Friday 26 June 2015

Altered Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I love to play in my art journal and every now and then I start new journal with different sizes. 
Today, I've altered the journal cover which had black cover, I turned it into Shabby chic.
Let's have a look...

I've used Artistic Stamper Blossoms Large stamp.

I first adhered Ranger Sticky back canvas to my art journal cover. Next I applied Spun sugar and Victorian Velvet distress paints on the surface. I dried it completely with Heat Tool. For text in the background I used  Artistic stamper Calligraphy Mat 13 and Tea Rose Archival Ink.

I created layers with Doily, Tag, lace, gauze and design paper.

At the right bottom corner I added ribbon bow and flowers.

I stamped this beautiful Blossoms large on watercolor paper with Coffee Archival ink and colored with Distress Paints and inks.

Hope you liked my today's Pink project!! Do let me know... :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Products used from Artistic stamper:
Debbi Cotton-  blossoms Large stamp
Calligraphy Mat 13
Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
 Distress Paints- Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet
Archival Inks- Jet black, Coffee

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Not Just An Ordinary Jam Jar by Debs

Hi All

Hope you are all enjoying the sun.  I thought I would show you a stamped and decorated Jam Jar for this post

I started by pouring some Fresco Finish paint into the jam jar, i used two colours (vanilla and tangerine) and swilled it around until the inside was completely covered. With the paint that was left over after tipping out the excess.  I painted the lid and two journal pages - think I may have put a tad too much in!!

Once the jar was dry inside, I inked up The Artistic Stamper swirls stamp with Teal Stazon.  I then  rolled the jar across the stamp,  rather than stamping onto the jar, this way it eliminated any slippage.  Whilst Stazon does dry quickly I did leave it to dry properly, so that it wouldn't smudge.  When it was dry I then took The Artistic Stamper daisy stencil and wrapped it around the jar, holding it as tightly as I could, I pushed grunge paste through and left it to dry.  Whilst waiting for it to dry I stamped butterflies from the butterfly set that was recently released onto shrink plastic with teal Stazon. I stamped four different ones for the middle and then three all of the same for the lid, coloured them in, cut them out and then heated the shrink plastic with heat gun to shrink.

To get the butterflies to stick together on the lid once they were coloured and shrunk I re-heated the edges and once warmed up added glossy accents and held until they fused together.  Whilst waiting for the butterflies to fuse I painted the grunge paste daisies orange around the jar and on the lid. 
Close up of lid
Thanks for joining in the fun and don't forget there is still a few days left to show us your creations.  We really would love to see them.

Thanks for looking

Products used

Monday 22 June 2015

A Swirl Of Colour

Hi everyone I feel like summer is here as I have just returned from Corfu.
I must say I fell in love with it and would Love to live 
there  (a dream me thinks!!!).
Back to the real world I have for you today a
butterfly and texture plaque.

I started by colouring a tag with Adirondack colour
wash which I then sprayed with water.

I put clear texture paste through the Swirl mask.

Once dry I cut out a strip and placed it across the middle
I sealed the whole thing with Matt sealer. 

Next I used antiquing cream to highlight the swirls or you could use
acrylic paint and just before its dry knock 
it back with a baby wipe.

A close up 

I stamped the butterfly x2 off the insect plate onto some extra card
 that had been coloured the same way as the main plaque.

I used versa fine black ink and clear embossed the butterfly
this got antiquated as well

Round the edges I used crackle paste and allowed to dry.

I used a torn page to go across the middle strip which 
i coloured with spiced marmalade distress ink.

The crackle paste was painted with acrylic paint to match it in.
I triple embossed create stamp and cut out
 the letters to form the art.

To finish off I highlighted it all with gilding wax.
Thank you for popping by & don't forget to
let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Products used
  1. Adirondack Colour Wash in the following colours Butterscotch, Stream & Sunset Orange.
  2. Artistic Stamper stamps butterfly off the insects plate and creative stamp.
  3. Artistic stamper swirl mask.
  4. Texture paste, crackle paste, clear embossing powder, versa fine black onyx ink pad.
  5. Gilding wax. 

Friday 19 June 2015

Hello Mr Postman !

And hello you Happy Crafters !
Since Summer is still on its way, I have made my second project for June to help you participate in the June challenge if you miss inspiration... and at the same time make your postman's day !

Always have 2 or 3 blank envelopes on your craft table to wipe your leftover paint or ink on stencils or stamps.

After using the Marbled 2 Background stamp with Broken China Distress ink, spray it up with water and wipe it on your envelope :

This will create a blurred wavy background. Let it dry.

Then you can stamp the Cogs Background here and there on the edges to leave room for the name and address, with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire  

And stamp the wheel from the Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate with Cobalt Archival

Also you may stamp the tag from the Labels A6 plate just to help write name and address.

The Special Delivery stamp comes from the Carte Postale size A5 © Katy Fox plate
the seashell stamps come from the  Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated.
I hope you will participate in our June challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Saturday 13 June 2015


Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Artistic Stamper has this awesome Vintage Car stamp designed by Debbie cotton. I created masculine mixed media today.

I started off the texture background with steam punk diecuts and texture paste. 

