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August 27, 2014

Friends Forever - Artistic Outpost DT August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team August 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 Designers Choice.

I created a Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Paperboy, Generation Redux and Chalk It Up stamp sets.

To create my background panel, I used the Gelli Plate, stencils from Just A Trace and The Crafters Workshop along with DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Coastal Waters, Flamingo, Cotton Ball and Orange Sherbet to print on top of a piece of My Mind's Eye pattern paper.  Once the background was dry, I stamped images from the Generation Redux stamp set in Black Archival, and added circles to the background using Gesso.

The trio of girls is from the Paperboy stamp set, stamped in Black Archival on White card stock, and masked with Eclipse Tape, then stamped with one of the images from the Generation Redux set. To add color to the image, I used STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils. The words are from the Chalk It Up set, stamped in Black Archival on scraps of the printed background.  The fishtail was cut from scraps of the printed panel and Black card stock using Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Pennants Die.

You still have a few more days to play along with the Show us your AO Art Challenge for a chance to win an Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate.  Click here for more details, we would LOVE to see what you have been creating with AO stamps!

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Generation Redux, Chalk It Up, Paperboy
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Pink, Black, White
Other - Spellbinders Circle Dies, Big Shot, Ink Blending Tool, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Pennants Die, My Mind's Eye pattern paper, Gelli Arts Plate, DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint (Coastal Waters, Orange Sherbet, Flamingo, Cotton Ball)/Gesso, Eclipse Tape

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:

Terry * Tracy * Gerrie *  Lisa (you are here) * KateLinda

Don't forget from now through Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00PM EDT, you can save 20% on ALL Artistic Outpost stamp sets when you use code DOGDAYS at checkout! Details can be found here.  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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Kate Yetter said...

Awesome background, Lisa. The girls look lovely in their coordinating clothes. More magic made with your gelli plate... love it!

Terry said...

Oh that background with the stamping in black is so striking! Love how you combined the stamped images and the PB girls are gorgeous. Great mixed media art, Lisa!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

wow, look at that background! Amazing piece Lisa, beautiful colors, textures and balance! xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful background you created. Love how you stenciled over the text and the black stamped lace is sensational. The black against your color palette looks so sharp. The girls look so fashionable against the colorful background in their pretty coats!


Suzanne C said...

I love the pops of color with the black to showcase them! Beautiful card!

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