Call Your Mother

HELLO HELLO HELLO & HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY for a second time today!!  I’m back again to close out the week long Women Rule the World Event we’ve been having at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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We want you to bring your “femme fatales” creations over to The Portal for a chance to win a $10 shopping spree at the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen’s Veranda online stores and you’ve got until midnight (PST) May 15th to link up.  Maybe my offering today will spur guilt motivate you into the mood to join in…….?  😉

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My card could be the kind of card that a Mother sends to her kids to gently remind them to call on those special occasions–Like Mother’s Day!!  Today!!  Like, Call Today!!  It’s not really a greeting card-more like a warning card! LOL  🙂

So, while all those children are now guilted into calling their Moms, I’ve got a few pics of what I did to make this card–Let me show you!!

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I gathered a few of my favorite Lost Coast Designs images–Early Stitch n’ Bitch, Doodle Circles and not in the photo, the Cat Quote stamp.  I also pulled out some DecoArt Media fluid acrylics and my 5″ x 7″ gelli plate….

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I applied dots of DAM Dark Grey Value 3 & Quinacridone Violet to the gelli plate and brayered to blend.

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I pressed a piece of mixed-media paper into the gelli plate for this first layer of color.  I wasn’t ‘feelin’ it’ with these colors, so behind the scenes, I brayered an additional layer of DAM Titanium White over the gelli plate and pressed the panel back down into the paint.

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I like the additional layer of white over the darker colors–there’s now this neat marbled effect going on with a slight hint of looking like plaster, too–COOL!!

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Using Jet Black Archival ink, I stamped our Doodle Circles onto the gelli print background and separately, stamped the Early Stitch n’ Bitch ladies onto a piece of white card stock and die cut into their respective little cirlces.

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I added a layer of stenciling using WV’s Add a Stencil and Polka Dotty stencils with DAM Titanium White fluid acrylic and Picked Raspberry DI.  The random script in the background is our Cat Quotes stamp that I randomly applied here and there with Jet Black Archival.

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Behind the scenes, after I die cut the EBnS ladies into their circles, I coated them matte Decou-Page, heat set then brushed a layer of DAM Crackle Glaze and allowed to air dry.

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When the crackle was dry, I applied Black Soot DI onto the surfaces then rubbed into the cracks with my fingers.

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I edged the circles with Black Soot DP and heat set.  I adhered the ladies onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and framed them with ‘enameled’ circles.  When all of the circles and their frames were dry and set into place, I ran the panel through my sewing machine to add all of the stitched accents.

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I created the quote with my computer and printed out onto white card stock, fussy cut into word bands then gave them the old crackle treatment.  I mounted the word bands onto black card stock, adhered to the panel with matte Decou-Page and added a few black rhinestones for a little blingy-bling.  I adhered the panel onto a top-folded piece of lavender colored card stock and finished it all off with a rubbing of Black Soot DI along all of the edges.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the creations my fellow LCDCV DTmates have shared this week for our Women Rule the World event, and even though today is the last day of DT projects, you’ve got until next Sunday, May 15th to enter your projects for the occasion.

Thanks so much for coming over to my blog today and Happy Mother’s Day again to all you Moms out there celebrating!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Early Stitch n’ Bitch, Doodle Circles & Cat Script (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Archival Ink, Black Embossing Powder & Watermark Ink (Ranger); Fluid Acrylics & Crackle Glaze (DecoArt Media); Distress Ink & Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); White Card Stock (PTI); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Add a Stencil & Polka Dotty Stencils (Wendy Vecchi)
  • 5″x 7″ Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger)
  • Framed Circles Die & Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Ink Blending Tool (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Black Rhinestones

Get a Man

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  Happy Sunday!!  WOW, it’s been a busy weekend here at Ain’t That Artsy Fartsy!!  Lots of end of month/first of month creations flying through the ethernet and today is no exception–I’m here with my weekly sneak peek for the Artistic Outpost Blog

