Sunday, 1 August 2010

Proudly Presenting...

... the brand new Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog. AND... the new Monthly Challenge, which for August has been chosen by Minxy. I am so excited... we have been working really hard recently to bring you brand new innovative stamp designs - which will be available from The Artistic Stamper to buy today.




The monthly challenge is open to everyone and one lucky randomly picked winner will win some Candy! The theme for August is Something Old, Something New. To join in is easy-peasy... first of all, become a follower of this blog... and then all you need to do is make a piece of art incorporating the theme, once you have blogged it (or if you haven't got a blog you can link to the place you are showing it; flickr/Photobucket etc) then pop back here, leave us a comment and add your link to the linky gadget at the end of the post. There is a special extra too... if you use any Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry then you will be entered in to the draw twice. The prize for this month is £15 worth of stamps of your choice from The Artistic Stamper new range of stamps... along with the Kling On to mount them onto.





For my entry I used a fabby box frame, painted it with Traditional Tan (yes, even over here I am still addicted to the stuff LOL) I used Viva Terra applied in patches which was stamped into using the new Punk Plaid stamp and the old Sequin Waste stamp *see what I did there, new and old ;O))* I then painted some Sable Brown Studio range paint over the whole piece, removing some of it with a babywipe so it left patches of the Traditional Tan showing through. I used some Viva Ferro, which I also stamped with the Punk Plaid stamp and then heat dried it all.




The places on the frame that were then not textured had a generous dollop of Rock Candy Cracklepaint applied... once this was dried I used some gold Dabber to add colour to the textured parts, added some black paint with a piece of Cut & Dry foam... this just emphasised the bobbles and pits on the texture... and finally smooshed some Inka Gold over the whole lot to make it more...erm... golden!




The centre was filled with a piece of paper from the Vintage Shabby stack, I added a mini canvas which had had the Terra treatment... and the Cog stamp pressed into it. This again was heat dried... if you heat dry Terra you get a lovely warty kind of texture to the piece. I used one of the clocks and one of the cogs from the Tick Tock plate, stamping onto metal and then popping a cookie cutter over the top and pouring in melted clear UTEE. I also used the Melt Pot to make some little hearts, adding Gold UTEE in blobs to the clear UTEE and then pouring it in a swirly manner onto the craft sheet... then popping the heart shaped cookie cutters into it. **do you see the little iron on top of the ART??? This is my really OLD part... cos it is... any old iron... ROFL... ah, just me then!!**



Finally, I added a few bits of ephemera - old watch faces etc and Idea-ology and some little Letterpress letters from my own hoard. I hope you like this piece and can't wait to see what you come up with... remember, the challenge is open for a whole month, the more times you enter, the more times you will be in with a chance of winning the candy... don't forget to click to follow this blog too...and... I would really appreciate your comments...what do you think of the new blog? What do you think of the layout etc of it and... do you like it!? :O)) TTFN

Hels x

43 comments:

Minxy said...

Woo Hoo we're LIVE.. well done Hels and Jennie, look forward to all the new blog has to offer :).. love your artwork too Hels.. can i just ask, do you now have trad tan delivered by the gallon lol

Jennie said...

Hello to everyone :))) What a fab way to start August!

Hels Sheridan said...

Minxy... I have been trying to negotiate a tanker full from Ranger... not heard back from them yet ROFL

Have a goodly day x

Netty said...

Congratulations.......
What a terrific start. Its so exciting and great to have a month to make it in. Am sure you will have great success with the new blog. Annette x

Netty said...

Forgot to say....have added you to my sidebar as am sure crafters will not want to miss the new blog.

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations to you all. All the best and look forward to joining in your fun challenges. I have linked my first entry but will be back tomorrow hopefully with a further one. I will take a look at the stamps in more detail tomorrow/today as I need some sleep now LOL. Tracy Evans x

peggy gatto said...

beautiful piece!!!
I am hoping to play too!
thanks for the new place!

Lori said...

Once again, fab piece and instructions, Hels! And congrats to everyone on the new blog! Will be wonderful to see what lovely wonders you all will create for us to behold!

cardesque said...

what a fab start for your new blog - inspirational work Hels, I am lovin this steampunk look!

Jaqi said...

Congratulations on your brand new blog, its wonderful.
What a stunning piece of work to start off with and what an inspiration. I love it, cant stop looking at it , its wonderful. Cant wait to see what everyone comes up with, I will be back with my entry , thanks for sharing

Helen said...

Have signed up to follow this fabby sounding new blog - I know it will be lots of fun!! Good luck with it - not that you'll need it.

Shazza said...

hello girls, good luck with your new challenge blog. Hels, that piece of art is fab!!
x

Lynn Stevens said...

Gosh it took me long enough to get over here didn't it? but I made it and just in time to see your Fabulous collage!

This is gonna be FUN!!!
Lynn

Heather x said...

Awesome ART! Good luck with the new challenge blog ladies :) You have certainly got my creative juices flowing, such inspiration! I can always count on you :)
*hugs* Heather x

Created By You said...

Fabulous art piece! I'm following and look forward to your challenges! Off to get inky!

Sarah Anderson said...

Hurray!! So good to see the new blog alive and kicking in blogland :) I'm so excited to be involved :)Love, love, love this piece Hels, and you've used one of my favourite plates :)

Debs said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see all the inspirational designs. It's about time!

Doone said...

hmm doesn't like my thumbnail on the link!

what a lovely challenge...

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'm back from CHA, so glad I checked in! Can't wsait to play, congrats to all, what a great idea! Luv your ART Hels, FAB as always! until later, hugz

Cynthia a.k.a. Cynnie said...

Just found this blog...will visit often...looks like fun to be had by all:)

Gez said...

Gorgeous box frame Hels. Lovely to see how it came together. :)
Good Luck & Best Wishes for the new challenge blog.xx
Off to become a follower... looking forward to playing along.
Gez.xx

Gez said...

Gorgeous box frame Hels. Lovely to see how it came together. :)
Good Luck & Best Wishes for the new challenge blog.xx
Off to become a follower... looking forward to playing along.
Gez.xx

Esther said...

Great new challenge blog and what a lovely inspiration piece Hels..my first attempt at anything other than a tag,card or scrapbook LO so hope it's ok...Esther x

Hels Sheridan said...

Just wanted to say... THANK YOU all for your wonderful comments... well, today is nearly over and tomorrow we have Sid's first piece for his Guest Designer slot... I have seen it.. and it is gorgeous! x

Sue said...

Congratulations on your new blog - I shall be visiting often x

Rosie Rowe said...

Congrats on the new blog Hels - your canvas is stunning!

Lynne said...

Congrats on the new blog. Fabulous piece of art. Love it. Lynne x

Janet said...

love the new blog
Janet x

Joanna K said...

Oh dear, I got a bit confused with the linking and stuff...just linked my card in here, too...;) I love this new blog, what a great way to start! And what a wonderful Team here! Ps. Again, stunning piece Hels, I love your work!!! x

Sid said...

Fab piece Hells, and congrats on the new blog. Great to be part of it too !!

Amanda said...

Love the new blog and looking forward to taking part in more challenges :)

Zoechaos said...

Hope this is right new toys and old ones combined? Great new challenge and monthly time to think about it and try to make something special. Are we allowed more than one entry each time? xx Zoe

Claire said...

Wow what a fab creation, talk about starting with a bang!!
Claire xx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Lovely project. Thansk so much for detailed instructions, with pics no less! Glad to see a new challenge blog. Thanks ladies!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fantastic new blog and so pleased it's monthly.

Amazing projects so far with brilliant tutorials - I love it - Good luck!!!
xx

kaylou said...

Gorgeous gorgeous blog...so glad I found you... Iv'e been trying to get back into my altered side and think your blog might just do that... thank you so much for the inspiration.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Cherry said...

I just found you what an amazing blog with wonderful creations and how tos as well! Thanks for the information and lovely inspiration. Hugs Cherry XXX

Pretty Little Paper Love said...

beautiful blog and an awesome site for inspiration! Thanks & I will be following!!
-mindy

Sarah A said...

Forgot to comment last time I hopped over here for an inspiration boost! Love love love the sample creation. This is definitely a blog I will visit often

Sarah x

Cheryl said...

this is one brilliant blog,just love what you guys do you are both so super talented,just adore you work,have been following for a while now hugs cheryl xx

Ellie said...

Lovely artwork on these pages, hope mine's good enough to join in!

Ellie said...

Trying to join the challenge, but your link thing doesn't work, so here's my blog:
http://www.inkfeathers.blogspot/something-old-something-new

JR Creations said...

Great challenge, love the blog, loads of inspiration.