Monday, February 23, 2015

Stampendous and The Artist Around the Block Hop...

We are having a “Block Party” and everyone’s invited!


Artist and Designer Eileen Hull has been crafting her whole life, and for the last decade has focused on designing products for crafters. Her signature line of ScoreBoards™ dies for Sizzix have created some fantastic tools that have gone far beyond what even she envisioned when designing them. One of these has given birth to the Artist Trading Block. Designed as a box die with the possibility for a positionable window in one side, this tool has taken off and given rise to some of the most creative projects imaginable. With the help of Amy Bowerman she has assembled a team of designers that can take each of her new products to the limits and beyond.  You can find more info at The Artists on the Block.


I began by inking the blocks with Seedless Preserve and Black Soot Distress Ink. Next I splattered a bit of water on the distress ink to give it a cool effect. When it was dry, I filled the block sides in with the various stamped images listed in the supply list. 


I laid a piece of drywall mesh down and stenciled Black Soot through it in random spots. 

All that was left to do was fold the box and glue the sides together. I used Beacons 3 in 1 for this. 


Supplies Used:
•Stampendous (Andy Skinner Steampunk Cling, Screwloose and Sparky Perfectly Clear Set, Screwy Pals, Follow Your Art, Detail Silver Embossing Powder)
Sizzix Artist Trading Block
•Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive


Here are today’s participating designers -

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds


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!


We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

58 comments:

Jean said...

Love this!

Jamie Martin said...

Great collage box and the Andy Skinner stamp works perfectly :)

Jamie Martin said...

Great collage box and the Andy Skinner stamp works perfectly :)

Pammejo said...

Fabulous collage box, love the Andy Skinner Stamp, it works fabulous on the Artist Block. TFS

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh my gosh! Love this! The art, the dog, everything about this! Thank you for the chance to win!

Susan Falkler said...

The stamps are so cool.

barbara macaskill said...

This is so COOL! I love the eclectic mix of images you have chosen for this ATB! They are so random yet they mesh together in a really cool way! TFS!

Stampendous said...

Screwloose and Sparky are amazing with the Andy Skinner Steampunk stamps. Love your coloring on this ATB, Wendy, thank you for sharing your creativity for the Block Party!

A Pink said...

this is so cool!

Anonymous said...

very different would be fun to try

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the box. The minimum coloring really makes the stamping shine. I love to use my Sizzix and I love to make boxes. Having a die will make this so easy and fast. thanks for sharing your darling project.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely ATB, love the colours and cute images too. Lovely to be a part of the hop with you. Tracy x

BurningRubber said...

OMG!!! So adorable! I love all the steampunky goodness!These stamps are so on my list to buy.

Snoopy said...

Fabulous project! Love the muted tones mixed with those stamps. Such fun!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Redanne said...

Love how you used Andy's stamp with those other cute stamps, your ATB is so lovely. Happy to be part of this blog hop too. Anne x

Eileen Hull said...

Wendy, this is fantastic- thanks for the tip about drywall mesh. Such a cool block and techniques! Thanks for creating with the ATB...

Sandra Schroeder said...

Very cute artistic box. My grandson would love the robots and the colors. Great job.

Michelle said...

I like the stamps you used! Very creative!

Baroque duJour said...

Wow, what a cool little box, I love the stamping and the colours.

McStamper said...

Love your art. Can't wait to try this.

Iris said...

Great project - love the dog and the gears.
isoscia at aol dot com

cghundley said...

How fun your art
box is! Love the
stamping on it.
Carla from Utah

Katie said...

This is so fun! I love the colors with the stamps you used and the embossing too. I had to look up some of the stamps as I had never seen them before from Stampendous, but love them! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Wyvern said...

I love the grungy, worn feel you accomplished on this block. Those stamp images are just wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing!

MaryBeth said...

What a cute box. Love the added texture.

Lisa H said...

oh, this is an awesome ATB! I love the stamps you have used and the feel of it.

LChippy76 said...

How UNIQUE!!!
G R E A T Detail!!!
FAB!! ;)

Cathy Kuntz said...

I love the steampunk images and the way you arranged them. I really love hoe you embiossed the control panel so it sticks out . Great Art Box. Thank you for sharing it

Ina Good said...

Fun Steampunk collage box!Thankyou!

Lupe martinez said...

Guess this goes on my list of must haves. Great inspiration!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous!! I just love the soft purple and grey together and your stamp choices are so vintage and fun! hugs :)

Marlene L said...

Cool box. Crazy about the stamps you used. Thank you for the tutorial and bringing back the use of dry wall tape!

Noreen said...

I love the colors you used for this idea, which goes perfectly with the cute robots!

Frann said...

Cute images and nice colors!

At the Inlet said...

I love the stamps!

D.Ann said...

Too cute! And just the right touch of color!!

christi said...

this is so cute and playful. love the teckno puppy!

JPScraps said...

Super cute artsy box!

Meme said...

Awe, I LOVE the stamps you used on your ATB!!!!

So FUN!

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool! That heat embossing was an extra nice touch, too. Well done.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is so cute! I love the robot with his doggy friend & the different textures look amazing.

Cathy said...

Love the pops of color!

Carol w said...

Cute box,thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous!! Love those colors together - will have to remember that combo! And the stamping is fantastic - all works so well together. Glad to have discovered you through this blog hop! xx Lynn

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is soooooo adorable and fabulous!

diana said...

this is freakin awesome!! I love that stamp and am quite fond of the ATB (wink)
in the final picture is it heat embossed or is that the stamp!!! either way LOVE IT!

carol edwards said...

Great colours and I love the Andy Skinner stamps, so cute, thank you x

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

This is seriously adorable ^.^ love the gears combined with these cute characters ♡ and the colors compliment amazingly the whole idea!

Tracy W said...

Absolutely loving the stamps on this one! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your color choices and subject. So fun!

Bunny said...

This is just plain out and out cute.

Judy said...

Super fun project. Love the grape color with the black and your use of some really cool stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Very cool. I like the use of the drywall mesh.

Linda Knox said...

This block is really fun.

Steph Ackerman said...

Love the punk look of this ATB.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute!

Sandy said...

Such a cute robot and pal!

inkedx2 said...

Interesting color and image combination. Perfect for a boy. Thanks for a chance to win the drawing.