Welcome to the Creative Team blog. We have the pleasure of introducing a new member of The creative Team this month... Say hi To Gemma Hynes. Gemma is a papercrafter extraordinaire, and I know you will love her work. She has started her journey with us on this months' challenge which is Tags!
You can interpret this anyway you like :) as long as it has rubber stamping in it.
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 youinclude 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!
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.
I first adhered Ranger Sticky back canvas to my art journal cover. Next I applied Spun sugar and Victorian Velvet distress paints on the surface. I dried it completely with Heat Tool. For text in the background I used Artistic stamper Calligraphy Mat 13 and Tea Rose Archival Ink.
I created layers with Doily, Tag, lace, gauze and design paper.
At the right bottom corner I added ribbon bow and flowers.
I stamped this beautiful Blossoms large on watercolor paper with Coffee Archival ink and colored with Distress Paints and inks.
Hope you liked my today's Pink project!! Do let me know... :)
Hope you are all enjoying the sun. I thought I would show you a stamped and decorated Jam Jar for this post
I started by pouring some Fresco Finish paint into the jam jar, i used two colours (vanilla and tangerine) and swilled it around until the inside was completely covered. With the paint that was left over after tipping out the excess. I painted the lid and two journal pages - think I may have put a tad too much in!!
Once the jar was dry inside, I inked up The Artistic Stamper swirls stamp with Teal Stazon. I then rolled the jar across the stamp, rather than stamping onto the jar, this way it eliminated any slippage. Whilst Stazon does dry quickly I did leave it to dry properly, so that it wouldn't smudge. When it was dry I then took The Artistic Stamper daisy stencil and wrapped it around the jar, holding it as tightly as I could, I pushed grunge paste through and left it to dry. Whilst waiting for it to dry I stamped butterflies from the butterfly set that was recently released onto shrink plastic with teal Stazon. I stamped four different ones for the middle and then three all of the same for the lid, coloured them in, cut them out and then heated the shrink plastic with heat gun to shrink.
To get the butterflies to stick together on the lid once they were coloured and shrunk I re-heated the edges and once warmed up added glossy accents and held until they fused together. Whilst waiting for the butterflies to fuse I painted the grunge paste daisies orange around the jar and on the lid.
Close up of lid
Thanks for joining in the fun and don't forget there is still a few days left to show us your creations. We really would love to see them.
And hello you Happy Crafters ! Since Summer is still on its way, I have made my second project for June to help you participate in the June challenge if you miss inspiration... and at the same time make your postman's day ! Always have 2 or 3 blank envelopes on your craft table to wipe your leftover paint or ink on stencils or stamps. After using the Marbled 2 Background stamp with Broken China Distress ink, spray it up with water and wipe it on your envelope :
This will create a blurred wavy background. Let it dry. Then you can stamp the Cogs Background here and there on the edges to leave room for the name and address, with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire And stamp the wheel from the Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate with Cobalt Archival
Also you may stamp the tag from the Labels A6 plate just to help write name and address.