Friday, February 27, 2015

Stampendous: Playing with Blocks


WE'RE HAVING A BLOCK PARTY!

 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” list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

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 come from a long line of cowboys on my Dad's side, and I've really enjoyed pouring over all the old family pics of their ranches in Saskatchewan and Montana. It's a great way to remember all of the old stories. I've used these memories to inspire my project for today.

My ATB box was covered in crumpled tissue adhered to the box and the display frame (actually the leftover Scoreboard from the die cut box sections). Various Deco-Art Mixed Media paints and mediums were brushed over the surface, building up color with an aged feel. Some pigment inks were wiped over the surface and heated to dry, before stamping a few Stampendous images (the Cowboy, Acoustic Sounds, and the Leather Flower background), and stenciling the Dreamweaver Paisley background with black StazOn ink. I applied a small amount of Deco-Art Decou-Page in Matte finish to adhere some of the Stampendous Spoonful of Rust. When dry, I was able to heat the embossing enamel portions without losing the other goodies. It's hard to heat through the scoreboard from underneath to melt everything together. Some distressed twine was wrapped around the box and the frame, and a few pieces of memorabilia were added to the box before it was placed inside the sides of the folded "frame" that I created. My grandfather's handkerchief and bolo tie were among these items, and I've added a few old pics as well.


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

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Anne Redfern

Donna Budzynski

Diana Hetherington


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42 comments:

barbara macaskill said...

This blows my mind!! Absolutely scrumptious!! This is a fabulous man gift that I am definitely going to attempt to recreate! I lovelovelove it!! TFS!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Having a shep ranch heritage I thought your box was fabulous.

Susan Falkler said...

What a unique and beautiful use of the box and the other products.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow, this is genius!! Love the wonderful rich colours and textures! :)

christi said...

what a unique way to remember your grand. I just love the cowboy feel this has. wish I had memories like this to store. awesome project.

Eileen Hull said...

Oh. My. Gosh! This is the most creative "frame" I have ever seen Pam! I also love how this relates to your family photos- fantastic job!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Yeeee=haaa! Your box is fantastic, Pam! I loooove your theme, the colours and Spoonfull Of Rust! Gal, you've really gone to town with it, no cosy sitting at your ranch here lol :)

inkedx2 said...

Wow this is fabulous! What a cool gift packaging idea. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

Lea said...

This is so cool, Pam. What a neat way to display some treasured family heirlooms! Pretty crafty of you to use the left over pieces, too!

Stampendous said...

This is a great way to think outside of the block! Your ATB frame is a beautiful tribute to the your family's cowboy history, so many wonderful details in the designing of it as well. Thank you for an amazing week of inspiration for the collaboration.

cghundley said...

How fun and so
unique! Lovely.
Carla from Utah

Lisa H said...

very cool way to preserve precious momentos! =)

Sue D said...

Love the rustic look and that you included your grandfather's handkerchief and bolo tie.

D.Ann said...

Fab piece! This inspired a purse idea... hmmm....

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is so clever!! It looks wonderful.

Noreen said...

What a clever way to use the box.. and it so works with what you've done!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Ina Good said...

Nice for the man or cowboy in your life

Iris said...

Great project - love the rich colors and the masculine look.
isoscia at aol dot com

Pam Beatty said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, this is so cool. I love the techniques you used. I am a guitarist so you know I love those guitar images. Very interesting and WELL DOME!

Wyvern said...

How cool! What a unique way to display this box!

Mary C. Nasser said...

What a beautiful and meaningful approach! Amazing!

Snoopy said...

Wow! What a stunning tribute!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Laurie said...

What a great idea. Thank you

LChippy76 said...

Love the colors & textures!! TFS!!!

Michelle said...

Very unique and AWESOME!

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

Oh my! Adore the rich color and texture, and the idea is genius ^.^ love ♡

Tracy Welham said...

Completely awesome! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Mary Holshouser said...

A great way to show off some items of importance as well as use your creative energies. The design is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

BurningRubber said...

I love your creation. There is nothing like great memories to push ones creativity.

Bunny said...

What a nice remembrance. I love that you added your grandfather's bolo tie. A nice creation.

MaryBeth said...

What great, and very interesting memories (at least to a city girl). Perfect masculine creation.

HelenM said...

very cool idea

Tenia Nelson said...

So so VERY COOL!!!

A Pink said...

Such a unique Atb! love it ! x

Meme said...

What a great way to use this die! Super creative! Beautiful!

Judy said...

I really like the colors and the design of your project. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carol McCready said...

Love the colors and texture. What a fabulous gift.

weim house said...

Love the elements and the colors. Your idea is awesome! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Steph Ackerman said...

what a fabulous idea!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome project. I love all of your stamped detials. TFS

Carol w said...

Love your rich color hue for your memory box and your use of tissue paper for texture!

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