Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Other Creations: Flight School ATB

Welcome to my contribution for the November Block Hop which is a creative collaboration between Artists on the Block and 100 Proof Press.  Here's my ATB creation, which I titled, "Madam Condor's School of Flight."

It's a crazy little whimsical place where any person or creature can learn to fly!  And hey- Eileen Hull's ATB Sizzix dies could not make this process any easier!  Once I had the box pieces cut, I cut out a door and a window in two of the boxes and then I covered my blocks with fabric scraps cause that's just how I roll.  

I added some "flight students" and used some Martha Stewart butterfly punches to make their wings.  I cut some triangular roof pieces and stamped them up.  I made my school sign with fabric, a toothpick pole and alphabet stamps.  I smeared on some Distress Ink for some bursts of color, assembled the boxes and and wah-la!

This project was so fun and these block shapes are so full of possibilities!  And of course, 100 Proof Press stamps are packed with potential, too.  Here are links to all of the stamps I used on my ATB:

For the flight students and their wings:
     The Three of Us
     Star Cloud
     Typing Keys

For the roof decor:
    Bullet Holes
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the other crafty 100 Proof Press Design Team members have been up to with their blocks!


  1. Open for enrollment? Where do I apply!

  2. Wow love this project. So much fun and details. Awesome work.

  3. You've combined all of my favorite elements to create this wonderful, whimsical piece. I love this so much. The child inside me wants to play with it like a dollhouse. ( even though I know that I'm not supposed to touch.) Its that beckoning door. Love it!

  4. I want to go there and learn to fly too! Colours, fabric, wings, whimsicality - what's not to love?!
    Alison xx