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Christmas Card Workshop at The Artistic Stamper

Published October 19, 2013 by isisimaginings

Hello, it’s been a while since I visited Jennie & Mal at The Artistic Stamper Shop & Studio in Faversham, so I decided that attending a Christmas card workshop by my friend Georgina Ford was the perfect excuse to pay a visit.

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We made four cards in three hours, using distress inks & an assortment of Artistic Stamper stamps.

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There was die cutting & masking, inking & embossing, stamping & stencilling.

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I think these two are my favourite. You’ll find all the stamps we used on this page & the stencil from the card below is HERE.

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Thanks to Georgina for the great workshop & to Jennie & Mal for their hospitality ( & for the coffee & delicious cakes too!)

Love & light.

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Happy Birthday to The Artistic Stamper

Published August 25, 2013 by isisimaginings

Morning all, happy Sunday.  Yesterday I went to Faversham to celebrate the first birthday of The Artistic Stamper’s bricks & mortar shop. And, despite the horrendous weather, lots of friendly crafters joined in the fun.

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I had to make a card for Jennie & Mal………….

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One of Neil Walker’s wonderful bird stamps, with an AS chevron stamp behind & the bunting from a Lynn Perella set for PaperArtsy.  Coloured with distress inks; Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed & Salty Ocean.

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The entrance way to the shop.  I loved these clocks.

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The shop itself.  A treasure trove of crafting goodness.

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Everywhere you looked there were gorgeous pieces of artwork on the walls.

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The doors of fame.  Spot any names you recognise??

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The artistic stamper herself, Jennie Boxall, in action, demonstrating distress stains & heat embossing on wood.  That’s Georgina Ford behind, demonstrating single layer cards with distress inks.

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Claudia Benson, who had us all completely fascinated by her felting skills.  Lots of people went home laden down by skeins of wool & felting needles!

The studio is a fantastic space where different workshops are held almost every weekend & during the week you are more than welcome to drop in with your journals, current projects to have a play & drink plenty of tea or coffee.  Apparently, there is often cake too………….

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My make & takes.

I hadn’t been to the Artistic Stamper shop for a while, so it was a thrill to see the transformation Jennie & Mal have wrought on the place.  They’ve worked extremely hard to make it a very enjoyable space & it is a credit to them.  So, if you’re a Kent based crafter & you fancy a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Huge thanks to Jennie & Mal for a lovely day & here’s to many more years of The Artistic Stamper.

Love & light.

Stamperama Sunday

Published August 11, 2013 by isisimaginings

Today was Stamperama day in Stevenage.  I love this craft show, it’s not too big, so there’s plenty of room to see everything.  And this time, I didn’t have to travel by train!  Georgina, who I know from the Lisa B Designs class drove there & she gave me a lift, it was wonderful.  Thank you Georgina!

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Here are my purchases.  Most of them are from PaperArtsy, (look at those paint colours!!), but I had to have the gorgeous bird stamps by Neil Walker for The Artistic Stamper & I’ve wanted a chevron stamp for an age & a half.  The metal flowers & the set of arch dies were an absolute bargain & could NOT be ignored.

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Here are the fabulous Leandra & Lin demoing their socks off on the PaperArtsy stand.  I could have stood watching them all day & pretty much did.

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Here’s Leandra working with fresco paints & grunge paste.

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Here she showed us how to build layers of fresco paints.  We all loved this fish.

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Here’s the fish & below the finished piece, which Leandra presented to Helen.  Jealous, moi??? Winking smile

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Here’s Lin.  She was demoing fresco paints  on her gorgeous range of stamps.  There were lots of “ooohs” as we watched her work.

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The pics below are not good, I was looking over people’s shoulders.  The piece in the middle is the finished one from Lin’s demo above & either side are more of her beautiful samples.

 

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I also spent time at The Artistic Stamper stand, where Jennie was showing us the new Dylusions Spray Ink Pad & mini Dylusions journal, by Dyan Reaveley.  Both of which, needless to say, are now on my wish list.  I was so engrossed watching Jennie, that I forgot to take any photos, which is a shame.

I had such a lovely time today.  It was great to spend time with fellow crafters & now I need to play with my new goodies………

Until next time,

Love & light.

Artistic Stamper Challenge…….Travel

Published March 4, 2012 by isisimaginings

 Good Sunday morning to you, thanks for stopping by.  I’m watching Barbara Grey of Clarity Stamps on Create & Craft at the moment – she is a genius with a brayer! – and thought I’d post the card I made for the Artistic Stamper challenge for March at the same time.  I cannot craft AND watch Barbara at the same time. 🙂

So, the theme for this week’s AS challenge is travel.  I have Jennie Artistic Stamper’s Inspiration Jars stamps, so I immediately thought of a ship in a bottle.  I don’t have any ship stamps, so I used the car from a TH set.
Ingredients:
  •  Stamps: Artistic Stamper Inspiration Jars. Tim Holtz Lost & Found, QVCUK set from 2010, Artemio postmark & Kanban gears stamps
  • Black & coffee Archival inks, Versamark
  • Distress inks – Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen
  • Distress embossing powder – Weathered Wood
  • Kraft Resist card
  • Kraft card
  • Blue ribbed card from Limetree Crafts
  • Idea-ology brads & clock hand

The Recipe:

  • Stamped the jars onto white card with Versamark, covered with Weathered Wood & heat set & cut them out.
  • Stamped the car onto white card with Gathered Twigs, put Versamark & clear EP on the windows & heat set, blended Weathered Wood & Antique Linen over the car, covered with clear EP, heat set & cut out.
  • Blended blue DIs over the patterned jar, & covered the ‘glass’ part both jars with clear EP & heat set.  Blended a little Gathered Twigs over the lids.
  • Blended Stormy Sky & Chipped Sapphire over the embossed clear jar, to get the colour into the gaps in the EP. Attached the car to the jar using copper brads – I bent the car slightly so that it wouldn’t be completely flat.
  • Stamped the gears onto white car with coffee Archival, stamping 2/3 times to get fainter images. Dried with heat tool & blended over DIs as above.  Also blended Chipped Sapphire around the edges of the Kraft Resist card.
  • Made the postage stamp by stamping onto white card with Chipped Sapphire & punching out a section.
  • Stamped the postmarks with black Archival & the birds with coffee.
  • Stamped the quote with coffee Archival, blended Antique Linen & gathered Twigs on top & added the clock hand with another brad.
  • Assembled the card, added string coloured with Gathered Twigs.

Thank you for looking.  I’m off to try to get another challenge completed today.  Until next time,

Love & light