Saturday, 4 April 2015

Limor Circles ATB

Hi all, another blog post from me today. I created this a while ago and realised I haven't blogged it yet, ooopppsss. So here it is... This is a ATB - or Artist Trading Block. Similar to ATC's (Artist Trading Card) but a 3D version. I have played with ATC's before and have done a few swaps with other artists and have always loved what I have received. 

But.... I'm an 8 x 8 girl!! I love a big square surface to work on. So the size of the ATC took a bit of getting used to. So I though an ATB with bigger surfaces to work on was a fab idea. 

I decided to used the Limor Circles stamp set from IndigoBlu for this project as there are loads of different designs of circles to choose from and in different sizes. 

I first cute my cube base from a piece of linen A3 cardstock. I then cut 6 squares approx 3" for each face of the cube. 

I chose a selection of blue distress inks to play with ranging from faded jeans to peacock feathers. And started stamping.....

I lined all the 6 square pieces up and as randomly as possible, started stamping. I wanted to create a similar design for each square but in a random style. So each square had all the same stamps but not necessarily in the same place.

I then used the large and medium target stamp on each square and added white and black embossing powder. 

On the cube base, I stamped the net circle from the Limor Circles down each folded edge with FlitterGlu and added IndigoBlu Mega Flakes.

I then stuck each square to each side of the cube and then constructed it in to a 3D cube. 

Thanks for popping by.... 
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Toodles for now.... 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


Hi all, welcome to another challenge over at Altered Eclectics. This month I have altered a mini set of wooden drawers using the gorgeous new papers from IndigoBlu.

These new papers show a stunning selection of vintage images and are such good quality you can play about with a whole range of different techniques with them. 

For this challenge I decided to use the papers in a simple way just by cutting pieces to cover the sides and front of the drawers. I then painted over the top of the whole thing using a watered down cocoa brown colour. 
I then added some embellishments to decorate and added gilding flakes on the drawer knobs. 

Thanks for popping by.... hope to see you over at the challenge. Join in here....

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges...

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - April Challenge

ECLECTIC ELLAPU - April Showers/Spring

Hi all, April already!!! And the bad weather had definitely been showing its face....  

This months challenge theme was April Showers/Spring. Join in with the challenge here.

For this challenge I decided to alter a wooden birdy box.

I first painted the box then decoupaged some stamped images over the top and painted them with distress ink, then added some 3D pieces to decorate.

Thanks for popping by....