Thursday, 7 April 2016

Bird on a string... By Trish


Today I want to share another twist on an ATB cube... a 'pretend' pull along toy!

It's a simple task to get the string attached, you just need to remember to do it before you put the cube together! Drill a hole, then feed through the string...

Then tie a knot on the back so it won't come out..

Then glue the cube together!

I like to cover the cubes with old book pages, then white gesso to give a nice base before colouring...

For this ATB, I used a simple colour scheme of red, bue and white. A little bit of black stamping finished off the look...

I created 'wheels' from the mini circle sheet, covered with embossed card and finished with a red star..

The bird is a primitive shape, created from air dry clay. I painted it, then added a blue crown! He sits on a nest of green paper strips...

I added another red star to neaten up the string hole..

I have loads more ATB ideas to explore, watch this space!

Trish x

CCP used:
Medium ATB kit
Mini circle sheet


  1. Trish, this is so cool and cute at the same time! Totally medialicious!!! :) xx

  2. Oh my gracious Trish - you just never run out of ideas girl. This is sooooo ADORABLE. Heheheheh - I am smiling so big. Love the colors and all the designs but most of all - I love that it's a faux pull toy - eheheheheh!!! And of course, I wouldn't want to see it ruined and I am not a cat person but... somehow I can just see a little kitty pulling this around in circles too!!!! What a treat to see your WONDERFUL toy!!! Xj.

  3. Gorgeous I love the colour combination, one of my favourites . Love the bird on top and the pages you adhered to the block. Tracy x

  4. I love everything about this from the colors to the bird! Very inspirational