Sunday, 21 October 2018

Architecture Owl!!!

Cool eh!!!....it's not even an owl stamp!!!...it is a stamp from the ARCHITECTURE 3 plate, a stamp set full of columns, arches, doors and statues, the piece that the "owl" is sitting on is a column from the same stamp set. 


I stamped them out, coloured them, then fussy cut them, and added them to my inky background, done with the fabulous distress inks...doncha just love those inks!!!
There is still time to play in our  "Inktober" challenge. I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Fall scene by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
To make this fall scene, I have first collected a lot of ephemeral stuff in the forest : moss, leaves, chestnuts and burs, acorns, pine cones etc etc and kept a wooden box that did contain mandarins one day...
Then I stamped Leaves Background C89 ©CaroLines with various inks on a paper to make the background :

I made mud colours, mixing blue, yellow and red watercolours, then dropping water. When it was dry, I stamped Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur here and there on this page :

I cut them out and highlighted with a white pen : 
Here is a focus on the way I have made the scene with real elements and stamped mushrooms :

 And here is the scene :

I hope you all will participate in our 

October's Creative Challenge - Inktober


for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 

Titbelsoeur


Sunday, 7 October 2018

Christmas card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone ! Let's make some Christmas cards, just to be prepared on time !
To make this simple card, I have used my home-made precision press to allow me to ink the stamps with multiple colours one after the other.


Stamps I used (click on the name) :

Artifacts - Christmas Words 


I hope you all will participate in our 

October's Creative Challenge - Inktober


for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 

Titbelsoeur

Friday, 5 October 2018

The White Rabbit!!!

Hi Guys!!. You will be forgiven if you think this is a post to do with Alice in Wonderland....but sadly noooo...The White rabbit is just who I am feeling like at the moment, running around saying "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date"!!!. Heck what a dramatic week!!..sooo...forgive me on two counts, firstly for being late for my post, and secondly for using this image once again, the lovely hydrangea from the BOTANICALS 3 plate, it is my go to flower now and I love it. So as I was saying, it has been a crazy week, and I am still feeling a bit like The Mad Hatter, running around like a headless chicken!!! and that is why I have done this super quick card for our Inktober Challenge. who doesn't love an inky background, done with spray inks and distress oxides on a book page, I already had the flowers and the sentiment stamped on tissue paper, so glued them down with some gel medium, hey presto, super quick card.


Hope you will join our Inktober Challenge, I look forward to seeing your makes.


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Winner of September's Challenge

Hello!
Many thanks to everyone who joined in our challenge last month. Gorgeous entries :)
I have chosen a winner by random. Congratulations to
Enchanted Place with this creation 

Please email me , so you can choose a stamp from our collection at The Artistic Stamper 

Don't forget this month's Challenge is Inktober and can be found here 
 We look forward to seeing your creations
Have  creative month 
Jennie x

Monday, 1 October 2018

October's Creative Challenge - Inktober



Hello!
Welcome to October's Creative Challenge. This the 8th year of our Challenge! We started it in 2010!! Can you believe it!
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.. Fabulous creativity as always! This month the theme is Inktober and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamps on 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! There is no prize on there, it's just for fun!
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..
And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice! To get you started here are creations fron some of the team...




I first stamped the butterflies from the Insects and Butterflies stamp set with brown distress ink then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I made the background by mixing a blue and green distress ink with water on to a craft mat, then swooped a piece of white card through the ink.
I then used The Artistic Stamper Random Dots 6 x 6 stencil with oxide ink and stamped over the top with the ring stamps from the A4 Swirls, Splats and Dots stamp set with oxide ink.
I then used the Decay Alphabet Lower Case set to stamp the sentiment onto another piece of card with the same ink, then matted and layered it
 
Jennie


I made a little bound book, and used Neil Walker's new Butterfly Square to decorate the cover. I used Distress Oxides in Old Paper, and antique linen to cover the book, and then stamped Tracy Scott's Background 8 on top. I inked Neil's stamp in Black Archival, and painted in the butterfly, by making a wash with the Distress oxides. White pen added highlights.

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 very creative month
Jennie x
An InLinkz Link-up

Friday, 21 September 2018

MEMORIES

Hi Guys. We are well into this months "round and round" challenge....my favourite shape!!


I made this card a while ago while I was having a play with some structure gel and the Artistic Stamper large sequin waste mask. It dried clear so I then stamped the small dragonflies from the insects and butterflies set, and added paint and spray inks to the rest, then used a heat gun to bubble the paint and gel to add some texture.....well guys, I think that is how I rolled with this card....lol...my memory is rapidly fading...so that is why it got this title, a word taken from the framed words stamp set....very apt for me!!!
I do hope you can join in with our fabulous challenge, you will find the link HERE.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Woodland card by Titbelsoeur

Hello Everybody,
I have made a card for you today, using the Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur I had the pleasure to design fot The Artistic Stamper. My background is made with waterbased inks sprayed on my mat, then I put the paper on to it and immediately stamped the Harlequin background from Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6 to have it diluted. I stamped it on the card paper as well.
Then I cut out the mushroom stamped images I had coloured with watercolours and sticked them on to the background paper :


champignons mushrooms stamps tampons the artistic stamper


I hope you all will participate in our 

September's Creative Challenge - Going Round & Round


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 

Titbelsoeur




Sunday, 16 September 2018

A Fond Farewell by Gemma Hynes



Hello Everyone

This will be my last post for The Artistic Stamper's Design Team. I have been a team member here since (I think) the summer of 2015 and I have loved every minute of it.

 I have been surrounded by so many talented people, including all my teammates both past and present, all the wonderful people who enter our challenges and Jennie who makes all the fabulous stamps we use. I have loved being able to look at everyone's creations and have been inspired by so many of you and I hope to have inspired some of you as well.

 I have had the pleasure of making and sharing with you all so many different projects and Jennie has asked me to share some of my favorites with you.

So in no particular order......



I love everything about this one, the colours, the finish, the photo. I wouldn't change a thing and that is not something that happens often.



This is a recent make, and it just makes me smile.


I made this card in 2016 but it's still a design I love and go back to again and again.

Number 4



This was also a make from 2016, I love the browns and yellows together with the torn card glued over the script stamp background.

Altered CD


This was one of the first if not the first project I ever made as a member of this team and altering CDs is still something I like to do.

I want to thank each and every one of you who has taken the time over the years to read my posts or to leave me a comment, it was hugely appreciated, so thank you. 

xxGemmaxx


Thursday, 13 September 2018

"Shine brightly" by Angie Coomber


Hello everyone! It's been very hot in the South-East of England this summer and my cabin is a lovely cool, shady place, so I have been spending a lot of my spare time hiding in there messing about with paints. I've been trying out new techniques and I'm into these flower pages at the moment.


I started by scribbling random colours (in this case Distress Crayons) on a journal page and then blending them with a water brush.


I added scraps of book pages and some stickers that I made a while ago.


Next I drew a simple flower with a black Stabilo pencil.


I coloured the petals and leaves with Distress Crayons, then went over with the water brush. You automatically get some lovely shading from the Stabilo this way.


I painted some black and white patches with my fingers, using acrylic paints.


Next I used some background stamps, both on the actual background as well as the petals.


Lastly I added some gold paint splatter, white doodling and a quote sticker.
I really hope you like it!


Until next time!
Angie x

Monday, 10 September 2018

Round and round with Lisa

Hello lovelies. Lisa here with today's post. The theme this month is 'round and round' which you can interpret anyway you see fit. 

So here is mine...




As the theme is round and round, I played with circles and dots. I used The Artistic Stamper Random Dots 6 x 6 stencil and stamps from the A4 Swirls, Splats and Dots stamp set and from the A5 Insects and Butterflies stamp set.


For more info on my creation, head over to 

Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

Here are the Artistic Stamper products I used which are available on the website.


The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"   Insects and Butterflies 1 A5  (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Friday, 7 September 2018

Shaving foam background by Titbelsoeur

Hello crafters !
I have told you on the September Challenge post that I would show you my backgrounds made with shaving foam.
The technique is very simple and I like to get back to fundamentals from time to time ! You will find a lot of tutorials on Pinterest or using your web browser search tool.
Here is the page I have coloured with this technique, cut in 6 parts to make a mini-album :



And here it is, front page, 2 double pages and back page :



Stamps used :

Butterflies 2 size A5



I hope you all will participate in our 

September's Creative Challenge - Going Round & Round


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 

Titbelsoeur

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Proud Grandma

Well...today I am introducing you to a new artist on the block......my gorgeous four year old Grandson Jack!!!. We were doing a painting session, and as usual he squirts way too much paint into the palette so he always has loads left over, well I hate waste, and especially when it comes to wasting craft products!!!, so I grabbed him one of the circular stamps from the DECAY JOURNAL PLATE and got him to dip it in the excess paint and stamp onto some card, and look at that gorgeous background that he created!!!...proud Grandma moment!!!...I just finished it off with some words and a butterfly from the INSECTS AND BUTTERFLIES set. On reflection tho, I wish I had put "My love for my Grandson is like a circle".


