April 24, 2015

Open! Open! Open!

Here we are with another Friday and my turn to share with you! Hope you have some wonderful plans for the weekend. This is the card I shared earlier in the week for the AO blog hop!
The Baker and Windows and Doors were the stamps I used and were all inked with Black Archival. I then inked the backgrounds with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and colored in various areas using Stampin Up markers. I did use a black marker on all edges.
The background panel was inked using Fired Brick and a little Vintage Photo and the Brick Texture Fade embossing folder with Black Archival ink applied directly to the grout area on the folder and now we are open for business!

Thank you for stopping by today! There is still a little time left to join in the April "Show Us Your AO Art" and there is a prize, so come on and get those AO stamps nice and inky!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

April 23, 2015

Friendships


Today I am showcasing the fabulous Think and Wonder stamp set, placing the children against an inky background.
I began by applying Drawing Gum to the background and allowing to dry. Once completely dry I applied Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and mopped up the beads of ink.
I also included a touch of stencilling to the background using Salty Ocean Ink to give a further layer of interest.
A pop of red paint has been added here and there along with the sentiment 'Friendship' from the Skating Emporium Stamp Set.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x


April 22, 2015

Artistic Outpost April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team monthly Blog Hop! This month, the designers are sharing projects using Artistic Outpost stamps found in the This and That stamp category on our website, we hope you'll hop along with us! 

Please click on the designers name under their projects to be taken to their blog posts for more information on their projects.








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We would LOVE to see what you have been creating with Artistic Outpost stamps! Click here for more information on how to enter our Show us your AO Art April Challenge for your chance to win an Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate! 

Upcoming Shows:
Please note that Artistic Outpost can be found in Our Daily Bread Designs Booth
  • April 25-26, 2015, we will be in Akron, OH at the Adventures in Stamping Show, click here for more details.
  • May 7-9, 2015, we will be in Novi, MI at the Great Lakes Mega Meet, click here for more details.
  • May 30-31, 2015, we will be in Syracuse NY at The Syracuse, NY Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway, click here for more details.


Thanks for visiting!


April 18, 2015

Summer Days Tag


Hello. Kate here, sharing a tag. My background is a piece of scrap paper that has been washed with gesso. I dripped acrylic paint down the tag and stamped a background stamp from the Ephemera Backgrounds set and the Generation Redux set. The main image from the Paper Boy stamp set has been colored with markers. Thank you for joining us this Saturday.

Designer - Kate Yetter

April 17, 2015

Spring Is Here!

Happy Friday to you and today I am sharing a tag hopefully welcoming Spring all over! I am amazed at some of the crazy weather so many regions have been experiencing and it is time to bring on the warmer days!
The Flower Market and Birds Of A Feather are the stamps I used for this tag and all images were stamped using Black Archival. The tag background was inked through a Lattice stencil using Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade and then shaded with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. Next was to randomly stamp some Butterflies and Dragonflies.
This sweet little girl was watercolored using the same ink colors as the tag background. For her skin, I used Spun Sugar. The frame was cut from ODBD Vintage Labels! We a midway through April's "Show Us Your AO Art" challenge which means you still have plenty of time to join us in some AO inky fun and a chance to win a store gift certificate!

Thank you for visiting today and have a lovely weekend!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

April 16, 2015

A Touch of vintage for Artistic Outpost

Today I am showcasing the fabulous Hats Background and Hat's Off stamp sets from Artistic Outpost.

I was aiming for a vintage feel with a spotlight for added interest.


The background of the card has been coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and flicked with water and then a touch of stencilling added using the Harlequin Layering Stencil.


I have also added a lens with stamped image and remnant rubs for further interest. The background has been stamped with the Hats background stamp, set against an inked background flicked with water.

