Saturday, 4 July 2020

Framed!..by Jane

I am proud to say that every piece of work that is framed in my house is work that I have done, yes, mainly cross stitch  that I have done years ago, a  couple of paintings that I am quite proud of,  a painting that my Grandchild did, oh and one from Cuba that is a fantastic impasto painting of Che Guevara). So for this months in the home" challenge I have painted a ...erm....its not a frame, it is the part that goes inside the frame to frame your artwork, but my mind has gone blank as to what it is called, is it the apperture?. 
Anyway, I started by painting it silver, then stamped and embossed the GEARS BACKGROUND in places, 

I then added some rust effect with paints and  grit paste, I mean...who doesn't love a bit of rust!!


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

July's Creative Challenge- In the Home

Hello, and welcome to July's challenge, with a brand NEW prize!, and a GUEST Designer!
  Thank you for joining in last month. Gorgeous creations.

  This month we are giving YOU an opportunity to join our Creative Team for a month, and get to use The Artistic Stamper stamps, and be posted on this blog, and on social media. Come and create and be in it to win it!

This month the theme is In The Home 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.

We will pick a winner early next month from the entries, so get your thinking caps on, bring out your inks and stamps, and join in!
In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook just for fun.
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join.
For inspiration, here are the team's creations.


Our Guest Designer is Karen Sessions. Please welcome her, and watch out for another post later in the month.


For this months new challenge I have decided to do a project that my very good friend will be happy about!!...candles!!..she is obsessed with buying candles, so I thought I would decorate one for her and give it to her as a present. I stamped some circles from the DECAY JOURNALING stamp set, then more stamping from the GRID BACKGROUND and the CALLIGRAPHY MAT 12 stamps.

i then spritzed it with different inks and then transferred this to my candle using wax paper. I love it and will be doing more for presents.



TITBELSOEUR

Hello everyone, Titbelsoeur here with a Home-sweet-home card for you !
You know how I love Architecture stamps, mostly door ones. And I also love the Harlequin Backgrounds stamp from the Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6 plate, I have then used 2 of my favourite stamps to make this card. I have stamped Harlequin with Distress ink that I have spritzed with water to have this watercolour effect. And I have painted the door with watercolours. Home Sweet Home A5 © Kathleen Fullman as a sentiment, some black pen lines on the edges... Et voilĂ  !


Artistic Stamper

You may visit my folder : Titbelsoeur stamps @ the Artistic Stamper
I will be happy to read your comments about it !
Bye for now and happy creating.
Titbelsoeur


Karen Sessions

Hello, I'm Karen and I feel so honored to have been asked to contribute to this months challenge reveal post.  The July theme, "In the Home" seems so fitting as most of us have been isolating at home due to the pandemic.   Hopefully, my bright little neighborhood card will lift your spirits just a little.  Good Luck & Happy Crafting!

Directions:

To create more layers for added dimension, separate the roof and chimney from the house and mount with foam tape.   Next, use a craft knife to slice around the door so that it opens and hinges on one side.  By selectively cutting into the spiral rose background design, I carefully cut a shape to resemble a cloud and a single rose stamped in yellow for the sun. 

Supplies:
ink pads (black, shades of blue, yellow)
watercolor paper
water mister
watercolor crayons

paint brush
craft knife

permanent black marker
black card base (5x7")

Tracy Scott Background 8 spiral rose background
Quotes & Sayings 1 by Debs Smith "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."  

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 Happy Creative Month 
#stayhomeandkeepcrafting
Stay safe 
Jennie x

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Hey You!..by Jane

For this card I have tried to emulate the kind of patterns that you would see in the 1970s. I wish that had been my era, I loved the fashion, the colour combinations, but mostly the music, when I hear a bit of T.Rex, The Osmonds, Roy Orbison....Oooohhhh. LOL, are some of you reading this and saying "Who?" ....hee hee. Anyway here is my card..


