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.


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" 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.


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

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Fishing harbour painting by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone, this is a very hot summer this year, isn't it ?
Today, I want to show you a watercolour painting I have made, using a house from Home Sweet Home A5 © Kathleen Fullman to make my fishing village, and I have drawn the boats. Then I have painted all with watercolours.


What do you think about it ? Do you like it ?

I want you all to participate in our 

August's Creative Challenge - Anything Goes!

 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. 


Saturday 4 August 2018

The Leaf and the Ladybird!!

Hello all you fabulous crafters!!. JANE here to give my take on this months "Anything Goes" challenge. But even tho it is an anything goes theme...hmmmmm...I have trouble when there is just too much choice and too many gorgeous stamps to play with!!
My piece today started off life as a gesso stamped image of a leaf from the SKELETON LEAVES stamp set, with inks sprayed on and a bit of  SEQUIN WASTE stamping, 
but... I just couldn't get along with it, so I cut out the leaf, crumpled it up a bit, stamped out the little ladybird from the INSECTS AND BUTTERFLIES stamp set, added some glossy accents to it then once dry, cut it out and glued it to the leaf.
I then made a new, nicer background with some inks and the CALLIGRAPHY MAT 12 stamp, then added the leaf....result, happier me!!

Hope you can all join in this months ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Friday 3 August 2018

Winner of July's Distress Challenge

Once agian I am privileged to pick a winner from our wonderful entries in our monthly challenge , which in July was Distress it!
Thank you to everyone who joined in, and sadly there can only be one winner, so please congratulate
on this gorgeous piece she entered.

Kate, please contact me so we can arrange your choice of stamp from our collection, which you can find here.
This month's challenge is Anything Goes, and please do check out The Creative Team's fabulous creations.
Have a very creative August
Jennie x

Wednesday 1 August 2018

August's Creative Challenge - Anything Goes!

Welcome to August'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 Anything Goes, 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 have a canvas board to share with you that I decorated for this months challenge of Anything Goes. All the paints I used were tester pots from the DIY store and I loved how the canvas worked out mixing them with great stamps from The Artistic Stamper. You can find out more here. 


Anything goes : let's make a tag !
First you cover with black gesso a tag you have cut out of a cereal box. 
Then you colour a piece of drawing paper with sprayed distress ink.
And you stamp Artifacts - Postscript with Archival ink.
Then you hide it with a piece of paper and stamp Artifacts - Times Past 
 all over the paper, and ink the borders with your ink pad.
You stamp "I am... creating" from Journaling Words #5 A6 
cut it out and stick it on the tag, in-between a piece of dry and used baby wipe you have torn.
The final creative touch is to stick a piece of the dry paint you collect on your colour tube...

You can be forgiven if you think that I stamped the hydrangeas on a book page, but it was actually an image transfer (or is it called a resist technique??) from a magazine page done on the gelli plate..a Birgit Koopsen special!. The image didn't come out too well so I just added some light stamping with the Tracey Scott Background 6 stamp, then stamped the flowers onto a gelli print, cut them out and stuck them onto my background, then added the sentiment, both from the Botanical 3 stamp set.

I first created two backgrounds, one slightly larger than the other with Tracy's Background 8 stamp. On the larger on I added Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and on the smaller one I added Shaded Lilac. 
I mixed some texture sand paste to a smearing of Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and made another batch with worn Lipstick Distress Ink and mixed on to a craft mat. I added the two mixes to a separate piece of card. When it had dried, I tore a piece of the card and added it to the background.
I then coloured a another piece of card with the Seedless Preserves ink and stamped Neil's Heart stamp on to the card, then cut them out and adhered the hearts over the top of the textured card. 

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