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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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