Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Artistic Outpost New Release

Morning another exciting morning today as we have a fabulous new release from Artistic Outpost. To view all the new releases visit the website HERE for all the details.
My first sample showcases the fabulous HAT'S OFF and HATS BACKGROUND stamp sets. I was aiming for an old/vintage feel to this piece and I wanted to add depth and dimension.
I die cut the Cameo Frame from white card, adding the sized circles to the die before die cutting to give me an aperture in the centre. I repeated this process for five layers and then adhered the layers together to give me the appearance of a shadow frame. The front piece was added last once I had coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and flicked with water to add splatters and then stamped with the HATS BACKGROUND stamp using black Archival Ink. I added the handsome gent from the HAT'S OFF stamp set to the centre piece.
I added the sentiment 'my hat's off to you' to the top of my card, bending a little to give dimension. I also included a top hat embellishment backed with natural jute twine along with a 'genuine' chitchat sticker.
I also decorated the inside of the card using the HATS BACKGROUND stamp.
My second card showcases the SKATING EMPORIUM stamp set, perfect for those winter birthdays or seasonal cards.
I added embossed stars to my background using embossing paste through a layering stencil and then spritzing with Broken China, Weathered Wood and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stains, adding just a touch of Olive Bronze Wax here and there as a contrast. I thought the winter wonderland word band was perfect with these images.
I wanted to do a wintertime piece with these images and I thought showcasing them in a time piece was perfect. I added several layers to the pocket watch to give dimension and so that it acted like a type of shadow frame. Again I added embossed stars to the top of the timepiece and coloured with Distress Spray Stains. The focal image from the stamp set has been stamped with black Archival Ink and I have coloured with Broken China Distress Ink and flicked with water. I masked the focal image and then stamped the background image, adding faux snow for that frosty feel. I also embedded an ice skate embellishment within the snow.
I added wintertime using label letters and matted my design onto a grey card stock.
I added seam binding coloured with Distress Inks, along with a die cut snowflake and coordinating embellishment.

There is a fabulous prize on offer, a $15 gift certificate for three winners chosen at random to spend at the fabulous Artistic Outpost on line store. The winners will be announced on the Artistic Outpost Blog on 24th January 2015.

My fellow Design Team members have created fabulous pieces to inspire you along the new release blog hop.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I always love to read your comments. Tracy x x x 









25 comments:

Patty G said...

Your designs are wonderful! You have so much depth and texture that the cards really draw you in. I also like how you mixed your colors. You really have to take some time to see everything and fully appreciate all your work. Keep sharing your beautiful work!

Inkypinkycraft said...

there are some gorgeous new stamps in this release and love your pieces!

Suzanne C said...

Wowzer my hat's off to you with these cards! Fantastic kick off to the new AO stamps!

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy, you certainly have created the most wonderful aged piece with the hat's off set, it is beautiful and I love that 'Wendy' hat embellishment too. The second card really does capture the ice cold of winter, it is beautiful too! Hugs, Anne xx

Kate said...

Love your very vintage effects. Beautiful dimension and colors. That hat in the corner with the twine is a great touch. Fabulous cards, Tracy.
Kate

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing cards! Love the depth and feel of Mr. Top Hat and the snowy scene you created. You really rocked the release!

Patty from FL said...

Love the dimensionality of both cards! So sophisticated. Very nice.

Jenny Shepherd said...

Wow - I love the dimension and vintage feel to these cards, they are beautiful

Terry said...

Tracy, you certainly achieved depth and dimension with the Hats Background and Hat's Off, along with a great vintage feel. Love that added hat! The Skate Emporium is gorgeous and love the frosty effects! Love them both!

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Did I say WOW!! I could sit and stare at these cards for hours Tracy! The amazing layering and depth to both cards is incredible! I have just bookmarked the Artistic Outpost store because you have just sucked me right in!! GORGEOUS!! hugs :)

Corrie Herriman said...

I love AO stamps and used some on a series of cards that got published in the Stampers' Sampler ! The new ones are certainly a must have ! Love the cards you made !
Corrie x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... both cards are stunning, Tracy. Love the gorgeous textures and colors. Great design! :)

Jerrie said...

You have showcased these new releases beautifully. They are both fab!

TLady said...

Tracy! I LOOOOVE the vintage feel of BOTH of your cards!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! I ESPECIALLY LOVE your first card! HOW FABULOUS!!! I LOOOOOVE these old time images of men's hats! (Oh, to go back to those times!!!!) :)

Shari Czerwinski said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and te vintage look :)

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous NR designs, Tracy!! Just love your layered die cuts on both cards--Gosh, just makes me realize that I really need more stuff to create with!! ;) :) I'm so lucky to be on the AO DT with you!! I need all of the creative help I can get!! :) XOXO-Shari

Beth said...

Tracy both your cards are gorgeous love the elements you have used on your hat card the twine is perfect as is the stitching on it.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous! And thanks for showing the side-ways view, to see the three-dimensional aspect of the cards.

karenajo said...

Love the depth and dimension of your projects. Thanks for showcasing these new releases so wonderfully !!!

Electra said...

I love the speckled background on the first and the snow on the second!

Coco said...

Woooow!!! Two fabulous cards that you have the secret, I adore both!!!! Your layered parts are such a wonderful addition, and every detail is so beautiful. Love these new AO stamps too. Coco xxx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the new releases...SWOON!!! And the way you've layered the frames and built them up is fabulous and really showcases the images perfectly!!! LOVE!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning cards using the new stamps! Your cards always have a lot of depth and fine attention to detail!

Michele said...

oh boy do i love these hats! the dimension you create in your work is just wonderful! i would love to be one of the blog hop winners! xo

butterfly said...

Very exciting new releases - I love your hat card, he's so dapper and the hat background is wonderful. Love the frosty shimmer on your pocket watch too - beautiful ribbonage!!
Alison xx