October 24, 2017

Serenity




Hello,  Avril here with an Autumnal wall hanging using an image from Serenity which was stamped with Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and coloured with Distress inks.

This was layered onto a piece of inked cardstock that had been randomly stamped with the small leaf element from Generation Redux.

The base layer was made using embossing paste through a woodgrain stencil and coloured with distress inks.  The leaf embellishments were made with paperclay and coloured with DIs.

If you get creative this week, we'd love to see what you create so please show us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Avril Bailey  :  Designer


October 10, 2017

Secrets


Hello, Avril here and this week I'm using an image from Diesel Punk along with one of the quotes from Quote and Quotables.

I began by stamping the quote and heat embossed with clear EP,  then cut a mask from a post it note to protect the words before positioning and stamping the main image, this omitted the car, which wasn't necessary to this design.

The background was sponged with Distress Oxides, avoiding the main image.  I then spritzed with water to merge the colours, but dried with a kitchen towel as I didn't want the colours to merge too much.

If you get a chance to get creative with your Artistic Outpost stamps, please show us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see.

Have a great week,

Avril Bailey  :  Designer

October 3, 2017

The Next Shot


Hello, Avril here today and my card this week uses The Golf Club set of stamps.

I began with a mop up Oxide ink background and then some stencilling using Peeled Paint Distress ink.

I stamped the Golfer with Black Archival ink and then stamped the image on a post-it note, which after fussy cutting was used as a mask before stamping the background.  I also stamped the label and quote with black.

To 'ground the image I used a couple of the small stamps from the Grunge Elements, stamped with Forest moss DI and a little shading.

If you create using your Artistic Outpost stamps, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see.

Have a great week,

Avril Bailey  :  Designer

September 26, 2017

Hero


Hello, Avril here today and this week I'm using more images from Paperboys.

I started with a piece of Kraft card and stamped the background image with Black Archival.  My paperboy was stamped onto separate card using Potting Soil Archival and fussy cut.

I decided where he would be placed and then used the coffee ring and splats from the Grunge Elements, stamping with White Colourbox Chalk ink.  I also stamped the speckles with 2nd generation black.  I also flicked a few paint splats of my own using watered down white paint.

The sentiment was masked to leave only the word Hero before inking with black and then removing the masking tape, allowing me to just stamp the one word.

My paperboy image was then added using some very thin foam tape.

I hope you get to be creative with your rubber stamps and if you do, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see.

Thanks for calling in, have a great week,

Avril Bailey : Designer

September 19, 2017

Papergirls



Hello, Avril here today and this week I'm using the 'girls'  from the Paperboy set of rubber stamps.

I've used Transparent Embossing paste through a doily stencil and when it was dry, it was dipped in a watery mix of Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks.

The image was stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and the background lightly coloured with Broken China Distress ink.  Both pieces were layered onto navy card.

The seam binding was dyed with Worn Lipstick DI.

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, we'd love to see what you make, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey  :  Designer

September 12, 2017

Paperboy


Hello,  Avril here today and I've made a card using Paperboy stamps.

I've used a Kraft base and Archival ink stamping the scene and sentiment straight onto the card.

My little Paperboy was stamped onto white card, fussy cut and lightly watercoloured using Distress crayons, and to ground the image, I used  black soot crayon and a waterbrush.

A quick, flat card for posting.  If you get creative with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

September 5, 2017

ABC Fun


Hello, Avril here with your weekly inspiration,  and this week, as the schools are starting a new school year here in the UK, I thought I'd do a fun 'Back to School' card.

I've used a piece of under paper as my base which has lots of different spray residue, and stamped the girls from Think and Wonder.  I also stamped them onto white card, and fussy cut and applied over the base stamped image.

I stamped the splats and coffee ring from the Grunge Elements with coloured Distress inks for extra interest, before stamping one of  the quotes from Think and Wonder.

If you get a chance to create using your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see them.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey  :  Designer


August 22, 2017

Wonder and Think


Hello, I've a tag to share this week using an image from the Think and Wonder stamp plate on a Mixed Media background.

I started by covering my tag with scraps of torn Dictionary pages and then sponged on Distress Oxides in Antique Linen and peacock feathers, spritzed with water and dried.

I stamped the flower element stamp from A Lovey Day and coloured this with Worn Lipstick and Peeled Pain DOX before randomly applying Transparent Texture Paste through a Dot stencil.  I added some small beads in places using PVA.  When this was dry, I used Treasure Gold in Aquamarine to highlight all the raised areas.

I stamped my image and distressed the edges with Peacock Feathers DOX before applying to the tag and finishing off with some lace.  The sentiment is also from the Think and Wonder plate.

If you create using your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, please share your creation with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see them.

Have a great week,

Avril Bailey : Designer

Paris


Hello, time for a feminine make after all the recent masculine cards and today I'm using an image from the Paris Exposition set.

My background was made with Distress Oxide inks Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and lots of water.  I used embossing paste through a rose stencil.  I stamped the Eiffel Tower image with Black Archival and coloured with Distress inks.  This was layered with coloured card and a torn piece from an old French book, then embellished with lace and a paperclay rose that was colour with Wilted Violet DOX.

If you get creative with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, please share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we'd love to see.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

August 15, 2017

Don't Drive too Fast!


Hello, Avril here with my weekly inspiration and I'm continuing on the theme of masculine cards, which before discovering Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, I must admit I did find difficult.

This week I've used an image from Diesel Punk along with one of the quotes, both were stamped in Potting Soil Archival and the quote cut apart.

I've used a paper from the Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection and teamed it with burlap and embellished with some die cut gears from the Steampunk Gears Die Set

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, we would love to see  what you create, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey :  Designer

August 8, 2017

Why Fit In


Hello,  Avril here today with more masculine inspiration for you, this time I'm using stamps from the Paperboy set.

I started with a piece of embossed cardstock which was coloured with Distress crayons. I stamped the background script with White Colourbox ink and sprinkled White EP and then brushed most of it off for a worn look.  My main image was stamped with Black Archival onto white card and adhered to the card with foam pads, using a piece of mesh to ground the image.

The sentiment is from Think and Wonder, stamped and cut apart.

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love you to show us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a lovely week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

August 1, 2017

Cocoa Labels


Hello, Avril here today with more masculine inspiration for you, and this time I'm using an image from the Think and Wonder plate.

I stamped the image with Black Archival onto Kraft card and again onto a mop up piece of card, picking out a pale area and fussy cut the boy, this was then layered over the Kraft image.

I stamped a couple of small tags with various parts of the script from the same image using Potting Soil Archival and  again distressed the edges.  The large kraft tag was stamped with the ledger stamp from the Ephemera Backgrounds.

The layers were assembled onto a piece of textured card that was dipped into Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink.

I hope I've encouraged you to create with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love to see what you make, so why not show us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

July 25, 2017

Anyone for Coffee?


Hello Avril here today and this week I'm showcasing these wonderful gents from Generation Redux.

I've stamped the main image in Potting Soil Archival and distressed the edges  before shading with Antique Linen DI and layering onto dark brown card. The torn ledger sheet from Ephemera Backgrounds was also stamped with Archival ink.  For contrast, the coffee label was stamped with Vintage photo DI onto cream card.

Along with a piece of burlap, my layers were assembled onto one of the papers from  the Vagabond Treasures Paper Collection.

I hope I've inspired to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and if so, we would love you to share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

July 18, 2017

Thinking of Paris


Hello,  and thanks for calling in,  and today I'm using the Roses in Paris background stamp for the base of my card.  This was coloured with Distress inks and Markers before attaching to a navy card base.

My image is from the Think and Wonder set of stamps, coloured with chalks for a softer look before attaching to a navy layer and then attaching over the background.

A quick and simple card that's nice and flat for the mail.

If you ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps we would love to see what you create, so why not show us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey:  Designer

July 11, 2017

C'est Magnifique!


Hello, Avril here today, and I'd like to share a card using these young gents from the Paris Exposition set of rubber stamps.

I started with a mop up from Broken China Oxide ink and embossed this using a EF.  I lightly sponged Fossilized amber over the raised sections of the balloon.

The main image was stamped with Black Archival and I lightly coloured the sky with Broken China  DI. The sentiment was stamped and heat set with Clear EP.  To create interest in the embossed background, I stamped the smaller balloon from the same set.

I hope I've inspired you to ink up your Artistic Outpost stamps and if so, we'd love to see what you create, so why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a great week,
Avril Bailey: Designer

July 4, 2017

Learning to Sail


Hello, Avril here today and I've a card to share using  an image from The Captain.

