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August 26, 2015

Best of Friends - Artistic Outpost Monthly 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.  This month, it's "Designers Choice", as the Designers are sharing projects they created using the AO stamp sets of their choice.

I went with a Back to School theme using the Springtime, Chalkboard Wisdom and Whimsical Melange stamp sets.

I stamped the grouping of children on pattern paper, then die cut the panel using Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched Ovals Dies, layering on a Black panel that was die cut using the Ovals Dies.  The image is colored with STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils, blended with Gamsol.

For the larger background panel, I randomly stamped the circle collage from Whimsical Melange in Black Archival.  The word friends is from the Chalkboard Wisdom stamp set, stamped in Black Archival on a scrap piece of the pattern paper, die cut with the Stitched Ovals Die and layered on a Black panel that was die cut using the Ovals Dies.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Chalkboard Wisdom, Springtime, Whimsical Melange
Card Stock - Black, Kraft
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Black Seam Binding, Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot, ODBD Custom Ovals Dies, ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals Dies, Graphic 45 pattern paper, Ink Blending Tool

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You can see the other Design Team Members projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click the links below to visit their blogs:
Tracy * Terry * Shari Kate * Lisa (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by!
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Kate Yetter said...

Lisa, I really love the various papers layered in your background and framed out. It really makes those kids pop right out. Love your card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Killer card! Great papers and layout for those little kiddies!

Terry said...

Lisa, the background papers look amazing with the "kids" and love that "back to school." Love this card!

Unknown said...

Oh boy, Lisa! This is a Fabulous back to school card!! I can't believe it's that time already! I love the layers of paper you've used and I especially love the grid paper you used to stamp the children onto! Such a fun and nostalgic creation!! XOXO-Shari

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love this Lisa, the papers are so eye catching together and work so well. The children sit perfectly and the colours are divine. Gorgeous card. Tracy x

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