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.


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. 

Monday, 6 May 2019

Winner of April's Creative Challenge

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!!! 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!

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.