Monday, April 06, 2015

Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop Stop by each of these artists blog to see what they have created with Sizzix flower dies!
Mon, April 6 - Jamie Fingal
Tues, April 7 - Nicole Daksiewicz
Wed, April 8 - Leslie Tucker Jenison
Thurs, April 9 - Cindy Cooksey
Fri, April 10 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Sat, April 11 - Sue Bleiweiss
Sun, April 12 - Jessee Maloney
Mon, April 13 -Karin Jordan
I am using the Fabi machine, which is really a Big Shot with a new dress on.  Look at these new cutting mats in pink!  I can see them on my cutting area.  Unlike the clear ones that get lost.
What I like about the Sizzix die cutting system is that all of their dies are designed by quilters, and there isn't much waste.  I can layer 6-7 pieces of pre-fused fabrics to cut the flowers.  For this particular one, I just need these two designs cut out.

Cut flowers in a Spring basket.The text fabric, lime triangles and pink swirl are from my Heart & Soul Sisters line of fabrics by Hoffman Fabrics.
This is a very rough sketch of the flower dies that I used on all of these projects.  If you click on it, you can see it larger.  There is a link to Sizzix in the right sidebar.

A closer look at the flowers.
Narrow art quilt with basket, flowers and birds.

Oh the fun you can have making flowers with layers
Bring in a pair of oxfords that I just don't wear anymore.  I painted them with Liquitex Gesso, which basically seals the original leather, so i can decoupage on the surface

Using Liquitex Matte Medium, I brushed it onto the shoe, then placed the largest flower first, then another layer of matte medium, so on and so forth, until the entire shoe is covered

Then I painted the white green using Liquitex acrylic lime green paint, carefully not to get the paint on the flowers. Note to self - paint the lime green before you decoupage the flowers onto the shoes.  It would have been way easier!

After the shoes are totally dry, I used a Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker, to outline all of the flowers.

I sealed the shoes with Liquitex Gloss Medium, using a fan brush so it wouldn't glob. 

I am so happy with how they turned out.

The three projects made with Sizzix Flower Dies, and bright and fun fabrics.  These are all made by Hoffman Fabrics.


  1. the shoes..fantastic!

  2. So much fun!!!! those shoes!! love!

  3. love the quiltie! but I LOVE those shoes!!!

  4. I cannot tell you how much I love those shoes! I hope you wear them with pride!

  5. Those! Hey, those pink plates are fantastic! I need some of those....
    Great post!

  6. Fun projects! The shoes rock.

  7. Love the art quilts and the shoes. Stunning!

  8. Beautiful, colorful and creative projects.

  9. Fabulous projects!!!

  10. The Shoes are aces! Wow, so creative!

  11. great inspiration! the colors wow!

  12. Would sure be fun to try!

  13. Jamie, Never thought I'd want a Sizzix. You changed that. Beautiful work and love those shoes!

  14. You come up with the coolest ideas !

  15. I love what you did with the dies...would never have thought of some of those takes on them.

  16. Nice touch with the drawn images of the dies! This puts me in the mood to decoupage!! So colorful and fun!

  17. What a great transformation for some old favorite shoes! Thanks for sharing the details of your process, too.

  18. So cute, the shoes are amazing!

  19. I LOVE the shoes. How can you wear them without smiling, joy with every step.

  20. Beautiful projects!! I've been a big fan of Sizzix since I got the red, lever handle machine many years ago!!


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