Friday, August 21, 2009

Creative Team call out!

Have you got a better way of saying I am looking for STAMPERS who like to make ART? If you think you have got what it makes to join us at THE ARTISTIC STAMPER and be on our CREATIVE TEAM, then email me a little bio, with a link to your ART.
In the meantime Lucy, one of our team, has started a blog here. Do go and say hello, she would love it!
I have just uploaded on the website some new stamps from Karantha these are fab , pods and flowers and seeds, very versatile, and a great price.


I have made a rainbow card from the seeds and flowers stamps. This is my entry for the Gingersnaps Rainbow Colour Challenge
I used inks that haven't seen the light of day for years and which worked perfectly- Colorbox. I brayered the background with Florist which is multicoloured, and then direct to the stampbord, I used Topaz, Sky Blue, and Old Rose. I had forgotten how wonderful these inks were, and I got an ENTIRE set years ago in 1992 when I co-wrote a book on rubber Stamping called Discover Rubber Stamping.
I put all the stampbord together and then stamped the flowers and Seeds with Archival black, dried off with a heat gun, and then spaced them out equally on the card. I did learn one thing while using these inks with Stampbord. Even though I heat dried them , and then stamped on top with Archival, I hadn't heat dried enough and I made a mistake, so I washed! the stampbord under water and the inks came off! Re-usable stampbord! I then more carefully heat dried them before stamping on top. I think if the piece was going to be handled, I would clear emboss or cover with Glossy Accents.

Hopefully it will fulfill the challenge :)
Happy Creating

11 comments:

joanne wardle said...

Great stamps love that first set with the dandelion clock. Your rainbow piece is perfect

Lottie said...

Fantastic - the pods are really original - never seen those before - and the flower seed heads are lovely -perfect for this time of year when all the flowers and weeds are going to seed

Hels said...

Lovin the new stamps...and the colours look fab...great rainbow piece hun x

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh those seed pods are gorgeous! I love, love, love them. Must have those :)

Shar said...

Very cool take on the challenge! Nicely done, Jennie!

Carolands said...

Very pretty card and lovely stamps, will have to put on my wish list. xx

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous! I love how vibrant the colors are, with the black flowers over top.

Debby said...

Wow just gorgeous!

Pinkllilac said...

What a simply stunning card, I love the stamps and your colouring is gorgeous.
Hugs Linda

Ann said...

Fabulous new stamps Jennie & I love your rainbow piece - gorgeous xxx

Laura said...

Love these stamboard pieces. The colours, the stamps. They work so well.