Have you heard about the new dies Eileen Hull has designed for Sizzix? They’re called ATBs (Artist Trading Blocks). Unlike tags and ATCs, Artist Trading Blocks allow you make 3-D creations. With Eileen Hull’s (soon to be released) Scoreboards Block dies you can showcase your creative side inside and out on an ATB! These blocks come in multiple sizes and are fun to mix and match. Today the StencilGirl Design Team is working with the largest of the ATB dies, which measures 3″ square.
I went with bright colors and used four (hopefully inspiring!) words spelled out with black Thickers alphabet letters.
I started by coloring my panels with Ranger’s Distress Inks and Archival Inks, and used two of MaryBeth Shaw’s StencilGirl stencils. I’m saving that smaller set of ATBs for another day.
I kept on stenciling, using two of my favorites designed by Michelle Ward.
I used Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die (this is the original one, but he’s just released a huge one that looks fantastic for larger projects), and inked each one to coordinate with the ATB panels. That stencil is from StencilGirl’s monthly StencilClub.
I pierced my flowers and added a decorate brad, but adhered them to the ATB with heavy gel medium.
Here’s my flower, and a closer look at one side of the box.
The Artist on the Block website as well as the Artists on the Block Facebook Page will have lots of inspiration. Here’s the order for the Blog Hop, and you bet prizes will be available! The more comments you leave on individual blogs, the greater your chances of winning.
Marjie Kemper (you are here)
Mary C. Nasser (visit Mary next)