October 22, 2014

Vintage Santa

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team October Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost stamp sets/themes, this month the DT Blog Hop theme is Winter or Christmas.

To create my card I used a stamp from the Snowy Woods stamp set along with Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies and pattern paper from the Christmas Paper Collection 2014.  This is one of my favorite Christmas sets from Artistic Outpost, there are three wonderful vintage Santa's, a beautiful Christmas Door, old-fashioned sleigh, presents you can stack on the sleigh, snowflakes and some wonderful Christmas sentiments!  I've made many of my Christmas cards with this set!
I only wanted the Santa on the circle, so I used a SAMJ to stamp the image in Ranger Coffee Archival on a scrap of the pattern paper, then die cut the panel using the Circle Ornaments Die.  I layered my stamped image on a Gold panel that was die cut using the Matting Circles Dies.

To embellish I added a Seam Binding Bow, Gold Cord, Paper Buttons and Dew Drops.  The buttons were cut from the pattern paper and Gold card stock using the button dies from the Matting Circle Dies and the berries from the Peaceful Poinsettias Die.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
Card Stock - Soft Sky, Brushed Gold
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Gold Cord, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Seam Binding, Dew Drops, Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collections 2014, ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies/Matting Circles Dies/Circle Ornaments Dies/Peaceful Poinsettias Die, Ink Blending Tool

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

Tracy * Terry * Kate * Lisa (you are here) Gerrie * Linda 

Thanks for stopping by!
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October 21, 2014

All Hallows' Eve

I'm excited to share my Halloween projects with today using the Craftwell eBrushstencils, markers, stamps and SVG Cuts Catacomb Manor SVG Kit. I created a coordinating Halloween card, gift box and altered Home Decor piece.

Here's what my project pieces and home decor piece looked like before adding details with the eBrush, stencils and stamps.

Working on a non-stick craft mat for easy clean up, I used the eBrush and the Sharpie Adapter, along with a Black marker from STAEDTLER to add stenciling to the pattern paper panels using the Shattered Glass Stencil.

I used a Silver Fine Tip Sharpie and the eBrush to add the same stencil to the Black card stock panels.

To add color to the skull die cut panels and the Home Decor skull, I used the eBrush with the Sharpie Adapter and Neon Sharpies, spraying the color through a flower stencil.  After the flowers were added, I added more stenciling using the eBrush, Black marker and Shattered Glass Stencil, then randomly stamped a few spiders in Archival Black ink using the Gothic 31 (retired) stamp set from Artistic Outpost.

Here's a close-up of the card, I love the shimmer of the Silver Marker.  I embellished the box and card with Zva Creative Crystal Gems.

When airbrushing the projects, I wanted some of the areas to have flecks of Black, thus the random stray dots you see.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Gothic 31 stamp set
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival
Card Stock - Black, Vanilla
Other - Craftwell eBrush, Sharpie Adapter, Sharpie Neon Markers/Silver Marker, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Marker, Skull, Dimensionals, Zva Creative Crystal Gems, Tim Holtz Shattered Glass Stencil, Non Stick Craft Mat, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, Graphic 45 Pattern Paper, Silhouette Cameo, SVG Cuts Catacomb Manor Kit, Ink Blending Tool

If you missed my post last week, here's the Halloween Jack 0' Lantern I created that coordinates with these projects, it also uses the eBrush and SVG Cuts Fright Night SVG Kit.  More details can be found here.

I hope my projects have inspired you to so some Halloween crafting!

Thanks for visiting today!

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October 20, 2014

Belated Birthday - MOJO368

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I used Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step 'Lil Elephant and 3 Step Autumn Squirrel stamp sets along with Bo Bunny Paper to create my card.

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Autumn Squirrel, Muli Step 'Lil Elephant
Card Stock -Vanilla, Espresso
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Chocolate Chip, Rust, Caramel
Other - Spellbinders Circle Dies/Oval Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Twine, Button, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper

Color Recipe:
Squirrel  - #3 Chocolate, #2 Rust, #1 Caramel

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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October 17, 2014

La-de-dah! Bloggers Challenge - Stencil It

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Halloween Challenge, the challenge this week is Stencils.

I still had the Dottie Stencil from Just a Trace on my desk, so I reached for that when working on my project this week, and went a little of of my comfort zone to play along with the Color Challenge at Stampotique, as I rarely use Purple in my projects.

I created the monoprint background using the Gelli Arts PlateDecoArt Paint (Mixed Media Ultramarine Blue/American Multi Surface Satin Light Violet/Flamingo/Cottonball) and the Dottie Stencil.

I stamped the image on card stock and on scraps of the monoprinted background so that I could paper piece the image.  I added a piece of old book note for added interest, stamped some flowers and added the sentiment that I had stamped on scraps of the background panel.  All pieces were adhered with DecoArt Gel Medium, I used a STAEDTLER Fineliner to draw around the edge of the sentiment.

Stamps - Stampotique
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black, Mixed Media, Vanilla, Pink
Other - DecoArt Gesso/Gel Medium/Mixed Media Paint Ultramarine Blue/American Multi Surface Satin Light Violet/Flamingo/Cottonball, Just a Trace Dottie Stencil, White Gel Pen, Old Book Note, Ink Blending Tool, Brayer, Gelli Arts Plate

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 Stencil 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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October 15, 2014

Live the Life you Dreamed

I love this sentiment from the Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe stamp set, here I've paired it up with the sweet children from Think and Wonder and stamps from Serenity and Generation Redux.

I created the monoprint background using the Gelli Arts Plate, DecoArt Paint (Mixed Media Codmium Orange Hue/American Multi Surface Satin Coastal Waters/Flamingo/Cottonball) and a Number Stencil.

Once the background was dry, I stamped the flowers using an image from the Serenity plate, and the bits of collage using a stamp from the Generation Redux plate.  I stamped the collage piece on scraps and add pieces throughout the background panel.  The children were stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock and cut from the background, sponged and adhered in place with DecoArt Gel Medium. The sentiment was stamped in Black on scraps of the mono printed background, sponged and adhered with Gel Medium.  Using the Dottie Stencil from Just a Trace, I applied DecoArt Mixed Media Gesso to a few of the circles for added interest.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Think & Wonder, Generation Redux, Serenity, Kudzu Kafe
Card Stock - Mixed Media Paper, Black, Bermuda Breeze
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, DecoArt Gel Medium/Mixed Media Gesso/Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint/Mixed Media Paint, Brayer, Gelli Arts Plate, Numbers Stencil, Just a Trace Dottie Stencil

Challenge entered - The Mixed Media Card Challenge #4 (Vintage)

Thanks for stopping by!

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