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Monday, 31 March 2014

Artist Trading Blocks - Wedding Favours Part 2

Hello Everyone

Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback on part 1 of the wedding favours that Jenny (Buttons) and I did and also for the amazing feedback on my mini box, I don't think I have ever had so many comments!

Welcome to my latest followers, both on Google and also Bloglovin, it is lovely to have you along!

This post is going to be picture heavy so I will keep the words to a minimum.  You will know from part 1 that Jenny had an idea to make wedding favours from Eileen Hull's fabulous Artist Trading Block die by Sizzix.  Amy Bowerman of Plucking Daisies and the Artists on the Block sent us some ATBs to work with and I have to say that they have been an amazing surface to work on (matboard, similar to mountboard) and the boxes go together like a dream.  Jenny and I thoroughly enjoyed making these wedding favour boxes. They would be so perfect for weddings, any other parties, for gifts or for Easter.

The next couple of sets are Jenny's design, I just finished them off, following her great ideas.  Click on any of the photos for a closer look.


Embossing ink was used through Tim Holtz's Dot Fade stencil, covered with white embossing powder, heated and then covered with a mix of Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  The flowers are cut from a Sizzix die that came free with my Big Shot.


This is just to show how one of the boxes can be used, it is small enough for the best man to fit into his pocket to keep the rings safe.



These boxes were created using Tim's doily stencil and white embossing powder and then the boxes were rubbed over with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  The butterflies are cut from a Sizzix die and the butterfly bodies were covered in white pearls.

And now on to my other designs....



These boxes were painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then crackle glaze was applied over the top.  Guipure lace was added to finish off the edges and the hearts are die cut with Tim Movers and Shapers heart die.  The hearts were embossed and attached to some strong wire so that they would remain standing up (standing the hearts up was an idea by my lovely DH).

And finally,



The last two styles of box - on one side of the large one is a tuxedo and there are two embossed gold rings on the top.  The small box was covered with Wendy Vecchi's translucent embossing paste and once dry Broken China Distress ink was applied.  There is a beautiful pair of rings (charm) on the top.



This is the reverse side of the tuxedo box, showing a wedding dress made from lace and pearls. The box itself was simply stenciled using Antique Linen Distress ink.

Jenny and I are both convinced that ATBs will be popular in lots of different forms in the coming months, we both have a few more to play with and I think you will be seeing more of them on each of our blogs.

Thanks for looking and hopefully leaving a comment.  Take care.  Hugs, Anne xx

45 comments:

  1. Lovely boxes Anne, my favourite ones are the crackle glaze with the stand up hearts, Love the idea of the ring box, I can still see an owl in the dress on the bottom one:) hugs Mo x

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  2. These ATB are amazing Anne. What a brilliant team you are. I think I will need to succumb and get these dies. I had to go and have a second d look at them all. Your ideas are so stunning and I'm sure you will have inspired many of us to have a go. Can you tell how much I love them. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing these Anne. It was such fun coming up with ideas for these with you and so exciting to see even your DH getting in on the creative act. You'll make a crafter of him yet! Huge hugs to you my good friend. I look forward to our next collaboration. Jenny xxx

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  4. These are fantastic once again, I love them!!!

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  5. Once again, you have created some awesome projects. Love these boxes...especially the hearts and the bride and groom...Fabulous!

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  6. These are all totally gorgeous Anne the bride and groom one I love!!! huggles Sue xx

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  7. Love them! They are all just so lovely and creative :)

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  8. These really are stunning Anne. I love your designs, beautiful colours and wonderful detailing on each.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Oh! My! Word! these are absolutely stunning.
    Every single design is amazing.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  10. Hi Anne another set of fab creations and a trio of ideas from you all. They are all stunning can't really choose, great idea from DH with the wire hearts x

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  11. wow I love what you and Jenny are making with the ATB die...you really are on "one great big wedding favour box" roll...each and every one is gorgeous...hugs kath xxx

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  12. wooow what a great idea! they're amazing! love every design

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  13. These are ALL beautiful Anne but my favourites so far are the white crackle and hearts ones with the Guipure lace - dreamy! Great makes! Chris xxx

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  14. Wow, wow, wow Anne, all of your boxes are amazing, but the heart ones are my absolute favourites, stunning and your DH is a genius for the idea of fixing them so they stand up, LOVE how you have embossed them too!!

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  15. Brilliant boxes Anne, so much variation from one die, now that's real crafting! I have to say I love them all, great work. Hugs barb x

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  16. These are amazing Anne - love them all to bits - my favourites are the crackled ones with the hearts on top - wonderful! Beautiful designs one and all though! Big hugs! Rachel xx

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  17. WOW! These are stunning! The ATB's have never looked prettier. Thnaks so much for using the Blocks! I love what you are doing with them.

