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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.


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


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


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.


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

Love & light.

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.


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


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.


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


The shop itself.  A treasure trove of crafting goodness.



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



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


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.


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………….


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!


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.


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.


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


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


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





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



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.




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.
  •  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