Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Artistic Outpost Sleigh Ride

A new wintery Christmas set from Artistic Outpost...Sleigh Ride!
Hooray! I love Christmas stamps!

Sleigh RideSleigh Ride features nostalgic images of children in their coats and finery, perfect for your winter or holiday projects. We also feature a versatile background stamp of glistening pine trees and holiday sentiments and collage elements.
These stamps are available both as an unmounted sheet of red rubber measuring 8.5" x 5.5" or mounted on EZMount clingfoam, pre-trimmed, and stored on a printed cling card.

Here's one of the cards I created with these beautiful stamps!
I started with the children and sleigh stamped on white paper.  I masked them to stamp the trees in the background.  I used Ranger Pesto and Bottle to ink the trees.  Because they didn't stamp quite up to the edges of the children, I filled in the space with Copics.  I also added a bit of shading to the trees.  The children were colored with the Copics you see in the photo except for the greens.
I used a very dark green mat to frame the image, then dark red and another dark green one.  There are little brads in each corner.

I stamped the verse with Ranger Raisin on white paper.  I colored the background with Copics using several grays and B60.  To create the frame shape, I first cut out the verse with a Spellbinders S4-138 Petite Ovals LG #2.  Then I trimmed straight across the top of the verse.  I cut the dark green mat with S4-140 Petite Ovals SM #3.  I trimmed it to match the verse leaving a 1/8" edge at the top.  I tucked it under the mat of my main image so it looks almost like it's all one piece.  I like the curve of the oval frame with the curve of the sleigh runners. The card front is pale bluish purple Bazzill. 

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blogs to see what lovely creations they made:

 I know you'll find lots of inspiration from all these talented ladies!
Have a stamping great day!


Lynn Stevens said...

Great coloring Judy, they look dimensional!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely coloring on the children and trees and the design on your card is wonderful!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful design, love the rich deep coloring! Beautiful holiday card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Also, thank you for always sharing such great directions.

slbt17 said...

Wow - very nice!

SmilynStef said...

The masking is perfection and the colors are so rich ... gorgeous design.

Connie Fossenier said...

Judy you really did a superb job on your card, especially the masking and the stamping of the trees..I love the depth of greens you achieved.
connie paxman

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful GF! Luv the details in the children, the masking is perfect for the images, and appears very dimensional!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you coloring is just so wonderful. Great card!

BarbaraW said...

This card is wonderful. I love the deep, vivid colors. Lovely scene.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...