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. 


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Thank you tag by Titbelsoeur

Hello there, I want to show you today a Thank-You tag I have made for a friend of mine who reads a lot of books. I have first stamped this beautiful Butterfly from Butterflies 2 size A5 on the piece of paper I had first coloured in pink with Distress ink. Then I stamped Artifacts - Thank you Text with various Archival inks. When I have sticked the paper to the tag, I have embossed the Butterfly on the edges.



I hope my tag gives you inspiration to participate in our 


for 3 chances to win 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

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Quick card by Siobhan


Ok well it's a quickish card, once I'd done the background.

I was playing around with my gelli plate and the circle mask from The Artistic Stamper, and once I started I couldnt stop, checkout all the prints I made.


I also had an idea of printing directly to a card blank and this is how my card came about.


I just stamped "Donna's Youth is a Gift" stamp onto card trimmed it out and stuck it on, I like the sixties sort of vibe it has.



Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Winner of February's Creative Challenge

Hello!
Thank you for visiting us. I am announcing the winner of last month's challenge today, and a huge thank you to everyone who joined in our Haert's challenge.
Today Mr. Random.org picked a winner..
Congratulations to KT Fit Kitty with this lovely creation

 Please email me so we can arrange your prize .
Don't forget to join in this month's challenge which is colour it green!
You can find all the details here
Have a very creative month
Jennie x

Monday, 4 March 2019

Jane's Junk Journal

Hi Guys.  I am still addicted to my journal making, so I took the opportunity to do a green journal, literally and figuritively!!. I have been wanting to do a junk journal for a while now, so have been collecting used envelopes, junk mail, bits of odd paper,etc... I see plenty on pinterest, and youtube, and they all look amazing, but I have to say that mine just looks like a collection of rubbish at the moment..thank heavens for gesso!!!
Anyway, the challenge this month is "go green", and so I have done my journal cover in mainly green inks, with plenty of Artistic Stamper products.


For the background I started with the CALLIGRAPHY MAT 12 and the SEQUIN WASTE OPEN stamps. then I used the A4 SWIRL MASK with texture paste. Then the two dragonflies are from the INSECTS & BUTTERFLIES set, then finally a bit of texture from one of the stamps from the MINI BACKGROUNDS set.
How will you interpret our challenge for this month?...I look forward to seeing your creations.

Friday, 1 March 2019

March's Creative Challenge - Colour it Green

Welcome to our challenge for the month of March.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.
We loved all the entries.
This month the theme is Colour it Green  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!


Siobhan 

So Green is the Colour, and though I am a proud St Patrick's day baby I decided to used Neil Walkers Butterfly stamp and a selection of green papers from my stash, to create a paper pieced project.
For more information on how I did this project, checkout my blog

Jennie
I have made another postcard ( this years challenge for myself :)  I used lots of different greens from the Tim Holtz Oxide Distress range, and added layers with some of The Artistic Stamper stencils. The Gibson girl was coloured with Distress Oxides, and the wings are a pair of our Flourish stamps , which one of my customers pointed out looked like wings! Spot the mistake! The sticker is one of Tim Holtz's. 

 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
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Thursday, 28 February 2019

Butterfly Tag by Siobhan



I decded to have a play with some alcohol inks on Yupo Paper and to have a go at using Tim Holtz's alcohol lift ink pad, I started off with the intention of cutting the butterfly image out, but I loved the effect of it with the splattered background on, so left it as it was, do you find yourself having a plan and having to deviate quite often, but then that's the artistic process for you.

So once I was happy with my background, I used the alcohol lift ink, I stamped this off on some scrap paper, should have done it on a glossy paper to get a better and brighter effect.



You can see the ghost butterfly left behind, I had stamped using the Stamping platform so was able to emboss stamp into the exact same spot, sprinkled wth fine black embossing powder and then heated it very gently as Yupo paper does not like the heat, I still managed to buckle it slightly but decided to go with the flow, I cut it out in a tag shape and added a sentiment and some ribbon.



Hope you like x

Thursday, 21 February 2019

PAST AND PRESENT by Jane

Hi Guys, Well I hope you all got spoilt on Valentines Day, I know I did, I always tell Pete..."dont get me flowers, I like champagne", he never disappoints!!
So, the card I made for this months "Heart it" challenge was pretty simple, a bit of brusho powders, the LARGE SEQUIN WASTE mask, a little retired Artistic Stamper stamp, and a teeny tiny heart embellishment, oh and a touch of crackle paste...just cos that's my new obsession at the moment!!!... I am always behind the queue!!.


