Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Small Art

Hi everyone I hope you are all having an amazing summer.
I have a piece for you today that uses the Neil Walker
  Birdz stamp, Fantasy 2 background & the new 
decay journaling stamps.
A few stencils
Firstly I used distress paints and a brayer to create the background 
card that would be the base of the 
bird and the matt card.
Next I inked or I should say painted up the Fantasy stamp
with fresco finish paint and stamped randomly over 
the background.
Next i used versa fine ink and gold embossing powder and stamped 
randomly with both the fantasy and decay stamp. I stamped the 
bird onto the painted background and embossed with clear, 
also the swirl from the decay stamp was embossed with gold.
I used some mop up card that was on my desk I think it was distress stains
that I had used. I used a dot stencil with grunge paste 
put through on the dots I put embossing powder 
on and heat set. Next I ripped two strips off and 
attached it on to a rectangle of grey board.
The base board had grunge paste through a stencil applied and dried.
next this was painted with
Fresco finish paints.
To finish it off I used some brass pieces from my stash and
mounted it all up.
I hope you enjoyed my post. 
Please feel free to let me know what you think.
  1. Artistic Stamper Neil Walker Fantasy 2 & Birdz stamps, The swirl of the decay journaling plate.
  2. Distress paints in Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Barn Door.
  3. Fresco Finish space cadet, Smurf and snowflake (also used to highlight the bird).
  4. Gold & Clear embossing powder,
  5. Grunge paste.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August's Creative Challenge- Anything Goes!

Welcome to the Creative Team blog for the month of August. As it is traditionally the time of holidays, and everyone gets a little busy doing other things, the theme this month is  ANYTHING GOES

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 an ATC made on Kraft card and with an Acetate cover laying over the top to create an almost 3D effect  the stamps used are Debbie Cottons Early Bird Resort and Simple Swirls.  See my blog for full details and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

 For this challenge I decided to make a hanging. I used Cogs from the Tick Tock stamp set, and the background stamps; Cogs ,Lace and Dots. I also added embellishments from the mixed bags found at the shop. I hope you feel inspired to join in and I look forward to seeing all your entries.


I've created Tea cup coasters for this Anything Goes challenge. I've used MDF base. Stamps are from The Artistic Stamper Botanical plate 1 and 2.
For more detailed information please hop over to my blog - Neon Diary.


For this challenge this piece developed itself as always wasn't sure where I was going with it.
I tore the edges of and really liked the impression of corroded metal.
Neil Walkers heart stamp to compliment it.
All coloured with metallic acrylic paints.

Why not join the team this month with our anything goes challenge.
If you are interested in how I made this Pop over to my 
blog to read the how to. 

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.
I will be back in a couple of days with the winner of last month's Challenge.
Have a very creative month

An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Small Journal by Gemma

Hi All

So the summer holiday is here and I like to have a little art journal, that I can just toss in my bag when I am out and about.

 I have some 12x12 grunge board that sits around waiting for projects like this as it can take a little rough treatment and that's what happens to anything sitting in the bottom of my bag.

I covered the board with Gesso and left it to completely dry, Then using a brayer I added Phthola Turquoise Acrylic and Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise, I love the fact that because its on the grunge board you get a bitty texture with lots of the Gesso showing through. Using the same colours I stamped over the top with the Grid and Dots background stamps.

On card I stamped the clock,key and dancer. The clock and key were stamped on card painted black and covered with gilding flakes. The dancer was just stamped in black ink. I used the words mask to add the word Art to the corner with texture paste.

Once they were dry I added the swirls using Phthola Turquoise. After deciding I did not like the word white, I painted it black and added a little gilding flake. I finished off by adding some circles using a white pen and a little doodling with a black pen. I then stitched in the pages and added a ribbon to close.

And of course I couldn't waste the left over paper so I made this note pad.

Here I have just added more words from the same mask with black paint, and stamped the Decay swirl,

Thank you for reading
Gemma (inkykitty)

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Tag on my Journal page by Shilpa

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
Hope you are liking our challenge theme this month- Tag. I've seen some fabulous entries already....
you still have time to join in the fun to win some exciting stamps from Artistic stamper.

I would like to share my second post for this month with tag.
I incorporated tags in my journal page.

I've used floral stamps from Botanical plate 1

To start with I adhered tag and textured papers, washi tapes, tissue papers on my page. I gave base coat of thin gesso. Next I applied acrylic paints and inks, spritzed water to allow them to spread. Dried them completely with Ranger Heat tool.

For texture, I used stencil and Prima modelling paste, at some places it took colors from background. To highlight them I used Inka Gold. I stamped texture with text and random dots.

I prepared two more tags which are stamped with Artistic Stamper flowers. I colored them with Big Brush pens.

Hope you enjoyed step out tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Products used from Artistic Stamper:

Friday, 24 July 2015

A Spoonful of Good Spirits

Hi Everyone,

Debs here with another Tag to hopefully inspire you to enter this months challenge.

I started off with a large #10 Kraft tag, a plastic spoon some netting, corrugated cardboard and some tape I used Tim Holtz but any washi tape is fine.  And positioned it all on the stage down one side and down to the bottom.

Then I gave it a coat of gesso, and then added Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest and Squeezed Orange Dylusions paint, blending the colours into one another, I made sure that the orange and green didn't touch so as not to make a muddy mess.

After this had dried i then knocked it back with white linen, and then sprayed with Dylusions Sprays in the same colours, this adds a bit more texture to colour.  

I stamped the Flower Fever stamp twice and the Into Each Day once onto tissue paper.  I cut out the flowers and used one of the big one and two each of the rest of the stamp expect the smallest blocked.   Stamped them all with the mini calligraphic mat 20.  Turned them over and painted them lightly with Lemon Zest.  I painted the spoon with gesso and then brushed pewter Distress Paint, when that was dry I put some silver gilding wax over the top to make it shiny!  Added some metal embellishments.

Once i had assembled it all together i added some Brushed Pewter Distress Crackle Glaze.  It does say not to heat it with a heat gun but if you do it bubbles and gives it a lovely effect!

Thanks for checking by and don't forget you still have a week to enter this months challenge.

Products used
Ranger #10 Kraft tag
Washi tape
Metal Embellishments
Dylusions Sprays
Dylusions Paints
Flower Fever
Mini Calligraphic mat 20
Into Each Day

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A Heart full Of Swirls By Dee

Hi everyone hope you are all well and enjoying your summer.
In keeping with our challenge this month I have a
Tag for you today.
I was having a play with the New Artistic Stamper stamps, I had stamped 
the decay swirl in blue and painted over with sage 
fresco finish paint. 
Next I stamped the swirl stamp in frayed burlap distress ink
and clear embossed.
I coloured a piece of card with delusion sprays and 
then applied Finnabair's 3D gel through the 
swirl mask.
It was swiped with silver gilding wax I ripped pieces
of and attached them onto the tag.
I cut the heart out of black foam board I clear embossed the
swirl stamp onto the foam board ad painted it in green.
next I swiped silver to make it stand out.
I wrapped metal wire around the heart and cut out some of the dylusion 
coloured card and attached that to the heart to break it up.
Next I wrapped ribbon around the tag and attached the
silver beads to the tag.
Well that's it for today I hope you have enjoyed this post
please let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x
Products used
  1. Artistic Stamper Stamps decay swirl background, open swirl stamp, swirl mask.
  2. Dylusion sprays in Chopped Pesto & Pomegranate Seed.
  3. 3D Matte Gel.
  4. Fresco Finish paint in Sage
  5. Distress ink frayed burlap
  6. clear embossing powder
  7. Silver gilding wax

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Another tag by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy taggers !
Another tag to help you participate in our July challenge !

 This one is made with masks, but not only ! I have also used some of the fabulous Artistic Stamper new stamps !
The words "create", "inspiration" and "art" come from the Words mask, and the stamps are Decay Alphabet lower case and Decay Swirl Background
The Create words were masked with gesso and I heated it so that it bubbles :

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated.
I hope that my tag did inspire you and that
you will participate in our July challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.