hello everyone!! diana here again with my latest  Art on the Block piece!!

i must say i am a little or a lot addicted to them  but i have to say i was warned prior to even getting my hands on them that i would be there are so very many things one can do with them. you so need to check them out here (http://theartistsontheblock on the Artist on the Block page as well as the many many examples shown here (http://www NULL.pinterest on Eileen Hull’s pinterest page and of course here (http://www NULL.pinterest on Sizzix page

so on to my creation this month.

i started out using one of my Sizzix movers and shapers (http://www NULL.sizzix Tim Holtz design dies, family and cut it out of a piece of mat board. i had a bit of issue with it but a quick email and figured it was probably just from the layering of the mat board so i was a little gentler and it seemed to work.

so i coated it in tattered rose and picket fence crackle paint and set it aside to dry

sizzix movers and shakers for tim holtz die family


i love all the cracks!! so antiquish!! (yes probably not a word but you know what i mean right!)

distress crackle paint

distress crack paint family

next it was time to do some stamping. i tried to think of all the words for ‘family’ i could come up with an i stamped away using black archival ink. i then used a bit of tea dye distress ink on my blocks and then did a quick cover of utee

ATB antiqued with tea dye



i of course ended up getting lost in the whole process.

i know i used Eileen’s Trinity’s (http://www NULL.sizzix flower die by Sizzix which i inked and crumbled and inked again prior to attaching to the top of the ATBtell your story

i also used some rub ons from tim holtz which i put under one of the drawer pullstrinity flower - sizzix

i used some crinkle ribbon which i dyed using some distress reindeersfamily block

and added a bit of tulle and twine to complete my flowertulle and twine marriage

i love how this project turned out. it is going to look perfect along side my other ATB’scrackle paint love

i figure i can do a whole shelf of them with candles to light up my art roomatb family

the lid is easily removed by using the drawer pull to place a battery operated tea light insidetell your story

one can always place the lid to the side i guess!!!
trinity flower close up

i love how this turned out!!family love

for more amazing Artist Trading Block creations be sure to stop by The Artist on the Block (http://theartistsontheblock And don’t forget that this month Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull challenge is “Anything Goes”! Share with us your art for a chance to win a die of your choice from the brand new Eileen Hull Sizzix collection Vintage Kitchen (http://www NULL.ellison when it is released in December

vintage collection by Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull’s Vintage Kitchen – Sizzix

i  have some extremely exiting news to share with you today. being a part of the ATB Design team ( http://wp we were given the privilege of playing, i mean working, with the new release by  Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull  due out in December of this year.

the  Vintage Kitchen (http://www NULL.ellison collection has  16 new dies to make a variety of different items. i was given the opportunity to play with the following three.

the loaf pan (http://www NULL.ellison which i chose to create a pin cushion.

loaf pan - vintage collection by Eileen Hull

canister (http://www NULL.ellison which i created a nice tea light holder for my kitchen
cannister - vintage collection by Eileen Hull

and last but not least i was given the opportunity to play with the oven (http://www NULL.ellison which i absolutely love and even added a little mini book which i created.

Vintage collection by Eileen Hull

Have an Artist Trading Block or other creations you’d like to share? Be sure to stop by the Art with Heart Challenge (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) and link up…our challenge this month is “Anything Goes” and the winner will receive a die of their choice from Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix Collection “Vintage Kitchen” when it’s released.


moon & stars

found treasures

as i was cleaning up and sorting my room, yes again, but this time to pack it away… i found some art journal pages that i believe i haven’t shared on my site so i thought i would show you a few of them.
thought changes

angels in the sky

moon & stars

fill your heart


a good cry

if you follow me on instagram you may have seen sneaks of a few of them. i have not a clue what exactly was used on any of them but i am sure an array of goodness and a lot of heart and soul!

thanks for stopping by



TTT – August

well i made a decision that i simply can not wait until the perfect moment to sit down and create my tag each month for the 12 tags of 2014 (http://timholtz challenge that tim puts on…i await each month for the 1st to see what wonders he has created to only not take the time to more i say!

now i couldn’t do/use the same products that tim showed as i have packed most of my art room up in preparation for selling.. the house, not the art supplies!!

so i made a few substitutions.

i tried using what tissue tape i had but it didn’t work with the stamp i wanted to use so instead i used a torn piece of tissue paper
i had also packed away all my distress stains, except for tarnished bronze i believe, so instead used distress re-inkers and lots of water


so this wasn’t working, the stamp i mean, so that is why i used the tissue for my final submission


but i love that when using the re-inkers i had enough to do my first tag and second tag and even enough to have a  mop up tag!

sewing on my tag

i love sewing on my tags!! i am not sure why i don’t do it more !!

so here is my final tag. i am so very very happy how it turned out!!

i used some tim stamps as well as one of Dina’s (http://dinastamps NULL.typepad!! i absolutely love all of them!

to see all the steps do step on over to Tim’s (http://timholtz site and watch and follow along with his challenge!!
i think one of my favourite parts of this month was using the distress embossing powder to simulate rust!! loved learning / seeing ways to use my ‘tools’ in a different way

have fun!!


frozen chariot of love

hello everyone!! today i am here to show you a little something i created for the Artist on the Block. i am suppose to be in the middle of packing up the rooms and preparing to sell but i just couldn’t not finish this cute little treasure box.

i started out using some old packaging, a texture fade and the my ATB die. i ran it through the vagabond and started to assemble.
i loved how it turned out!!

i decided i wanted the edges to look like i soldered them but didn’t want to use the melt pot  because was unsure of well plastic in hot powder, so instead out came a sheet of metal from vintaj and started placing it around the outside edges..


i later took this off and used Tim’s industrious stickers which i hot glued to the edges.

so as much as i loved how this was turning out i just knew it needed a little bit of colour so what to do…..

well out came some recycled plastic packaging and my alcohol inks (which i am not sure of what colours as they are packed…) i played a bit trying to decide just what i wanted to create..what did i want to have that pop of colour. and what did  i find but a piece of square plastic i saved from yet another package of goodies. once dripped onto this piece i used my can of air and spread the inks around until i was satisfied on how they turned out.









then this is where i lost myself. i so wish i would have remembered to stop and take pictures but once again i got caught up in the whole process and didn’t stop til the end.

i did however remember to stop to take a picture of the stand i was going to place my chariot on

it is one of the largest fragment pieces which i drilled a hole into each corner and place these fantastic wheels into








so here are some close ups of my wonderful chariot of love.

another picture which i of course forgot to take was once again i used mirrored sheets and placed one on the inside bottom and one on the outside top. i wanted the alcohol inked piece to reflect both inside and outside of my chariot



i love the reflection from the bottom side of the cover.


i even used alcohol inks to colour my frozen charlotte doll!! and a piece of tinsel for her crown!



one’s chariot needs to match right!!!!!yumminess
IMG_2624i love the view from above and how tim’s little hinges are perfect to allow me to open and view her


thanks for stopping by today. i hope you have enjoyed this month’s project!!!


if you have any questions please do shoot me an email!

would you like the chance to win a really cool sizzix  prize…. of course you do and all you need to do is a have a bit of HEART. head on over to Art with a Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) and play along with the next theme starting August 5th that Eileen and the gang have going on!

if you like the idea of the blocks you so need to check out the following links to see what other wonderful things we have going on. we are everywhere so do give us a like and spread the word!!!

The Artists on the Block  – (http://theartistsontheblock

ATB Facebook -

The ATB Twitter-

The ATB Pinterest-

also stay tuned and close to all the above sites as we help celebrate the new releases that  Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull just announced!!!


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