Thursday, 16 May 2019

Texture Play by Siobhan



For this card I used the Petal Stencil from The Artistic Stamper, to create texture I smoothed Grunge Paste through the stencil carefully and then removed to let it dry.  Once dry I placed the stencil back on the card and coloured using distress oxides and the fab application brushes that Jennie has.

I then stamped a word "Art" from Journalling set 3 and mounted on a small bit of mirri card before attaching to the card.


This is all I needed to make this textured card.

Hope you all like it.

Thanks

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Recycling labels by Titbelsoeur

How to make tags with cloth labels ?
Take a sets of labels :



Split them up, take the book-like printed ones and stamp Gibson girls on them, not much, for a simple vintage look :


On the other labels, just stick paper like a piece of a notebook page or an old map, distress them with Vintage Photo Distress ink or walnut stain, and stamp some vintage stamps on them :


then gather all of them again with the original string, and here it is :



I hope my flag gives you inspiration to participate in our 

for 3 chances to win some of these fabulous Artistic Samper stamps !
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, 6 May 2019

Winner of April's Creative Challenge

Hi!
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. Gorgeous entries as always.
There can only be one winner, and congratulations to

 Please email me to arrange your prize. 
Don't forget this month's challenge which is Textures, and can be found here
Have a very creative month
Jennie x

Saturday, 4 May 2019

It's a Twofer!!!

Lol....in the words of the fabulous Lou Withers...while I was experimenting with my samples for this months texture challenge I made two of similar things, they are actually done differently, but somehow ended up nearly the same. One, the card, is made from a rice paper mop up, and I added the texture by stamping the leaves on tissues and embossing with clear EP, then coloured the behind and then stuck them onto my background...why oh why I went the long route when I could have just stamped them onto the background at first I do not know!!!, the second is with a textured background from some pollyfiller (I had no modelling paste left), then inking it up and then adding the leaves that I had stamped with gold that time, then added a dangly charm, I loved them both, so decided to make a card with one and a little notebook with the other, so, as Louise says...I made a twofer!!!



The Artistic Stamper stamps used;

I look forward to seeing your creations for the "texture" challenge.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

May Creative Challenge - Textures

Welcome to our challenge for the month of May.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.
We loved them all :)
This month the theme is Textures  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!

Jennie
My challenge piece this month is another postcard! I created it using Grungepaste through one of my favourite stencils Small Dots , and added lots of Distress oxide sprays over it. I covered the Grunge paste in PaperArtsy's Black Knight infusions, and spritzed with lots of water to make it run. The flower was created by using Lesley's flower stencil, on textured card, and cutting out the middle of the flower petals, and painting it black. I also added Calligraphy Mat 4 in black Archival ink.


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.
Happy Creating
Jennie x

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Celebrating sunshine by Siobhan


Last weekend was so gorgeous and saw lots of bees whilst I was enjoying time in the garden, which inspired this supa quick and easy make for a birthday card. 




and this is all I needed to make it, bee stamp of course is by The Artistic Stamper.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Hallelujah...He is risen!! by Jane

Hallelujah!!! ..and a very Happy Easter to you all. As it is Easter Sunday, obviously I have made easter cards to show you, and best of all, I made all three of them with my one mop up sheet as I was crafting, funny how sometimes these mop ups make my favourite sort of backgrounds!!, especially as I saw an etherial planet in my main one. The main feature for these three cards is the fabulous window from the ARCHITECTURE stamp set.


So....Hallelujah, He is risen!!!. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, and take a little time out of your holiday to join us in this months "new growth" challenge.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Paper flag by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
Here is a "paper flag" I have made to be added to a junk journal I taught last weekend. Let me show you how I made it :

First, I took a torn a notebook page and glued a piece of an old letter. Then I stamped the Harlequin stamp from Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6 with Vintage Photo Distress ink. After taking the picture, I also stamped the head and body of the small girl from Gibson Girls 2 A5  



On top of this, I have added a piece of a stamped envelope I have also distressed, a piece of a compress, and a piece of painted kraft from my stash, I have stamped the word "art" from Journaling Words 3 size A5  with white acrylic paint 




I hope my flag gives you inspiration to participate in our 


for 3 chances to win some of these fabulous Artistic Samper stamps !
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, 16 April 2019

Ephemera by Siobhan


Another post, some more tags, but I have a good excuse.

These are tags I have made up to go into my Junk Journal, which I started at a recent class with Jenny Marples at The Artistic Stamper, we had a great day making the cover by making our own ephemera and I decided to carry on at home, as I still had lots of work to do on the inserts (signatures).