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  18. Great collection of boxes once again. I love the shaded lilac and tumbled glass ones with the white dots. They look so useful!! Elaine xx.

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  19. these are really gorgeous , love how delicate they can look and what a great idea! the die fell in my basket and cannot wait to play! hugs x trace x

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  20. Oh wow, these are absolutely stunning!
    Rebecca.

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  21. You two (or three?) are rocking the blocks Anne!! These are so beautiful - you have made 'blocks' look pretty and delicate which wouldn't necessarily be what first comes to mind. Love the standing up hearts and their embossing is spot on perfect. Truly fabulous range of ideas. Nicola x

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  22. Fantastic Anne and that ring box is a very wonderful idea!!!!! You and Jenny are so lucky to have each other!!
    sandy xx

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  23. Anne, you are really working these boxes! All are so beautiful and clever as can be with such wonderful designs! Stunning blocks! Hugs!

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  24. So clever. So perfectly made. :o) x

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  25. Hi Anne, you'll be going into the wedding favour business at this rate! Lol! Seriously though these are beautiful, I especially love the crackle glazed boxes with the hearts and that cool tuxedo..stunning creations, hugs Carole Z X

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  26. Brilliant, Anne! I love the embossed stencilling - such a classy, glamorous look. And the dressing up ones are great fun. But you can probably guess that my out and out favourites are the gorgeous lacy crackly ones - so beautifully shabby chic and elegant. Just fabulous! I'm sure you're right about the ATB being here to stay... I'm already planning my next one!
    Alison xx

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  27. Another fab collection of stunning boxes .... I love them all!! Each one is beautifully decorated and all so different. I think my favourites are the crackle glaze ones ....so pretty! xx

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  28. Lovely boxes Anne, anyone would love these.
    I should think you could adapt these for all kinds of occasions.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  29. You're going from amazing to even more amazing. I keep going back looking at this set to see if I can pick a fav. It's really very difficult, but perhaps...the creamy crackled one. Your DH has a good design eye too, because the standing hearts was quite a wonderful finale. Loved the way you are using the stencils, embossing & then colors. So very beautiful. The tuxedo & wedding dress set is equally eye catching. What beautiful boxes you have made for a marvelous gift on some special occasion. Well done to you & your friend. TFS & Hugs.

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  30. You deserve all the loving and admiring comments, Annie! These ATBs are just breathtaking! I can sense the excitement and passion that both you and Jenny bring to these creations - and, hey, DH, too!! The three of you should open an Etsy shop and sell your awesome boxes. They would be so popular for any manner of holiday or special occasion! Just stunning in every detail and from every angle!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  31. Hi Anne, WOW...Amazing ATB's... the designs are gorgeous..I agree with Darnell... you both should open a Esty shop... Wonderful work... Hugs May x x

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  32. Wow! you've been busy. These boxes are gorgeous Anne, beautiful and very creative ideas. Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your lovely comment. Alexandra x

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  33. Anne these are gorgeous ! I particularly like the crackled , heart on top ones, but they are all really lovely ! Xx

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  34. Stopped by earlier and then shot off as I saw you were decorating boxes. I am facing that now (decorating boxes) so did not want any influence but up to now I have resisted temptation - but I know they will be beautiful. You and Buttons both are so uber talented.
    Loadsa Love and thanks again for the glue
    Neet xx

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  35. Oh my goodness these are all so crafty. I love them all.

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  36. Wow gorgeous Anne, love all the details, these work so fabulously for Weddings and you have showcased that beautifully. Tracy x x

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  37. I love that your husband is giving you ideas, mine is not allowed in my craft room! lol Gorgeous favors, you are right these are going to become popular and so useful..My favorite is the crackled creamy one with your husband's heart idea. I just love how elegant and shabby it is. The others are wonderful and fun too, the rings are so sweet. Looking forward to more!
    Have a wonderful day,
    kelly

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  38. Wow, those are great! Such a neat variety. I especially love the ones with the vertical hearts... stunning!

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  39. These are so gorgeous! Every single one is special - these little boxes could have so many uses xx

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  40. how lovely, I love square boxes and these look great

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  41. So beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE the tuxedo!!!

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  42. My favourite was the one that was crackled and had the heart on the top. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Altered Artful Dwelling post as well. I hope Mr Tim does know that he has created a whole set of collectors....

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  43. Love them! I am so honoured you used the dies from the Big Shot Starter kit (I designed the dies). They are gorgeous favour boxes.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Paula

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  44. Love your work Anne - well done. Something else that may be of interest to any idea hunters is from an Australian wedding I went to a couple of months ago. I was absolutely amazed with the wedding favours / gifts the couple were giving their guests. It was something I’ve never seen or heard of before, yet these favours had everyone talking they were so unique. If anyone is looking for an idea which is probably a well kept secret and something ‘outside the box’ have a look.
    weddingfavoursidea.com

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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