Sunday, 7 February 2016

Lots of love card, by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
Have you already posted your participation in our February challenge ?
If not, maybe you need some inspiration to do so ?
Let me show you my first HeART card of this month :

I have used a gelli plate to make the background, started applying blue and white acrylics with a brayer, then stamping splats from Swirls, Splats and Dotsinked with water to make ghost prints, and a torn paper to save place for the sentiment.
After that, I sticked the torn paper to stamp Neil Walker's Fantasy 2 border with Barn Door Distress ink, and his large heart with Broken China Distress ink :

 Then I removed the torn paper, stamped the sentiment from Grungy Greetings in Words and sayings with Black Archival. Since this part appeared too white to me, I added a little Distress ink with a watercolor paintbrush :
 Then I stamped these lovely Small but Beautiful Birds that you will find in the New Stamps section 

Thanks 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 participate in our monthly challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Heart Art Part II The Love Letter by Dee

Hi Everyone Dee here today with the second part of my post and
 continuing the theme heart art. This is the inside of the box and is 
called the love letter as she has it all secreted away in her love 
box the photo of her love and his letters all held 
together with a gold heart.
I painted the inside of the box with distress paints and spritzed them so the 
colours mingled together to give a lovely warm red.
For the letter I used an old craft coloured envelope which I stamped with 
the Calligraphic Mat 12 and used Distress inks both Walnut Stain &
 Vintage photo.  Around the torn edges I distressed with 
running vintage photo round.
I glued two different sized beer mats together to create my note photo
 keeper. this was coloured with the same distress paints that were used 
on both the lid and the inside of the box.
This was then stamped with the bark background stamp from The
 Artistic Stamper, Archival ink was used on the stamp & black soot 
was applied to the edges of the matt.
I tore a strip of the craft paper off and stamped with the calligraphy matt
in black archival and glued it down the middle of the matt.
Gold embossed heart see link here to previous post for the box. The photo's 
were then attached as was the film strip which I attached with
 glossy accents.
The ornate corner was then applied.
Well that about sums it up I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as 
I have creating it.
If there is anything you are not sure of please contact Jennie at the shop I am sure she will be able to get it for you. I hope you all have an amazing Valentines day and see you again towards the end of the month. Please feel free to leave a comment as these are what inspire me 
and make doing these projects so rewarding.
Cheers Dee x

Products Used
  1. Artistic Stamper stamps:- Calligraphic Mat 12, Bark 2 Background, Doodle Bubbles Background size A6 & Neil Walkers Large Heart.
  2. Distress Paint in the following colours:-Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, & Wild Honey.
  3. Distress ink:- Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Black Soot.
  4. Jet Black Archival Ink.
  5. Gold embossing powder &  & Embossing ink pad.
  6. Other pieces from my stash to include film strip Tim's Ideaology, beer mats, Old photo's, brads & Metal Ornate Corner. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Winner of January's Creative Challenge

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge which was Anything Goes. We had an unprecedented number of entries, and if we didn't get around to saying thank you, please forgive us . Every single one of the entries were awesome, and everyone deserves a prize, but as in all challenges there can only be one winner. I used Mr. to choose a winner. 
Congratulations to

Please email me so we can arrange your prize.
We are also changing the blog challenge next month with even more opportunities to join our monthly creative challenge, so watch this space!
Dont forget the new challenge for February is HeART Art and it can be found here.
Have a very creative month

Monday, 1 February 2016

February Creative Challenge - HeART Art

Welcome to our monthly blog challenge!
This month it is HeArt Art!
You can interpret it any way you like, as long as there is rubber stamping in it.
A big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. We had an amzing number of entries,  and I will be announcing the winner of January's in the next couple of days.

We are  looking forward to seeing all your artwork and stamped projects that you submit in relation to this theme. To join in with this challenge (and you can join in as many times as you want), 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 £15 worth of The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice. And don't forget....if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice!!!! You can also enter as many times as you like!

Here is a little bit of creativity for you from the Creative Team to help you get started....

For this project I've used Neil Walker designed Large Heart Stamp as well as Heart Background stamp from Artistic Stamper. Come over to my blog Neon Diary to know, how I created this.


For this card i used the Roses are Red plate the Heart background i also used Words and Swirls 6x6 Masks checkout my blog  for full details on how i achieved this card
Hi everyone I hope you are ready to join myself and my lovely teamies
for our Monthly challenge.

What a great subject this month I have done a two part piece this month.
A box using the lovely Neil Walker stamps Doodle Bubbles  & 
Large Heart.
If you would like to see more please pop over to my blog to see the tutorial.
Looking forward to seeing your creations.
Cheers Dee x

We hope that you will join in this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.
Have a creative and loving month!

Friday, 29 January 2016

Gibson Girl Door Hanging by Gemma

Hi Everyone

I really like reusing my old, no longer loved stuff, at the moment its my old CDs. A while ago I put most of my music on my computer, and could not bring myself to throw the CDs away. slowly, very slowly I am painting them.

 I prepared three CDs by covering them with gesso and punching holes in them so I could link them together once I had finished decorating them. Them I painted over the top with various shades of brown paint mostly from the paperartsy fresco finish line.

The background of the CDs was decorated using the Grid, Lace and a Calligraphy matt stamps and more paint.

Once that was completely dry I stamped out three of the Gibson Girl stamps with versa mark ink, one on each CD and then heat embossed the images using a detailed embossing powder. I also added bits of embossing in other areas.

I added a small amount of white paint to the girls to help highlight them from the background without covering all the paint and stamping underneath them. 

I then stamped the small flower from Lesley's flowers, which I painted and then went over with a black paint pen. To finish I added words from a favourite song, linked them together using wire rings and added a couple of beads from my stash.

Thank you for reading
Please comment, follow and join in the challenges, we really do appreciate all your input. 

Gemma (inkykitty)

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Butterflies Journal page by Shilpa

Hello Everyone,

Artistic stamper has beautiful Butterflies stamp sets, you can check them all here.

I've created journal page and used Butterflies set #2

here are step by step procedure: 
  • Stamp text with artistic stamper background stamp and black archival ink onto the tissue paper.
  • Adhere that tissue to the page with gel medium.
  • Apply think coat of white gesso.
  • Apply acrylic colours of your choice, I used my fingers to spread the colour.
  • Use circle stencil and with baby wipe remove the color.
  • Stamp Chicken wire background stamp with black archival ink, randomly on the surface.
  • On another white card stock, stamp butterflies with Forget me not archival ink. Doodle on them with black pen, adhere them on page.
  • Add the sentiment and page is ready.
here are close up views 

Hope you liked my today's colourful journal page.
You have still 3 days to enter for our "Anything Goes" challenge this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Photo Frame by Debs

Hi All

Debs here!  With something a little different for me.  I picked up a plain photo frame from The Artistic Stamper and decided to transform it! Let me know what you think I would love to hear your views on what you think.

Sorry the picture isn't great it was a bit wet outside today and the light inside wasn't great either!

Take one blank frame

Add some grunge paste through the swirls stencil

Get a Jamboree bag from The Artistic Stamper and adhere bits and pieces around the frame, the jamboree bags are full of hidden treasure

Using My Melt pot i mixed up some UTEE and poured it onto a heat proof craft mat and using a cog from the Tick Tock stamp set inked up with versa mark I stamped into the melted UTEE

then made a smaller one

I used the cooled down UTEE as a mild and using paper clay made some solid cogs

Trimmed down

I also cut out the middle of the large cog

Added the large cog over the top of the bits in the bottom left corner 

Added the smaller one on top

I had also used another stamp in the UTEE which was Smile from the journaling words 4 which unfortunately you can't really see in this photo but its in the top right hand corner.  Once all the elements were stuck down i covered everything in black gesso.

Then I mixed some blue and green mica powders with gel medium and then covered the whole thing using the coloured gel medium as a paint!

Once that had dried I then got out some sliver gilding wax and just rubbed on the raised surfaces just to give it all a highlight

Here it is all complete and standing upright with its stand attached.  Now you can see the Smile.  Everything used in this project is available in the shop and online.

Do let me know what you think either on here or on the Facebook page.
Take Care Debs