Thursday, July 23, 2015

Take it-Make It.... Artist Trading Block

I have a subscription with the Craft Stamper Magazine...and I get mine delivered before it goes on sale in the shops.
Each month I read it over and over until the pages end up all dog eared,lol...a wealth of information and a free stamp too!
So I was pleased when I saw that they are running a challenge each month.
Julys Challenge is to stamp somewhere on your I made this....An Artist Trading Block and everything on it except for the top embellishments is from one set of stamps.

This is a 3" square cube made from MDF and available from Fernli is beautifully crafted, easy to glue ( I used PVA ) together without any overlaps or gaps...and they make  them in different sizes.

I glued my cube together and left it to dry for an hour, then I covered all 6 sides in black card, you can use any colour, as its just the base layer.
Once I finished doing that I cut 6 squares of white card and inked them up in bright colours....

Using the gorgeous Oxford Impressions set of sewing stamps, I created the backgrounds for all 6 sides, then glued them on to the block.
On some spare card that I had previously inked up, I stamped the elements, the dress form,bodice,etc.... ( dosen't that dressmaker look stern, it's a great photo stamp and is part of the set ))  and then I adhered them to backgrounds on the block.

For the top of the cube,I added a tiny jar of beads, cotton reels,buttons and scissors, as well as 2 brass corners.
For the feet I just glued on 4 mini cotton reels.
So, if you like to stamp...why not pop over to Craft Stamper and enter their challenge this month, you can find it here...


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

REALLy great

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful ATB, Sandra. I loved the colors, great stamping!!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous ATB, Sandra. Love the colours you've used - so different for vintage images. They really zing!

Many thanks for offering to host Tag Along. I can't find an email address for you so if you can do August 20th please email me
(insert the @ sign)
and I'll get back to you.

Deb x

Anonymous said...

Ab Fab
Love this block, yes the dress form does look strict, wouldn't fancy trying to squeeze into that!
Beautifully put together...a winner in my book!
THANKYOU for all the info on stamps etc, gonna pop over to Fernli right now, :-)

Juliz Design Post said...

Love your ATB Sandie.
Julie xo

Anonymous said...

This is quite gorgeous, featuring my favourite stamp company and some of my all time favourite stamps.
Love your use of colour on this ATB.

Ellie Knol said...

Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Jackie said...

Thank you for joining in the craft stamper magazine challenge with your lovely project

Gio said...

Love ATBs and yours is no excpetion! Gorgeous design, stamping and colouring! Thank you for playing with us at TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper :-)

Elina Stromberg said...

This ATB looks amazing! Great stamping, beautiful bold and bright colours and gorgeous details. Great job!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in August! ♥

Linda said...

Fabulous project .... so much detail. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx