Tuesday, December 24, 2019

ACT Tag "Believe"

ATC? Tag? Yep. Turns out our Art Club is doing an ATC (Artist's Trading Card) swap at our annual Christmas party. This tag just fits the bill! 

So glad to be on the Gecko Galz team again. I just love working with Leanne's images.

Today's tag if part of the "24 Tags of Christmas" event. Be sure to check out all the tags create by our team. There will be a new one every day until Christmas!

This tag was created from a tag I recued from the trash. It's a FootJoy tag, and if you know anything about golf, you know the brand. My husband moved us to Florida to play golf all year. 
He plays golf. I play in my studio.

I removed the sting from the tag, and covered both sides with the papers. I sanded the edges and inked them I atteached some distressed reinforcements that I stamped and inked awhile ago.

The tiny images were cut out, inked and attached. I used a piece of tea dyed cheesecloth, as well as a few silver beads from an old necklace to adorn the tag. I inked the edges of the whole tag and finally added a piece of tea dyed and crinkled seam binding.

I used images from several sets by Gecko Galz on Etsy:


I hope you give these tags a try. They will be keepers when your friends receive them attached to a gift...it's like an extra keepsake. I know I will have a hard time parting with this one!


Just Believe!






Thursday, December 19, 2019

Seaside Holiday Tag

Hi and welcome to my studio! 
This is my inspiration piece for the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog...challenge #6, packaging or tags.
I used the Seaside Wreath set, along with a sentiment from Seaside Holiday...a set that I am giving away for FREE with the purchase of any Christmas set or Seaside Wreath.
The tiny shells and driftwood are from Fort Myers Beach. I love collecting tiny things. Actually anything tiny that is usually big is cute to me. Don't you think so?
I also added a piece of  tea stained cheesecloth for texture. The starfish on the wreath are coated with gold glitter. I distressed the edges of both pieces of the tag, and inked them with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. For the hole in the tag, I used a distressed and stamped hole reinforcement. I did a whole sheet of them at one time, to have them handy...and they were!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-404-anything-goes.html 12 25
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-528-any-winter-holiday-goes.html 12 24
http://modsquadchallenge.com/christmas-winter/ 12 24
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2019/12/anything-christmas.html 12 24
http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/december-challenge-12-anything-goes.html 1 1
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2019/12/week-51-anything-goes-crafting.html 12 21
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-109-anything-goes.html 12 30

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dreamy Christmas Tag

A Dreamy Tag for Christmas...who wouldn't love to have this attached to a feminine gift? At the craft sale every year where I live, people love to pick up Hostess gifts for the holidays. The prissier the better in most cases. I believe I will need to make some of these types for next year's sale.

This is one of the "24 Tags of Christmas" for Gecko Galz. I love being on the DT for this company!

I started out with a paper from the Scripted ATC Collection which I layered with an image from A Little Sketchy in Gimp. (You can see the face in the bottom corner near the bow.) I then layered that on a tag made from a paper from the Shabby Chic ATC Collection. The corners of the tag were punched with a fancy corner punch from my stash. I cut out the digital images, one from the Been Framed Craft Kit, and one from the Once Upon a Dream Collage Set.

I used some Rose Gold Glitter by Glitters Galore around the edges of the images and the sentiment, which is from the Charming Words Collage Set. After adding a copper eyelet and ribbon, I also added
an organdy ribbon bow, melted (one of my favorite techniques with ribbon), some paper flowers from my stash, inked, and some tea dyed lace and sequin trim. (I love picking up things like this trim at yard sales...50 cents!)
I will be entering this tag in the following challenges:
http://intaas.blogspot.com/2019/12/ch73-anything-but-card.html 1/6
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/12/c-119.html1/15
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-12-anything-goes-and-winners.html  M
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-12-anything-goes-mixed-media.html 12/23
https://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-105.html12/15
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/12/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html M
https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/2019/12/december-2019-challenge.html M
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/12/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html M
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-dt-open-challenge-december.html M
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-16-anything-goes-in-mainly.html M
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/12/morgans-artworld-challenge-12.html M
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/39-anything-goes.html 1/8/21

Enjoy your packaging and decorating...hope you are playing some Christmas tunes!




Monday, December 2, 2019

Spread Your Wings



 Hello! Welcome to my Studio!
I'm Beverly Cole

This upcycled box is for Gecko Galz , "In Dreams" Challenge, December 2019. I have the privilege of being on the 2020 design team!
I have used a Birchbox box and five corks to create it. I created a collage of images and sentiments from GeckoGalz, and some of the papers from TheArtsystamperShop. You can find both shops on Etsy.
You can see the papers inside the box. They are from the Marble Magic paper pack.
I cut the bottoms off the corks, using four for the legs and one for the knob.

The embellishment on the box is made with two butterflies from the Butterfly Dreams Mini Paper Pack. I coated them with Glossy Accents and let them dry. Then I froze them to crack them. They are sitting on a piece of tea dyed cheesecloth.



The other Gecko Galz digitals I used were:

Dream Land Digital Collage
Charming Words collage set
Dreams of Spring collage set

Be sure to join the fun by joining the challenges Gecko Galz offers in the Facebook Group Each one offers a different collage sheet as a prize.
Here they are!
There is also a challenge on the blog! This month's challenge is "In Dreams"

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




Warm Weather Christmas

Hi I'm Beverly Cole aka Artsystamper...Hello and welcome to my studio!
The first Monday of December brings another Artsystamper Digitals Challenge . The theme this time is
Winter Holidays
 Whatever you celebrate in Winter! I live in Florida. It's warm here at Christmas. Thus the dock and boat! I'm sure this is also the case in Australia, although I believe it's Summer there! It's still Christmas however...
As always, the winner of our challenge will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. My  selections offer stamps and sentiments, as well as pre-colored images and papers for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what I have in store for you?
For this challenge, we are collaborating with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog! To gain more opportunities to win, you can enter their challenge! Just follow their theme for Thing 1, and Thing 3, and our challenge theme (Thing 2) will give you an extra chance in their draw! i.e. A birthday card with patterned paper and a bow The above card is my inspiration piece for the challenge. I used four of my digital sets to create this card...

Seaside Holiday (a freebie thru Dec. 24 2019 with the purchase of any Christmas Set or Seaside Wreath Stamp and Paper Pack) 








Wintry Paper Pack (which goes great with Snow Birds Set.)


I printed all the elements of my card out on white cardstock. It's easy to size the papers to your card before printing, so you don't have any leftover paper. I do print them out a bit bigger than I think I will need, to give myself a little wiggle room. For the background I used the Distress Blue Sky paper from the Wintry Papers and the River Meadow paper from the Marble Magic papers. They were just perfect to set the scene. I fussy cut the boat and dock image, trimming off a slice of the dock so it would fit the papers underneath. I used some dimensionals to pop the image. The sentiment, which is from the Seaside Wreath stamp and paper set, was trimmed to a perfect square, and was mounted onto a square cardstock die cut created with the Fairmont Decorative Accent Nestabilities Set by Spellbinders. The sentiment is also popped up with dimensionals. I used some Crystal Ice Semi-transparent Glitter by Glitter Galore on the frame, lights and boat. The final touch was a baker's twine bow. All is layered on a white card base, to make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in card.
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team...so much talent! 
 I am entering my project in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by...please check out my shop on Etsy.

And don't forget to stop over at Double Trouble to enter there, too!
Hugs,



Monday, November 18, 2019

Give Thanks and a Free Stamp Set!

Hi It's Beverly aka Artsystamper
Welcome to my Studio!

*Thru December 24, purchase any Christmas Stamp set or the Seaside Wreath set TheArtsystamperShop, and receive Seaside Holiday FREE!
Seaside Holiday

Ah Summer. Remember the beautiful Morning Glory vines covering everything? I remember planting them the very first time. I had to soak the seeds overnight before planting...then every year they would multiply and pop up everywhere! Such a pretty blanket of color.

