Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blue Star Card by Gemma


Loving the theme of this months challenge and there is still plenty of time to join in both here on the blog and on the Facebook group.

For my post today I have a card and tag to share with you all using Distress Inks and lots of Jennie's stamps



What I did


1- I cut card to the size of my card blank and covered it with a layer of Distress Ink


2- I then stamped one of the new designs by Tracy Scott over part of the card. I heat embossed this with a clear embossing powder. 


3- I filled the opposite side of the card with the small Scribble stamp


4- On a separate piece of card I stamped several different sized stars from the star set with black ink and heat embossed them before cutting them out.


5- I also stamped out and heat embossed the words Happy Birthday from Grungy Greeting 1


7- I coloured all of these pieces and an extra mat I cut with Distress Inks and Distress Oxides before gluing everything in place and adding doodles with both black and white pens. 

xx Gemma xx


Thursday, 7 June 2018

Artifacts cards by Titbelsoeur

Hello Everyone,
Last week you have seen the first card I have made with our new fabulous Artifacts stamps. Here are 2 others I have made using quite the same techniques : first stamp the Artifacts text, then the focal image-s (queen bee or red hearts), hide both the text and focal image-s and stamp the background.

On this one, I have only used ink :



On that one, I have stamped Artifacts and red hearts with ink, and used acrylic paint on my gelli plate to ink the background hearts :



I hope these techniques will help you find inspiration to participate in our monthly challenge !

June's creative challenge - Paint it blue


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 

Titbelsoeur

Monday, 4 June 2018

The "C" word!!!!!!!

Yep.......It's that time of year!!!....The "C" word!!! ..All you crafters will know what I am on about!!!....."Christmas card making"!!. LOL...I can hear some of you saying that I am being a bit premature, and for a gal who if there was no last minute then nothing would get done!!!..I am pretty much organised, so yes, as the theme for this months challenge is BLUE, it was the perfect opportunity, so I have made a start on my Christmas cards.


I am obsessed at the moment with my gelli plate, so that is the route that I decided to go down. I started off with a gel printed background, then made some "bauble" shapes with my small round gelli plate, then with several Artistic Stamper STENCILS & MASKS I did prints over the top, then using paint on the gel plate as a stamp pad, I stamped the SNOWFLAKES then finished off with the sentiment from the CHRISTMAS GREETINGS stamp set.
I hope you can join in this fun challenge, and maybe start your Christmas cards too..hee hee. 
Upload your "BLUE" creations HERE


Sunday, 3 June 2018

Winner of May's challenge

Hi!
Just popping in with the winner of last month's challenge. Thank you everyone who joined in. Gorgeous creations as always.
The winner of the Background challenge is Ursula Uphof
with this lovely creation
 Please email me so I can arrange your prize . 
This month's challenge is Colour it Blue and can be found here. 
We look forward to seeing your creations
Have a creative month
Jennie 

Friday, 1 June 2018

June's Creative Challenge - Colour it Blue

Hi!
Welcome to the June Creative  challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.. we had some fabulous entries.
This month the theme is Colour it  Blue, and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamps on it.   
To join in with this challenge (we are limiting the challenge entries to 3 per person), 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 a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper .
In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook!
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..
And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice! To get you started here are creations fron some of the team...

Angie Coomber
 
I used a Canvas, and added  Gesso, with  Acrylic paints, the contents of a Jamboree Bag, some Tissue paper, and Grunge paste. The canvas was painted and stamped with The Artistic Stamper Stencils, and Artistic Stamper Stamps.










Jennie

I challenged myself to decorate a teabag. This was brand new one that I got from online. I used Distress Oxides only in blue, and stamped one of Tracy Scott's new backgrounds , also in blue. I then added the girl from Garden Plate onto another tea bag and glued her on. A bit of PaperArtsy paint and sparkle was added to the image.


Titbelsoeur


To make this blue card, you will use your small gelli plate as an inker with 2 tones of blue and 1 black acrylic paint that you will randomly mix. 
First you stamp the "Thank You" Artifacts stamp. 
Then you hide it with a piece of paper and spread paint on to the background 
with your brayer. 
Final touch : you stamp Butterflies of 2 different sizes and ink the borders with your brayer.
I will show you other samples made with these beautiful Artifacts stamps later in the month.



We hope that you will join in this month's challenge, and also join us on Facebook too.

We look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.

Have a very creative  month

Jennie xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Mini Notebook by Gemma Hynes

I have a sweet little 4x4 notebook to share with you all today, There is something I really enjoy about the process of making books of any kind. The mix between the precise measurements of the book construction and the messy relaxed decoration that comes after. 



 Steps


I brushed layers of Haystack and Granny Smith PaperArtsy paints over 4x4 bits of board that are the covers of my book. When layering I made sure the paints were still wet so the colors would blend easily together.


Over the top, I stamped a calligraphy mat with caramel paint, When I stamp I try to roll the stamp from one side to the other so I get an incomplete print. 


Over that, I stamped the honeycomb background stamp with Slate paint, still rolling not pressing the whole stamp down for an incomplete print. 


I painted a little chipboard bird from my stash blue and stamped the word Hugs from the greeting stamps set in black Archival Ink. 


I also painted two little hearts from my stash in red before stamping over the top with the Chicken Wire background stamp.  When everything was dry I wrapped some string around the covers and glued the hearts into place. 


I then painted some white duct tape blue and used that to bind the covers together before gluing the bird to the front cover. To finish the book off I added some elastic for a closure and attached the pages to the inside.

xx Gemma xx


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tracy's Background with Lisa

Hello folks, Lisa here and welcome to my latest creation for The Artistic Stamper. This month, our theme is 'backgrounds'.
Each member of TAS Design Team are working with the new collection of Tracy Scott background stamps. I used #8 in the collection. 



I started with some white card cut to 7" square and coloured it with a couple of different yellow Distress Oxide inks.



I cut a piece of white card to 4.5" square and used a couple of red Oxides and did the same with a rectangle piece of card with orange Oxides.



I used Tracy's Background #8 stamp and stamped the three pieces of card with the Oxides. 
I also used Mini Backgrounds #1 stamp set on the yellow piece of card which I stamped using a selection of the Oxide colours. 




I adhered the red square on to the yellow background. I used foam pads to attach the orange rectangle to add some depth.



I then stamped 'hello' in the bottom right corner with the A5 Decay Alphabet lowercase stamp set.



To finish, I mounted the large background on to a white 7.5" square. 

Thanks for popping by the blog today, please leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 


Here are the stamps I used... which are available on The Artistic Stamper website.

Tracy Scott Background 8 (cut out & mounted on cling cushioning)       Mini Backgrounds #1  size A6 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)      Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)