Thursday, 29 June 2017

Note Books by Gemma

 Today I have a couple of notebooks to share with you all, I made the covers from chipboard, the pages inside are cut from kraft file sheets that have been glued together along the spine. 

I used sponges to apply Dylusion paints to an A3 sheet of pearlescent card. I applied two layers of these pants and let them dry, as I used Dylusions paints it dried very quickly.  

I then laid the Swirl mask over the top moving it around and sponging the same colours through it until I was happy. Once that layer was dry I laid the Petal mask over the top and sprayed white paint through it. 

I cut chipboard to size for the front, back and spine of the book, glueing them into place onto the A3 sheet of card, before cutting the card down and folding over the sides. At this time I also punched holes into the covers so I could attach some ribbon as a closure.

To finish the cover I added the ribbon and glued a piece of card to the inside of the cover, as well as stamping and glueing the words into place. Then I cut craft card down to the size needed for the pages and glued them all together along the spine before glueing them into the book

Thank you for reading

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A Girly Card - well sort of.. by Debs

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the sun as much as i am.

With the sun, comes nice and bright cheery colours and i really made the most of them on this card.

I used some watercolour paper as my substrate and added dark and light pink, and orange paints randomly over each other until i was happy, making a few circles of paint with my fingers as i went along.  I used Amsterdam paints but any acrylic will work.

Over the top of the main body of pain i stamped the mini hexagon and dots background stamps using both pink paints
and black ink.  I also popped some paint through a couple of stencils as well, and then did the same thing over a small tag.  Before i painted the tag i added some of the wonderful washi tape that is currently in stock. I also used an old credit card with the light pink to add some marks and also  using the calligraphy mat 11 stamped with the light pink paint.

I finished off the tag by adding Trish Latimers World Girl One and used the same colours to colour her in.

I shall look forward to seeing your creations after all there is still a week left so plenty of time, if you haven't entered already!
Happy crafting

Monday, 19 June 2017

Undergrowth mood by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
Today I wanted to test dioramas. I have covered the one I made with a magazine picture of undergrowth to give a background to my Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur 
I have stamped the mushroom on a bristol page so that it is strong enough. And I have colored them with Promarkers for bright colors. Stuck them with adhesive foam pads to create depth.

 19 juin

And here they are in the undergrowth mood... I am considering to make others with different moods, I will let you know... stay tuned !

 cadre champignons

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Winged Heart by Gemma

 I have a small piece to share with you today, made on a  chipboard base. later I will use it as the front of a book.

I collected some bits and pieces from my stash that I felt went well together.

I coated everything with a layer of gesso and then I painted the wings, heart and board with different colours of Dylusions paint.

Once those layers were dry. I stamped onto the orange piece with the large dotty background stamp and Versa Mark ink. I then sprinkled black embossing powder over the top and melted it using a heat tool, I also heat embossed the word peace with the same black embossing powder. At the same time, I glued a small bit of dried wet wipe behind the heart.

Before glueing all the pieces together I painted the small bird, edged it with gold and stamped the word smile in the middle from Framed Words #1. I also stamped onto the wings with a calligraphy mat and paint. 

Thanks for Reading

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

I'm not weird by Angie

Hi everyone!
In keeping with this month' challenge, "Winged things", I decided to make a postcard.

I started by applying some Distress Oxides on a postcard sized piece of card, as well as adding more through Artistic Stamper Mini Masks.

I'm a big fan of digital downloads as well as anything weird and wonderful so I chose an image from my collection. I added some black shading around the image with a water soluble pencil and a water brush.

Next I stamped one of the Artistic Stamper butterflies onto a mop up page, cut out the wings and glued them behind the boy.

I did some gold embossing around the edge as well as a little bit of cobweb embossing, using the Artistic Stamper cobweb stamp.

I used a small piece of washi tape to ground the image and finished the card off by typing a quote, cutting it out and gluing it on.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Father's day card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers !
A second card made with the same cardboard bit as here : i'm-gone-gardening-by-titbelsoeur, for father's day.
Just stamp a heart

a sentiment

A hugs pin 

and a vintage male-related stamp

Men’s Plate 001 # 035 A5
All of these stamps gathered on a gessoed cardboard piece, some book page crops, an altered domino... and here it is :

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Winner of May's Creative Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. All of the artwork was gotrgeous! There can only be one winner so please step up to the podium
 with this fabulous piece

Congratulations, and please email me so we can arrange your prize.

