Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas tree book by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
I love to recycle books in my projects, most of you know it. 
Do you remember  Christmas present by TitbelsoeurFlower vase by TitbelsoeurWaiting for Christmas... and Titbelsoeur's nativity scene ?
This year, I have made a new one, all in purple :



Details :



I have made some "cards" and a tag to be slipped either between the folded pages, or at the top between the other pages of the book :

Stamps I used to make this project :

Christmas Greetings # 1 A5 



I hope my project gave you ideas to participate in our 

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas


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. 

Titbelsoeur

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Christmas Hearts by Jane

Hi All, Jane here!!...with a question, Who loves Christmas, and who is a bit of a bah humbug??.. well, I think I fall into both categories, I love Christmas day, but absolutely hate all the commercial part that starts in |September....tut!!!, I am sure a lot of us have lost the sight of the real meaning of Christmas. No lectures from me today tho, so you can relax.
I love Christmas day because that is the one day in the year when all my little hearts, well, the four people that have my heart, my two sons with their partners,and my two grandsons all come to my house, it is so lovely to have them all together, then after a full day of making dinner, playing with jack and Billy, a few Christmas games...and it is just as lovely to see them all go back home...lol.
So I think this card that I have made for this months "Christmas" themed challenge is appropriate for me.



The stamps I have used are;

Hope you can join in the fun. 

Monday, 3 December 2018

Winner of November's Square it Challenge

Hello!
A big thank you to everyone who joined in the Creative Challenge last month.
AS always I cannot choose everyone, so I used Mr. Random.org to pick a winner.
Congratulations to Helen
with this lovely card.


Please email me, and we can arrange your prize .
Don't forget this month's challenge is Christmas ( of course!) , so please add your Christmassy creations to our blog here
We look forward to seeing them.
Have a creative and festive month
Jennie x

Saturday, 1 December 2018

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas

Hello!

Welcome to December's Creative Challenge.
We also would love you to welcome a new member of our team- Siobhan Brignull. Siobhan kicks off her term with us with a fabulous Christmassy project for the challenge.
Please do pop over to her blog and say hello. 

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.

This month the theme is Christmas 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! There is no prize on there, it's just for fun!
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.

Siobhan

Hello everyone, this is my first blog post as a member of the Artistic Stamper Creative team. I am a long time shopper and class attender of the Artistic Stamper, and was really pleased that Jennie asked me to participate in her Creative Team.

I have been paper crafting for about 15 years or more, not really sure when the obsession started, but I started with peel offs and card making, some scrapbooking followed by ATC and then I found Mixed Media in all it's painterly messy glory, and I have been here ever since.

So, for my first project I used the Christmas Tree 3d models and the reindeers that Jennie has in her shop, I used a selection of The Artistic Stamper background stamps and  stencils to create depth and texture along with my favourite PaperArtsy paint.


If you want to see more information on which products I used and how, along with more photo's.
Visit my blog.



Lisa


I created the background from smooshing distress inks on to a craft mat and spraying a coupoe of spritz of water. I then picked up the ink on a piece of white card, dried it and lifted more ink until the craft mat was clean. I stamped the Artifacts Funky Fairy stamp in a circle on the background with clear ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. 
I then took a smaller piece of card and coloured it using the same method. I stamped the ''Into each day" verse stamp on to it and mounted it on to black card and adhered it in to the centre of the background card. To finish the card, I matted it on to black card. 


JANE

Oh my goodness!!!...I threw everything at this background, stamps, stencils, gesso, inks, gilding flakes, paint, glitter, I can't even tell you how sparkly this is!!...I was trying to capture the essence of Asia to go with the fabulous stamped woman from the FACES stamp set, the three crowns are meant to symbolise the Magi.  My friend is married to an Iranian, and as she wholeheartedly embraces the culture, I thought I would make this card for her, I tried writing the Christmas greeting in Arabic...but...heck..it looked all wrong, so settled for this instead...translated means Merry Christmas. Hope my friend likes it.




Titbelsoeur

To meet this new monthly challenge, I have made a decoration for my Christmas tree using an old CD-rom as support (re-use, re-cycle...).
I have sticked a book page as a background, distressed the edges and stamped
Snowflake Background all around. I have coloured the circle with Distress inks and left a blank space where I stamped the Santa face from Mini Christmas 2. And to be sure everyone knows what it is about, I have stamped Merry Christmas
I hope this decoration will inspire you to participate in this new challenge


Jennie

I made a "simple" card using Neil's Leafy Tree as a Christmas tree set against a background of Distress Oxide, spattered with white paint. The tree was stamped in black archival, and sparkled up with stickles .



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 festive month
Jennie x

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Cos I'm ALL WOMAN!!

Hi there my crafting friends, Jane here to show you my inspiration for the ongoing "Square It" challenge that runs until the end of this month. I adore this huuuuuuge sheet of rubber stamps of NUDES images, it is A4 in size, and has images of different women, and also some useful words in there too. I started off with stamping a few of the images onto some gelli prints...yes still trying to use up my mountain!!!. As usual I don't have a step by step of this, but only because I never know where I am going with anything, and especially of this piece, I had to leave it several times and then come back with fresh eyes, my problem was that I wanted it to have a vintage feel, but not to cover up any of the images with lace or doilys or the such like, so in the end I just opted for some crackle glaze and a bit of stenciling with the HARLEQUIN MASK.


I hope you like it, and that it inspires you to join in our "Square it " Challenge.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Thread painting by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
I am currently experimenting a technique I did not know... thread painting !
I love the very interesting random results I get with this technique, if you are interested you will find a lot of videos about it on Youtube.
This one looks like an arum, and I love how it fits well with this Artifacts - Treasured Memories stamp :


This is my first step using this technique, be sure I will show you others in the near future !!


I hope you all will participate in our 

November's Creative Challenge - Square it!


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. 

Titbelsoeur

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Junk Journal by Angie Coomber

Junk Journal


Hi everyone!

For this month's "Square it" Challenge I wanted to create a junk journal. This is such a good stash buster and they make lovely little gifts for just about any occasion.

For this particular journal I used a rectangular envelope which I folded in half to make the cover, and gessoed the outside.



I then finger painted, first with the 3 colours shown in the pictures, as well as stencilling with the same colours, using the Artistic Stamper Mini Stencils. I added some black and white patches, as well as black stencilling and stamping in matching colours, using The Artistic Stamper script stamps and Tracy Scott background stamps.





I used some old scrapbook papers from my stash to make page inserts (as well as decorating the inside of the cover), which I stitched into the spine of the envelope cover. I often mix up the "page" sizes a bit which makes it look more interesting, as well as using old book pages, letters, doilies, gelli print pages or whatever else I can find!



I covered the gummed part of the envelope with some homemade gelli print stickers and attached a simple punched circle & bakers twine closure.



I stamped one of the Artistic Stamper butterflies for my focal image on the front of the journal an used a white pen for the doodling. As always there's a quote to complete the project!


Hope you like it, I would love to see other peoples' junk journals!

Angie x



Sunday, 11 November 2018

All Squared Up with Lisa

Hello there!! Lisa here with today's post for The Artistic Stamper. This month's theme is "Square It".

So here is what I did...



I cut a card blank at 7&3/4" square for a background then cut several other smaller pieces to fit inside the background piece.

I coloured all the individual pieces with Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.



I placed all the different card pieces in the correct places then stamped the Tick Tock Christmas Baubles on to the card.



I then matt and layered all the pieces on to black card leaving a very slim border, then used foam pads do stack each layer to give a 3D effect.


Thanks for popping by,
toodles for now.
Lisa x


Tick Tock Christmas Baubles A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Brush can by Titbelsoeur

Hi there !
I had a big baby formula can I wanted to embellish, so I used the shaving foam technique once again to make the background.


Mousse toujours...


And I randomly stamped the Gardening and Mushroom plates from The Artistic Stamper



Then I painted my next a.k.a. and sticked the paper to the box :



Here are the plates I have used :

Garden #2 size A6



I hope you all will participate in our 

November's Creative Challenge - Square it!


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. 

Titbelsoeur


Saturday, 3 November 2018

Winner of November's Creative Challenge

Hello! 
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. All worthy winners!
 randomly I have chosen 

with this lovely creation
Congratulations and please email me so we can arrange your prize of stamps from The Artistic Stamper
Don't forget this month's challenge which is Square it!
Have a creative month
Jennie x

Friday, 2 November 2018

Gelli on a Plate

I don't know about you guys, but I have a mountain of gelli prints as high as Mount Kilimanjaro!!!, some I find too beautiful to even consider using, and especially cutting up, so I put them in a drawer and just get them out occasionally to stroke.... but the majority are just waiting for the right opportunity to use....but I didn't even use any of my stash for this months "Square it" challenge, I decided to make more gelli prints using a selection of The Artistic Stamper Masks and Stencils cut them into squares, added a sentiment from Paperartsy on one, and adhered them to my card, easy peasy, and a great way to use up your mountain of gelli prints..(if your'e not like me and decided to make even more!!!).


The stencils that I have used are;

I'm looking forward to your interpretation of our "Square It" challenge






Thursday, 1 November 2018

November's Creative Challenge - Square it!



Hello!

Welcome to November's Creative Challenge.

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.

This month the theme is Square it 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! There is no prize on there, it's just for fun!
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.

Titbelsoeur
To meet this new monthly challenge, I have made a square card with some
Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur
remaining from my previous post here : Fall Scene by Titbelsoeur
Carpe Diem comes from
Journaling Words 3 size A5
I hope my card will inspire you to participate in this new challenge




JANE

As soon a I knew that this months challenge title was "square it", I immediately thought of my small square Gelli plate, so that is how I rolled with it.

