Wednesday 7 October 2015

New Release from Artistic Outpost

We have some fabulous new releases this week from Artistic Outpost. All the details can also be seen on the Artistic Outpost Blog.

My first piece is created using the fabulous Vintage Fashion stamp set, a trio of pieces with a real vintage feel to them; each one coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I created two small suitcases using Eileen Hull's Suitcase die which I coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet and then picking up the ink with the die cut and then drying with a heat tool. I then dipped the die cut into any remaining ink and dried once again. Vintage Photo Distress Ink was then applied to the edges to darken and add definition.
The bodice was then stamped onto each of the Suitcases using Black Archival Ink and I also added background stamping using the text stamp from the Vintage Fashion stamp set using Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
I created an accordion which fits inside the Suitcase, again coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I stamped the focal images with Black Archival Ink and then overstamped with the background stamp using Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I also included some random machine stitching for added interest.
Circles have also been included using the top from one of my paints; applying paint to the lid and then stamping with the lid. Each circle was then painted with Titanium White DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic and dried with a heat tool. I then applied colour to each of the circles using my Gelatos, blending with my finger. Stamping has also been added inside each circle.
I love using stamps, inks and paints to add several layers of interst to my pieces and the machine stitching adds a touch of texture.
The second of the new releases is "Go Team"
I continued with the vintage theme again using Vintage Photo Distress Ink but this time I applied the Distress Ink to a piece of acetate, spritzed lightly with water and then dabbed the acetate onto my card. Using the Distress Inks this way means I can apply the Ink exactly where I want it and still achieve that watercolour effect. I then dried the ink with a heat tool.
I stamped the focal image with Black Archival Ink and then applied Raw Sienna DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic to a paint lid and stamped the lid over the focal image. I then added shading to the circle using a Gelato.
I added 'TOUCHDOWN' to the bottom of my card and also included some scratchy lines with an old credit card using Raw Sienna Fluid Acrylic and added delicate paint splatters using Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic.
The third and final release for this quarter is "Toy Emporium" and I will be showcasing this stamp set over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

My fellow team members have created fabulous pieces to inspire you further.

Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate, towards the purchase of AO Stamps.  You have until October 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Three random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the AO Blog on October 10, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
You can also order your favourite Artistic Outpost stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs website HERE to save on shipping when combining products.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


C. M. Taylor said...

WOW! you did a great job of making this look vintage. I love that you use paints and inks for the background and the water marks all make the background look like you went to the basement to get the paper. Wonderful ideas and details. So much to take in. TFS

McStamper said...

Love the vintage projects. Thanks for the info on how you achieved the wonderful finish. Great Touchdown card, too.

snazzyoriginal said...

These vintage projects are simply stunning and shows how very effective using just one colour of Distress Ink can be. Great tip with the acetate x

Redanne said...

I just love this new release, your suitcase projects are stunning, you have managed to make them look ancient (in a good way) and I love how you added the string. The footballer/rugby boy is so lovely, you have created a wonderful background and the sentiment is just perfect. Wonderful makes Tracy! Hugs, Anne xx

Suzanne C said...

Wow! I love the fashion set it is fabulous! Gorgeous ideas and it is a wonderful mix of grungy mixed media! Love the fun football card too with the focal circle and splash of ink behind.

Unknown said...

I think your work is fantastic. I am just beginning to realise that using several different sources is not as scary as I thought it would be. All down to your work my friend. You amaze me and I realise you are never too old to learn new tricks. This last release is wonderful, thank you. xx

Patricia said...

Love the touchdown stamps-need them for my Daddy's football pictures

Adair said...

Oh my gosh, your work is amazing! Your creativity blows me away!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love both your projects but the first one is my favourite ! Wonderful stuff !
Corrie x

Terry said...

Tracy, I so love the vintage vibe you created with Vintage Fashion and the trio of gorgeous projects. The Go Team is looks amazing with that wonderful background! Fabulous artwork!

Debi said...

Love the Vintage Fashion! Your design is so very beautiful!

Candy C said...

Tracy...these two projects are really beautifully done. Your vintage suitcases are just amazing. Such a great use of the stamp set. I love the coloring you used to really bring home that vintage look. I also love the card you did using the team themed stamps. Nicely done!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love this Tracy!!! LOVE the suitcase! LOVE the vintage grunge, and images!

Kate Yetter said...

Beautiful! Love the tea stains behind the little boy and those suitcases are stunning!

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely stunning make with the Vintage Fashion plate - the inky background warms the images and just lets them shine. Very much coveting that advertisement text! Great inkiness on the sporty card too - such stylish composition. Fab work with the new stamps, Tracy.
Alison xx

sarascloset said...

Beautiful work of the new stamps! I love that inky vintage background on your suitcase projects--you can almost smell the age! And gorgeous card using the go Team set! You have really persuaded me to move these gorgeous stamps to the top of my must have list!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word those suitcases, are positively darling and you managed to achieve that authentic appearance of a vintage suitcase, that lovely warmth to the appearance of it. I so love this idea! This is when I wish I had a die-cutting machine!
For the sporty card, clever to add the circle over the boy, creating such a strong focal. Love the inky appearance on all the projects and you have showcased the new A.O. stamps to perfection.

Deb said...

Love the suitcase Tracy! Perfect for those great new stamps and the colour palette is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your projects, love them! Deb xo

Mrs.B said...

Such a clever use of the Vintage Fashion set with these stunning projects. Love the colour palette, it gives such an aged look.
Great techniques with the background on the sporting card.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments.
Avril x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing! Love the first project......the time and effort you put into your art is so appreciated.