April 25, 2017

Eau de Parfum


Hello, Avril here today and I've been using more of my Tyvek mop up sheets as a background.

As this piece had lots of gold tones and splashes I decided it needed something very feminine and what could be better than the Eau de Parfum collage stamp.

I stamped with black Versafine ink and apart watercolouring some of the flowers with Distress ink to highlight them, a very simple card to make as the image itself has lots of lovely details.   I just wish you could see the sheen on the Tyvek, which is very difficult to photograph.

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love you to share your creation with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a lovely creative week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


April 22, 2017

Vintage Framed Roses in Paris

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing an easy Mixed Media card designed with the February release background stamp, Roses in Paris along with ODBD Ovals and Ornate Ovals Dies and the ODBD Ephemera Essentials6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).  



I stamped the Roses in Paris background stamp using archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and water colored the image using watercolor pencils, water soluble graphite pencils and water based markers.

I die cut the focal image using the Ovals Dies and mounted the die cut onto a frame cut and embossed with the Ornate Ovals Dies.

I used a stencil with brushed corduroy distress ink on a piece of Ephemera Essentials Paper before mounting the panel onto a piece of black cardstock, distressing the edges slightly before adding the two satin ribbons.

To finish off the card, I layered the oval frame image with dimensional foam, used a clear glitter pen for shimmer to the roses and added pearls to the corners.

I think this card could be used for a variety of occasions and I  hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project of your own this week!   If you do, please don’t forget, we would love for you to share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! 


April 18, 2017

Sail the Ocean



Hello, Avril here today with a card showcasing one of the images from The Captain, which was one of the January New Release available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

A while ago I was given some sheets of Tyvek and not being sure what to do with them, placed them in my home made spray box.  The random random colours and splashes of metallic makes them a perfect background for stamping.

I have used Black Versafine Ink for a crisp image.   After stamping the image, it was cut to size and the edges distressed with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink before adhering to a navy card layer, and then a white base card.

I hope I've encouraged you to look at your scraps and mop up pieces to see what you can create using Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love to see what you've made, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

April 15, 2017

Live, Laugh, Play with Eiffel Collage

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the February release background stamp, Eiffel Collage along with previously released stamp sets, The Golf Club, Grunge Elements and Ephemera Backgrounds and the ODBD Blushing Rose Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.


I heat embossed the Eiffel Collage background stamp with black embossing powder and once it cooled, I fussy-cut the circle element.

I used water based markers, distress inks and an extra white paint pen to color the image.

For the background panel, I used the polka dot pattern from Blushing Rose Collection Paper and applied black soot distress ink with a stencil before stamping the Ephemera Backgrounds postage image and the Grunge Elements splatter image with black ink as well.

The banner was created with the green pattern from the Blushing Rose Collection and both the banner and background were distressed before mounting onto the black card front.

The sentiment from The Golf Club was heat embossed with white embossing powder, cut apart and mounted with dimensional foam.

The circular focal image was mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

This was a fun card to design and I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project of your own this week!   If you do, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

April 11, 2017

Hero


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card using paper and an image from The Captain,  which were part of the January New Release of Artistic Outpost stamps available from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I cut a piece of paper from the Vagabond Treasures paper pad, and because I lost one of the dark distressed edges, I used the direct to paper method of distressing to achieve the darker ink tones on the cut side, so both sides matched.

I used embossing paste through an alphabet stencil and when this was dry I used Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink over the embossing and around the area. Then with a damp baby-wipe  I removed the ink from the embossing.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paperboy plate with Potting Soil Archival and heat set using clear EP.

My main image, the sweet boy from The Captain, was also stamped with Potting soil Archival and distressed with Antique Linen Distress ink and layered onto a frame of brown cardstock.

I hope I've encouraged you to get creative and ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, we would love to see what you've made, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for calling in, and I hope you have a lovely week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

April 8, 2017

Spotlighting with Eau De Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a card using the Spotlighting Technique designed with the Eau De Parfum background stamp along ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Rectangles and Pierced Circles (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create this card:

1). Stamp the Eau deParfum background image using black ink onto white cardstock.

2). Die cut and emboss the circle from the image in the center of the background using the Pierced Circles Dies before adding color with water-based markers, a water soluble graphite pencil, an extra fine white paint pen and a clear glitter pen.

