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Something Old, Something New; a little necklace.

The Artistic Stamper’s new creative team blog has a monthly challenge and the challenge for August is to make a piece of art incorporating the theme ‘Something Old, Something New’.  For the Old part I have used an old necklace bought from an antique fair some time ago (bits have already been taken off and used on other projects – see Gothic arch) and for the New part I have used Tim Holtz fragments – charms.    The charms have a small stamped image glued to some background paper which a charm fragment was used to cover them.  This was then coloured using alcohol inks and tiny arrow and cogs glued to the front (also coloured with alcohol inks).  One of the stamps used was from The Artistic Stamper Men’s plate (selectively stamped ‘A minute saved is a minute gained’).

the old necklace


new necklace

Inks:  Memento black, alcohol inks: mushroom and brown
Card:  white paper, scrap of background card
Stamps: The Artistic Stamper Men’s plate, Crafty individuals time piece faces
Other:  Tim Holtz: fragments – charms, pin, cog, foliage and game spinner, watch pieces, cloisonné bead, Vintaj swirl

Posted in artistic stamper, jewellery, necklace, Tim Holtz

Out and about card


Happy Birthday Callum
17 today – Callum can now get out and about in his car and take some driving lessons.

Inks: black document ink, copics to colour
Card: white, blue, DCWV Pocket full of posies matstack
Stamps: Stampin up loads of love and accessories, Basic grey flourish corners, The artistic stamper the open road, Papertreyink out on a limb (original set) birthday wishes
Other: stampin up tag and scallop punch, stripy ribbon


Posted in artistic stamper, card, out and about, papertreyink, stampin up

I LOVE my jeans card


I made this card for Joannes Jean therapy challenge at CBC. The real denim is the background strip and the tiny bit on the tag.

Inks: Adirondack earthtones stonewashed and denim, distress ink weathered wood, colorbox fluid chalk ink tangerine
Card: white
Stamps: denim background (unknown), stitchels dashy dot flower, free tag stamp from craft stamper mag.
Other: red stickles, brad, computer generated greeting (smashedSF by fontographer)

Posted in artistic stamper, card, CBC challenge, craftsbycarolyn, denim, jean therapy, stitchels

Fishy anniversary

Happy anniversary Chris and Grace!

This card was made to go along with their gift from the Hebridean Smokehouse.

Inks: black document ink
Colours: blue and green watercolour paints, Antique rose glitz spritz, gelly glaze and stardust pens,
Stamp: The Artistic Stamper Seaside No. 1
Card: watercolour paper
Other: silver netting

Posted in anniversary card, artistic stamper, card, fish

Seaside wedding card


Our wedding card for Angharad and Hugh who were married today at Polhawn Fort.
I wanted to make it a sea side theme so used stamped images of shells and a few small real shells as embellishments.

Inks: Stazon Timber brown, Archival coffee, Versafine onyx black, marvy pens to colour and bleach to lift off colour, tiny bit of sparkle to parts of the plants
Card: White aperture card, white watercolour paper
Stamps: Stampin up curvy verse and pocket silhouettes, The Artistic stamper seaside No1
Other: thick string, shells, glossy accents, sand

Posted in artistic stamper, card, seaside, shells, stampin up, wedding

Feeding the birds

feed the birdsP1

Well the weather can’t make up it’s mind what it is doing…sun..rain..sleet…sun…wind…snow etc.
so I have been staying warm indoors with my scrapbook stuff spread all over the place for the last couple of days and here are my latest scrap pages. We put out birdseed and peanuts to attract the little birds to our garden but we often have other visitors to the bird feeders.

feed the birdsP2
Inks: brilliance black, Distress ink dried marigold, various copics to colour image and embellishments, glaze
Card: paper is cloud 9 design Sunrise buds, card from stampin up
Stamps: Sugar Nellie bird house, The Artistic stamper Stitchels dashy dot birds and leaves, Studio g bracket, free flower stamp from Craft stamper mag.
Other: letters and frames Cosmo cricket, grunge board arrow and plate, bird food, feathers, brads, primas

Posted in artistic stamper, feed the birds, scrapbook, scrapbook page, sugar nellie

Pocket full of posies challenge


It is my friend Pat’s birthday on Friday so I made her card to fit this CBCC080 challenge. The pocket is made from bright yellow vellum and you pull the flower up to reveal the message.

Inks: Versafine onyx black, Colorbox fluid chalk sunflower yellow
Stamps: Stampin up birthday wishes, Sugar Nellie flowers and kitty, The Artistic stamper Stitchels Daisy dot and Dashy dot
Colouring: Prisma pencils and whispers pens

Posted in artistic stamper, card, stampin up, stitchels, sugar nellie

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