Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sizzix Hop With StencilGirl Stencils

Hello Stencil Lovers!
 
StencilGirl Stencils has teamed up with SIZZIX
for this latest hop!

The newest idea from Sizzix is
ARTIST TRADING BLOCKS.
Scoreboard Block Dies are designed by Sizzix Artist Eileen Hull.
Unlike Tags and ATC's
Artist Trading Blocks are Three Dimensional
so there are lots of surface areas to share your beautiful artwork.
 
3-D!
How cool is that? 
And in 3 sizes!

 
I used stencils on 3 of the 4 blocks I did.
I started out doing the smallest one.
I was just curious how it would go together.
Then I became more adventuresome!
I wondered about backgrounds
 and I added washi tape to the base of this bigger block.
Then gesso and stencils and markers and glaze pens.

 
I used the center flower of the Stitch a Greek Medallion Stencil
designed by Maria McGuire.
They lay nice and flat and easily fit
into a large envelope for mailing and trading.



The pastel medium sized block has an overall pattern
starting with a glaze pen and Andrew Borloz's 6" Wheel Spokes Set #2 



The little orange flowered block was strictly doodles. 

I put Terri Stegmiller's Broken Circles 6" Stencil
on each side of the second larger block
and embellished and doodled from there.

Don't forget to sign your art before you send it off!
What great trades these will make!!!

 
Did you know there is an Artist Trading Block Face Book Page?
And they have a website 'Artists on the Block' Website Here.
Don't forget to visit all the Hop Artists playing along today.
Comment on each one because there are prizes involved!



63 comments:

  1. Janet- holy cow! I love these! The colors, the doodling- love how you combined penwork with stencils- truly beautiful. Thanks so much for working with the blocks and playing along!

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  2. Your blocks are so pretty. The stencils combined with doodles is fabulous.

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  3. Great ATB's, loved the colors!

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  4. great choice of stencils used on ATB. I can see these ATB's being used as little gift boxes. how unique would that be
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. So fun Janet! So glad you got a taste for adventure with ATBs! They are addicting aren't they? I'm amazed by your doodling skills, the glaze pen stenciled block is so clever and the Greek medallions are a match made in ATB heaven!

    Fab creations!

    Amy*

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  6. PERFECT combination of stencil's and block's!!!

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  7. How beautiful your ATBs look... those stencils are amazing, and the colours are fabulous!
    Alison x

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  8. What an amazing set of blocks you've made! You are so right that these will make the best best best trades!

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  9. Happy blocks!! That's what these are :)

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  10. Love how you took your daily art journaling into three-dimensions, Janet!
    So bright, intricate and full of joy!!

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  11. Very bright ans happy colors. Great job.

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  12. So whimsical and fun ~ beautiful blocks, Janet!

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  13. Very nicely done Janet! I love your awe and wonder over the products! Very inspiring indeed! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. love your page,thank you for the chance to win! love your page..

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  15. These are just gorgeous! I LOVE the colors and beautiful detail!

    ~Linda

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  16. Beautifully done. I love all your happy colors and beautiful patterns.

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  17. Wow Janet! I was thinking of getting the largest size block die. Now I'm thinking I NEED all of them. They work so well together ;-) Theresa x

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  18. Love the colors and the whimsy design!

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  19. How pretty! I love the one with four flowers on each side - the colors grab me.

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  20. So pretty! I love the doodly look of the blocks.

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  21. Be still my beating heart! These are fabulous. Love your colors and stencil choices and doodling. I can hardly wait to get these and in 4 sizes.

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  22. They're all so wonderful individually, and they look incredible all together!

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  23. Love all your doodling on top of the stenciling, Janet! How fun!

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  24. Fabulous blocks, love the different sizes all together like that.

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  25. Fabulous collection of blocks. I love how they all coordinate together. Can't wait.

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  26. I love these they are so soft and pretty!

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  27. Love the colors. Soft pastels. The blocks are a great idea.

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  28. I love the colors! So cheerful! Great patterns.

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  29. I think these are just brilliant & I'm really enjoying how different you're all making them look! Great that they can be decorated flat, posted and then assembled on receipt - would make a great swap!!

    http://steamfairiecraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Janet, your blocks are so colorful and happy! Thanks for hopping!

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  31. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! you rocked the cubes!

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  32. Wow, these are so beautiful, colorful and really happy. Love this hop

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  33. It's the pages of your art journals on 3-D! They are dainty, colorful and so you! :) Great job!

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  34. I love how you decorated your boxes. I didn't realize there are 3 different sizes. What a great new die!!!

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  35. Fantastic, love this. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I love the happy spring like colour theme you have chosen. It is so sweet!

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  37. You are all just so so talented!

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  38. I think I love this die! I can see lots of cool options and I already have a Vagbond, so I am ready to rock it!

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  39. These are wonderful! I love your colors!

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  40. Fabulous boxes! Love your colors and doodles!

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  41. I just love the colours that you have used on your blocks and how creative you have been with the use of the stencils. They really look great!

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  42. These coordinate beautifully and make the most of both the stencils and the space.

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  43. You did a colorful, creative job on these blocks! Very cool!

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  44. Wonderfully creative! Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Cool colors and stencils they remind me of a kaleidoscope very beautiful!

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  46. Janet, look at the variety of creations... I just love them!

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  47. these stencils really work well together. great inspiration.

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  48. Gorgeous colors. Love the doily look images on them. Awesome

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  49. Thanks for sharing these lovely samples. Great stencils.

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  50. just love what you did. reminds me of zentangle. sure am hoping to win these great prizes. thanks for the chance. xoxo

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  51. Gorgeous blocks! I love how unique each is, wonderful use of the different stencils and I love all the different techniques!

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