A spotlight has been added to the background for added interest and dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x


April 12, 2015

Hello Spring

Hi There! It's me Shari--Thanks for joining me here at Artistic Outpost today!  I'm trying to make up for not having a bright and colorful Spring/Easter themed creation for you last weekend, with the card I have for you today--


I'm using one of my favorite Artistic Outpost images as my focal point--This darling girl from the Kudzu Kafe stamp set, along with images from Generation Redux, Secretary Pool, Serenity and The Outpost stamp sets.  It sounds like a lot, but there are stamps in each set that I really enjoying using :)


Using a piece of mixed-media paper, I gave it the wrinkle free technique with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain and Mustard Seed Distress Spray Stain and heat set.  I then used stamps from Generation Redux to build the mottled background, with coordinating colors of Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade.  I splattered Picket Fence Distress Paint over the surface with a round paint brush and stamped the Kudzu Kafe girl right in the middle as my reference.  She'll get layered over later. 


I added a monoprint of my Latticework stencil with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, a few random pieces of tissue tape and the words 'Spring' that I created using the alphabet block from the Secretary Pool set.  I stamped it onto white card stock several times in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and fussy cut the letters I needed to spell out "Spring". 


Kudzu Kafe Girl received a pair of Butterfly Duo wings that I had stamped with the script image from The Outpost set and she was stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush. 


I finished the panel with stamping the 'hello' from the Serenity set a few times next to the fussy cut letters.  I outlined the block letters with my Walnut Stain DM and smudged with a dampened finger, then outlined again with a white gel pen.  I added the enamel dots and outlined with gel pen and attached the panel to an orange card base. 

I do hope you've enjoyed my brighter Spring themed offering for Artistic Outpost today!  Thank you again for joining me today! 


Designer: Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

April 11, 2015

Skating Emporium Tag Pouch



Hello! Kate here, sharing a tag pouch I made using the new Skating Emporium stamp set. I sent my paper through the embosser before folding it in half. I then glued it with the opening up to create a pouch. I added a gesso wash and some paints before stamping a little on the background. The die cut foliage is from the ODBD Fancy Foliage die set. I colored my main image using markers and added a flower to complete the front of the pouch. 

Designer - Kate Yetter

April 10, 2015

Transportation and Aviation!

Happy Friday to all of you lovely people! Monday's "Product Focus" is all about stamps in the category of Transportation and Aviation and are 20% off through April 11th, so click on over for a nice savings!
I decided to go a masculine route and the SteamPunk stamps was just what the doctor ordered. All images were stamped using Black Archival and colored in with Vintage Photo and Antique linen. A little bit of fussy cutting for the gent and the hand. I added some photo corners for extra interest.
Using a black tag, I stamped some gears from Industrial Backgrounds using bleach and also ran the edges of the tag through the paper towel and flicked on a little with a toothbrush.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to enter your AO projects in the April's "Show Us Your AO Art," as we sure would love to see you there!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

April 9, 2015

Sprint Towards Your Dreams

I am focusing on the Charles and Amelia stamp set this week to create a vintage masculine card.
I began by die cutting my card from kraft card adding splatters of Gathered Twigs Distress Paint to the card and applying Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges for definition.
This is the front of the card which I added a die cut oval to the centre along with the fabulous sentiment from the Charles and Amelia stampset. I coloured the background with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then flicked the background with water, applying Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges for definition. A touch of stamping, remnant rubs and a Chitchat sticker complete the front of my card.
I die cut two further ovals from white card and coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, again flicking with water to add bleached out areas to the background and then I stamped the focal images with Black Archival Ink.
I added a monocle to one of the focal images, adding a remnant rub to the glass of the monocle and attaching a mini sprocket with a jump ring.
A touch more background stamping and remnant rubs along with mini sprockets complete my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x 

April 6, 2015

Artistic Outpost Product Focus - Transportation and Aviation Stamp Sets


Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Blog!  Thank you for joining us for our April Product Focus Feature.  This month, our Product Focus is on the stamps found in the Transportation/Aviation stamp category on our website.  

