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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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Giveaway Wednesday Winner!!

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The winner of Giveaway Wednesdays prize, picked by a random number generator is
Iris
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Artist Trading Blocks Stampendous Style

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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!
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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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Monday, February 23, 2015

Better With Friends


This week the Stampendous Design Team will be bringing you House-Mouse Friends and Fun!  I think these little Martini Mice look like they are having a lot of fun.  Here is how my card was made.

1.  Stamp Martini Mice in black and color with pencils.
2.  Emboss the top with Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder, glue to a red panel and tie the bottom with ribbon.
3.  Stamp sentiment on blue paper in black, cut into a tag shape, sponge the edges with blue ink and layer onto a larger green tag. Add Gold cord.
4.  Layer decorative paper onto a red panel, mount pieces as shown using foam squares under the tag.
5.  Apply Dot Sparklers to the upper right of card.

Supplies
Stampendous Stamps-Martini Mice HMCQ11, Life Words Perfectly Clear Set SSC1213
Plus- Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder EP175, Dot Sparklers
Other- Authentique Paper 6x6 Latest and Greatest, Bazzill paper, May Arts Ribbon, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Glue, Prisma Pencils, 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thank You


Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagĂ©products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

This week my card was made with the new Dreamweaver Stencils LG761 Chunck Art Tools by sponging black and silver inks onto decorative paper that has been stenciled with LG691 Thank Yous.  Add a couple pre decorated tags, leaves and a key and your done.



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Monday, February 16, 2015

Prrrrrfect


Stampendous fans are you ready for a cuddly week of feline love? We have three new kitties that will remind you of and entice you to color them as one your own kittens. Today we've got a sleepy little mouser possibly exhausted from the latest chase, but is certainly having sweet dreams perhaps of a successful second go.

1.  Stamp Feline Sleepy with black on white paper.  Color with pencils and blue chalk.
2.  Layer onto blue paper and glue on blue ribbon.
3.  Stamp sentiment from Life Words in the corner and add Dot Sparklers. Set aside.
4.  Stamp Lacy Ovals on kraft colored paper with brown ink, sponge edges.  Use a corner punch on the corners and apply Dot Sparklers and layer onto blue and brown paper.  Set aside.
5.  Repeatedly stamp Lacy Ovals design on a tan card with Mushroom ink.
6.  Glue decorative paper to brown paper, tear the bottom and glue to the card.
7.  Sponge the edges of the card with Mushroom ink.
8.  Mount pieces as shown.

Supplies
Stamps- Q207 Feline Sleepy, SSC1213, SSC1215
Inks- Vintage Sepia VersaFine, Mushroom Adirondack, Tuxedo Black Memento
Papers- Authentique 6x6 Latest and Greatest, white, dark blue, light blue, kraft, tan, brown
Plus- May Arts Ribbon, Dot Sparklers, blue chalk, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Prisma pencils



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

You're The Best!


There have been quite a few Swirls and Flourishes in the last couple of Stampendous catalogs and this week we are going to show you what we have done with them! Go to the Stampendous Blog (link at the bottom) to see what other designers are sharing today.

1.  Stamp Medalion Circle on a white panel with black ink.
2.  Rub Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey Distress inks on your craft mat, spritz with water and lay stamped paper face down.  Rub the back and lift, set aside to dry.
3.  Layer onto black paper, apply pearls, tie with cream ribbon and stamp sentiment from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
4.  Glue to a light pink card using Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives.

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