Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Steampunk Dramatic Society - Artist Trading Blocks Stampendous Style

Steampunk Artist Trading Block Stampendous
Hello Friends! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my previous post with the Vintage Valentine Radio card and tutorial and for all your 'get well' wishes. It looks like my health troubles are going to hang around for a little longer so please bear with me during this time...{hugs to all}.

But despite all the troubles I am still trying my best to keep up with my DT commitments and today I'm having fun at the 'Block Party'!

This week our Stampendous gang is joining the Inspiration Team from Eileen Hull Designs for a week long play-time with Artist Trading Blocks and we hope you will play with us, too! Come and join us to explore these blocks of creativity, learn new ways to create within your current style and find inspiration to try something new.


This dimensional form of crafting is sure to 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, 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 Scoreboards™ XL Square Box Die die to cut your own ATB boxes! 

And if that wasn't enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include international hoppers, too! I say 'yay' to that!


Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team will be posting a little longer than us so the comment deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week to drool over fabulous makes and comment to increase your chance of winning. 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 might get a little lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th :).

And while hopping, connect with us on your favourite social media platforms!

Stampendous Links:
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Eileen Hull Links:
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Shop Eileen Hull Sizzix DiesFollow Eileen Hull: Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Google +* Instagram

The Artists on the Block Links:
The Artists on the Block Blog
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So now - my project. Welcome to my Steampunk Dramatic Society! :) A bit different from my usual colourful shabby chic vibe, isn't it? LOL.


I had a lot of fun playing with DecoArt's Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff, Quinacridone Gold and Paynes Grey and Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish as well as these fantastic Stampendous Industrial stamps designed by Andy Skinner. I played with Andy's Faux Rust and Dirty Wash/Glaze techniques.


I also added some side panels stamped with White Opaque StazOn ink using the cling Steampunk set, embellished with some funky MDF shapes adhered with Adhesive Sheets.


I also added some black glittered alphas (K&Co) to the sides.


The inside of the block looks a bit like a Jack In The Box :). I first stamped the NK Studio's Fiesta pattern onto gold card and then stamped the Drama Masks with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then I fussy cut them and popped them onto some acetate strips and fixed them inside the box with Crafty Power Tape. I also added strips of an old photo film (if you want to recycle yours, too, make sure you first scan the images onto your computer first, otherwise they will be lost forever!) which I crinkled with my heat tool.


The backdrop of my theatre scene was created with Reel Movies and Film Elements stamped onto BoBunny Time Piece Stripe and Monte Paper Mill Take2 papers. I used lots of Crafty Foam Tape to create the layers. I also added some Steampunk 'fascinators' to the masks using old watch parts and Small Dodz.


And you might have also spotted the cool picture wheel I created using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Picture Wheel. Again, I used an old photo film for the slides and sandwiched them between two die cuts - don't they look fab?


I finished the piece with some die cut gears at the back and wooden feet.

Here are today’s participating designers -

Be sure to check all the creations - they are sure to be mind blowingly gorgeous and super creative!

Thanks for popping in and for all your lovely comments. And if you enjoyed this inspiration from me, be sure to have a nosey around my blog for other projects and ideas. Perhaps you might even like to click that 'Follow My Blog' button on the right to see what I'm up to in the future :).

Good luck in the prize draw!

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I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe (metal, stamps, mediums)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a little texture
Altered Art Challenge Blog February - Anything Goes

55 comments:

Ina Good said...

Asia this is a fantastic Steampunk box!I love how you combined all the products from stampendous along with Tim Holtz!

christi said...

oh my, this block is awesome. I love the steampunk theme and just wowed by how everything pops "in your face" this is super cute.

barbara macaskill said...

So sorry to hear that your health issues don't want to let go! Must be it knows what a great person you are and doesn't want to leave you! Sending healthy thoughts and prayers your way!
Your ATB is absolutely amazing! I love the masks and the color palette is perfect! I love that you added feet and chose to have the masks and film strips coming out of the box. Absolutely fantbuliscious!! TFS!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! Your talent knows no bounds ... This is terrific!!! Beautiful work ... Feel better soon

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hope you feel better soon. I adore you ATB, fabulous design and I am thrilled to be a part of this hop with you. Tracy x

Julie's Lifestyle said...

What a beautiful and gorgeous work of art you made! I do hope that you feel better and get well soon. Take care.
Julie

Mary C. Nasser said...

So inventive and dynamic and unique, Asia! Wow!

