Under the Sea and Up in the Air Artist Trading Blocks

Team ATB is here to take you on an artful journey under the sea and up, up in the air with some FANTASTIC, sculptural artist trading block designs!  Grab a snorkel, hold onto your hats and get ready to dive in to creative ATB inspiration beyond words…

Under the Sea Artist Trading Block by Lisa Hoel | TheArtistsOnTheBlock.com

Lisa Hoel is here to WOW you with a magnificent Under the Sea Artist Trading Block based on Tim’s September Tag technique.  There is no shortage of mixed-media marvels, Ranger Ink, and Sizzix goodness in this sea sculpture design.

A single photo does not even begin to capture the level of detail in this piece.  Swim on over to Lisa’s Blog for more incredible details.

Team ATB Lisa Hoel | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Oxana  will take you up, up and away with her heavenly Hot Air Balloon Artist Trading Block.  Again you’ll see mixed-media techniques galore coupled with sensational Sizzix die cutting and radical Ranger Inking.

Hot Air Balloon Artist Trading Block by Scrappylicious | TheArtiststOnTheBlock.com

Oxana’s Blog has many more details for you to peruse, certain to make YOUR creativity fly high!

Team ATB Oxana Moupasiridou | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

 

Have a well-traveled day!

Amy*

Welcome Fall Artist Trading Blocks

Fall is finally here!  Team ATB member Pam Bray is sharing a fun home decor piece to Welcome Fall using Artist Trading Blocks!

Welcome Fall Artist Trading Blocks by Pam Bray | @ArtTheBlock

 

How cute is this creation?  So many fun fall details have been added to this project it makes me want to grab a pumpkin latte and soak them in!  Pam has used fabulous fall inspired papers from Graphic 45 with Sizzix dies from Eileen Hull to create this darling Fall ATB home decor piece.  The best part is, Pam is also sharing a tutorial on how you can create this fun fall project for your home.  Stop by Pam’s Blog for more details and steps.

Team ATB Pam Bray | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

This project fits perfectly with the September Art with Heart Challenge theme “Fall Back”.  Have a fall themed creation you’d like to share?  Share your Fall Art with Heart HERE.

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Have a welcoming fall day!

Amy*

 

Artist Trading Blocks by Lisa Hoel

Team ATB member Lisa Hoel has been busy, busy coming up with new and improved Artist Trading Block techniques!  If you are in need of creative ATB inspiration you came to the right place!  Check out the latest and greatest ATB techniques from Lisa Hoel...

Artful Artist Trading Block by Lisa Hoel | @ArtTheBlock

This Artful ATB inspired by Tim Holtz August Tag technique is filled with mixed-media fabulousness and a heaping dose of Tim Holtz idea-ology!  I adore this design…talk about inspiring!  You won’t want to miss a single detail featured on this amazing artist trading block.  See them HERE.

Next, Lisa shares her softer side with this gorgeous Cameo Artist Trading Block!  Again, Lisa let’s you in on even MORE creative mixed-media techniques used to create this shabby-chic ATB design.

Vintage Cameo Artist Trading Block by Lisa Hoel | Eileenhull.com

Check out more details on this lovely ATB design on Lisa’s Blog HERE.

Team ATB Lisa Hoel | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Learn tricks of the ATB trade from the talented Lisa Hoel HERE.

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Now that you’ve got some amazing ATB technique inspiration courtesy of Lisa Hoel why not give one or more of these techniques a try?  There’s a new Art with Heart Challenge for September so feel free to share your creations with us HERE  and check out more ATB inspiration from the Inspiration Team!

Have an inspiring day!

Amy*

Hip to Be Square Block Hop Recap

Hey there ATB friends!  The Hip to Be Square Block Hop with Team ATB and Frilly and Funkie is coming to an end.  Today we will be recapping all of the fantastic Artist Trading Blocks created during the hop.   This has been a wonderful hop filled to the brim with ATB inspiration from both teams and challenge participants.  I’m sure you’ll agree that these gals sure know how to “Think outside the Block”!

Hip to Be Square Artist Trading Block Hop | @ArtTheBlock

Below you will find links to all of the beautiful and creative Artist Trading Blocks pictured.  Big thanks to Team ATB and the Frilly and Funkie DT for their amazing, creative ATB inspiration!

