Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stampendous & Elieen Hull Artist Trading Block Hop

Hello, we are having some fun this week! The Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is combining forces with the Stampendous Team to share some fabulous Artist Trading Blocks with you. Prizes and inspiration await so be sure to read all the details at the bottom of the post.

I received the Steampunk Shoes, Horse & Rider and Leather Flowers stamps plus a super cool embossing powder called "Spoonful of Rust". Hmmm… steampunk western…


I imagine this "artifact" as an antique music box found rusting away in a southwestern ghost town. Once upon a time you could wind it up and listen to it play "Home on the Range" while the cowboy rode his bucking horse. Surely, a marvel of clockwork ingenuity! And let's not forget the hand tooled leather panels on the sides:

"Leather" is embossing on faux leather paper plus antiquing

More exposed clockwork

Top detail
I explain how to create the side shadow boxes in my Alice in Wonderland ATB post. Check it out for instructions. ;-)

Now, did I mention that there are prizes to go along with this "Block" Party? Three (3) winners will be randomly chosen from comments on all the blogs during our collaboration posts. 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!

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

Thank you for stopping by today! Here are the Thursday designers that are playing in the block party.

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Most of the supplies I used for this ATB can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE there to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)
 


48 comments:

  1. Amazing!! You nailed it, it DOES remind me of a vintage circus musical box! What an amazing window to the inside! Love the colours and patterns! :)

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  2. I sooooo love this! I love all the detail and your little peak windows.

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  3. Very cool ATB! Love the added gears and the key!

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  4. The box has an oriental feel to it. Very pretty. Love the shadow box effect.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful box

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  5. LOVE the music box theme!! I think the rust really makes it perfect!! TFS!

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  6. I love the aperture within your design Lisa and the stand is fabulous. Love the rusty elements too and how you used the imagery. Hugs. Tracy x

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  7. Love the gears and the cowboy. The spoonful of rust EP is pretty awesome too.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  8. Tracy, I love the music box theme, so romantic looking!

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  9. Wow! This looks just like a vintage toy! What a gorgeous creation, hard to believe this is just paper! Thanks so much for sharing along with us. We are learning so much from your team on this hop!!

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  10. Awesome! Love the stand and the key on top!

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  11. WOW!!! I love this!!! It looks as though it could really work and you could watch the bronco buck his rider. It's incredible!

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  12. Lisa WOW! You are amazing. I love the bucking bronco and the steampunk western touches. Who knew that would work so well together? So cool!

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  13. I love your story for the box - very fun!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  14. Love it! Would be fun to find a music box to tuck inside. : ) Especially love the 'leather' embossing!

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  15. Love this! The peek a boo windows are wonderful. So fun to see the "inner workings" of your music box!

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  16. Very cool. I love the side shadowbox idea. The hardware you added is so cool and I am loving that rust. Well done.

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  17. What a super fun creation
    and I love your imagination
    of 'finding it'!
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Yea!!! I am from the American Southwest, so this theme totally resonates with me - LOVE what you have done here! Love those windows also! Thanks for such great inspiration! xx Lynn

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  19. Great box, love the southwest steampunk, what fun!

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  20. love the music boxish look. so fab.

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  21. Fantastic! It is EXACTLY as you described it! I can hear the music playing now...Great project!

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  22. That is fantastic, such a great idea & I love the rust effect, it's so realistic.

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  23. An amazing project and I can't wait to see all as the block party progresses.

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  24. C O O L - Looks like an Antique Music Box !!!

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  25. I love how you made this look like an antique music box. I was thinking about a wind-up I have in my craft drawer. Wouldn't it be cool to put the two together? I'm going to check to see if it has an old time tune. If it does, I'm going to put the two together. Voila!!

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  26. Wow this is pretty darn awesome! Such creative talent you have! I love it!

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  27. Wow, that is super cool! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  28. I love how you created this to look like it winds up. Very nice.

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  29. What a fun little project. I think we would all have to admit that this is indeed thinking outside the block. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Fascinating ATB! Love the shadow box idea, going to try this!

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  31. Wow... it does look like an artifact!

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  32. I like your steampunk western themed music box.

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  33. lsuh texture n love the exposed clockwork - very clever ! x

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  34. Very, very creative and original

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  35. Lisa I love the story, I love the box and I love how you made the bucking horse with the cowboy! This is fantastic!

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  36. Wow this one has to turn and play music. It just looks like it should anyway. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

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  37. I love your creativity. Great details. TFS

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