So...thank you and well done Jack, you truly are awesome. If you want to see what state he actually ended up then go to MY BLOG

Monday, 3 September 2018

Winner of August's Creative Challenge.

Hello Bloggers,
I am back again with the winner of last month's Challenge which was Anything Goes.
WE had some fabulous entries and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.
The winner this month is
with this gorgeous creation

Please email me so we can arrange your prize from our collection of rubber stamps

Please do enter this month's challenge which is Going Round & Round,. All the details are here
Have a creative month
Jennie x

Saturday, 1 September 2018

September's Creative Challenge - Going Round & Round

Hello!
Welcome to September's  Creative Challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.. it was a not at all Distressing to see such gorgeous creations! 

This month the theme is Going Round & Round and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamps on 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! There is no prize on there, it's just for fun!
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..
And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice! To get you started here are creations fron some of the team...





Titbelsoeur

Let's go round and round... around the world, as long as home is where the heart is !
To make this art journal page, I have used a background made with shaving foam (I will show you more this month about it), and stamped the circles from Decay Journaling Stamps #1 Size A5 with similar ink colours.
Then I stamped houses from Home Sweet Home A5 © Kathleen Fullman around some of these circles.
I wrote "around the world" and stamped "Home is where the heart is" from the same plate.






my blog
my pinterest
my facebook page



JANE
"Life is good with you around"....could apply to my partner, definitely to my Grandchildren, or even to you fabulous craft world friends out there!!.


I started this card off by stamping the SEQUIN WASTE OPEN stamp in blue ink, then with the SPLATS AND SWIRL mask, and texture paste, I used the three different sized circles to make these...erm...spheres!!..dont really know what they are supposed to be, I only know I have a fascination for circles and love trying to colour them so that they look dimensional!!. I used Brushos for the background and the circles. Finally I stamped the butterflies from the INSECTS AND BUTTERFLIES set, coloured them, then added them to my background with silicone glue for dimension.

I have made a card using PaperArty's new paint colours, in Koala, Mustard Pickle , and lemon Meringue, and stamping circles from Decay stamp range.
I coloured the large new Butterfly with Golden Sands infusions from PaperArtsy, and cut it out.  



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 very creative  month
Jennie xx

 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Heart Tags by Gemma


I have a set of tags to share with you all today, decorated with circles, hearts, and doodles.




STEPS


I started off by applying Distress Inks and Oxides to some pre-made small tags.


I stamped over the tag with a script stamp and a small squiggly stamp for texture.


I stamped over the top with different sized circles and swirls. I made sure to overlap the circles and to stamp some of the images off the side of the tags.


I then stamped and coloured a few hearts with Distress Ink, before gluing them to the tags and adding extra interest with black and white pens.

xx Gemma xx



Tuesday, 21 August 2018

My Fantasy

Hi all.... last minute Lizzy here!!!...yes me..Jane, (I think I have already said that if there was no last minute, then nothing would get done)!!, well it is certainly true for me. I am just in a panic here at the moment because I am in the process of making a memory book for my youngest grandson who is one year old in two days, and as it is my birthday tomorrow I want to do all the things you do on birthdays like going out for meals and drinking lots of champagne.....not stuck in the house trying to finish this book, soooo, I completely forgot about doing my post, so you will have to excuse me for showing a card that I did at the same time as one that I did for a previous post, It is very similar but has a different image and a different sentiment, crikey...aren't I glad that the theme for this month is "Anything Goes"...got me out of a pickle!!!


Hee Hee!!..Doncha just love these images from the NUDES stamp set, I just stamped the image onto tissue, and added white paint onto the back of the image so that it stood out on the background, I used distress inks for the background and I also used the HARLEQUIN MASK.
Hope you can all join in this months "Anything Goes" challenge.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Butterfly Journal Page by Gemma Hynes

I have a journal page to share with you all today using some of Jennie's great circle stamps.



STEPS


I started by applying Gesso to my glass mat and pressing some scraps of Hessian into it for texture. I then placed a page from my 7 Gypsies mix and match book over the Gesso rubbing over the back of the page to transfer the Gesson to the page.


I then build up the background using PaperArsty paints and circle stamps. I varied the sizes of the circles and kept the colours cool in tone. 


On a sheet of card, I stamped out a few butterflies in black Archival ink. I painted them with High Impact paints which I spritzed with water so the colours would blend easier. 


I then cut the butterflies out and glued them to the page with mat gel, before finishing the page of with some text.

xx Gemma xx

Products from The Artistic Stamper

Neil Walker Butterfly
Large Sequins
Decay Journaling Stamps 1
Swirls, Splats, and Dots