Monday, 7 September 2015

Artistic Outpost Product Focus

Time for our monthly Product Focus with Artistic Outpost and this month we are showcasing imagery from  the Storybook Themes range of stamps.
I decided to work with the fabulous Huck Finn stamp set this week showcasing the imagery on a die cut matchbox and coordinated accordion card.
I coloured the background of each piece with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Dark Grey Value 3 and Titanium White, blending the colours with a baby wipe. I then applied Carbon Black Acrylic to the edge of a lid and stamped the lid onto the layered piece on the matchbox, adding shading to the circle with Gelatos. I then stamped the focal image onto the card and added delicate splatters of Titanium White paint. I also added decorative tissue tape around the edge of the matchbox.
The accordion card was also coloured with the same paint colours and once again I added painted circles randomly around the card. I then added the imagery from the Huck Finn stamp set to the accordion using Black Archival Ink.
I added shading to the circles using Gelatos, adding a black Gelato around the circle for added shading and definition. I also applied grey Gelatos to the surrounding areas of the circles to add more definition and layers of colour.
For added interest I added scratch lines with an old credit card and Titanium White Fluid Acrylic along with delicate splatters. I also stamped the text, Dream, Discover and Explore, again from the Hick Finn stamp set.
You can see more creative pieces from my fellow team members:


All stamps in the Storybook Theme category of the website will be ON SALE for 20% off through September 9, 2015!  No code is needed to shop in this sale, the sale price will be reflected in the shopping cart.

I would also like to enter this into the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge which this time around is 'Take A Stamp'.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x


18 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant!! Love every corner of it! Great combination of those stamps!!

A Pink said...

A Lovely project Tracy. I'm a huge fan of monochromatic . YOur accordian card is fab with all those stunning images x

Suzanne C said...

I saw this in the email and loved it! The way you have brought the mixed media elements in is brilliant!

Chris Cresswell said...

I really love this Tracy. Those images are fabulous. I read and reread Huck Finn when I was younger. Love it. Your project does justice to that memory especially when I remember the black and white film of the book. I love the gelato circles. I'm going to try that!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great project, so much to see.

Terry said...

Fabulous use of the Huck Finn collection! Love the monochromatic feel on both the matchbox and accordion card.

Jools Robertson said...

Monochrome Magic!
Love the paint effects and stamp composition
Jools x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is stunning Tracy, so much depth of colour and interest in your monochromatic colour scheme, I really love it. Thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty project Tracy! Love those sweet images and all the circles!

Anita Houston said...

Very cool project to make a book and matchbox. I love the gray palette with these images! FUN!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

Amazing, Tracy!! Simply Awesome and jaw dropping!! I just love your creativity!! XOXO-Shari

Kate said...

So much detail! Love the background on the card and matchbox. It really sets off the stamping. Beautiful!!

Gaby Bee said...

Great project, Tracy! I admire your attention to detail and composition.

butterfly said...

Very much in love with this - probably my new favourite. The monochrome look is just wonderful with the illustrations and your beautiful painted circles work so brilliantly with words or without. Utterly lovely work.
Alison xx

Corrie Herriman said...

I love this monochrome project ! great stamping too !
Corrie x

Julia Aston said...

What a fun, fun project Tracy! LOVE your matchbox and wonderful folded card - the painted circles look great with your stampings - what a great design look! Julia xx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous project... lovely muted colors!!
Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

What a fabulous little project. Thank You for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx