Saturday, July 19, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - July - Altered Trading Block

Hello all, welcome back to the blog. For today's post I have been working on the 12 Tags of 2014 for July

Make sure to check out Tim's blog for the awesome tutorial

So for this month's tag I had such a great time making the postcards (remember I'm doing postcards each month?) that I thought, this would make a perfect Artist Trading Block too, there has been an Artist Trading Block Craze lately, thanks to Eileen Hull and Sizzix for making these, they are so fun to play with.
If your curious make sure to check out the Artist On The Block Blog  for some fun and amazing ideas and inspiration

I must say that Tim really put so many techniques into this month's tag and I had such a great time experimenting.

For the background I started with my postcards and they turned out so beautiful, I just love the way the layering of Distress paint and distress inks and up looking like water

I didn't take many photos of my process because Tim explains it all on his site HERE but I did take loads of photos of the finished postcards and Artist Trading Block

For the Top side and back side of my block I used the "Waves" embossing folder and the other sides I used the "bubble" folder

Of course I had to do my postcards as well 

I just really love how these turned out, I think this month is my very favorite of this year's tags so far


  1. What an awesome project!!! I love the cube!!!

  2. I can hear the sea now... Such a great collection of projects

  3. Gorgeous, those colours are fabulous together !
    Corrie x

  4. PINNED!!! LOVE this sea ATB!!! Awesome take on July's tag too!

  5. claudine WOW !! these are so beautiful I love these I wishe you was colser to me to help0 me I never did my block BC i was afraid I would mess it up so I might so it I have a white one and black one I was going to use it as a ten plate .......your tag is always honey

  6. WOW you'v made breathtaking sea feeling, what grandiose art works, I'm excited!
    Big hugs Anja

  7. Gorgeous! I love those colours together and all that beautiful detail!! Not tried a ATC block, mmm interesting, looks like fun :D Gay x