Team ATB

Desk Organizer ATB by Pam Bray

Family ATB by Diana Hetherington

Sea Horse ATB by Anne Redfern

ATB Charm by Oxana Moupasiridou

Crackle Paste ATB by Claudine Criner

 

Frilly and Funkie DT

Ocean Themed ATB Tower by Trace Metcalfe

Chest of Drawers ATB by Sue Carrington

Halloween Treat ATB Tower by Linda Coughlin

Sin City Motors ATB collection by Jenny Marples

Lacy and Lovely ATB Tower by Rebecca Deeprose

Paper Peony ATB by Cec Wintonyk

Vintage Halloween ATB Tower by Linda Coughlin

Attic Treasures ATB by Nancy Dynes

 

In addition to Team ATB and the Frilly and Funkie “rocking the block” the entries in the Hip to Be Square challenge were capital “A” AMAZING!  If you haven’t linked up you have till the end of day to do so so get those entries in HERE for a chance at a shopping spree to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Each entry was sooo clever and creative!  Here’s my top 3 picks in no particular order…

Donna Gibson went above and beyond the “Wow” factor with this gorgeous ATB Topiary!  This is a never before seen use for Artist Trading Blocks.  I for one am in awe of this creation.

Artist Trading Block Topiary by Donna Gibson | @ArtTheBlock

Stop by Donna’s blog for more details on this clever and oh so creative ATB design!

Next, we have this beautifully stamped and multi-dimensional Artistic Outpost ATB created by Suzz’s Stamping Spot.  I adore the vintage look of this design.  Each element has been placed perfectly!

Artistic Outpost Artist Trading Block by Suzz's Stamping Spot | @ArtTheBlock

Head on over to Suzz’s Stamping Spot for more details and photos of this charming ATB.

Finally, we have yet another new use for Artist Trading Blocks from Jackie Blackman...an ATB Photo Album holder!  How clever to use an Artist Trading Block as an artful container for handmade photo albums!

Artist Trading Block Photo Album Holder by Jackie Blackman | @ArtTheBlock

Speaking of photos, Jackie has plenty more photos and a tutorial on how you can create this inspired Artist Trading Block project on her blog HERE.

 

So how’s that for creative Artist Trading Block inspiration?  Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing ATB’s created for the Hip to Be Square challenge at Frilly & Funkie and link up YOUR creations HERE.

You can find ATB Sizzix dies and other creative supplies at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

 


Have a hip to be square day!

Amy*

Hip to Be Square Artist Trading Blocks

Hi there ATB fans!  Team ATB is back with another installment of inspiration for the “Hip to Be Square” challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  Team ATB and the Frilly and Funkie DT have been rocking the block for sure!  There is no shortage of ATB inspiration when these two teams get together.  Yesterday the Funkie side of F&F showed us how hip it IS to be square (See their Amazing ATB’s HERE).  Today it’s Team ATB’s turn to inspire you.  Check it…

 

Anne Redfern starts us off with this stunning Seahorse Artist Trading Block!  Sand, Sea horses and blueprint stamps…what could be better?

Hip to Be Square Artist Trading Blocks: Sea Horse ATB by Anne Redfern | @ArtTheBlock

Anne is sharing a fantastic tutorial on how she created this sea-faring ATB design that you can see HERE.

Team ATB Anne Redfern | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Claudine Criner gets creative with Crackle paste and MORE Blueprint stamps!  You won’t want to miss this lavishly, layered design featuring creative uses of Sizzix Dies and Ranger Ink products!

Hip to Be Square Artist Trading Blocks: Crackle Paste ATB by Claudine Criner | @ArtTheBlock

Stop by Claudine’s blog for a fabulous tutorial on this fun Artist Trading Block technique!

Team ATB Claudine Criner | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Diana Hetherington also got her “crackle on” with this fantastic Family ATB!

Hip to Be Square Artist Trading Blocks: Family ATB by Diana Hetherington | @ArtTheBlock

Visit Diana’s blog for a full tutorial on this family inspired Artist Trading Block design!

