Happy Wednesday!! It’s a big day at Artistic Outpost–The first Artistic Outpost New Release of 2015!! It’s been hard to keep these images a secret, so I’m glad today is finally here! To celebrate the occasion, all of us Artistic Outpost Designers are having a blog hop today to unveil some of the projects we’ve been creating secretly behind the scenes.
Another fun thing happening is an AO Blog Hop contest!!* Just visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment (on mine, too) between today and January 23rd (10pm CST) and three randomly chosen winners will win a $15 gift certificate to the AO store. The Artistic Outpost Design Team is: Terry – Gerrie – Lisa – Kate – Tracy (and me!). Stop by my teammates blogs and enjoy their January 2015 New Release creations, won’t you, and while there, leave a little love, too 😉
I don’t want to keep you here long today–I want you to have enough energy to visit everyone’s blogs, so I’m going to quickly share the two cards I made for today’s New Release Blog Hop. I’m showcasing a card made with one of the new ATC-sized, collage-style, single stamps called Sound of the Sea….
…and a card made using one of the new stamp sets called Hat’s Off.
I created this ATC focal point for this card with the Sound of the Sea stamp. Lots of Distress Paints and Archival Inks and water coloring with Distress Markers made this image come to life. I achieved the background on the ATC by stamping the image onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival and adhering to the panel with matte gel. I finished with layering all of the other stamped, colored & fussy cut images and elements on top to create a mini seascape.
I even added an itty bitty little shell to the young girl’s hands to evoke that childhood wonder of hearing the ‘Sound of the Sea’ in a seashell 🙂
This is how I created the backgrounds of both the card base and the ATC focal point. I stamped the Ephemera Background image with Coffee Archival Ink directly onto the stock then adhered tissue paper, that had been stamped with the bicyclists from Hat’s Off in Jet Black Archival, over the surface with matte gel.
I made both of these cards so that the ATC centers are removable. When the recipient of the cards are done with displaying, they can remove the ATC centers and save as a special piece of mini-art 🙂
Thanks for joining me today for the first New Release of Artistic Outpost stamps for 2015!! It really does feel good to have this secret out!! I can’t wait to create and share more projects that I make with these new AO images!
Don’t forget to stop by my Artistic Outpost Design Team Members blogs to share in their creative excitement, too!! They’d appreciate hearing from you and each comment you leave at each blog, gives you a chance to win that $15 AO gift certificate 🙂
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Hat’s Off, Sound of the Sea & Ephemera Backgrounds (Artistic Outpost)
- Surfaces: Manila, Black & Kraft Stock; Chipboard; Tim Holtz Kraft Core (Core’dinations); Tissue Paper
- Distress Paints & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Bolivian Blue Twinkling H20s (Splash of Color); Bubbles Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490)
- UTEE (Melt Art/Ranger); Distress EP & Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Matte Gel (Liquitex); Clear EP (WOW); Cheesecloth; Small Seashell; Mini Foam Squares
- Craft Sheet; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Water Brush; Finger Knife (Fiskars);
*Prize Information: Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of AO stamps. You have until January 23, 2015 at 10:00pm CST to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Three random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the AO blog on January 24, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!