Wednesday 30 May 2012
I used Ranger's ATC's in Specialty paper, and the new absolutely gorgeous Distress Spring inks. They do have a tendency to sit on top the paper, so I heat set them, and stamped the London skyline in black soot distress ink. For some reason which I have yet to fathom, the solid bit of the stamp came out blotchy, and gave a wonderful effect (at least I thought so!)
I used the Union Jack bunting on the same plate and inked it up with Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers. "Huff" (i.e. breathe hard ) on the stamp when you have finished colouring them, and stamp onto a piece of Claudine's Studio sticky back canvas. I cut out the flags and folded them over to making bunting on some coloured raffia. I loved the faded effect of the markers on the canvas.
Here is a list of the ingredients :
London Stamp Set
Specialty Paper ATC's
Distress Spring Inks
Sticky back canvas
Take care and have a very creative day
Monday 28 May 2012
To create my series of ATCs I gathered my supplies:
Gibson Girls Plate
Hold Fast to Your Dreams Sentiment
Distress Inks: Broken China and Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Coffee and Black
Glossy Card ATCs
I made my ATC backgrounds using the Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress technique rubbing the two distress inks onto my craft sheet, misting them with water and then pressing the ATCs into the watery ink until I was happy with the look. I love the way the glossy card picks up the ink, quite differently to smooth card. Blending some Vintage Photo around the edges just finishes them off.
You can click the link HERE where Penny has a detailed tutorial on how to make the book.
I have had a really fantastic time sharing these projects with you and using a selection of Jennie's wonderful stamps. My thanks to Jennie and Emma for inviting me to be here with you this month and thanks to Emma for all her help and guidance. And and big thank you to all of you for looking at my projects and taking the time to write such lovely comments.
Best wishes and happy crafting!
Saturday 26 May 2012
The sun is shining & it feels like ages since I have made a tag,
& I also wanted to try out my new Spring Distress Inks
& the swirl stamp from the cover of craft stamper magazine.
So here it is,
Friday 25 May 2012
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Sunday 20 May 2012
Saturday 19 May 2012
Friday 18 May 2012
Wednesday 16 May 2012
well the sun is shining (a rarity lately) but it makes me feel happy,
I'm here with another frame to share with you today,
Monday 14 May 2012
My plans for Phineas Pinchbeck didn’t quite materialise (isn’t that moustache just fantastic!). I was unfortunately losing too much of the detail against the other papers. So I decided to stamp him with Black Archival Ink on acetate and then again on white cardstock. I cut out the cardstock image concentrating only on the head, the clock and the sign (all in one piece) and then carefully stuck the paper on to the back of the acetate, making sure the text was aligned. And he just “popped” off the tag! This is a technique I use alot for detailed stamps and it is amazing what effects you can achieve by using different colours or textures on the "behind" stamping.
Saturday 12 May 2012
Thursday 10 May 2012
Tuesday 8 May 2012
Monday 7 May 2012
I loved all the entries for last month's challenge Ribbons and Lace , they were all such great interpretations. Thank you to everyone who joined in.
Now onto the best part... choosing a winner! Mr Random.org did his bit, and picked
Congratulations, and please email me so you can get your prize :)
Now onto all the news for this month! We have lots!! To start, The Artistic Stamper has designed the free stamp on the front cover of Craft Stamper (June issue), and there are lots of gorgeous makes inside, some by yours truly, and some gorgeous artwork by Trish Latimer, our muse for next month!
To go with the swirls, we have a great offer for you this month - 25% discount on the Swirls, and Border stamps here. To add to these we now have great new bunting stamps from Kat, and a lovely new journaling set of words!
Now, if you fancy getting gorgeously inky with the new Spring Distress Inks from Ranger, we have them here , with all the re-inkers to go with them:))
Keep a watch out for lots of related offers this month from The Artistic Stamper!
I think that is all from me this week, but watch this space for news of our new Creative team members.... we are making our choices this week, and will be back later this month to tell you all the news!
Don't forget our new challenge is Spots & Stripes. We love seeing what you create :))
Have a very creative and inky week
Sunday 6 May 2012
I'm still playing with my House stamps,
today I would like to share a little hanging frame I made
in vintage colours.