Saturday, 13 October 2018

Tando 3D Challenge for Craft Stamper magazine.

Hello lovely lot. As you may have heard, the Tando team were given a 3D Challenge to feature in Craft Stamper Magazine. 

We were all given the same 3D substrate, designed by Di to play with and decorate. Being a CS subscriber I have seen all the examples and they are all so different. There are so many things you can do with it. 

Here is my take on it...

So, the 3D substrate opens up as a gate fold with help from the fabulous and creative stretchy hinges to reveal two little storage spaces to put in whatever you wish...

With Tando greyboard you can throw anything at it you wish, and that is just what I did! It can take a huge amount of different mediums without falling apart like other products.
So, my first layer was a nice thick layer of DecoArt Crackle Paint and DecoArt Texture Sand which I added both the different mediums quite randomly on the outside of the substrate.

When the crackle paint and texture sand had dried I painted it with DecoArt Premium acrylic paint. And added a bit of dry brushing with DecoArt white Gesso. 

I added lots of stamping to the outside and inside using a selection of Carabelle Studio Stamps using StaZon Ink.

Then came the question, what to put inside.... I decided to turn my substrate in to a mini stationery kit, so I added some small pieces of paper and mini pencils. I thought this could be a cool little item to keep near the telephone, or next to the noticeboard when a quick list or message would need to made...

I took a piece of thin white ribbon and painted it with the different shades of blue DecoArt Premium Acrylics, then tied the ribbon at the front to close the gate fold front.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.
Toodles for now,
Lisa x

If you fancy taking a look at what the rest of the team did with for the 3D Challenge, checkout the November edition of Craft Stamper magazine, which is in shops now!!!

Monday, 1 October 2018


Hello, welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. This month is INKtober month!! Which is perfect for us stampers.

So here is my make...

I first stamped the butterflies from the Insects and Butterflies stamp set with brown distress ink then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I made the background by mixing a blue and green distress ink with water on to a craft mat, then swooped a piece of white card through the ink.

I then used The Artistic Stamper Random Dots 6 x 6 stencil with oxide ink and stamped over the top with the ring stamps from the A4 Swirls, Splats and Dots stamp set with oxide ink.

I then used the Decay Alphabet Lower Case set to stamp the sentiment onto another piece of card with the same ink, then matted and layered it.

Thanks for popping by,
toodles for now,
Lisa xx

Pop over to The Artistic Stamper website to see everything I have used.

Swirls, Splats and Dots A4 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)      Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)    Insects and Butterflies 1 A5  (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)    The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"