Thursday, February 26, 2015

Altered State!

Creativity has many dimensions.  Artist trading blocks provide a multi-dimensional canvas for your artistic expression.  It’s never been easier to create, collect and share your style with Stampendous stamps and Essentials!  Here's what I've created to share with you today:






Here's what I used to create this ATB:


DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ in Dolphin
DecoArt® Americana® in Grey Sky
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Archival Ink™ Jet Black Ink Pad
Solid Oak Steampunk™ Gears
BuildURBeads Wooden Beads 
Copic® Markers:  E95, 97, 99; C1, 3, 5, 7
Spellbinders® Labels Two Die Set
Spellbinders® Sprightly Sprockets Die Set
Golden® Extra Heavy Gel Medium - Matte
Acetate, Wire, Bottle Cap from my crafty stash


Here are today’s participating designers:


Lea Kimmel (me)


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, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. 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.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed my crazy creation!  I've provided you with some handy links below, please be sure to check them out!  See you again tomorrow.  Until then, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

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54 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you made a robot!!! Love it!! Love the little mechanic trying to fix his gears inside, what a fun project! :)

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  2. This is the most innovative way I have seen these blocks done! Genius! Love it!

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  3. Oh Lea! Your helicopter, I mean robot looks super cool! I love there are things going on inside is tummy lol

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  4. aww! wow this is one super cute Atb! Really made me smile :) x

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  5. he is sooooo cute!!! how creative!!

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  6. How genius is this! The peek-a-Boo window is Fab!

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  7. this is fantastic. Love all of the gears. Any little boy would love to have this in his room (I'm not a little boy but I'd love to have it for my room).
    thanks for sharing a wonderful box.

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  8. This is so cute!...very creative. :)

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  9. This is so adorable!! LOVE the mechanical puppy in a box! LOL Too sweet!

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  10. Love how you transformed your ATB, fantastic and the little mechanic inside is brilliant. Thrilled to be a part of this hop with you . Tracy x

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  11. Such a cool robot!! What a great imagination!

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  12. How fun - love this guy.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  13. I Love this robot!!!! How freakin cute is that!

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  14. This just could not be cuter if you tried!! Adore this project!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. This is awesome, Lea! Sparky has a hideout, that's brilliant! Thank you for being a part of the block party this week!

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  16. OMG! This turned out awesome! Love Sparky inside! So clever!

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  17. Holy cow Lea- how adorable is this! What a great idea and love the pup inside! Thanks for working with my die and showing how versatile it is! No one ever made a robot before!

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  18. Your ATB is so, so creative - I love it!!

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  19. I love the robot / steampunk look!

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  20. How much is that doggie in the robot window? Oh I do hope he is for sale..... : ) TOO CUTE!!

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  21. He is soooo adorable. You're imagination is sparking some great ideas. Must get to my craft room!

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  22. So cute - great use of those stamps! Thanks for showing the window option - terrific idea!! xx Lynn

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  23. Pretty cute and so
    original! Looks fun.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. what fun such a quirky steampunk dog in a box. very creative.

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  25. Cute box, love that you added a window.

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  26. I adore this ATB!!! I love the robot itself but adding the window to peer inside was just a brilliant idea! It just makes you want to pick it up and peer inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. I love robots & this one is SO cute! I also love his little buddy inside. Terrific ATB.

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  28. Fun - F U N - FUN !!!
    My Grandsons would LOVE this!!!
    So U N I Q U E !!!

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  29. Oh, I so wish I had a grandson. I would love to make him a robot like this....What am I saying? I could make one for my adult son. He'd love to put it by his computer. Great idea!

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  30. Awesome little chap! Creative blessings, Tracy x

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  31. Omg! How creative is this! Amazing idea ^.^ love it ♡

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  32. This is great. It reminds me of Robbie the Robot. I love it.

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  33. What a fun little project! This would be great for a boy's birthday or just because. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  34. Wonderful, just love the fun and great idea. TFS,

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  35. Never thought of a window in the box. What a great idea!

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  36. OMG, how fun. What a great, original idea.

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  37. This is the fun-est ATB I ever have seen! This is just soooo cute!

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  38. Lea this is SO cute! I absolutely love the acetate front with the pup inside. What a clever way to use this ATB.

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  39. Oh My Gosh this one gave me a chuckle. Very clever. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

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  40. What a fun little decor piece for a kid's room!!!!

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