Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three New Artistic Outpost Stamp Sets!

Today, Artistic Outpost is releasing three new stamp sets!  All wonderful collections!

Beyond the Sea was inspired by the Bobby Darin song, “Beyond the Sea”. It features interchangeable main images including the perfect lighthouse, alluring couple, and longing clam digger. Perfect for cards, shadow boxes, and scrapbooking your seashore visits.
Bloom and Grow and Country Life represent two halves of one whole.
Bloom and Grow features more feminine elements including a perfect seed frame that you can use with so many of our stamps.

Country Life includes a little more fun “boy” imagery including the cutest little pig, chickens, and little boy. Mix and match both of these collections together or with our other collections such as Lovely Day and Home.

Enjoy all three collections together for a special price. From now until June 4th, purchase all three sets together for $36, that’s a savings of 15%. Simply use coupon code: SUMMER2010 at the Artistic Outpost website when you check-out.

Now for some inspiration!

This is a card I created with Country Life.  The little pig is just so cute, so realistic.  My Dad raised pigs when I was growing up.  I often helped with chores.  This AO pig has that inquisitive look that is so like pigs!
I stamped the barn and pig separately, of course.  I watercolored each of them. I trimmed the barn along the left edge of the stamped image.  On the right side, I left some extra space and extended the color beyond the image.  The pig hides the edge of image.  The pig is mounted on foam squares to bring it forward.   I stamped the verse, added a touch of brown watercolor and free hand cut it out.  I wanted it to look a little irregular, rough hewn.  It's also mounted with foam squares. 
The red and dark brown paper is from Core'dinations.  I embossed the texture into it by laying a piece of burlap on my Wizard cutting mat.  I misted the paper and placed it over the burlap.  Over that I placed the Spellbinders embossing sheet and 2nd cutting mat.  I ran it through my Wizard just like an Impressabilities.  The texture of the burlap was pressed into the paper.  I sanded it to show the texture and red color.  What a great texture plate!  Or should I call it a texture fabric!
The red mat around the farm is the back side of the Core'dinations paper.  There's also a narrow green mat. The card front is dark brown paper from Bazzill.....I'm not sure of the name. 
I'll post another project using a different new release set later today.  Stop back for more inspiration!
Be sure to visit the other Designers to see what they've created!  I know you won't be dissappointed!   Just click on a name to go to their blog.
Lisa  -  Gerrie  -  Cathy  -  Lynn  -  Shelly  -  Toni

Remember to stop back!


Cathy said...

Judy, what a wonderful "pig" card. Love the colors and details. Great Job!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Nice watercoloring Judy. He really is a sweet pig, at least in your card! LOL

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful watercoloring, love the Burlap background.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful scene and the pig says it all! He is going to take the blue ribbon!

tonistamps said...

This background is fantastic Judy! Love the dimension of the card too.

Shelly Hickox said...

Adorable card - can't wait to see the rest!