Sunday, 26 January 2014

ATB - Oriental Style


I loved making my Linda Cain, PA, Altered Trading Block yesterday, so much so that I decided to make another today. I made this one slightly bigger. I mixed south pacific with beach hut for the background.


I coloured the squares with tango, pumpkin soup and yellow submarine and stamped the LP oriental images in black archival. This time as the squares are larger, I decided to leave some white space.


I dug out some metal feet, an idea-ology fastener and a large Chinese coin charm.


The feet proved to be too heavy for the box, so I went with the wooden tiles like I'd previously used.


Added some gems, this was done whilst it was flat ie before I assembled the box.


A view from the side.


The coin with the fastener for the lid.


And finally a top view.

Again, love how this came out.

I'm also entering into Artful Times as they have a theme of Oriental ' Year of the Horse, but they have said you don't have to include a horse!!

28 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

i love what you have done with these boxes, the colours are so bright and zingy and obviously i just love the stamos (even though they are oriental)

Deborah said...

Snap! I've made an oriental ATB for my That's Crafty! project tomorrow (but not with Lynne P stamps, as you know - they do look good here though).

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fab box hunni! Love the colour combo. xx

Claire said...

Wow Sam, this is really beautiful! The oriental theme looks great on the box format. Love the coin and fastener on the top too. Claire x

Helen said...

cor, you're on a roll with these, I thought this was the same post come up again in my list, and nearly didn't stop by- glad I did, love this one too - great colour combination.

Darcy UK said...

Fab, I think you were right to use the tiles as feet, they are more in keeping with the oriental theme.

Carol Q said...

stunning colours Sam!

Sandy said...

Oh Sam - you have hit the jackpot with this one! Really wonderful and now you have me wanting to make one. Love it!
Sandy xx

Lin said...

Another great box Sam!! great colour choice with the stamps you've chosen..you've been a bust little bee lol xxx

Alison said...

I love the colours on this one Sam, & the white space was a great idea!
Alison xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

The colours in this look fab Sam I also love the stamps works really well I love the pearls as well really add a nice touch well done. X

Gillian .... said...

GORGEOUS Sam, this colour combo is the biz.xx

Evil Edna said...

really striking. EE

Paula Whittaker said...

looks fab Sam x

chrissies said...

A wonderful box Sam with such fabulous colours and images. Great to have it entered into our challenge at Artful Times

Love Chrissie xx

Linda M. Cain said...

Great Job!!!

butterfly said...

Brilliant Oriental box!
Alison x

julie said...

Wow Sam your oriental box is stunning, a real master piece. Thank you for popping by my blog! Julie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Another stunner!! I love the colours.

massofhair said...

Beautiful colors Sam, enjoying your ATCubes very much. Like what you used for both the feet and the top :) xxx

Lottie said...

Wow these Oriental block are amazing

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Sam. These boxes are fun to do I agree. I love the oriental theme and that's what I was going to do on mine (hence my choice of colours) but I only have one plate of PA oriental stamps which didn't quite work. Yours looks fabulous though and the colours are quite stunning!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Von said...

Stunning box Sam :)
Von ♥

hazel said...

Another fabulous box Sam.
xxx Hazel.

Neet said...

What a fabulous box, and what a clever handle you have made on the top. Love this!
Yeah - I managed to comment.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

Sam this is beautiful, I love the colours and the stamps, and how you've kept some white space xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sam, I don't know how, but I missed this! It is fab, fab, fab! Those orientals are just perfect for it! A brilliant make!And the colours are brilliant! Julie Ann xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliant stuff and I love your choice of colours x

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