Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Herring can by Titbelsoeur

Hello there,
A new mushroom-in-can project today, not a sardine can but herring one !
And the "paper" is different as well... I have made it with dirty paper towel for random colors, I have glued a single sheet of it on to greeting cards and then cut out :

Sardine can with stamped Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur

Stamps I used :
Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur
Ivy © Lesley Matthewson

stamped with various Archival Inks

Do not forget to participe in our

Octobers' Creative Challenge- Patterns

 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps !


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Imagine Notebook by Gemma Hynes

Hello Everyone

This months challenge is patterns, you can interpret this theme anyway you want, as long as it includes stamping, I created this notebook with a patterned cover. You can enter the challenge here on the blog or here on the facebook page.

I started by collecting together most of the items I wanted to use, My base was an old sweet packet that I cut down to the size of the canvas and chalk board sheets.

I coated the canvas sheet with two layers of Dylusions Squeezed Orange Paint

Once dry I placed the Honeycomb Mask over the top and sponged Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise through it. I seeped under the mask in some areas but I really like it.

After some more drying time I placed the Random Dots  mask over the top and sponged through Dylusions White Linen

 I then glued the canvas to the cardboard packet and folded the edges around to the other side. Afterwards I found the middle point on both sides punched holes and added gromits, which I threaded string through to tie the book closed

After stamping the word imagine to the bottom corner using Framed words one, I cut to size and glued a chalkboard sheet to the inside of the cover before gluing the spine of the papers into place.

Thank you for reading, 
Please leave a comment to let us know what you think, 
and join in this months fun themed challenge
Gemma Hynes

Monday, 10 October 2016

Patterned ATC's by Debs

Hi everyone

For a complete change today i decided to make some ATC's

Using some watercolour paper and some PaperArtsy Infusions in Violet Storms, Blackcurrant and a Little bit Jaded.  Sprinkled the infusions on the paper and then spritzed with Water.  Dried it all off with a heat gun and then added some stamping 

I used Punk Plaid, Dots, Sequin Waste and calligraphy mat 11 using Potting Soil Archival Ink

I then cut it into ATC's and then used a different stamp on each one

Butterfly from Butterflies 2 with Seize the moment from Journaling words 3

If you would like one of these ATC's just let me know what you think and comment which one you would like.  I will allocate ATC's on a first come first served basis.
Have fun and i look forward to seeing your entries into the pattern challenge.   

Friday, 7 October 2016

Patterned card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone !
Titbelsoeur today to present you a simple card where patterns are repeated again and again with 3 different stamps : Floral Open Background with 2 Free Flower stamps , Cogs Background and the big watch from Tick Tock A5.
And on the center, one of these forever beautiful .

I have first colored the background with Distress ink, then stamped the Gibson Girl is stamped with Blue Archival ink, cut out a mask of this stamp on to a post-it I sticked on the stamped image, and stamped the cogs with grey, the watch with blue and the flowers with crimson.
And sticked the cardstock on to a card :

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 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps !


Monday, 3 October 2016

Winner of September's Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined in our September challenge , which was Monochromatic.
We had some lovely entries, and Mr. Random.org has chosen

 as the winner with this lovely card.
Congratulations, and please email me so you can choose your prize.
Don't forget we have a new challenge which is Patterns, and can be found here.
We look forward to seeing your creations
Have a creative day
Jennie x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Octobers' Creative Challenge- Patterns

Welcome to our monthly blog challenge!
A big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. We had some gorgeous creations, and I will be announcing the winner of September's challenge in the next couple of days.
This month the challenge theme is Patterns

You can interpret it any way you like, as long as there is 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!

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

I have used Distress crayons for basis of my project, they are great for building up colour and applied them through a selection of Artistic stamper masks.  Then using the ornate flourish 1 stamps and one of the background stamps from the Family values plate

The support of my project is a soda can I have crushed and colored with alcohol inks.
Then I have sticked 3 times the same mushroom from the Mushroom Plate I designed for The Artistic Stamper, and also the word "inspire" from Framed Words #1
This can is actually a mailart I have sent to a friend of mine.
I had already created the background on these altered book pages, and just added a pattern through Lesley's pattern mask with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints. I stamped  a calligraphy mat through it with archival ink. Finally I added dots of paint on the pattern. 

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


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Smile card By Gemma

 Hello Everyone

For this post I wanted to share a small card with you. I thought this card was ideal just to drop a note to a friend to say smile we are thinking of you. 

Being a very messy crafter I always cut a piece of card to work
 on that I can then glue to the card blank. 

To start I added a small amount of white paint to some Dylusions Squeezed Orange and painted a layer over the card. I then placed three small amounts of the same paint onto my craft mat and added the tiniest amount of black paint to the first pile and an even tinnier amount to the second, the third I left as it was. With these paints I stamped the lace background over the card and sponged through the dot mask.

Once dry, which took no time at all, I stamped Lesleys sunflower stamp, so only a small section of the flower showed at the top and although more of the stamp can be seen at the bottom it still over hangs the card. 

I added the word smile from the framed words set and painted the flowers in using a mixture of the three paints, Orange, Black and white. Once it was totally dry I went around everything with a black pen and drew a wonky frame around the edge before gluing it in place on the card blank. 

Thank you for reading