Saturday, 25 January 2014

Altered Trading Block - ATB


The new ATC is an ATB as introduced by the wonderful Linda Cain over on the PA Blog. You can actually buy a Sizzix die for the boxes but I just made my own. Coloured them in a mix of blood orange and tango.  The squares are coloured with lime light, hey pesto and zesty zing.


I stamped the LP images and TH scroll in black archival onto the squares.  Once dry I gave them a dash of colour with orange and red posca pens, followed by the white for the cheeks. I edged them in black.


Now to the decs and feet.  I decided to use some wooden tiles, a clock face and a knob.


I coloured the sides of the wooden tiles black to make the feet.


Box assembled with feet and knob.


Another of the sides.


And another.


A view of a couple of the sides.


And from the other side.


The next.


And the last.


The top.


And finally the top angled to show one of the sides.

Considering they are hand measured and hand scored the two pieces fitted together perfectly and I had great fun with them.

20 comments:

Deborah said...

Wow, Sam. I'd never have known that wasn't the die! And I love how you've decorated it too - so cool.

Jacqui Hall said...

Fab! Looks great and a great feat of construction! I'm crap at measuring and cutting to make them fit lol

Helen said...

Wow, Sam this looks incredible - very clever and well measured to make your own so perfectly! I love the stamping and your decorations.

Sid said...

Looks great Sam !!

Linda M. Cain said...

Great job Sam!

jojo79 said...

Wow that is beautiful, love it. Great measuring as well Jo x

butterfly said...

Ah, ha... I thought it wouldn't be long... Fantastic on every side!!
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is terrific! My measuring skills are on a level with Jax, I think. I would need the die definitely! I am totally in awe of what you've done here! Julie Ann xx

massofhair said...

Fantastic job Sam! I'll be doing the same, cutting my own. Love your colours & images looks stunning:-) xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, sam, love that you cut your own and great colouring!

Lucy X

Marianne said...

Really wonderful Sam!!
xxx Marianne

Deborah Wainwright said...

Very well done Sam love your choice of colours and stamps. Excellent xx

Darcy UK said...

Really well done Sam.Good to see you making your own box instead of buying the die.

Lin said...

Loving your box Sam..great colour combinations and stamps!!The posca pens finish it off nicely xx

chrissies said...

Stunning box Sam-it looks so well made and strong

Love Chrissie x

hazel said...

Wow! Sam this is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Alison said...

This is so cool! Looks great Sam! xxx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Just gorgeous, and your measuring and cutting skills are very impressive!

Carol Q said...

I was seriously taken with Linda's box Sam and you've done a fab job creating your own without the die. The only problem with these is that they'll be such a pain to post unless you make them as a flat pack to make at the other end!

isisimaginings.com said...

Sam, that looks wonderful, I love it!!!

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