Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A sad goodbye and a warm hello....

Hi!
As some of you might have realised, we have some new members to our Creative Team.

A huge thank you to everyone who applied. It is much appreciated.  

We are very pleased to welcome Jane France and Lisa Winnard to the team! We are looking forward to your creativity with The Artistic Stamper rubberstamps ( no pressure then?!)

Sadly Debs has decided that due to pressure of work and other commitments that her term with the team will end in a few days.We wish you well, and you will be missed.

Don't forget to check out Lisa and Jane's creations next month.
Have a creative day
Jennie x

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Autumn card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
You have still one week left to participate in our monthly challenge "use a quote". To help you find inspiration, I have made a fall card.
I have first coloured the paper with Distress inks spritzed with water, then stamped the quote "seize the moment" from the Journaling Words 3 size A5 plate.I hid it with paper and stamped Leaves Background C89 ©CaroLines all around. And in the end, I stamped a mushroom from this plate : Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur



Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our challenge 

November's Creative Challenge - Use a Quote

 for 3 chances to win !

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

Titbelsoeur

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Pocket sketch book by Gemma

 We are a couple of weeks into this months challenge there has been some lovely entries so far and there is still plenty of time to join in both on the blog and the facebook page. 

For my post today I have created a little pocket sketchbook using mixed media paper just in case I don't want to stick to sketching alone.


The quote is one I love and use often, and even though my mind has totally blanked while I write this I want to say it was said by Picasso (please correct me if I am wrong) 


 After cutting some cereal box to the size I wanted, I wrapped it in brown paper and cut down some mixed media card for the pages. On a smaller piece of paper, I stamped the fantasy background stamp designed by Neil Walker. Once the ink had dried added distress ink and doodled over the top with a white pen.


After glueing the image to my cover I just needed to punch holes in the top of all the pages so I could put them together with a couple of rings. I chose to attach everything together this way instead of binding everything permanently so I can add more pages when I need to.


Thank you for reading
Gemma

Monday, 13 November 2017

The darkest nights...by Angie Coomber

For this month's post I looked back through my art journals for some inspiration and came across a Birgit Koopsen technique I learnt last year.

For this page I chose some acrylic paints (yellows, white and a tiny bit of red) and painted a page in my journal.



I used the Artistic Stamper Mini Masks and the same colours to add some stencilling.


Next I added some stamping (The Artistic Stamper Mini Backgrounds #2 Mini Backgrounds#3 and Star Plethora) (I like any excuse to use stars on my pages!)


I used blue paint to carefully paint around the stars, adding a little white paint towards the top of the page for a slightly lighter blue.


I used the background and star stamps to add some white embossing.


Lastly some doodling and of course the quote!
Hope you like it.

Angie x

Friday, 10 November 2017

Winner of October's Creative Challenge

Hi!
I am a little late with posting the winner of last month's challenge which was Steampunked. We had some inspiring projects posted, and thank you for taking the time to take part.
The winner is Mistletoe Home Decoration with this fab creation


Congratulations! Please email me so we can arrange you prize.
This month's challenge is Use a Quote and you can find all the information here
Have a creative day
Jennie x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Vinyl notebook by Titbelsoeur





Hello happy crafters !
This is a notebook I made with 2 LPs and a few paper sheets :


I cut out a circle and stamped the Inspiration word with 2 different Distress inks, and hid it to stamp the Gibson Girl with 2 other different inks. Do you like it ?
Here you will find the stamps :
Gibson GirlsJournaling Words 3 size A5 in Words and Sayings


Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our challenge 

November's Creative Challenge - Use a Quote

 for 3 chances to win !

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

Titbelsoeur

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November's Creative Challenge - Use a Quote

Hi
 A Big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. We loved all the creations.
 This month's challenge is Use a Quote 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
Here is an art journal page done on a book page, the Houses are stamped with Archival Ink - Wendy Vecchi using the "cache" technique, one over the others again and again, I have stamped the quote on to a blank paper to highlight it, I have inked the page with various Distress inks applied with ink blending tool and foam and I have painted the "homes" with  Distress inks used as watercolors

 

This was a fun messy project playing with Gellatos on a canvas board, once I had created the background I stamped the large lightbulb onto a piece of card and before glueing it to the board I filled it by stamping some butterflies. Once the lightbulb was glued in place and dry I added some silver to the top and edged everything in black pen. 



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


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Kiki Cards by Gemma


I love a messy grungy card and I have one to share with you all today.


I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the front of my card blank and sprayed the cardstock with Chopped Pesto, Ground Coffee and Lemon Zest, I sprayed water over the top and allowed them to blend together. While the inks were still wet I pushed a dot stamp and mask into the ink for extra interest.


I stamped Kiki onto a piece of card that I sprayed with Lemon zest and a little Pesto that was left on my mat. I layered this up on the background with paper scraps and washi tape. To finish my card I stamped the sentiment 'best wishes' in one corner and then doodled over Kiki and the other corners with a black pen.

Thanks for reading
Gemma xx


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Tick Tock journal page from Debs Smith

Hi everyone

Here is my latest project for the Steampunk challenge
I did my usual trick of getting carried away with playing and forgetting to take photos.

The background was achieved using Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain. Blending all three colours and then spritzing with water.  I then started to add stamping and stencilling using the same three colours, ensuring that they were heat set before moving onto the next bit. 
I used the following stamp sets

Thanks for stopping by

Happy crafting
Debs

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