Sunday, 19 August 2012

Alison's Seaside Giveaway - Part Two


Hello Stampers! As you probably know by now, it's the 2nd Anniversary of The Artistic Stamper's Creative Team Blog, and to mark the occasion, we have lots of giveaways this month.
Each member of the team has chosen some stamps to work with in August, and those are the stamps you could win, just by leaving a comment on our post, or on our personal blog posts. You can see my blog post HERE.
Here are the Seaside stamps that I have chosen to use...
And here is my second piece of artwork for August...
I started off by stamping the central image from the Seaside No. 1 plate, using Black Versafine Ink, then clear embossing it. I masked the image, then inked around it with Tumbled Glass and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I stamped the sandworm image (I think that's what it is!) from the Shells 001 plate, using crushed olive Distress Ink onto my background. I inked the fish with peacock feathers DI, then added some gathered twigs ink around the edge, & stamped it on my background. I smeared some rocky candy distress stickles on the fish, & dried it with a heat gun.
I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the central image, then left this to dry.
I stamped the phrase Carpe Diem from Journaling Words 3 Plate onto white card, then used the alphabet stamps from the Scrabble & Tags Plate to stamp the rest of my quote. I cut out each word, inked them with antique linen DI, then edged them with black versafine ink.
I stamped the fish onto shrink plastic, coloured it with distress ink, then cut it out & shrank it with my heat gun.

I attached a strip of bandage across the card, using 2 brown brads, glued on my words & the shrink fish, then finished by attaching my artwork to a square card blank.
Thanks for looking, and don't forget to leave a comment here & on my own blog, to be in with a chance of winning the Seaside No. 1 plate.
Alison xox


37 comments:

suzieq23 said...

As I mentioned on your blog Alison, I love the beach and your beach art is just terrific. I wish everyday could be a beach day!

Tonya said...

Beautiful creation! I love this set. They are so awesome looking.

Barb King said...

Great art work, and love that stamp set!

Ohhh Snap said...

Love this card! Fabulous stamp set, thanks for the chance to win it :D.

Buttons said...

What a fab sentiment. Made me smile! Such a beautiful way of using these stamps too. Hugs, Buttons x

Danielle said...

You make beautiful cards with THE stamps.

Deborah said...

Fab card, Alison, and the bandages trip is a very inventive touch.

Glennis said...

Fabulous project - the stamp set is great

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabuluous work using the stamp set Alison. Love the bandage! x

deco dp said...



waouhhhhhhhhh superbe Alisson
bise MD

Rosemary said...

Love what you have done withthosegorgeous stamps.

Larisa said...

It looks so great! Love your creation!

Marianne said...

Lovely creation!! Love the quote! Gorgeous stamps. Thanks for the chance! Hugs, Marianne

Julia S-W said...

Love this piece Alison! I really like the stamp set and that little cut out fish looks great on the bandage!
Great colour choices too.
Juliaxx

Bumblebee said...

love the little fishy!

butterfly said...

Fab marine background, and very cute wordplay!! Thanks so much for another chance to win this great set...
Alison x

Redanne said...

That stamp plate is so versatile and I love what you have done with it. Great use of the bandage too and love the tiny fish. A x

Sue C said...

Fab card ,gorgeous stamp set ! Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Alison's card looks fantastic, great stamping.

she3655 said...

Stunning work Alison, I love those stamps, they lend themselves to such a lot of different things, Love how you've used the bandage xxx Thanks for giving us a chance to win the stamps xx

Theresa Merkling said...

Love the different textures and all the motion. Nicely done.

Elaine said...

Great concept for this card, fun word play and super stamps. Elaine

Tigs said...

Love the fish image and what you've done with it.

Artyjen said...

Loved the wording....great fun ;)
xoxo Sioux

Disco Queen said...

Hi Alison, I love this project. It is so fun. I especially like your choice of wording & the layering of sea creatures in the background.

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Alison, Thanks for giving us the chance to win such a great set of stamps & for sharing 2 very different & inspirational projects with us. They definitely show off the versatility of this set. Hugs

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful cretaion Alison.
Love it

Greetings Janny

Ellie said...

Beautiful again! And gorgeous stamps!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wonderful card. I love the layering you did here, and the cheesecloth accents are just fab!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you created the fish background!!

Lesley said...

Loving the liccle fishys!!

artyventure said...

Oh I love that stamp plate! You made a wonderful creation, I adore the funny sentiment you added!

Lululiz said...

Had to come over here from your blog to see how you made the card. It did make me giggle, its so much fun.

merryb said...

Sentiment made me laugh. I like that. Love the fish. Well I love the whole thing! Thanks.

Eliza Devine said...

What a sense of humour.Seaside themes, just need seaside weather.Thank you

EvelynJaneThings said...

Fun piece :-). Creative use of the stamp set.

Christine D said...

I love your work gonna hop on over to your blog to see/sea more. these stamps are gorgeous and you have certainly shown them off beautifully, I would love them. thanks for getting me in the mood for the seaside.