I've used Distress paints in various colors. For texture stamping in the background Artistic Stamper Cogs border stamp was perfect.

I've added some metal charms.

Vintage Car is stamped with Black Archival ink and colored with Distress inks- Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock feathers, Iced spruce 

I tried something new here.....
you will  also find something adventurous to create with at Artistic stamper store today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

A Quick Card by Debs

Hi All, Debs here with a quick card for you.

This was all done with the new Dylusions paint, which is like using melted chocolate, it really is that yummy!  The hearts were embossed after the paint had dried to give it a bit of a sheen,  I was hoping to have done it with Glossy Accents but was running out of time.

Products used:
Stitchels Dashy Dot A6
Jouraling mini words #1
6x6 Word Mask
Dylusions paints - Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime and Squeezed Orange
Archival Black ink
Wow embossing powder - clear gloss
Distress embossing dabber
Full Instructions on how i made this can be found on my blog

Sunday 7 June 2015

Summer time !

Hello happy crafters !
Summer is on its way, and it feels good ! and it is the theme of this month challenge !
For those who are looking for inspiration to play with us, I have made this card

using the following Artistic Stamper's stuff :

First I have colored the background with acrylic paint and distress ink through
the Flowers & Leaves long mask
When I felt it was colored enough, I have stamped
flowers from Encyclopaedia Botanica and Botanical 2 
and then the sentiment from Journaling Words 3
And at the end I have bordered butterflies, words and some flowers with white gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated.
I hope you will participate in our June challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Thursday 4 June 2015

Golden Flourish's

Hi everyone hope you are all well! I have for you today
a tag which  falls into the Challenge title which is 
'Summer is on its way'. Why not play along 
with us this month.

My tag today has been created by using the following Artistic
 Stamper Stamps, Flourish background, insects and
 butterflies & calligraphy mat 12.

I used the thinlets die to cut the shapes into a craft tag.
I had coloured a piece of card with adirondack washes 
then sprayed lightly with water to blend.

Next I tripple embossed using two coats of gold embossing powders 
and one of clear utee. I then stamped the flourish
stamp into the hot embossing powder.

I coloured the die cut craft tag with distress ink which I blended 
of the craft mat.  I spritzed with water to activate it.

Next I sprinkled gold embossing powder over it and heat set
from underneath to stop it blowing away.

I sprayed gently picket fence distress stain spray over that.

I used the same method to make the butterfly but I stamped it twice
and then built the butterfly up. Alcohol ink was
applied till I was happy
with the result.

Next I used glossy accents in the die cuts to highlight area's prior
to it drying fully I lightly sprinkled gold embossing
 powder & heat set. 

I matted it to lime green card then black I hope you have all 
enjoyed my post today and feel inspired to join 
with us this month in our challenge. 
As always I would love to know 
what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Products used
  1. Artistic stamper stamps flourish background, insects and butterflies, Calligraphy mat 12.
  2. Adriondack colour wash's stream, denim & lettuce
  3. Distress ink's chipped sapphire, pine needles & peeled paint.
  4. Alcohol ink's denim, stream & lettuce.
  5. Embossing powders utee & gold
  6. Glossy accents, distress stain spray picket fence

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Winner of May's Challenge

Oops nearly forgot to post the winner of last month's challenge! Thank you to everyone who joined in the challenge. They were fantastic journal pages!
 Mr picked the winner, so a drum roll please for

 with her gorgeous page

Congratulations and please email me so we can arrange your prize.
Don't forget to join in our new challenge with the theme Summer is on its Way, and here's hoping it is! lol
Have a very creative month

Monday 1 June 2015

June's Creative Challenge-Summer is on its Way!

Welcome to our new challenge for June, The theme this month is
 Summer is on its Way!
You can interpret this anyway you like :) as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
We are  looking forward to seeing all your artwork and stamped projects that you submit in relation to this theme. To join in with this challenge (and you can join in as many times as you want), 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 £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!! You can also enter as many times as you like!
Check out the team's gorgeous creations below!
Hi everyone I hope you are all going to play along with us 
this month with "summer is on its way"

My contribution is a piece that uses Neil Walker's fantasy plate & boarder 

 I am looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.
Full details of how I created this can be found on 

Hello Everyone, When I saw we have 'Summer' theme for this month challenge...first I thought about India we have very hot summer days, but its a holiday time as well. So, in this journal page I incorporated sun, bicycle, bird, insects.
I used Artistic Stamper Debbie Cotton designed Bud's Fresh flowers stamp,
For the background I've used Mask, Cosmic Shimmer texture paste, Distress Paints

Hi All, here is my contribution for this months challenge. Whenever I think of summer I think of blue skies and nice bright oranges,  so for this canvas I based it on blue skies

I used The Artistic Stamper Stencils, flourish, splats and daisy borders, the stamps are the Butterfly plate and borders (yes they are there on the flower). Tim Holtz distress stain sprays in Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio, the Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber distress inks.  Tim Holtz honeycomb and tattered floral die grunge paste and Trinkets from The Artistic Stamper.
Full details on how I made it are on my blog 

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
I will be back in a couple of days with the winner of last month's Challenge.
Have a very creative month