Monday, 29 May 2017

Light Bulb Tag By Gemma

 For my post today I have a tag to share with you, I used Dylusions paints and stamps from The Artistic Stamper to create this tag.

The whole tag is very roughly made, with no attempt at precision. I stamped and cut the light bulb from a piece of card, over this I stamped a calligraphy mat using black ink. I also included second generation stamping, for some variation. I then stamped part of a flower in orange and scribbled in places with a black pen.  

I placed this over a larger piece of card and drew around the light bulb so I knew where I had to paint. I stamped some of Lesley's flowers inside the drawn light bulb.

Using Dylusions paints and paint pens I painted this piece of card and then splattered gesso over the top. I then glued the white card over the top matching the light bulbs up. I cut the corners from the top to create the shape I wanted and then mounted this to a darker piece of card.

Thanks for reading


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Floral Fantasy ATC's by Debs

Hi Everyone

I have made some ATC's for you today.

I had quite a bit of fun with these, although they did turn out a little darker than i had hoped.

I used my collection of Distress Oxides in 8 out of the 12 colours,  I put the pad directly onto some card, and then sprayed with water, whilst wet i sprinkled with Paperartsy Infusions in Rocky Road.  

As you can see i used a lovely of selection of Artistic Stamper flower stamps, i added some background stamps on a couple of them and also added some white pen.

On some of them you can see the red from the Rocky Road Infusion peeking through the original colours.

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as i enjoyed making them

Happy crafting 

Friday, 19 May 2017

I'm gone gardening by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers !
To celebrate my garden blossoming, I have made a mail art, the kind I love : on cardboard, with gesso, a scrap of paper towel for the background, and Artistic Stamper stamps to decorate !


Stamps I have used : 
tools and board from Garden plates 1 & 2, obviously !
Ivy © Lesley Matthewsonand the tiny flower from Lesley's Flowers size A6 © Lesley Matthewson

And here is the mailart :

Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "Floral Fantasy" here for 3 chances to win : 

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Wet Wipe Flower Card by Gemma

Hello Everyone

For my post today I have a card I made using used wet wets that I dried out and stamped over.

I glued the wet wipe to a piece of card, that I had already cut to fit the card blank and trimmed off the edges. Then I stamped the words dream, imagine and creative from the framed words set.

I then stamped around the edges with distress ink and the mini honeycomb stamp, before adding extra colour to the edges with distress ink. 

On two or three other dried wet wipes I stamped out Lesley's Ivy and one of the extra stamps that come's with the solid floral background. I cut them out and glued them to the card front.

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Grunge card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers,
Here is my first make for May, and I am happy to share this grunge card with you !

The support is made with a torn piece of an old LP vinyl record cover, folded in 2 and "sealed" by a ribbon, since the idea is to send it as a mail art (not inside an envelope, then). I have covered it with gesso for a grunge look.
I have used a bit of paper formerly stamped with Alphabet Soup Background & Border size A6 ©Neil Walker
The flower is a cut out piece of the Floral Open Background with 2 Free Flower stamps
And on the big green paper, I have made marks with gesso with a milk bottle cap, then stamped big hugs and kisses from Grungy Greetings #1 A6
To be fully grunge, I have stapled all papers to the support.
I will then write the recipient's name and address with a white pen and stick my stamp somewhere... maybe on the flower, although it is stapled... not sure yet...

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Winner of April's Creative Challenge

A huge thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge, which was backgrounds. All were so creative, but there can only be one winner, so i used Mr. to pick one. Congratulations to
Paperpapier with this lovely piece

Please email me so we can arrange your prize .

Don't forget that our current challenge is here, and on Facebook
We are looking forward to seeing your entries.
Have a creative day
Jennie x

Monday, 1 May 2017

May's Creative Challenge - Floral Fantasy

 A huge thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. All of the creations were amazing! This month's challenge is Backgrounds and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has 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! To get you started here is some creative gorgeousness from some of the team....

