Friday, 20 October 2017

Steampunk art journal page by Titbelsoeur

Hi there,

The background of the art journal page I want to share with you today was inspired by Maremi, a Polish artist. 



Once the background done, I have stamped the Gears Background and Watches background on the edges with 2 different inks, black and white.




Then I have stamped 4 steampunk images on to white drawing paper, and I have decided to keep these images black & white to bring them out :




Winged Wheel
Girl with clock



Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our challenge "Steampunked" for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog

Titbelsoeur

Monday, 16 October 2017

Mini Art Journal by Gemma

For my post today I have a mini art journal to share with you all. 


To start I stamped out some images I thought I might like to you and heat embossed them with black embossing powder.


Then I cut two pieces of board down to size and coated them with black gesso before layering up different rust pastes.



I then glued the stamped images I wanted to use on the cover adding more rust paste where I wanted it. 




I cut some mixed media cardstock to size for my signatures and attached the book together with duct tape. To make a simple art journal that can easily be carried about without being too heavy or taking up to much space in my bag.


Thank you for reading
Gemma

Friday, 13 October 2017

Gentleman Jim - by Lesley Mackenzie

Hi all,

This months theme of 'SteamPunk' was a real challenge for me as this is not my preferred style. However once I got going I had great fun and will be doing more!
I decided to up-cycle an old CD gift box to create a man's gift box. 

The materials used:
Artistic Stamper stamps - Time and Keys and Ornate Flourish #3
Artistic Stamper stencils - Harlequin 3" x 3"
Number stencil - designer unknown
Pebeo Studio Acrylics 356 Violet Blue
DecoArt Spun Gold acrylic
DecoArt Black Gesso
DecoArt Crackle Glaze
Black StazOn ink
Black Embossing powder
Black and White Posca pens
Magazine image of man in a suit

Step 1 .
 I gave the box lid 2 coats of black gesso and then I stencilled the lid using the Violet Blue and Gold acrylics. As the box base was already gold I did not have to paint it.  When the lid was dry I gave it a coat of crackle glaze and left if to dry naturally. Once dry I painted with gold acrylic and while still wet wiped it back using a baby wipe so the gold filled the crackles only.





Step 2
  Next  I created 'Gentleman Jim'. For his body I used an image cut from a mail order catalogue and promptly cut his head off! I then  applied a coat of crackle glaze and left to dry. For the head
I stamped the smaller clock face using black StazOn. and painted the clockface with diluted silver paint, once dry I applied a coat of crackle glaze and left to dry.  For the wings I stamped a pair of the flourishes, painted with diluted gold and a coat of crackle glaze. I hand cut a top hat which I embossed black.



Step 3
Once the crackle glaze was dry I highlighted the crackle by applying and  wiping back black paint for the head and wings, and gold paint on the body. Next I glued all the elements on a piece of 150g card stock and cut out the completed image that a edged in black pen. It was then easier to glue the one image to  the box lid. To make the image pop against the dark background I outlined in white Posca pen .  I added a small clock embellishment and a band of ribbon to his hat, and a  little stamping on the background in gold for a final flourish.


I hope you enjoyed this project and if like me are new to the 'Steam Punk' style why not give it a go, it's great fun.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Antique sardine can by Titbelsoeur

Hello there, how are you doing ?
Today, let's go back to the very very old times... To do so, I have stamped a statue from Architecture 3 058 A4 on Bristol paper and lightly colored it with watercolors.
The background is made with the mini Harlequin from  Mini Backgrounds # 2 size A6  and the big circle from Decay Journaling Stamps #1 Size A5 that I have stamped on a small gelli plate before printing.
In details :


Then I sticked the background to the back of a sardine can, cut out the statue and sticked it on the edge of the can to make depth, and added a few jewels from my stash.



Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "STEAMPUNKED " for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog

Titbelsoeur

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

September's Creative Challenge Winner.

Hi everyone,
Many thanks for entering our September Creative Challenge. All the entries were amazing, but there can only be one winner, and i picked it randomly.
Please congratulate
Gerrina on her gorgeous artwork 

Please email me to arrange your prize.
Don't forget our challenge this month is Steampunked. You can find all the details here
Have a creative month
Jennie x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October's Creative Challenge- Steampunked

Hi
 A Big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. There were some fantastic creations.
 This month's challenge is Steampunked and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has 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! To get you started here are creations from some of the team....


Debs - Bug Life


Distress Oxides were used to create the background. Distress Pens to colour
Stamps used 
All stamps were stamped with Archival Potting Soil
I shall look forward to seeing all of your lovely steampunkery!
Happy crafting 
Debs x

Jennie

I have made a little wooden plaque. I painted and added the random dot stencil to the background. I then stamped Phineas Pinchbeck in Black Archival and coloured him with Distress Oxides, before adding a vintage watch face. 

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


Friday, 29 September 2017

Butterfly Splatter Card by Gemma


I have another butterfly card to share with you today, I am really enjoying creating fairly simple cards with not a lot of fussiness at the moment.

This card was a larger square card to start with but it had a little accident and had to be redesigned.  
I started by putting small amounts of Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Distress Oxides onto a non-stick mat and mixed them with water, then using different sized small brushed I splattered the ink over a piece of cardstock. 