I started by applying Distress Stains to a mat, I picked this up on  a card and continued doing so until I was happy with the effect, drying in between layers.
I then used Paper Artsy Infusions, to add a more weathered effect, to age the paper I crumpled the paper up and then uncrumpled it, swiping across the creases with distress ink, I then ironed the paper flat again.

   


Using The Artistic Stamper Ephemera 1 stamp collection, I stamped and embossed on the paper using a selection of the stamps, then trimmed the pieces out, creating my very own ephemera.

 

I then aged some tags using the same method, creating pieces for attaching to my junk journal bu using the ephemera and stamping.


Hope you all like this, have a great Easter and perhaps I will see you at the Artistic Stamper Easter Extravaganza on Saturday 20th April.


Sunday, 7 April 2019

Large butterfly card by Titbelsoeur

Hello there !
here is a very simple card I have made with this fabulous Large Butterfly stamp. The stamp has so many thin details that the background doesn't need to be loaded, rather the opposite ! The lighter it is, the better !
Some watercolour brush trails, some spots, then stamp when dry and highlight with a white pen, and here it is :





I hope this card gives you inspiration to participate in our 


for 3 chances to win some of these fabulous Artistic Samper stamps !
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 
Titbelsoeur

Thursday, 4 April 2019

All things Eileen!!

I was gonna title this "come on Eileen".....but I thought you would be singing it all day then!!..oops!!. lol Anyways, still got my Eileen obsession going on, how are you managing yours?!!. I turned her treasure box into a chest of  drawers, aint it just the cutest!!. I have stamped the papers that cover it with the fabulous MARBLED BACKGROUND stamp. You might ask what has this to do with new growth, which is the theme for this months challenge!!...well you will have to wait and see what else I do with it in my next post. I look forward to seeing your "new growth" creations.



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Winner of March's Creative Challenge

Hi!
I am back again with the winner of last month's challenge. Gorgeous entries, as always, and huge thank youto everyone who takes the time to join in. We appreciate it.
I randomly picked a winner,  congratulations to
Craftyduckydoodah! with this wonderful creation 


Please email me so we can arrange your prize.
 Don't forget this month's challenge which is New growth. All the details can be found here.
Have a very creative month
Jennie x

Monday, 1 April 2019

April Creative Challenge -New Growth

Welcome to our challenge for the month of April.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.
A fabulous set of creations .
This month the theme is New Growth  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!

I know you're not supposed to brag about your own work, but....by heck!!!...I just love love loved how this gelli print turned out, it has lots of crusty bits....oooohhh lush, and the SKELETON LEAVES stamp that I have used, made a fabulous impression on the plate...just remember to wash the stamp straight away!!. I have interpereted this months challenge as personal growth, so have stamped a positive affirmation on my gelli print. 



Jennie
I created another postcard for my series, and this time used The Artistic Stamper Tree Stencil. I used distress inks to colour the background, and the tree and leaves.  For me new growth means the beginning of spring, and new leaves and flowers .




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.
Happy Creating
Jennie x


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Tag by Siobhan



This week I decided to make a tag, I absolutely love this lady stamp from the Faces 2 collection.

    

I started off by using Rose and Pixie Dust from the PaperArtsy Fresco paints and blended them to create a vignette effect, then I used a random dottty background stamp in pixie dust to extend the middle panel out, then using open flowers background stamp I stamped on the Rose paint in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I stamped my lady stamp in Black Archival, used a white signo pen to highlight some of the flowers and then edged the tag with Vintage Photo and Victorian Velvet DI. 
 Using words from the Framed Words 1 set, I mounted them on a bit of gold matte card to make them stand out and then finally I dove into my box of odds and ends Die Cuts for some additional decoration.


I tend to do a lot of die cutting in one session and then I've got a selection to choose from when I need it, rather than having to get everything out every time, I find a limited choice is quicker than too much choice 


Thursday, 21 March 2019

Grandma Jane

I have named this post "Grandma Jane" because I think I am gonna turn this card into a journal front and fill it with lovely memories of me with my two beautiful Grandchildren. I so wish I had written down all the funny things Jack has said to me, and I can only remember a couple now...grrrr, but I am gonna start from now, Billy cant talk yet, but if he is as funny as his brother then boy oh boy..it will be a best seller!!. 
Anyway, onto my card, this started as one of those gelli prints you do and love it so much that you are scared to ruin it!!, but I am glad I carried on, it looks very yellow in this picture, but believe me it is very green. with a bit of stamping added, it turned a gelli print that I really liked into a card (or journal front) I love.


The two stamp sets that I have used are:
and

Hope this inspires you to join in our "Go Green" challenge.