I used the DOG ROSE A4 mask and the sentiment is from the BOTANICAL 3 stamp set.

Jennie

I used a technique learnt from Kate Crane last weekend, using the Gel Press. I used the Large but Beautiful Shrink Art 1 square flower, and printed it using the gel plate. You can see my other prints beside it.


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 x


Sunday, 21 October 2018

Architecture Owl!!!

Cool eh!!!....it's not even an owl stamp!!!...it is a stamp from the ARCHITECTURE 3 plate, a stamp set full of columns, arches, doors and statues, the piece that the "owl" is sitting on is a column from the same stamp set. 


I stamped them out, coloured them, then fussy cut them, and added them to my inky background, done with the fabulous distress inks...doncha just love those inks!!!
There is still time to play in our  "Inktober" challenge. I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Fall scene by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
To make this fall scene, I have first collected a lot of ephemeral stuff in the forest : moss, leaves, chestnuts and burs, acorns, pine cones etc etc and kept a wooden box that did contain mandarins one day...
Then I stamped Leaves Background C89 ©CaroLines with various inks on a paper to make the background :

I made mud colours, mixing blue, yellow and red watercolours, then dropping water. When it was dry, I stamped Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur here and there on this page :

I cut them out and highlighted with a white pen : 
Here is a focus on the way I have made the scene with real elements and stamped mushrooms :

 And here is the scene :

I hope you all will participate in our 

October's Creative Challenge - Inktober


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. 

Titbelsoeur


Sunday, 7 October 2018

Christmas card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone ! Let's make some Christmas cards, just to be prepared on time !
To make this simple card, I have used my home-made precision press to allow me to ink the stamps with multiple colours one after the other.


Stamps I used (click on the name) :

Artifacts - Christmas Words 


I hope you all will participate in our 

October's Creative Challenge - Inktober


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. 

Titbelsoeur

Friday, 5 October 2018

The White Rabbit!!!

Hi Guys!!. You will be forgiven if you think this is a post to do with Alice in Wonderland....but sadly noooo...The White rabbit is just who I am feeling like at the moment, running around saying "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date"!!!. Heck what a dramatic week!!..sooo...forgive me on two counts, firstly for being late for my post, and secondly for using this image once again, the lovely hydrangea from the BOTANICALS 3 plate, it is my go to flower now and I love it. So as I was saying, it has been a crazy week, and I am still feeling a bit like The Mad Hatter, running around like a headless chicken!!! and that is why I have done this super quick card for our Inktober Challenge. who doesn't love an inky background, done with spray inks and distress oxides on a book page, I already had the flowers and the sentiment stamped on tissue paper, so glued them down with some gel medium, hey presto, super quick card.


Hope you will join our Inktober Challenge, I look forward to seeing your makes.


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Winner of September's Challenge

Hello!
Many thanks to everyone who joined in our challenge last month. Gorgeous entries :)
I have chosen a winner by random. Congratulations to
Enchanted Place with this creation 

Please email me , so you can choose a stamp from our collection at The Artistic Stamper 

Don't forget this month's Challenge is Inktober and can be found here 
 We look forward to seeing your creations
Have  creative month 
Jennie x

Monday, 1 October 2018

October's Creative Challenge - Inktober



Hello!
Welcome to October's Creative Challenge. This the 8th year of our Challenge! We started it in 2010!! Can you believe it!
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.. Fabulous creativity as always! This month the theme is Inktober 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! There is no prize on there, it's just for fun!
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...




I first stamped the butterflies from the Insects and Butterflies stamp set with brown distress ink then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I made the background by mixing a blue and green distress ink with water on to a craft mat, then swooped a piece of white card through the ink.
I then used The Artistic Stamper Random Dots 6 x 6 stencil with oxide ink and stamped over the top with the ring stamps from the A4 Swirls, Splats and Dots stamp set with oxide ink.
I then used the Decay Alphabet Lower Case set to stamp the sentiment onto another piece of card with the same ink, then matted and layered it
 
Jennie


I made a little bound book, and used Neil Walker's new Butterfly Square to decorate the cover. I used Distress Oxides in Old Paper, and antique linen to cover the book, and then stamped Tracy Scott's Background 8 on top. I inked Neil's stamp in Black Archival, and painted in the butterfly, by making a wash with the Distress oxides. White pen added highlights.

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 x
An InLinkz Link-up

Friday, 21 September 2018

MEMORIES

Hi Guys. We are well into this months "round and round" challenge....my favourite shape!!


I made this card a while ago while I was having a play with some structure gel and the Artistic Stamper large sequin waste mask. It dried clear so I then stamped the small dragonflies from the insects and butterflies set, and added paint and spray inks to the rest, then used a heat gun to bubble the paint and gel to add some texture.....well guys, I think that is how I rolled with this card....lol...my memory is rapidly fading...so that is why it got this title, a word taken from the framed words stamp set....very apt for me!!!
I do hope you can join in with our fabulous challenge, you will find the link HERE.