I then stamped three butterflies diagonally across the piece of card, one of these was later cut off. I also edged the card with yellow ink.



Once everything was dry I stamped along some areas of the sides with the plaid background stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, before stamping the words with love in archival ink.



To alter the card after it's little mishap I cut off the ruined area, applied more yellow ink to the edges and stamped, colored and cut out a new butterfly for the card front.


Thanks for stopping by

Gemma

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Door card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everybody !
Are you looking for ideas to participate in our monthly challenge ? Here is another easy-to-make card, I have done it the same way as the other, used the same inks and the same stamp plate, but not the same door stamp ! 
Here is the how-to : just ink your mat with your Distress ink pads, spray water and press your paper on it. Then ink some mini background stamps with the same inks, stamp it  here and there, and then stamp this awesome door with black archival ink. 


And here is your beautiful card with little colour !

here are the stamps I used :




Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "Take a little color" for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog

Titbelsoeur



Saturday, 16 September 2017

Butterfly Flutterby Card by Gemma

I have a 8x8 thank you card to share with you all today. A little bit of inspiration for this months challenge 'A little bit of colour', I have used a limited colour pallet and embraced my white space (a little). There is still time to join in the challenge this month for your chance to win. 


I cut a piece of card to fit my card blank and stamped one of the wonderful butterflies from the butterflies stamp plate in the upper right corner using a Candied Apple Distress Oxide pad. I then sprayed the ink with water and stood the card up so the ink would drip down the card. 


After drying the ink, I stamped randomly over the whole card with the same stamp and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide. After spraying the ink with water and allowing it to drip, I dabbed away some of the ink as I wanted these butterflies to be incomplete and the fade into the background. After drying I deciced to add very small amounts of yellow ink in places.


Using bits of scrap card my mask areas off I stamped the plaid background stamp using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide over the top.


Once all my ink was dry I added some washi take and stamped the words thank you. I painted the letters with a white paint pen, which I outlined with a black pen. Then it was time to doodle on and around the butterfly with black and white pens.



Thanks for stopping by

Gemma

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A very wonderful place by Angie Coomber




For this month's project I decided to alter a piece of driftwood.

First off I painted some of the driftwood with white gesso to give me a base, but as I wanted the finished object to look slightly distressed I left some areas of the wood showing.




Next I adhered various found objects (broken jewellery, wooden decorations, beads, paper and fabric flowers) with a heavy glue medium and once set painted everything with whit gesso.




I then had a play with some green and gold paints until I had the result that I was looking for.



I added some turquoise beads and gold wax to enhance the paint effect.

I stamped a window from the Artistic Stamper Architecture set onto some card and coloured it in with watercolours.

Once dry, I glued the image to the piece of driftwood, added a quote sticker and a hanger made from rusty wire.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Mushroom can by Titbelsoeur

Hi there !
I am very proud to let you know that the "Craft Stamper" magazine wrote 4 pages about The Artistic Stamper, and that my "mushroom sardine can" was published!

Et au final, se la p├ęter !

Here is an extract of the article telling how I made it, I won't show you the other pages to let my mates show you their makes if they want to.




Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "Take a little colour" for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog

Titbelsoeur

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Winner of August's Creative Challenge

Hi!
I am always delighted to pick the winner of the Challenge, and today is no exception.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. Some wonderful creations.
Sadly not everyone can win, and i always pick by Mr. Random.org, so it is fair.
Today's winner is


Congratulations, and please email me so we can arrange your prize.
Don't forget we have a challenge every month, and this month's is Take a Little Colour, which you can interpret any way you like as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
You can find the challenge here
Have a Creative month
Jennie

Friday, 1 September 2017

September's Creative Challenge - Take a little Colour

Hi
 A Big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. There were some amazing creations.
 This month's challenge is Take a little colour and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has 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! To get you started here are creations from some of the team....

Titbelsoeur
Are you searching ideas to participate in our monthly challenge for 3 chances to win fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps ? Here is a simple card, very easy to make : Just ink your mat with Distress ink, spray it and press your paper on it. Then ink some mini background stamps here and there with the same inks, and stamp a beautiful door with black archival ink. 
And here is your beautiful card with little colour !



Here is a card made using stamps from The Artistic Stamper and PaperArtsy Infusions, a little bit of coloured powder from these goes a very long way. 



 
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

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Dancer Card by Gemma

 I have a CAS card to share with you today using Distress Oxides and stamps


Cut a piece of white cardstock to fit your card blank and stamp a ballerina in the bottom corner using Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Leave additional powder over the card it will blend in with the splattered inks.


Spread three different colored Distress Oxide inks onto a craft mat, mix with water and use a paintbrush to splatter the ink onto the piece of card.


 Once dry use the same three inks and stamp around the edges with a backgrounds stamp. When stamping with the background stamp, overlap the stamping and the colours slightly.


Stamp the text near the edges of the card allowing the text to overhang the card in places, then mount onto a piece of black cardstock before gluing into place on the card blank and doodling a frame around the card with a black pen. 


Thanks for reading 
Gemma