Tuesday, 6 May 2014

May Flowers - Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block

Time for my first DT creation for the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge and this is my first ATB creation, the first of many as these are so addictive! The challenge this month is MAY FLOWERS, simply include something of the floral variety in your projects and link your piece to the Art With Heart Challenge.
I used Eileen Hull's 3D Block Die to create my piece adding Metal Foil Tape around my design which I have embossed with Eileen Hull's Polka Dots and Starflowers Embossing Folder Set, I used the Starflowers in this design.
I began by cutting the the cube from mountboard, cutting two pieces to create the cube. I also cut corresponding squares to decorate each side.
Each square piece has been covered with Metal Foil Tape, embossed with the Starflowers Embossing Folder and then coloured with Sail Boat Blue and Meadow Alcohol Inks.
I die cut a frame from one of the square pieces using Eileen Hull's Decorative Frame and then added one of Tim Holtz vintage images from his Found Relatives which I colour tinted with broken china Distress Marker. I added a word band to the bottom of my design, adding touches of Distress Paint.
Wooden spools have been added to the bottom of my ATB to give some height and to add further interest to the design. Each spool has been coloured with Distress Paint.
Our theme this month is May Flowers so I knew I wanted to add a metal dimensional flower to the top of my design and the Tattered Floral die was perfect for this. I added Metal Foil Tape to thick card and then die cut 9 layers of the flower and then adhered each layer one on top of the other and bent the petals to add life and movement to my design. A charlotte has been added to the centre of the flower, coloured with Distress Paints along with a heart charm.
I decorated one of my other sides with a further vintage image and added a Chitchat sticker, coloured with a touch of Distress Paint.
I also added a further heart charm to the front of the box for further interest and dimension. I can see that I will be making a lot of these pieces as they really are addictive and great fun to make!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my first DT piece for Eileen Hull and feel inspired to join along with our challenge.

Tracy x x



19 comments:

Rita said...

Wow Wow Wow Tracy. I absolutely love your ATB. Love the foil sheets techniques you have used. Thank you for the great tutorial on this. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is just totally stunning and inspirational! I love it and I am really eager now to have a go at something like this! Thank you for the great tutorial! I love the flower on top, the frozen Charlotte, the vintage images! Well, just about everything about it really! Julie Ann xxx

Ana K. said...

Wow Tracy, love this ATB...so very creative!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

WOWZA Tracey, this is just so beautiful! What awesome ART!!

Anna-Karin said...

Wow Tracy, I knew you would do wonders with these dies. Love your ATB! I got to remember to give my next one some feet. Lovely image and beautiful blue metal!

She King said...

Oh Tracy, this is gorgeous. I love it. xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Tracy, absolutely love your ATB! Looks fantastic with that foil technique and I love the aperture with those gorgeous girls looking out too, - brilliant!

carol edwards said...

Hi Tracy well this is a really lovely piece of art. The foil looks gorgeous and the colours are stunning x

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful piece! I love the alcohol inks on the embossed metal. And I LOVE that you then created flowers from the gorgeous foil that you created. Beautiful! And this was your first? I can't wait to see more! :)

Anita Houston said...

FABULOUS Tracy!!! I love the colors and the sheen, and that photo is perfect! Great design and love the challenge!

Eileen Hull said...

It is just fabulous as I knew it would be Tracy :-) It's my favorite color too. Beautiful photo and great tutorial- thanks for rocking the ATB!

Sue said...

This is amazing Tracy, I love the foil and the way you've created your flower. I can't wait till these dies are back in the UK, they are top of my wish list xx

Redanne said...

What an absolutely fabulous ATB Tracy! I love the metal, the embossing, the gorgeous colours and the way you incorporated Tim's embellishments. All done with your usual style and such a great inspiration! Anne xx

butterfly said...

What a fantastic ATB, Tracy - glorious glowing colours and such fab texture. I love the photo of the girls - beautifully inset into the box, and the metallic touches are perfect. Big old wow for the flower on top too - what a brilliant first piece for the DT.
Alison xx

Robin Horasanian said...

I love the idea of using the ATB as a photo frame. This is beautiful!

Meme said...

Tracy-of course I love this! I love everything you do!

The color is one of my favorites! I love the metal embossing, such a great idea. You rocked your first ATB!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, WOW this ATB is STUNNING oh my its go gorgeous, the texture the colors are fantastic, love the little feet, the flower is gorgeous, what a PERFECT creation, thanks for sharing..

Buttons said...

LOVE this to bits Tracy! The colours on the metal foil embossing and framed photos and metal embellishments combine to make this gorgeous. Jenny x

Coco said...

Hi Tracy! I love all your arty production, absolutely fabulous... But this one is just fantastic and so lovely!!!! So couldn't miss to leave you a comment.. :) Enjoy your day! Hugs, Coco xx