Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Artistic Outpost Stamps!

Hello Everyone! 

New stamps from Artistic Outpost today!  Woohoo!!!  Love new stamps!

Here are the 3 new sets:

Whimsical MelangeDesigned as background and embellishment images, this collection features whimsical frames sized perfectly for cards and ATCs as well as unique scrollwork, pennants in two sizes, and other whimsical bits.  Mix and match these stamps with our other collections to add a touch of something special and unique to all your projects.

TypographyFrom Mark Twain to Winnie the Pooh to Bob Marley, this collection of unique sayings and sentiments includes our favorite quotes from some of our favorite artists and characters. Designed to mix and match with our other stamp collections. Stamp sheet measures 8.5" x 5.5". Stamps are available as an unmounted sheet of red rubber or pre-trimmed and mounted on EZMount cling foam.
A Favorite Book

Favorite BookFeaturing vintage images of children reading, this collection provides focal images of something we wish our kids would do more of....slowing down, being quiet, and enjoying a good book. Images are designed with our other background collections in mind, such as Ephemeral Backgrounds and Whimsical Melange.

Be sure to look at all the other Design Team blogs for more inspiration!  You'll especially want to check out what they did with A Favorite Book, the set I didn't work with for this release.

  • Gerrie Johnnic

  • Lisa Somerville

  • Judy Hayes - you are here!

  • Lynn Stevens

  • Barbara Washington

  • Stephanie Severin

  • Connie Paxman

  • Suzanne Czosek

  • Louise Granlund

  • For this release, I chose to work with Whimsical Melange and Typography.  All the Artistic Outpost stamps work so well with each other!  I've combined the new stamps with a few others for one of my cards.

    My first card has a verse from Typography with images from Whimsical Melange.  How well they work together!

    I stamped the frame collage with Distress Chipped Sapphire on a pale yellow check paper from Authentique.  I added a little Tumbled Glass around the edges.  The verse is stamped with Warm Red Chalk Ink from Clearsnap.  I trimmed around the collage and layered it onto a red mat. 
    I stamped the little birds with StazOn Midnight Blue on the piece of aqua twill tape.  It's wrapped around the edges of the collage.  A button balances it.
    The card front is a piece of pale aqua check paper from My Mind's Eye.   I rounded the top corners and stamped the flourishes from Whimsical Melange with Warm Red ink.  I added a pale yellow strip across the bottom with portions of the ruler stamped at each edge.  It's wrapped with some bakers' twine.  I added touches of Distress Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass along the edges.
    This is a much brighter, lighter color combination than I usually use for my Artistic Outpost samples.  I really like the color combo!

    For my second card, I used an image from Gatsby along with images from Whimsical Melange and a verse from Typography.

    This is a little more my traditional style!  I started my collage by stamping Daisy from Gatsby using Ranger Cranberry and Espresso inks on white cardstock.  Then I added the circles, triangles and grid from Whimsical Melange with a combination of Espresso and Cranberry inks.  I added shading with Antique Linen ink.  Some of the red from my stamping moved with Antique Linen ink adding pinkish shading. I like the effect!  I have a photo below showing the stamping before any shading.  Then I heat set the inks really well.  I knew I wanted to stamp and emboss the verse.  If the inks around the verse were wet the embossing would stick to everything.  The verse is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with black EP.  When it was hot, I added clear EP and heated it again.  I wanted the letters to be dark and a little glossy.  My black EP was dull.  By adding the clear over it, I got some shine without losing the crispness of the letters.  I added more Antique Linen after I cut it out with Spellbinders Grand Large Labels and while the die template was still in place.  That left the edges lighter.  I added a black glossy mat and black brads in each corner. The card is ivory card stock.  I stamped the grid with Antique Linen and rubbed more ink along the edges. 
    To assemble the card, I adhered a piece of designer paper cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three - a new die template - to the card front.  I actually cut it in half to get more exposure along the edge of my collage.  I added some lace and adhered the collage over top.  I finished it with a stack of bows: a sheer bow, a silk bow and a button with string.  I tucked in a piece of lace and added 2 pearl head stick pins.
    Remember to do a little blog hopping to the other Design Team member blogs!  Lots of wonderful creations!

    Thanks for stopping!


    Louise (KardKrazy) said...

    Love that Daisy card -- beautiful!

    Suzanne C said...

    Lovely idea with the corners on the house. Beautiful color combos on both cards. Such a warm and beautiful daisy card.

    Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

    Love the warm colors...makes me ready for fall. It may not be quite in the 90's still in your neck of the woods.

    Beautiful artwork.

    SmilynStef said...

    I adore the colors in the first one ... and all of the fabulous combination of stamps ... fabulous!

    Mary Jo said...

    Judy you have done it again. These are stunning. Daisy is my favorite.

    Gerrie Johnnic said...

    Great release! Luvin' what you did with Daisy, so artsy GF!

    Margie Higuchi said...

    I love the two stamp sets you used. GREAT cards, Judy! Hmm...might need to put these on my ever growing wish list! LOL! Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend :0) xo

    BarbaraW said...

    Two superb cards. I love the second one, but I'm really drawn to the first. I love the colors and the layout.I think it was brilliant to use that stamp as corners.

    Elizabeth Allan said...

    Judy please don't make me pick a favorite... they are both amazing! I love the sentiments.

    Gloria Stengel said...

    I get the AO emails and saw that new stamps are out! I am in love with them. Hope to save my pennies! Your projects are great!

    Connie Fossenier said...

    You really brought these sets to Centre missed having mine done..but you gals rocked every set...
    connie paxman

    Lynn Stevens said...

    Judy, you are such an amazing artist. I just love seeing what you do with stamps. Awesome art!
    Hugs Lynn

    Lisa Somerville said...

    Wonderful use of this months releases! Love the vintage collage with Daisy and the use of the scroll works on your top piece!

    Hope and Chances said...

    Amazing cards, really lovely :)

    Kathy said...

    I love the Typography set and what you did with it. You are such an inspiration to me!

    Evette K. said...

    Oh Judy this is marvelous. Such warming colors and these are just so worth big smiles. TY for sharing.