Wednesday, 22 May 2013

BOARDWALK



Artistic Outpost are celebrating the release of a new stamp plate and a Memorial Day Sale; celebrate the summer with new Artistic Outpost stamps and 15% off all rubber stamps. The sale is on until June 8th. No coupon code required. Your discount will be reflected in your shopping cart. Stock up on some new designs and enjoy your summer!


Today we would like to introduce you to the new BOARDWALK plate.
For the love of the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City's historic boardwalk, this stamp collection features a lovely ATC sized collage featuring Steel Pier, bathing beauties, a handsome gentleman, and other summertime elements. Collection available in both unmounted sheets of red rubber or precut and mounted on EZMount clingfoam.


For my first piece with the new collection I decided to decorate a frame painted with Fresco Finish Paint inky pool adding highlights with sky paint, using only a touch of paint to dry brush over the top. I also added Treasure silver gilding wax around the edges.
A piece of corrugated card has been added in the back of the frame adding machine stitching around the edges. The corrugated card adds wonderful texture to the backdrop. I also painted the card with touches of Gesso. I stamped the focal image first, masked her off and then stamped the Pier collage in the background. I then coloured with Distress Ink faded jeans and flicked with water to add bleached out areas in the background.
I added a bottle, coloured with Alcohol Ink and tied some natural twine around the neck of the bottle for added interest. I also included two summer Chitchat stickers and stamped 'under the boardwalk down by the sea' to the bottom of my frame.
White hessian has been added to the frame along with the two Steel Pier tickets, Chitchat sticker and carefree embellishment. I also added wooden letters to add 'SEA' to my frame.
I've also added more wooden letters to the top of the frame along with a couple of shells.


My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 
 

25 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

loving this Tracy - just perfect.

Gaby Bee said...

Hi Tracy, your creation is absolutely amazing and the new plate is gorgeous, too! I especially love the three ladies on the top.

Hugs,
Gaby

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic make with those wonderful stamps Trace, love what you did with them, and couldn't we just all do with a bottle of sunshine!

Buttons said...

This is superb Tracy. Love the way you have stitched that corrugated card and the little bottle is perfect. Hugs, Jenny x

Amanda said...

Great make, loving all the additional little touches especially your little bottle of sunshine
Love
Amanda

butterfly said...

Completely love the finish and colour on the frame, and the stitched layer; your bathing beauty looks delicious in blue... and that tiny jar is a fabulous touch! Love this!
Alison x

Deborah said...

Brilliant and beautiful!I love that little bottle.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

oh how I love this..beautiful...xoxox

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super cool frame, Tracy, just a feast of textures. The bottle and shells are terrific and I love the letters. The corrugated card and stitching are wonderful touches too!

Hugs,
Linda

Dianne said...

Tracy the frame is stunning, the colors are gorgeous, with all the added embellishments, perfect. Looove the corrugated background and sewing it was brilliant, the card you created, adding the stamped background, I thought it was all one image,brilliant, than just using the blue jean with those exciting drops , just brilliant, did I say brilliant, yes it a BRILLIANT make :O).
Thanks for all this inspiration and have a wonderful creative day..

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous altered frame! Love the colors and how you added the embelllishments! Makes for a wonderful wall hanging!

MichelleZ said...

This is fabulous! I love the new stamp plate and I love what you've done with it! Wonderful project!

Terry said...

What an incredible altered frame! Love the blues, so beachy and that bottle is a wonderful embellishment! This rocks!

Kate said...

Very nautical looking. I love how the frame looks like worn denim. the dark blue glass, the twine and shells are so complimentary. Gorgeous!
Kate

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Tracy, Loving this combination of colours and textures, I love the corrugated card, it gives a really wholesome background, also loving the ladies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carol Q said...

wonderful Tracy - you guys are producing some gorgeous work with these new stamps. the textured corrugated card makes a great background

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic framed images! Love your bottle of sunshine and the fact that it was inset. The colors are so beautiful and perfect for a ocean based project!

Netty said...

Loving your make with these fab stamps. x

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Gerrie Johnnic said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Your art amazes me and this piece is way over the top, love the blue, and the bottle and well...everything!

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Tracy, Wow this frame is fabulous. This would look great on your bathroom wall! I am so loving these new stamps. Looking forward to more of your designs using these stamps. Hugs Debbie R xx

Anita Houston said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we could bottle the sunshine? LOL! What a great make Tracy! I love the new plate...the images are wonderful, and you've done them great justice! Love the blue!

Sue said...

Total gorgeous, and another wonderful set from Artistic Outpost to go on my wish list xx

2amscrapper said...

love how you combined the stamps and then bottled up some sunshine!

Chris Warner said...

This is fab. Love the composition and feel of it. Chris xxx

Firenze said...

Gosh gosh gosh - what a wonderful piece of art! TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards