Friday, April 04, 2014

It's a card!!

I am renowned for never making cards! They just don't come into my remit for creating, but occasionally, I will create one. Often I will have an idea and the whole thing turns out completely different. On this occasion, I made one for the class I taught, and another one in the class, which I preferred!
 I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil for the background, Tim's Tattered Floral die, and one of The Artistic Stamper butterflies stamped onto craft plastic and attached to a curly wire to create it. Lots of Distress Paint, and a little Texture Paste mixed with Distress Paint,  through a stencil for the words.
This was the card I made and gave to my mum for Mothering Sunday! I think she liked it! Lol

Have a card making day!! I am off to make a wedding card!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Graphic 45 workshop at THe Artistic Stamper

On Saturday I taught a class that I did at CHA with Graphic 45. I love the engineering that goes into Graphic 45's workshops, and this one was no exception! Originally I did the class in the USA with the Couture Papers, but decided to teach this class with Botanical Tea, and extra papers from Secret Garden.

I loved that everyone's book was so different. I forgot to take pictures of my finished book from the outside, so must do that!! Here are Val's and Rosemary's so different books, and oh even better I love that I always learn something new at every class I teach!! This time, it was what happens when you heat different ribbons! check out the wrinkled effect on Val's book ribbon! Amazing!


If you fancy taking a class with me or anyone of our tutors, please check out our workshop page .
Have a very creative day

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Creative Team Monthly Challenge- Embossing & Texture

  Just a quickie blogpost to let you know that this month's challenge has started over on Them Creative Team's blog. This month we are inviting you to take part with some texture and embossing, and I would interpret that anyway you like! LOL It just must have some stamping in it .

Here is a sneaky peek of my piece, and why not hop over the blog and check out the girls gorgeous pieces :)

I look forward to seeing your entries.
Have a creative day

Sunday, March 16, 2014

****Creative Team Callout****

 The Artistic Stamper is looking for YOU!!!
We are looking for new Creative Team members 
 Have you got the stamping bug? Have you got creative tendencies that are not being fulfilled? Have you got time? We are looking for you to join us on our travels around the wonderful world of The Artistic Stamper! . You will have the opportunity to create gorgeous artwork and showcase it amongst our talented Creative Design Team.
We would like you to have your own blog, and have the time to create at least 2 pieces of artwork a month.

If you are that person, then contact us by email, and show us your ART!
The Creative Team call out ends on April 2nd, and we will contact you after that date.

 We are looking forward to finding you....

Friday, March 07, 2014

Upside down, backwards, or inside out

Hi! Welcome to one of my rare posts on this neglected blog of mine! What's the hardest thing you have to do creatively? One of mine is when facing a blank page with not an idea in my head, especially when journaling. I have just started a new journal given to me, and believe me, I have lots of blank books, I just seem to collect them! I started inside with this page and have started a couple more is going to be an alphabet journal ( inspired by Joanne Sharpe) .

 So I thought  , I am making time to create the  cover which was a blank canvas type. I started off with the new Crafters Workshop stencils and some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste. I carefully spread the paste which I had mixed with some mica powder paints that we used to sell, through the stencil , on both the front and the back cover. Loved it , beautiful , let it dry, and sprayed on top with Dylusions sprays and blotted off. Then I closed  the book and looked at it, as you do ....oops major #fail!! I had made the cover upside down and back to front! Not a happy bunny:(  So back to drawing board . I could use it backwards or re bind it..not really an option...(I am kind of has to be the right way kinda girl) or redo the cover . So back out with the stencils and the paste, and add more , this time the right round! One cover..with a little bit of a blip!

Question is? can you spot the
Have a creative day

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ranger Workshop and more classes...

I taught a class on Saturday which was very much inspired from a class I did at CHA in January with Tim Holtz. Because some of the products have not yet hit the shops, I improvised and used some Artistic Stamper stamps, and used products already available.
It was a fun class, and I love how everyone did their own thing!
Here are some pictures....

Can you guess the original creation from Tim's class, and my interpretation of it?

If you fancy a class which has been inspired by my CHA experience, I am teaching a lettering for your journal class this Saturday , very much influenced by Joanne Sharpe.

You can find all of our classes here

Have a creative day

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

It seems I only post on high days and holidays! So here for all you lovers and those who are loved is my Valentine card {made especially for the love of my life} for you to have as your own :)

Happy Valentine's Day