Monday, 24 July 2017

Love Inspiration...... Journal page by Debs

Hi Everyone, 

This piece started life as a mop up page

The original intension was to clean off some stencils that i seemed to have had loads of paste one and was planning on just wiping my stencils on the page  - My black journal was handy at the time.
The messy background was the first layer achieved by wiping the stencil/mask that had some left over paste on it directly onto the page.
 With the intention of just using the texture under paints or sprays.
   I seemed to use more paste than usual and as I started to use more stencils i seemed to have paste left over on the mask each time and just passed it back through the stencil onto the page.  The more i added bits the more i liked it and when it had all dried i added some white lines around the outside.

I was going to take this photo outside to ensure that the whiteness stood out, however we had quite a bit of rain here this afternoon and this evening, so it was taken indoors and the photo has taken on a sepia feel!
Masks used The Artistic Stamper Words mask 6x6
Modelling paste

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A summer wall hanger by Titbelsoeur

Take a LP record, blue and white acrylic paint, a small size gelli plate, some seashells... AND stamps from The Artistic Stamper, and let's go !
First apply paint on the gelli plate to ink the umbrella from  Seaside No. 1 A5and stamp it here and there on the record :

Then, apply white and blue again on the gelli pate and stamp Marbled Background #3 C128 © CaroLines on it, then stamp it on the paper, and apply the plate on another paper, to choose your background. When chosen, cut a circle in it and stamp seahorse and seashells on it, and then the sentiment from Grungy Greetings #2 A6). Then stick it on the circle.

And you may now decorate it with shells, cut corks, string, etc...

Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "Black & White" for 3 chances to win !

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Hearts Tag by Gemma

 Sharing a fun and messy tag today that I made with a piece of black card cut to shape, lots of black and white paint and a mixture of stamps and masks. 
There is still plenty of time to check out this month challenge here on the blog andFacebookbook for a chance to win.

 Step by Step

- Drag black and white acrylic paint over a sheet of cardstock using an old store card or palette knife. Make sure to overlap the black and white paint in areas to mix different shades of gray.
- Before it completely dries (here is the messy part) take some different stamps and/or masks and randomly stamp over the top. You want this to be fairly busy as it will be ripped into small sections.

- Cut a tag measuring 9 x 21 cm from black cardstock, also cut some of the painted cardstock down to the rough size and shape needed to fit the tag.
- Stamp two of Neil Walkers Mini Hearts and the word imagine from the framed words set onto white card and cut then out.

- Stamp onto the tag with white ink and a calligraphy mat, edge the tag with the same ink and scrape some black paint over the top through a mask for added interest.
- Rip around all the edges of the painted pieces of card and lay them onto of the tag. Change the sizes until you are pleased and add more black or white paint in places to make your layers stand out from each other. 
- Glue everything into place adding the hearts and text last.

Thanks for reading

Friday, 14 July 2017

Black and White Blooms by Angie

Today's page is in one of my altered books - these are one of my favourite things and there is a fab Altered Book Class at the Artistic Stamper once a month.

First I glued a couple of pages together for strength and painted the top of the pages black using acrylic paint.

Next I used white acrylic paint and the Artistic Stamper Swirl Mask to add the swirly pattern.

I punched holes all around the edge and then sewed around the edge using a blanket stitch.

I stamped some flowers onto spare book pages and glued them onto the background.

Last I did a little bit of doodling with a white acrylic pen.

Hope you like it!

Until next time,

Friday, 7 July 2017

Another mail art by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers !
Here is a new mail art, made with randomly chosen Artistic Stamper stamps !

A heart...

Daffodils © Lesley Matthewson
and a 3-image comics plate :

Stick all of these on a cardboard covered with papers, and here it is :

Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "Black & White" for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Winner of June's Creative Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge which was Winged things. We had some marvellous creations, and apologies if we didn't get round to commenting on all of them. 
The winner  ( chosen by is 
with this cute card

Congratulations , and please email me so you can choose your prize.
Don't forget this month's challenge is Black and White, and can be found here.
Have a very creative month


Saturday, 1 July 2017

July's Creative Team Challenge - Black and White

 A huge thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge. All of the creations were fabulous! This month's challenge is Black and White 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....

I have a card to share with you today for the Black and White challenge, I used black and white acrylic paint and different Artistic Stamper background and calligraphy stamps to create this card. I hope you feel inspired to join in with me and my teamies, I can not wait to see everyone's entries.


