Thursday, 4 December 2014

Rustic ATB for Katzelkraft

It's time for a new challenge with Katzelkraft and this time around the theme is CHRISTMAS.
I decided to create an ATB using Eileen Hull's fabulous Block/Cube die which I have decorated using Katzelkraft's Geometric Ornament stamp.
The ATB itself is cut from mountboard and I have then added kraft card to each side. Two of the sides I have stamped with the Geometric Ornament using Potting Soil Archival Ink and then added white highlights with a white pen. I have also added stencilled stars in the background using Adirondack Snowcap Ink.
The top has been decorated with Tim Holtz Prancing Deer die, adding several layers together so that the deer stands proudly on the top. I have coloured the deer with Distress Inks and added background stamping to its body using the Geometric Bauble stamp and Snowcap Ink. For definition I have also added touches of Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.
I love how the touches of white make the bauble pop against the kraft backdrop. I have also included Chitchat stickers and die cut a mini tab to add to the top edge stamped with 25 and Winter text.
On the opposite sides I have white embossed the Geometric Bauble and added highlights with a brown pitt pen. I have added stencilled stars to the background using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I die cut a mini tag, added shading to the tag with Distress Ink and added a Chitchat sticker to the top for added interest along with natural twine.
I have added Snow-Tex to the top of the box embedding mini pine cones into the snow along with a min tab. I have also included some stencilled stars to the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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14 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Tracy, this is amazing! I love everything about your gorgeous box! Great job making your reindeer look 3d and the snow looks so real! Love the neutrals and your ornament stamp! What a great holiday make! hugs :)

Rita said...

How fantastic is this Tracy. You are unbelievable, the creations you make are always stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! He looks so handsome on top of the ATB and the snow is brilliant!

massofhair said...

BEST Christmas ATB I've ever seen Tracy, am in love with your simple and very dimensional creation. I do hope it will have pride of place in your home, it is glorious :-) xxx

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous ATB, love the reindeer in the snow....so very cool

Eileen Hull said...

Tracy, love that stamp and how it is highlighted in white/brown with the pen- good tip! The color scheme is great!

Julia Aston said...

How beautiful in the browns - love the stampings and that gorgeous thick deer on top!

Redanne said...

I don't think I can express how much I love this gorgeous creation Tracy! I love the 3D deer and the stamping on the box is just beautiful - love your highlighting too... as for the snow, it looks so realistic. Beautiful, just beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

Anita Houston said...

Love love love Tracy! The deer is mega awesome!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! What an elegant and beautiful project! I feel like I need that block die! Thanks for the enabling!

Karen D. said...

how pretty...

Lisa H said...

This is an awesome ATB!

Coco said...

This is a fabulous ATB Tracy, wanted to tell you it again on your blog... I LOVE this project for Katzelkraft, like all the ones you do with this fantastic baubbles! Hugs Coco xxx

butterfly said...

I could have sworn I commented on this! - A brilliant ATB - he looks magnificent standing up there so proudly, and the baubles are beautiful in both colourways. Love the snowy pine cones too!
Alison xx