Wednesday, 16 May 2012

MONTHLY BLOG HOP......................

....................With Artistic Outpost and this month we are showcasing the fabulous Huck Finn and Route 66 plates.
I decided to use the Huck Finn plate, I love the collage of images and they are perfect for masculine cards.  I cut a circle from scrap paper and used the aperture as a mask and sponged the background with Distress Inks and then added the boat image with black Archival Ink.
For a little more interest I sponged broken china ink through sequin waste, I thought the circles from the sequin waste complemented the image in the large circle. I then stamped the text to the left hand side of my card, how fabulous is that wording.
I cut a smaller circle from white card and stamped part of the image and sponged with Distress Ink, adding to a little hessian to add to that beach/sea feel.
I enjoyed this spot stamping so much I decided to create a second card, this one is 5" x 7" and this time around I spritzed the Distress Inks in my circle to add to that watery/sea feel.
I stamped the two boys so that they appear to be glancing over at the boat. I coloured my images with Distress Markers and added "Dream", "Explore". and "Discover" to the top of the card, perfect for a young adventurous boys card. Three small gears and game spinner were added for a little more interest.
I cut a strip of washer from white card using the washer border die, coloured with Distress Inks and added to the bottom corner along with a gear, wooden button, twine and some hessian.

My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous pieces, pop along and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost are also holding a fabulous Referral Program, the theme being TRAVEL why not pop along HERE for all the details and there is a fabulous prize on offer too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate them all. Tracy x x

19 comments:

Sandy said...

So so beautiful Tracy.
I love the stamps and all the pretty details. xoxo

Paula Whittaker said...

fab...loving the stamps

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,what fantastic stamps,and you have showcased them to perfection Hun just amazing,love them,hugs Cherylxxx

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the cool feel with the colors, perfect for the sea :) Great texture and I love the layering of the images on the first card

Sandi said...

cool cards, hugs

Clarky J said...

wow another stunner Tracey! love the colours too x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is wonderful , love the way you have combined all the elements and the colours are fab! Hugs trace x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

I love all those textured bits and the way you masked the circle...then stamped the text over it. Gorgeous.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your design is absolutely fabulous, Tracy! I really LOVE the way you created the sponged circle, the colors, well everything about this card. It totally ROCKS!

Hugs,
Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine cards using the images from Huck Finn - love the added spotlighting of the images!

Yvonne Garner said...

Tracy, your cards are both fabulous! I was touched immediately by your color choices and I love how you echoed the circles throughout your card designs. The embellishments are the perfect finishing touch. Bravo! Yvonne

Barb Cady said...

Love the lads in the Second Card, and the Colours of Sea Blue with rust are Perfect Seaside Colours,Great x

Brenda Brown said...

These are fabulous Tracy, love the spot stamping,
hugs {brenda} xox

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely love how you colored these images....fantastic!!!!

Suzanne C said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the masked circle with the ship with the waterdrop water! Beautiful cards!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card with great elements.

hazel said...

Beautiful cards Tracy - what a great stamp set.
xxx Hazel.

sue law said...

Love the steamer, no I think I love them all. Great stamps and perfect samples!
Suex

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the first one Tracy, it has such a great sense of balance and harmonious in the color choices!
Beautiful!