Hallelujah!!! ..and a very Happy Easter to you all. As it is Easter Sunday, obviously I have made easter cards to show you, and best of all, I made all three of them with my one mop up sheet as I was crafting, funny how sometimes these mop ups make my favourite sort of backgrounds!!, especially as I saw an etherial planet in my main one. The main feature for these three cards is the fabulous window from the ARCHITECTURE stamp set.
So....Hallelujah, He is risen!!!. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, and take a little time out of your holiday to join us in this months "new growth" challenge.
Hello happy crafters ! Here is a "paper flag" I have made to be added to a junk journal I taught last weekend. Let me show you how I made it : First, I took a torn a notebook page and glued a piece of an old letter. Then I stamped the Harlequin stamp from Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6 with Vintage Photo Distress ink. After taking the picture, I also stamped the head and body of the small girl from Gibson Girls 2 A5
On top of this, I have added a piece of a stamped envelope I have also distressed, a piece of a compress, and a piece of painted kraft from my stash, I have stamped the word "art" from Journaling Words 3 size A5 with white acrylic paint
I hope my flag gives you inspiration to participate in our
Another post, some more tags, but I have a good excuse.
These are tags I have made up to go into my Junk Journal, which I started at a recent class with Jenny Marples at The Artistic Stamper, we had a great day making the cover by making our own ephemera and I decided to carry on at home, as I still had lots of work to do on the inserts (signatures).
I started by applying Distress Stains to a mat, I picked this up on a card and continued doing so until I was happy with the effect, drying in between layers.
I then used Paper Artsy Infusions, to add a more weathered effect, to age the paper I crumpled the paper up and then uncrumpled it, swiping across the creases with distress ink, I then ironed the paper flat again.
Using The Artistic Stamper Ephemera 1 stamp collection, I stamped and embossed on the paper using a selection of the stamps, then trimmed the pieces out, creating my very own ephemera.
I then aged some tags using the same method, creating pieces for attaching to my junk journal bu using the ephemera and stamping.
Hope you all like this, have a great Easter and perhaps I will see you at the Artistic Stamper Easter Extravaganza on Saturday 20th April.
Hello there ! here is a very simple card I have made with this fabulous Large Butterflystamp. The stamp has so many thin details that the background doesn't need to be loaded, rather the opposite ! The lighter it is, the better ! Some watercolour brush trails, some spots, then stamp when dry and highlight with a white pen, and here it is :
I hope this card gives you inspiration to participate in our
I was gonna title this "come on Eileen".....but I thought you would be singing it all day then!!..oops!!. lol Anyways, still got my Eileen obsession going on, how are you managing yours?!!. I turned her treasure box into a chest of drawers, aint it just the cutest!!. I have stamped the papers that cover it with the fabulous MARBLED BACKGROUND stamp. You might ask what has this to do with new growth, which is the theme for this months challenge!!...well you will have to wait and see what else I do with it in my next post. I look forward to seeing your "new growth" creations.
I am back again with the winner of last month's challenge. Gorgeous entries, as always, and huge thank youto everyone who takes the time to join in. We appreciate it.
I randomly picked a winner, congratulations to
Welcome to our challenge for the month of April.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.
A fabulous set of creations .
This month the theme is New Growth 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!
know you're not supposed to brag about your own work, but....by
heck!!!...I just love love loved how this gelli print turned out, it has
lots of crusty bits....oooohhh lush, and the SKELETON LEAVES stamp
that I have used, made a fabulous impression on the plate...just
remember to wash the stamp straight away!!. I have interpereted this
months challenge as personal growth, so have stamped a positive
affirmation on my gelli print.
I created another postcard for my series, and this time used The Artistic Stamper Tree Stencil. I used distress inks to colour the background, and the tree and leaves. For me new growth means the beginning of spring, and new leaves and flowers .
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.