Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Introducing four new stamp releases

The wait is finally over.  Artistic Outpost is pleased to bring to you four brand new rubber stamp collections that are vintage, edgy, and extremely artful.
We are happy to present: Diesel Punk, Charles and Amelia, Industrial Chic, and London Elements.
What is Diesel Punk? What happened to Steampunk?  We still very much love the Victorian magic that is the rage of steampunk, however, we decided to advance the timeline and the trend to a more modern look.  It’s like steampunk but with a combustion engine.  To us, Diesel Punk is a style that blends the “edge” of steampunk with the art and culture of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. We think of motorcycles, roadsters, red lipstick, trench coats, jetpacks, and jet engines.  Three of our new releases evoke our interpretation of this style.

Diesel Punk:
Includes images of good looking guys, a beautiful dame, a kid ready to be a rocketeer, and fast machines to tempt their fates.  
Images featuring the king and queen of the skies when flying was more than transportation – it was an adventure.
I have created a hinged card with the Charles and Amelia plate, the front has been created from some Christmas packaging I saved, painted with Gesso and aged with Distress Stains. I added four pieces of card to the background covered in vintage paper then added the stamped images in coffee Archival Ink, sponging the edges with vintage photo Distress Ink to add to the aged feel. The actual card is also made from grey board and coverd with kraft card and then attached to the door hinge.
I have cut cogs from grey board using the mini gears set, coloured with Distress Inks and added clear rock candy to the top of each. I love the propeller and added this to the centre of my piece adding a copper brad to the centre.
The inside of my hinged card uses images from Industrial Chic below, which works perfectly with all of the other new releases, a perfect combination together.
Industrial Chic:
Backgrounds for any of your projects – steam, diesel, or any other kind of punk.
More of our favorite images featuring the fun icons of London. These work beautifully alone or combined with London Underground or Loverly London.

Pop along to my fellow DT members, inspiration is abound!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the new releases as much as I have. I will have more artwork with the new releases over the next few weeks so stay tuned. Tracy x x


Yvonne Garner said...

Tracy, this is quite the card! So many details to take in. Bravo!

cheryl said...

oh wow Tracey this is just brilliant,you are such a talented lady Hun,this is amazing,love it to bits,they are brilliant stamps too hugs Cherylx

Paula Whittaker said...

really like what youve created using these fab new stamps

Sandy said...

Tracy your work is a fest.
Wonderful stamps and your play with it is amazing. Love it. xoxo

Barb Cady said...

You've done it yet again! What a clever idea with the re-cycled boxes. You make me want (need) these stamps! xx

Artyjen said...

Lovely samples of diesel punk! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Terrific creations with the new stamps, x

Jessica said...

Fantastic...a card...a shadowbox.. a shadow box! TFS

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are great examples of the new release, how creative is this!

Pam said...

This is fabulous! Amazing!

Lori said...

I'm loving it! You have done a wonderful job showcasing these stamps!

Alison said...

Ooh! Those new stamps are fabulous, & your artwork is amazing Tracy! xox

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Your samples are amazing as always!!! Love your style!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab job with the new release! Your projects are always so created and wonderfully details!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Never seen such a card. The packaging was absolutely perfect to showcase the images.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is such an awesome piece Tracy! I absolutely loved it as soon as I saw it but couldn't quite figure out how it was made. Thanks so much for sharing all the deets with us. Love the colors with the coffee colored ink and your use of the packaging is totally inspired! Your work is so inspiring!


Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy what a fabulous art creation, looks like it could take flight anytime!!!
hugs Lynn

Brenda Brown said...

An amazing card again Tracy - fabulous with the hinge - might have to 'borrow' that one.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Emma Williams said...

Oh wow!! I'm loving this...gorgeous work, as always.
Love Emma xx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW!! Tracy...this is Amaaaaazzzzing!! Love the stamps and what you have done with the propeller.
Jan x

Hermine said...

Fabulous stamps, love what you did with them