May 24, 2015

Spring's Greatest Joy

Hello There & Happy Sunday!!  Wasn't the New Release Blog Hop this past Wednesday fun?!!  I hope you enjoyed seeing the creations that my fellow Artistic Outpost Design Teammates made using our new Springtime and Wander & Dream stamp sets.  Now we get to have the fun of sharing our creations with you!  I've got one of the cards that I shared in the blog hop, here for you today. 

I'm using the Springtime set with a little bit of Ephemera Backgrounds thrown in for good measure! 

This is how my background panel started out.  This is a 3.5" x 4.75" mixed-media paper panel.  I stenciled first, using my Harlequin layering stencil with Picket Fence Distress Paint, then I sprinkled itty bitty amounts of Lemon Yellow & Alizarin Crimson Color Bursts over the stenciled background, spritzed with water and let the Color Bursts do their thing! 

Before positioning the fussy cut children into place, I had stamped their images onto my background panel as place keepers.  I added the pieces of tissue tape as their anchors, then proceeded to add random stamping using the music image from the Ephemera Backgrounds set.  I also used a paint cap to add the white & black circles and an old gift card to add the paint lines. 

The children were stamped separately onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival, heat set, then fussy cut with my finger knife.  I inked the edges of the fussy cut pieces with the side of my Walnut Stain Distress Markers and adhered into place with matte multi-medium.  When dry, I used my water brush and my Walnut Stain Distress Marker to add shadows around the children, then I outlined again with my white gel pen.  But then, I thought the white outline was too bright, so I used the fine tip side of my Pumice Stone Distress Marker and went over the white outline again to tone it down. 

The upper right corner needed an additional little something, so I added a little bit more stenciling using my Latticework layering stencil and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  I stamped the sentiment onto tissue paper, carefully fussy cut and adhered into place with matte multi-medium.  I heat set, then outlined the words in the same manner as I did the kids.  I've got a few more details of this card at my blog if you'd like to come over for a looksee--

Oh, and May is quickly ticking down--Have you shown us your AO art, yet?  Bring your creations made with Artistic Outpost stamps to our monthly Anything Goes with Artistic Outpost stamps challenge for the chance to win a $15 gift certificate towards a purchase of AO stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Designer: Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

1 comment:

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Shari, absolutely stunning inky project. Love this.
Julie x