Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Artistic Outpost releases new British inspired stamp sets!!!

Today Artistic Outpost is releasing 2 new sets of stamps with a British accent!!!

Here's the details from Artistic Outpost:

Artistic Outpost is celebrating a British Invasion.

Our two newest stamp collections, available in both unmounted rubber sheets or pre-trimmed and mounted on foam, include both a classic vintage set and a fun and funky homage to all things London.

Loverly London is a collection of vintage inspired imagery of our idealized London. This collection takes some liberties with "My Fair Lady", because we can't help but picture the gentleman in his "dinner jacket" and hat as Professor Higgins and the lovely lady as Eliza Doolittle.

This collection is perfect for incorporating your steampunk elements and other collaged themes.
Now for a horse of a funkier color, London Underground is what we think are some of the coolest stamps featuring stylized collage elements. Have fun creating mixed media collages with all these elements. We can't wait to see what you create with the vintage underground sign and the Union Jack.

Both collections are right on trend with things happening in the media and home decor. So get on the "tube" with us, and let's all go U.K.!!!

If you love these stamps, check out this special price at Artistic Outpost:   Spend $42 on rubber stamps, and you can save 20%.   Simply use the code London at check out! 

Now for some inspiration!

Check out all the Artistic Outpost Design Team blogs to see what they created with all these new stamps!!!

Robyn Phelan Sharp, Owner
Gerrie Johnnic
Lisa Somerville
Judy Hayes - You're here!!
Lynn Stevens
Barbara Washington
Stephanie Severin
Suzanne Czosek
Louise Granlund

And here's my creation with stamps from Loverly London!

I have to be honest, I'm not sure who this woman is!  I've never been too interested in history.  Definitely not British history!!!  No offense to anyone! 

I had fun stamping this woman just the same!!!
I simply stamped her with black ink and added just a touch of color to her skin and dress with Copic markers.  I cut her out and created this frame to set her into.  I used Spellbinders Labels Twenty S5-026 #3 and 4 to cut and emboss the frame out of Graphic 45 paper.  I sanded the embossed edges to reveal the inner white of the paper.  I cut a piece of cream cs with Labels Twenty #4 for the background.  On that piece I stamped the London skyline using Memento London Fog.  Appropriate, huh??!!  Not so visible, I also stamped the top of the newspaper stamp below the city.    The lady is tucked behind the frame at the bottom with her head in front of the frame.  I used 3D Foam Squares to pop her forward. 
For the background, I cut Spellbinders Labels Nineteen S4-311 from another Graphic 45 paper.  I didn't emboss this piece.  Instead, I ran a black marker along the edge.  It makes the edge shape stand out against the next patterned paper.  Again, I chose a paper from Graphic 45.  The colors all work so well together!!!
It's cut a little smaller than the card front so I could add a black mat.   I stamped the verse on cream card stock and clear heat embossed it.  It's matted with a narrow black edge and mounted to the card with 3D Foam Squares.
Isn't she loverly???
With the London Underground stamps, I put together this tag:

I started with the smaller image of the soldiers.  I stamped it onto cream card stock with Ranger Espresso ink.  I trimmed it close.  Then I added a touch of Cranberry ink to the uniforms and Distress Stormy Sky to the background.  I used both of these ink colors for the entire tag.
I stamped "London", trimmed it close and adhered it with foam tape.  I also stamped one soldier again and trimmed him close.  I mounted him over the original image with foam tape.   I stamped the words "Carry On" with black ink and clear heat embossed them.  The tiny crown was stamped and heat embossed with gold EP. It's popped up with foam tape, too. 
Since I wanted that piece at the bottom of my tag, I stamped Big Ben, the flag background and the smaller flag at the top of the tag.  I added some of the newspaper image along the edges, again with Espresso ink.  I rubbed Stormy Sky onto the edges blending it towards the center.  I added Pumice Stone to "Big Ben" except for the clock face.
At top,  I added a piece of seam binding colored with Stormy Sky ink and a button.
Big Ben stamp is from Loverly London.  All the other stamps are from London Underground.

Be sure to check out the other Design Team blogs! You'll find lots of inspiration!!!

It was so loverly of you to stop!!!!


Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful samples Judy. I think the stamp is Ms Doolittle.
Hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Elegant card and perfect setting for the image. Love the skyline faintly behind her. The tag is wonderful. Beautiful layering of images and design!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creations and wonderful way to showcase the images. Tracy x

Judy Hayes said...

Thanks Lynn for her name!
Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Oh, judy, judy, judy...just jammed full of jolly talent!

SmilynStef said...

Love the background stamping and frame with your loverly lady ... and your coloring with the distress ink really brings your tag to life.

Margie Higuchi said...

Great sets esp. the second one shown! Boy, you've been busy! LOL!! Not sure which is my favorite - all :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes btw! You're too sweet! xo

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful card and tag using this months London release! The first card with Ms. Doolittle is very striking, wonderful collage on your tag!

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card and fab tag. Great London art.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Love the vintage feel to your card, Judy. And your tag has a fabulous mix of these stamps, looks great!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Loverly card and tag Judy....the way you framed out the lady is just fabby! Sorry this is so late, I've been out of town.