Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September's Creative Challenge-Things with Wings

Hi !
Welcome to the Creative Team blog for the month of September. I hope you have had a good summer.
This month the creative challenge theme is Things with Wings.

We are  looking forward to seeing all your artwork and stamped projects that you submit in relation to this theme. To join in with this challenge (and you can join in as many times as you want), is simple; all we would like you to do is, make a piece of artwork, making sure that you include the theme and some rubber stamping. Pop back here to link up using the Inklinkz at the bottom of this post, so that we can see what you've made and then, leave us a comment to let us know you have joined in with the challenge. As always, there will be candy for one randomly picked entrant - the winner will receive £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!! You can also enter as many times as you like!

The team have independently chosen the same stamp set to make their creations, and not one of us knew which stamp set each other were using! Check out the different takes on it!




Distress Ink background over Versamark resist, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits - Mixed media and spiral flowers, Stamps used Dance A5 and Simple Swirls  




Acrylic paint as a background, covered by a slight coat of gesso. Gesso cleaned with a baby wipe through Flowers & Leaves long  @ Artistic Stamper Masks
Word Mask 6 x 6 @ Artistic Stamper Masks
butterfly from Butterflies #2 @ Butterflies & Birds and "free as a bird" quote from Fly size A6 @ Katy Leitch stamped with Cobalt Archival
Dancer (with Cobalt Archival) and wings (with French Ultramarine Archival) from Dance A5 @ Dance stamped on a cardboard, cut out and glued on to the page.


I used an already created tag which was inked with Distress ink, and some embossing powder througha stencil. The ballerina from the stamp set Dance was cut out and Distress inked with Abandoned Coral and Mermaid Lagoon. The wongs were cut out from old dictionary paper, and lightly distress inked. I added fine netting as a skirt.


We hope that you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
I will be back in a couple of days with the winner of last month's Challenge.
Have a very creative month
{hugs}
Jennie


Saturday, 29 August 2015

Kiki Card by Gemma

Hi All

I don't tend to make many cards these days, but every so often the mood takes me and I try to run with it, and I really enjoyed it.


Sitting on the table was a sheet of white card stock that I had used to mop up some green ink for a different project and the Kiki stamp by Neil Walker. I was itching to use this stamp its such a beautiful one, but its one of those stamps, I find a bit intimidating as I want to do it justice and always feel I will go wrong. So I kept it simple and stamped Kiki out using Archival ink and ripped around the edges, wetting the paper first where I wanted it to rip.


For the background paper, I spread distress ink over my glass mat added water and pressed my paper into it, drying between each press until I was happy. After that I stamped over the top with old paper Distress ink and the Lace background stamp (which is very pale and unfortunately didn't show in any of the picture I took). on top of that I stamped Calligraphy Mat 11 repeatedly to cover the whole sheet.


I then stamped Large Random Dots in places using hickory smoke Distress Ink, and went around the edges using black soot. As the inks were still wet on the paper the black soot bled and moved further into the paper than planned but I think it worked. 


Then I mounted the background paper onto an 8x8 card blank, and glued Kiki in place with just a little glue so all the edges still came up, as I wanted to add the ripped pieces of paper around her. The piece around her are all scraps, of book pages, corrugated card painted grey and glassine paper. Once the scraps were in place I completely glued Kiki down. To finished I added a few black gems and a flower made from Petaloo DIY layers, a button and a little ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for reading
Gem (inkykitty)


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

'Bliss' Mixed Media creation by Shilpa

Hello Everyone,

Have you seen new butterfly stamps at Artistic stamper, they are so ...beautiful. My today's mixed media piece is with them as a focal point.



I've taken photos while making this..hope you will enjoy the process.


I started with adhering book page onto the thick cardstock. Applied gesso as I was creating lots of layers.

  
I stamped Decay Swirls with Java Bean ink.



I used Dylusion paints  Vibrant turquoise and Crushed Grape here. 
I also used White Linen paint through alpha stencil.


With honeycomb stencil and Evergreen bough DI I created next layer. I also stamped music notes.


Dylusion inks works beautifully on paints, I used Lemon Zest ink for more texture.


