Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Big Red Flower

Hi Guys, JANE here again.  Well... I wonder how many of you had a nice Valentines Day!!!.. I got my usual bottle of champagne from my other half, I tell him not to get me flowers....I hate cut flowers, much prefer to see them growing in soil or a pot, anyway....I would much rather receive a bottle of bubbly, a bit of luxury now and then.....yummmm. 
We are still on with the "Roses are Red" challenge, so I was inspired to make this card using one of the huuuuuge flowers from the DOG ROSE A4 stencil. 


 I started by making a background using the GRID BACKGROUNDSEQUIN WASTE, and CALLIGRAPHY MAT 12 stamps, then spritzed with a few inks. I then  thickly applied some red paint through the large flower on one half of the A4 stencil, then heating it up with my heat gun til it bubbled to achieve some texture. The centre of the flower is done by using my newest addition to my craft stash... some pebeo vittrail and fantasy moon paints....oh my word...I'm in heaven playing with these beauts!!!. I then added a sentiment before matting and layering. 
There is still time to join in this fabulous challenge, so I look forward to seeing your own interpretations. 

Monday, 19 February 2018

Love card by Titbelsoeur

Hello there,
Today I am sharing a card with you. I have made the background with the new fabulous square stamp Neil Walker Heart Square & Border
coloured with watercolours here and there to have a blurry heart. On top of it, I have stamped the hearts from the border with blue ink. Then added a few drops of black and white acrylic paint.
I stamped the sentiment from Grungy Greetings #1 with 3 different inks and highlighted it with a white pen.
As a final touch, I have added the Mini Heart © Neil Walker stamped on another paper.




My picture is not very good, sorry about that but we have had such an ugly weather these last weeks that I could not take it with sun light...

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

February's Creative Challenge - "Roses are Red"( use the colour Red)


 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. 

Titbelsoeur



Friday, 16 February 2018

My Little Book of Love by Gemma

I have created a little accordion book to share with you all today. I love how cute and colourful it turned out with those little splashes of orange against the red, and it had so much space inside for little pictures and messages for the special person in my life. 





How to


1- Spread Distress Oxides on your craft mat and spray with water
2- Press a large sheet of cardstock into the ink puddles. Drying between layers keep going until the card is mostly covered and you are happy with the look.


3- Using the same colours stamp over the top with different stamps and stencils.


4- Add extra details by stamping over the top with black and white acrylic paints.


5- Cut the cardstock into strips and score them to create the valley and mountain folds, and glue them together.


6- Cut two pieces of kraft card for the front and back covers and ink the edges
7- Decorate the covers by cutting white card to fit the covers and inking them with Distress Oxides.


8- Stamp some hearts onto leftover bits from the large sheet of cardstock you created for the inside and cut them out
9- Stamp out some text on kraft card and then glue all the elements together, add some string for the closure.

Gemma



Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Roses are Red Stencil Folder by Lesley


Hello everyone, are you an avid on-line shopper like me? I really hate to waste the cardboard packaging and have decided I need to recycle more, no not in the recycle bin but try to re-use what I can. Why buy folders when you can alter one.



Artistic Stamper Stamps used:
Decay Journal Plate #1
Ivy by Lesley Matthewson
Mini Backgrounds #1 and #2
Calligraphic Mat #4

Other Materials Used:
Red and Gold Acrylic Paint
Recycled card envelope packaging
White Gesso
Black embossing ink
Gold embossing ink
Black and Gold embossing powders

Step 1
I have re-used an A4 sized cardboard envelope I received in the post to make the stencil folder. The envelope opening was on the longest side so I stuck down the envelope flap on the inside, and cut a notched section on the other side to make it easier to access and remove the stencils. 



Step 2
I gave the envelope a quick coat of gesso on both sides taking the gesso about 2" deep inside the opening as this will show . The gesso provides a good base for the acrylic paints, it doesn't have to be perfect as there are more layers to come.



Step 3

Using a roller to spread the paint  I covered the envelope on both sides with layers of gold and red, as you can see white space is still showing through, the more patchy the colours the better. If you haven't got a roller try scraping paint on using and old credit or gift card.




Step 4
Using the roller  I spread white gesso on a gelli plate (or craft mat) , I could then tap the ivy, text and Decay Journal stamps into the white paint and stamp randomly over the folder. It is very important to take time to wash your stamps immediately after use to remove the paint before it dries, otherwise they could get damaged. 




Step 5
I then stamped and embossed in gold and black to add contrast.



To finish off I added stick-on cardboard letters from my stash to the front.


Finally my stencil folder was complete and ready to be filled.


A fun and easy project that is great for decorating manila folders, box files,  recycled boxes, envelopes, packaging etc.  Why not co-ordinate all your office/craft folders. Go on give it a try, have fun!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Roses are Red with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here and welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. This weeks theme is "Roses are Red" as of course, Valentine's Day is around the corner.

Personally, I am not a lover of the commercial aspect of Valentine's Day. I prefer a nice card with some heartfelt handwritten words rather than a typical bunch of dwindling red roses. (I've never been a follower of tradition...) 

So, for this project I used the Neil Walker Heart stamp and the Mini Backgrounds #1 set 


Here is my creation...



I took a piece of card and coloured it with Distress Oxide Inks - Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral and Fired Brick then stamped the Heart stamp using Oxide Black Soot multiple times over the card. 

I then fussy cut all the hearts out and added some 3D foam just down the centre on the back of the hearts. 



I stamped the dots from the Mini Background #1 set on to white card and cut out two leaf shapes and a stem shape. I crumpled the leaf shapes to give them a more realistic look. 




I took a piece of 7" x 7" white card and inked the edges with Candied Apple Oxide ink. I adhered the stem and the leaves to the card. Then adhered the hearts on top of each other, layering them to give the look of petals.



For the sentiment, I used the Decay Alphabet - lower case stamp set and stamped 'For You' on a separate piece of card in Black Soot Oxide ink and inked the edges with Candied Apple and Fired Brick Oxide ink





Thanks for popping by, leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts.

Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx





Here are the stamps I used on my creation which are available from The Artistic Stamper website.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Red Hearts Tag by Titbelsoeur


Hello happy stampers !
To meet our challenge theme, and to use our new fabulous stamps Neil Walker Heart Square & Border
I have made this tag. The border is stamped with blue, yellow and red inks, then edges are distressed. And the Framed Words #1 are stamped and embossed.





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

February's Creative Challenge - "Roses are Red"( use the colour Red)


 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. 

Titbelsoeur

Sunday, 4 February 2018

The Year Of The Woman

Hi Guys!!, Well my card for today is so simple but....crikey!!!... whoever said that  clean and simple cards are hard to do...were spot on!!!.... a week of thinking....twenty minutes of doing!!!


I kinda like it, but had to do several attempts before I was happy, I kept on throwing more things on it but it took your eye away from the fabulous woman stamp...taken from the NUDES stamp set, this is a fabulous set of stamps and includes the words too. 
The Challenge for this month is "RED", interpreting  it any way you choose, to join in just download your works of art HERE.. I look forward to seeing your makes.