Friday, February 27, 2015

Artist Trading Block Hop

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The big “block” hop day is here! It’s time to pull up your comfy chair and favorite beverage while you are inspired by what the designers are creating for their own Artist Trading Blocks.

We are thrilled to bring you a blog hop today with more amazing artist trading block projects! Our designers have created some fabulous projects for today and we know you are excited to see them.

We want to thank Eileen Hull, her amazing team and the fabulous products we were able to use this week. The idea of creating an artist trading block has changed our way of creating with new excitement. Even though we traditionally end our product partner weeks on a Friday the inspiration will continue as more projects come in and will be posted in a cumulative list at the end of each week.

We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

Prize Package
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Here is my project


This was so much fun to make!  The chip board die as a little intimidating to me, I was afraid I would make a mistake and I only had two boxes to work with.  So I cut 6, 3" squares of Mixed Media White Paper, designed on those then glued them on.  That way if I blew it, it was no big deal!  Here is what I did;

1.  Rub Pearlescent Lime and Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance ink pads directly on the cut squares. 
2.  Randomly stamp script on all pieces with Sky Blue Brilliance and randomly paste emboss portions of the panels using the stencil from the Kaffee Klatsch set.
3.  Assemble the ATB box, sponge the edges with sky blue and glue on the panels using Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives.
3.  Stamp images from the Build A Bouquet Set, color with pencils and die cut using the matching Build A Bouquet Die Cut Set.  Glue to box.


4.  Stamp sentiments from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set on Core'dinations white glitter paper with Pearlescent Lavender and Onyx Black Versafine, emboss with clear.

5.  Paint wooden beads from Build Ur Beads with DecoArt Acrylic paints and glue to the bottom of the box with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.
Here is a better look at the top.

Here are today’s participating designers 

Stampendous Blog

Pam Hornschu

Asia King

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Wendy Price

Artist Trading Block Team

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41 comments:

barbara macaskill said...

What a pretty ATB! Love the soft colors and the sheen! TFS!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Gorgeous box- I- enjoy ti bight colors!

Susan Falkler said...

I love the way you blended the colors on this box. It's so pretty.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful box! Love the bright and cheery summer blooms and colours! :)

christi said...

I love watching each dt's development of their boxes over the hop. this is stunning.

inkedx2 said...

I love the colors you used! That posy stamp is so cute and perfect for this ATB. I would love to trade and get this box! Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

Redanne said...

Your box is just beautiful and I love that wonderful Friends quote!

Eileen Hull said...

Jamie this is so spring-y and pretty! I hope you are over your fear of matboard :-) As I have found you can always paint over any mistakes - or add paper :-) I love this project- cute feet on the box too!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous box Jamie! So cheerful, bright and feminine - really pretty!

Carol w said...

Beautiful, love your color pallet and the floor stamps.

Carol w said...

Beautiful, love your color pallet and the floor stamps.

Lea said...

Very pretty, Jamie! Love the colors and the combination of stamps. Makes me feel like spring is right around the corner!

cghundley said...

Wonderful and so
colorful!
Carla from Utah

Stampendous said...

This is a beautiful block in sweet colorful flowers and butterflies. Your tip to create on square pieces of paper is a great way to step into this new way of creating on multi-dimensional pieces. Thank you for sharing your blocks this week, it's been a joy to see your designs!

D.Ann said...

Fab colors! Love the cute little feet ... gotta get some!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the pretty soft colors on this, and the cute little feet that you added!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

A beautiful ATB. I love the colours & the feet are so cute.

Noreen said...

A friend would love to receive that special box!

Ina Good said...

Roses and florals with butterfly great combination of pretty atc boxes

Iris said...

So pretty - love the flowers.
isoscia at aol dot com

Pam Beatty said...

What a delicate masterpiece!

Jean Bullock said...

Gosh, this is pretty. I love the delicate colors and the embellishment is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. Love the soft pearlescent colors.

Wyvern said...

I love the cheerful colors and adding the "feet" on the bottom. Wonderful box!

Laurie said...

Love the ATB love the colors.

Snoopy said...

Wow! What a beautiful project. Love your acronym for Friend.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

LChippy76 said...

Bright - Colorful - PRETTY !!!

Michelle said...

Very pretty!

Tracy W said...

Really lovely! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are colored so nicely.
Love the sentiment explaining Friends. Anyone would be thrilled to be given this box - to know that someone thought enough of you do make something so fabulous for you.
thanks for sharing

BurningRubber said...

What a sweet box. It would make a wonderful gift box.

Bunny said...

I love the soft colors of this. It's so calming and beautiful to look at.

MaryBeth said...

What beautiful, soft colors, and your flowers are amazing! Very pretty AB.

HelenM said...

so pretty. loved the colors you used

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Meme said...

Fabulous ATB! I love the way the colors blended!
Great job!

Judy said...

Very pretty, I love your colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Carol McCready said...

Love those colors and flowers.

Steph Ackerman said...

Love the colors and details.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your coloring. Fabulous project. TFS

Sandy said...

Nice colos!