Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas ATB…

For my local cafe where OH and i have enjoyed many wonderful dishes over the years and you can get the best Christmas dinner anywhere imho, though i am biased as they don’t make me eat Brussels sprouts lol.

Wanted to make them something extra special this year and i hope they like their ATB.


Wasn’t able to take many good pictures just because of the shape so have tried to photograph it in a few different angles.







List of ingredients:

ATB die Eileen Hull Sizzix

TH Cameo Frame Sizzix Die

TH Vintage Noel Sizzix Die

Reindeer Head Pazzle Cutting File x 8

Snowflakes Bazill chips x 3

Googly eyes

Card Candi x 1 red for the nose


micro Beads

White embossing powder

Pan Pastel coarse white

Christy Tomlinson She Script stamp

Freebie large Snowflake stamp

Freebie Christmas Sentiments


Walnut Stain DI

Colall Tacky Glue

Black 300 gsm card stock from stash

Cream 380 gsm card stock from stash

Versamark Clear ink pad

Clear embossing powder

Galleria Glass bead Texture pastes

DecoArt Mister turquoise

Making up the ATB:

Assembled the ATB and put aside to dry. When dry inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI.

Cut out the reindeer heads and adhered 7 of them together for the front and left 1 for the rear. When dry stamped them with She Script and embossed with coarse white Pan Pastel then sealed. Added the googly eyes and the red candi nose.

Added glass bead texture paste to both sides of the 3 snowflakes and allowed to dry. Sprayed over the flakes with Turquoise DecoArt mister, left to dry. When dry adhered them together.

Placed the deer heads on top of the snowflakes and adhered together.

Cut black card to mat onto all sides of the ATB. Used an Artiste white pigment ink pad to add the She script to all of the mats, then over stamped with the large freebie snowflake, added the white embossing powder, heated and when able to i brushed over the top some of the Coarse white Pan Pastel to add the pearl look to the finished little panels. Added an edge to the panels using Inka Gold silver.

Used the same stamps and technique to the Cameo Frame, this will create the height needed to balance the 3D embellishment.

Adhered the Cameo Frame onto the back of the ATB and then added the smaller panels.

Love the texture from Snowtex, piled it onto the top of the ATB as i needed to use it as a glue for the snowflakes to sit in. Once i had the snowflakes seated i added silver micro beads to add more texture. Left to dry overnight.

Cut out the vintage noel and the 25. Used a Paper Artsy stamp which reads Joy TO The World and using a Versamark clear ink pad inked up and stamped onto the front of the Noel. Added a layer of the coarse Pan Pastel and sealed it before adding 3 layers of clear embossing powder.

The 25 was coloured with Red Pan Pastel and then some Sparkle Gel was added over the top, when dry the numbers had a vintage feel.

Stamped joy and winter wishes from the freebie set using black Archival Ink and edged them with Peacock Feathers DI.

Took 4 round beads from stash, coloured them with Sapphire Treasure gold and then over the top Viva Decor Inka Gold in Silver.

All of the embellishments were now ready to assemble using the Collal Tacky Glue which is amazing.

After assembly i added some of the tacky glue onto the deer head and the Noel and then used Glamour Dust glitter on top, this helps the glitter not to come off which is important when the ATB will be displayed in a cafe.

If i have neglected to add any of the ingredients it is because there were so many and they only came back when i was writing my post.

Phew that was a long post, hope you still with me lol.

Really appreciate your dropping by and leaving comments when you are so busy, each one is read and appreciated.



  1. This is fab mo, what a lovely idea!

    Lucy x

  2. Holy cow Mo, this is incredible! I am blown away right now! What a gorgeous box! I love your reindeer and the big Noel! Your textures and colours are fabulous and the snow looks amazing with the silver micro-beads! Well done my friend, this is a treasure! holiday hugs :)

  3. A gorgeous gift! I'm sure it will be proudly displayed.

  4. Ha ha the lovely Pamellia says it all!! This is WONDERFUL,you extra clever lady,lucky recipients :) how can you not like brussels though Mo?! They give you extra crafting power you know ;)

    Have a fab weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxxx

  5. What an incredible piece of art, Mo! I have yet to create an ATB, but your have me intrigued!

  6. The box is gorgeous but there is so much WORK! It would make a great centrepiece for a table (or several if you own a restaurant..)

  7. Oh MoH that is stunning! What a fantastic gift and how generous to give such a unique item I bet they were overwhelmed :D

    Thank you for commenting on Wee Man's post :D He says, "Thank you very much. I am always good :-D". Got to love his view, hehe. xox

  8. Oh, what a brilliant Christmas gift - a stunning ATB - wowzer!
    Alison xx

  9. Fantastic!!! I bet they loved it! xxx

  10. What a lovely gift, I bet they loved it. The attention to detail on this piece of art is what has helped to achieve a truly stunning effect. I love the black with white script looks like a blackboard and the White designs. finish the decoration of ATB to perfection. Love it! Xxx

  11. WOW. You put a LOT into this gift. These people must serve an awesome meal for you to spend that much time making this ATB. GReat job.

  12. What a fabulous ATB, love the reindeer, such fun and the whole design is wonderful. A belated Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year Ruth x