Sunday, 21 September 2014

Artist trading block by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters, this is Titbelsoeur on board today !

Question : What do you do if you want to test the ATB technique, AND use these awesome new stamps from the Artistic Stamper ?

Answer : very easy ! 

You cut 6 equal pieces in a cardboard (mine are 15x15 cm) and adjust them together to make a dice :

you cover the edges with newspaper sheets :

add gesso randomly :

and distress them with walnut stain :

When the dice is done, I cut 2 scrapbooking sheets into 4 and distressed all backs and edges of 6 from them :

Then I stamped this paper (that will be on the top of the block) here and there with Florence's Flowers stamp :

On the 4 other sheets I stamped a single big one of some other Debbie Cotton stamps :

and here is my block :

To decorate the top of the block, I added some little things like cogs, a fridge lamp, a car key and key holder, a dried rose, and....

 this flower I am very proud of, though it was very easy to make : 5 circles cut in an old pair of jeans, pinched with just a stitch, then gathered with a few stitches, ribbon, lace and a big wooden button...

Don't forget that every month we have a challenge and this month it is 
Autumn colours
You find out how to join in here

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Always waiting for your comments !
A tout bientôt !


Juliz Design Post said...

What a great idea and love how you have stamped, shaded and given your box a real shabby feel. Great looking stamps.
Julie x

Rupa S said...

Love this shabby, grungy, vintage, god all in one, ATB!

c.szyba said...

je viens d'aller le voir en entier, tu peux être fiérote du tout , j'adore les tampons qu'il y a sur ce dés, A+, Pitchoune

Astrid Maclean said...

What a wonderful block Tit! Love the shabby feel of it and great use of those stamps! Really like how you did the top of the box too!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely ATB with all gorgeous stamping, Tit.Love how you have recycled the box for making this, brilliant!!

Coco said...

Ah ah ah c'est super, bravo titbelsoeur!! :D Et c'est vrai que ta fleur en jean est superbe. Un très bel ATB entièrement fait main.
A great entirely hand-made ATB, love the stamps and the flower,congrats to titbelsoeur! Coco x

mamablitger said...

Doh wow what a great idea to recycle an old box this way. Lovely result !! Love the distressed look. And your flower made of old jeans is gorgeous. I will remember to try that too.
Thanks for sharing your art.
Hugs from Monica.. Spain

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's great, I love the denim flower.

Sid said...

Great shabby project !!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic project Tit! I love your denim flower!
Alison xxx

Dee Adams said...

Hi tit! love your ATB your denim flower is lovely, a really good project in recycling. Dee x