Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Artist Trading Blocks Stampendous Style

ATB_Blog_hop

We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  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!

Here is what you could win!
ATB_Blog_hop_prize
Here is my project



1. Stampendous had an opportunity to meet Eileen as she traveled around the country teaching classes in her vintage trailer, Scotty. She stopped by Stampendous, and they decided a collaboration was in order. She let us have a trading block die and each Stampendous designer received enough premium matboard (Thanks, Sizzix!!) to create two blocks for our January Catalog.  Talk about being shoved “out of the box”!  So I sponged the edges of the diecut matboard with Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance and assembled the block.

2.  I then cut paper I had painted with the Creative Palette and DecoArts paint, then cut it into 3" squares once dry.  
3.  One piece was glued to the back side of the ATB, then purple ribbon was tied around the block with the bow over the painted paper.

4.  The other panels were then glued over the ribbon using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry.
5.  The three houses from the Family Home Perfectly Clear Set were stamped onto Mixed Media White Paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Prisma pencils, then cut out. (Tuesday Tip and Trick- when coloring with pencils layer colors for example pink under purple, yellow under orange, light pink under darker think.  When you are done go over you work with a "blender pencil."  They are clear but do an amazing job at blending your colors and making them more vibrant.  All different brands are available and the one I currently have is Lyra Rembrandt-Splender.  You can pick them up in the artist section of your local craft store like Michael's, Hobby Lobby...)
6.  Glue the houses to the ATB, stamp saying from the Family Home set with Victorian Violet, cut out with the ticket die from the Build A Pop Up Die Set and glue to the ATB.
7.  For the lid a heart was cut from white paper, rubbed with Versamark ink and embossed with Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.  Since this embossing enamel is so chunky, be sure to heat it from the bottom so it doesn't blow off.  The saying is stamped on white paper that has been stamped with one of the Andy Skinner stamps from the Industrial set.  Layer onto purple paper and pop up on the heart.

Here are today’s participating designers 

Stampendous Blog

Asia King

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray


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54 comments:

ricki kalp said...

I just love this one...and the sentiment is perfect!!! The color of the paper is so pretty...thanks for sharing.

Ina Good said...

The houses are fun and love that purple ribbon tie and paper you used!

Jean Bullock said...

This is darling. Love the colors. Well done.

christi said...

what a warm and fuzzy block. so much love poured into it.

barbara macaskill said...

What a pretty box! I love the soft color palette and the sentiment is perfect! TFS!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous ATB, love the colours and the houses are fab. Thrilled to be a part of the hop with you x

Mary C. Nasser said...

LOVE your vivid colors, Jamie!
Lovely!!

Snoopy said...

This is so beautiful, Jamie! I love the colors you've used. So cheerful.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Pamellia Johnson said...

Your box is so bright and cheery and I just love your whimsical houses! FUN! :)

cghundley said...

Your little 'house'
box is adorable! Love
the colors and the
houses on it.
Carla from Utah

Stampendous said...

Family Home stamps are a great set for these blocks. Each member of the family could make one to display in your home. Now that's individual expression, thank you so much for creating for our Block Party this week.

Susan Falkler said...

What a great neighborhood. I'd love to live there!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the little houses. They are so pretty and colorful. The bow in the back and the sentiment on top are great fun.
thanks for sharing.

Noreen said...

This would be a great "Welcome to Your New Home" gift box!

At the Inlet said...

Jamie, it is a beautiful block with a true sentiment, beautiful serene colors

McStamper said...

Love, love it. The little houses are darling.

Michelle said...

Love the block! The whimsical little houses are so charming!

Marlene L said...

Love the "springy" colors. Lovely sentiment and the my!purple bow, oh

Eileen Hull said...

Beautiful project Jamie! I like how you did the work on paper and added over the bow- very cool and great colors!

Frann said...

A charming little box!

Cheryl W said...

Wow, Jamie! Your block is Ah. Mazing. And it looks like it was a lot of fun to make. I'd love to give these a try.

Lisa H said...

I love the theme and your ATB is fabulous!!

Wyvern said...

Oh so pretty! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

LChippy76 said...

LOVE the Bright - Vivid Colors
AWESOME Sentiment
Very CHEERY!!!

Pam Beatty said...

Love the houses. The colors are so gorgeous!

D.Ann said...

Fab... Precious and cheerful!!

HelenM said...

love the houses!!

windinstarsranch said...

Cute little houses, Like the colors.

BurningRubber said...

This is beautiful! I love the sentiments that you used.

Debbie K. said...

Very cute and eye popping box! Great colors too!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the house and all the colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I love your loving box! Sending you sunshine, balmy breezes and the scent of the Pacific to warm you.

Meme said...

What a great ATB! I love the little houses and the sentiment is perfect! Super fun!

JPScraps said...

This is adorable!

Michelle said...

Love your ATB! Beautiful color combo!

Sue D said...

Very cute with the houses and I like the colors.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is really lovely. The bright colours are gorgeous & I love the little houses.

Redanne said...

Your quirky houses are fabulous, you really have 'rocked' Eileen's block!

A Pink said...

so cute! N love the cheery colours

Yolanda said...

ADORABLE!! love the colors, the houses and the sentiment. They are all just perfect together.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How sweet - I am falling in love with all those boxes!

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

Love this block ♡ it looks radiant and calm ^.^

Tracy W said...

A really funky block! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Carol w said...

Cute houses, I love what you did with the ribbon. Just darling.

inkedx2 said...

What a fabulous sentiment and perfect for your block. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

Bunny said...

There's no place like home. Great box.

Judy said...

Love the block. This is really a great project. Thanks for sharing.

MaryBeth said...

Absolutely love everything about this box... everything the bright colors of the houses.

Linda Knox said...

A creation from the heart. Love the colors.

Carol McCready said...

Fabulous colors. Love the sentiment; perfect for the ATC you created.

Steph Ackerman said...

Very pretty, great colors.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love your sweet block. Great colors. TFS

A Pink said...

lovely project. Love the colours

Sandy said...

Lovely colors and sentiment!