January 3, 2016

Winter Sports

Hello, Hello, Hello and Welcome to this first weekend of 2016!!  Shari here with you today, where Winter is firmly settled and here to stay!!  We won't see our lawn again until all the snow thaws (in about 4 months!), but I don't think a little snow will stop this little athlete from playing his favorite game.....

I'm thinking this little footballer got everything he wanted for Christmas--A new football and helmet and his very own uniform!!  That darling expression on his face looks like 'Joy' to me! 

I'm using only a couple of images for today's card from our newest Toy Emporium and Go Team stamp sets--Let me show you what I did.

I began with taking care of the pieces that were going to need air drying.  I used the Tapered Fringe decorative strip die to cut out 'icicles' of acetate. 

I spread translucent embossing paste over the die cuts, kind of thickly, with my palette knife then sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the wet paste.  I let these air dry (waaay) off to the side and got started on the inky stuff!

My background panel is white card stock that I used to sop up Ultramarine Blue & Pthalo Green Color Bursts from my craft sheet with.  I drug the panel through Ultramarine Blue CB first and heat set, then I dabbed the panel into Pthalo Green CB and heat set. 
I taped the Bubbles LS over the panel and spritzed with water.  I let the water sit just a spell, with the stencil still in place, then dabbed dry with a paper towel.
I lifted the stencil and heat set, then used my paper distresser to rough up the edges a bit. 

I stamped the little boy from the Go Team set onto the panel as a place keeper, added pieces of tissue tape here and there and then ran the panel through my sewing machine to add all of the fun stitched details. 

I also did ghost stamping of the Christmas Joy sentiment, from our Toy Emporium set, in the background with stamped off Jet Black Archival ink.  I love the details you can see up close of the Color Bursts and the stenciling, and you can see the paint splatters that I added, too!

I used two pieces of the 'icicles' that I made, for this card.  I glued them onto the background panel with matte Decou-Page and pressed between some heavy books for a few minutes.  When secure, I ran through my sewing machine and stitched into place.

Football boy was stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I fussy cut him and mounted him onto another fussy cut boy that I had from a previous project--he's got some girth to him now, just what a football player needs!  I adhered him onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and pressed between heavy books for a few minutes. 

I masked off the Christmas part of the Christmas Joy sentiment stamp and stamped Joy onto a piece of mixed-media paper.  I fussy cut the word band and rubbed the edges along my Jet Black Archival pad and adhered to the panel with matte Decou-Page.

Thank You for joining me on this first Sunday of this New Year!  We just launched a new month of our Show Us Your AO Art Challenge, so why not share your Artistic Outpost creations with us and have the chance to win a $15 AO gift certificate to boot?  Sounds like a great way to start the year off to me!!  Hope to see you there!!

Designer:  Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy


butterfly said...

He's such a sweetheart - and I love your layered icicles.
Alison x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the icicles Shari and what a wonderful colour palette for winter! Thanks for sharing your wonderful panel! Deb xo