Monday, July 6, 2020

Challenge #19 Red, White and Blue!


Hi! It's Beverly, aka Artsystamper.
It's time for the customer challenge at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog
The theme is 
Red, White and Blue
The talented design team has created some creative inspiration projects, so be sure to check them out.
Here is what I have created...


 You can find this set in my Etsy Shop. It's called Bunny Hugs. The images come in line images or hand colored by me, to make project making a breeze!



This card is created with The above set plus one more. You can simply print out what you need. I printed an extra bunny using blue lace from the Tea Room Paper Pack, also available in my Etsy.  
Tea Room Digital Paper Pack  12 Vintage Lacy JPEG Images for image 0
The full bunny I changed to red lace by fooling around with the color lever in Open Office. If you don't know what Open Office is, it's a free downloadable program, which acts much like Photoshop.

The bunny was paper pieced using the two bunnies. Before I pieced them onto the embossed background, I inked around the edges of the red piece using Barn Door Distress Oxide ink and the blue one with Faded Jeans. I then layered the card onto a blue patterned card from my stash.
  I added a bit of glitter marker to the black eyes and some of the outline, also a few dots on the sentiment, also included in the set.
 I finally added a piece of cotton lace from my stash.
I will enter these challenges with this card:


In order to have a chance to win this set or your choice of a digital set of your choice at TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy,enter this challenge! Join the Artsystamper Art Facebook group, and you will find yourself with free images from time to time, as well as videos and a place to add your projects.Why not join in the fun? 
Enjoy the journey my friend,

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge with Fred She Said!

Hi! Welcome to another card for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. This month our sponsor is 
Fred She Said. She is giving away a $10 voucher to the winner of this challenge.
I used her Hibiscus floral. First, I turned the image of the flower and a couple of the leaves from the set into overlays, by removing the background in Gimp. I have a
video that shows how to do that on my YouTube channel. After that, I layered the overlay onto one of my background papers from my Tea Room Paper Pack. By manipulating the leaves in Gimp, I was able to change the shape a bit, so they fit nicely around the blossom. I inked them with Distress Oxide Inks, around the edges especially. I also colored over the background paper with Prismacolor Premier Pencils, blending them with the Prismacolor Blending Pen.

The background paper is from my stash...pretty old. Guess you could call it vintage? The paradise die cut is from a Tim Holtz set. I used a couple of papers again from my stash, to layer the card. The print in the back is not part of the card, but the cover on my Surface...looks good though, right?

Finally, I added some glitter to the center of the card from Glitter Galore. The black Nuvo Drops finish the card.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Be sure to visit Crafts Galore Encore to enter this challenge, and to see the other amazing projects by our talented Design Team!

That's all for now...
Stay safe and well,

Through the Keyhole-Gecko Galz DT Project


Hello everyone! It's time for another Gecko Galz Monthly Challenge. The theme this July is
Welcome To Wonderland
I am using the new
Wonders of Wonderland Craft Kit image 1
Boy do you get your money's worth with this kit!
I chose a few images to use, It was hard to decide, since there are so many to choose from. 
Using one of the background papers from the kit, I digitally layered the keyhole scene onto it. I then printed out the other images on the same cardstock.

All of the pieces were then inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
After simply attaching them all with glue, I attached the piece to a cardstock base in red.
I added a key, which I attached so that it looked like a little castle. Isn't it darling?
Finally, a little black lace to finish off the 5 1/2 inch measurement of this standard A2 card.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:


Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Blog to see more inspiration for using this kit and more.
Freebies all the time! 

Enjoy your creative journey,

Monday, June 29, 2020

Summer Florals Collaboration Challenge with Arty Divas!

Hi Everyone!

This card is part of a special collaboration between Artsystamper Digitals and Arty Divas!

Artsystamper's Challenge is "Summer Florals" and Arty Divas is, "Anything Goes" with the option of Yellow.

I used one of my newest stamp sets to create this card: And as a BONUS.  I have added a YELLOW ROSE to the set! Through today, get 40% off my entire shop!
BONUS Yellow Rose Vintage Roses & Birds Digital Stamp Set. image 2
Vintage Roses & Birds Digital Stamp Set. For cards journals image 0
The background and the sentiment piece are created with the 
Tea Room Digital Paper Pack  12 Vintage Lacy JPEG Images for image 1

I mounted my image on a piece of silver metallic card stock.

I am adding this to the following challenges:

BONUS Yellow Rose Vintage Roses & Birds Digital Stamp Set. image 2

I am excited to  share this card with you all. I hope you will join in the fun and enter the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

"Hidden Art" Journal Page with Gecko Galz

I have been working on my "Hidden Art" Journal for awhile now. As I create art pieces, I take pictures of them and then create a page to hide them on. It's an interactive journal and a labor of love.


I just love this horse image from the Horsing Around Collage Set. Once I started layering it onto an old book page, I realized it would be a perfect hiding place for my pastel of Cheers, my friends horse.

That's when things became a LOT of FUN! The page came together in no time at all. It was built on a tea stained envelope. I just added a pocket I had already made from book pages, and added some pieces from my ephemera stash. I finally added the Gecko Galz horse as a flap to hide my pastel.
I will be entering this project in the following challenges:

Be sure to join our  Challenge where the Winner will get a 
$25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz Etsy shop.

You only need to use one product from Gecko Galz...a freebie or, you can buy great values at the Etsy shop. 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the monthly $1 deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team.
We also have a friendly Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize...come join in the fun!

Hugs,



Monday, June 15, 2020

Vacation! Challenge #18 with Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

Hi! It's Beverly, aka Artsystamper.
It's time for the customer challenge at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog
The theme is 
Vacation!
The talented design team has created some creative inspiration projects, so be sure to check them out.
Here is what I have created...
 You can find this set in my Etsy Shop. It's called, Sandpiper Set.


This card is created with only 1 digital set. You can simply print out as many as you need. I printed an extra sandpiper and used his wing. A inked around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink. It's attached with dimensionals.
I printed the background sandpipers, which come already colored in my set (same as the sandpiper...colored and uncolored), onto the background which also comes with the sandpiper as an additional image. Then I added the sentiment which also comes with the set. Some of the sandpipers  were flipped, and some erased...in Gimp. 

I layered the image onto a sand colored card stock which was embossed and inked with the walnut stain. But before I added the main image, I inked its edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide. 

The final step was to add some Elmer's Glue with a spatula and sprinkle crushed shells that I bagged up at the beach and brought home.
In order to have a chance to win this set or your choice of a digital set of your choice at 
enter this challenge! 
Join the Artsystamper Art Facebook group, and you will find yourself with free images from time to time, as well as videos and a place to add your projects.
Why not join in the fun? 

Enjoy the journey my friend,


aka Artsystamper


Monday, June 1, 2020

Crafts Galore Encore DT with Polkadoodles!

Hi Everyone! Hope you are enjoying all the extra creative time available...and that you are safe and secure...and smiling!
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This month our Crafts Galore Encore Challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles Ltd. They are awarding £6.75 digi stamps voucher (equivalent to 3 single digi stamps) to the random winner!

 We were able to choose from a few images, and I chose this one:

I colored with Prismacolor alcohol markers and pencils, adding dots of color and some grass and shadows to the image.
A piece of lace and an aluminum butterfly colored with alcohol ink and black spray paint was added, then a sentiment from my Hello Beautiful Digital Kit. The polka dot paper is from my stash.
 (It seemed fitting!)



Be sure to check out all the other inspiration art created by the amazing Design Team!
Have a creative month,