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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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  1. Gorgeous Nicole! Love the butterfly and all your flowers and foliage! hugs :)

  2. I love this block! I have a friend whose daughter is in France...his would be the perfect gift!!!

  3. Gorgeous, love the dimension you achieved and the Fleur de Lis is gorgeous. Beautiful colours, butterfly and flowers, love the arrangement. Hugs . Tracy x

  4. OMG! This is gorgeous! From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the tiny little birds at the bottom, it's awesome!

  5. nicely done - luv the whole grunge look

  6. Beautiful work of always!!! :)

  7. Beautiful. The flowers are so pretty - love the blue one.
    The butterflies are bright and colorful.
    The grey tones really make the colors pop.
    thanks for sharing a fantastic piece

  8. Beautiful work. Love the tower and all the details.

  9. Such a romantic box! I love how you didn't go overboard with embellishments! I think that the simplicity makes it that much more amazing!! TFS!

  10. Oh my,that is just gorgeous!!! I just ordered Eilleen Hull's Block Die,can't wait to play with it!!!

  11. So pretty - love the butterflies and the flowers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  12. You never fail to impress and inspire, Nicole! Love this gorgeous Parisian themed ATB! I really like how the box is all black and white and gray, but the flowers and butterflies are such a great springy pop of contrast and color.
    Fabulous work, as usual!

  13. You really have done a wonderful job with those delicate stamps, I love your Parisian themed ATB - the butterflies are gorgeous! Anne xx

  14. Love how you made the tiny stamps work for a really dramatic piece! This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week!!!

  15. This is so pretty! I would love to make something similar to this for a friend of mine who was born in France.

  16. Wow - first I have seen or heard of trading blocks - but WOW absolutely stunning

  17. I don't know what to say first. I love the way you created all the various elements, and then how they look when you put them together.

    Crafty Journal

  18. Ooh-la-la... FAB! Especially love the butterflies... they stand out even more against the grey background!

  19. I love this make, Nicole!! Love your stamping, and I am with you - those edging stamps are awesome! Love everything about this - the colors, the textures, the honeycomb patterning, the butterflies.....way to go, girl!! xx Lynn

  20. Wonderful as always Nicole! I really enjoy "stalking" your blog!!

  21. Oooo la la! I love it. Great techniques. Well done.

  22. Very pretty and so
    fun to look at! Great
    Carla from Utah

  23. Beautiful. Love the French elements you used.

  24. Beautiful. Love the French elements you used.

  25. love how this is kind of romantic grunge. just beautiful.

  26. I just love this so much Nicole!

  27. I love the romance in this design but it's still got that touch of grunge. A lovely block!

  28. That is beautiful. I love the stamping on the ATB & the bright embellishments are so pretty.

  29. Such a gorgeous box - love all those details! Amazing work!

  30. Springtime in Paris what more can you ask for gorgeous!

  31. LOVE how the Colors of the Butterfly, Flowers, etc. just add to the detail of the Box!! TFS!!!!

  32. I love the way this project turned out. It's really beautiful. You can tell a lot of love went into this one.

  33. Ooo la la! So pretty! I love the Paris theme and the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing

  34. That's a truly beautiful piece of art! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  35. Very beautiful Fleur de lis and the look of France. Nice creativity with the colors.

  36. Gorgeous with that metal look and delicate butterfly and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  37. I love the arrangement, the dimension you achieved and the Fleur de Lis , the colors the butterfly and flowers, TFS.

  38. Love you unconventional colors and that butterfly! And the "9" is my favorite of all!I think I'm in love! It is always a pleasure to see your work!

  39. Love everything about this box... the chalky posit, your use of all those great stamps and your bashful butterfly and tower.

  40. Beautiful. The colors of the butterflies and flowers really pop against this background.

  41. Stunning work!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  42. Nicole this ATB is stunning! You did a fabulous job with your background stamps. Beautiful work!

  43. This reminds me of Paris in the Spring. Love how you added the pop of color on the top. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

  44. Stunning ATB with fantastic details. Love the stamping and fabulous layers
    Thanks for joining in with us at AVJ for Brenda's Special numbers challenge
    Hugs Annie x

  45. Wonderfully designed and put together Nicole, it is such a beautiful 3D project.
    Thanks for linking it to A Vintage Journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  46. What wonderful dimension on this fun box - with your Eiffel Tower, layered flowers and butterfly - thanks for joining us in the AVJ Special Numbers Challenge!

  47. Yet another fabulous 3D creation Nicole! I love the Eiffel Tower in it's floral bouquet and the stamping on the ATB. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  48. Beautiful Parisian ATB Nicole, love all your beautiful layers and techniques! Congratulations on your pinworthy mention at A Vintage Journey, well deserved for this gorgeous project.


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