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


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Monochrome Canvas by Debs

Hi Everyone

Here is my latest project for this months challenge a monochrome canvas

On an 8x8 canvas and using assorted Artistic Stamper masks i added paste through to create some texture

Then covered the whole lot with black gesso and using some cogs and some bits from the Jamboree bags and event some gauze.  a tattered floral mad using just card and the Tim Holtz Die, can you spot the cardboard photo frame.

Once everything was glued in place, i painted the whole thing in green mica powder and spritzed with water adding more to some areas and leaving some areas black
I am enjoying seeing all of your lovely entries both on here and the challenge Facebook page.
Keep them coming

Monday, 19 September 2016

Steampunk sardine can by Titbelsoeur

Hi there !
Playing with sardine cans this time, I have decided to make another one with this wonderful vintage stamp from the Collage Art 1 A5 plate. 
I have stamped it with Brown Archival ink on to a kraft piece of paper, and glued some cogs, screws, watch pieces and a cork. A washer at the bottom to have the can stable and a nut at the top :

Do you remember the one I made 3 years ago ? you will see it here : Don't think I eat nothing but Titbelsoeur

Do not forget to participe in our
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps !


Friday, 16 September 2016

Accordion fold card and box by Gemma

Hello Everyone 

This months challenge theme on The Blog and Facebook page is Monochromatic. Here is a little more inspiration, there is still plenty of time to join in the fun, we love looking at all your creations.

For the card I cut a piece of card stock to measure 37.5cm x 14.5cm I scored this at 7.7cm intervals along the top and burnishes all the score lines. The box is a little bigger with plenty of space for a small gift to be placed underneath the card. The card for the box measured 41cm x 14.5cm. This needs score lines at 3cm, 16cm, 3cm,16cm with 3cm left along the 41cm side, and 3cm score lines along the 14.5 side (fingers crossed that made some kind of sense). 

I brushed black and white Dylusions paint over both pieces of card, this blended together to give me lots of different shades of grey and white patches. I then randomly stamped both the Grid and Dots background stamps over the top using the black paint. 

After drying that off with my heat tool I sponged some white paint through the random dots mask, then I stamped one of the Dog Rose stamps designed by Lesley Mathewson over the top with Archival Ink.

Once everything was dry I used Posca paint pens to colour the flowers in orange for a hint of colour, I also used the same pens to add dots to the centre of the flowers. I finished off by going around the edges of the flowers with a black pen and adding a quote from Georgia O'Keefe.

Thank you for reading


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Yesterday is History........In Pink by Debs

Hi Everyone

Here is my latest project in the monochromatic challenge!

With this tag i used just one distress ink for the whole tag.  

I used a large tag and covered it with Picked Raspberry

Next i took a selection of the new Artistic Stamper masks and again used the picked raspberry ink

I then stamped onto some book paper the new dog rose stamp from Lesley Mathewson and Yesterday is History..(stamp) and coloured them with picked raspberry

I also stamped some of the circles from the swirls and splats stamp

I then added some white pen to highlight the flowers and circles.
Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing more of your creations they are looking good so far!  

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Mushrooms again, by Titbelsoeur

Hello Happy Crafters !
Titbelsoeur today showing you my last project : mushrooms in a globe...
which is a stewed fruit jar I have put upside down
filled with small wood bits and dead leaves
and watercolored mushrooms 

Birch barks are very useful to frame and hide the cap
and very easy to glue.

I hope you all like my mushrooms !
Thank you so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated, 
here, on my blog, or on the Artistic Stamper's Facebook page

Do not forget to participe in our

August Creative Challenge- Anything Goes

 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps !


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Winner of August's Creative Challenge

Helloe again!
I am here this time with the winner of last month's challenge, which was Anything Goes. Thank you to everyone who joined in. There were some fantastic entires!
There can only be one winner, and Mr. picked

Scrap & C

Congratulations, and please email me to claim your prize. 

Don't forget we have our current challenge here, which is Monochromatic, and we love to stretch your creativity, so please do have a go and join in . We are looking forward to seeing your creations. Have a creative month 

Jennie x

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Creative Challenge - Monochromatic

Welcome to our monthly blog challenge!
A big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. We had lots of very creative entries, and I will be announcing the winner of August's challenge in the next couple of days.
This month the challenge theme is Monochromatic.

adjective: monochromatic
containing or using only one colour.
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....

This card was created using three different Distress Inks and 
new stamps from The Artistic Stamper. I used Framed Words 1 and the Mushroom Plate which was designed by creative team member Tit Belsoeur.

For my piece for the Monochrome challenge i used The Family Values A5 plate 
I also used The Artistic Stamper Masks for the background with White Linen Dylusions Paint

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge, and also join us on Facebook too, and we look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
Have a creative month