Sunday, 10 May 2015


Hi All

Debs here, Firstly i would like to thank Jennie for giving me the great honour of being on The Artistic Stamper Design Team, Alison will be a hard act to follow!

This months challenge is Journaling, I use my journal for just creating extra big pieces of art, or trying out paints, inks etc before i use them on smaller projects like cards or tags.  As I have just picked up my new fossilized amber distress inks, paints etc, well lets just say after seeing Jennies tag last week  I thought they would make a great choice to start my first ever DT post!  Having seen the new swirl stencil used to great effect everywhere i had that to try that out as well and as it says on the page.  Its Fun to Create!

I first sprayed the blank pages with the Fossilized (I really want to put an 's' in there) Amber distress stain spray and then spritzed quite lightly with water, dried and then repeated until I had a reasonably full coverage.  I have to say the colour on the lids of this new colour do not really do it justice, It goes on looking quite dark and dull and dries to a beautiful bright yellow.  Using the swirl stencil and just choosing random parts of it lightly sprayed with Abandoned Coral (yes really!!).  After that was dry I used the petal stencil and sprayed it with some more Amber.

The birds and butterflies were all stamped onto a piece of card and coloured using a water brush and the other three new distress ink pens.  The best way to do this is to scribble a bit of distress pen onto your craft mat or a stamping block and pick up with the water brush and just paint on some of the darker areas were applied by putting the pen straight onto the paper and then pulling out with the water brush.

The letters are all from the A4 words stencil.  I made up the words using the letters available the "Its" "To" and the "n" in fun are all taken from "inspiration"! I used the stencil as a template and drew around each letter with a black micro pen and then coloured them in using the same colours as before.  I added some lines in black to make stripes as i had on the border.

The border was done by hand drawing round a wavy shape and then adding in the stripes.  I forgot that adding blue to yellow would make green, lol ,as it was all done with the same four colours but it does make the page pop.  I also drew around each swirl in white pen which really makes the swirls stand out nicely, and also did the same thing on some of the petals.

Well thanks for checking out my first post as a Creative Team member and hopefully i will see you all again soon.

Products used:
The Artistic Stamper  Butterflies stamp mat
The Artistic Stamper Neil Walker Birdz set
The Artistic Stamper Swirl Mask
The Artistic Stamper Petal Mask
The Artistic Stamper Words A4 Mask
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Sprays in Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber
Distress Pens in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber


massofhair said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your DT position Debs, looking forward to seeing your inspiring posts.

Love the doodling and the colours you have used, such a warm and welcoming spread :-) xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Welcome to the team, Deb. Your journal page is fabulous, lovely colors and beautiful stamping!

Sandy said...

Beautiful journal spread!!
Sandy xx

Gemma Hynes said...

As I have already done the congratulatory thing and jumped up and down for you in excitement xxxxx I will just say the page is lush as always and I look forward to seeing all the amazing pieces you create for Jennie xxxx said...

Hi Debs, a lovely and colourful page a beautiful start ! I want to wish youI a very warm welcome to the team. X