Thursday, 1 December 2016

December Challenge at The Artistic Stamper

Hi everyone

Its been a while! I just don't know where the time goes each month!  Its really cold here at the moment, being by the coast we don't tend to get as much frost as other places but boy was that frost thick this morning!!!  Its Christmas over at The Artistic Stamper and so I have used the new Christmas stamps from The Artistic Stamper


This is quite a quick and simple card, I used dark blue acrylic paint to paint a card i punched a piece of paper with a large circle punch and used that as a stencil and applied Picket Fence Distress Ink through the hole!

I then stamped the Santa stamp ensuring that he was onto of the white to create the illusion of him flying past the moon.  I stamped some snowflakes in Picket Fence and heat dried them to set.  I added the gorgeous new Merry Christmas stamp using Picket Fence Distress Ink and White embossing powder. I then went around the edge of the card with the picket fence pad being very random on how heavy i applied the ink and then added more embossing powder and heat set.

Keep warm and happy creating
Debs

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Autumn Challenge Card

Hi Everyone

This months challenge starts today over on The Artistic Stamper Blog and Facebook pages, and this month the challenge is Autumn!  I only have to look outside my windows to see the wonderful colours that autumn brings and used those colours.



Using Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Paint I stamped Lesley's Ivy stamp 


 I re-stamped the ivy onto a post it note and used this as a mask

Each time inking up the stamp with all four colours and occasionally just doing the odd image plain green.

I used to a water brush to pull the colour across - in other words no extra colour was used.  I then stamped autumn in the space colours with the Decay alphabet stamps and then cut them out.

I also stamped some extra leaves and cut them out and added one under each letter.  I added 3D pads to the letters to give it some depth.

Don't forget to add your challenge piece to the blog, you never know it could be you that wins the free stamps this month!

Thanks for stopping by Debs
xx 



Sunday, 9 October 2016

Artistic Stamper sneaky peak

Hi Everyone

Hope you have all had a lovely crafty weekend!

If you would like to see what this is
Check out the Artistic Stamper Blog tomorrow.  You never know there may be a giveaway as well!!

Just make sure that you leave a comment, we do read all of the comments and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.
Debs
xx

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Artistic Stamper Patterns project

Hi Everyone

Here is my latest project for the Artistic Stamper Design team, for this months challenge Patterns
I put some gesso on a tag and then scribbled down, some colour

 then added more colour through some stencils

 using all three colours

 then added another stencil using just one colour this time

 Then i added some white pen and some stamping

The finished article

thanks for checking by
Take care and happy crafting
Debs
xx

Sunday, 11 September 2016

A Bit of Sunday Fun in my Journal

Hi Everyone, 

Two posts in one weekend i hear you say, i know, but i finally have had time to just play.
This is not quite finished yet but thought you might like to see it anyway



I started with Buff from the new Seth Apter Fresco Finish Paints from PaperArtsy

Then i added midnight around the edges and blended some into the Buff

 Then added on mahogany and paprika and then added a bit more Buff with my finger
I added some stencilling with a ask and the buff paints and added some of the PaperArtsy Stamps By Seth Apter
 
I added some paper from my stash and stamped the image from a paperartsy set

Added some more paint with my finer and also added some clocks and the Time After Time phrase from one of the Seth Apter stamp sets
It needs a couple of finishing touches but as usual do let me know what you think

Debs
xx

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Monochrome Challenge For The Artistic Stamper

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having the lovely weather we are here on the East Kent coast

Here is  my latest project for The Artistic Stamper full step out are over on the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog here


Do let me know what you think to my all pink (bit too pink for me!!)

See you all soon, thanks for checking in.
Happy Crafting
Debs
xx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

A Card with Family Values.....

Hi All
Sorry its been awhile.  I am finding this working lark, crafting and blogging quite a challenge.  Unfortunately the work has been winning lately thus the lack of posts, well that combined with the fact that my husband has been out of work for the last three months.  As he is about to start his new job as a trainee teacher  I am hoping that i will get a bit more crafting done, and thus a bit more blogging.  Anyway enough of my ramblings here is the latest project for The Artistic Stamper this months challenge is Monochrome.




I started with a piece of black chalkboard card, which just happened to be the only piece of black card i could find! And Stamped the two small stamps from the Family Values A5 plate in white distress ink.  It was quite bright on the black so i took a baby wipe and wiped it off above is what was left behind (one of those happy accidents)

Then i took a selection of The Artistic Stamper Masks and added White Linen Dylusions paint with a sponge through the masks to build up a background and added a couple of pieces of washi tape.

I stamped the main image from the plate using Black Soot Distress Ink and embossed the image so that it gave it a nice clear image and mounted the stamped image onto a piece of black paper, and matt and layered a couple more layers and then placed it onto the background. Then mounted the background with the image onto a white card.  Simple but i thought it was quite effective.  Let me know what you think.  I do read all of your responses.  I shall look forward to seeing all of your entries onto the challenge blog and onto the Facebook page.

Thanks for checking by
Debs
xx