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I’m trying to get a little bit ahead on making things for Valentine’s Day, so I have another sweetheart themed project to share with you using our Cowgirl Strength stamp set.  Come on over to the Artistic Outpost Blog and see what I created this week–Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Cowgirl Strength (Artistic Outpost)
  • Fluid Acrylic Paints (DecoArt Media); Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Pigment Ink (ColorBox); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Black Modeling Paste (DecoArt Media); Twinkling H20s; White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations); Purple Card Stock (PTI)
  • Hearts Stencil (Tim Holtz/SA)
  • Palette Knife; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Scissors; Brayer (Ranger); Round Paint Brush; Water Brush; Pencil w/eraser; Gift Card

Fashion in Pink

Hi There!!  Happy Sunday!!  I’m back with my weekly sneak peek for Artistic Outpost.

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It’s a quick post over at AO too, because, not to spoil anything, but I’m sharing card #2 of the trio that I’ve made with our new Vintage Fashion stamp set.

Hope to see ya’ there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Vintage Fashion (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Crafter’s Acrylics (DecoArt); Distress Ink & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Twinkling H2Os; Fresco Chalk Finish Acrylic (PaperArtsy); Fluid Acrylic (DecoArt Media); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Coffee Stained Manila Stock; Coffee Stained Vellum
  • Flourishes Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Tiny Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Tiny Self-Adhesive Pearls
  • Palette Knife; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Scissors; Paint Brush

Football Philosophy

Hello There & Happy Sunday!!  Now that we’ve had our AO New Release blog hop, I can start sharing all of the fun projects I’ve been making with the new Artistic Outpost stamp sets.  I shared a peek of today’s AO creation on Wednesday, but here’s another to entice you over to the Artistic Outpost blog for a few more details–

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

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Go Team (Artistic Outpost)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Dylusions Acrylics (Ranger); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • #8 Manila Tag (Ranger); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Kraft Glassine; Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Measured LS (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Tiny Attacher & Natural Trimmings (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Finger Knife & Scissors (Fiskars); Air Art Tool (Artworx)

Whatever You Are

Hi There!! I’m back!!  I know, it’s been a little busy around here lately–That’s OK because I like it like that, I hope you do, too!!  Here we are, the first Monday of August and that means it’s time for our monthly Product Focus Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost!! Join me and my fellow AO Design Teammies as we showcase images from our Verses & Greetings line of stamps for you!!

TracyShari (you are here!) * Terry * Gerrie  

(Lisa and Kate are sitting this one out, but you can always go by their blogs to see what they’ve been up to-)  🙂

After hopping, how about some shopping?  All stamp sets in the Verses & Greetings category at the Artistic Outpost online store are ON SALE for 20% off now through Saturday, August 8, 2015.  No code is needed to shop this sale, the sale price will be reflected in the shopping cart (retail purchases only).

I’m using our Typography set–

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–along with Generation Redux to create my card today.

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This card was really easy to make, as I already had the background panel ready to go and I knew which AO images I was going to use.

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I’m using another piece of this master board I made last week.

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I had to show you a close-up of what this background looks like, before I start covering it up.  I just love how pressing the stencil around on the gelli plate transfers the different paint colors about!

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This demure young woman is in the Generation Redux set (and another one of my fav AO images) and I stamped her onto my panel with Jet Black Archival and heat set, then I roughed up the edges with my paper distresser.

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I added lines & circles of paint with an old gift card and a paint cap.  I’m using DAM Fluid Acrylics in Carbon Black & Translucent White and PA Chalk Fresco Acrylic in Banana.

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I stamped this image again onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored with my Distress Markers and water brush.  I fussy cut her out and added Diamond Glaze to her glasses.

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I mounted her onto the panel with matte Decou-Page and outlined her with Black Soot DI and my water brush.  I added a second outline with my white gel pen and anchored her with some messy machine stitching.

