June 21, 2015

Bursts of Spring

Hello & Happy Sunday!!  Happy Father's Day & Happy 1st Day of Summer!!  I'll keep today's post short, so you all can get out and celebrate the day!! 

I've created a Summery feeling card using the group image of darling kids from our new Springtime set on a stenciled and Color Bursts background.

Here's the background panel, layered with a few pieces of tissue tape first, then a layer of stenciling with Distress Paint, then those wonderful Color Bursts--I used Orange & Violet CBs then spritzed with water to activate. 

I stamped the kids onto the background panel and onto a piece of mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival.  I outlined the stamped kids with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and my water brush then adhere the fussy cut kids on top and outlined them again with my white gel pen. 

I stamped the quote onto a piece of mixed-media paper that I had used to sop up the extra Color Bursts with.  I fussy cut it and mounted on a piece of black stock and adhered to the background panel. I outlined it with Walnut Stain DI and my water brush and finished with an outlining of white gel pen. 

I also treated the background panel with random swipes of a gift card dipped in Mustard Seed, Black Soot & Seedless Preserves Distress Paints and random dots of Black Soot DP & Translucent White DecoArt Acrylic, made with a pencil eraser.  I distressed the edges of the panel with my paper distresser, inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and adhered to a card base. 

Thanks so much for joining me today and Hey--Don't forget to bring your Artistic Outpost creations to our monthly Show Us Your AO Art Challenge!  We'd love to see what you make with your AO stamps and you've got a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate towards the purchase of Artistic Outpost stamps!

Designer:  Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

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