Monday, 4 November 2019

Mixed Up Magic

Mixed media...who doesn't love it!!. I love the style, I love watching people do it...actually  I spend more time watching other people doing it than I actually do it!!! So for this months The Artistic Stamper challenge "Mixed Up" says mixed products and techniques, which is what I have done for my sample. I have used stamps, spray inks, stencils, gilding flakes, actually I like the effect of the gilding flakes.  I first glued up a Tracy Scott stamp and stamped the texture paste, then added the flakes, gorgeous, and I think I will be doing that technique again. I have to confess that I was making this into a journal cover, but cut it upside down so the spine was on the wrong side, so just cut the spine off, I can always cut a new journal front and glue this on the right way.



Monday, 21 October 2019

The Sound Of Music



My favourite movie by far is The Sound Of Music!!. I have it on DVD, but I still have to watch it when it comes on TV, so as this months challenge is all about "music", then obviously I have to interpret a song from that film. Yes....I can hear you groaning, heck, she is using that stencil again!!!....but I just love it, so I'm not gonna apologise for it!!!. 
I have used the DOG ROSE stencil to interpret the edelweiss...yes, give me a bit of poetic licence!!!..but it also shows how versatile that stencil is!!. I have also used the SEQUIN WASTE OPEN stamp to add a bit of texture in the background by scraping a small amount of texture paste on my card and stamping the sequin waste stamp into it.

Music and Memory

So... this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper is all about music, and however you interpret that, you cannot deny that when you hear a certain song it always takes you back to a particular memory relating to the tune, my own song that evokes memories is the one by Aerosmith....I dont wanna miss a thing!!!. it was one of those "Our Song" kinda things!!. let me know which song or tune brings back the most memories for you.

My Thoughts



For Septembers Artistic Stamper "Black and White" challenge I have decided to make a little book of thoughts, inspirational quotes, positive affirmations...stuff like that. I made the spine myself as the eileen hull spines were not long enough, this is a 6x6 book. I rounded the corners of the spine with my newest purchase, the WRMK corner chomper...I love it, my little corner rounder punch just doesn't do the job on anything thick, but these are wonderful.

Happy Birthday To Me!!

This post is from The Artistic Stamper Blog, written on the 21st August
Well guys...it is my birthday tomorrow...not that I want any more, but it is better than the alternative!!..lol. so I am gonna have a lovely day, quaffing champagne, being taken out wined and dined in my favourite restaurant, doesn't get any better than that for me.
So I suppose my looming birthday inspired me to actually make a birthday card!!. Boy oh boy, this card must have been the most frustrating card I have ever made, no matter what I did, what I threw on it, the inks just kept sinking into the card...grrrrrrr, could I heck make it more vibrant. I gessoed the back hoping that it would make the inks stay on the surface...nooooo....I must have wasted more ink, but I kept on, even sprayed it with my hairspray to keep the inks on the surface, and finally after all my efforts I was rewarded with this grungy loveliness, ooohh I do love to just throw ink and paint about and see what I get.
Anyway, thought for today, don't give up, it will be ok in the end (and I am not just on about my card), and a Happy Birthday to me for tomorrow.

Beach Huts



Still catching up on my blog posts, this is from Augusts anything goes challenge. As it is my friends birthday next week, I have decided to make her a set of go to cards....a card stash..(and an excuse to unload some of my crafty makes)!!. I made the card stash folder using a weetabix box, and covered it with old map pages, the pockets inside are made with the same map pages, after all, the cards in this set have a beach/travel/journey kinda theme.
After a bit of stamping, stencilling, spritzing, I stamped the little BEACH HUTS on the bottom of the folder, and coloured them with promarkers.


Wish



For Augusts Artistic Stamper "anything goes" challenge. My most used stencil of all time has to be the DOG ROSE stencil by Lesley Matthewson,
it is a huge A4 size stencil and has two flowers on it, so each flower fills an A5 size card with no trouble. I am loving the red and teal colour combo here.

All Woman!!



Just catching up and putting my Artistic Stamper posts on my own blog. Julys challenge...."celebrating women". what a fabulous subject!!. however you interpret it, you cannot deny that the female of the species are pretty damn awesome....well... I know that I am!!! I am not claiming to be some kind of superwoman, but when I look back at what I have achieved, and pretty much on my own with not a lot of help from anybody else, (my hardest problem is asking for help!!).. I think I have done amazing...so there you are!!....I am going to celebrate the magic that is me, and all you fabulous females out there.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Curvey Girl

I know this technique has been done a million times before...first time for me tho!!! colourful background, a bit of stamping, mask off a silhouette, and paint everywhere else black, then stamped over the black with the same stamp as I used on the underneath background. the stamp is a new midi stamp designed by Tracy Scott for THE ARTISTIC STAMPER.


Friday, 21 June 2019

Near The Sea

I have made this card for The Artistic Stamper "Seaside " challenge. the background was an easy painty slap it on kinda technique, and then I just stamped the beach huts and coloured them with my promarkers.
Sometimes the easiest cards are just the cutest!!, I have made a bunch of these, all slightly different, but on a seaside/beach theme, and some lucky...or unlucky!!! suspect will get them for a present.


Tuesday, 4 June 2019

by the sea

Don't you just love it when your'e only cleaning your sponges on a scrap piece of paper and you get the effect that you were trying to do with the paint that is on the sponge originally...does this make sense?... anyway, basically, trying too hard to paint a beach/sea scene, but my scrap paper turned out much better, I just added some white with a round sponge for the cloud effect et voila!!.
I have made this card for The Artistic Stamper "at the seaside" challenge.


itsy bitsy teeny weeny!!


I'm sorry if you will be singing this tune in your head all day now...I know I still am!!!. I made this card for this months The Artistic Stamper "at the seaside" challenge, the stamp is a nude, I just added her itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini!!!....oh no!!!...not in my head all day again!! hee hee.