Thursday, May 1, 2014

ATB's or Artist Trading Blocks

What is an ATB? An Artist Trading Block is kind of a 3D Artist Trading Card! The 3 x 3 x 3 block I am using is from Eileen Hull Designs. 

During the month of May join the Altered Pages Design Team as we cross promote Eileen Hull Designs Artist Trading Block's along with the "The Artists on the Block" Design Team. The "The Artists on the Block" will be posting inspirational ATB's every Tuesday. The Altered Pages Design Team will be posting every Thursday and Thursday during the month. Be sure to stop by often for a month of inspiration.  

Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block
Altered Pages Wooden Feet
Papers - The Fringe & Fedora Mailbox Muse Kit
Tsukineko - StazOn Midi - Claret
Double Stick Tape
Petaloo Flowers
Black Paint

Start with the two the diecut boards for the Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block, ink edges and corners with StazOn Midi Claret. Put double stick tape on the two tabs of one board, attach the tabs to the sides of the center square of the second board.  Fold up the top and bottom of the box and tuck tabs in. Adhere 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 papers to the block 

Adhere 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 papers to the block. Embellish with papers, ribbons, glitter trims and more. Add four painted wooden feet!

 A beautiful center piece for a ladies gathering!

Be sure to watch for more ATB's all month long!


  1. Outstanding!!!!! This is so wonderful. Thanks for making my day with this one!

  2. Lyneen this is simply stunning!!! <3

  3. What a wonderful way to use the Mailbox Muse kit and box template. It's an elegant project.

  4. Ooh la la! I can't resist a peacock feather and this feathered ATB is no exception! You rocked the block Lyneen well done :)


  5. A truly stunning and very elegant ATB! So beautiful...

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the flourishing from the top!

  7. Love it Lyneen! So very the feather accents!

  8. I love this theme you have chosen for your ATB, and how you used the beautiful lady image for your added dimension on top. The feathers are a wonderful accent, too.

  9. So glamorous! I love it Lyneen.