Saturday, June 28, 2014

From Little Acorns...

Hi folks...I'm sure I'm not the only crafter who starts off with the best intentions in the world and then oops-a-daisy before you know...you're off on an entirely different tangent.  The plan was to have another go at Tim's June Tag...my earlier effort was a quick slam bam thank you ma'am affair but then I stumbled across this bundle of Artist Trading Blocks sent to me by my lovely buddy Anne...
and who would have thought that these die cut strips could turn into such wonderful pieces of art...a real "from little acorns...mighty oaks grow" moment...I had great fun using the technique from Tim's June Watercolour Stencil Tag technique to decorate the panels and then went to town die-cutting Garden Greens and Tattered Florals

thoroughly spritzed the flowers with water before dragging them through a puddle of Dusty Concord Re-inker...scrunched them up and dried with a heat tool...


And with Federer...Nadal...Murray and Djokovic "not without a scary injury moment" through to the next round...Wimbledon is hotting up for another week of great tennis.
Hugs Kath xxx

16 comments:

Dawny P said...

I've got those dies and you've inspired me to get them out cos this is beautimous. Absolutely gorgeous Kath xxx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful Kath, so pretty and just love the flowers x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is so beautiful

rachel said...

stunning ATB Kath - must get this die - they're wonderful xx

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kath. Love it.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

misteejay said...

Oh how pretty. I love the colours and the finished piece is fabulous.

Toni xx

Redanne said...

OH MY GOODNESS Kath, this ATB is absolutely stunning! I love it and am thrilled that you made one. Please, please link this up to Eileen's Art with Heart Challenge for June http://www.eileenhull.com/2014/06/art-with-heart-june-challenge-summer-celebrations.html Eileen loves to see what people do with her fabulous blocks. Love, love, love what you have done. Huge hugs, Anne xx

Irene said...

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!

xx Irene

Jan Moss said...

Hi Kath. This is stunning. You have such a great talent. Thanks for sharing. A newbie. Hugs. Jan. x

Nan G said...

Fab ATB !! You've inspired me to look for these dies now. Enjoy the tennis.

KraftyKaren said...

Very beautiful x

ginny c said...

Very pretty love the colours

butterfly said...

It's delicious, Kath - lovely inkiness on the panelled sides, and the flowers and leaves are perfect!
Alison x

Debbie said...

Wow Kath what a beautifully decorated box.Absolutely stunning.Love the colours and all the lovely panels.Hugs Debbie x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Another incredible creation! So beautiful, I love the shade of purple and your fabulous embellishments.
Rebecca.

Lisa H said...

This is a beautiful ATB! I hope you make many more. ;-)

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