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

Monday, 13 November 2017

The darkest 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

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


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November's Creative Challenge - Use a Quote

 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....

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


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