sizzix Challenge: Halloween at the Sizzix Blog.


  1. I NEED one of these, so cute Michelle!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. So so fun!!!! I love the details, the wire whiskers, the button eyes, looks amazing!

  3. Ohhhhhhhh this is FABULOUS! I loveeeeeeee those whiskers!!!!!

  4. Michelle, you are so wonderfully talented...this is awesome.

  5. what a fun project Michelle! Love the way you used the die ^.^ so creative

  6. Oh wow!! so very creative, what a lovey treat box :)

  7. This is such a fantastic and inspired way to use the cookie box die Michelle, I love that cat face and those kooky whiskers! Love this! Anne x

  8. HOLY MOLY! This is sooooooo cute!!!!

  9. delightful...love the vintage look of your box...so fun.

  10. Another great paper project Michelle!
    You seem to be able to make whatever it is that your imagination tells you!
    I love it!
    Have a fantastic Sunday!

  11. What a purrrfectly fantastic design! (Sorry I can't help myself when it comes to puns).

  12. Michelle you rocked the cookie box die! I can't wait to get one just so I can make one of these! I love it!

  13. I love your black cat Cookie Box Michelle- especially the wire whiskers. So cute!

  14. It's so darn c....reepy!! :-)

  15. LOL love this cute and funny piece of art <3 So so cool