Tuesday 29 November 2016

Canvas Board by Gemma

Hello Everyone

I had fun creating this piece,  but it was a lesson in remembering to know and understand the materials you are working with and that you can not just force materials to behave in ways they are not meant to. 

I used a canvas board as the base of my piece and put down some Festive Berries and Seedless Preserves Distress Crayons. After blending them together with my fingers I placed the Random Dots mask over the top and wiped some of the crayon away with a bay wipe.

Using the same mask I added more colour, and then I stamped over the whole board with a Calligraphy mat and archival ink. Over the top I painted the image I wanted with drawing gum. This is a fun product to play with. It acts as a barrier when dry so that you can paint over the top and then rub the gum away so you can see whats underneath. 

Using the gum and not thinking about the materials I had used is what caused me issues, When it was time to rub the drawing gum away I was left with a much paler background coming through. The fact that I had added more wet materials over the top and because there was movement, a lot of the Distress crayon had come away.  I still love the way it looks (which is why I posted it), but the end result was not the one intended. 

I finished by adding some white dots around the outside edge to form a frame, and the word Create from the Word Mask.

Thank you for reading

Thursday 24 November 2016

Creative.... Artful.... Inspire... Tag by Debs

Hi Everyone

When i sat down to make this project, the wind was howling and the rain was teeming against my craft room window.  I felt the need for something cheerful!! I also decided it was about time i used some of my gelli prints in a project rather than just keeping them to stroke!!

I started off with a large tag and covered it with some printed tissue, not worrying about creases

 Then i started adding in bits of gelli print, just ripping them off and sticking them down
I was going to add the pink bit at the end (its just off a paint spout) but it appeared to vanish between my taking this photo and finishing!!
I then started adding some acrylic paint i used Amsterdam paints, using pink and that lovely teal colour

I then added some stencilling using the mini square, the number stencil and Georginas Daisy and then stamped some circles using the Decay Journaling #1 Stamp set

I then stamped the circles again onto more Gelli Prints and cut them out and stuck them onto the tag where i had stamped.
I added some doodling with white and black pens either using the pattern on the gelli print or just doodling.  I also went round the stencilled images with a white pen as well.
I also stamped a some of the Framed words onto some white card
Added a nice pink ribbon bow and it cheered  me up no end!!  
Hope it inspires you.
There is still a week left on this months challenge so don't forget to add your projects, you never know you might win!!

Saturday 19 November 2016

Other greeting cards by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !

What about making a series of nice greeting cards with our fabulous new Christmas stamps ?

To make the background of both cards, I have fist stamped Holly Background ( cut out and mounted on Cling Foam with various Distress green inks and sprayed water. 

Then, on the red card, I have also stamped the big holly branch from Christmas Reindeer Size A5 ( cut out and mounted on Cling Foam) over the background, on the blue card I have stamped the small holly branch with mixed green and blue inks.
Same sentiment stamped with Archival ink on both cards, one in red, one in dark blue.
And on the red one, the small holly branch cut out and sticked on it to add volume.

Both backgrounds come from a A4 drawing paper cut in 8 pieces, each of them sticked on to different cardstock papers.

Easy peasy for the pleasure of your recipients !

Do not forget to participe in our

November's Creative Challenge-Autumnal

 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps !


Wednesday 16 November 2016

Autumn Tag by Gemma

Hello Everyone

I created an Autumn themed tag for this post. We are half way though the month and there is still plenty of time to join in this months challenge both on the blog and the facebook page. 

This months theme is

I sprinkled some Black Knight and The Sage Infusions from PaperArsty onto a manilla tag, and sprayed lots of water over the top. Then you get to sit back and watch the powder explode, a little goes a very long way. As I wanted more of a bitty texture I added some more powder to the tag when it was almost dry.

Once dry I applied some Ground Espresso Distress Ink through the Petal mask in different areas, and then stamped over the whole tag with a Calligraphy stamp and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

I mixed some Golden Sand and Sunset Beach Infusions with water on my craft mat. On one tag I stamped out lots of leaves using the leaf stamp from the Dog Rose set and then painted them with the Infusions. On the other tag I applied a wash of the Infusions over the tag before stamping the same leaf several times.  I cut out all the leaves and edged them with ink.

On the main tag I drew a tree using a black Stabilo pencil, to soften the lines I went over them with a water brush. Then I glued my leaves in place and stamped the word dreams at the bottom before gluing the tag to a piece of card I had already covered in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Thank you for reading

Monday 7 November 2016

Greeting cards part 1 by Titbelsoeur

Don't be late with your greeting cards ! start making them right now !
And take the opportunity to make them with the brand new Christmas stamps from The Artistic Stamper

To make both cards, I have stamped the Snowflake Background with Distress ink sprayed with water, and then the sentiment and Santa from the Christmas Reindeer Size A5 with Archival Ink, on a watercolor paper. Then I cut it out and sticked it on bazzill paper :

Do not forget to participe in our

November's Creative Challenge-Autumnal

 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps !


Thursday 3 November 2016

Winner of October's Creative Challenge

Hi, it's Jennie here again with the winner of last month's Challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined in the Patterns challenge. Gorgeous creations!
There can only be one winner, and this month it is

with her lovely patterned leaves, which is also perfect for this month's challenge which is Autumnal!

Congratulations , and please email me so we can arrange your prize .
Don't forget to join in this month's challenge which is Autumnal and can be found here.

Have a very creative month
Jennie x

Tuesday 1 November 2016

November's Creative Challenge-Autumnal

Wow! November already! and here in the UK, autumn is upon us, with the leaves changing colour slowly, as it has been so warm , but I feel that the cold weather will be on us very soon!
This month's challenge is Autumnal.  Interpret it in any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamping in 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!  

To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..  There will be a prize for the Facebook challenge, as well as the blog challenge!

And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!

Do check out our Facebook group as we have 2 new members of our team. 
Please welcome Angie Coomber, and Lesley Mackenzie, who will be our social media girls! 

Here is some creativity for you from the Creative Team to help you get started....

I stamped Lesley's Ivy stamp with wild honey, rusty hinge, fired brick and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  To create the overlapping i masked over each image.  I used the Decay Upper Case Alphabet in the same colours, cut out some more leaves and used Peeled Paint distress ink for the background.

After blending Distress Crayons over my background, I added interest by placing the petal mask over the top. Over that I stamped with different Artistic Stamper stamps including the leaves from the  Dog Rose


I decorated a mirror with lots of die cut leaves, our Skeleton leaf stamps, Tit Belsoeur's Mushrooms. I used Cosmic Shimmer's Gilding Polish to colour the mirror, and stamped with Archivals. 

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.

Have a creative month