A Total Effort

HELLO HELLO HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  It’s another bittersweet day for me, as, I’m departing the Artistic Outpost DT and today will be my last posting over at the Artistic Outpost Blog.

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This last year and a half on the Artistic Outpost DT has been just AWESOME and I can’t thank our Wonderful AO DT Leader Lisa and AO Company Owner Kelley, enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the AO DT!  I’ve loved being able to share my AO creations with you over these past 18 months and hope you’ll come over to the Artistic Outpost Blog for one last posting.

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  The Golf Club & Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Inks (Ranger); Crackle Glaze & Fluid Acrylic (DecoArt Media); Distress Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Kraft Card Stock (PTI); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Kraft Glassine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt)

Red, White and YUM!

HELLO HELLO HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  You can find me over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing a card I made using our new Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set–

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–It’s full of patriotic flavor and an adoration of ice cream!  It was a simple card to make, so, if you head over to the Artistic Outpost Blog for a little Red, White & Yum, I promise I won’t take up too much of your time 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Ice Cream Shoppe (Artistic Outpost)
  • Paper:  Patriotic Collection (ODBD); Red, White & Blue Card Stocks (PTI)
  • Die: Beautiful Borders (ODBD); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Black & White Pigment Inks (ColorBox); White Embossing Powder; Black Embossing Powder & Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Heat Embossing Gun; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Double-Backed Tape (3M)
  • Frosted Dots

Tee Time for Two

HAPPY SUNDAY & HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you Moms out there celebrating the holiday in the U.S.!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing a couple of cards I made with our new  The Golf Club stamp set, with a touch of a couple of images from another one of our new sets, Grunge Elements. 

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After you’ve had your Mom’s Day celebrations, join me over at Artistic Outpost!  I made today’s cards with both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in mind-because The Golf Club set is perfect for Moms & Dads who love golfing-so, come on over to see two totally easy cards to make for the golfer in your life!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  The Golf Club & Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)
  • Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Twinkling H20s; Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Kraft Core (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Kraft Card Stock (PTI)
  • Harlequin Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Fleur d’ lis Embossing Folder (Provo Craft); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • 3″ Round Gelli Plate; Brayer (Ranger); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool

March Releases-Part Deux

HI THERE & HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!  Today, us Artistic Outpost Design Team Gals are revisiting our Artistic Outpost March New Releases with a kind-of, impromptu Blog Hop–

Julie * Me (thanks for hopping by) * Avril * Terry * Tracy * Lisa

   Today, I’m sharing a card I made using our new Harvest & Grunge Elements stamp sets and the single Seed Packets Background image….

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…plus a sentiment from our Typography set.  I whipped this card up so fast that I took only two step-out photos (sorry!) —

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The background panel is an off-white, speckled card stock.  I die cut two circles out of manila stock to act as masks.

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I inked the Seed Packets Background stamp with Potting Soil Archival and stamped onto the masked panel.

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I stamped the image of the ‘kissin’ kids’, from our new Harvest stamp set, onto mixed-media paper with Potting Soil Archival and water colored with Distress Markers and my water brush.  I water colored the circles with Tumbled Glass DI and I also stamped the speckles image from our Grunge Elements set with Tumbled Glass DI, too.

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I fussy cut the kids with my finger knife and adhered into the water colored circles with matte Decou-Page.  When set, I ran through my sewing machine to add the stitched elements.  I roughed up the edges of the panel with my paper distresser and inked with Ground Espresso DI and an ink blending tool.

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The sentiment is from our Typography set and I stamped that onto mixed-media paper with Potting Soil Archival and fussy cut into word bands.  I inked the edges of the bands with Ground Espresso DI and mounted them onto dark brown card stock.  I then adhered the word bands onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and attached the finished panel to a kraft card base-which I had also stamped with the speckled image from the Grunge Elements Set–you can kind of the speckles there peeking out from behind the background panel.

I finished with inking the edges of the kraft card base with, you guessed it, Ground Espresso and my ink blending tool and that’s it!  You can see how this card came together so quickly–These new images from Artistic Outpost just make creating soooo easy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you’re hopping through on our Artistic Outpost New Release ‘re-deux’, you’re next blog stop is Avril, but here’s the entire line-up for you….

Julie * Avril * Terry * Tracy * Lisa

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Harvest, Seed Packets Background, Grunge Elements & Typography (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Kraft, Speckled & Dark Brown Card Stocks (PTI); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Water Brush; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Ink Blending Tool (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)

Ice Cream Man

HELLO THERE & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing the second project that I featured during our New March Release Blog Hop last month–

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I’m using images from two of our New Release stamp sets—

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Ice Cream Shoppe and…

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….Grunge Elements.

For all of the details, come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog!!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Ice Cream Shoppe & Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Pink Card Stock (PTI)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Pencil Eraser; Acetate Sheet; Gift Card

Harvest Altered Burlap Panel

Hi There & Happy Sunday!!  I’m over at the Artistic Outpost Blog today sharing the altered burlap canvas that I shared earlier this week during our New Release Blog Hop event.

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I took a few step-outs while I was altering this panel, if you’d like to come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog and have a looksee?  I won’t keep you long, I promise!! 😉 🙂

Hope to see you over there!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Harvest & Seed Packets Background (Artistic Outpost)
  • 5″x7″ Burlap Panel; Tissue Paper; Brown & Tan Card Stocks (PTI)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Texture Sand (DecoArt Media)
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Ultra Matte Varnish (DecoArt Media)
  • Small & Large Brads; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Flat Paint Brushes