Sunday, 10 December 2017

Star of Wonder by Lisa

Hello folks, Lisa here and welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. 
I've been with the team now for a couple of weeks and I'm loving playing with the amazing stamps. The only problem I'm having is choosing which ones are my favourites!!!

The theme is, of course, Christmas. And it has been snowing in the North West today so beginning to feel very festive.

Here is my creation...




I used the new Artifacts stamps, Shooting Stars and Star of Wonder And a colour theme of kraft card and white. 

I wanted to make a tile and imprint the image of the stamp. I first gathered a collection of embossing enamel and embossing powders in white, green, clear, gold and some with lots of sparkles. It is Christmas after all....




I cut a piece of greyboard in to a square shape just bigger than the Star of Wonder stamp. I put some clear embossing ink on the greyboard and covered it with white sparkle embossing powder. Then heated it to melt it. While the powder was molten, I added more powder, and continued to do this with a selection of colours to build up the greyboard tile. 

When I was happy with the thickness of the tile, I put the Star of Wonder stamp on to an acrylic block and added some clear embossing ink. I melted the top of the tile then gently pressed the stamp in to the embossing powder.

I left the stamp on the tile for a good 30 seconds then when it had cooled slightly, peeled off the stamp. 




I then cut a piece of kraft card and stamped the Shooting Stars stamp with black ink. I stamped it on the left side and right side of the card. I then adhered the embossed tile in the centre of the card. 



I added the kraft card to mats and layers of white and kraft card. 

To finish I distressed around the edges of the card to add some texture.






Thanks for popping by the blog today. Leave a comment if you wish, 
either here or pop over to my blog.
I love to hear what you think.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 



Here are the stamps I used, which are available from The Artistic Stamper website


Artifacts - Shooting Stars   Artifacts - Star of Wonder

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas present by Titbelsoeur

Good morning friends,
What about home-made Christmas presents ?
Like altered books ?
They are easy to make and are usually very well appreciated.
First of all, grab an old book and roll 5 groups of pages.

Then, colour them with Distress ink on blending tools and foam
Make your Christmas Stamps choice, stamp some of them directly on the book, and others on separate book pages that you will cut out and stick to the book. Use a pretty ribbon to bend the book, and here it is :




Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our challenge 

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas

 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog

Titbelsoeur

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Winner of November's Creative Challenge

Hello!
I am back this month with the winner of last month's challenge which was Take a Quote. We had some wonderful creations, and thank you to everyone who joined in.
I have chosen a winner by random, and please congratulate
ArtyJen with this lovely card . 
Please email me so I can arrrange your prize.
This month's challenge is Christmas, and you can find The Artistic Team's contributions here
We look forward to seeing your creations

Have a very Happy Holiday season
Jennie x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Happy Kissmas by Jane France

Hi there all you Artistic Stamper fans, this is Jane here with my very first design team post, I am thrilled to be here and looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations, as well as hopefully inspiring you with my makes.
For my first card I wanted to do a Christmas themed card with non traditional colours and to make use of a stamp that is not necessarily for Christmas. I have this Rodin's "The Kiss" statue on my fireplace...(obviously the small version!!) so when I saw that The Artistic Stamper had it in a stamp....I just fell in love with it, a versatile stamp that can be used for lots of occasions... ie... Valentines Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings,....and now...... Christmas!!.


I started by inking up an old book page, then stencilled blue ink through the SMALL DOTS 6x6 mask, then stamped and heat embossed the SNOWFLAKES, then on a separate piece of paper, stamped the THE KISS, cut it out, and along with the computer generated sentiment, added it to my card. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas

Hi
 A Big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. Amazing Creativity!
 This month's challenge is Christmas and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamping in 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..  There will be a prize for the Facebook challenge, as well as the blog challenge!
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 from some of the team....and please give a big shout out to our two new team members, Lisa and Jane

Soooooo.....it's the Christmas countdown, so that means doing the two things that I love, making cards, and drinking!!... (sometimes doing both at the same time!!) !!
For my first team card I started with a piece of sheet music...We Three Kings Of Orient Are...which is apt because I have used three of the crowns from the Crowning Glory stamp set to depict the three wise men, I have also used the Swirl Mask and the sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings #2 set.
For more info on how I did this card, it would be great if you visited my blog.

My first project for The Artistic Stamper comes during my favourite season, Winter. And with Winter comes Christmas. 
For a more detailed look at my creation please pop over to my blog


 I created a mini Christmas card using Funky Fairy and Snow Strands, embossed in silver. I added lots of glitter to her dress!

I tend to go fairly nontraditional with my Christmas decorations so when I came across a polystyrene heart in my stash I knew I was looking at my new tree decoration. I decorated the heart with acrylic paint and background stamps from The Artistic Stamper. You can pop over to my blog for more information if you like and I hope me and my teammates have inspired you to join in this months challenge.

 
Here is another way to use the vintage vinyl notebook you already saw  
make it a Christmas present :
To make this notebook, you will use :
- 2 LPs
- 4 A4 pages you will fold in 4 and cut
- another page to stamp the image
-  Mini Christmas 2 stamp you will find on the Christmas Stamps page

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 and festive month

Jennie xx


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Rapunzel Journal page by Gemma

 A couple of days off December, which is a super busy month for me as I am sure it is for lots of you, I am so behind. I wanted to take some time to play in my art journal, so I have a page to share with you all today inspired by this window stamp from The Artistic Stamper that always reminds me of Rapunzel, so I added a quote from the story 'That beautiful bird is no longer sitting in her nest, nor is she singing anymore'


After laying Gesso down I sprayed some purple sprays I had left over from a different project, while they were wet I sponged areas for texture. Once that was dry I made some marks with a black paint pen.


Then I randomly stamped over the top with a calligraphy mat. On a separate sheet of card, I stamped the window and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.


I made a pencil mark so I knew where I wanted the window to be, and then masked round the section I wanted to use on Jennies flourish stencil.  Once I had the stencil in position I applied I mixture of green paint and texture paste.


While waiting for that to dry I stamped several flowers and a butterfly onto card. After colouring them in with pencils and distress ink I cut them out and glued them into place.



Thank you for popping by

Gemma


Friday, 24 November 2017

Thank you and Goodbye! By Debs

Hi everyone

As you will may now be aware I am stepping down form The Design Team and I would like to thank you all for your support over the last two and half years, for the lovely comments you have made and most of all for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work to you.  I would also like wish Lisa and Jane good luck and hope that they have as much fun on the team as i have had.

It has been a great privilege to have been part of The Artistic Stamper Design Team, and i can only apologise that i have not posted  as much as i should have done this year.  Life and work seem to have taken over.

I have been asked by Jennie to select my favourite projects of the last two and half years - this wasn't quite as hard as i thought.  I think my favourite has to be this one, a reverse canvas with lots of lovely textures from May 2016  I see it everyday as it sits on my craft room windowsill!


Next up is this small canvas from May 2015 and i believe this was my first project for the team, which is why it had "hello" stamped in the lightbulb!


This tag from June 2016, had all of my favourites on - bright colours, paste, stamping doodling and texture 


Another tag this time from earlier this year, i just loved all of the layers on this one, and i had great fun creating the spring for the stem of the flower, winding wire around a pencil


Thank you all again, you will never know how much your support has meant to me and in fact how much it helped me through a difficult period.

Take care and happy crafting

Debs
xx