Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Artistic Outpost Blog Hop

Time for our monthly blog hop with Artistic Outpost and this month it's a DESIGNERS CHOICE which I love as I can use one of my favourite stamp plates once again, the THINK AND WONDER plate.
I have opted for a vintage feel this week applying Antique Linen Distress Ink to a piece of white card that has been spritzed with water, taking the inkpad directly to the card and swiping the colour over the background. I added a touch of background stamping using two of the background stamps from the GENERATION REDUX plate, these two stamps are great fillers, I love them!
I stamped the frame from the CHALK IT UP plate onto white card using Black Arcival Ink, cut out the frame and then added the focal image to the centre adding a few creases to the card for that aged feel and I then coloured with Distress Inks Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.. I added a banner to the top of the card with the sentiment 'GO TOGETHER' which is from the CHALKBOARD WISDOM plate along with a coordinate button threaded with natural twine.
I added a tag to the bottom of the card and once again added part of the focal image, creasing the tag in places to add to the aged feel and then colouring with Distress Inks. I also included an Adage Ticket, died seam binding and a heart button threaded with twine.
I also stamped the focal image to the inside of my card.

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.


Artistic Outpost are also having a sale on their flowers and gardening plates and the sale is open until week ending 2nd August with a fabulous 20% off.  Pop by HERE to see all the information.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tracy x x




14 comments:

Cyndi Honor said...

I love your card. I love that you use an inside focal also.

Buttons said...

Loving the layering on this Tracy. Another fantastic card. Jenny x

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous card with my favourite stamp set. I love the little texty hearts and fabulous grungy background.
Alison xx

JackieP Neal said...

What a super card Tracey! I see why that stamp is your favorite- it is just too adorable!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Really one of my favorite stamp sets. Wish I owned it :) Gorgeous card and lovely layers. I like the "giggle" ticket slightly crumpled on the top. Wonderful Tracy! -- Mary Elizabeth

Terry said...

Tracy, The vintage feel you captured is gorgeous! I love the background you created for those adorable Think and Wonder girls! Lovely card and great mix of AO plates and nice touch with the tied up hearts! Enjoy!

Kate said...

Absolutely stunning! LOVE the background and that flower.Your creations are always stunning!
Kate

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh I LOVE these stamps Tracy...and you have done a beautiful job with them...Gorgeous as always ! x x

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning piece Tracy, using some of my favorite AO plates! This would look fabulous in a frame!

Michele said...

this is gorgeous. wow. xo

Redanne said...

You really have captured a vintage feel with this gorgeous card Tracy and once again you have reminded me how wonderful this stamp set is - I really must get mine out and use it! Anne xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful vintage card. Love your design.
Thanks for showing Anneke.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific vintage color palette, beautiful background and wonderful work with the Think and Wonder plate! Love the wooden heart buttons and the string. Terrific piece for the hop!

Hugs,
Linda

hazel said...

A wonderful card Tracy - great design and I love the stamps.
xxx Hazel.