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Fall Harvest ATB

it is by far my favourite season… i love them all for their own individual reasons but fall i feel right in my core…

for this months ATB challenge over at the Art with Heart challenge is a theme of Fall back. there have been some spectacular projects before mine…truly spectacular so i hope you do take a moment to hop on over there and take a boo at them

for mine i kept it quite simple.
i started out by colouring some ribbon with distress inks
distress mini's

i used a Tim Holtz texture fade and one of his Stamper Anonymous reflection stamps and ran each mat board piece through my vagabond
texture fade and reflections stamp

then i used the Harlequin stencil and added a bit of walnut stain to the ATB
tim holtz harlequin stencil

loved where it was going so then decided that i needed to add a bit of smoothness so added some distress embossing ink and clear embossing powder to my ATB by placing my stencil over top the walnut stained bits and embossed only the broken china bits along with my pumpkins

using clear embossing powderembossing powder and distress ink

yes.. happy happy happy with that.

now it was time to put it all together. i wanted to be able to close it and open it with ease so i grabbed myself one of the elastics, added a bauble and tada!!
fall harest crinkle ribbon colourswalnut stain and broken chinaIMG_3495

the only thing left to do was to add a bit of tissue paper to the insides. i am planning on adding a nice fall cupcake and handing this out as a little token of friendship…. will post pics later !!!

tim holtz postal tissue wrap paperwell that is it for my ATB for now.  Remember to stop by The Artists on the Block (http://theartistsontheblock Blog to see other inspiring projects. Also be sure and stop by the Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.html) Fall Back Challenge for more Inspiration and to participate in the challenge! So get over there and link up one of your creations for a chance to win a Sizzix prize pack!


layered dragonfly love

hello everyone! i am just here for a quick minute to let you know i have a new posting up over at Art Anthology (http://artanthologyinc
i really enjoyed the whole process of the layering and creating this canvas. here is a sneak of the finished. do jump over and take a boo at the process!
tim holtz dragon fly

and so speaking of sneak peaks here is another project which i used the layered dragonfly (http://timholtz that i have attached to a project for October! i absolutely LOVE how it turned out…

i am hoping to be back with a tutorial on how i created this dragonfly later on this month!
until next time…


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

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.


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!!!