Don't forget this month's challenge is Winged Things and can be found here
We look forward to seeing your creations
Have a creative month

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June's Creative Challenge - Winged Things

 A huge thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. All of the creations were so creative! This month's challenge is Winged Things 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 is some creative gorgeousness from some of the team....

Light my Fire Tag By Debs

For this tag i used Dylusions Sprays, Lesley Matthewson Flowers and leaves Long Stencil, Mini Chevron and harlequin masks Swirls and Splats A5 Stamps to create the background and then the Dance plate using one of the large dancers and some wings!!  Well the challenge does say it can be interpreted any way we like ;)  The sentiment is also from the Dance Plate.

My wings challenge took a similar vein to Debs's and I chose one of the Gibson Girls and gave her wings from a Dragonfly! I used a grunge paste background through a stencil with Distress Oxides inks on top, and then added the girl to it.

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



Monday, 29 May 2017

Light Bulb Tag By Gemma

 For my post today I have a tag to share with you, I used Dylusions paints and stamps from The Artistic Stamper to create this tag.

The whole tag is very roughly made, with no attempt at precision. I stamped and cut the light bulb from a piece of card, over this I stamped a calligraphy mat using black ink. I also included second generation stamping, for some variation. I then stamped part of a flower in orange and scribbled in places with a black pen.  

I placed this over a larger piece of card and drew around the light bulb so I knew where I had to paint. I stamped some of Lesley's flowers inside the drawn light bulb.

Using Dylusions paints and paint pens I painted this piece of card and then splattered gesso over the top. I then glued the white card over the top matching the light bulbs up. I cut the corners from the top to create the shape I wanted and then mounted this to a darker piece of card.

Thanks for reading


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Floral Fantasy ATC's by Debs

Hi Everyone

I have made some ATC's for you today.

I had quite a bit of fun with these, although they did turn out a little darker than i had hoped.

I used my collection of Distress Oxides in 8 out of the 12 colours,  I put the pad directly onto some card, and then sprayed with water, whilst wet i sprinkled with Paperartsy Infusions in Rocky Road.  

As you can see i used a lovely of selection of Artistic Stamper flower stamps, i added some background stamps on a couple of them and also added some white pen.

On some of them you can see the red from the Rocky Road Infusion peeking through the original colours.

Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as i enjoyed making them

Happy crafting 

Friday, 19 May 2017

I'm gone gardening by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers !
To celebrate my garden blossoming, I have made a mail art, the kind I love : on cardboard, with gesso, a scrap of paper towel for the background, and Artistic Stamper stamps to decorate !


Stamps I have used : 
tools and board from Garden plates 1 & 2, obviously !
Ivy © Lesley Matthewsonand the tiny flower from Lesley's Flowers size A6 © Lesley Matthewson

And here is the mailart :

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Wet Wipe Flower Card by Gemma

Hello Everyone

For my post today I have a card I made using used wet wets that I dried out and stamped over.

I glued the wet wipe to a piece of card, that I had already cut to fit the card blank and trimmed off the edges. Then I stamped the words dream, imagine and creative from the framed words set.

I then stamped around the edges with distress ink and the mini honeycomb stamp, before adding extra colour to the edges with distress ink. 

On two or three other dried wet wipes I stamped out Lesley's Ivy and one of the extra stamps that come's with the solid floral background. I cut them out and glued them to the card front.

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Grunge card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers,
Here is my first make for May, and I am happy to share this grunge card with you !

The support is made with a torn piece of an old LP vinyl record cover, folded in 2 and "sealed" by a ribbon, since the idea is to send it as a mail art (not inside an envelope, then). I have covered it with gesso for a grunge look.
I have used a bit of paper formerly stamped with Alphabet Soup Background & Border size A6 ©Neil Walker
The flower is a cut out piece of the Floral Open Background with 2 Free Flower stamps
And on the big green paper, I have made marks with gesso with a milk bottle cap, then stamped big hugs and kisses from Grungy Greetings #1 A6
To be fully grunge, I have stapled all papers to the support.
I will then write the recipient's name and address with a white pen and stick my stamp somewhere... maybe on the flower, although it is stapled... not sure yet...

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