Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Sweet and Simple by Siobhan


Love this stamp from The Artistic Stamper, its taken from the wall in the studio.  Decided to keep it simple, used Ken Oliver color burst to make a simple background, then stamped in black, used a white pen to add some highlights and then a quick spray of Dylussions Turquoise mica spray to add some glimmer.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Life is a bowl of cherries by Angie Coomber

Life is a bowl of cherries

Hello!

Today I have created a journal page for you, using one of my favourite techniques. I have seen different people use different variations of this, so I'm not sure if it should be attributed to anyone in particular!

To start with I use some washi tape to define the area I'm going to work on.



The next step is to add some stencilling, and I find that 3 is a good number.


For this page I used 2 shades of green as well as yellow.


Then I added some background stamping - again, 3 is a magic number. The stamps I used are some of the Tracy Scott background stamps and a script stamp.

I love the combination of green/turquoise and rust, so I splattered some diluted quinacridone gold paint over the page and sprayed on some water to further dilute the colour.


I used the circular background stamp to stamp onto some gelli print paper and cut out the circles, then glued some of them onto the page.


I also cut some strips from an old book page and adhered these to the washi tape.



To complete the page I added some turquoise dots (using a Lego brick), a Tim Holtz paper doll with some gold thread behind her, and a quote at the bottom.


I hope she makes you smile!
Until next time,

Hugs,
Angie x



Sunday, 7 July 2019

Steampunk card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
Are you ready to make steampunk cards with The Artistic Stamper stamps ? Here is how I did this one :
A few acrylic paint for the background, then I stamped some of the Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6 MIni Backgrounds # 3 size  A6  and Mini Backgrounds #1 size A6 , then I stamped one of the 2 Inspiration Jars  and  Imagine with Archival Black



I hope this card gives you inspiration to participate in our 

July's creative challenge - Female

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 July 2019

CURVES by Jane

I think circles are probably every crafters favourite shape, I know they are mine!!. I have a gazillion different stamps and stencils that are relating to circles in some way or another, I just cannot resist them. So I was happy when these gorgeous new midi background stamps designed by Tracy Scott landed on my mat, they are available from the 8th of July.


To make this card, I did a colourful background using another Tracy Scott stamp..BACKGROUND #6     then stamped over it using one of Tracys new midi stamps. I made a mask by stamping and cutting out one of the statues from the ARCHITECTURE 3 stamp set, placed it on my background and blacked out the rest, then stamped over the black with the same midi stamp set and white gesso. The word "curves" is also taken from the architecture stamp set. 
I am really looking forward to seeing your art in this months "Celebrating Women" challenge.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Winner of June's Creative Challenge

Hi!
A Big thank you to everyone who joined in our June Challenge, which was Seaside. Fabulous creations, as always.
I have randomly picked a winner, so congratulations to

for this wonderful creation


Please email me so we can arrange your prize.
This month's Creative challenge is Celebrating Women, and can be found here
We look forward to seeing your creations
Have a great month
Jennie x

Monday, 1 July 2019

July's Creative Challenge - Celebrating Women

Hi!
Welcome to our challenge for the month of July. 
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. We loved all of your creations. 
This month the theme is Celebrating Women 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!



So, I love those collage stamps you can get, and decided to try and make my own collage using just The Artistic Stamper stamps and stencils. After a couple of practices I realised all black stamping did not work, so decided to add some muted stencilling using Iced Spruce from Tim Holtz Distress Oxide first, then my focal image in black. I added more stamping bit by bit using grey, black and iced spruce to create depth. I am quite pleased with the result, although I did use very roughly gessoed background, so didn't get really crisp images, but hey it is all a learning curve.

I used a lot of different stamps so here is a photo of what I used.


Jennie
I have created another postcard in my series of postcards, this time using some new, yet to be released stamps ( in the background) , and an old favourite of mine, the four ladies from Garden Plate 1. The background is a gel print, using the new stamps, and Amsterdam paints. Love my Gel Plate
I added the women to another piece of gel printed paper, and stitched around the edge. My sewing machine was playing havoc with me, so the stitching isn't perfect :(
Looking forward to seeing your creations.


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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Click here to enter

Friday, 21 June 2019

Near The Sea by Jane

An easy little card, done with Titbelsoeurs new BEACH HUTS AND BOATS stamp set, and an easy painty beachy background scene. I  just stamped the beach huts onto the beach, and coloured them in with promarkers, easy peasy, and arent they soooo cuuute!!... infact I have made a whole set of cards similar to this and made a boxed up card stash for someones next birthday present.


So I hope you are feeling inspired to join our SEASIDE themed challenge for this month, I just love seeing all the lovely entries.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Marine art journal page by Titbelsoeur

Hello all,
I love to art journal. I have made this page to make a "distress inking with a cache" tutorial for my friends I was playing with this year in the retirement house.
I had just to open some slits to add the boats I had painted with watercolours and then make a marine storm page with the new stamps I have had the pleasure to design for The Artistic Stamper.
My dedicated folder is here : Tit Belsoeur Stamps


I hope you like my page as much as I loved to make it, 
and 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

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Watercolour flowers by Siobhan


Loved playing with this new stamp by Debs Smith, add some distress oxides and water spray onto watercolour paper and you get beautiful prints like this one.



Monday, 10 June 2019

Winner of May's Creative Challenge

hello!
I am a little later than usual anouncing the winner of last month's blog Textures Challenge.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined in.
The winner this month is
Karen S with this lovely creation. 
Karen, please contact me, so we can arrange your prize .
We look forward to your creations on this month's challenge , which is Seaside

Have a creative month of June
Jennie x

Friday, 7 June 2019

Sardine can by Titbelsoeur

Last week, I was very happy to show you some of the new stamps I have designed for The Artistic Stamper, which are stored in a specific folder : Titbelsoeur stamps @ the Artistic Stamper
These were fishes gathered in a sardine can, the scenery of today is made with huts and a boat. 

I have used the same technique to make the background : blue tissue paper from a chocolate brand to make the sea and another yellow one for the sand, 4 different levels to add depth to my seascape. This time, I have coloured the stamped images with watercolour paint...




This could be the beginning of a new collection !

I hope my sardine can 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, 4 June 2019

The lonely sea...by Jane

Don't you just love it when your'e only cleaning your sponges on a scrap piece of paper and you get the effect that you were trying to do with the paint that is on the sponge originally...does this make sense?... anyway, basically, trying too hard to paint a beach/sea scene, but my scrap paper turned out much better, I just added some white paint with a round sponge for the cloud effect et voila!!.


I have used Titbelseour's new Beach Huts and Boats #1 stamp set.
hope you can join this months "at the seaside" challenge.


Saturday, 1 June 2019

June's Creative Challenge - By the Seaside

Welcome to our challenge for the month of June. 
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. Fabulous creations.
This month the theme is By The Seaside  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 am very proud to show you the new stamps I have designed for The Artistic Stamper, which perfectly fit to this June Challenge at the seaside !
To make my project, I have used tissue paper from a chocolate brand to make the sea and stuck my fishes between the waves, all of them into a sardine can, which is a support I love to use ! And the boat is stuck down with 3D tape. I have coloured the stamped images with watercolour markers.


La maman des poissons elle est bien gentille...

You may visit my folder : Titbelsoeur stamps @ the Artistic Stamper
I will be happy to read your comments about it !
Bye for now and happy creating. 
Titbelsoeur


Jennie
I have continued my Postcard series for this challenge, and what better subject than the seaside!
I created a background using Distress Oxides with our new Ultimate Brushes, and loved it so much, I found it extremely hard to cover up! Then I created another background using the oxides, and stamped on it with Tit's Seaside Stamps. cutting them out and placing them so you could still see the background was a challenge!





I am lovin Titbelsoeurs new stamps, but as soon as I heard the subject was "seaside", I immediately thought of the NUDES, and the very annoying song!!!...I do hope it is not inside your head all day now!! LOL. I have drawn the bikini onto the nude and I have used a couple of stencils for the background, the SMALL DOTS mask and the SPLATS AND SWIRLS mask.



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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Click here to enter

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Gone Fishin' by Siobhan


So this week I've had great fun playing with Jennie's new stamp collection. I decided on a fishy tag and then layered it up with a clear tag to add some dimension.

I started off colouring a tag using three distress inks (blueprint sketch, salty ocean, peacock feathers) with the brush blenders, I then sprayed a mica spray to add some glitter and some splatters,  then stamped in black archival using the sea background stamp.
On the clear tag I traced using a dotting action the lines of the waves stamp to create the effect of waves splashing with a white pen.

For the fish, I stamped using the new Fish stamp by Tits Belsoeur in archival on some scrap paper I had lying around (tbh I have a huge pile of scrap paper lying around), the paper I used was yupo with alcohol inks on, which helped to add variation to the fish colours. I then trimmed them out and positioned some on the paper and some on the clear tag, once stuck down I doodled with a white pen and some neon sakura gelly rolls. To finish off I tried colouring the string with my mica spray, wasn't the most effective but hey ho.

Photographing was tricky with the acetate, so here are a couple of my other attempts.






Sunday, 19 May 2019

Inspiration by Titbelsoeur

Hi this is Titbelsoeur, back with a 15 mn card !
First of all, I have used a piece of plastic wrap to give some texture to a watercolour juice and meet our May creative challenge, then I have stamped Honeycomb Background and the word "Inspiration" from Journaling Words 3. On a notebook page, I have stamped the beautiful door you will find on Architecture 3, teared the page and sticked it to the background paper.

inspiration

Card or art journal page, your choice !

I hope my project 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