April 23, 2014

Artistic Outpost Design Team April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team April 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.  

If you are a fan of Artistic Outpost, I'm sure you read the email from Robyn last week, or this message posted on the Artistic Outpost Facebook page. With over 354 projects on my blog featuring Artistic Outpost plates, it's no secret that I LOVE creating with Artistic Outpost images, and I am excited for the plans and expansion of the Artistic Outpost brand under the new ownership! Be sure to read the Press Release here for more details!

For my project, I created a Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder, Generation Redux, Happiness and Paperboy plates.

To create the background panel, I applied DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Poppy, Costal Waters and Orange to my Gelli Arts Plate, then added the Dots Stencil from Just a Trace and some Punchanella to the plate, and made a print onto Mixed Media Paper.  After the background panel was dry, I dry embossed it with a piece of Punchanealla for added texture, then stamped the images in Ranger Black Archival. The sentiment, butterfly and children are all stamped on Mixed Media paper then adhered to the printed background using DecoArt Decou-Page.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder, Generation Redux, Happiness, Paperboy
Card Stock - Mixed Media Paper, Black, Bermuda Bay
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Just a Trace Stencils (Dots), Punchanella, DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint (Poppy/Costal Waters/Orange), Gelli Arts Plate, DecoArt Decou-Page, Big Shot, Ink Blending Tool, Brayer

Looking for more inspiration using Artistic Outpost images, be sure to stop by the other Designers Blogs to see what they created! 

Gerrie * Sue Tracy * Linda * Alison * Terry * Kate

Thanks for stopping by!

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April 21, 2014

Get Well Teddy

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday!  With the recent change in the weather, it seems like a lot of people I know have come down with some type of "creeping crud".  I used Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Get Well Teddy along with paper from We R Memory Keepers to create my card.

If you are new to KSS Multi Step Stamping, here is a video I created using the 3 Step Get Well Teddy 

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Get Well Teddy
Card Stock - White, Pistachio
Ink - Chocolate, Cocoa, Caramel
Other - Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Big Shot, Dimensionals, We R Memory Keepers pattern paper

Color Recipe:
Bear - #4 Chocolate, #3 Chocolate, #2 Cocoa, #1 Caramel

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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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April 18, 2014

Bloggers Challenge - Alter It

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Easter Challenge last week.  The challenge this week is Alter It.

Needing a basket for Easter goodies, I dug into my alterable stash of products and found some plain silver pails that I bought from Target some time ago. I gave them a facelift using the Gelli Plate, DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint, Punchanella and a stencil from Just a Trace. 

Other Gelli Plate, DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint (Poppy/Orange/Costal Waters), Punchanella, Just a Trace Dots stencil, Brayer, Tin Pail

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 Alter It 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 and a Happy Easter!
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April 17, 2014

Do More of What Makes you Happy

I think we could all use a little more time in our day to do more of what makes us happy!  My mixed media piece uses stamps from Prima and Artistic Outpost.

The cowgirl image is stamped multiple times on Prima pattern paper and paper pieced.  The background panel is the coordinating paper from the same pad, to distress the panel, I applied some DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Poppy over White Gesso then sponged Rose ink over the Jacks stencil from Just a Trace.

The banner is from the Artistic Outpost Cowgirl Strength plate, paper pieced with scraps of the pattern paper pad.  The sentiment from Typography plate is stamped in Espresso ink on a scrap of pattern paper and adhered to background panel using DecoArt Decou-Page.

Stamps - Prima (Julie Nutting Becky), Artistic Outpost Cowgirl Strength/Typography
Ink - Espresso, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Rose
Card stock - Kraft, Espresso
Other - Prima Pattern Paper, DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Poppy Paint/Gesso/Decou-Page, Foam Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Just a Trace Stencil (Jacks), Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Twine

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow for Bloggers Challenge!

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April 15, 2014

Vintage Cutie

I just love this sweet collage image from the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder plate!  On this card I paired her up with some beautiful Prima papers, stamping the image in Espresso directly onto a scrap piece.  Additional Prima papers from the same pad where use for the background panel, die cut with Spellbinders Curved Borders Two.  To embellish I added Vintage Brown Seam Binding and Zva Creative Crystal Gems and a Pink Mini Rose.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder
Card Stock - Pink, Espresso
Ink - Espresso
Other - Prima pattern paper, Zva Creative Crystal Gems/Mini Rose, Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Big Shot

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Thanks for stopping by!

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