Sunday, August 10, 2014

WE HAVE A WINNER!! Southernbubbles, drop me an e-mail and I'll send you Little Red!

I made this fun, over sized ATB (artist trading block) with some great supplies from Alpha Stamps.

































 
The block itself is a scrap piece of maple McGyver had kicking around his workshop. Overall, the piece is about 9" x 5.5" counting all the branchy bits sticking out. Most of the rest of the supplies used are from Alpha Stamps including the very cool Creepy Chipboard Tree Cut-Outs.

































To achieve the texture on the tree, I first sealed it with some matte medium. After it dried, I inked the tree up using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a 'leather' Copic marker from the Madonna of the Birds Set.
After those dried, I laid on a really thick coat of matte medium and then dabbed at it with a sponge brush to get the rough, bumpy texture. I worked both sides of the tree, but allowed lots of drying time before I flipped the tree over to work on the opposite side.
Pretty easy and straight forward, but the effect is neat.
I also used the same Copic marker to color/stain the Candlestick Holder (the base) and the 1 Inch Wide Wooden Finial (on the top).

























The collage images I used were the Red Riding Hood #1 Collage Sheet and Red Riding Hood #3 Collage Sheet.
I also used the Copic Sketch Marker Lipstick Red to punch up the reds in both images. I love this red...it's so lush.

The rest of the supplies I used are listed below:
1/2" Red Paper Roses
Double Dot Vinatge Turquoise Scrapbook Paper (similar to Double Dot Vintage Ocean Scrapbook Paper)
Double Dot Vintage Chocolate Scrapbook Paper (similar to Double Dot Vintage Gingerbread Scrapbook Paper)
Black Zig Zag Dresden Border
Thin Fleur Dresden Borders Black
Brass flower (similar to 7mm Flower Washers)

Additional Supplies:
Golden Matte Medium
Brass filigree flowers
Block of wood approx. 4" x 5.5"

I'm giving this piece away!

 





























All you have to do is join this site or leave a comment. I'll be picking a winner out of the (metaphoric) hat on Saturday, August 9th.
 Note: I'll ship this for free, but only within the USA. International shipping costs will apply.


































Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Pam Pedersen said...

Oh my goodness! It is beautiful and creepy! I love it!

Leslie G said...

I would be honored to have this! I love Little Red Riding Hood. I think I need that marker too...going to buy it now. Thanks for sharing!

Chiller Giller said...

Oh, this is so awesome! It's so nice of you to give it away. I love all your items and try to imitate, but you are indeed a master.

Prunella O'Bella said...

ooooh I really think it's quite fab and would look lovely on my mantle!

sheilaAR said...

Wow, this piece is gorgeous! The colors are so vivid and rich. I am a Red Riding Hood fan also and would be thrilled to give her a home. Thanks for your generosity!! xo

Jennie said...

Love it! Beautifully done dear. :-)

Jessica Kimes said...

Your ATB is absolutely wonderful. I love all the details. Making ATB's are on my long list of crafts to try :)

3greenraincats said...

A fabulous piece of art. I am in love with the creepy tree!

steffi said...

Wow! Stunning ATB - love it :-) thonk using a candlestick for the base is brilliant.

massofhair said...

That is one AWESOME ATB, love the theme and all the hard work you have put into creating it :-) xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome!! I am a new blog follower via email and LOVE this awesome ATB! Would proudly display it if I was the lucky winner! Thank you for the chance to be able to!

traci said...

As always you are one creative gal. I love your ATB design-too cute. You are such a inspiration!

Almond said...

Such wonderful artistic vision....love this!

Connie L said...

Best use of that collage sheet EVER!

Della said...

This would look fabulous in my home! very nicely done!

Anneke said...

Beautiful and extraordinary! I love it, I pinned it, I want it, thanks for the tutorial!

Kate said...

as a collector of Red Riding Hood "stuff" of all sorts, you can imagine how exciting it would be to receive your wonderful piece of art!

smcnesby said...

loved!pinned!

Kristin said...

Love this! Your choice of colors is awesome.

Laura Turner said...

I just joined your site because I so admired your artistry and craftsmanship. It was only after I was mentally deconstructing it so that I could recreate it that I realized you were doing a GIVEAWAY!!!!! WOW! I would love to win your beautiful work. Love all the special touches. Bravo!

Jeanne Draachreider said...

Hi Lora -
Don't put me in for the giveaway...though I'd love to have it for sure! Just wanted to pop in and tell you I love your ATB and the way you texturized and colored your tree. Love it!

Ivy said...

Love, love, love this! Red Riding Hood is a personal favourite. The block is amazing and so original, and love the artwork!

Ivy said...

joined your site too as it is so wonderful!

SoKat said...

Brilliant, just brilliant. Now if I could only stop singing that song..

Bonnie Bird said...

Ok, so now I have that song running through the cobwebs of my head, too! what a great project idea! And, i think this would look great on my mantle!!

Sande said...

I just stumbled onto your blog a few other blogs. Your work is simply amazing. I am in awe.
I can't believe you would even part ways with this creation but one of us will be lucky enough to give a a home and cherish it forever.
I joined your blog and can't wait to see what new creations you have in store. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome!!!!!!!! I want~ Rebecca A.

deborahann said...

This is such a wonderful and unique piece of artwork! Love it!!!

Deb Moon said...

Love the Red Riding Hood theme. The spooky tree is perfect. Such a fab ATB.