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October 16, 2013

Artistic Outpost October Blog Hop - Designers Choice

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 Plates/Themes, this month it's "designers choice" which means the designers can use any Artistic Outpost plate

Last weekend I had the opportunity to get together with fellow AO designer Sue, for creative day.  We created a bunch of backgrounds for future projects.

Sometimes when Sue and I get together we swap projects we are working on, this time was no different. She gave me one of the backgrounds she created (I don't have the "before" photo), but you can see it at the bottom left as I slowly transformed it with a few more stencils and added color.

Here's my finished mixed media card, using stamps from the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder, Chalkboard Wisdom and Typography plates.

The background was created with Acrylic Paints, Distress Paints and Distress Stains using the Gelli Arts Plate.  The sweet children from Think and Wonder were stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, sponged with Distress ink and adhered to the monoprinted panel.  The text from the Typography plate was stamped in Black Archival on a scrap of the monoprinted panel, sponged with Distress Ink then adhered as shown.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Typography, Think and Wonder, Chalkboard Wisdom
Card Stock - Bermuda Breeze, Black, Vanilla
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Ranger Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Ranger Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Other - Acrylic Paints, Distress Paints, Tim Holtz Stencils, Ink Blending Tool, Gelli Arts Plate

For more Artistic Outpost inspiration, be sure to stop by the Designers Blogs for details on their projects!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

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Desire Fourie said...

A stunning mixed media project Lisa. Love the aqua and orange and the vintage feel to it.
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Suzanne C said...

Love the background and the sweet kids! I had so much fun creating on Saturday! thanks for the inspiration!

slbt17 said...

Sounds like fun!
great card, loving the mixed media.
Sandra ltb

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Bet you had a great time together creating backgrounds nd the one you sed here is fabulous , love the layers of colour and the image works perfectly. Tracy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful colors and bg on this mm piece. See you used your fav stamp...goes together great!

Terry said...

How much fun to have a friend nearby to get inky with! Love that background for the sweet kids! Wonderful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the beautifully created background- lots of interesting colors and designs! Really- distress stain on the Gelli? Awesome!

itzamitzi said...

You are soooo fortunate to have someone to "play" with, and I love that bkgrd., turquoise and orange look so sweet together!

Hettie said...

Great piece and lovely that you can swap work for added fun! I do love that image of the two boys.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh how fun that you and Sue got to craft together - with sensational results too! You color palette is fabulous and I love the wonderful background. Such a cool card!


Kate Yetter said...

Awesome background! the colors are so vibrant! I love how you always make such neat backgrounds with that gelli plate. And so fun that you and Sue can create together! Its fabulous when you can mix creating and friendship!

mikosspot.blogspot.com said...

wonderful mixed media card.. I totally just love it!!

Words and Pictures said...

What fun to get together to create... and I love your card springboarding out of her background. Fab use of hte brother and sister, and I love those colours.
Alison x

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