Team ATB Diana Hetherington | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

How’s that for amazing ATB inspiration?  Want even more Artist Trading Block design inspiration?  Check out the Frilly side  HERE.  Feeling Funkie?  You can see Funkie ATB designs HERE.  We want to see your “Hip to be Square” creations too so join in the fun at Frilly and Funkie and link up your creations HERE.  You won’t want to miss the amazing ATB’s that have been linked up so far…WOW!

The winner will receive a shopping spree to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

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Speaking of prizes double your chances of winning awesome craft supplies by sharing your creations at the “Art with Heart Challenge” too!  Our challenge this month is Anything Goes and the winner will receive a die of their choice from Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix collection “Vintage Kitchen” when it’s released!

Have a hip to be square day!

Amy*

 

Artist Trading Block Charm

Hello there ATB friends!  I’m happy to announce that Team ATB has joined forces with the Frilly and Funkie DT for the “Hip to be Square” challenge!  It’s going to be a “Block Hop” filled with creative Artist Trading Block inspiration!  The Frilly and Funkie DT kicked the challenge off with a serious BANG yesterday.  You can check out their amazing Artist Trading Blocks HERE.

Today, it’s Team ATB’s turn to take a crack at the “Hip to be Square” challenge and I’m sure you’ll agree Oxana knocked it out of the park with this lovely Artist Trading Block Charm!  How cool is this?  It sure is “Hip” to be a square you can wear!

Artist Trading Block Charm by Scrappylicious | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Oxana’s designs are never lacking in detail.  You’ll keep going back again and again so you don’t miss a thing.  I spy Tim Holtz remnant rub charms, pen nibs, hitch fasteners…oh my!  Stop by Oxana’s blog for more fabulous details and steps on this gorgeous Artist Trading Block Charm!

Team ATB Oxana Moupasiridou | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

You can enter the “Hip to be Square” Challenge (and get a heaping dose of ATB inspiration while you’re at it) at Frilly and Funkie HERE  For all your creative ventures ATB or otherwise you’ll find must have supplies at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  If you enjoy hard to find supplies and fast shipping this is THE place to shop :)  Enter your “Hip to be Square” creations for a chance at a shopping spree to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!


Stop by the Frilly and Funkie Blog today to see an over the top amazing Steampunk ATB from Guest Designer Kerstin!  Prepare to be amazed!

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Want to “double-down” on your chances to win crafty prizes?  The Art with Heart Challenge this month is “Anything Goes” so come by and link up!  While you are there you can preview the soon to be released New Sizzix Collection from Eileen Hull…Vintage Kitchen!  One lucky winner will receive a die of their choice from Vintage Kitchen once it’s released.

We’ll be back next week with more amazing Artist Trading Blocks from Team ATB and Frilly & Funkie!

Amy*

Back to School Artist Trading Block Desk Organizer

Hi there ATB friends!  Can you believe the summer is almost over?  It’s time to start getting ready for going back to school and the super talented Pam Bray has an Artist Trading Block design that will help you make the grade!  Seriously, how cool is this Back to School Artist Trading Block Desk Organizer?

Back to School Artist Trading Block Desk Organizer by Pam Bray | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

 

Forget about an apple for teacher, Pam has created a gorgeous artist trading block desk organizer complete with post it notes and a pen holder.  She has also adorned her functional ATB in her signature Graphic 45 style!  What teacher wouldn’t want to pretty up their desk with this fun organizer?

Stop by Pam’s blog for more details on this innovative Artist Trading Block desk organizer.  Who knew ATB’s could make such fabulous teacher gifts?

Team ATB Pam Bray | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Have an Artist Trading Block or other creations you’d like to share?  Be sure to stop by the Art with Heart Challenge and link up…our challenge this month is “Anything Goes” and the winner will receive a die of their choice from Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix Collection “Vintage Kitchen” when it’s released.  You can check out samples and preview the Collection HERE.

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Stay tuned next week for more amazing ATB’s as Team ATB and the Frilly and Funkie DT will be teaming up for the “Hip to be Square” block hop!

Have an A+ day!

Amy*

Creative Artist Trading Blocks from Team ATB and Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

Hi there ATB fans!  Today we have some extra special Artist Trading Blocks to share with you courtesy of Team ATB and the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team.  Wait till you see these clever new designs!  ATB inspiration awaits…

Diana Hetherington is here to wow you with her ink-credible creativity!  How lovely is this Frozen Chariot Artist Trading Block?

Frozen Chariot Artist Trading Block by Diana Hetherington | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Don’t miss an inky good tutorial on how to create this innovative ATB with Sizzix embossing folders, Alcohol Ink and lots of Tim Holtz idea-ology on Diana’s Blog.

 

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team member Beatriz Jennings has created a fantastic Noel Artist Trading Block!  It’s never to early to get a jump start on holiday prep and this ATB is sure to get you in the spirit!

Noel Artist Trading Block Tower by Beatriz Jennings | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Stop by Beatriz’s blog for more details.

It never ceases to amaze me all of the clever ways there are to create with  Artist Trading Blocks.  It just goes to show you, “It’s hip to be a square!”

Have a creative day!

Amy*

Creative Artist Trading Blocks from Team ATB

Hey there ATB fans!  Get ready for some knock your socks off Artist Trading Block designs from the oh so talented Team ATB!  These creative Artist Trading Block designs are sure to amaze you and give your creative mojo a big time boost!

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Oxana created a super fabulous Alice in Wonderland Tea Box Artist Trading Block!  This mixed-media ATB project is a real stunner indeed…holy details batman!

Alice in Wonderland Tea Box Artist Trading Block by Scrappylicious | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Mixed-media, Alice in Wonderland  and ATB fans alike will appreciate every magical detail that went into this amazing project so stop by Oxana’s blog for a heaping dose of inspiration!

Team ATB Oxana Moupasiridou | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Lisa Hoel shares a new sentimental spin on the Artist Trading Block tower with this fabulous sewing inspired design!  Lisa created this beautiful ATB tower as in honor of a friends Mother who loved to sew.

Artist Trading Block Sewing Tower by Lisa Hoel | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Stop by Lisa’s blog for more on this Oh “sew” beautiful Artist Trading Block tower.

Team ATB Lisa Hoel | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Claudine Criner has a Red, White and BEAUTIFUL Artist Trading Block filled on all sides with inky creativity!  I adore this color scheme and all of the creative details Claudine has added to this artful ATB!

Red, White and Beautiful Artist Trading Block by Claudine Criner | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Stop by Claudine’s blog and fall in “love” with every Red, White and Beautiful detail plus lots of inky good tips and tricks!

Team ATB Claudine Criner | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Pam Bray our reigning Artist Trading Block Party favor queen has a new design sure to make your artful heart soar!  How beautiful is this Hot Air Ballon ATB featuring Coredination’s and Craftwell?

Hot Air Balloon Artist Trading Block by Pam Bray | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Float on over to Pam’s Blog for a fab tutorial on how to create your own Hot Air Balloon ATB.

Team ATB Pam Bray | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Wowzas!  Team ATB continues to amaze month after month don’t they?  Be sure to stop by and enter your creations at the Art with Heart “Red, White and Beautiful Challenge” for your chance to win a custom set of Red, White and Blue ATB’s!

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There you will also find new projects and recap of all the gorgeous projects created this month by Team ATB and the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team.

Have an inspired day!

Amy*

Money Box Artist Trading Block

Today we have Team ATB member Anne Redfern here to share another fun and functional use for Artist Trading Blocks!  Just when you thought ATB’s couldn’t get any more fun Anne went ahead and put a little function into her fabulous Money Box Artist Trading Block!

Money Box Artist Trading Block by Anne Redfern | @ArtTheBlock #TeamATB

 

Anne has always been an innovator when it comes to Artist Trading Block designs and her latest Money Box ATB project is no exception!  You won’t want to miss all of the fantastic London style details included in this project plus a tutorial from the master mind herself!  Stop by Anne’s Blog for more.

Team ATB Anne Redfern | @ArtTheBlock #TheATB

Do you have some Art or Artist Trading Blocks you’d like to share?  Come link up at the Art with Heart Challenge HERE.  This month’s prize is a limited edition set of Red, White and Blue ATB’s and other fun goodies!

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Have a red, white and beautiful day!

Amy*