Hope you can join in this months "HEART IT" challenge with us.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Butterfly card by Titbelsoeur

Hi all there !
I love to use these new stamps, the butterfly ones have such a graphic look and this Butterfly Trellis © Neil Walker is a great stamp to make cards. To make this card, I have used watercolours, this is really appropriate to highlight this stamp. I have completed the card with the sentiment from Quotes & Sayings 1 by Debs Smith and used my watercolour brush to make the spots and paint the edges :


Papillonnesquement vĂ´tre...

I hope my card gives you inspiration to participate in our 

February's Creative Challenge - Heart 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, 16 February 2019

Valentine by Siobhan



A simple card for my hubbie.


I used Lesleys Pattern 2 tile mask and traced through direct onto my card, I then hand drew a heart and cut out the stencilled pattern within the heart.


to emphasise the heart shape I punched some holes the edges.

Now eagle eyed people will notice the card changed colour, well over eager pencil rubbing out led to me ripping one of the pieces, grrrr.  But in fact this was good as I was able to make a better version, I ensured I centred the stencil spot on, and then I cut from the reverse because it gives a cleaner finish.

I finished the piece by using a piece of glitter card I acquired from a christmas card this year.


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

A Valentine's Gift Box...by Angie Coomber

A Valentine's Gift Box


I kept some little kraft boxes from Christmas (they had lovely jewellery in them!) and decided I would alter one and give it a new lease of life as a Valentine's gift box.


I got my tin of "junk" (broken jewellery, watch parts, bits of wood, embellishments, lace - you know the kind of stuff I mean!) and experimented with the layout of various bits and pieces on the box lid until I was happy (it might be useful to take a photo at this point!).


First I added some texture paste through a stencil, then glued all of the embellishments to the box with thick gel medium, filling in some of the gaps with micro beads. Once this was reasonably dry I painted over everything with white gesso.


Next I picked 3 colours (a burgundy red, orange and turquoise, one of my favourite colour combos) and painted the whole thing.


I added dabs of gel medium and embossing powder, then used a heat gun. I also applied some gold wax with my finger to highlight some areas. Lastly I added some random script and star stamping, and of course a word sticker.


Now what shall I put in it...?

Hope you like it.
Until next time,
hugs from Angie x

Friday, 8 February 2019

Beez by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !

Today I want to show you 2 frames I have made with this fabulous new stamp Large Bee I have combined with Honeycomb Background & Free Bees .
To have these stamps highlighted, I have limited the background to very discreet honeycombs.
What do you think about these ? Which one is your favourite ?




I hope my project gives you inspiration to participate in our 

February's Creative Challenge - Heart 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, 4 February 2019

I'm lovesick for you!!!

Hi Guys, Jane here, it's my turn to do a bit of inspiration, and with Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought I would crack on with mine...even tho my idea went a little on a tangent, I have to say that I wont be sending my partner this card!!!!..he is the sentimental, mushy, long meaningful verses type of guy, bless him!!...the exact opposite of me!!!


Soooo, this card was pretty quick and easy to do, a piece of craft card, scrubbed a bit of gesso on, then stencilled using the SMALL DOTS mask, then using one of the splats from the SPLATS AND SWIRLS mask, I used a mixture of texture paste and paint to try mimic a puddle of sick.....then added a die cut heart on the top, and voila!!...not the mushiest of valentines cards, but it made me giggle!!
Hope you can join in with this months challenge, which is "Heart It"



Sunday, 3 February 2019

Winner of January's Creative Challenge

Hi,
I am back to announce the winner of last month's challenge which was Anything Goes.
We had some fantastic entries, and once again, I have chosen a winner by random
Congratulations to  Ingunn
with this fabulous tag!

Please email me so we can arrange your prize.
Don't forget to join in this months creative challenge which is Heart it and all the details can be found here 
Have a creative month
Jennie x

Friday, 1 February 2019

February's Creative Challenge - Heart it!


Welcome to our challenge for the month of February.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.

This month the theme is Heart 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!

Titbelsoeur

I had this feeling that the Neil Walker Heart Square stamp looks like a labyrinth... then I have added "start" and "finish" to the stamped image and written "the heart is a terra incognita" and "happy Valentine" on the card :



I hope my card gives you inspiration to participate in our February challenge : Heart it !
Titbelsoeur
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my pinterest
my facebook page


JANE
A shout out to all the Grandma's out there....you all know exactly what I mean with the sentiment on this card!!!... Oh the love for a grandchild is just priceless!!
So..obviously, when I think of the matters of the heart... Jack and Billy are the ones who wholeheartedly have mine.



I look forward to seeing your interpretation on our new challenge for this month.."Heart It".
JANE
 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
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Monday, 28 January 2019

Daisy by Siobhan Brignull

So my Daisy layout is inspired by a video I saw by Tracy Scott at Creativation 2019.

