Wednesday 28 March 2012

More New Releases From ARTISTIC OUTPOST

March is Women's History Month in the US, and Artistic Outpost wants to celebrate all of our customers of the female persuasion by offering THREE brand new collections that should tickle any gal's fancy.
Quote & Quotables:  Women, ladies, girls...they say the darndest things. This collection of 9 fanciful quotes features idyllic and profound statements by Helen Keller, Lucille Ball, and Audrey Hepburn among others.

Secretary Pool Featuring retro images including a typewriter, paper clip, staple collage, telephone, and a wonderful vintage alphabet, enjoy creating whimsical cards and other works of art with this versatile vintage collection.
I created a vintage card using the two plates above using broken china and vintage photo ink, throwing into the mix plenty of distressing and torn edges.
I cut a piece of white card 5.5" x 5.5" and then cut up into pieces and stamped each image onto the segments with broken china ink.
All the stamped images were then aged, distressing and tearing some of the edges to add to that worn/aged feel adding plenty of vintage photo ink to the edges.
I stamped the sentiment "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" to my typewriter paper from the Quote & Quotables plate. To add a little dimension I added NOTES (printed from my computer) to jump rings, adding glossy accents to adhere. 
Flower Market Inspired by the famous flower markets of France, this collection of spring images includes 13 images including daffodils, lavender, poppies, and a cherub French girl who will most likely be chasing butterflies.

I wanted to try something a little different for the Flower Market plate so decided to alter an old tin I picked up from my local antiques store.
I sanded my tin and then coloured with alcohol ink, adding a little trim which I also coloured with gold mixative alcohol ink to blend with my background and to add a little interest.
Pages from an old vintage book were added to the inside of my tin, colouring with wild honey Distress Ink and bending the corners slightly to add to that worn look of the tin. I stamped my images onto white card and coloured with Distress Inks and a water brush.  A little film strip ribbon has been added to the bottom with the word GRATITUDE added from the sentiment available in this set. My dragonfly has been added to acetate to give the appearance of it floating in the air.
The front of my tin also has a little frame added, framing the girls face, adding glossy accents to the centre for a little dimension. For further interest I have added a brass bird charm.

All three stamp collections measure 8.5" x 5.5". They are available unmounted as a sheet of beautiful red rubber, or you can have our wonderful owner Steven mount them on clingfoam and hand trim them to perfection.  The mounted stamps come with a plastic index sheet / cling card for ease of storage.

Pop along to my fellow DT members, inspiration is abound!

·  Yvonne Garner

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x   


Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow Tracy.
Your new work with the new stamps are FANTASTIC !!!!
Love the little tin and your card is grandios. xoxo

cheryl said...

oh wow wow and wow Hun you sure have done yourself proud with these stamps Hun they are just amazing,beautiful work,love the wee tin its gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic card and tin! Love the grid card with the secretary images! Clever to put the sentiment in the typewriter! LOVE the tin! I love that there is a secret garden inside the tin. The little portrait of the girl is so clever and a beautiful detail!

Artyjen said...

Lovely stuff Tracy....beautiful.
xoxo Sioux
Like those sayings...always on the look out for great sayings ;)

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

That altered tin is just amazing!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super pieces for this release Tracy! Love the colors you worked with for the Secretary Pool - so soft and feminine. And your altered tin just ROCKS. Love what you have one with it too especially the little girl peaking out from behind the poppy and how you framed her picture. Very cool!


Jingle said...

LOVE your projects! These stamps are incredible! I really love that plate of sentiments! Those are amazing!

Kate Yetter said...

These projects are fabulous! I especially love your vintage altoid tin!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Tracy! Well you always amaze and inspire me! Love the collage card you created it truly showcases the stamp images to the max and your little tin is just a dream. Moshe truly is just the perfect size to live there isn't she? Bravo! My best to you! Yvonne

Anonymous said...

A fabulous collection of artwork with the new stamp sets. Quite inspirational.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW WOW WOW is right! And to think you got a late start! The tin is genius, and the patchwork, torn images in blue is eye candy! You rocked this!

Brenda Brown said...

These are both fabulous pieces Tracy. I love the use of the two colours on the distressed card and your tin is just divine.
hugs ~brenda~ xox

hazel said...

Beautiful pieces Tracy, the altered tin is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful showcase of the new AO images! love the colors on your Secretary card, and the little cherub catching butterflies in the poppy field on your altered tin is just beautiful!