Saturday 27 September 2014

Autumn colour Tag

September has come to end, have you participated in our Autumn Colours Challenge yet? 
The winner will get fabulous Artistic stamper Stamp set.
If not, here is one more inspiration!!

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
Today, I made a tag with lovely autumn colours and Botanical stamps from Artistic stamper

I've stamped the floral image with Botanical Plate 2 stamp set and Leaf Green Archival Ink

To create the interest, I've adhered chipboard design at the edges of the tag. I heat embossed (twice) with Wow Olive green opaque embossing powder.
Diecuts and flowers are from stash. And orange background paper is from Graphic 45.

Don't forget to join the challenge this month. 
Link is here.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Artistic stamper stamps - Botanical plate 2
Flowers and die cuts from my stash

Friday 26 September 2014

A sad goodbye

Hello everyone and welcome. This is Astrid here with my final post for the Artistic Stamper.
After long consideration I have decided that after two and a half years with this wonderful team, it is time for me to move on.

Life makes many demands on us and my life is going to take me in different directions....

I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this fantastic team and work with Jennie's fabulous stamps. She is the most generous and kind leader any design team could want and I want to say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU to her!!!!

For my final post I am going to do a review of some of the many projects I have created, starting with the first one in 2012. I decided to show you 12 projects in all spanning the many months on the team.
My very first project, a wall hanging

An altered box

One of the many cards

Size 10 tag

Accordion fold mini book

Shabby chic hanger

Mixed media journal page

An altered book

Christmas tag booklet

Mixed media card


and one of my final projects, an Artist Trading Block

I would like to thank all my wonderful teamies old and new, it has been great to work together with you and finally, last but not least, I want to thank you lovely visitors for all your support and wonderful comments, - you are the best!!!!

Wednesday 24 September 2014

A little Bird told me....

Happy Wednesday Everyone,
How are you all?
Shilpa here,
Today I am sharing with you 'a Wall hanging Project' which I have created with Neil Walker designed 'large heart stamp'. 

Let me share with you how I have created this. 
I applied gesso on to the most of the part of brown packaging piece. When it dried completely, I stamped text with  Artistic stamper Calligraphy Mat 4. Also added some texture with Mini sequin background stamp to create a background.

 Next I spritzed water on gessoed area and applied Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick distress paints randomly. I adhered white lace and brown burlap piece to create layers. 
On another white stamping paper I stamped large hearts with tattered rose distress paint. Fussy cut them. And attached on the surface. Cute little bird is from 'Birds of feather' stamp collection.

I die cut all the flowers from Sizzix Tattered floral die and blue burlap. 'A Little bird Told Me...' sentiment  stamp is from Artistic stamper Birds of Feather collection. I stamped it with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.

And here if full view of my wall hanging...

Hope you liked my project. Looking forward to read your lovely comments.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Supplies used:

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Measured Time Part Two Time Flies

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well I have for you today the second part 
of my original tag that went towards making Measured Time, (please
see 10th september post on this blog)
and now Time Flies.  

The instructions on how to make the base tag are on the post
Time Measured.

Here's a few photo's below of the original tag, The paste I used to 
put through the artistic stamper stencil Splats and was a crackle paste.
I enhanced the top with fired brick distress ink 
blended on with a blending tool.

Water colour paints and distress inks were used to colour the original 
tag and The Artistic Stamper Stamps were Numerical plate ,

I triple embossed black card with gold embossing powder and stamped
 the artistic stamper post mark from the Katy Leitch carte postal plate.
I used grunge board for the clock and used the Tim Holtz 
clock die. I coloured the clock and embossed it to
 look like old rusted metal.

I used Viva Ferro Graphite I put it on the top 
of the tag with a palette knife.

I stamped the dragon fly from the Artistic Stamper insects and butterflies plate,
onto a piece of card. I coloured the card with metallic
 paints. I used Versafine Onyx Black and then used
 clear embossing powder over & heat set.

I cut out the wings and used beads from my stash to make up the body 
for the end of the tail I used Ranger gold Stickles.

I attached the dragonfly to the clock from the Tick Tock 
plate which had been embossed onto whites card
that had been coloured with broken china 
and spiced marmalade distress ink.

I assembled it all together and attached the postal marks
over the graphite which had been enhanced with 

That's it for today, I hope you have all enjoyed this two part 
project. Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to 
let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Sunday 21 September 2014

Artist trading block by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters, this is Titbelsoeur on board today !

Question : What do you do if you want to test the ATB technique, AND use these awesome new stamps from the Artistic Stamper ?

Answer : very easy ! 

You cut 6 equal pieces in a cardboard (mine are 15x15 cm) and adjust them together to make a dice :

you cover the edges with newspaper sheets :

add gesso randomly :

and distress them with walnut stain :

When the dice is done, I cut 2 scrapbooking sheets into 4 and distressed all backs and edges of 6 from them :

Then I stamped this paper (that will be on the top of the block) here and there with Florence's Flowers stamp :

On the 4 other sheets I stamped a single big one of some other Debbie Cotton stamps :

and here is my block :

To decorate the top of the block, I added some little things like cogs, a fridge lamp, a car key and key holder, a dried rose, and....

 this flower I am very proud of, though it was very easy to make : 5 circles cut in an old pair of jeans, pinched with just a stitch, then gathered with a few stitches, ribbon, lace and a big wooden button...

Don't forget that every month we have a challenge and this month it is 
Autumn colours
You find out how to join in here

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Always waiting for your comments !
A tout bientôt !

Thursday 18 September 2014

Garden Beauties Bracelet by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers! I have some art jewellery to share with you today.

Here's what I used...

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Link Chain

And here's what I did...

1. I used alcohol ink and blending solution to make a pale background on glossy card, then stamped the Grecian ladies & the floral background with Watering Can archival ink.

2. I cut out 3 x 1 inch squares of the ladies heads, then 3 x 1 inch squares from the floral background. I placed them back to back between 2 pieces of memory glass, then inserted them in the memory frames.

3. I used jewellery pliers to attach the frames together, & added link chain & toggle clasps to finish my bracelet.

Thanks for dropping by,
Alison xxx