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.
I have had so much fun working with the Artist Trading Blocks! For today's project, I pulled out some of my all time favorite stamps to create a bit of Halloween decor.
•Stampendous (Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Set, Tomb Elements, Damask Bats, Skull Stack, Tombstone Owl, Pop Up Die Set, Aged Silver Embossing Powder)
•Sizzix (Artist Trading Blocks, Mat Board)
•Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
•dry wall mesh, staples
I stamped the Tombstone scenes and colored them with watercolor pencils. When they were dry, I inked them up with a scrap of dry wall mesh as a stencil. Finally I added a bit of Aged Silver Embossing Powder around the edges randomly.
I diecut stars from the scraps of mat board to use as embellishments on the blocks. Sentiments were stamped on Ticket diecuts from the Pop Up set and added to the block.
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!