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This is one of the quotes found in the Typography set, a set filled with fantastic verses!  I stamped it onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival and carefully fussy cut with my finger knife.  I adhered the pieces of stamped tissue paper to the panel with matte Decou-Page and let air dry.  Once it was dry, I outlined them with the fine tip of my Black Soot DM and my white gel pen.

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I inked the edges with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool and attached to a dark purple card base.  Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!!

Thanks so much for coming back today and hopping along in our August Product Focus feature!  If you’re hopping in order Terry is next, but if you like to hop in no particular order, here’s the line-up again–

Tracy * Me * Terry * Gerrie

I’ll be quiet here this week as my Mom-in-Law is in town visiting for a few days, but I’ll be back on Sunday for my regular weekly posting for Artistic Outpost 🙂

Have a GREAT week and-Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Typography & Generation Redux (Artistic Outpost)
  • Paints:  Chalk Fresco Acrylics (PaperArtsy); Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media); Distress Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Tissue Paper; Harlequin Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Sewing Machine (Kenmore)
  • Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Flat Paint Brush; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Gift Card; Paint Cap

Saved from a Rainy Day

Hi There!! Happy Sunday!!  I’m posting for Artistic Outpost today and I’m so glad that I ran across this card in my ‘finished’ stack, because it’s one I made for our Spring New Release back in May that I haven’t shared yet!

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Oh these kids, I just love them–they’re so sweet with the boy holding the umbrella over the little girl!  I’m using images from our Springtime and The Outpost stamp sets in today’s card.

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This image of these gelli prints may look familiar-it’s from from one of my New Release postings in June (In The Rain).  These are two gelli print backgrounds made with DA Crafters Acrylics in Daffodil Yellow & Turquoise and DAM Translucent White fluid acrylic.

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For today’s card, I’m using the panel on the left with the Flourish LS imprint that didn’t take too well.  You can barely see some of the design from the stencil, but I’m totally OK with that.  I really like this panel for what I call the ‘splotchiness’ of colors.

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I stamped the house & tree image found in The Outpost set, onto the panel with Jet Black Archival.  I stamped the script image randomly across the background with Mustard Seed DI and applied strips of Sketchbook tissue tape here and there.  I used an old gift card to add the lines of paint.  The house image was stamped separately onto a painted panel of stock with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut.

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I stamped the children from the Springtime set onto the background panel and onto a separate piece of stock with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut.  Even though you can see the stamped image behind them, like a shadow, I still outlined them with Walnut Stain DI and my water brush.  I stamped the umbrella separately with Mustard Seed DI, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and fussy cut.

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Using Jet Black Archival, I stamped the quote several times onto tissue paper and fussy cut.  I also stamped the quote again onto white card stock and fussy cut.  I adhered the tissue paper quotes to the border with matte multi-medium and I mounted the card stock quotes onto black card stock and adhered onto the panel with matte multi-medium.  I finished the panel by inking the edges with Black Soot DI and  a splattering of Black Soot DP over the entire surface with a round water color brush.

I hope you enjoyed today’s visit back to Spring, maybe back to memories of cooler temperatures and rain and cooler temperatures?! I could use some cooler temps right about now!  We’re back into the triple digits for this 1st weekend of August, Summer is firmly replanted into place!!

OH–Speaking of 1st’s…Tomorrow is the first Monday of the month, which means I’ll be back for our Product Focus feature!  Hope ya’ll can come back for a visit!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps: Springtime & The Outpost (Artistic Outpost)
  • Crafters Acrylics (DecoArt); Distress Paint & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Fluid Acrylic (DecoArt Media)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Tissue Paper; White Card Stock (PTI); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Clear Embossing Powder (WOW); Matte Multi-Medium
  • Heat Tool; Craft Sheet; Heat Embossing Gun; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Ink Blending Tool; Gift Card; Round WC Paint Brush; Water Brush