Saturday, 21 July 2018

I called to the Lord!!

Hi there, it's Jane again here to hopefully inspire you to join in with the challenge for this month... "distress it", so however it calls to you then you can interpret it ant way you like.
For my challenge piece I have used my newest purchase, Eileen Hulls Bigz passport die, it is fantastic, and I was inspired to make an inspirational book using distress inks and Artistic Stamper stamps.


This book started off as a piece of art that I had done that I wasn't too thrilled with, so I ripped up a book page, stuck it down randomly, then gave it a good gesso'ing, a few spritzes of distress inks, and then stamped the fabulous window from the ARCHITECTURE 3 stamp set, then added the text with some alphabet stamps from my stash!!. I am in the process of doing the pages for this book so if you join me tomorrow on MY BLOG I will post the finished product.
I have so enjoyed doing this "distress it" challenge, I hope you will join in too...HERE.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Wedding card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
Once again, I have used the same technique as I used to make Artifacts cards by Titbelsoeur : first stamp in blue the Wedding Vows Text and the Dog Rose © Lesley Matthewson as focal points, hide both the text and flowers and stamp the background using your gelli plate as a pad :



I hope this card will help you find inspiration to participate in our monthly challenge !

July's creative challenge - Distress 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

Monday, 16 July 2018

Messy Heart Card by Gemma


I was very pleased with this little square card I am sharing with you all today using wonderful stamps from The Artistic Stamper, Inks and Pigment Powders.



Steps


1)  I cut a piece of white card to fit my card blank and then masked off the edge with torn washi tape.
2) Then I sprinkled Pigment powders over the top and sprayed them with water to activate them. I used more water and a paintbrush to move them about a bit.
3) Before removing the washi tape I went around the edges with a brown ink.


4) Once completely dry I stamped over the top with ink and the dots stamp, keeping the stamping to the coloured areas.
5) Over this, I stamped Calligraphic mat 20 with black ink, this time I stamped over the whole piece of card. 


6) On a separate piece of card, I stamped a heart and the text from the same set inside it with black Archival ink and coloured it with pigment powders.
7) I also stamped out the Postscript stamp with Archival ink and cut out a few of the pen images from that stamp. 
8) I then glued all the elements together and added some white dots with a chalk pen

xx Gemma xx

Friday, 13 July 2018

Distress Oxide Altered Book Pages by Angie Coomber


Hi!
This month I have created some altered book pages for you. Depending on the thickness of your pages you may have to glue a few of them together, and in this case I glued 3 sets of 2 pages each as the paper is quite thin.

I coloured each section with Distress Oxides and then used some of Tracy Scott's fab background stamps.





I also stamped on a spare page, coloured in the circles with Distress Oxides and cut them out.



I made some tags, glued book pages to them, stamped, and then decorated both the tags and pages with the cut out circles.



I found some lovely coloured string for the tags and glued the tags between the pages.

As always I finished my project off with a quote.


Hope you like it, give book altering a go if you haven't already!
Angie

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Distressed Butterfly with Lisa

Hi lovelies, Lisa here with today's post is for The Artistic Stamper and this month's theme is 'Distress'.
Distress. My favourite subject!!!



I first started with a plain piece of white card and used ink sprays to add some colour to the background. 



I then added some layers using Mini Backgrounds #1 & #2 with black ink.



I stamped the large butterfly from the Insects and Butterflies stamp set on to patterned paper then cut out and sprayed with teal ink spray.


I stamped the butterfly on to the background multiple times, overlaying the image with light pressure. 


Then adhered the cut out butterfly over the top.

To finish, I distressed the edges of the card with a pair of scissors. 



Thanks for popping by the blog today,
toodles for now,
Lisa x 


Here are the Artistic Stamper stamp sets I used....


Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6  ( cut and  mounted on cling cushioning )   Mini Backgrounds #1  size A6 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)      Insects and Butterflies 1 A5  (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)



Friday, 6 July 2018

Summer holidays by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
This project to wish you very good Summer holidays !
I have used a wooden block found on a beach after Spring tides, don't know whether it comes from a boat or not... I have stuck on it a decorated sardine can, some seashells and a parasol.






Focus on the sardine can : coloured compress as a fishing net, other seashells and a big fish stamped in 2 different shades, all stamps from Seaside No. 1 A5 



Last focus on the background I have made with metallic tape covered with various acrylic paints (brown, blue and black) and wiped with a dry baby wipe to avoid erasing all paint.




I hope this hanger will help you find inspiration to participate in our monthly challenge !

July's Creative Challenge - Distress 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

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Damsel in Distress!!!..Never!!!

I'm loving this months challenge..."Distress It".... I mean...who doesn't love Sir Tim's distress inks, oxides, sprays....well to be more precise..every God damn Tim Holtz product!!!..between them and dancing lessons, I am never gonna be able to retire to a villa on the beach in the south of France!!!..lol.
Anyways, I killed two birds with one stone for my "distress it" card, I used my two favourite distress inks, walnut stain and spiced marmalade, and I even used the word distress in the title!!


Other products I have used are the HARLEQUIN MASK, the CALLIGRAPHY MAT 12 stamp, and the woman is from the NUDES stamp set.
I do hope you will join in this fabulous challenge, I look forward to seeing your entries.


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Winner of June's Blue Challenge

Hi!
Thank you for dropping by. I have the pleasure of always choosing the winner of our Blog Creative Challenge, and a big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's Colour It Blue challenge.
As always there can only be one winner, and this month, I am delighted to show you
Mac Mable's gorgeous creation

Congratulations, and please email me so we can arrange your prize of one of The Artistic Stamper stamps.

