Showing posts with label roses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label roses. Show all posts

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We have goodies...

at Stamperama tomorrow! Hels is there, I am there... and if you are coming along, you can get to make and take with us for free!! Hels will be showing you a new technique which is such fun, and so very very addictive! I promise you will have fun, and get to look at lots of goodies and stash! I love doing the shows, despite the inordinate hard work, getting ready, setting up, but it is always taken over by the fact that I get to meet you!  and Stamperama is a fun , easy going show, with great booths!
Please pop by and say hi to us.. always like to put a face to a blog commenter :))
P.S. this is what you might make :)) make it.. take it away with you... get hooked!! lol
My greatest thanks to Lynne for this amazing technique :)
Have a creatively good weekend

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Happy April!

Today is the 1st of April, (where does the time fly?) , and I was thinking that I could tell you all that I had won the lottery, was giving up stamping, and was going to live in a wonderful hot country where the suns shines all day long, and the beach is on my doorstep. But this post is after 1pm, and so misses the deadline of midday when all April Fool's should traditionally be done, so instead I will let you into some great news. Over on Gingersnaps, there is a new DT team, and I am so proud and honoured to be asked to be a contributing artist, along with other great paper artists. The theme this month is copper, ginger or rust, and I created a 3Dish type of piece using the new Maya Road Dress Form, and Ten Seconds studio metal and moulds.
I covered the dress form in Terra Sahara, and stamped into it with the lace stamp . You need to wet the stamp before using. Allow it to dry thoroughly. I then sprayed it with copper mica spray, and let it dry.
Making the metal roses was fiddly, and involved lots of glue, and rust alcohol ink. I made them using the 6 petal technique with copper metal and the Flower Power middle size stamp , and just loved how they turned out. The other flowers are made with the Ten Seconds Studio Kabuka Mould 10 and barn red metal which I ran through the big shot, and then made a sandwich of Humungo Tape and thick card. I cut them out and added rust and ginger and copper alcohol inks to them.

Thank you so much to Ali and Shar for inviting me to Gingersnaps...I am looking forward to making ART!
Don't forget to pop over and meet the new Design Team, and have a very Creative April 1st!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


 February is the month of romance, and who doesn't love being given roses, or chocolates or a big hug!  Over on Gingersnaps their first challenge of the month is Romance, and here at The Artistic Stamper we have produced some gorgeous stamps that fit perfectly with the theme. I have made a medium size tag. I distressed inked it in dried marigold and spiced marmalade, and added a heart with one of the new 20's girls. The ticket with the words "Roses are Red...stamp " is from Maya Road, and the little rose is made with paper stamped with the Heart Background using the same distress ink colours.
Take the plunge and enter the challenge, be romantic in your creation, and be in with a chance to win some of this month's stamps!
Happy Creating!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Surprises galore....

This Saturday sees the end of the Red Roses giveaway, a new blog challenge which some of you will love and some won't! I had great fun with it... horrid aren't I - No, I am not giving anything away at all...AND the best of all is a NEW set of stamps which we are launching this weekend!!!
Some of you have the first set already, and this weekend sees the official launch of them....
Here is a sneak preview of one of them...

Watch this space tomorrow for lots of fun and laughter, and put your name on the comments for the Red Roses giveaway as 2 lucky people will win !

Friday, June 27, 2008

Red Roses giveaway!

Yesterday was one of those days where the blood pressure rose higher than normal ( I don't suffer high blood pressure mind :)), and it started when DD called to ask if you need a passport to go to Southern Ireland. She then told me she couldn't find hers, and was leaving in 20 minutes!!! Being a student and like me her room was a mess! So while she frantically looked for it, I called the airline to check the flying requirements, and was put on hold!!!while calling her on her mobile, as she searched her room. Literally 2 minutes before the cab arrived she found it!!! Now if she had told me the night before she had lost it, then I could have raced up to her house ( an hour away) and helped her look for it, but 20 mins before she leaves- not a hope!
My blood pressure finally went down, and I spent the evening creating a gift for a lucky reader of my blog! I used a 4 x 4 box canvas and sprayed with gold webbing spray, and then stamped our Clarice Cliff Style rose images around the edges. Then using white utee I stamped the roses into stampbord and layered onto the canvas, and edged the stampbord with gold Krylon pen. Finally I printed the words onto sticky backed vellum, and put on the canvas. I think it is rather pretty. The brooch is a domino piece of stampbord uteed with white and the Clarice Cliff style roses stamped into it with coloured stazon, then edged with gold krylon pen.

To win this canvas and this too- to make it

all you have to do is post a comment . I shall draw the winner by "the random integrator" on Saturday July 12th.
There is also a runner up prize of this brooch I made too!

Anyone can enter from anywhere in the world , just leave a comment for me. Good Luck!