The Artistic Stamper products used:




Friday, 19 June 2020

Retro AJ page by Titbelsoeur

Hello everybody !
To make this atjournal page, I have gathered things from my stash like monoprinted papers, stamps, teabags and labels, an old dictionary page, a paper doily, a mini-tag... and I have stamped some of them with :

Artifacts - Treasured Memories   Gibson Girls  Mens Plate  Gears Background  Ephemera 1


retro art journal

Hope it gives you inspiration to participate in our 

This month, we are giving YOU an opportunity to join our Creative Team for a month, and get to use The Artistic Stamper stamps, and be posted on this blog, and on social media. Come and create and be in it to win it!
In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook just for fun.
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join.
We will pick a winner early next month from the entries, so get your thinking caps on, bring out your inks and stamps, and join in!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
You may visit my folder : Titbelsoeur stamps @ the Artistic Stamper
I will be happy to read your comments about it !
Bye for now and happy creating.

Titbelsoeur

Saturday, 13 June 2020

A Concertina Memory book by Angela Radford

A Concertina Memory book.

Five Kraft style envelopes joined together.
I created two different Masterboards and cut to size then edged the pieces ready to layer up.
Stamped, fussy cut and heat embossed the images.
I added glitter glue in places and added journaling pages to the back.




Masterboard 1.














The front of the book shows the beautiful stamps which I coloured and fussy cut before attaching.
The main pages were made by simply smooshing ink onto card.
The pockets and layering pieces were the first Masterboard, smooshing ink onto the card and then rolling up the lace stamp (this prevents any lines appearing when stamping) and dabbing it in places around the card.
The next stage was to stamp and heat emboss the button stamps for added interest.
Continue to pick up more colour from your craft sheet and more stamping with the lace stamp until you're happy with the finish then buff over the design to bring out the detail of the embossed buttons.




Masterboard 2.









I used a ghosting technique for this Masterboard by stamping and heat embossing the sewing machine stamp around the card and then adding colour with a blending tool.
Continue to add more colour and more heat embossed stamping and when completed iron off the heat embossing and the layers of colour will come to life.
At this stage I prepared the envelopes by joining them together and layered everything up to create the concertina book.
I've added old lace, ribbon, tags, Glitter glue, glazes and threads for added interest.
Hope you enjoyed watchoing me make this littlebook, and I look forward to seeing all your ideas for the challenge.
Happy Creating

Angela xXx


The materials used were:
Stamps:
Dressmaking
Button Border
Lace Background
Stitches
Journaling Words 2
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A3 Watercolour card for the Masterboards
Kraft style envelopes for the pages
Glitter glue
Tim Holtz Distress inks

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Winner of May's Creative Challenge.

Hello,
I hope you are all staying safe and well.
As we come out of lockdown in the UK, life is a challenge, with social distancing, and meeting in open spaces, and more.
We are planning on re opening our Bricks and Mortar shop, and looking forward to seeing our customers once more.
Thank you to everuyone who joined in our Journaling Challenge last month. It is always so hard to choose a winner, as all the projects were fantastic! This month we have chosen
and you will get a chance to join the team on our blog in August! Please email me so we can arrange it.


Don't forget our challenge this month, which is Retro. We would love to see your creative artwork.
Take care, and stay safe
Jennie x

Sunday, 7 June 2020

AJ cover by Titbelsoeur




Hello everybody !
Here is an art journal cover I have made, using the "Inspiration" word I like very much in the Artistic Stamper collection. It always looks good on every piece I have stamped it to.



You will find it on the Journaling Words 3 size A5 plate which is one of the best word plates I have ever had.

Journaling Words 3 size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Hope it gives you inspiration to participate in our 

This month, we are giving YOU an opportunity to join our Creative Team for a month, and get to use The Artistic Stamper stamps, and be posted on this blog, and on social media. Come and create and be in it to win it!
In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook just for fun.
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join.
We will pick a winner early next month from the entries, so get your thinking caps on, bring out your inks and stamps, and join in!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
You may visit my folder : Titbelsoeur stamps @ the Artistic Stamper
I will be happy to read your comments about it !
Bye for now and happy creating.

Titbelsoeur