Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I really love these old gals from Artistic Outpost's Generation Redux set. I love the vintage feel to them, like a portrait of a couple of sisters.
Purple card -
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Other: Perfect Plum grosgrain
This project is actually a matchbook style notepad.
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Soft Sky designer papers
Ink: Basic Brown
Other: big metallic brad (I cut the prongs off and just glued it to the front of the notepad).
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Door hanger is a wooden door hanger that I inked up with craft pads, and added some buttons, ribbon, and a layered image.
Cardstock: Garden Green, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel (craft), Close to Cocoa (craft)
Other: markers, Chocolate Chip wide ribbon, gold brads, buttons, natural hemp
Windmill card uses a Spectrum pad and some distressing around the edges.
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Patch spectrum
Other: rubber brayer
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Used the newly released Old Grist Mill from Artistic Outpost, for both of these cards! I love these images!
Fall leaves card -
Cardstock/Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Other: Really Rust eyelets
Sunflowers card -
Cardstock/Ink: Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Other: Basic Black eyelets
Sunday, September 13, 2009
- * 2 In Colors
- * a button
- * a scallop of some kind
- * Halloween theme
Stamps: House of Haunts, Woodgrain Background
Cardstock: Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Ink: Dusty Durango, Basic Black (Craft)
Other: Scallop edge punch, Large oval punch, Scallop oval punch, black hemp, mini glue dots, Stampin' dimensionals, metal button (from an old sweater)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Inside, I wrote "Happy Birthday Fishes!"
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: Brillian Blue, Only Orange, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise (sponged that all over white to make it water-like).
Other: Ornament/Modern Label/Boho Flowers/3/4" circle punches, eyelets, Brilliant Blue/Rose Red/Only Orange markers
Monday, September 7, 2009
Three different cards using the same set today! I'm working with the Generations Redux, and tried to come up with some really different looks for each thing.
First card features the two men.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Going Gray
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Other: Jumbo Silver eyelets, fancy CB embossing folder (forget the name of it)
Candle uses some leave/foliage stamps out of the set.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom
Other: Mellow Moss narrow organdy ribbon, cellophane bag, candle (dollar store)
This might be one of my favorites. I call it the Green Lady.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown, Certainly Celery
Other: Blush Blossom/Certainly Celery markers
No layers on this one at all! Very simple, and just a little bit of coloring. Card is 4 1/4" square.
Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink Craft
Other: Pretty in Pink grosgrain, Bashful Blue/Pretty in Pink/Only Orange/Creamy Caramel/Going Gray markers
I played in an "Out of the Box" challenge this week. The object is to use a stamp set, punch, die cut...anything really, to make something that it's not obviously intended for.
For this card, I used a halloween set to make ornaments, and used a tree to make branches.
Stamps: Pumpkin Patch & Four the Holidays (Holiday Mini catalog), Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Old Olive, Brushed Gold, Shimmery White
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Not Quite Navy, Gold Encore
Other: Ticket corner punch
Friday, September 4, 2009
This week's challenge is fittingly in honor of Labor Day. I have been dying to use this Onesie die that I got to make a mini scrapbook, so this was the perfect opportunity.
I used the white cardboard that comes in the back of designer papers for the front and back covers, to make it a little sturdier. Just used a glue stick to attach cardstock to both sides of each cover, then covered the fronts with the gingham paper.
The inside pages are just cardstock, with the gingham paper overlay. I cut the arms out, so the pink sleeves would show through and it wouldn't be so boring.
Bind it at the bottom, add some ribbon, and you're ready to put a few pictures in for a new Mom!
Stamps: So Many Scallops
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, pink gingham paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink Craft ink (showed up better than Classic)
Other: Scallop and 1 3/8" circle punches, Bind-it-All, white coils, White and Pink grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, glue stick
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I love the house and tree in this new set from Artistic Outpost called, funny enough - The Outpost!
I went for a mosaic type look for this card, and used a square punch so they're all perfectly the same size. I did kind of mess up with the placement of the colors...and for once, my tape held like cement and I couldn't pull them off.
Stamps: The Outpost
Cardstock: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Other: 1 1/4" square punch
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I love this little 3" x 3" acrylic magnet that I made using The Old Grist Mill.
The newest three collections from Artistic Outpost have a very natural vintage style, an ode to simpler times. They were inspired by some of their favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau. His simple advice to "simplify, simplify" are words we should use in our daily life - the hustle and bustle of work, home, and community - as well as in our art.
How often do we just need to stamp! Just the act of simply putting ink to rubber is calming and rewarding. We hope you find simple inspiration to create something that makes you happy. And, we know you will love and want all three. So for a limited time, they are offering 20% when you purchase all three stamp collections. Simply use coupon code: September2009 at check out.
The Outpost: This collection is inspired by their Serenity signature set and continues this theme with a much larger image of our "outpost". You will love the versatility of this collection including the ATC sized farm house, and the nostalgic pocket watch.
Old Grist Mill: Artistic Outpost lives in the South where covered bridges are not quite as common as they are in other parts of the US and Europe. However, they absolutely long to be driving through the countryside in the fall, stopping at each covered bridge, and just listening to the "clippety, clap" of the tires going over each floor board. Again, we are reminded to enjoy simple beauty.
Generation Redux: These vintage images are grunged up a bit in a unique collage style. They are designed to go with not only The Outpost and Old Grist Mill, but think of using them with Home as well. You'll love this generation and find that this style of photo stamp is a perfect versatile style to add that "human" element to your creations.
Be sure to check out what the other Design Team members have created using these new plates!!!