I have also made a card for the Black and White challenge. I have first painted the background cardboard with black gesso and stamped clocks on it with white ink.
The bulb and sentiment are stamped on watercolor paper, shadows added with Payne's grey watercolor.
Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? easy : just participate in our July challenge for 3 chances to win !

Artistic Stamper stamps I used :
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



Thursday, 29 June 2017

Note Books by Gemma

 Today I have a couple of notebooks to share with you all, I made the covers from chipboard, the pages inside are cut from kraft file sheets that have been glued together along the spine. 

I used sponges to apply Dylusion paints to an A3 sheet of pearlescent card. I applied two layers of these pants and let them dry, as I used Dylusions paints it dried very quickly.  

I then laid the Swirl mask over the top moving it around and sponging the same colours through it until I was happy. Once that layer was dry I laid the Petal mask over the top and sprayed white paint through it. 

I cut chipboard to size for the front, back and spine of the book, glueing them into place onto the A3 sheet of card, before cutting the card down and folding over the sides. At this time I also punched holes into the covers so I could attach some ribbon as a closure.

To finish the cover I added the ribbon and glued a piece of card to the inside of the cover, as well as stamping and glueing the words into place. Then I cut craft card down to the size needed for the pages and glued them all together along the spine before glueing them into the book

Thank you for reading

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A Girly Card - well sort of.. by Debs

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the sun as much as i am.

With the sun, comes nice and bright cheery colours and i really made the most of them on this card.

I used some watercolour paper as my substrate and added dark and light pink, and orange paints randomly over each other until i was happy, making a few circles of paint with my fingers as i went along.  I used Amsterdam paints but any acrylic will work.

Over the top of the main body of pain i stamped the mini hexagon and dots background stamps using both pink paints
and black ink.  I also popped some paint through a couple of stencils as well, and then did the same thing over a small tag.  Before i painted the tag i added some of the wonderful washi tape that is currently in stock. I also used an old credit card with the light pink to add some marks and also  using the calligraphy mat 11 stamped with the light pink paint.

I finished off the tag by adding Trish Latimers World Girl One and used the same colours to colour her in.

I shall look forward to seeing your creations after all there is still a week left so plenty of time, if you haven't entered already!
Happy crafting

Monday, 19 June 2017

Undergrowth mood by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy crafters !
Today I wanted to test dioramas. I have covered the one I made with a magazine picture of undergrowth to give a background to my Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur 
I have stamped the mushroom on a bristol page so that it is strong enough. And I have colored them with Promarkers for bright colors. Stuck them with adhesive foam pads to create depth.

 19 juin

And here they are in the undergrowth mood... I am considering to make others with different moods, I will let you know... stay tuned !

 cadre champignons

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Winged Heart by Gemma

 I have a small piece to share with you today, made on a  chipboard base. later I will use it as the front of a book.

I collected some bits and pieces from my stash that I felt went well together.

I coated everything with a layer of gesso and then I painted the wings, heart and board with different colours of Dylusions paint.

Once those layers were dry. I stamped onto the orange piece with the large dotty background stamp and Versa Mark ink. I then sprinkled black embossing powder over the top and melted it using a heat tool, I also heat embossed the word peace with the same black embossing powder. At the same time, I glued a small bit of dried wet wipe behind the heart.

Before glueing all the pieces together I painted the small bird, edged it with gold and stamped the word smile in the middle from Framed Words #1. I also stamped onto the wings with a calligraphy mat and paint. 

Thanks for Reading

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

I'm not weird by Angie

Hi everyone!
In keeping with this month' challenge, "Winged things", I decided to make a postcard.

I started by applying some Distress Oxides on a postcard sized piece of card, as well as adding more through Artistic Stamper Mini Masks.

I'm a big fan of digital downloads as well as anything weird and wonderful so I chose an image from my collection. I added some black shading around the image with a water soluble pencil and a water brush.

Next I stamped one of the Artistic Stamper butterflies onto a mop up page, cut out the wings and glued them behind the boy.

I did some gold embossing around the edge as well as a little bit of cobweb embossing, using the Artistic Stamper cobweb stamp.

I used a small piece of washi tape to ground the image and finished the card off by typing a quote, cutting it out and gluing it on.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Father's day card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy stampers !
A second card made with the same cardboard bit as here : i'm-gone-gardening-by-titbelsoeur, for father's day.
Just stamp a heart

a sentiment

A hugs pin 

and a vintage male-related stamp

Men’s Plate 001 # 035 A5
All of these stamps gathered on a gessoed cardboard piece, some book page crops, an altered domino... and here it is :

Would you like to win these fabulous stamps ? Easy : just participate in our monthly challenge "Winged things" for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
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