Sunday, 1 January 2012

Vintage for The Artistic Stamper

Last months challenge was a popular one :)
I am so sorry I did not get to comment on many but my computer has been up the Swanee!!!

So.....this month's challenge is "Vintage" over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team ;)
I made an ATC.
The design team were also asked to use Perfect Pearls Mists in our work as they are on special offer this month ;)

I sprayed my blank ATC with sour apple and a blank piece of card with mandarin Perfect Pearl mists and helped them to dry by using a heat tool.
The ATC blank then had Distress Ink scattered straw roughly sponged on and all the stamping was done in Archival directly on top.
Postcard in black, franked stamp in aquamarine (Ephemera 1 plate), crown in crimson (Crowning Glory) and swirl (Swirls, Splats and Dots A5) in coffee.
The butterfly (Insects and Butterflies 1) was stamped in coffee onto the mandarin coloured card twice and cut out.
I then stamped the butterfly directly on the ATC in black to get an image of  the feelers and then the two cut outs were glued on top.
The word fragments were computer generated and layered onto black card and the edges ages with brushed corduroy Distress Ink.

I love that the stamping....even though it was done on top of the mists.....still takes on the sheen and twinkle, but I find it almost impossible to show how gorgeous the effect is ;(
So if you would like to see what the effect is for real and fancy winning this ATC for your collection, please leave a comment and I will draw a name via Mr Random on January 8th.


You really must take a look at the "Vintage" creations the rest of the team have made and here are the DT member links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Vintage"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, scrapling ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until January 31st and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking...
and happy stamping.
xoxo Sioux
EDIT: The draw is closed to win the ATC.
Thanks to those who entered :)


  1. Hi Sioux, sorry not to have visited so often...will try and remedy that in the New Year...Love your ATC, thanks for the chance of winning it...Happy New Year. S xx

  2. Simply love this ATC - the butterfly is gorgeous. Happy New Year, my friend!

  3. Gorgeous piece Sioux, have you thought of joining Art and Souls 52 postcards for 2012 project? I think you might enjoy it :D

  4. Happy New Year! love the tag and good luck with the journal.

  5. Wonderful ATC!! Happy New year. :)

  6. fabulous!! I Love the crown detail! Hugs Juls

  7. Hi Sioux :)
    Just popped by to say Happy New Year me lovely... hope its a fabulous one for you.
    Chris xx

  8. Loving those mists right now! Your ATC is fab, beautiful colours & shimmer! xxx

  9. Glorious, it would be a real pleasure to receive!

  10. A wonderful project, looks great.


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