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January 16, 2013

Love is in the Air - Artistic Outpost DT Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost Plates/Themes, this months DT Blog Hop focus is Valentine or Love themed projects.

I still haven't cleaned up my studio, so I decided I'd created another Mixed Media project.  My card uses images from the Think and Wonder, Cowgirl Strength and Typography plates. The background was created with Red/Pink/White Acrylic Paints, Stencils from The Crafters Workshop and the Gelli Arts Plate.

Mixed Media Card - Stamps Artistic Outpost, Gelli Arts Plate, The Crafters Workshop Stencils
I created three different prints with the paints, stencils and Gelli Arts Plate.  The largest panel was my first print, the second print is the lighter stamped pieces that I used to stamp the sentiment and paper piece the hat and banner.  The third print (darkest print) is the panel that I stamped directly on and adhered my stamped cut out images/sentiment to.

To get the darker print, I placed the stencil over the wet paint on my Gelli Plate, brayered over the stencil and removed it - my Gelli Plate then looked like this

Working quickly I added a little more paint, then placed my card stock on top of the Gelli Plate and brayered.  When lifted, the stencil area took on a darker tone then the rest of the card stock.

I stamped the sweet children from the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder plate on Vanilla card stock and cut them away from their background.  The hat was paper pieced, and the image colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils.  The Banner from Cowgirl Strength is stamped directly onto the panel, then stamped again on a mono print piece and paper pieced over the stamped image.  The grass, birds and sentiment are all from the Typography plate, I cut the sentiments apart on this plate so that I could use the other elements separately.  To add a bit of pop to my cut out images/sentiment, I traced around them with a STAEDTLER Pigment Liner.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder, Typography, Cowgirl Strength
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Vanilla, Rose, Black
Other - STAEDTLER Pigment Liner/Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Acrylic Paints (Red/Pink/White), Gelli Arts Plate, The Crafters Workshop Stencil, Brayer, SAMJ

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Thanks for stopping by!
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Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful Lisa!

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - such glorious hot pinks, and those backgrounds are yummy - Love the image with that quote!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous background again Lisa, I love the colour and the images of those girls work perfectly . Love the bunting and the little birds and the way you outlined the sentiment with your pen to make it pop. Tracy x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous backgrounds! Love the sweet image of the kids and the bunting with the birds is so clever!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

another beautiful piece of art, this time in hot hot hot pink, fabby! Great stencil tech

lilscrappers said...

mmmm, poppin' pink and mixed media! Love it and the gelli plate work.

Terry said...

Love the bright pinks and black colors! What stunning background panels and love those little girls stepping out! Great effect!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, this is fantastic Lisa! I really like the pinks and the textured background. Awesome work with the Gelli Plate. Cute way to use the sentiment too.


Basement Stamper said...

Love the vibrant pink color on this card! Every time I see this image I just love it even more, the two little girls are darling.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lisa, love the images and the bunting. Great effects with the Gelli plate too ! Sue C x

Michelle said...

Adore the vibrant color! Great card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Pink and this card is definitely Pink : ) The BG on the Gelli plate is so cool....trying to resist buying one....love the sentiment and the fun banner.

Kate Yetter said...

I've heard a lot about these gelli plated lately. Eventually I will give it a try. I love your result! And I love how you cut out those cuties and the banner. Gorgeous card, Lisa!

Danni said...

I love the pink! Fabulous card!

Sandi McLean said...

Sweet card!! Got to get a gelli!

Hettie said...

Lovely piece there and I must have a look into these gelli plates, I have heard alot about them recently. You have done a great job of the background on your card. Well done.

Brenda Brown said...

Love the background, those gelli plates work a dream don't they.
Hugs {brenda} xox

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