Hi there! To celebrate this flower fantasy challenge, I have made an art journal page with lots of stamped flowers : on the background, on the edges and as a cut out, I used the Lesley's Flowers size A6 © Lesley Matthewson for a floral and colorful fantasy page :

Flower fantasy

Flower Fantasy is this months challenge, and I thought I would have a bit of fun turning the light bulb stamp into a flower. I have also stamped inside the light bulbs with a calligraphy mat and one of Lesley's flower stamps. 

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



Saturday, 29 April 2017

Wet Wipe background by Gemma

 We all use wet wipes to clean up after our very messy selves when we craft, and sometimes they end up the most beautiful colours. If you dry them out they can by used in so many ways here I have turned one into a background for a very simple card.

One dried out and beautiful wet wipe, Hmmmmm I wonder if I could ever get that deliberately  

I then added some blue with a distress ink and the honeycomb mask. Over that, I stamped with different coloured distress ink, the honeycomb stamp and mini honeycomb stamp.

Then I added the word dream from the framed words set and some gems to finish.

Thanks for reading, I have loved seeing everyone's challenge entries this month and can not wait to see what next month brings


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Accordian Book by Debs

 Hi everyone

Here is an accordion book that i started a few weeks ago, using Kraft Card and Distress Oxides.
this is the back, i tried to keep each page on this side orange and yellow in some way

this is the front which i tried to keep red and pink

 I used a mix of papers and Kraft card adding stencilling and stamping with the Oxides

I gave myself a theme - one side is Butterflies and Dragon Flies. 
Using loads of different stamps and masks

 I have six pages on each side

 I had fun mixing the stamps up and creating backgrounds using some of the new mini background stamps, they are great to use for smaller projects like this
 Even the papers were stamped with background stamps

I do like the effect that Distress Oxide have on Kraft, you get great colour

As you may have guessed i do like a nice phrase or quote

Stamps used were a selection from Backgrounds
a selection from Florals and leaves
And assorted quotes from Words and Sayings

Take Care and Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Flower vase by Titbelsoeur

Hi there, this is Titbelsoeur today showing you my very last creation, using old stuff and Artistic Stamper's stamps.

I have made 2 versions of this flower vase made with half an old book folded pages, and an old vinyl I have curved with my heat gun, one with flowers only stamped :

and the other one adding watercolor on flowers and leaves :

Which one do you prefer ? 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A little Dylusional by Debs

Hi Everyone

Sorry this post is a bit late, going to Harrogate for the weekend with Jennie, put me a bit behind. So i thought as i had learnt so much on Dyan's workshop, i thought it would only be fair to share one of those techniques with you.

I started by spritzing the page with water and then filling the page with Dylusions sprays 
and using water through a stencil I added some ghosting.

I stamped the image from the Faces #2 Plate and then added a frame using Black Dylusions paint and then added more paint through assorted Artistic Stamper stencils.

I added some white pen around the outside of the shapes and flowers and added some doodling.  I also added some white and grey pencils to the main image, for definition.

Take care and happy crafting

Monday, 17 April 2017

Background card by Gemma

Sometimes you just feel the need to make a loud quick messy card and this was one of those times, I'm not sure if my hands will ever recover. They are a very pretty purple colour and they may stay that way forever.

I started by stamping two of the new mini background stamps onto watercolour card and heat embossing it with black embossing powder.

Then I sprinkled water reactive pigments onto the card and sprayed them with water.

I also did this on a piece of watercolour card I cut to fit my card blank.

Once everything was dry I edged all the pieces with gold before gluing them together. I then added colour in the same way to some hand cut leaves and a strip of card to add to the bottom of the card blank.

To finish I added some detail with black and white pens

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 7 April 2017

Tiny cards by Titbelsoeur

Hello there !
To meet the April challenge at The Artistic Stamper, I have made tiny cards just a bit larger than the new mini background stamps, I guess my cards have the same size as ATCs.
I have made the 3 cards the same way : stamped background and stamped image and word, so that they look like a triptych :

I have used the following stamps :
Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6MIni Backgrounds # 3 size A6Butterflies 2 size A5Ivy © Lesley MatthewsonHoneycomb Background & Free BeesFramed Words #1

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