Thursday 7 April 2016

Golf Accordion - Artistic Outpost

Today I am showcasing one of the new releases from Artistic Outpost, The Golf Club stamp set, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
When I received this set I knew I wanted to create a card for my husband who loves golf so I opted for an accordion card, giving me plenty of space to use lots of imagery from the stamp set.
I began by applying Peeled Paint Distress Ink to a piece of plastic packaging; simply press the inkpad directly onto the plastic packaging and then spritz with water. Place the plastic packaging onto the background of the card and smoosh the ink with your finger. This makes alignment of the ink far simpler; you can add it exactly where you want it. I repeated this process for all three panels and then dried with a heat tool. I then pressed any remaining ink onto the background once again and dried again with a heat tool.
I then placed the Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil onto the background and applied Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the stencil, giving a further layer of interest and a tone on tone effect. To add a further layer I then added some background stamping using the Ephemera Background stamp, stamping with Potting Soil Archival Ink. I did not add the stamp to an acrylic block I used it as is to give a more random feel. I then stamped the lady golfer with Black Archival Ink. I also used part of the sentiment to add 'Golf' text for added interest. I then added DecoArt Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to an old lid and stamped that over the focal image. I also included some scratchy paint lines using an old credit card and added the fabulou sentiment to complete this panel.
The second panel was decorated in the same way as the first but this time I used the flags as the focal image. I also included the advertisement from the stamp set and live, laugh, play.
The third panel is stamped with the gentleman golfer. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges for definition.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


A Pink said...

Fabulous! Tracy Great way to showcase the stampset . Might have to be a purchase here too as my Dad's second home ( or maybe I should say first home ) is the golf club . lol
Sure your hubby will love this card x

Unknown said...

This is just SPLENDIDLY VINTAGE but so PERFECTLY CURRENT too Tracy. I think any golfer would think this a FABULOUS creation. I do and I'm not even a golfer!!!! XXj.

Redanne said...

A brilliant design Tracy and I love how you added the circles - very arty and very 'golf' like! Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Brilliant as usual Tracy ! Love your use of circles.
Corrie x

Helen said...

what a fabulous use of these stamps - great stamps for a golf fan! very timely too, with the Masters from Augusta going on this week! (yes, golf is another sport I love to watch!)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE these images, and love the whole design! So cool!

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sweetie the background is amazing your so talented hugs Pops x

Pamellia said...

Fabulous Tracy! Love the accordion style of this one, and the vintage green tones really work well with those images! hugs and happy weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect choice of green, conjuring up the golf course but also it is so wonderfully vintage. Stunning!
I wonder if your husband has been glued to the T.V. watching the golf!

Jenny Marples said...

Perfect timing with success in The Masters! Love the clever use of a triptych to create a scene with these images Tracy xx

Words and Pictures said...

Very very cool with the monochrome look, and fab inky layers. The smooshed background with the tone on tone stencilling is great, and I love how those huge inky circles draw the eye in. Brilliant showcasing of the stamps, with a different focus on each panel. Fabulous!
Alison x