This is my inspiration piece over at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge. (not just for digital stamps!)I hope you will take a moment to check out all the amazing art created by the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team. They always blow me away with their talent.

As well as it's sister set, Morning Glory Digital Paper Pack
from the happy memories of my early gardening years.

Coloring this set, I wanted to make the images look vintage. I used blues from Prismacolor markers and Premier Pencils. I also used some Nuvo alcohol markers. The images come already colored by me, and you also receive colorable images. Lots of options!


I printed out some of the matching papers from the set and layered them with a piece of lace from my stash. A piece of Glossy Black Mirror Card by Tonic was used as a mat. I used marker to edge the oval image and the sentiment, which is also included in the set. I add Nuvo Vintage Drops in Bohemian Teal as an accent on the flowers.

You can find these digitals, as well as many more in my Etsy Shop. Once you create something with any of my digitals, you can join the Artsystamper Art FB Page, where everyone shares their Artsystamper art. I hope to see you there! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

 12/1

Now Go Have some Creative Digital FUN!




Monday, November 11, 2019

FREE STAMP SET!

BONUS stamp set! Order ANY Christmas stamp set from TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy and get Seaside Holiday set FREE! Offer good thru December 24, 2019.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Old Friends Are Best

Hi I'm Beverly Cole aka Artsystamper...Hello and welcome to my studio! The first Monday of November brings another Artsystamper Challenge . The theme this time is

M
onochromatic
As always, the winner will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. My selections offer stamps and sentiments, as well as pre-colored images and papers for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what I have in store for you?
Here is my inspiration piece for the challenge. I used two of my digital sets to create this card... Cruisin' Digital Stamp Set

I printed all the elements of my card out on white cardstock. It's easy to size the papers to your card before printing, so you don't have any leftover paper. I ran the diamond paper through my machine with an embossing folder, then sanded away some of the dots. I then used Black Soot Distress Ink to darken the paper a bit, so the car would stand out.
The gears are from a Bigz die by Tim Holtz. I used Ranger Alcohol ink to color the aluminum (from a soda can). A piece of gingham seam binding is attached over the bottom edge of the top layer, to ground the car. The sentiment is also from the set.
Some clear embossing powder creates a shine on the car, and some Black Nuvo Drops shine up the tires.
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team...so much talent! 
 I am entering my project in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by...please check out my shop on Etsy
Hugs,


Friday, November 1, 2019

Santa Says Hello!

I love retro...love it! So I designed this Sweet Santa Digital Stamp Set with retro accents. I also designed the Retro Fun Paper Pack, because of my love for retro. 

I will also use it the card in my next post.

This is one of my samples for the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog. Our challenge which starts Monday will be Monochromatic...so you can get a head start on that one!

I used two of my digital sets to create this card...

I printed out the black and white chevron paper at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and the red diamond paper at 3 3/4  by 5, merging it with the Sweet Santa face and retro stars. A second Santa was printed the same size by copying and printing the face. I also printed the Hello sentiment sizing it to create a small tag for the card.

All of the items were printed on 1 sheet of card stock. It's kind of like creating a card kit, as I can save it in Open Office, and print it again.

I attached some 1/4 inch Tearific Tape by Glitters Galore to the edges of the black chevron paper. The double sided tape is perfect for glitter, and I used Waterscape Glitter, burnishing it with my finger.

Sweet Santa's beard was coated with two way glue. When dry, I burnished white floss into it and the hat fur as well...so fluffy! 

A piece of cord, repurposed from a gift box, adds a fun retro curve, where a tiny tag is hanging. I added drops of Glossy Accents to the tag, which is popped up with dimentionals, along with Sweet Santa's face, which is layered over the preprinted face on the red diamond piece. I also added Glossy Accents to Santa's eyes and teeth.

Here are some links where you can find my digitals and creations, my challenge blog, as well as video tutorials...
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog (not just for digitals!)

Artsystamper (YouTube)