Wednesday 20 May 2015

New Release From Artistic Outpost

We have a fabulous new release from Artistic Outpost, two stamp sets, Wander and Dream and Springtime. I have created two cards to showcase each set.
The focal image and sentiment used on my first card are from the Springtime stamp set. I began by cutting a piece of black card 4.5" x 6.5" and then die cutting two circles from the black card, die cutting so that the circle cut off the edge of the card in both places.
I then cut a piece of white card 4.5" x 6.5" and then coloured the white card with Color Bursts in Lemon Yellow and Orange and I then adhered the black card to the coloured piece and then stamped the focal image into the die cut area. I also added random machine stitching to add a further layer of interest along with a banner with the word PLAY added.
For further interest I also included two Flashcards, sanded each one and then coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then stapled into place.
I added the sentiment to the second cut out area and then matted my completed design onto a piece of orange and black card stock.
I will have more projects for you over the next few weeks with both sets.
My next card is using the Wander and Dream stamp set and again the desert dictated my colour scheme really, I could not resist but to go for a hot bold colour palette. I began with a blank acrylic block, applied Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the block, spritzed with water and then pressed the block onto a piece of white card and then cut out. The block was appoximately 3" x 5".
I then stamped the desert onto the coloured background using second generation stamping and I then added the cowboy to the left of the desert scene.
I placed Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil onto my design and added a burst of rays to the background to add a further layer of interest. I then added the sentiment to the top of my design stamped with Archival Ink and added the word WANDER to the bottom of my design.
My fellow team members have created wonderful pieces to inspire you along the new release hop. Thanks so much for popping by. Tracy x x

Tracy (me)

For a chance to win a fabulous prize simply pop by each of the Design Team Members blogs.  Three randomly selected winners will win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate, to spend towards the purchase of AO stamps!  You have until Saturday 23rd May 2015 to leave comments at each of my AO Design Teammate’s blogs for a chance to win!!  Three random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designer’s blogs and the winners will be announced on the Artistic Outpost blog on Sunday 24th May.  Be sure to check back there to see if you have won!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 


Deb said...

Great new stamp sets and love the pieces you created with them!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Love the new stamps and your cards. xoxo

Sue said...

These are beautiful cards Tracy, and I really like the new stamp sets xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great the pop of colorbursts on the black bg, that really talks to me. The sunburst is perfect for the desert scene.

Liz H. said...

Very interesting cards. Love the clean & simple lines that resulted, in the techniques you used.

Terry said...

So loving those Color Bursts and can't wait for mine! Love the kids on the circles and great touch with the stitching and the rays of sun shinning down on the desert scene is fabulous! Love them both!

Unknown said...

Oh Tracy--Such AWESOME cards!! I completely love your Springtime card with your Color Bursts background!! YAY! Aren't those fun! :) And I do adore how you've framed the kids & quote within their own circles! I love that!
Fabulous desert scene, too! It's hard not to use those rich, warm tones to evoke the feeling of the desert :) So pretty!! Wonderful creations for the AO NR!! XOXO-Shari

Gez Butterworth said...

Wow! Great cards Tracy. Loving how you have used the new stamps ♥

Pamellia said...

Fabulous cards Tracy! Stitching in a circle must have been freaking tricky. I can't even stitch in a straight line!! haha! Love the sun rays, it really feels like a hot day in the desert when I look at that one!! Awesome! hugs :)

A Pink said...

fantastic cards ! Tracy LOVE the intensity of colour on them both using the different mediums . The colour burst look like they are very versatile - love how they blend so randomly

Redanne said...

LOVE both cards Tracy, the stitching on the first one is a wonderful touch and I love the way you have created a 'hot' desert look on the second one! Hugs, Anne xx

Kate Yetter said...

The first card is my favorite! I love the background and contrasting colors. The sunburst on the second goes perfectly with the western theme.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love your choice of colors for the backgrounds! The addition of the sun rays is just perfect for the Wander and Dream card.

Polly said...

I love what you've done with the new stamps..fabulous samples! I especially like the Sprintime sweet!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the new stamps and how you've colored the cool!