Friday, 3 October 2014

Take It Make It challenge October: DT card

The October 'Take It Make It challenge' starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is the Multicoloured stamping technique. This is my DT card for the challenge. The stamp set I used for the card is Leaves from The Artistic Stamper.  Both the leaves and sentiment are part of the same stamp set.

To create this card I started by stamping the leaves. Instead of stamping various coloured ink pads onto the stamps, I stamped the ink pads onto a clear tile, as shown below. I used Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss Distress Ink pads. I used a dry paintbrush to lightly mix the joins between the colours.


I then stamped the rubber leaves stamps onto the inks, I tried to get a mix of colours on each stamp and then stamped onto smooth white card. I cut the leaves out. I stamped more than I used so I had a selection to choose from as every leaf looked different.


For the centre panel on the card I cut a strip of smooth white card. I stamped the sentiment from the Leaves stamp set with a VersaMark ink pad and then heat embossed it with Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I lightly distress the edges with Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap ink pads before stamping the leaves. I used the same tile technique but I used Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress ink pads for the leaves stamps.

I attached the leaf stamped background panel onto a Elegance 148x148mm card blank from Craftwork card. Lastly I added the leaves to the card. I attached some of the leaves directly onto the card and other with foam pads.


For more details about the challenge or to enter, visit the Craft Stamper blog.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Distressed tags

A new blog post on Lisa B Designs blog today by me featuring my Designs By Georgina, Lily Elements, Clematis Elements and Peony Elements stamps sets.

My stamps are also available to buy on Lisa B Designs website.  

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New workshop date

My next workshop at The Artistic Stamper, near Faversham in Kent is on Thursday 16th October. I am thrilled that we will be using my Designs by Georgina range of stamps to make a selection of tags using various techniques.

For more details or to book please call the shop on 01795 597757 or visit The Artistic Stamper website.

My range of stamps are also available to buy from The Artistic Stamper

Friday, 5 September 2014

Take It Make It Challenge: September - DT card

The September Challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Stamping on Tissue paper'.

This is my DT card for the challenge, below. The stamps I have used for my card are from a range I have designs myself called Designs by Georgina, and recently launched. I used two stamp sets, Clematis Elements and Peony Elements. These two stamp set and the other four from the range are available from my Designs by Georgina store on Etsy.

To make my card I first decorated the card base. I used a 148x148mm kraft card blank. I stamped the sentiment first with a Potted Soil Archival ink pad. I then stamped the large peony stamp onto the card with a Frayed Burlap Distress Ink pad. I cut a square from the centre of the card and added faux stitching with a Walnut Stain Distress pen. For the centre of the card I cut a square of light cream tissue paper. I stamped the mixed rectangle border onto the tissue with  a Potted Soil Archival ink pad. I then attached this inside the card blank.

I stamped a selection of peonies and clematis flowers onto green and pink shades of tissue paper. I am going to use the green petals as leaves.

I cut out the flowers and scrunched then up for extra dimension.

I then attached the flowers to the card blank. I used very small pieces of double sided tape to attach the flowers. I cut out petals from the green stamped flower and used then as leaves.

For more details about the challenge, other DT cards or to enter, pop over to the Craft Stamper blog.


Monday, 11 August 2014

Date for your diary

 It's The Artistic Stamper shop birthday on Saturday 23rd August. I will be there with a free Make 'n' Take. Why not pop along for a craft day out. More details on The Artistic Stamper website and the poster below. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Florence's Flowers

Today I have a decorated frame to share with you. I use two recently released stamps from The Artistic Stamper for my projects. The two flower pot stamp are designed by Debbie Cotton. They are Florence's Flowers large and Florence's Flowers small.

To make this project I started by painting a wooden frame with PaperArtsy Tinned Peas Fresco Finish paint. The frame I used was 15x15cm collage frame also available from The Artistic Stamper. Once dry I started added the stamped and coloured images.

I cut a square frame of white card to go around the edge of the frame. I stamped just the flowers onto the frame. I also stamped a large and two small flower pots. I used Distress Ink pads and Distress Pens to colour the flowers. To use the Ink pads I stamped the pad directly onto a tile. I added a little water so the ink could be used as a watercolour.

I stamped the flowers pot only onto dark grey textured card. For the smaller pots I didn't ink the text on the stamp so I just had the put outline. I cut out the pots and added them to the coloured flowers.

I cut a square of white card for the background. I coloured the card with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Ink pad. I added this to the frame and drew black faux stitching around the edge. I added the centre flower pot directly on the frame. The other two pots I added with foam pads. To finish I added Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers and a black pearl to the top right corner.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

I'm on the cover!

I am thrilled that my card is the main cover photo on this month's Craft Stamper magazine. I used PaperArtsy Hot Pick 1301 stamp set and a Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer.

More details about the September edition are on the Craft Stamper website