So I have noticed that there are several artists out there doing some steampunk type Artist Trading Blocks (a Sizzix Die by Eileen Hull) and that has really inspired me to do one myself, I mean, I love Artist Trading Blocks or ATBs and I love Steampunk!! It's a match made in craft heaven!!
If you go to the artist trading block site you can see several ideas and get tons of inspiration there...
and make sure to check out Amy Bowerman's Site Plucking Daisies - She is doing a Eileen Hull Inspiration Team Call
For this ATB, I wanted to make something really special for my daughter for her 16th birthday. So this Artist Trading Block is going to be her 3D card from me... This one is going to be open and have flowers and butterflies coming out... I hope she likes it
This is going to be a photo heavy post - sorry
I did this really cool riveting technique that I learned from the fabulous Tim Holtz. I took a class of his a little over a year ago in Maryland and this technique was awesome. I have loved it ever since...
I added a Soda Pop tab to the lid of the box to act as a opener
In this photo you can see some of the riveting and also the top
I colored them both with alcohol inks
I also added some Tim Holtz metal numbers to the lid and colored those as well
Here are some photos of my finished Artist Trading Block
I added watch pieces that a friend of mine sent to me, I used some metal mesh for the center of some of the flowers, I used gear dies (by Tim Holtz) and watch parts, old buttons, this was so fun to put together
I found this new challenge site called A Vintage Journey and the theme is "Tim Holtz" so I decided to link this one up for the challenge.
Thanks again for coming by, I hope you enjoyed my Steampunk ATB.
Stay warm and don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend!!! Ha!!