Have a creative month everyone, and why not join in this month's challenge which is Distress it, and can be found here
Hugs
Jennie

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July's Creative Challenge - Distress it!

Hello!

Welcome to the July Creative  challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.. we loved all the Blue that covered the blog :) 

. This month the theme is Distress 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...


Jennie

I made a card using Distress Oxides , which I spritzed, and layered . I added Backgrounds from Tracy Scott,  a calligraphy mat and a border from  Borders 1 . The words are some of my favourites, and come from Creative Art thoughts

Gemma


I had fun creating this tag for this months challenge, using Distress Ink and Distress Oxides along with Secret KeysTreasured Memories and Neil Walkers Butterfly stamps from The Artistic Stamper.


JANE


Distress inks and oxides and tags...oh my!!!. Distressed!!!....definitely de-stressed...while playing with my distress inks and oxides to tie in with this months "distressed" challenge.
I started by using the fabulous distress oxides on my tag, then stamped the hydrangeas and the sentiment from the BOTANICAL stamp set, then mounted it on  an oxide spritzed piece of craft card. I even distressed the edges of the card stock!!. 

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 xx

Friday, 29 June 2018

Mini Blue Book By Gemma

I have a fun little mini book to share with you all today. This is a simple little project that is not material heavy.  All I needed for this project was white card, Distress Inks, and the Artifacts secret key stamp. 




What I did 😀


I cut the white card down to 3x2 inch rectangles for my pages and folded these in half. I then pushed them into Distress ink that I had spread onto my glass mat and sprayed with water. 


Once dry I edged all the pages with more ink and then stamped along one side of each page. The stamp in a long one so I made sure to stamp different sections onto the pages. I then glued the pages back to back to form the book/signature.


When cutting the card for the cover, I cut the card a little larger than the pages and with a spine section in the middle. I then inked the cover following the same process as the pages, except for when it came to stamping. This time I stamped in a contrasting coloured ink and I stamped along the spine, I also added some more stamping using black ink. After gluing the pages into the book I cut a small band to hold the book closed and add interest. 

Thanks for stopping by

XX Gemma XX

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Free as a Bird with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here and today is my turn to  post for The Artistic Stamper. 
The theme this month is 'Colour it Blue' which for me, is quite "normal" as blue tends to be the most popular colour I go to. (mmmm.... I think I need to stop doing that...




I chose the fabulously crazy Birdz stamp set by Neil Walker to play with. Along with a selection of 3 x 3 stencils and a selection of blue Oxide Distress Inks. 

I first used the stencils with the selection of blue inks on white card creating a background.




I then stamped the Birdz and coloured them in with the Oxide inks and water.




I then stamped the phrase 'free as a bird' using The Artistic Stamper Decay Alphabet stamp set. 




Everything I used is below and available on The Artistic Stamper Website.

Thanks for popping by.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx



Birdz Set A6  © Neil Walker (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)       Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)      The Artistic Stamper Mask Harlequin 3" X 3"   The Artistic Stamper Mask Chevron 3" X 3"   The Artistic Stamper Mask Sequin Waste 3" X 3"

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Dragonfly

Hi all you gorgeous crafters out there, Jane here once again to hopefully inspire you to join in our challenge for this month, where the title is "Blue", for you to interpret how you see fit!!
I am lovin seeing all your entries, I love how everyone has their own take on a challenge. I had lots of ideas running round in my head, especially with blues and teals being my favourite colours...I mean...who the heck doesn't love teal!!!
I was playing with some yupo paper, if you haven't used this stuff, it is a synthetic paper!!..yes I know!!..weird eh!!, but it is fab for using alcohol inks on, and if you really dont like what you do, you can just wipe it off or even run it under the tap and start again!!! how cool is that!!.
Anyway, like I said, yupo paper, alcohol inks, the dragonfly stamp from the BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS stamp set.....which by the way, didn't stamp out exactly clearly, but I love that, it gives it an ethereal quality, so I rolled with it!!
Then I did my usual fave...recycled packaging,...free and fab!!. I scraped some embossing paste onto corrugated card, added some HARLEQUIN stenciling, spritzed it, then used it to layer my dragonfly on, then finished off with a sentiment from the FRAMED WORDS stamp set.


I hope this inspires you to join in the challenge, the link is HERE.
Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Weird backgrounds by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone !
Still testing our fabulous new Artifacts stamps, I have first stamped Treasured Memories
in the middle of my paper. Then I stamped Butterfly © Neil Walker and hid both to stamp Secret Keys  on the left side and Spirit of Adventure on the right side and add colour . I then distressed the edges and stuck it to a piece of paper that I stuck to... guess what ?






I have used the same material as a background to this tag that was published on Facebook just before the launch of Tracy Scott awesome stamps :


If you have found out what is this background made of, you may enter my giveaway for a chance to win this tag.


Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our challenge 

June's creative challenge - Paint it blue


 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, 16 June 2018

Blue Star Card by Gemma


Loving the theme of this months challenge and there is still plenty of time to join in both here on the blog and on the Facebook group.

For my post today I have a card and tag to share with you all using Distress Inks and lots of Jennie's stamps



What I did


1- I cut card to the size of my card blank and covered it with a layer of Distress Ink


2- I then stamped one of the new designs by Tracy Scott over part of the card. I heat embossed this with a clear embossing powder. 


3- I filled the opposite side of the card with the small Scribble stamp


4- On a separate piece of card I stamped several different sized stars from the star set with black ink and heat embossed them before cutting them out.


5- I also stamped out and heat embossed the words Happy Birthday from Grungy Greeting 1


7- I coloured all of these pieces and an extra mat I cut with Distress Inks and Distress Oxides before gluing everything in place and adding doodles with both black and white pens. 

xx Gemma xx