The papers are from the Vagabond Treasures Collection and I've teamed them with some burlap for a rustic look.

The quote is from Quotes and Quotables and just seemed perfect for this image.

If you get a chance to ink up your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and create, why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see what you make.

Thanks for calling in,  have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

June 27, 2017

Don't Miss the Fun!


Hello,  Avril here today and this week I've a tag to share with you using and image from Generation Redux along with a quote from the Quotes and Quotables.

For the base of the tag I applied Crackle paste through a Flourish stencil.  When it was dry and the cracks had appeared I sprayed with Distress stains in Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar.

My image was stamped with Black Archival and then stamped again on pink card, allowing me to paper piece her dress.

I stamped the Katherine Hepburn quote and edged this with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.  The Beautiful Borders die cut was also edged with VV .  The flowers were made with paper clay and coloured with DIs.

If you get a chance to create some art, why not share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page, we would love to see it.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Avril Bailey:  Designer

June 24, 2017

Life is Better with Ice Cream!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing fun Mixed Media card designed with the Bottle Caps Background, Ice Cream Shoppe and Grunge Elements stamp sets along with the Pastel 6x6 Paper Pack (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


The main focal image panel was created with distress oxide inks (worn lipstick, peeled paint and wilted violet) and heat embossing the Bottle Caps Background stamp with white embossing powder.  A bit of splatter was added with the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements before trimming the panel and layering onto white and pear cardstock.

The diluted distress oxide inks were added to the corners of the background panel before stenciling with a polka dot stencil using a clear glitter pen (hard to see in the photo).

Thin strips of satin ribbon were added before mounting onto the pear card base.  The vertical strips were created with the Pastel 6x6 Paper Pack and the focal image panel was mounted with dimensional foam.

The ice cream cones and sentiment were stamped from the Ice Cream Shoppe with archival ink and the cones were watercolored with the distress oxide inks before fussy-cutting the images. 

Shimmer was added to the ice cream cones using the clear glitter pen and a few crystal jewel drops were added to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit us! Don’t forget, if you have a chance to create a project with your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!

June 20, 2017

A Lovely Day


Hello, Avril here today and this week I'm showcasing a very summery make using stamps from A Lovely Day .

The windmill scene was stamped with Black Archival and shaded with Distress inks before adding colour to the poppies with a waterbrush.

My sweet girl image was stamped with Black Memento ink, coloured with alcohol markers and then fussy cut.

I made the background with Peeled Paint Oxide ink, applied directly to the craft mat, spritzing with water and dipping the card and drying between applications, until I was happy.  I used a stencil and the same ink to create the foliage.

If you create with your Artistic Outpost rubber stamps, we would love you to share with us on our Artistic Outpost Facebook page.

Have a lovely week,
Avril Bailey : Designer

June 17, 2017

Eau de Parfum

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie, here sharing simple Mixed Media card designed with the Eau de Parfum background stamp along with the Grunge Elements stamp set, the Custom Small Bow Dies and the Birthday Brights 6x6 Paper Pad (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).


To create the background for the Eau de Parfum image, distress oxide inks (worn lipstick, peeled paint and wilted violet) were tapped onto a craft mat and spritzed with water.  A piece of watercolor paper was dipped into the ink, lifted up and dried with a heat tool before additional layers of ink were added. 

After the panel was thoroughly dried, the Eau de Parfum image was heat embossed with black embossing powder over the oxide background.  Additional color and details were added with the wilted violet oxide ink and a picked raspberry and mowed lawn distress marker were used for the flowers/leaves as well as an extra fine white paint pen for a few highlights.  The entire panel was trimmed and mounted onto black cardstock.

The banner was created from a piece of the green polka dot pattern paper out of the Birthday Brights 6x6 Paper Pad, mounted onto black cardstock and distressed with a bit of peeled paint oxide ink as well as picket fence distress stain.

The white card front was layered onto black cardstock and a bit of the peeled paint and worn lipstick oxide inks were splattered onto the corners.  Additional distressing was added with the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements using black soot distress ink.

The focal image was mounted with dimensional foam and the card was finished off with the Small Bow Dies (die cut and embossed from black cardstock) with a green button added to the center.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week and thanks again for taking the time to visit us! Don’t forget, if you have a chance to create a project with your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love for you to share it with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!


Designer- Julie Gearinger