Happy Wednesday & Welcome to the monthly Artistic Outpost Blog Hop!! I’m excited to be here, as this is my 1st time participating in the monthly AO Blog Hop as a member of the AO Design Team!! I’ve joined in the monthly AO DT Blog Hops in the past, but just as an admirer and hopper, not as a participant and hoppee…Or wait, would it have been I was a hoppee, jumping around to the hoppers? OK–now I’m just confused, so on to today’s Hop!! ;)
The Artistic Outpost Design Team is – Terry * Tracy * Gerrie * Lisa * Kate * & Me and our theme this month is ‘Transportation’. I pulled out the old pick-up truck image from the Home stamp set and put it back on the road, thrice!
I’m also using stamps from the Chalkboard Wisdom set, too–one of the sentiments and the arrow. As this is a Design Team Blog Hop, I’m not going to keep you here very long, plus, as you can guess, I didn’t take any step-out pictures! This was one of those tags that seemed to magically come together from out of nowhere (after my first creation failed!) ;)
Although this is the back of my finished tag, this is how it started out. I’m using a jumbo #10 manila tag and used the wrinkle free Distress Stain technique for creating the backgrounds with Squeezed Lemonade & Barn Door DSs. I also used my air tool with my Black Soot DM to spritz ink spots all over the front & back surfaces.
Something else that I have going on, on the front of my tag is the Tissue Tape Resist technique, too. I applied tissue tape randomly and then ran the tag through the Distress Stain for the wrinkle free look. OH–and I also have some polka dots stenciled onto the front of the tag too, using my Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil with Antique Linen Distress Paint.
Each truck was treated the same-stamped in Cobalt, Vermillion & Olive Archival inks and heat embossed with Antiquities Frosted Crystals EP. They all got fussy cut and mounted onto each of their previously stamped spots on the front of the tag.
I stamped the quote onto manila stock a couple of times with Jet Black Archival ink, fussy cut and mounted onto the tag with matte gel. I also swiped a bit of matte gel over the surface of the cut out words to seal them, so I could smudge Black Soot Distress Marker around their edges, but wipe off any boo-boos. I kept my embellies easy with a sprocket gear on a jump ring, hanging from a wire pin, attached to stained seam binding-The sprocket gear looks like a steering wheel to me!
Thanks for hopping over for the Artistic Outpost Transportation Blog Hop today and don’t forget to check out the awesome creations my teammies made!
They are phenomenal and everyone’s styles are so different and fabulous, you’ll enjoy your visit to their blogs!!
Thanks again for stopping by and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Home & Chalkboard Wisdom (Artistic Outpost)
- Surfaces: #10 Jumbo Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Manila Stock; Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Distress Stains, Paint, Marker, Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Antiquities Frosted Crystals EP (Ranger)
- Gear Sprocket, Jump Ring & Wire Pin (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Seam Binding (The Funkie Junkie Boutique)
- Finger Knife (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Liquitex); Double-Back Tape (3M); Air Art Tool (Artworx); Ink Blending Tool; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun