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 

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.


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

We Love to Create Sponsored by Polkadoodles

It's time for a new challenge to start over on the Love 2 Create blog. Pop over take a look and join in for the chance to win some Polkadoodles goodies.

I decorated this chipboard house with Polkaddodles stamps and Stamping Unicorn papers.

Step by Step

This is the undecorated house and the stamps and paper pack I used.

I used scraps of paper to make a template of the roof and then transferred that to patterned paper and cut it out. 

I painted the main section of the house with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I coated it with two layers is Glimmer Mist applying the spray with a paintbrush.

Once dry I glued the patterned paper to the house and then started laying down my stamps with black archival ink. As I knew I was painting the flowers I didn't worry about overlapping or masking while stamping. 

I then painted all the flowers with a selection of PaperArtsy paints and Tattered Angel paints and sprays. Once everything was dry I went over the stamping with a black pen. 

xx Gemma xx

Friday, 29 June 2018

The Artistic Stamper Blue Mini Book

Pop over to The Artistic Stampers blog, to see how I made this mini book

xx Gemma xx

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Hunkydory FTLOS Christmas Stamps

For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory has not long released there Christmas Stamps. Not my favorite type of crafting as evident in the number of people who receive a store bought card from me at that time of year, but I did enjoy crafting with these cute little stamp sets.

This one was a favorite of mine

Oh! and this one

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blue Card Over on The Artistic Stampers Blog

Today is my turn to share over on The Artistic Stampers blog, where I have posted this card and tag made using Jen's lovely stamps and Distress Inks.

Pop over and take a peak 

xx Gemma xx