July 30, 2014

Live the life you have Dreamed - Artistic Outpost July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team July Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost Plates/Themes, this months DT Blog Hop theme is Designers Choice.

I created a Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Keeper, Kudzu Kafe and Cowgirl Strength plates.



To create the background panel, I applied DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Flamingo, Coastal Waters and Orange Sherbet to my Gelli Arts Plate, then added the Dottie Stencil from Just a Trace.  With the Stencil still in place, I stamped the bunting from the Kudzu Kafe plate in Citron Green then pulled my print onto Mixed Media Paper.

The grass from the Keeper plate is stamped in Black Archival. The Cowgirl from the Cowgirl Strength plate, and the building from the Kudzu Kafe Plate are stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock and colored with Staedtler Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils, and adhered in place with Decou-Page. The Pennant Bunting from the Cowgirl Strength plate and the quote from the Kudzu Kafe plate are stamped on scraps of the mono print background, sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and adhered in place with Decou-Page.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe, Cowgirl Strength, Keeper
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival
Card Stock - Pumpkin, Black, Mixed Media
Other - Gelli Arts Plate, Just a Trace Dottie Stencil, Brayer, Decou-Page, DecoArt American Multi Surface Acrylic Paint, Flamingo, Citron Green, Coastal Waters, Orange Sherbert

Challenge Entered - Our Daily Bread Designs - ODBDSLC210 Stencils or Sponging
Don't forget, there's still time to enter the STAEDTLER Summer Prize Giveaway!

Looking for more inspiration using Artistic Outpost plates, you can see the other designers projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click on their names below to visit their blogs:

Tracy  * Terry * Alison * Kate * Linda * Gerrie * Lisa

Be sure to check out the 20% off Sale on the Flowers and Gardening plates at Artistic Outpost!  AO's parent company, Our Daily Bread Designs and sister company, North Coast Creations are also having a sale this week!  

Thanks for stopping by!


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July 28, 2014

Multi Step 'Lil Elephant meets MOJO356

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I used My Bo Bunny pattern paper along with Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step 'Lil Elephant to create my clean and layered card.


Details:
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step 'Lil Elephant
Card Stock - White, Black
Ink - Grey, Going Grey, Black Archival
Other - Spellbinders Circle Dies, MFT Fishtail Stax, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Zva Creative Pearls, White Seam Binding, Dimenstionals, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Bo Bunny pattern Paper, Button, Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by, for more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, be sure to visit the other Design Team Members: 
 Connie • Lynn • Maria 

Have a wonderful week! 

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July 25, 2014

Christmas Trees Box Card - Bloggers Challenge Christmas in July

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Quotes Challenge!  The challenge this week is Christmas in July!  If you start now, you may just have your Christmas Cards/Gifts done on time!

I created a Box Card using SVG Cuts Christmas Box Cards Kit, cutting the pieces with the Silhouette and embellishing them with Bo Bunny pattern paper.

The SVG Cuts Christmas Box Cards Kit has five wonderful Christmas Box Cards as well as plain box card templates that you can add your own die cuts or stamped images too.  I used the SVG Cuts Christmas Trees Box Card template from the Christmas Box Cards Kit.  I think it took me longer to pick out my papers than it actually took me to cut and assemble my box!


Details:
Card Stock - Espresso, Baja Breeze, Saffron
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - SVG Cuts Christmas Box Cards, Brad, Ink Blending Tool, Silhouette Cameo, Dimensionals, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, White Gel Pen

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Christmas in July Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!



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July 23, 2014

Vintage Santa - MOJO355


When better to start your Christmas cards, than July!  If I keep this up, I may actually have mine ready to mail early, instead of scrambling at the last minute to get them out the door!

Inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I created my Mixed Media card using one of my favorite images from the Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods plate. I stamped the image in Black Archival on a scrap of Authentique pattern paper, die cut the panel with Spellbinders Circle Dies, then sponged the edges with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to age the panel.  Wanting to add a bit more aging, I applied Ranger Crackle paint, and sprinkled on some Dry Glitter for added sparkle.




The papers from the Authentique paper pad, where a bit bright for my vintage card, so I applied Gesso to a Snowflake Stencil, once dry, I embossed the panel with a Snowflake Embossing Folder, and sponged the raised area with Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.  Again, wanting to age the panels further, I applied Crackle Paint and Dry Glitter.

To embellish, I die cut the fishtail panels using the ODBD Custom Pennants Die from Black card stock and scraps of pattern paper, adhered Black Ribbon with Twine accented with a Poinsettia, and the added the Black scallop border using the ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies.

If you're looking to get a jump start on your Christmas projects, for a limited time you can save 25% on all Christmas/Winter stamp plates at Artistic Outpost.  Click here for more details!  AO's parent and sister companies, Our Daily Bread Designs and North Coast Creations are also having their Christmas in July Sale!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black, Kraft
Other - ODBD Custom Pennants Die, ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies, Gesso, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Twine, Black Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Dry Glitter, Ink Blending Tool, Crackle Paint, Poinsettia Flower, Big Shot, Authentique Pattern Paper, Spellbinder Circle Dies

Thanks for stopping by!

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July 18, 2014

Braver...Stronger...Smarter - Bloggers Challenge meets MOJO354

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Pennants or Fishtails Challenge!  The challenge this week is Quotes.

I love to use Quotes on my projects, today, I'm using one of my favorite quotes from the Artistic Outpost Typography plate.


Inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I created the layers on my card using Our Daily Bread Designs Blushing Rose Paper Collection, stamping the larger panel with the Artistic Outpost Ephemera Background Stamp, then layering the panels on Espresso card stock.  The quote from the Typography plate is stamped in Espresso on a scrap of the pattern paper, then die cut using Spellbinders Circle Dies and layered on an Espresso Circle.  To embellish I added Zva Creative Crystal Gems, a Mini Rose, Doily, Vintage Brown Seam Binding and die cuts using the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Die.

If you didn't hear the news, Artistic Outpost is now open under new ownership!  You can read more details here on the Artistic Outpost Blog!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Typography, Ephemera Backgrounds
Card Stock - Rose, Espresso, Olive
Ink - Espresso, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies, ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Zva Creative Crystal Gems/Mini Rose, Vintage Brown Seam Binding

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Quotes Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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