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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Journal page for The Artistic Stamper


It's my turn to post on The Artistic Stamper Design Team, the challenge theme this month is Anything goes and there is still plenty of time to enter.

Pop over here to see my journal page


xx Gemma xx

Sunday, 5 August 2018

We Love to Create with Polkadoodles

I have a door hanger I decorated for this months challenge on the We Love 2 Create Blog. I used Polkadoodles stamps and acrylic paint on a chipboard blank.


Steps


1) Scrape blue and white acrylic paint over the door hanger using a card.
2) Using the side of the card as a stamp apply white paint over the top.
3) Stamp hearts randomly over the top in a darker shade of blue paint and over the top with a black archival ink.


4) Stamp a small detail stamp over the top with Distress Ink.
5) Stamp the dragonfly stamp over the top and paint them orange as it gives a pop of contrasting colour. 
6) Finish off with some text.

xx Gemma xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Artistic Stamper Anything Goes Challenge

This months challenge oven on The Artistic Stampers blog is Anything Goes. I have a decorated canvas board with hearts to share with you all. Please pop over to The Artistic Stampers blog to see what my teammates have created and join in the challenge.
See below for my step by step photos and process.





STEPS


Using tester pots from the DIY store and a large brush I applied paint across the canvas blending the colours into each other. As this paint is meant for walls it is fast drying and very thick so it will only move so far and you have to continually add to it to get a smooth effect.


Using the same colour paints I applied thin (ish) layers of paint to my glass mat and pressed the stamps into the paint and then stamped directly onto the canvas.


When stamping I build up the layers by overlapping the stamped images.


and the colours


Then I started to add more interest by using colours that gave me more contrast. 


I painted separate sheets of card red, pink and yellow and die several different sized hearts from each, I stamped a script over the top of them all.


Then I stitched them all together with black thread before gluing them all to the canvas board. To finish I added text with a black calligraphy pen.

Thank you for reading

xx Gemma xx

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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Star Card for The Artistic Stamper

It's my turn to post over on The Artistic Stamper Blog, please pop over and take a look for more details. 

You can also find me on Instagram Here


xx Gemma xx

Monday, 16 July 2018

Love Hearts over on The Artistic Stamper Blog


It's my turn to post over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, pop over and take a look at this fun messy card I created. There is still plenty of time to join in this months challenge, I am loving the entries so far. 

You can also find me on Instagram here for pictures of all my makes. 


xx Gemma xx

Friday, 6 July 2018

Hunkydory and New PRISM Ink Pads

I am loving the new inks and pigment powders from Hunkydory, they are just fab. The small Ink pads are full of juicy ink and the colour selection and pigmentation are lush. 

Below are a few cards I made on receiving the Ink pads, trying out different techniques.


1)  Blending two Inks


2) Single colour 2nd and 3rd generation stamping


3) Shadow stamping with two ink colours, Stamp the first image line up the second and then give it a little twist to the right.


4) Stamping and embossing. Colouring in the images with the new fab pigment powders.


5) Three ink colour blend and edging.


6) Painting with Inks


7) Two or more inks applied directly to the stamp.


8) Watercolour effect background using inks and pigment powders.

Thanks for stopping by 
Gemma

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Distress Challenge on The Artistic Stamper blog.


A new challenge is starting over on The Artistic Stamper blog. This month theme is Distress and all entries must have stamping on the project somewhere. Pop over and take a look at my teammate's inspirational projects and join in the challenge for your chance to win a prize.

I created a tag for this month challenge using Distress Inks and Oxides along with different stamps.



Steps


1) I blended Distress Ink and Oxides over a tag, edged it with a brown ink and stamped over the top with a script stamp.


2) Over the top, I layered up some ripped pieces of card and stamped over all the layered with black archival ink and a butterfly stamp.


3) I scrunched up the first layer and after covering with ink I highlighted the creases and ripped edges with more ink.


4) On the top layer, I tried to keep the colours brighter and just roughened the edges with my scissors before gluing all the layers together I added some washi tape and tissue paper, so there were some different textures on the tag.

xx Gemma xx