3). Add a few shadows with the water soluble graphite pencil to the remainder of the background before fussy cutting around the deckled edge of the image.

4). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock using the Pierced Rectangles Dies and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the white card front.

5). Die cut and emboss a piece of sugarplum cardstock with the Pierced Rectangles Dies, lightly stamp the Eau de Parfum background using a watermark ink (lining up with edges with the initial stamped background ) before mounting both panels onto the card front.

6). Adhere the spotlighted circle with dimensional foam (lining up the edges with the background) to finish off the card.

And that's all there is to spotlighting!! Just coloring part of the image to "spotlight" :-)  

I had fun designing this card and hope that I have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project of your own this week!   

If you do, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks again for visiting- have a great week!!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

April 4, 2017

Eiffel Collage


Hello,  Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card using the Eiffel Collage stamp.

More play with the Distress Oxide inks for the background and after drying I stamped the image in black Memento ink as I wanted to colour the flowers and pretty girl with Alcohol Markers. The image was layered onto black card.

The base card was stamped with Vintage Photo Oxide ink using the small flower elements in the Generation Redux set of stamps.  This was then spritzed to allow the colour to run slightly before drying with tissue and a heat gun.

I hope I've inspired you to create with your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see what you've made.

Have a lovely week,

Avril Bailey:  Designer

April 1, 2017

Parisian Roses

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing another quick Mixed Media card designed with the Roses in Paris background stamp along ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


To create this card, stamp the Roses In Paris background image with black ink onto white cardstock and add color using various alcohol and water-based markers. 

Use a water soluble graphite pencil along with a water brush for shadows and add highlights with an extra fine white paint pen. Apply a clear glitter pen to the flowers for shimmer.

Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the Pierced Rectangles Dies and mount onto a black card base.

Fussy-cut along the edge of the Roses In Paris background image and mount onto the card front to finish off the card.

Very quick and easy- I think that this would be a great card to create multiples to have on hand for any occasion, don't you?

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own this week!

If you do have chance to create something using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- JulieGearinger

March 28, 2017

Roses in Paris


Hello,  Avril here today and I've got another card to show using the Roses in Paris collage stamp  from Artistic Outpost.

I've been playing with the Distress Oxide inks again to make my background, this time I only used Vintage Photo Oxide ink.  My Roses in Paris image was stamped in Black Archival onto my inky piece of card and fussy cut around the border.  I coloured the roses and leaves with water colours.

The base card was stamped with the Music Script from Ephemera Backgrounds, again using Vintage Photo Oxide.  I also blended the ink lightly onto the card and lightly spritzed with water to achieve a soft vintage look.

If you've been creating with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, we would love to see what you make, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook  page.

Thanks for calling in and I hope you have a great creative week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

March 25, 2017

Parisian Thanks

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a fun Mixed Media card designed with the Roses in Paris background stamp along ODBD Custom Dies- Bitty Blossoms and Thanks (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


For the background, I heat embossed the Roses in Paris image using white embossing powder onto white cardstock and added color with water-based markers (wiping each off carefully before adding a new color) followed by sponging green and brown distress inks over the entire surface.  I also added a bit of splatter with plain water (dipping my fingers into the water and flicking onto the paper).

The background image was carefully cut along the jagged edge before mounting onto white cardstock , trimming and layering with an olive green cardstock.   

I finished off the card by adding the Thanks Die sentiment along with the Bitty Blossoms Dies for the flowers. *** FYI *** The Thanks Die was die cut three times- once from gold foil and layered onto two dies cut from purple cardstock to add a bit more dimension.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own this week!

If you do have chance to create something using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, please don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

March 21, 2017

1818 Eau de Parfum


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing another card made with the Eau de Parfum stamp from Artistic Outpost.

My image was stamped onto a background made with Broken China and Vintage photo Distress Oxide inks.  I pressed the inkpads onto my craft mat and spritzed with lots of water, then dipped the card into the watery inks and dried between layers of ink.  I used pencils to add pops of colour to the flowers.

The base card uses just the Broken China Oxide ink.

If you've been creative with any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love to see what you make, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for  calling in, and  have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


March 18, 2017

Paris in Spring

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the Eiffel Collage background stamp along Grunge Elements and ODBD Custom Dies- Circles and Pierced Circles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs)


This was a fairly easy card to create- stamp the Eiffel Collage background image on two pieces of white cardstock and watercolor with markers.

