Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Artistic Outpost stamps!!!

Good morning all!!!

Today Artistic Outpost is releasing 4 new stamp sets!

Gatsby features Artistic Outposts version of the main characters in photograph style with deco backgrounds.

Flapper Fashions is just that a wonderful collection of "flappers". You will find the size of these dames are PERFECT for card making and mixed media projects.

Huck Finn is a collection of collage and illustration images featuring Huck, paddle boats, and that friend of his Tom Sawyer.

Windows and Doors features some beautiful background and focal images that coordinate wonderfully with many other Artistic Outpost images.

All of the new stamp sets are available both as unmounted red rubber sheets for $14.00 or pre-cut and mounted on EZMount cling foam for $22.99.

For a limited time, if you purchase all four of these sets, you'll receive a 15% discount. Please note you must purchase all four to be eligible for the discounted price. Simply use the code: GATSBY during check out.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the other Design Team members for more inspiration.  I've listed their names and links to their blogs at end of this post.  The Artistic Outpost Gallery has more awesome samples! 

Now for my projects!

For this release, I chose to work with Gatsby, Windows and Doors and Flapper Fashions.

Watch for it in Create - Vintage Idea Book by Northridge available Jan. 1, 2012

Here's a card created with Flappers Fashion!

I stamped the Flapper script on white card stock to start.  Then I found the little brown frame - another castoff from some other project! It was cut and embossed with Spellbinders S5-012 Classic Frame die template.   I distressed it a bit and glued it over the Flapper story. 

Next, I stamped and colored the lady with Copic markers: E00, E13, E15, E21, E95, E97, W3.   I didn't try to match it to any paper, I just colored!  Once I had these pieces I looked for DP to coordiate.  I found this paper from Graphic 45.   Can you believe that color match?  Perfect!

I created a little flower from seam binding to add to one corner of the frame.  I pulled little tufts of seam binding through the holes of the other 2 visible corners.  I used the same seam binding to make the little pleated edge.  I simply put some glue on the seam binding and pleated it.   
The tiny brown dots are made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  This is a new product at my LSS.  It's so fun to add dimensional dots, etc. with it.   It really holds its shape as it dries.

 Windows and Doors is the last set I worked with.

I put together this ATC with the street lamp image from Windows and Doors.  The verse is also from that set.  I added a "flapper" from Flapper Fashions.   These sets all work together so well!  

I used my Ranger Distress Broken China Stain to color the background initially.  Then I added Distress ink around the edges to darken it. 

I stamped and cut apart the verse to add along the side. 

I colored my lady with Distress Stain, too!  I dabbed some stain on my glass work surface.  Then I picked up some color with a waterbrush and painted it on.  Her dress is Fired Brick.  The fox fur has Walnut Stain and Wild Honey.  It's the same color on the street light.  I used very watered down Fired Brick for the skin color. 

I sure hope I've inspired you today!  Aren't these new sets fabulous?  Wonderful vintage images!!!

Be sure to do a little blog hopping to see more inspiration
 from these Artistic Outpost Design Team members!

Judy Hayes  - you're here!

Thank you for stopping!!!


Robyn said...

beautiful, vintage art! love them all!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely use of the sets. Love the die cut frame on your first card. Beautiful designs.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab vintage cards! Wonderful use of the new releases - my favoriate is the framed image of Daisy!

Terry said...

Such a gorgeous collection! Love the vintage goodness you created with this release. Each and every one is beautiful!

Connie Fossenier said...

Very chic and the color combos on all of them...You really defined the versatility of these stamp plates...very inspiring.
connie paxman

Elizabeth Allan said...

Absolute perfection. Just love your style.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Such beautiful work, each and every one. The Gatsy frame is absolutely stunning!

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous cards. The framed image is amazing, and the skirted flapper card is so cool.

Lynn Stevens said...

Your Gatsby piece took my breath away!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful pieces, I too am in l uv with the first project!!