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
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