Monday, 6 July 2015

Product Focus - Artistic Outpost

Morning and welcome to our monthly Product Focus with Artistic Outpost. This month we are focusing on stamps in the NATURE and OUTDOORS category.
I made a selection of projects this time around using one of my favourite stamp sets BIRDS OF A FEATHER. I have had a dabble at doing a video for you, simply showing the projects in more detail and highlighting how I use the Drawing Gum (the video is at the bottom of this post). I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Pamellia for all her help and ecouragement in creating my first little video.
I have used two sets of products to colour all my backgrounds, Color Bursts and DecoArt Media Shimmer Misters. The video highlights the Color Bursts.
On each of my pieces I have added a layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle, applying in thick and thinner layers randomly around my pieces and then highlighting all the cracks with DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream. Before applying the Clear Rock Candy, I applied a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium to seal the layers below; this also allows me to draw around the imagery with a Pitt Pen and smudge with my finger to create a shadow.
This piece showcases perfectly the finer and larger cracks the Clear Rock Candy gives and the added texture to the design.
I created an accordion card to fit in my matchbox, tiny gift cards, coordinated card and my matchbox with mini easel sitting on the top.
All stamps in the NATURE AND OUTDOORS category are ON SALE for 20% off through to Saturday, 11th July 2015!  No code is needed to shop in this sale, the sale price will be reflected in the shopping cart. (Retail Customers only).

My fellow Design Team members have more projects to inspire you along your journey. 





Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 

20 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous projects and great video xx

Paula Whittaker said...

what a wonderful collection of items you've made to showcase these stamps.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Tracy, wow!!! The collections looks so beautiful. And a HUGE congrats on your video! It was great to watch.
Dot x

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful work tracy - i adore these - the warm colours are right up my street .... beautiful xx

Corrie Herriman said...

What a lovely collection, great colours..
Corrie x

Joi at RR said...

Way above and beyond Tracy - totally SPECTACULAR projects... so inspiring and creative. LOVED your video tutorial too. Thanks bunches. j.

Terry said...

Beautiful collection, Tracy! I love the crackle effect and stunning colors on the background! One of my favorite stamp collections worked so beautifully!

A Pink said...

Lovely vibrant colour palette n fab crackle . Great to see you demoing ( well your hands lol ) the drawing gum n colour burst - both look like fab products .

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Tracy, I've been waiting all day for a few minutes to sit and watch your video! It's amazing! I just loved being able to watch you work. Your entire set is just stunning, love the crackle and those brilliant Ken colour bursts! Well done, look forward to your next one! big hugs :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely stunning collection, Tracy! The backgrounds look so lush and vibrant and that Drawing Gum sounds so much fun! Great video, too - thank you for sharing! xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The crackle effect works so brilliantly with your stamp choice.
Vibrant creations which still retain such elegance to them - a beautiful collection.
Wishes
Lynne

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great first video ... loved watching how you created that beautiful background. Stunning makes. Those note cards would make a perfect gift for someone. Love it Tracy! -- Mary Elizabeth

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful! Love all the elements and gorgeous colours

Thank you for the Great tutorial too

Jools x

Redanne said...

Your projects are wonderful Tracy, each and every one and I love your video, you are a real natural! Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

Cool video! LOVE the colors...just gorgeous, and your crackle is awesome!!!

butterfly said...

Another stunning set of creations - the vintage images over the crackle work perfectly, and the fiery colours are fantastic. I'm about to check out the video... I'm sure it's fab.
Alison xx

Coco said...

A fabulous project Tracy, with a lot of very gorgeous small and detailed creations, I love this to bits!!! And thank you for the video, I have loved seeing it! I must learn how to do similar videos (without speaking lol) myself... It needs time and courage! :) Hugs, Coco xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh My Goodness, Tracy!! Another stunning collection of creativity!! And Thank You for adding your video of how you used the drawing gum, too!! Aaaahhhhh---so, that's how you use it!! :) :) Very cool and I want some!! :) :)
I just love this entire set that you've created--it's a WOWzer through and through!!
XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful projects Tracy and a great video, thanks so much for sharing your techniques!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning projects Tracy! Love the colorful Mixed Media background, wonderful video!