Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Birds and Bees month - with a twist...

Hello, Lisa here with another inspirational look at April's theme - Birds and Bees. 
But with a twist... I've used butterflies.

I used The Artistic Stamper A5 Insects and Butterflies stamp set, which has a gorgeous collection of winged creatures. 

My previous creations for this theme included bees and birds. So, this time I went with a more pretty version of a winged creature - butterflies. 

Of course, there is no limit to what winged creature you could have using this technique. 

Here is my creation...

I coloured a piece of white card with Distress Inks using Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio and Blueprint Sketch. I then sprayed the inked background with water and left to dry.

I used The Artistic Stamper 3 x 3 Harlequin Mask with the same colours of ink to add some depth.

I then stamped the butterflies and coloured them them with Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.

I stamped the word 'fly' using black ink then 
over-stamped with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink, and lightly brushed Blueprint Sketch ink over the top. 

To finish, I matted the background on to Kraft Card.

Thanks for popping by.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

The stamps and stencil I have used are available on The Artistic Stamper website

Insects and Butterflies 1 A5  (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)   The Artistic Stamper Mask Harlequin 3" X 3"      Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Free As A Bird

Hi Guys, JANE here again with my take on this months "Birds and Bees" challenge.

I started off with a nice easy background, using the SMALL DOTS mask... by spritzing it then turning it over onto my paper, the SEQUIN WASTE OPEN background stamp, and the A4 SWIRL MASK.
I then stamped the bird and the cage from the FREE AS A BIRD stamp set, added the voila!!!
I am loving seeing your entries for our challenge, and you still have time to enter to win a stamp set, hope to see you THERE. xx

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Tag customization by Titbelsoeur

Hello there,
A quick idea to customize small tags like those of the Flow calendar : stamp Gibson girls with a tone on tone ink, just a bit bolder, an opportunity to use these delightful stamps.
Here are some templates :

Here you will find the stamps I have used :  Gibson Girls

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our challenge 


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Monday, 16 April 2018

Owl Tag by Gemma

 I am in love again with all thing crafty and tag related, so I have one to share with you all today that fits in with our challenge theme of Birds and Bees. You can join in the challenge here on the blog or over on the facebook page. 

What I did 😀

I started by placing blobs of Slate, Caramel, and gesso onto my mat. I picked up the paint with a small card and scrapped it onto the tag. sometimes I only picked up one colour and other times all three. I kept layering until I was pleased with the result.

I then stamped over the top with one of my all-time favorite stamps Chicken Wire and Hazelnut coloured ink. When I stamped this I wanted it to be 'bitty' I like the areas of missing ink and different colour intensity. 

Then I spread a thin layer of Purple Rain over my mat and used that to stamp the smallest bee stamp from the set repeatedly over the tag. I stamped quite a lot of bees over the tag I wanted it to be busy but not uniform.

While that was drying I painted some chipboard from my stash scarlet and then stamped over the top with the Honeycomb background stamp and slate paint. I spread the slate onto my mat as I had done with the bees but this time after stamping in Slate I mixed the paint with small amounts of gesso and restamped, I did this a couple of times, before drying and gluing the chipboard to my tag.

To finish I just added some flowers, beads and the metal owl from my stash before gluing in place I stamped onto the flowers with the honeycomb stamp and more paint.

xx Gemma xx

Friday, 13 April 2018

Bee-utiful Day by Lesley Mackenzie

Hi All, For This months challenge of ''Birds and Bees'' I have created an Art Journal page.

 I have used Paper Artsy Acrylic Paints for the background and the following Artistic Stamper stamp sets :
Honeycomb Background and Free Bees -
Small But Beautiful Birds

Step 1:

Using a roller I applied paints to create the background. I then stamped on the green area using the Honeycomb Background stamp in green ink. I then stamped and embossed the birds in white in the sky. Using a white pencil I outlined a free hand flower.

 Step 2:
I filled in the flower with white gesso and when dry painted the flower detail. I applied the thickly to give he flower definition and texture , and blended the colours while they were still wet.
 Step 3:
I decided the background needed more white embossed birds. I also stamped and embossed in black 2 bees. I stamped and embossed  2 more bees onto white card and coloured them adding clear glitter to the wings. I cut them but only the bodies and wings then stuck them over the stamped images on the main page. I then created highlighted and doodled on the flower, gave dimension to the images by adding shadowing under the birds, bees and flower. Finally I added hand written text and a doodled border.

The stamps used this month are very versatile and if you would like to check out The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge on Facebook you will see I created a set of 6 ATCs using distress Oxides for the backgrounds.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Birdz with Lisa

Hi lovely stampers! Lisa here and a huge welcome to today's blog post for The Artistic Stamper

This month's theme is 'Birds and Bees'. 

The stamps I used from The Artistic Stamper were Neil Walker's A6 Birdz set and Mini Backgrounds #3.

Birdz Set A6  © Neil Walker (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)MIni Backgrounds # 3 size A6  ( cut and  mounted on cling cushioning )

And here is my creation...

I started with a white piece of card and added colour using Gelatos. Then stamped one of the mini background stamps from set #3 using black Ink. 

I stamped the birds on to white card with black ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Then fussy cut them out.

Thanks for popping by. If you would like to pop over to my blog for a toot, the link is here ---> Lisa's Blog
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

If you would like to join in with the challenge, 

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Bees by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
This is a canvas I have first covered with corrugated cardboard, gessoed and painted it. Then added a piece of an old pair of jeans, and a stamped page of a book.
On both sides, I have sticked pieces of a very special masking tape, that you won't find in any shop. Why ? because I have made it on my own, with 2 Artistic Stamper stamps that fit very well to it :

this one from Ephemera 1 A5

and that one from Labels A6

I also could have used stamps from The Open Road 1 A5  but I did not.

I first stamped the book page with the small bee from Honeycomb Background & Free Bees, using a lot of Versa and Izink inks, to have a multicolor background. I stamped the queen and hid her to protect when stamping the honeycomb. .

Here is the finished project :

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our challenge 


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating.