Friday, 24 June 2016

Inspiration using red yellow and blue by Debs

Hi Everyone

Hope you are enjoying the challenge this month.  Such great colours!
Here is my latest piece of 'inspiration' for you 

I used a journal but this technique would work well on a card or on a canvas
I started by stamping some text using mini calligraphic mat 20 and calligraphic mat 11 with black archival

Then ripped up the text and stuck randomly onto the page and covered in white gesso

Next i added some grunge paste through the A4 Swirl Mask and then is started spraying

Nice and bright you might think!

This is exactly the same page after the ink has dried, dylusions reacts beautifully with gesso and immediately lightens the inks, giving you a much more subtle tone.

I stamped some of the shells from the Shells mat onto white tissue with brown archival and once glued in place i used a charcoal pencil to outline.  I then stamped inspiration from the Journaling words 3 mat

To finish i added a touch more gesso down the middle of the page

I shall look forward to looking through all of your project for this month and don't forget you still have a bit more time to still enter both on the blog or on the Facebook page

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Columns by Titbelsoeur

Hi there ! this is Titbelsoeur here !
Another sardine can for my collection !
A roman one, today. I used my 3x5 gelli plate to color the background and the ghost door, mixing prussian blue and burnt sienna, and I stamped the columns and statues with Cobalt Archival Ink. Here is the front statue :


the door background :


the front :


and the back :


The feet of my can are made with perfume caps :)
To make this project, I have used the door, statues, column and front of this Architecture stampset you will find on the very new and gorgeous Artistic Stamper's website :

Architecture 3 058 A4
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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Red, Yellow and Blue tag by Gemma

Hello Everyone

I made a Tag for this post, following this months challenge theme, Red, Yellow and Blue. There is still loads of time to enter both here on the blog and on the facebook page

I stamped Lesley Matthewson's flower stamp onto book paper, with archival ink and cut them out.

On a plain manila tag I blended Fossilized amber, Barn door and Tumbled glass Distress inks together. Sprinkling water over the top. I always love watching the way Distress ink react to water, I don't ever think I will get bored of it.

Using the same colours of ink in the matching areas of the tag I stamped onto the background using Lace and Punk plaid background stamps.

Over this I stamped the straight diamond boarder from the boarders A5 plate with black ink, coming in from the edges of the tag. I then glued three of the flowers I had stamped out and the words "just for you" onto the tag. Once I was sure everything was dry I drew in the stem of the flowers with a black pen, and added a boarder around the edge of the tag.

Thank you for reading
Gemma (inkykitty)

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Travel card by Titbelsoeur

Hi there, this is Titbelsoeur here today
Are you planning to travel this summer ?
Here is a card about journeys...

I made it on a torn and peeled cardboard, covered here and there with gesso and ink.
I stamped the travel triptych on to gelli-plated paper, many times, and chose 2 of them to illustrate my purpose.
I stamped the sentiment on Bazzill paper with turquoise blue ink and added some tickets from my stash.



Stamps I used :
Men’s Plate 001 # 035 A5   and A journey...
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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Winner of May's Creative Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined in May's Creative Challenge. We had some awesome entries!
There can only be one winner, and Mr has chosen

Pawsitively Creative

Congratulations! Please email me to claim your prize.

Don't forget this month's challenge is Red, Blue & Yellow and your can  find inspiration here, and here on our facebook page.

We look forward to seeing your entires.
Have a creative day

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June's Creative Challenge - Red Blue & Yellow

Welcome to our monthly blog challenge!
A big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. We had lots of fabulous entries and I will be announcing the winner of May's challenge in the next couple of days.
This month the challenge theme is Red, Blue & Yellow.
You can interpret it any way you like, as long as there is 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!
Here is a little bit of creativity for you from the Creative Team to help you get started....

I made this tag for this months red, blue and yellow challenge I used Distress Spray Stains, Neil Walkers Birdz set A6, Journaling Words 3  check out my blog  for full details


I made this little hoop for this months red, blue and yellow challenge. Using the flower stamp designed by Lesley Matthewson, ribbon, wire and acrylic paint. Full details can be fround on my Blog.


I created these 2 tags from PaperArtsy Fresco Finish PaintsThe Artistic Stamper Masks, and stamps.You can see all the steps on my blog. 

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge, and also join us on Facebook too, and we look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
Have a creative month

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Kiki stamp tag by Gemma

Hello Everyone

For my post today, I have created a very grungy tag with the fabulous Kiki stamp designed by Neil Walker. 

I ripped up some book paper, glassine paper and tin foil that I had run through an embossing folder, and glued them onto a plain manilla tag.

I then dragged some gesso over the top, leaving some patches bare. While the gesso was still wet I pressed some Finnabiar art ingredients texture powder into it.

I then mixed some espresso coloured acrylic paint with some Decoart tinting base, applying it over the tag using a palette knife. After running the heat gun over the top I stamped in places with calligraphy mat 11 using archival ink. I added some more espresso coloured paint and some texture powder, to the paint I had previously mixed. I added enough power to form a thick paste, which I spread through the new random dots mask.

Onto tissue paper I stamped Kiki and a few cogs from the Tick Tock stamp plate, once the ink was dry I went around each image with a water brush before tearing them out.

I glued these into place on the tag with gel medium, both underneath the tissue paper and on top to seal them.

I went around the tag with more espresso brown paint, and stamped some cogs over the top with ground espresso Distress Ink. To finish I stuck down some torn bits of washi tape and scribbled in places with a white paint pen.

Thank you for reading
Gemma (inkykitty)