Creative Squad

Warm Wishes – Tania Ahmed


Hello my friends! Welcome to December and a new post from my Creative Squad. Today we have another fab video to share with you from Tania Ahmed. She is again rocking the patterns with my Circle Drive and Clam Hex foam stamps. This month’s theme is: Warm Wishes – For many cultures around the world, December is a holiday season filled with celebrations and good cheer. The Creative Squad is taking this month to send Warm Wishes to all our readers!

When I chose my ArtFoamies, I like to think about how I can make two seemingly different patterns work together. It’s like a puzzle and my weird brain likes finding solutions and harmony in a seemingly chaotic pattern. I wasn’t sure when I first started stamping if the pattern would work but I was delighted to see that it resulted in an abstract flower like shape. I find repetitive stamping, creating patterns and doodling relaxing so I was smiling while I put this quick and easy layout together. I hope you try this with your stash of ArtFoamies, I adore my collection!

Step 1- Choose your ArtFoamies. This is the most difficult step!

Step 2- Apply Distress Oxide to Circle Drive ArtFoamie and stamp onto textured cardstock. I love the chalky finish of the Distress Oxides, and the ArtFoamies make it so easy to get an even impression.

Step 3- Use the star in the centre of Circle Drive to align and stamp with the Clam Hex ArtFoamie. This will create an almost abstract cherry blossom flower shape.

Step 4- Add lines and words with an ultra fine black Sharpie marker.

Thank you Tania – we just love learning new ways to combine stamp patterns! You can find all my Foam Stamps in my Online Shop. Here are some of the other supplies that Tania used:

Feel inspired? Working on something yourself that you’d like to share?  I love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next  “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.

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My Fire Burns Bright – Shilpa Nagaonkar


Hello my friends during this busy holiday season! Today we have a lovely art journal spread from Creative Squad member Shilpa Nagaonkar. This will be Shilpa’s final project with the squad and we thank her for her brilliant work and we wish her all the best in 2018 and beyond! Today, Shilpa is using my Circle Drive and Van Vorst ArtFoamies and my Santa Fe stencil, along with this month’s theme – My Fire Burns Bright – Creativity is a passion that can come from deep within the heart and soul of the maker. Sometimes this fire gets ignited by an event or an influential person in our lives, and other times it can be ignited by a love for a material or just simply the enjoyment that comes from making. What makes your creative fire burn bright?

Hello Everyone,  Hope you are enjoying the beautiful art by the Creative Squad this month, we are making with the theme – “My Fire burns Bright”.  My everyday life has great impact on my creative journey. … and that keeps my fire bright. I have a journal page to share with you today, in which I have created an abstract city scape as I was thinking about my previous home. .. so here we go…

Here was my process:

To start with I applied various layers of acrylic paints in greens and blues.. I have used Dylusion paints here.

I stamped beautiful texture using Nathallie’s Circle Drive stamp set and blue acrylic paint, randomly on the surface.

Further I created stencil texture with Nathallie’s Santa Fe stencil and paints.

For creating my imaginary buildings, I adhered dictionary papers on card stock and colored them in pink and red acrylic colors. I stamped the beautiful Van Vorst design on it using Black Archival ink. Next I cut them into building shapes and adhered them on the page.

I used a white Gelli roll pen to add more details, I also wrote create, inspire and love with black pens to finish my journal page.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thank you Shilpa – I just love this happy color combination and the mix of patterns! In addition to dictionary paper, Shilpa used the following supplies (some are affiliate links):

Play along with us too: I love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next  “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.


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  • Sue Clarke


    Thank you for the step by step tut Shilpa.
    Great and inspiring colors as well.


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