Thursday, 30 October 2014

When God makes a beautiful women... by mellpellmell (Maria Potapovich)

Hi)
It's mellpellmell (Maria Potapovich) here for you today.

Sometimes I want to do some little thing just to cheer up. To smile sometimes when you find this little thing somewhere among things.

This time I made a little book with aphorisms about us - about women. Indeed even though we are different, but all women are really women!!!






The end)))))

It was simple - I have just added a little white dots through a stencil, color pencils, few butterflies from hole punch and drew little doodles with gouache pens.

For this book I've used the Gibson Girls Plate stamps



Are you real woman? ;)  Or.. do you know one of them? )))))

Good day!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Gift Bag with Blossoms

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
Festive season is in full swing and we all need cute little gift bags to share love with family and friends. Being a crafter we like to create them with personal touch, don't we?
I would like to share with you today, a gift bag I created with a very pretty Artistic stamper blossoms stamp.



I've created this paper bag with 12"*12"  cardstock. It is very easy to make with Envelope punch board, you can find the you tube tutorial here.


On other watercolor paper I stamped Debbie cotton designed Blossoms stamp image with Ranger black Archival Ink. I colored the image with different Distress inks mixed with water. I fussy cut it and adhered it to the bag.


Hope you liked my project today.
Stamped images on gift bags is beautiful idea, do try it with wide range of Artistic stamper stamps!!
See you next month.

Supplies used:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Halloween Triptych Arch


Hi everyone I hope you are all well. I have a simple home made
 triptych arch Halloween project for you today. 

Home sweet Home stamps, Tim Holtz mini blueprints. White 
crackle embossing paste, blackVersa fine ink,
black clay, Paperartsy paint,
Black acrylic paint. 


I started by cutting out the three arches out of mount board. I then cut
 out three smaller arches.


I painted three tooth picks with black acrylic paint, these were then used to form 
the hinges for the triptych. Masking tape was used at the back to hold the 
tooth picks in place and I painted it black to blend in with the 
mount board. I covered the smaller arches with a mix 
of white and black embossing paste.


I covered the smaller arches with a mix of white and black embossing paste. 
Once dry I covered the arches with crackle paste and 
allowed to dry naturally.


I rolled out some black fimo clay and used the home sweet home stamps
 to stamp into the clay, I then baked the houses in the oven.


Once the crackle paste had dried I painted it with a mix of claret and spanish mulberry,
I highlighted the area's around the houses with pumpkin soup.


I stamped a web,  bat and spiders of tim's small blueprints plate in 
versa fine ink and clear embossed it. The houses were
 brushed with guilding wax.


I stuck it all together glued the bat  to the top of the middle arch and a 
spider to each side.


That's it for today I hope you enjoyed the post please
 feel free to leave a comment or two.
Cheers Dee x






















Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Upcycling...

Hello happy crafters ! this is Titbelsoeur showing you today an album made with upcycled stuff AND an Artistic Stamper stamp as a background on each and every page : Family Values from the Collage & Retro collection :


 Here are the pages :







I am sure you noticed on the last page that I also used the "Art" stamp, from Collage Art, and the rule from Ephemera 1, both in the same collection as Family values.

The covers are all made with upcycled things (buttons, chicken wire, fridge light bulb, coffee pad, zip, hand-made beads, etc etc...) :






I was happy to show you this album I am proud of !
I will demonstrate how to do it on November 11th
 in a workshop at my place near Versailles, France, 
and hope it will give you some inspiration to make one of your own !
Thank you for stopping by, I am looking forward to reading your comments.
See you,

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Autumn Leaves Card by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers! I was inspired by the beautiful colours of the Autumn trees to make this card.


Here's what I used...

Round Paint Brush (or waterbrush)
Cardstock for matting & layering - Green & Gold
7ins Square White Card 
Double sided tape

Here's what I did...

1.  I cut a piece of smoothy white card 5 1/2 ins square, used all three distress stains to ink the leaves, & stamped them on the card. I stamped the phrase, using potting soil archival ink

2. I dabbed some distress stains onto a craft mat, then used the round paint brush to pick it up & splatter.

3. Next, I sprinkled some gold embossing powder over the leaves & melted it with the heat gun.


4. I layered my artwork onto some green and gold card, then onto a white card blank to finish.

I hope this inspires you to make some Autumn cards.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xxx

Friday, 17 October 2014

The family is a little home.

I have a wonderful stamp with collage - it illustrated happy family and relevant inscriptions ...



Despite the fact that the stamp is good in itself, I wanted to make with it something interesting, but better - something a bit philosophical.

Therefore, this image appeared on the big house, made ​​of gypsum.
As well as butterflies began coexist with this family - as if hinting at ease and a wonderful family atmosphere.



To make the background a little more interesting, I added to it the structural paste, in which I've put the stamp "Stars", as well as a little spray of vintage colors.


And so a great decoration for the home is ready!


Due to the design features, it is not too heavy, but it looks very imposing)))))



And, sorry, one more photo)))))


I hope you liked the idea of ​​a large decoration for home)

See you)
And have a good day!

Maria Potapovich (mellpellmell)


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Memories - Journal Page

Hello Everyone, Happy Wednesday!!
Shilpa here,
Couple of days back I shared with you my new journal and how I created it's vintage cover. If you have not seen it, here is the link- Layered Journal cover

And today, I created my first journal page in it. This is inspirational project as we have 'Memories' theme for this month's challenge.


I have used 'Faces' stamps from Artistic Stamper. They have vintage look and perfect for memories journal page.

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I had fun playing with layers and texture. I started my first layer with book pages. And next layers were - washi tapes, design paper strips, canvas strips, lace. After this, I applied white crackle texture paste through Tim Holtz Star stencil.


I applied gesso at some places and when it dried I stamped with texture stamps and Ranger black Archival Ink. Next, I spritzed inks in various red, golden and brown colors, I dried them between each layer.


I created same texture on both sides of page.


Middle part of the page has various paper layers which I created with stamping, distressing, coloring. 

here are some of the close- ups......






Hope you liked my project, do let me know your views in comments.
Don't forget to join us for our monthly challenge to win beautiful Artistic stamper stamps.

Supplies used:
Artistic stamper stamps: FacesCalligraphy Mat 13,
Tim Holtz Layering stencil - stars
From my stash Washi tapes, gauze.