Tuesday, 4 February 2014

ATB - Love theme


Having looked around a few challenge posts, the theme for February seems to be moving towards 'love' what with valentines and the like, so I decided to have a go at another ATB. So after measuring, cutting and scoring, I started by colouring some packaging with a mix of barn door, festive berries and seedless preserve distress paints. For some reason after this photo they went a bit orangey as opposed to the true colours as above.


I stamped the edges of each panel with PA minis, flourishes, script and splodges in black archival ink.


I decided to use the same type of feet for the base as they are very stable and easy to attach!!


And the rest of the sides.




For the top I dyed a piece of white lace with festive berries distress stain and added a couple of small chipboard hearts.


I used little black dress and blood orange fresco to colour the Sizzix chipboard heart, covered it in a layer of rock candy crackle paste. Added a piece of hessian, tulle, a glittered heart brad and a couple of eyelets.


Wooden heart coloured with metallic distress paints and stamped in little black dress fresco.


Heart covered in a layer of rich red ranger embossing powder, then a coat of pomegranate wow powders. Wings embossed, painted in little black dress and ruby TG rubbed over the raised areas.


Two hearts mounted on a piece of black tulle and ric rac. Hearts painted in blood orange and little black dress. Two gems from Hobby House from the ruby mix selection added to smaller heart.

So the challenges I would like to enter are - 
Arty Inklings - love theme, dimensional and some stamping
Hobby House - anything goes but at least 1 item from Hobby House
ABAC - Tic Tac Toe - choose a line - I have used all items except #6
Simon Says Stamp Monday - love notes

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Oooooh I got featured here



24 comments:

Anita Abercrombie said...

Love it!! Really like the little bits of fabric and lace. Like the orangey colour best even if it is wrong lol xx

Lin said...

Sam this is lovely!!loads to look at with all the different hearts..nice piece xx

massofhair said...

Beautiful Block Sam great colours and shapes :-) xxx

butterfly said...

Love all those hearts and textures and variations on a stamping theme with all the text. Fabulous. I love the orangey tint in the photos - some things are just meant to be, I guess!
Alison x

Deborah said...

I HEART your ATB, Sam. It fits the Valentine vibe without being too Valentiney (if that makes sense).

Alison said...

It's brilliant! xxx

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous ATB - love all the different hearts and the colour combo is lush. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this month.

chrissies said...

This is a really special piece Sam and such a rich colour.

Love Chrissie x

Kate at the Hobby House said...

oh Sam how lush is this gorgeous depth and detail again on your super work and love the piece, thank you for mentioning our Hobby House product and joining in with us in the challenge, hope your well
Hugs Kate xx

All mixed up maz said...

loving your box sam xx

Buttons said...

What a fantastic ATB Sam! Impressed that you are cutting these by hand and the hearts looks super here. Jenny x

Helen said...

Fantastic, Sam!! Love each side of your cube, they al look just fab.

Sid said...

This is fab Sam !!

Rupa S said...

Beautiful box, love the different hearts and the textures.

Marianne said...

Lovely box Sam.
xxx Marianne

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, I love the fabric and the ric rac xx

hazel said...

This is a fabulous ATB Sam.
xxx Hazel.

Julia S-W said...

Hi Sam. I had to think about ATB for a minute - can you believe it??!! Anyway, I love what you've done with your block. It's not too much of a Valentine piece (if you know what I mean) yet you still capture the essence of it all. Love all the layers of stamping that link all the faces together.
Hugs, Julia xx
(Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card for our tic tac toe Challenge. Julia x)

craftimamma said...

Smashing ATB Sam and I love all the different ways you've added interest to all the hearts. Lovely alternative from a card for Valentine's.

I made another ATB with Izzy this week but I forgot to take any pics & it's now gone home with her, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous ATB! Each side is so special and the hearts are wonderful. Love the feet. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

barbarayaya62 said...

Beautiful Atb!!!! Your hearts are so bright, and each sid is full of details! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! BArbarayaya

Becky Garrison said...

Oh my word!!! I have apparently been living under a rock, because I had never heard of an ATB ... ATC's, yes, but never ATB's. Thank you for introducing me to something new! And thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card ... your project is lovely!!! Becky (DT)

Margaret said...

This is fantastic! I love the rich colors and how awesome that you used almost every square on the board!! I really need to try making one of these! Thanks so much again for joining us at ABAC!

diane hasthorpe said...

Great take on our tic-tac-toe challenge. Loved your ATB; such a great way to show off your art on multiple sides. Beautiful rich colours and textures. Thank you for playing with us at ABAC. Cheers, Di

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