Saturday, 4 July 2015

Art Board

Hi everyone hope you are all well I have a board for you today 
using a mix of Paperartsy Fesco finish paint and 
lots of lovely Artistic Stamper Stamps.
Firstly I used Vanila and stone Fresco Finish paint to coat the board.
I used Brown Shed mixed with Blood Orange, Smoked Paprika, 
Mocha Mouse, and Bora Bora.
Black texture paste colour grunge paste with paint.
Put it through the Artistic stamper mask.
When wet drop in the small watch parts.
Stamp all the other stamps in black and coffee Archival ink.
pour gold embossing powder down the dry board so it just catches the ink
in places.
Stamp the houses onto similar coloured card and emboss. Well that's it for today
a very simple project but with great results. I tend to use my fingers when 
painting as I find that I can get the paint where I want it and its easier
 to blend.As always please feel free to ask any questions and let 
me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x
Products used
  1. Artistic Stamper Stamps Decay Journaling Stamps, Lace background C75, Boarders A6 lace, Home sweet HomeStamps.
  2. Fresco Finish acrylic paint  Vanila, Mocha Mouse, Stone, Bora Bora, Brown Shed/Blood orange and smoked paprika.
  3. Distress crackle paint picket fence.
  4. Black & Coffee Archival Ink.
  5. Gold embossing powder.

Friday, 3 July 2015

June's Creative Challenge winner!

Hello, and I am back again with the winner of last month's Creative Challenge! Wow! Loved all your summery posts. Thank you for joining in.
The winner of June's challenge is
with this gorgeous creation.
Congratulations, and please email me , so we can arrange your prize.

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge which is TAGS, and can be found here.
Have a very creative day

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July Creative Challenge-Tags

Welcome to the Creative Team blog. We have the pleasure of introducing a new member of The creative Team this month... Say hi To Gemma Hynes. Gemma is a papercrafter extraordinaire, and I know you will love her work. She has started her journey with us on this months' challenge which  is Tags!
You can interpret this anyway you like :) as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
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!
  Check out some of the team's creativity....

 - how many different stamps have I used to make this tag ? 10 ? 12 ? 14 ?

I have used the two new distress inks, on my tag

With the new Decay stamps

I mainly used distress inks and background stamps on mine, but the possibilities are endless.

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

Friday, 26 June 2015

Altered Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I love to play in my art journal and every now and then I start new journal with different sizes. 
Today, I've altered the journal cover which had black cover, I turned it into Shabby chic.
Let's have a look...

I've used Artistic Stamper Blossoms Large stamp.

I first adhered Ranger Sticky back canvas to my art journal cover. Next I applied Spun sugar and Victorian Velvet distress paints on the surface. I dried it completely with Heat Tool. For text in the background I used  Artistic stamper Calligraphy Mat 13 and Tea Rose Archival Ink.

I created layers with Doily, Tag, lace, gauze and design paper.

At the right bottom corner I added ribbon bow and flowers.

I stamped this beautiful Blossoms large on watercolor paper with Coffee Archival ink and colored with Distress Paints and inks.

Hope you liked my today's Pink project!! Do let me know... :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Products used from Artistic stamper:
Debbi Cotton-  blossoms Large stamp
Calligraphy Mat 13
Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
 Distress Paints- Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet
Archival Inks- Jet black, Coffee

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Not Just An Ordinary Jam Jar by Debs

Hi All

Hope you are all enjoying the sun.  I thought I would show you a stamped and decorated Jam Jar for this post

I started by pouring some Fresco Finish paint into the jam jar, i used two colours (vanilla and tangerine) and swilled it around until the inside was completely covered. With the paint that was left over after tipping out the excess.  I painted the lid and two journal pages - think I may have put a tad too much in!!

Once the jar was dry inside, I inked up The Artistic Stamper swirls stamp with Teal Stazon.  I then  rolled the jar across the stamp,  rather than stamping onto the jar, this way it eliminated any slippage.  Whilst Stazon does dry quickly I did leave it to dry properly, so that it wouldn't smudge.  When it was dry I then took The Artistic Stamper daisy stencil and wrapped it around the jar, holding it as tightly as I could, I pushed grunge paste through and left it to dry.  Whilst waiting for it to dry I stamped butterflies from the butterfly set that was recently released onto shrink plastic with teal Stazon. I stamped four different ones for the middle and then three all of the same for the lid, coloured them in, cut them out and then heated the shrink plastic with heat gun to shrink.

To get the butterflies to stick together on the lid once they were coloured and shrunk I re-heated the edges and once warmed up added glossy accents and held until they fused together.  Whilst waiting for the butterflies to fuse I painted the grunge paste daisies orange around the jar and on the lid. 
Close up of lid
Thanks for joining in the fun and don't forget there is still a few days left to show us your creations.  We really would love to see them.

Thanks for looking

Products used

Monday, 22 June 2015

A Swirl Of Colour

Hi everyone I feel like summer is here as I have just returned from Corfu.
I must say I fell in love with it and would Love to live 
there  (a dream me thinks!!!).
Back to the real world I have for you today a
butterfly and texture plaque.

I started by colouring a tag with Adirondack colour
wash which I then sprayed with water.

I put clear texture paste through the Swirl mask.

Once dry I cut out a strip and placed it across the middle
I sealed the whole thing with Matt sealer. 

Next I used antiquing cream to highlight the swirls or you could use
acrylic paint and just before its dry knock 
it back with a baby wipe.

A close up 

I stamped the butterfly x2 off the insect plate onto some extra card
 that had been coloured the same way as the main plaque.

I used versa fine black ink and clear embossed the butterfly
this got antiquated as well

Round the edges I used crackle paste and allowed to dry.

I used a torn page to go across the middle strip which 
i coloured with spiced marmalade distress ink.

The crackle paste was painted with acrylic paint to match it in.
I triple embossed create stamp and cut out
 the letters to form the art.

To finish off I highlighted it all with gilding wax.
Thank you for popping by & don't forget to
let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Products used
  1. Adirondack Colour Wash in the following colours Butterscotch, Stream & Sunset Orange.
  2. Artistic Stamper stamps butterfly off the insects plate and creative stamp.
  3. Artistic stamper swirl mask.
  4. Texture paste, crackle paste, clear embossing powder, versa fine black onyx ink pad.
  5. Gilding wax. 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hello Mr Postman !

And hello you Happy Crafters !
Since Summer is still on its way, I have made my second project for June to help you participate in the June challenge if you miss inspiration... and at the same time make your postman's day !

Always have 2 or 3 blank envelopes on your craft table to wipe your leftover paint or ink on stencils or stamps.

After using the Marbled 2 Background stamp with Broken China Distress ink, spray it up with water and wipe it on your envelope :

This will create a blurred wavy background. Let it dry.

Then you can stamp the Cogs Background here and there on the edges to leave room for the name and address, with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire  

And stamp the wheel from the Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate with Cobalt Archival

Also you may stamp the tag from the Labels A6 plate just to help write name and address.

The Special Delivery stamp comes from the Carte Postale size A5 © Katy Fox plate
the seashell stamps come from the  Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated.
I hope you will participate in our June challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.