I spritzed Lemon zest dylusion ink on paper and on that I stamped these butterflies. Cut them out to adhere with 3d foam.


here is full reveal...


Isn't is pretty! don't forget to try new stamps from Artistic stamper this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Products Used from Artistic Stamper:


Monday, 24 August 2015

Brayered background card by Debs

Hi All, well this challenge has certainly inspired lots of you and as there is still over a week to go I thought i would do a card for you to see how many more we can inspire! 


The background was made with Fresco Finish Paints, (I used Toffee, Irish Cream, Dusty Teal, Guacamole and snowflake) a piece of paper, a brayer and some stamps.



To make the background just lightly brayer four colours over a sheet of paper randomly.  Once dry go over the whole sheet with Fresco Finish Snowflake on a brayer and allow to dry.  Then stamp in the same colours of paint to create a patterned background I used the new Fabric #2 background stamps and Calligraphic Mat 11.

I stamped Neil Walkers Franswar onto white card using Archival Jet Black and coloured him in using water brushes with the same colour Fresco finish (put a little paint in the reservoir of the water brush with the water)  The words are from Journaling Mini Words

We are enjoying all of your  entries and I am looking forward to seeing more.  Don't forget to leave your comments we do read them and they are very much appreciated.
Thanks for joining in the fun and don't forget to enter!

Debs





Saturday, 22 August 2015

Mystical Bird part 1 By Dee

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the summer and managed
some crafty time for yourselves. I have a two part Project
for you this time it started a while ago when I was experimenting
with trying to recreate the beautiful patinas and verdigris that
appear naturally in copper.
This picture shows the patina effect in more colour than 
the above photo.
As you can see below I covered 2 x board in texture sand paste.
Next I coloured the board with the Deco art Media paints.
Some Ranger crackle accents.
Deco art crackle paste round the edges.
Triple embossing using the fabulous Neil Walker Birdz stamps
& the new distress journal stamp.
Rangers alcohol inks.
The writing below was written onto a coffee stirrer and 
clear embossed.
That is it for this time I will be back soon with the second part.
Cheers Dee x

Products Used

  1. Artistic Stamper stamps used Neil Walkers Birdz Set A6 Decay Journaling Stamps #1.
  2. Deco Art Products used  Quinacridone Gold, Quinacrodine Burnt Orange, Prussian Blue Hue, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Tourquoise Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. Texture sand paste and crackle paste.
  3. Ranger crackle accents, Alcohol inks Terracotta,Stream, Ginger & Butterscotch.
  4. Inka Gold Gold. 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Headaches by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers !
Today I am sharing a journal page with you.
To make it, I started coloring the background with pastel acrylics, then I sprayed ink throught the Petals from Artistic Stamper Masks.
Then I started stamping...
Europe Map @ Backgrounds
Time and Keys and Tick Tock  Time
Gibson Girl 3 @Gibson girls
Journaling Words #5 and Grungy Greetings #2 @  Words and sayings

Some doodles on the edges, and that was it... 
and here was my page :

And then...
I wanted to add "just" a word...
and the new Decay Stamps were on my table... and here is my final page with a new layer !




Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated, 
here, on my blog, or on the Artistic Stamper's Facebook page.
I hope that my page did inspire you and that
you will participate in our August challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Titbelsoeur

Sunday, 16 August 2015

DIY Postcards by Gemma

Hi All

I was taking a wander through town recently and came across some blank postcards, and instantly thought what a good idea. You could decorated them any way you wanted, and use them as intended, make sets of them for gifts, or even just to drop somebody a note to tell them your thinking of them.


I used several different colours of Distress ink, including shabby shutter, twisted citron and frayed burlap. I used the same process on all three postcards pictured above, which started by blended two different Distress inks over the whole postcard. Then stamping over the top with a background stamp, The one below shows the chicken wire background stamp.


 Over this on all the postcards I stamped with various cogs and springs from the Tick Tock stamp set, using different distress inks.


Using black archival ink, I stamped the large clock face and the text from the same set of stamps and doodled around the edges with a black pen. It was such a fun,quick, simple idea, and so handy to have a few made up and sitting about. Even just to flick through and cut apart for other projects, 


Thanks for reading
Gem (inkykitty)