As many of you know, I am totally in love with Eileen Hull's Artist Trading Blocks. I had the die that cuts three blocks but I wanted the larger die too, so I purchased the large single block (3" square) die from Country View Crafts, which you can buy here, so that I could do something for this post. Here is the finished closed block.
I cut the block and assembled it before painting the edges with Broken China Distress Paint. I cut into some of my beautiful Maja Design papers and cut five mats for the outside of my block and six more for the inside. The edges were covered with Broken China Distress Ink. I took one of my Tim Holtz stencils (Doily) and randomly stencilled the mats, again with Broken China Distress Ink.
I added some of Tim's Remnant Rubs to each of the sides. I die cut the butterflies using Tim's Butterfly Frenzy strip die and some more Maja Design papers and applied these to the outside of the box.
I cut a whole strip of butterflies because I wanted to create a butterfly surprise inside - a kaleidoscope of butterflies!
To finish off the top I added a large blue bead, to which I added a small pearl.
I hope you like my Artist Trading Block and of course, the gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for looking and hope to see you soon. Hugs, Anne xx