Wednesday 30 March 2016

Artistic Outpost - New Release

We have a fabulous new release from Artistic Outpost (available from Our Daily Bread Designs) and today the Design Team are showcasing some of their designs using the new imagery.
The first new release I am showcasing is Ice Cream Shoppe.
I thought this card would make a fun birthday card.
I began by colouring the background with Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink; simply applying with an ink blending tool.
I then used a circular finger dauber to apply Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink randomly over the background and then dried with a heat tool. To add further interest to the background I used two random pieces of card from the top of a watercolour pad which I coloured with the same Distress Inks, but this time applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink with the card and then drying with a heat tool.
I stamped the ice cream cones onto Distress Coloured card using Black Archival Ink, cut them out and then added to the card front. Squeezed Lemondade Distress Paint was added to a lid and then stamped around the focal imagery. I punched out three small hearts from Distress Coloured card and die cut a tag from white card and added 'ice cream' text using the sentiment stamp. To complete I stamped "Life is better with ice cream" above the scraps of card.
My second sample showcases the Seed Packets Background, Harvest stamp set and the Grunge Elements stamp set.

I began by applying Color Burst crystals (Terre Verte, Burnt Orange) to the background of the white card and then spritzed with water and dried with my heat tool. I then stamped the boy from the Harvest stamp set with Black Archival Ink. I then created a mask, stamping the same image onto a piece of scrap paper; place the mask onto the stamped image and I then die cut a circle from scrap card, discarded the circle and used the aperture and placed this over the card and then stamped the Seed Packets Background into the circular aperture. I also stamped the boy onto the inside of the card.
I drew around the circle and the edges of the boy with a Stabilo All pencil and used my water brush to smudge; this adds definition to the edges of the imagery and makes it pop against the backdrop. I also coloured some areas with coloured pencils.
I then used the Grunge Elements circle and dotty stamps to add further interest to the background, adding miniature pumpkins for added interest. I then added the sentiment to complete along with delicate splatters of Peeled Paint Distress Paint.

My fellow team members have created more inspiration for you, please stop by their blogs to be inspired.

Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Website.  You have until April 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winner will be announced on the AO Blog on April 2, 2016, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!  

I will be popping back over the next few weeks with more designs using the fabulous new releases including The Golf Club stamp set which I have not showcased today.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Redanne said...

I love your 'delicious' card, the colours really are like ice cream - absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers you created on the second card and the addition of the little pumpkins really brings the whole piece to life. Hugs, Anne xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Love these images - wow! And your cards are just perfect. Fabulous coloring and designs. Those tiny pumpkins are amazing!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

LOVE the new release- gorgeous art creations :)

Terry said...

Such a pretty birthday card you have created with the new Ice Cream Shoppe! Love those ice cream cones! And I love the collage of stamped images and that grungy background! Great touch with the pumpkins and I have some of those hidden some where! Probably with my camera!!! Love these, Tracy!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards Tracy, love the soft colours with the Ice Cream Shoppe, the background looks yummy. Love the colours in the grungy background with the seed packet and the little pumpkins are a great touch.
Avril x

Unknown said...

LOVE these cards, Tracy! You've made the New Releases even more delicious with your AWESOME creative style!! :) :) Life is better with ice cream :) :) XOXO-Shari

Unknown said...

Marvelous - just marvelous. YES - ice cream always makes it better!!! Such a fun, bright and happy card. But wow - your second card is just stunning. And what a different world it would be if we all could remember that sentiment. You are just soooooooooooooooooo creative Tracy. Loved seeing these. XXj.

Candy C said...

Hi Tracy!! Girl, I do not know how you always. One up with such unique ideas. After the countless lovely pieces you have created and blogged, you STILL manage to be fresh with your ideas and your beautiful creations. I also love your blog posts. You have taken these already cute stamp sets and really made them shine with your cards. Just beautiful, thank you, too, for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such a sweet comment.

Corrie Herriman said...

Your work is outstanding Tracy, whatever you use ! Love these stamps too !
Corrie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Tracy these are both stunning cards. I adore the soft ice cream palette and images on the first design and absolutely love the grungier second one. Your mix of stamps, ideas and compositions is superb. Xx

Karen D' said...

Great cards. Lots to look at, not just one glance and you've seen it all. I like things that you have to look at to see everything.

Cocofolies said...

Hi Tracy :)
I've just admired the two samples made also by Shari... Yours are very different, but also totally GORGEOUS.
Magnificent work by you both... Love love your cards here, they perfectly showcase these great new stamps by AO!! Pure genius as all you do!!!
Hugs, Coco Xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love the new releases, especially the golf! Gorgeous makes... Love the ice cream!

Pamellia said...

Wow, these are stunning Tracy! I love both cards, but I have to say that the show stopper for me is that gorgeous pastel creation!! Oh how I adore the soft colours, and your Bokeh effect is incredible! hugs :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Awesome cards with these new releases!! Love the cool techniques you have used on them!! HUGS!!