Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Weird backgrounds by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone !
Still testing our fabulous new Artifacts stamps, I have first stamped Treasured Memories
in the middle of my paper. Then I stamped Butterfly © Neil Walker and hid both to stamp Secret Keys  on the left side and Spirit of Adventure on the right side and add colour . I then distressed the edges and stuck it to a piece of paper that I stuck to... guess what ?

I have used the same material as a background to this tag that was published on Facebook just before the launch of Tracy Scott awesome stamps :

If you have found out what is this background made of, you may enter my giveaway for a chance to win this tag.

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our 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. 


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. 


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

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

Friday, 1 June 2018

June's Creative Challenge - Colour it Blue

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.


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.


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. 


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