Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A Patriotic Artist Trading Block

Morning, it's the first of the month which means it is time for our monthly Art With Heart Challenge and this month the challenge is "Red, White and Beautiful" which you can interprete in any way you like. I was feeling patriotic so decided to create an ATB using the Tim Holtz London Sights stamp set.
The front of my ATB has an aperture to showcase my focal image die cut using the Eileen Hull Decorative Frame die and the ATB has been die cut using the fabulous Block/Cube die
Each piece to decorate the sides of my ATB were brayered with Fired Brick Distress Paint, spritzed with water and then touches of Faded Jeans brayered lightly over the top. I then flicked Picket Fence Distress Paint onto the top.
Touches of background stamping have been added to the front of the block using the background stamp from Tim Holtz Classics 9 stamp set and Vermillion Archival Ink.  I also included a 'patriotic' Chitchat sticker for added interest along with an earring embellishment and LONDON stamped onto shrink plastic. The side of my ATB has been stamped with the Big Ben image and postage stamp background stamps.
I have included the Union Jack on this side along with LONDON stamped onto shrink plastic once again, and I added a few more splatters of Picket Fence paint.
LONDON has been stamped randomly around the background on this side and then stamped once again and bent at the ends to give dimension to the sentiment.
Red, white and blue rosettes have been included, stamping the centre of each rosette with the postage stamp. I have also included some ribbon coloured with Distress Ink and a further 'patriotic' Chitchat sticker. I have also added a heart earring embellishment for added interest.
The top of my ATB has Big Ben stamped in black Archival Ink, touches of background stamping, Chitchat stickers and a small earring Big Ben charm.
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We would all love to see you join in our challenge this month. The Art With Heart Challenge is a monthly celebration of creativity! Each month the Inspiration Team showcase their art created with Eileen Hull's innovative Sizzix dies and we invite you along to join us and share YOUR art with heart! We would love to see what you can do with Eileen Hull's fabulous products but this is NOT a requirement to enter the challenge, use whatever products inspire you. Simply link your projects HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


17 comments:

Cath said...

Stunning creation Tracy. Love it xxxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Really great red white and blue creation! X

Claudine Criner said...

Beautiful red, white and blue. I love what you did with the sticks and banners, nicely done!!

Carol Q said...

very patriotic and great fun Tracy!

Marci said...

Love it!

Coco said...

Another wonderful ATB Tracy!! Coco xx

Anita Houston said...

FABULOUS!!!! Love this Tracy! The images, the colors, the pullies...all awesome!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh this is brilliant Tracy!! Love the brayered background and so many clever touches on this ATB, stunning!!!

Redanne said...

This is fabulous Tracy (great minds...). I love the London theme and you have used such beautiful colours and the rosettes are a fantastic touch too! Hugs, Anne xx

hazel said...

A brilliant ATB Tracy - fabulous colours.
xxx Hazel.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous creation Tracey.xxx

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh...this is fantastic Tracy!! x

Annie said...

What a wonderful project Tracy. I love your ATB and the design/layout you have created
TFS Annie x

Eileen Hull said...

Tracy you nailed it once again! This ATB is stunning- I love the colors and extras from the rosettes down to the Big Ben charm. You always get it just right. Thanks for being on our team!

Meme said...

Tracy I love your ATB! You did a fantastic job! As ALWAYS!

Noreen said...

Awesome project! I love the vintage colors!

Noreen at craftyjournal.com

butterfly said...

Love how you managed to be both bright and grungy - the perfect tribute to London! Another terrific ATB, Tracy - wow!
Alison xx