Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Shoot for the Moon

Happy hump day everyone.. thanks for coming by.
Today is my day to share at the  Stampotique Designer's Blog
I hope you will stop by and check out my creation for this week.
The new Design Team Challenge this week is all about "Something New", did you get something new for Christmas? If so, we want you to use it in your creation and link it up 

For this creation I used Stampotique Stamps:
Shoot For the Moon - Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Stella - Jo Capper-Sandon
Tenticurl - Jo Capper-Sandon

I wanted to use another of  my ATB's or Artists Trading Blocks and use one for this little box.
This is a new die by Eileen Hull and Sizzix and it's fantastic!! I really love it and they are available HERE if you want to check out the die.
Also, make sure to stop by The Artists On the Block Blog, you can see many fun creations with these

First thing I did was take two colors of my Tim Holtz distress paints and colored my entire block, inside and out. I then took a star stencil and used Archival ink to stencil stars onto my block here and there. I also used my white gel pen to create more starts by just dotting white dots all over the block pieces

I didn't take a photo of this part but I free hand drew a "cloud" in the center of one of the sides of my block. I then took my Xacto knife and cut it out so I could see inside 

I stamped my Stampotique images and colored them with Copic markers, I adhered the "Stella" to the tenticurl stamp with glue

I used some scratch card stock to adhere my gal inside the block in the correct spot. You can see in this photo how I did that so that she would sit perfectly without bending backwards

I then put my block together and added a flower and sentiment to the top portion. I also added a few stick pens with gems

I added a vintage button for the center of the flower

I love the way you can see inside and there are stars all around

A Side View

Thanks for coming by on this Wednesday, take care everyone and have a great day!!!


  1. Oh my word Claudine this is amazing! I have a bit of a star fetish and your project speaks to my star loving soul! Thanks for the ATB shout out you rock! I will feature this star struck block next week and am pinning it to the artists on the block pin board :)


  2. Awww so cool Claudine!!! It looks beautiful. Great idea.

    xx Arwen

  3. Claudine....oh my... What a creative way to use the box die. I do admire your creativity so much. And just adore your background with all the stars. Such a fabolous project ! Thank you for sharing !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  4. Your ATB is so cool Claudine! I love the stars!

  5. What an amazing amount of work went into this project, Claudine! So well worth it in the end! I am glad that you added so many photos here because a single shot just wouldn't do it justice! You were really thinking *inside* the box this time! Mwah!

  6. Love what you have done Claudine

  7. Claudine that is simply stunning! Really adorable! What a great idea as opposed to a card or tag. Thanx for sharing and for the inspiration. I really love it! :)


  8. What a great project. I love the peek inside the box! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. That's absolutely fabulous! Love the whole idea.

  10. Claudine- love how you set the girl on the swirl and surrounded her with stars- so cool! #theATB is so cool- great cutout too!

  11. I tried to leave a comment but not sure where it went. Love this block Claudine! The girl sitting on the swirl is great- you really took #theATB above and beyond- thanks for working with it!