Friday, February 27, 2015

Stampendous and Artist Trading Block Hop Finale ....

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.
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. 

Supplies Used:
•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 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 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!


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.


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

Lea Kimmel

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Anne Redfern

Donna Budzynski

Diana Hetherington

Oxana Moupasiridou

Eileen Hull’s Blog


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42 comments:

barbara macaskill said...

No bones about it, this is really awesome!! LOVE the colors and so much depth through your stamping!!! TFS!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Fabulous! Some of my favorite stamps are not just for Halloween evermore<

Susan Falkler said...

The thing I love about art is that everything is always in season. No need to wait for Halloween to display this. Very cute.

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is just fabulous!! Love the colours and the wonderful theme! :)

christi said...

this is so cool. you can hang it in the window for Halloween or hide some treats in it for your special trick or treater.

Redanne said...

As someone who absolutely adores Halloween, I LOVE this fabulous and very creative ATB, it is stunning!! I think I need those stamps now.....

inkedx2 said...

What a cool Halloween themed ATB. I am loving all the variations your team has presented. Lots of fabulous ideas. Thanks for a chance at the drawing

cghundley said...

Wonderful design with
your Halloween box.
Love the owl panel!
Carla from Utah

Lea said...

Oh, Wendy, you know this speaks to me! I love me some Halloween! Your block is awesome! I love, love, love it!

Stampendous said...

It's a halloween theme, a favorite of mine, and these vignettes of our stamps are just amazing! Thank you for bringing a little bit of Hallow's Eve to the hop this week!

D.Ann said...

Not a Halloween fan, but I do love the look on that Kitty's face! Fab coloring job!

Pam Hornschu said...

Fun to see Halloween stuff again. Cute and spooky on all sides.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

This is definitely my kind of ATB! I love the Halloween images.

Noreen said...

I always love a Halloween design, and this is so fun!

Ina Good said...

Fun Halloween stc boxes!!!!

Iris said...

So clever - love the Halloween images.
isoscia at aol dot com

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, I have a friend who LOVES Halloween. She would love this. Well done.

Pam Beatty said...

Love the Halloween theme. Great ATB's.

Pam Beatty said...

Love the Halloween theme. Great ATB's.

Wyvern said...

I'm a huge fan of Halloween and this is a fantastic block! There's just enough color to make it interesting but not so much that it takes away from a certain "spooky" decor. Appreciate the nod to my favorite holiday!

Sue D said...

Perfect for Halloween!

Snoopy said...

Love the look on that poor kitty's face ...lol. Fantastic!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Laurie said...

Great block

LChippy76 said...

Bootiful choice for Halloween!!!
Great Imagination - CLEVER!!!

Michelle said...

Awesome! I love that owl!

Tracy W said...

Spooktacular! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Mary Holshouser said...

I had to smile when I saw this box.
So unexpected but so great.
thanks for sharing a unique design.

BurningRubber said...

I LOVE this one! I still have Halloween up. It is my favorite holiday of all.

Bunny said...

A skeleton with a smile? That cracks me up. This is too cute to be scary. I love it.

Faith W said...

Spookilicious ATB!

MaryBeth said...

Awesome box! Just love it.

HelenM said...

so creative! loved the Halloween theme

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Meme said...

Now we are talking! Love, love, love this ATB! Why? Halloween is my favorite subject! I am so glad you did this!
You did a boo-tiful job
I'm batty over this
owl love it forever
Great job!

Judy said...

Your Halloween atb is very nice. I love all things spooky and scary. This just fits the bill. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carol McCready said...

Just love the Halloween scenes you created.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This is one of my favorites. I love all of your Halloween scenes and how you colored them. TFS

A Pink said...

really spookilicious! love it

A Pink said...

Really spookilicious! Love it :)

Carol w said...

Cute box, love your stamps and theme,thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy said...

Cute and creepy!

Jean said...

So cool!