Snoopy said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been well. I hope you have a quick and complete recovery. Love these blocks. Finally ATCs can stand on their own instead of being stuffed in a binder. Love it!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what an amazing creation! There are so many wonderful elements, it's hard to zoom in on just one thing! Brilliant! :)

cghundley said...

Wowza! Awesome
creation! Great
design and love
all the elements
you used.
Carla from Utah

Susan Falkler said...

Wow, so much stuff in such a small box. Very nice, great imagination!

Mary Holshouser said...

A beautiful box and so many fun details. Glad you were able to make this box - hope you get to feeling "all better" soon.
thanks for sharing and take care of yourself.

Noreen said...

How clever to use the gears as movie reels!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

At the Inlet said...

This block would make such a wonderful graduation present for a theatrical major. It is just lovely.

McStamper said...

Awesome art block.

Marlene L said...

Outstanding! Your attention to detail is awesome! Thank you for sharing your creative jewel!

Eileen Hull said...

WOW Asia! This ATB is fantastic! You have so many amazing techniques in play here- simply stunning! Thanks for working with the Artist Trading Blocks...

Frann said...

What an artful box!!

Louise said...

Totally amazing! I love every detail!

Lisa H said...

this is fabulous!!

Wyvern said...

Whoa...that is super cool! I love the textures there and your use of film strip...brilliant! It's just a darling piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

LChippy76 said...

W O W !!!
GREAT Detail ;)
So Creative!!!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Tracy Welham said...

Wow fantastic! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Pam Beatty said...

I LOVE this box! What a stunning design. You are so-o-o-o-o talented.
I pray that your health issues resolve in the not too distant future.

D.Ann said...

Fab! Love the old film mixed in! Thought the sides were viewmasters... I forget I have that die... need to get it out and use it! Thx for the inspiration!

HelenM said...

love it!!

windinstarsranch said...

Awesome. Love the colors together.

BurningRubber said...

This is so fantastic! I love the steam punky vibe and the theme.

Debbie K. said...

Oh my gosh Asia! You blow my mind with this totally AMAZING box. Thank you for sharing this with us. So inspiring. LOVE IT!!!

Iris said...

Oh, such an amazing work of art - Love the steam punk look and the masks.
isoscia at aol dot com

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Fabulous imaginative box that would thrill any dramatist, actor, writer...Mahalo for sharing. Sending tradewinds filled with sunshine, balmy breezes, and the scent of the Pacific to hasten good health to you.

Meme said...

I do believe you ROCKED this ATB! So creative and fabulous! Amazing!
Thanks for sharing it!

JPScraps said...

This ATB is AMAZING!Great colors and so much detail! WOW

Michelle said...

That is awesome! So creative and unique! You definitely thought outside the box!

Jean Bullock said...

this is so fabulous. The techniques you used are awesome. I loved the drama masks and using the film was brilliant. I love it!

Sue D said...

Fantastic--I like the drama theme.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a fantastic piece and I love how it is bursting with energy and movement! You've almost defied gravity and I love how the whole thing feels...magical somehow. The color palette is so unique and I really liked how you made your "dramatic" word with the big letter R in the middle. It has great details that I thoroughly enjoyed seeing and I'm so glad you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow! That is just stupendously awesome & SO gorgeous. It's a work of art.

Redanne said...

An absolutely incredible work of art Asia! Hope you feel better soon...

A Pink said...

Fabulous piece! Asia

Lynn Price said...

Wow - I so admire your structural vision and expertise! Love you what you have done here - one of those pieces that continue to reveal little details here and there no matter how often looked at! And sending good thoughts for your health..... xx Lynn

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

An amazing piece of art - LOVE it!

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

Stunning block! So creative and inspiring ^.^

Carol w said...

Wow,awesome box, definitely out of the box!

Bunny said...

Nice steampunk, dramatic, kind of a glamour feel of the theater.

Judy said...

I love your take on the blocks! I wish I had as much talent and imagination as you. Thanks for sharing.

MaryBeth said...

OMG... your box is AMAZING! Love it.

Linda Knox said...

Awesome, awesome block. I'm at a loss for words.

Linda R said...

This is truly amazing my sweet friend. I LOVE this.

Hugs~

Julia S-W said...

A really creative piece which shows so many techniques and products. Great to see the DecoArt products and Andy's techniques and stamps here too!Thanks so much for joining my Tic Tac Toe challenge at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

Carol McCready said...

That ATC is so fun. Perfect steampunk theme.

Steph Ackerman said...

Love Love how dRamatic this is!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful box. I love the masks. TFS

Sandy said...

Great steampunk drama!

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