Fussy cut one of the Eiffel Collage images around the outside edge before cutting it into thirds and distress the edges with a distressing tool.  Mount the three panels onto black cardstock, “age” the paper with vintage photo distress ink and splash a bit of water onto the background to add additional distressing.

Die cut the girl/dove image using the Circles Dies from the other Eiffel Collage panel and mount onto a circle of black cardstock (die cut and embossed with the Pierced Circles Dies).
 
Sponge the white card base with vintage photo distress ink and stamp the splatter image from Grunge Elements onto the edge using black soot distress ink.

Mount the layered panel onto the card front and adhere the circle die cut image with dimensional foam.

Use an extra fine white paint pen to add a few highlights to the flower centers and a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the Eiffel Tower as well as the flower petals.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own this week!

If you do have chance to create something using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, don’t forget, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

March 14, 2017

Eau De Parfum


Hello, Avril here today with a card using the Eau de Parfum  stamp.

The image was stamped with Black Archival and coloured with watercolours.  I distressed the background with Antique Linen Distress ink.

I stamped the image again and fussy cut the bottle adding colour before coating it with Glossy Accents.

The background paper is from the Vagabond Treasures paper pad and I've also added one of the Beautiful Borders, die cut from cream card.

Don't forget, if you create anything with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, we would love to see what you've made, so why not share with us at our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for calling in and have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer


March 13, 2017

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March 11, 2017

Eau de Parfum- A Touch O' Green and Gold

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a quick  Mixed Media card designed with the Eau de Parfum background stamp along with ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, I decided to add a touch of green and gold in celebration :-)

To create this card, I stamped the Eau de Parfum background stamp with archival black ink onto white cardstock and colored the image with watercolor pencils, water-based markers as well as a gold and white paint pen.

I also added frost white shimmer paint to the flower petals as well used a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the perfume bottle (sorry, it is difficult to see the shimmer in the photo).

I finished off the card by fussy-cutting around the jagged edge of the stamped image, layering onto black cardstock before layering again onto a piece of emerald cardstock that was die cut and embossed using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Quick and easy for sure!  I had fun coloring this pretty image and since it does not have too many layers, it should not require additional postage- yea!!

Please don't forget, if you have chance to create a project of your own using any of your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope all of you have a wonderful week! 

Designer- Julie Gearinger

March 7, 2017

Eiffel Collage


Hello, Avril here today and I'm showcasing a card using one of the February New Release - Eiffel Collage.

I stamped the image with black Archival ink, distressed with Vintage Photo and coloured the focal part of the image with water colours.  For some extra dimension, I stamped the image again and fussy cut only the flowers, coloured, shaped and added these with foam tape.

I used one of the pretty papers from the Blushing Rose Collection for my base card and added in a stamped Postcard heading from Ephemera Backgrounds.

I hope I've encouraged you to ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and start creating, and if so, we would love to see what you make, so please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week.

Avril Bailey  :  Designer

March 4, 2017

Eau de Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card designed with the Eau de Parfum background stamp along with ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Rectangles and Beautiful Borders (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create this card, I heat embossed the Eau de Parfum background stamp with brown embossing powder onto vanilla cardstock, used water based markers to watercolor the image along with distress inks to "age" the paper.

I die cut a soft plum cardstock using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, split the die cut in the middle and layered onto dark purple cardstock along with the vanilla die cut border (from the ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies) and purple ribbon before adding the main focal image panel.

I used an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the flowers and added a few pearls to finish off the card.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I hope this card has inspired you to create something this weekend with your Artistic Outpost stamps, and if so, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger

February 28, 2017

Roses in Paris


Hello, Avril here today featuring a card from the February New Release Roses in Paris.

I started by stamping the image with Black Archival and then stamped it again with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and fussy cut the birds.

I shaded the image with Distress inks, Antique Linen and Broken China before colouring the leaves and flowers with inks, then attached my blue birds.

The base card was stamped with the Music Script from the Ephemera Backgrounds using Broken China DI and then I used the same ink to lightly distress. The image, matted onto a fussy cut black layer of card was then attached to the base card.

Don't forget, if you get creative using your Artistic Outpost Rubber stamps, we would love to see it, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week

Avril Bailey  :  Designer


February 27, 2017

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