Thursday, 16 August 2018

Butterfly Journal Page by Gemma Hynes

I have a journal page to share with you all today using some of Jennie's great circle stamps.


I started by applying Gesso to my glass mat and pressing some scraps of Hessian into it for texture. I then placed a page from my 7 Gypsies mix and match book over the Gesso rubbing over the back of the page to transfer the Gesson to the page.

I then build up the background using PaperArsty paints and circle stamps. I varied the sizes of the circles and kept the colours cool in tone. 

On a sheet of card, I stamped out a few butterflies in black Archival ink. I painted them with High Impact paints which I spritzed with water so the colours would blend easier. 

I then cut the butterflies out and glued them to the page with mat gel, before finishing the page of with some text.

xx Gemma xx

Products from The Artistic Stamper

Neil Walker Butterfly
Large Sequins
Decay Journaling Stamps 1
Swirls, Splats, and Dots

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Fishing harbour painting by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone, this is a very hot summer this year, isn't it ?
Today, I want to show you a watercolour painting I have made, using a house from Home Sweet Home A5 © Kathleen Fullman to make my fishing village, and I have drawn the boats. Then I have painted all with watercolours.


What do you think about it ? Do you like it ?

I want you all to participate in our 

August's Creative Challenge - Anything Goes!

 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. 


Saturday, 4 August 2018

The Leaf and the Ladybird!!

Hello all you fabulous crafters!!. JANE here to give my take on this months "Anything Goes" challenge. But even tho it is an anything goes theme...hmmmmm...I have trouble when there is just too much choice and too many gorgeous stamps to play with!!
My piece today started off life as a gesso stamped image of a leaf from the SKELETON LEAVES stamp set, with inks sprayed on and a bit of  SEQUIN WASTE stamping, 
but... I just couldn't get along with it, so I cut out the leaf, crumpled it up a bit, stamped out the little ladybird from the INSECTS AND BUTTERFLIES stamp set, added some glossy accents to it then once dry, cut it out and glued it to the leaf.
I then made a new, nicer background with some inks and the CALLIGRAPHY MAT 12 stamp, then added the leaf....result, happier me!!

Hope you can all join in this months ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Friday, 3 August 2018

Winner of July's Distress Challenge

Once agian I am privileged to pick a winner from our wonderful entries in our monthly challenge , which in July was Distress it!
Thank you to everyone who joined in, and sadly there can only be one winner, so please congratulate
on this gorgeous piece she entered.

Kate, please contact me so we can arrange your choice of stamp from our collection, which you can find here.
This month's challenge is Anything Goes, and please do check out The Creative Team's fabulous creations.
Have a very creative August
Jennie x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

August's Creative Challenge - Anything Goes!

Welcome to August's  Creative Challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.. it was a not at all Distressing to see such gorgeous creations! 

This month the theme is Anything Goes, 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 have a canvas board to share with you that I decorated for this months challenge of Anything Goes. All the paints I used were tester pots from the DIY store and I loved how the canvas worked out mixing them with great stamps from The Artistic Stamper. You can find out more here. 


Anything goes : let's make a tag !
First you cover with black gesso a tag you have cut out of a cereal box. 
Then you colour a piece of drawing paper with sprayed distress ink.
And you stamp Artifacts - Postscript with Archival ink.
Then you hide it with a piece of paper and stamp Artifacts - Times Past 
 all over the paper, and ink the borders with your ink pad.
You stamp "I am... creating" from Journaling Words #5 A6 
cut it out and stick it on the tag, in-between a piece of dry and used baby wipe you have torn.
The final creative touch is to stick a piece of the dry paint you collect on your colour tube...

You can be forgiven if you think that I stamped the hydrangeas on a book page, but it was actually an image transfer (or is it called a resist technique??) from a magazine page done on the gelli plate..a Birgit Koopsen special!. The image didn't come out too well so I just added some light stamping with the Tracey Scott Background 6 stamp, then stamped the flowers onto a gelli print, cut them out and stuck them onto my background, then added the sentiment, both from the Botanical 3 stamp set.

I first created two backgrounds, one slightly larger than the other with Tracy's Background 8 stamp. On the larger on I added Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and on the smaller one I added Shaded Lilac. 
I mixed some texture sand paste to a smearing of Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and made another batch with worn Lipstick Distress Ink and mixed on to a craft mat. I added the two mixes to a separate piece of card. When it had dried, I tore a piece of the card and added it to the background.
I then coloured a another piece of card with the Seedless Preserves ink and stamped Neil's Heart stamp on to the card, then cut them out and adhered the hearts over the top of the textured card. 

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

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Star Card by Gemma

I have a new messy square card to share with you all for my post today using one of my first stamps from The Artistic Stamper. It was a very loved stamp but one I had completely forgotten about, and it was lovely to come across it and love it again, but then who doesnt love a good numeral/number stamp. 

My Process

I started by cutting a piece of white card to fit my card blank and then creating a border around the card by masking off the edges with washi tape. Once that was done I gently tapped on some Color Burst ( a little really does go a long way) and sprayed it with water. I did this twice drying between layers adding a lot of water to the first layer and a little to the second. Over this I stamped the large dot stamp in ink before removing the washi tape.

Once dry I stamped over the whole piece of card with a script stamp and black ink. On a separate piece of white card, I drew a star using the star mask as a template and stamped in the center with the number stamp and black ink. After cutting the star out I glued it to the background and added some detail with black and white pens.

xx Gemma xx

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Distressed In Time with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here, welcome to my post. This month's theme is 'distress', my favourite theme! 

The Artistic Stamper products I used was the Girl with Clock stamp and Random Dots 6 x 6 Stencil.

I first created the background using the stencil and Distress Oxide inks. 

I stamped around the edges of the background using just the clock part of the stamp. Then stamped in areas using one of the stamps from the Mini Backgrounds #3 stamp set. 

I stamped the Girl With Clock stamp on to acetate and painted the reverse of the acetate with white acrylic paint. 

I then painted some ball head pins with black gesso.

I mounted the acetate piece on a double layer of foam pads and pinned the painted pins in to the foam.

Thanks for popping by The Artistic Stamper blog today.
Toodles for now, 

Collage & Retro    MIni Backgrounds # 3 size A6  ( cut and  mounted on cling cushioning )        The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"

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 any 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. 


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.


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

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!

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. 


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!!!
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.