Wednesday 18 September 2013

New Releases - Artistic Outpost

We have a couple more new wonderful releases from Artistic Outpost, HAYRIDE and CHRISTMAS CHALK.
This is the HAYRIDE plate a fabulous mix of images, perfect for all those Autumnal makes.
The CHRISTMAS CHALK plate, perfect for all those seasonal makes which we will all be thinking about shortly.
The first thing I thought when I saw the HAYRIDE plate was pumpkin patch, hence I added the children to a pumpkin patch.
I die cut a pumpkin from white card using Tim Holtz die, coloured with spiced marmalade and wild honey Distress Ink, adding gathered twigs to the edges. I then added a good thick coat of Rock Candy to the top and then applied more gathered twigs Distress Ink into the cracks once dry. I also added wooden letters for further dimension and interest.
The backdrop has been coloured with gathered twigs Distress Ink and splattered with water. I have also added some foliage stamped with black Archival Ink. The pumpkins have been stamped onto white card and coloured with a Distress Marker adding the children standing inside the pumpkin patch. I have also added the sign and added computer generated text.
I decided to create something a little different with the CHRISTMAS CHALK plate, decorated candles. These stamps I felt would work in red, giving a real Norwegian feel to them.
Decorated candles would make a perfect gift, they are so inexpensive but add stamped images and they are transformed. I stamped the images with vermillion Archival Ink onto tissue paper and then added to the candle.
I added a felt stag to one of the candles and wrapped twine around the top of the candle adding a double bow for further interest.
Wooden baubles were added to the two smaller candles to add to that rustic feel along with more twine wrapped around the top of each.

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


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Tracy, both you makes look fabulous!! Love those children inbetween the pumpkins, such a fab idea and the decorated candles look fantastic too, what a wonderful set to give away as a special Christmas gift!

Maggie said...

Great projects Tracy loving the candles in red


Paula Whittaker said...

like the projects you've created using these new stamps....more sets to go on my ever increasing list!

Inkypinkycraft said...

These are great and the sheen on that pumpkin is wonderful x hugs trace. X

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely love your pumpkin patch, and the crackly squash is gorgeous. And a huge wow for the candles - what a brilliant way to showcase the stamps, fabulous decorative pieces for Christmas.
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

That pumpkin is fantastic and perfect with the hayride images. Love your pumpkin patch! The candles are stunning! My first thought was Scandinavian design when I saw the patterns in the Chalk plate and you used them beautifully!

Crafty Lein* - enjoy creativity said...

Ooooohh Tracy I love your candles!! I've been working on wood lately, but I sure have to work with candles soon to. Your pumpkin looks so real with the tim Holtz technique. Really cool to!!

Love from The Netherlands,

Kate Yetter said...

I am really liking the pumpkin patch theme. Like I told Suzz...thats a lot of cut pumpkins. I like how you made the larger, crackled pumpkin. Your candles are lovely. Perfect use for this stamp plate and perfect for Christmas!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I can't believe you cut out all those pumpkins! lol, and that die cut is perfect, wonderful scene! Check out all those candles, great idea.

Terry said...

Love the pumpkin patch and all those pumpkins you fussy cut! Great background with the vine! The Christmas candles are stunning and what great gifts they would be! Love these!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Brilliant candles! Love all your projects Tracy!

Anonymous said...

The pumpkin patch is such a genuis of an idea but the candles, they are incredibly beautiful.
Stamped candles are always so special but I love the feel of those creations.

Barb Cady said...

What a lovely way to use these stamps! I love the candles, such a clever way to use them and the pumpkin patch is a great idea! Thanks for inspiration Tracy. X

G Peplow said...

Super card Tracy:D The candles are very special too and you're perfectly right they do look Scandinavian, what lovely gifts, :D x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational work on this release, Tracy! Your pumpkin patch is too darn cute - love the crackled pumpkin and the patch you created with the kids. And your candles are absolutely GORGEOUS! What wonderful Christmas gifts they will make. That vermillion archival ink is so beautifully rich and red!

Have a great weekend!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You always make the best candles! Love the fall scene too! The new releases are grand!

Dianne said...

Gorgeous pumpkin scene, the background fabulous,love those vines and the flicks, the candles are beautiful ,thanks for sharing..

Lisa Somerville said...

The children looks fabulous in the pumpkin patch! Love the altered candles, they'll make a fabulous gift!

Laurart said...

I ADORE those candles - I have to give this a try! Our Christmas table is always red and white and we already have a lot of Norwegian style decorations that these will fit in so well with - Thanks so much for sharing such an inspiring idea - Love from Laura xxx