Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stampendous/ Eileen Hull ATB Blog Hop

 Stampendous and Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team have joined forces combining stamping and Artist Trading Blocks for a creative Blog Hop!  If you're new to my blog welcome!
 
The other day there was a fun package in the mail with 3 sets of "vintage" charm stamps!  I wanted to create with all 3 sets but there just wasn't enough time.  I used the Paris Charm Set to create my Parisian ATB! 
 
I started my ATB off with a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish paint.  Then I edged with black soot distress paint.
 
 
These mini stamps can easily get lost with the ATB.  However, by creating a stamped background they quickly become a delicate layer.

 
I stamped all the way around the ATB.  Grouping these coordinating stamps was easy.
 
 
I love the edging stamps!

 
After I stamped various stamps I layered with the Frameworks honeycomb die.  I followed the Tim Holtz technique to distress using glue and a distress marker.  I love creating this grungy look.

 
After I stamped I used my honeycomb stencil and spritzed with pumice stone.  Keeping it all tied together.

 
I cut the jumbo tattered pinecone creating a large rose flower.  Then added some holiday greens.

 
For the front of the ATB I layered a Fleur DE Les and some metal elements.

 
I double stacked the Eifeel  Tower.  The tattered pinecone rosettes are grouped at the base with the Butterfly Duo cut and inked with watercolor paper. 

 
Thank you so much for Hopping by!  Be sure to check out all the amazing inspiration and follow the links.  Don't miss out on some great prizes.  Comment here and all the blogs for a chance to WIN!  They will be checking!  Good Luck!
 
 
From the Stampendous Blog:
 
"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. 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!"
 
 
 
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I'll be sneaking this ATB in for A Vintage Journey Challenge- Special Numbers
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge- No Rules


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Winter Blooms

I could really use some real flowers in my garden! But...I'll take some paper ones;)   Welcome Back to me!  I've been gone awhile but I'm home again...and freezing. 
 
By now if you live in a cold part of the world you're longing for something other than snow.  This time Frilly and Funkie what to brighten your day with a "Winter Blooms" Challenge!  Use flowers in any way you want and play along for a chance to win some shopping time!
I started with the Eileen Hull Canister die and no idea where I was going.
 

 I decided on an ocean theme. 
(I made this before I left to Florida so I suppose warm weather was on the mind)

 
I used distress paint to ink the sand and sea horse.  I used my spritzer and distress marker chipped sapphire and the speckles stencil for his spots.  Then crackled.
 
 
I cut the movers and shapers sand dollar then inked with antique linen distress paint.  I sprinkled some distress embossing powder to make it look sanded.

 
I cut some spring greenery for the plants with core paper.

 
I grabbed a tattered pinecone flower from my handy jar of pre-made flowers and attached. 
 
 
For the top of the canister die I used a mini cabinet card.  I used Wendy Vecchi embossing texture paste then tucked this All Occasions card in it. 

 
I inked the Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard "Relax" with distress paints, shabby shutters, peeled paint and tumbled glass.

 
I coated the canister die with gesso.  Then I sprayed distress stains broken china and tumbled glass.  Using the spritzer, chipped sapphire distress marker and bubbles stencil for an underwater effect.

 
Gotta use scrabble tiles inked with tumbled glass.

 
I used twine to frame everything out.  It has a nautical look.
 
 
Don't be shy and make sure to share your creative project with the Frilly and Funkie team.  Just include a flower to brighten up your blog! 
 
 
 
 
Challenges I'll be playing in.
 
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge- A Piece of Paradise
A Vintage Journey- Tic Tac Toe
Ribbon (Cabinet Frame, Canister die)
 Dies cuts (Sea Horse, Canister)
 Stains (Canister, sea horse)
 
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Art with Heart Challenge; Projects to Love

I am back from my 2 week holiday and couldn't wait to create!  I missed all my crafty things, blogging and blogger peeps!  Here's a little something I whipped up to get me back into my craft room!
 
I know Valentines has passed and the chocolates have been snarfed.  However, the Art with Heart Challenge is all month long.  The Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is sharing their awesome projects with you each week! 
This month the Cookie Box die is looking for a new home.  So I decided to use my Cookie Box die and show you how I used it.
 
 
Did you know you can stack this die!  I cut the mat board 2 times so I could stack.  This die comes with a hinge so you can create this mega Cookie Box.
 
 
 
You can see here I stacked one on top of the other.

 
I had to decide the topper...Festive Gent or... Layered Butterfly!  Decisions...

 
I just got the mini paper rosette die from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and I LOVE IT!  I just had to add some.

 
Ohhh distress glitter how I love thee... In Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.  The Festive Gent is in Black Soot distress glitter.

 
 I attached the smaller mini rosette to the front.

 
Hey...who ate the Caramel Kisses!

 
I inked and decorated the inside of the cookie box die.
 
 
I filled the Cookie Box die with Kisses!
 
 
I added some tattered pinecone roses to the inside lid.  Then attached some twine to help with the weight.
 
 
I love all the layers, glitter and mini rosettes!

 
Make sure to enter this months Art with Heart Challenge and you could be the winner!
 
 
 Thanks for stopping by!  I so appreciated all the lovely comments on my posts while I was away.  Welcome to the new stalkers!
 
Challenge Time
 
Inspiration Journal- Love is in the Air
 
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