I loved the simplicity of it and decided to recreate as a journal page, with some extra bits thrown in.
.



finger painting a la Tracy 

 

I then added these steps to add some more depth as I was doing a journal page not a card.
I used archival ink and two of Tracy's background stamps from The Artistic Stamper and then some background stamps from The Artisitic Stamper, Floral Open Background and Mini Background No 3.

 

base coat and some infusions

 

The finished flowers, surprising simple to do, as long as you can remember which way you had the stencil, as you added each layer.

So there we go my Daisy Journal page inspired by the fabulous Tracy Scott.




Monday, 21 January 2019

If friends were flowers....

Hi there you lovely crafty people. Please forgive me for my lateness in posting my work to this blog today, when I tell you why I am late, you will all understand why!!...you see...I was cleaning...and very painfully de-cluttering my craft room, well...as you all know, it is like Christmas again as I discovered things that I totally forgot I had ever had, oh the joy, mind you, the de-cluttering is not going very well....a couple of scraps of paper have gone in the bin...and taken back out again...twice!!..before I got my brutal head on and reminded myself....IT IS JUST PAPER!! Anyway I have had a fabulous day.
Now onto my card that I have made for this months "Anything goes" challenge.



I did the background with the A4 SWIRL  and the SEQUIN WASTE OPEN background stamp.
I actually did the flower on another project by stenciling the DOG ROSE with modelling paste, but hated it on the background, so I cut it out and stuck it onto this project, then finished off with the from the BOTANICAL 3 stamp set.
Happy crafting to you all, hope to see you in the Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Other Butterfly cards by Titbelsoeur

Hi there !
Still having fun with this new Large Butterfly stamp, I have made 2 cards using 2 quotes from Quotes & Sayings 1 by Debs Smith.
I wanted to make a very light background, since I am sure that simple ones are great for these big and so detailed stamps :




I have stamped the quotes directly on the cards. 
Here is a good means to make nice stampings very easily and use them to make cards, or in little frames, or art journal pages...

I hope my project gives you inspiration to participate in our 

New Year, New 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. 

Titbelsoeur

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

January Blues by Siobhan

Hello

Its that awful post christmas time, when all you can see is household jobs that need doing and all you want to do is hibernate in your craft space.

Well I sneaked some me time and made a simple little card, which I think is quite striking and also has loads of potential for other crafty projects.


So first of all I chose three toning colours from my Paper Artsy paint collection, then I measured and masked off the three panels. I did two layers of paint to get a more intense colour, but looking at it now, I think three might have been better. Once dry I added a simple silver line to the outer edges.
I then stamped my favourite butterfly stamp, from the Tick Tock set, (the reason I love it, is it's a blank canvas so you can make the wings hold whatever pattern you want), I used the hexagon background stamp (another great set, well worth investing in as it contains four different backgrounds) and then coloured in a few hexagons with toning pencils. I attached to the card and added a transfer sentiment from my collection.



and here are the products I used.

So Happy New Year everyone and I hope you also find some me time to craft in.


Thursday, 10 January 2019

A Fond Farewell...

Hello lovelies, Lisa here and here's to a happy new year for 2019. Wow - 2019!!!! 
However, for me, the start of 2019 is slightly bitter sweet as I have decided to leave the team at The Artistic Stamper. 

As the saying goes, "I've got a bit too much on my plate" to continue at the moment and there just isn't enough days in the week! So after having a chat with the lovely Jennie, she asked if I would do one last 'going-out' post for the team.

I have loved every minute being on the team and I will of course miss the fabulous ladies but I am sure I will continue to check in on the amazing creations they come up with.


So here is my last creation... 




First, I stamped some pumice stone oxide and spun sugar oxide distress inks on to my craft mat, sprayed with water and smooshed white card through it. 

I then used The Artistic Stamper 3 x 3 chevron stencil and the 3 x 3 harlequin stencil with the same oxide inks to add some pattern to the background. 




I stamped two of the butterflies from The Artistic Stamper A5 insects and butterflies stamp set with grey ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, fussy cut the butterflies and inked them with spun sugar oxide ink. 

I stamped the Butterfly Words stamp on to white card, distressed the edges and inked the edges with spun sugar oxide ink. Then mounted it on to a bigger piece of card which I again distressed the edges and inked with pumice stone oxide ink.




To finish, I matted the background on to a bigger piece of card which I had inked around the edges with the grey oxide ink. I placed the sentiment on to the card then added the butterflies, just in the centre to allow the wings to stick up. 

Thank you so much for popping by The Artistic Stamper blog today.
And hopefully, I will see you around blog land...
Lisa x 

Here is everything I used which is available on The Artistic Stamper website. 


Insects and Butterflies 1 A5  (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)   Butterfly Words (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)   The Artistic Stamper Mask Chevron 3" X 3"   The Artistic Stamper Mask Harlequin 3" X 3"   Distress Oxide - Pumice StoneDistress Oxide - Spun Sugar