Saturday 1 December 2018

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas


Welcome to December's Creative Challenge.
We also would love you to welcome a new member of our team- Siobhan Brignull. Siobhan kicks off her term with us with a fabulous Christmassy project for the challenge.
Please do pop over to her blog and say hello. 

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.

This month the theme is Christmas 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.


Hello everyone, this is my first blog post as a member of the Artistic Stamper Creative team. I am a long time shopper and class attender of the Artistic Stamper, and was really pleased that Jennie asked me to participate in her Creative Team.

I have been paper crafting for about 15 years or more, not really sure when the obsession started, but I started with peel offs and card making, some scrapbooking followed by ATC and then I found Mixed Media in all it's painterly messy glory, and I have been here ever since.

So, for my first project I used the Christmas Tree 3d models and the reindeers that Jennie has in her shop, I used a selection of The Artistic Stamper background stamps and  stencils to create depth and texture along with my favourite PaperArtsy paint.

If you want to see more information on which products I used and how, along with more photo's.
Visit my blog.


I created the background from smooshing distress inks on to a craft mat and spraying a coupoe of spritz of water. I then picked up the ink on a piece of white card, dried it and lifted more ink until the craft mat was clean. I stamped the Artifacts Funky Fairy stamp in a circle on the background with clear ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. 
I then took a smaller piece of card and coloured it using the same method. I stamped the ''Into each day" verse stamp on to it and mounted it on to black card and adhered it in to the centre of the background card. To finish the card, I matted it on to black card. 


Oh my goodness!!!...I threw everything at this background, stamps, stencils, gesso, inks, gilding flakes, paint, glitter, I can't even tell you how sparkly this is!!...I was trying to capture the essence of Asia to go with the fabulous stamped woman from the FACES stamp set, the three crowns are meant to symbolise the Magi.  My friend is married to an Iranian, and as she wholeheartedly embraces the culture, I thought I would make this card for her, I tried writing the Christmas greeting in looked all wrong, so settled for this instead...translated means Merry Christmas. Hope my friend likes it.


To meet this new monthly challenge, I have made a decoration for my Christmas tree using an old CD-rom as support (re-use, re-cycle...).
I have sticked a book page as a background, distressed the edges and stamped
Snowflake Background all around. I have coloured the circle with Distress inks and left a blank space where I stamped the Santa face from Mini Christmas 2. And to be sure everyone knows what it is about, I have stamped Merry Christmas
I hope this decoration will inspire you to participate in this new challenge


I made a "simple" card using Neil's Leafy Tree as a Christmas tree set against a background of Distress Oxide, spattered with white paint. The tree was stamped in black archival, and sparkled up with stickles .

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 festive month
Jennie x


sarascloset said...

Beautiful Christmas inspiration by the talented Design Team!

Janis said...

Welcome to Siobhan! I LOVE your deer and tree magical and gorgeous.
Thank you to all the team for the awesome inspiration. You are all amazing!!
Thank you for another fun challenge. Merry Christmas to everyone!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Craftyfield said...

I love the 3D trees and reindeers!! Great makes from the DT.

Donna Ellis said...

What amazing DT inspiration, and a hearty welcome to Siobhan - loving the 3D home decor! I hope my project is acceptable, it's only partially mixed media. (is there such a thing?) Jane, I absolutely love the textures and colors in your background and am completely inspired to try the same! Titbelsoeur, Jennie and Lisa made fantastic creations that will bring holiday cheer to anyone receiving them! Thanks for the opportunity of playing in your challenge! hugs, de

ionabunny said...

Oooh, lucky 13. Penguins in a tea cup!! Love the trees and deer will have to check them out. HUgz

Wendy said...

The design team samples are stunning. Thank you for the Christmas challenge for December. It is always fun to play at Artistic Stamper!

sarascloset said...

Siobhan, I also wanted to welcome you to the Design Team!

Let's Art Journal said...

Perfect theme for this time of year and such fabulous inspiration from the Creative Team too - amazing 😁. Happy December and wishing you all a Merry Christmas too! J 😊 x

Hetty said...

Loverubberstamping and for the Christmas challenge i added two cards.

Christi Conley said...

I hope the entire DT had a wonderful holiday!! What lovely projects you've all shared for this challenge!!

Karen said...

I've added my twinkling tree card. Thanks