Sunday, 10 December 2017

Star of Wonder by Lisa

Hello folks, Lisa here and welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. 
I've been with the team now for a couple of weeks and I'm loving playing with the amazing stamps. The only problem I'm having is choosing which ones are my favourites!!!

The theme is, of course, Christmas. And it has been snowing in the North West today so beginning to feel very festive.

Here is my creation...




I used the new Artifacts stamps, Shooting Stars and Star of Wonder And a colour theme of kraft card and white. 

I wanted to make a tile and imprint the image of the stamp. I first gathered a collection of embossing enamel and embossing powders in white, green, clear, gold and some with lots of sparkles. It is Christmas after all....




I cut a piece of greyboard in to a square shape just bigger than the Star of Wonder stamp. I put some clear embossing ink on the greyboard and covered it with white sparkle embossing powder. Then heated it to melt it. While the powder was molten, I added more powder, and continued to do this with a selection of colours to build up the greyboard tile. 

When I was happy with the thickness of the tile, I put the Star of Wonder stamp on to an acrylic block and added some clear embossing ink. I melted the top of the tile then gently pressed the stamp in to the embossing powder.

I left the stamp on the tile for a good 30 seconds then when it had cooled slightly, peeled off the stamp. 




I then cut a piece of kraft card and stamped the Shooting Stars stamp with black ink. I stamped it on the left side and right side of the card. I then adhered the embossed tile in the centre of the card. 



I added the kraft card to mats and layers of white and kraft card. 

To finish I distressed around the edges of the card to add some texture.






Thanks for popping by the blog today. Leave a comment if you wish, 
either here or pop over to my blog.
I love to hear what you think.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 



Here are the stamps I used, which are available from The Artistic Stamper website


Artifacts - Shooting Stars   Artifacts - Star of Wonder

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas present by Titbelsoeur

Good morning friends,
What about home-made Christmas presents ?
Like altered books ?
They are easy to make and are usually very well appreciated.
First of all, grab an old book and roll 5 groups of pages.

Then, colour them with Distress ink on blending tools and foam
Make your Christmas Stamps choice, stamp some of them directly on the book, and others on separate book pages that you will cut out and stick to the book. Use a pretty ribbon to bend the book, and here it is :




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

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas

 for 3 chances to win !

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

Titbelsoeur

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Winner of November's Creative Challenge

Hello!
I am back this month with the winner of last month's challenge which was Take a Quote. We had some wonderful creations, and thank you to everyone who joined in.
I have chosen a winner by random, and please congratulate
ArtyJen with this lovely card . 
Please email me so I can arrrange your prize.
This month's challenge is Christmas, and you can find The Artistic Team's contributions here
We look forward to seeing your creations

Have a very Happy Holiday season
Jennie x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Happy Kissmas by Jane France

Hi there all you Artistic Stamper fans, this is Jane here with my very first design team post, I am thrilled to be here and looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations, as well as hopefully inspiring you with my makes.
For my first card I wanted to do a Christmas themed card with non traditional colours and to make use of a stamp that is not necessarily for Christmas. I have this Rodin's "The Kiss" statue on my fireplace...(obviously the small version!!) so when I saw that The Artistic Stamper had it in a stamp....I just fell in love with it, a versatile stamp that can be used for lots of occasions... ie... Valentines Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings,....and now...... Christmas!!.


I started by inking up an old book page, then stencilled blue ink through the SMALL DOTS 6x6 mask, then stamped and heat embossed the SNOWFLAKES, then on a separate piece of paper, stamped the THE KISS, cut it out, and along with the computer generated sentiment, added it to my card. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

December's Creative Challenge - Christmas

Hi
 A Big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. Amazing Creativity!
 This month's challenge is Christmas 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....and please give a big shout out to our two new team members, Lisa and Jane

Soooooo.....it's the Christmas countdown, so that means doing the two things that I love, making cards, and drinking!!... (sometimes doing both at the same time!!) !!
For my first team card I started with a piece of sheet music...We Three Kings Of Orient Are...which is apt because I have used three of the crowns from the Crowning Glory stamp set to depict the three wise men, I have also used the Swirl Mask and the sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings #2 set.
For more info on how I did this card, it would be great if you visited my blog.

My first project for The Artistic Stamper comes during my favourite season, Winter. And with Winter comes Christmas. 
For a more detailed look at my creation please pop over to my blog


 I created a mini Christmas card using Funky Fairy and Snow Strands, embossed in silver. I added lots of glitter to her dress!

I tend to go fairly nontraditional with my Christmas decorations so when I came across a polystyrene heart in my stash I knew I was looking at my new tree decoration. I decorated the heart with acrylic paint and background stamps from The Artistic Stamper. You can pop over to my blog for more information if you like and I hope me and my teammates have inspired you to join in this months challenge.

 
Here is another way to use the vintage vinyl notebook you already saw  
make it a Christmas present :
To make this notebook, you will use :
- 2 LPs
- 4 A4 pages you will fold in 4 and cut
- another page to stamp the image
-  Mini Christmas 2 stamp you will find on the Christmas Stamps page

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 and festive month

Jennie xx


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Rapunzel Journal page by Gemma

 A couple of days off December, which is a super busy month for me as I am sure it is for lots of you, I am so behind. I wanted to take some time to play in my art journal, so I have a page to share with you all today inspired by this window stamp from The Artistic Stamper that always reminds me of Rapunzel, so I added a quote from the story 'That beautiful bird is no longer sitting in her nest, nor is she singing anymore'


After laying Gesso down I sprayed some purple sprays I had left over from a different project, while they were wet I sponged areas for texture. Once that was dry I made some marks with a black paint pen.


Then I randomly stamped over the top with a calligraphy mat. On a separate sheet of card, I stamped the window and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.


I made a pencil mark so I knew where I wanted the window to be, and then masked round the section I wanted to use on Jennies flourish stencil.  Once I had the stencil in position I applied I mixture of green paint and texture paste.


While waiting for that to dry I stamped several flowers and a butterfly onto card. After colouring them in with pencils and distress ink I cut them out and glued them into place.



Thank you for popping by

Gemma


Friday, 24 November 2017

Thank you and Goodbye! By Debs

Hi everyone

As you will may now be aware I am stepping down form The Design Team and I would like to thank you all for your support over the last two and half years, for the lovely comments you have made and most of all for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work to you.  I would also like wish Lisa and Jane good luck and hope that they have as much fun on the team as i have had.

It has been a great privilege to have been part of The Artistic Stamper Design Team, and i can only apologise that i have not posted  as much as i should have done this year.  Life and work seem to have taken over.

I have been asked by Jennie to select my favourite projects of the last two and half years - this wasn't quite as hard as i thought.  I think my favourite has to be this one, a reverse canvas with lots of lovely textures from May 2016  I see it everyday as it sits on my craft room windowsill!


Next up is this small canvas from May 2015 and i believe this was my first project for the team, which is why it had "hello" stamped in the lightbulb!


This tag from June 2016, had all of my favourites on - bright colours, paste, stamping doodling and texture 


Another tag this time from earlier this year, i just loved all of the layers on this one, and i had great fun creating the spring for the stem of the flower, winding wire around a pencil


Thank you all again, you will never know how much your support has meant to me and in fact how much it helped me through a difficult period.

Take care and happy crafting

Debs
xx




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