All stamps in the Transportation/Aviation category of our website are ON SALE for 20% off through Saturday, April 11th, 2015!  No code is needed to shop this sale, the sale price will be reflected in the shopping cart. (Retail Customers only)

The Artistic Outpost stamps on sale are:
To inspire you, I'm sharing some projects created by a few of our Design Team members using some of the Artistic Outpost Transportation/Aviation stamp sets. For more details on the designers projects, please click the blog link located under their project.




To purchase the Artistic Outpost sale stamp sets, simply click the product images below.  This limited time sale ends Saturday, April 11, 2015!

Click here to shop our website!  

We would LOVE to see what you have been creating with Artistic Outpost stamps! Click here for more information on how you can enter our Show us your AO Art April Challenge for your chance to win an Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate! 

Upcoming Shows:
Please note that Artistic Outpost can be found in Our Daily Bread Designs Booth
  • April 25-26, 2015, we will be in Akron, OH at the Adventures in Stamping Show, click here for more details.
  • May 7-9, 2015, we will be in Novi, MI at the Great Lakes Mega Meet, click here for more details.
  • May 30-31, 2015, we will be in Syracuse NY at The Syracuse, NY Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway, click here for more details.

Thanks for visiting!



April 5, 2015

Your Own Story

Hello & Happy Easter Weekend!  This holiday weekend surely did hop up on me rather quickly, otherwise, I would have made something just for the occasion to share today.  I actually thought I had another week until Easter...I'm one of those last minute holiday crafter types.  I hope you enjoy what I'm offering just the same :)

 
I was perusing my Artistic Outpost stamp sets and realized I have not inked up my Paperboy set yet--Ding Ding...idea instantly happened!  That's a rare treat! 
 
 
I had two tags all ready to go, that I brought out for this project-a #10 Distressed Stained jumbo manila tag and a #8 stenciled & gesso'd kraft tag.  I stamped all of the fussy cut images onto mixed-media paper and colored with my Distress Markers and water brush. 
 
 
The megaphones are heat embossed with Red Geranium EP and the pencils, from the Secretary Pool set, are coated with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze.  I even gave our paperboy here a fussy cut paper that I stamped 'What's the buzz' onto, using a stamp positioner, but part of it got snipped off during finishing touches. 
 
 
I stamped the quote onto a journaling ticket with Jet Black Archival ink and stapled to the tag.  Before I adhered all of the kids into place, I gave the tag a flicking of Hunter Grey Twinkling H20s.  All of the fussy cuts images were adhered down to the tag with matte multi-medium, then I pressed the tag between some heavy books to seal everything into place. 
 
I've got a few more details about this tag available at my blog, if you'd like to pop over and have a looksee.  Thank you so much for taking a little time out of your Easter celebrations to join me here at Artistic Outpost today.   
 
Designer: Shari Trumbull
 
 

April 4, 2015

Mail Art



Today I am sharing a mixed media mail envelope. I love mail art and I find it to be a fun, relaxing and easy project. I started off gluing strips of left over paper. I covered the strips in a gesso wash before adding my drippy paint and stamping. In the background and on the flowers I stamped from the Skating Emporium stamp set. The focal image is from The Baker stamp. Thank you for reading the blog today!

Designer - Kate Yetter

April 3, 2015

A Gentleman!

Happy to share with you this first Friday in April a manly tag using those totally cool "Hat's Off" images. This also starts the April "Show Us Your AO Art" challenge, so come on and get inky!
The sentiment was first stamped on the tag using VersaMark and clear embossed. Next all the images were stamped in Black Archival and then the tag was inked using Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen over the face area.
When I was happy with my colors, water was flicked on the tag and edges were shaded with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black soot, before distressing all the edges. The "Hat's Off" was cut apart and just added a little tissue tap and pen nib to finish. Love how the bicycling gents fit so nicely along the tags edge!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Designer: Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress